Travel Coaching Services for Bulgaria
In recent years, Bulgaria has started to appear as a top recommended destination in mainstream media but it's far from being truly known and popular. Even more importantly, there could be a level of apprehension brought by the thought of venturing so far East of the former Iron Curtain. This may be especially true for my fellow Americans - research shows that the US is not even in the top 15 countries that visitors to Bulgaria come from. My goal is to employ my knowledge and experience to help create a travel plan that will result in a great discovery - the discovery of Destination Bulgaria. You can read about the reasons to visit Bulgaria or get suggested itineraries and tips.
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Free Travel Advice
A free 30-minute consultation via phone, Skype, Viber or WhatsApp. We will discuss your travel style and desired experience for your trip to Bulgaria. I will share an overview of the possible parts of the country that could serve as the foundation for your travel itinerary. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Custom Travel Advice
We will have a comprehensive conversation about your interests and travel preferences. If you would like, I will follow up with a draft itinerary following my signature “Stay, See, Savor, Shop” approach that offers suggestions for hotels, sight seeing, restaurants and shopping. Conducted via phone, Skype or Viber. $100 per hour.
On Demand Consultation
While you are in Bulgaria and need to connect with me with questions or help. The on-demand consultations can be scheduled on a fairly short notice and conducted via phone, Skype or Viber. $50 for each 30 minutes
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The village of Zheravna - a magical flock of red roofed Bulgarian National Revival houses, scattered above a valley and gently shielded by the soft hills of the Eastern Balkans, is a place you won't easily forget.
A line up of what I consider must-try restaurants in Sofia, Bulgaria and a fantastic wine shop that will introduce you to the finest Bulgarian wines.
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