My name is Penev a.k.a. Patrick and I am a private independent tour guide based in Sofia, the capital of the wonderful country of Bulgaria. I cater for small groups (maximum four persons) in order to offer the best personal and exclusive service to each and every one of my customers. I am fluent in English and Spanish and of course Bulgarian.

I have an unparalleled knowledge of Bulgaria having been a tour guide here for over 20 years (I know, difficult to imagine for one who looks so young), with a passion for my country’s history, legends, traditions and culture.

Working with you before your arrival, we will plan together a 100% customized itinerary tailored to your group’s tastes and needs. I can help you get preferential rates for accommodation, whether you want local guest house hospitality, or 5 star pampered luxury. This pre-planning is key and ensures that your tour never backtracks or repeats.

I can facilitate that you travel in an air conditioned vehicle that is spacious for all passengers and is extremely comfortable on both highways and mountain roads. I love talking about my country as I acompany you, but I can assure you I do have an on/off button if you prefer just to listen to music and soak in the countryside.

Having me as your private tour guide guarantees you a wide range of cultural experiences throughout Bulgaria, including Sofia, the Black Sea coast, archaeological and historical sites, foodie and wine adventures, not to mention an ardent company in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding. As an addition to my Bulgaria private tour guide services I am more than willing to accompany you across the Balkans and Central Europe.

I have many guests who come back year after year and my private tour guide services have been featured extensively in the International Travel News magazine. I am fully licensed and a member of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Guides. I do not operate a tour agency, but engage to facilitate any other related tourist services, that you may need during your visit.

So that’s me - come and let me show you my country!

  Covid vaccinated

  • My knowledge will unlock the hidden gems of Bulgaria, which rarely appear on any run of the mill tourist itinerary
  • My large network of friends and contacts, will ensure you experience the true food, drinks, customs and hospitality of the Bulgarian people.
  • I do not believe in the “one size fits all” tour - people are different so their experiences should match those differences.
  • I am 100% accommodating you and your group - down to photo stops, dwell times at places of interest, and yes, comfort breaks!
  • You will enjoy personal attention and care, something you can't get on a group tour
  • Every day is flexible as commanded by your personal interests, even once your tour has started.
  • Think of me as your personal concierge. I can assist with getting tickets and restaurant bookings
  • I will always advise if something is not possible or will not be as enjoyable.
  • Someone else does the driving. You see the country instead of avoiding potholes and trying to read Cyrillic road signs (if there are any)
  • Someone else does the talking. You enjoy your vacation instead of trying to communicate with non - English speaking locals
  • I am reliable, always there for you and will not let you down


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