Four friends from Germany decided to spend active holidays in Bulgaria.
Stanislas contacted us on time – we had booked a time slot on the website – by making a group video call on WhatsApp. It was very convenient as the four of us could participate simultaneously. He asked us several relevant questions about our needs and interests. Within half an hour, we built together our own trip tailored to our preferences.
We were looking for active holidays, including thrilling outdoor activities.
Stanislas presented a few ideas of possible activities suitable for our fitness level. They included hiking in beautiful mountains and amid pyramids and caving. He also suggested that we try out rafting and paragliding – a first for each of us. Both activities seemed thrilling and exactly in line with our expectations. In addition, he recommended more relaxing activities such as wine tasting and an escape game (in English, of course!).
Renting a car was essential in our case, all the more so as Stanislas confirmed that public transportation was limited and far from ideal for a road trip in Bulgaria.
We wanted to stay in comfortable hotels or guest houses of good quality. We requested two rooms that we could share.
Stanislas emailed us a detailed description of our tailor-made holidays and a quotation the following week. It included all the elements we discussed and agreed upon during our call. He also provided us with useful advice to purchase our flight tickets.
As a result, we approved and signed the quotation electronically and paid a deposit. As soon as we booked our flight tickets, we forwarded the details to Stanislas so that he could arrange a smooth transfer from the airport. We were looking forward to our active holidays in Bulgaria!
Two weeks before departure, we received a comprehensive travel book setting out the complete itinerary by email. It also included many other things, such as travel advice and recommendations of restaurants and Bulgarian cuisine.
Thanks to a specific reference number sent by Velstana, it was also available online via a link and on a handy free app – that can even be used in offline mode – available for iOS and Android devices.
First steps in the Bulgarian capital
The 7 Rila Lakes
Rafting and wine-tasting
Exploring authentic Bulgarian villages
Caving and discovering Plovdiv
A flight above the Rose Valley
An escape game before coming back home
Price and services for this adventure trip: €475 per person
- 7 nights (breakfast included) in a standard double or twin room in 3* superior hotels or guest houses
- Private transfer from Sofia airport to the hotel
- Car rental for 7 days, including third-party liability insurance and standard coverage in case of damages and theft (CDW and TP) + car pick-up at the hotel
- 4-hour whitewater rafting
- Tasting of 5 selected wines
- 60-minute paragliding flight
- 60-minute escape game
- Travel Book accessible anywhere, anytime, including a one-of-a-kind itinerary
- Flight tickets
- Car fuel and security deposit for the car rental
- Additional car coverage (on request)
- Cave entry tickets
- Lunch and dinner
- Travel insurance
The abovementioned sample prices are for guidance only and are not binding. The total cost of your holiday will depend on a number of factors, including time of year of travel and choice of accommodation and transport. The actual cost of your holiday is as set out in the Booking Confirmation.