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Welcome to Balkania Travel

Balkania Travel
We are here to bring closer to you the best of Bulgaria and the Balkans – an exciting part of the world with centuries old history, diverse culture and varied traditions. Beautiful mountain scenery, long beaches, abundant mineral water springs, rich vegetation and wildlife await you.

Enjoy the exquisite cuisine, fine wines, love of life, enchanting folklore, our major contribution to World Music, lively festivals. We'll take you to unknown places off the beaten track and show you unique things listed in world culture heritage lists, you didn't know about.

We promise you a surprising journey of discovery. Find out more about our main destination Bulgaria, from the official Bulgarian tourist office website »

And for further insights into Bulgaria's history, cultute, flora and fauna, we'll present you with a copy of Bradt's travel Guide to Bulgaria for every booking to also show our appreciation of your custom. We are committed to providing you with a high quality service, a comfortable tour and the best value for money.

About Us

Balkania Travel Limited
Balkania Travel Limited is an over 25-year old British company, founded in London in 1994, Our Air Travel Organiser's License, ATOL, is No. 4465 and we are IATA accredited agents No. 91-2 7839.

Our directors and staff combine both long experience and in-depth knowledge of our destinations, as well as up to date IT and communication skills. We have the full A to Z range of exciting tour themes, from Archaeology to Zarezan Wine Festival.

We offer a long list of fixed departure tours and can also put together a bespoke journey, tailored to your interest and requirements, regardless of party size.


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Tour Itineraries
Tour Start Date End Date Price PDF
Autumn Migration 8th September 2019 15th September 2019 £1,050 Download
A Taste of Bulgaria Tour 15th September2019 20th September 2019 £1,100 Download
The Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria 29th September 2019 6th October 2019 £1,200 Download
Winter Wildfowl Tour 8th February 2020 15th February 2020 £1,050 Download
Bulgarian Mountains & Greek Wetlands
12th April 2020 22nd April 2020 £1,360 Download
Spring Butterflies & Moths Tour 24th April 2020 3rd May 2020
£1,250 Download
Migrants & Mountain Specialties 6th May 2020 16th May 2020
£1,300 Download
Early Summmer Butterflies & Flowers

Changed flights on Early Summer Butterflies and Flowers tour
now 5th – 17th June 2020

The tour was originally planned using flights from Luton to Burgas, returning from Varna to Luton. When the schedules were released the flights were during the night and not suitable for us. We have therefore arranged flights from Stansted to Plovdiv on 5 June (one day earlier than planned) departing at 15.25 arriving 20.35 (local time) and returning from Plovdiv to Stansted on 17 June, departing 21.05 and arriving 22.30 (local time). The first night will be spent near Plovdiv, then there will be a drive to Primorsko and the tour will then follow the original route. The evening return flight gives us a bonus last day.

6th June 2020 18th June 2020 £1,490 Download
Midsummmer Butterflies & Moths 6th July 2020 18th July 2020 £1,490 Download
The Great Koprivshtitsa Folklore Festival Tour

In response to a request by some participants, we have agreed an extension after the Koprivshtitsa Folklore Festival of 4 days from 10 to 14 August. A specialist mountain walking and natural history guide will lead you on excursions from your base in Koprivshtitsa to some of the nearby beautiful mountain meadows, small streams, lovely mixed forests and high Stara Planina mountain ridges for some stunning views. We shall be looking for indigenous mountain flowers, wildlife, birds and those butterflies still on the wing. The extension will be on half board basis and we'll have a vehicle at our disposal. The price will be from £670 to £390 per person, depending on the number of participants, with £52 single room supplement. Further details available on request, do enquire.

6th August 2020 10th August 2020 £1,050 Download
Autumn Migration along the Via Pontica

Changed flights for AUTUMN MIGRATION along the VIA PONTICA, 6 – 13 September 2020

Following the publication of the schedules from Bourgas for the return flight on 13 September, it became obvious that the times were incompatible with our programme. We have therefore changed to a return flight from Varna instead. Full details of amended programme available on request.

6th September 2020 13th September 2020 £1,050 Download
Taste of Bulgaria Tour 12th September 2020 19th September 2020 £1,450 Download
The Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria 27th September 2020 4th October 2020 £1,250 Download
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British-Bulgarian Society Tours

We have been privileged to run the special interest Tours of the society since 1996. The British-Bulgarian Society (B-BS), a charitable British organisation, has initiated tours to Bulgaria for over 40 years as one of its means to promote friendship, understanding and cultural relations between the peoples of Britain and Bulgaria. The society uses income from these tours to support a variety of educational and conservation projects in both countries. We fully share these goals and by contributing to the joint product, we aim to give you an added satisfaction.

Every year the focus of the tours is on the less known features of Bulgaria, its flora and fauna, bird life, butterflies, festivals, music, embroidery, village life, wine tours, archaeology, monasteries and pilgrimages.

Photographs by Assen Ignatov and Mike Hillman

Bulgaria is undergoing an amazing transformation and nobody is better placed than us together to follow developments. Lately, we increasingly cross borders into the neighbouring countries of Greece, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia on various integrated tour themes, such as the rich natural history and cultural heritage of this fascinating South-eastern cradle of civilization of Europe and the world.


Balkania Travel Ltd,
Conex House,
148 Field End Road,

Company Reg England & Wales No: 2949098
VAT No: 649 1693 02

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00
Saturday 10:00 to 14:00

Ognian Avgarski - Tours Incoming & Outgoing, inc. B-BS Tours:
T: 0207 536 9400 Email:

Valery Ivanov - Director Flights:
T: 0208 515 1140 Email:

Vania Barziiska - Flights Executive:
T: 0208 515 1140 Email:

Vishal Patel - Managing Director & CEO Trade Wings Travel Long haul holidays and flights:
T: 0208 515 1144


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