Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Rila-Bulgaria by Tour Guide Pavlina D.

Pavlina D.
  Rila-Bulgaria
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Mario M Oronoz

United States
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Pavlina is an excellent guide, knowledgeable, charming and pleasant. She served as our guide on her birthday and took us on a tour of Sofia. Her knowledge of her trade permitted us to change the order of the usual tour to avoid the massive crowds on a local feast day. Due to the change in the weather and after deciding to remain in the center of the city, she offer to take our coats to our hotel. She would be our guide on a return visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Oronoz, Thank you very much for your great feedback. This is the best award to me and I am truly happy when people express their satisfaction for having been my guests. I bought the post card that Mrs Oronoz liked so much (from the Boyana church) and am ready to post it to any address that you point out ;). I am very happy to do that for you. I am sending you warm regards and am waiting to see you here again, Pavlina

Jeremy Watts

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2,3 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Michael Stoneley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2,3 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Pavlina was very personable and provided information in a way that could be absorbed. A really nice walking tour and highly recommended.

Victor Gutierrez-contreras

SARATOGA, CA, United States
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

Knowledgeable and friendly guide, I had a quick tour of the highlights of Sofia, very good English

Moosa Rahman

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: One Day Trip to Borovets, Borovets
Date: Jan 3/19

An Excellent Trip and an superb guide who was very friendly. Pavlina was very helpful & informative and was a great company during the trip. Totally worth the cost of trip and will be coming back for more. Surely recommended for tours across Bulgaria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Moosa, Thank you for the fantastic feedback and I have to admit that I truly enjoyed the day and certainly will be looking forward to spend another great and valuable day with you. Have a safe flight and see you soon :)

Anthony Stewart

United Kingdom
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Tour: #108485, MRS-Sarah-Riley-One Day Tour to Plovdiv, Plovdiv    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Very accommodating, interesting and affordable. The group enjoyed the tour a lot.

Jens Mandrup Christensen

Denmark
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Among many other things Pavlina gave us a very good introduction to the history of Sofia and the current development in the Bulgarian society. We enjoyed the very informative and friendly guided tour and would definitely book Pavlina for the next visit to Bulgaria.

Willem M.

Netherlands
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

A very nice lady with a lot of knowledge. And flexible when the group wants something different. Her English is excellent.

James Stephens

United Kingdom
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Pavlina was brilliant, wonderful company and incredibly knowledgeable. We never realised how colourful Bulgaria's history was and the Boyana Church and National History Museum are must sees. We look forward to returning and exploring Plovdiv.

Jillian Singleton

United States
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Tour: #57238, One Day Tour to the Rila Monastery, Rila    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Fantastic tour! Got to see everything that I wanted to and more! Perfect day!

Luke Godber

United Kingdom
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Tour: #209588, Sofia Communist Tour by a Trabant Car, Sofia    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Pavlina was amazing, collected us from the hotel in her Trabant and then drove us around the city telling the story of Bulgarian communism and the history of the city. Not only did she tell us the politics of the time but also personal memories and stories that have a real insight into how Bulgarians lived under communism. Excellent! Really good value and unique.

Aleksandr Fedin

Russia
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 3 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

Very professional! Very interesting! Very cooperative! Fery friendly! Will apply again.

Paul Denenfeld

United States
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Pavlina was excellent. The Sofia tour was filled with good history, a good selections of places to go (the market, the historical places, the main districts), and Pavlina is also good company. No complaints. I'd take the tour again in a second.

Marina Adelsky

United States
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

We had a very nice tour of Sofia. Pavlina is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. She was sensitive to our challenging plans and tight timeframe. She also gave us very helpful suggestions for our itinerary after Sofia. Thank you!

Diane Alexandrov

United States
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Tour: #62530, Visit 2 Unesco sites in one day, Rila    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

We spent a wonderful day with Pavlina. She is very knowledgeable and professional. Pavlina gave us a great tour of the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. She also shared her expertise on other areas in Bulgaria.

William Miller

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #62530, Visit 2 Unesco sites in one day, Rila    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

Pavlina is wonderful to travel with. The drive to Rila Monastery seemed short with her conversation and upbeat attitude. We so enjoyed her company.

William Miller

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Pavlina was great. So thoughtful and nice. And, she knows it all. She really gave us a good understanding of Sofia

Heather Ellis

United States
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

Pavlina was wonderful and we really enjoyed our tour with her! She was very accommodating and picked us up at our rental apartment. We drove the short distance downtown, and despite the rain, she kept us interested and entertained the whole time. We wanted a lot of history, and she was able to give us a great overview of Bulgaria's multi-layered past. She was very warm, funny, friendly, and answered all of our questions. I only wish we had more time with her!

Catrina Smith

Spain
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Pavlina was an excellent guide. She knew the area and history well. She pointed out interesting sites and even suggested additional things that we may want to do.

Darin Hill

United States
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Feb 11/17

Pavlina did a Wonderful job with my tour of Sofia, she was exceptionally knowledgeable, we were able to visit many sites in Sofia. I would recommend having Pavlina provide you with tour arrangments in both Sofia or Bulgaria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darin, Thank you for the excellent review and will try to justify it when you get back with your family. Regards to the five of you, Pavlina

David Whitmore

United States
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

Great personality and great passion for her job and country!

Axel Vivian

France
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Jan 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cher Mr Vivian, Merci beaucoup de cette excellente evaluation. Rarement il m arrive de rencontrer des gens aussi intéressants comme vous et je suis ravie d avoir fait votre connaissance. Je serai heureuse d'avoir la chance de vous rencontrer de nouveau. Très amicalement, Paulina

Christopher Dabski

United States
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 2 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

We had a great walking tour of Sofia with Pavlina. Our guide was charming, informative and personable. She spoke excellent English and squeezed a lot of interesting stops in our half-day tour. The pace was comfortable and we only wish we could have spent more time with Pavlina. Perhaps next time when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Dabski, Thank you for the so warm and positive review. When people show such an interest all I can do is to give my best. This is what I was happy to do with you and the please was all mine. Thank you for being so patient and definitely we have to see each other again for another exciting tour. Wish you all the best in your tour in Europe and will be waiting for you for another visit. My Best Regards, Pavlina

Reda Rebbah

Algeria
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Tour: #38246, Full Day Tour of Sofia including the Boyana church and the National historical museum, Sofia    view tour
Date: Aug 25/16

Pavlinam was really professional m very knowlegeable of history and Culture which I was looking for It was amomg the best guide I had Thanks for the very good services

Mariem Superfon

United States
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Tour: #57238, One Day Tour to the Rila Monastery, Rila    view tour
Date: Jun 23/16

Pavlina was a great guide - so knowledgable and personable. Had a wonderful day at the Rila Monastery. The vehicle was very comfortable with great AC which was needed in the 90 degree heat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mariem, Tank you very much for the warm words. It was my pleasure to spend a day with a professional like you and to learn also interesting things. I am very happy when people have a good time and this is the best award I can get for my job. Wish you many other enjoyable tours and will be happy to meet you again. All the best, Pavlina

David Baker

Oak Park, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #62540, One day tour from Sofia to Plovdiv, Sofia    view tour
Date: Feb 23/15

Pavlina impressed me tremendously on this tour. She presented the 8000+ year history of Plovdiv effortlessly, weaving it all together as we walked through the main square and traveled down the cobblestone streets. Everyone needs to see this city to appreciate how much history this region has, and I would recommend Pavlina to anyone interested. Her choice of restaurant for a traditional Bulgarian meal exceeded my expectations as well. A very memorable time I won't forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for the two excellent testimonials. It was my great pleasure to give you both tours. Thank you for having shown such a big interest, it is really a pleasure when guests appreciate our rich history and culture. I enjoyed very much the time spent with you and thank you once again for having chosen to visit my country and me for a guide. Wish you a good luck in your job, please keep me informed about your tv channel ;). Most Sincerely, Pavlina

David Baker

Oak Park, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 3 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Feb 22/15

Pavlina is extremely passionate about history in Sofia, and her excitement and commanding grasp of historical time periods comes out in her tours. When you tour with her, you get a great sense of the deep history of Bulgaria, and the status of Bulgaria during the present. I was constantly impressed by her knowledge and ethic in giving tours - she insists on giving her best tour each time she does. I consider her an authority on Bulgaria and would recommend her to anyone.

Con Kelleher

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 3 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Dec 6/14

Excellent tour, great value, knowledgeable and informative and even helped us book a restaurant for dinner.

Carl Crome

Frilsham, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #13522, Sightseeing Tour of Sofia 3 hours, Sofia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/12

An Excellent tour , thoroughly recommended , Pavlina knowledge is outstand as is her Command of English , when I return I will be certain to take another tour with Pavlina of the surrounding area of Sofia .

Jack Goldstein

Colombia
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Tour: Transfer for Mr Goldstein, Sofia
Date: Jul 31/11

I had a wonderful day with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. It was a pleasure sharing this day with Pavlna.