About us



Balkan Express Ltd. is a private company founded in 1993 from love towards traveling and the desire to popularize the Bulgarian culture, nature and history all over the world. We are a licensed state tour operator based in Sofia, Bulgaria with a wide range of tourist services. We are members of the ATTA- Adventure Travel Trade Association. For your individual, group or corporate travel we can offer:


1. Accommodation of individual tourists, groups and corporate clients in hotels in Bulgaria and abroad:


  • Accommodation in 3-5 star hotels, based on: breakfast, half board and full board, and all inclusive.

  • Transfers with luxury air-conditioned buses, minibuses and cars.

  • Visits of historical sites and natural landmarks.

  • Highly qualified guides who speak the language of the destination.

  • 24-hour assistance from the employees of Balkan Express LTD.

  • Tourist insurance.


2. Tour programs in Bulgaria:


  • Trainings and teambuildings - we offer accommodation in great hotels and conference centers with high tech equipment. The business nuance of this type of tourism combines successfully with the excellent conditions of traditional tourism in Bulgaria: visits of historical landmarks, exhibitions and various cultural events. We offer even trainings and teambuildings in nature for more information, you can see Project Godzilla-131 on our cover page.


  • Classic tours - visits to the most attractive cultural, historical and natural landmarks of the country.


  • Monastery and pilgrimage tours - visits to the most interesting monasteries and churches, inextricably linked to the history of Bulgaria.


  • Wine / gourmet tours - getting acquainted with the ancient traditions of grape growing. Visits to renowned wineries and wineries that win international awards with quality wines. Gormet tours in national Bulgarian restaurants called Mehana with dances, music and magnificent food.


  • Eco tours - a walk through Bulgarian nature, whose climate and geographic location are prerequisites for the formation of a varied landscape with rear plant and animal species. On the territory of Bulgaria there are 11 national parks, numerous reserves and protected areas, natural and historical landmarks, which can be visited and considered by organizing an Eco Tour. We have 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including 7 Cultural and 3 Natural Sites

  • Rural tours - Participants in these tours are housed in traditional houses in Bulgarian villages, have the opportunity to get to know the local Bulgarian lifestyle, to take part in people's way of life, to taste the Bulgarian cuisine and to get acquainted with the crafts typical of the region .


  • Extreme tourism - rafting along the Struma River, canoeing on the Kamchia and Yantra rivers, parachuting, bungee jumping, cross-country motors and ATVs, hiking and mountaineering as well as kite and wind surf at the beautiful Black sea.



3. Excursions and Adventures Abroad


  • Thailand- Border Tours, Extreme Tourism, 18+ Tourism.

  • Bali and Indonesia - Border Tours, Surf School, ECO Tourism.

  • Vietnam - Tours, ECO tourism, Extreme tourism.

  • Cuba- Round Tours, Havana-Roma and Cigars, ECO Tourism.

  • Mexico - Bicycle tours, ECO tourism, Extreme tourism.

  • Costa Rica- Bird Tours, Surf School, ECO Tourism, Extreme Tourism.

  • Georgia- Bicycle tours, Extreme tourism, Ski and snowboarding.



We hope to be useful for organizing your adventure, an important event or simply relaxing in your everyday life!




Sincerely yours,

Mladen Petkov - GM