Tours with a personal touch: Sofia-based licensed guide Svetlomir 'Patrick' Penov crafts superb itineraries around Bulgaria for groups of up to four people. Tours can cover anything from Thracian treasures and wineries to horse riding, mountain biking and authentic village life. Longer trips can explore beyond Bulgaria's borders.

Patrick has well over two decades of experience and can conduct tours in English or Spanish. Book via the website or by email at least a few months in advance.