Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sofia-Bulgaria by Tour Guide Albena T. (Guide #19935)


Eric Macdonald

United States
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Tour: #619889, Sofia tour by metro, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Jun 15/20

Wonderful Guide! Knowledgeable, friendly, and very accommodating. I highly recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eric for the lovely feedback. :) It was really nice meeting you. Best wishes, Albena

Martin Stallings

United States
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Tour: #447000, Sofia walking tour, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: May 18/20

Albena gave another wonderful tour. We enjoyed her attention to detail so much we had her do a walking tour with us. She had a tremendous knowledge of the city and culture. When she found out I had an interest in religious icons, she took me into a couple of churches to see 16 century icons. At the end of our walking tour, we had her sister, who also works for ToursbyLocals, meet us for the Bulgarian wine tasting tour. A perfect ending of a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin for coming to Sofia! It was pleasure to meet you and show you around.

Martin Stallings

United States
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Tour: #429901, Rila monastery, the holiest place in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: May 17/20

Albena's tour of the Rila Monastery was far above what we had expected. On the drive to the monastery, she educated us on the Bulgarian culture and when we got to Rila, she continued to impress us with with information. Albena provided us a private tour of the third floor rooms that had historical items specific to Rila Monastery. On our drive back to Sofia, we stopped off and had a freshly caught trout lunch at a local eatery just down from the Monastery. The day was spectacular.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, thank you for the lovely feedback. I am happy you enjoyed the day. It was pleasure for me as well.

James Stevenson

Australia
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Tour: #429901, Rila monastery, the holiest place in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Dec 13/19

Albena/Benny/Sofia was great. She provided a detailed and enjoyable tour adding plenty of opportunities for us to enjoy in and around the sites. Her choice of restaurant for lunch was excellent and we really enjoyed our time with her. She was even kind enough to make dinner reservations for us even though she had to try 5 or 6 before there were spaces for us. Was such a great guide and a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thank you for coming to Bulgaria and the nice feedback. I am happy that you enjoyed the day and the place I suggested for dinner.

Kathleen d'Hauwe

Belgium
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Tour: #425263, Plovdiv - the hidden gem of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Nov 24/19

I really enjoyed the tour to Plovdiv with Albena. It was like travelling with a friend. We got to see the sights, the old town, even enjoyed a baptism and shared the tradition of local bread with honey. We shared a love for cats, shopping and zumba. I am so looking forward to receiving the pictures she took.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen, a big thank you to you. Photos are coming soon! :)

Thomas Bailey

United States
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Tour: #447000, Sofia walking tour, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

Absolutely a fantastic tour for our entire family. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, thank you for the lovely day and feedback. I am wishing you and your family all the best!

Armin Kaa

Germany
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Tour: #538880, Sofia city tour, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

Isabella Kanellopoulou

United States
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Tour: #425263, Plovdiv - the hidden gem of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

This was our last day and the highlight of our stay in Bulgaria. Plovdiv is an amazing traditional city and our guide made our day even better by explaining the sites and taking us everywhere. We really enjoyed it and we recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Isabella, thank you for the lovely feedback. Your mother and you are wonderful and I enjoyed my time with you. Photos are coming soon. :) I hope you are having nice time in Greece. Yasou! :)

Isabella Kanellopoulou

United States
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Tour: #693294, Koprivshtitsa - Bulgarian architecture and crafts, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

We had a wonderful experience with Albena! We started our tour right on time. We traveled through a beautiful countryside to the traditional village hotel f Kopitareva vshtitsa. We learned a lot about the history and the importance of this area. We enjoyed every minute of it. Albena is very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the day Isabella.

Steven Johnson

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #693294, Buzludzha - the abandoned office of the communist party, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

What an awesome trip! Well organized and very informative. Albena was a great host and gave us a great insight into Bulgarian culture, history and it's people. Bob our driver was safe and although didn't speak much English was very funny. 10/10 recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, thank you for booking the tour and the lovely feedback! I am happy you enjoyed the day. Best wishes to the three of you.

Joe Krause

United States
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Tour: #425263, Plovdiv - the hidden gem of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Albena took us to Plovdiv from Sofia for a day touring the old town. We had several requests which she took care of beautifully. Albena was charming as she drove us to and from Sofia and managed heavy traffic like a pro. She knew what she was talking about and even threw in some stories about her grandmother. Plovdiv is really unique and deserves a trip. Albena made our tour day very relaxed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, thank you for coming to Bulgaria and booking a tour with me. I am really happy that you both enjoyed the day and you had a nice time. It was pleasure meeting you. I also enjoyed the day and I am happy we made it on time for your meeting in Sofia. Best wishes, Albena

Marilyn Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #425263, Plovdiv - the hidden gem of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Jan C.

United States
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Tour: #429901, Rila monastery, the holiest place in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Albena was a great tour guide. She was knowledgable, considerate, spoke English well, and had a good sense of humor. The drive to Rila Monastery is long but scenic and allowed us to get to know Albena and ask her many questions about Bulgaria which were openly answered.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jan, thank you for the lovely review. It was pleasure meeting you and spending time with you in beautiful Rila. I wish you all the best and keep on traveling. :)

Bernard Dubois

Belgium
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Tour: #447000, Sofia walking tour, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Albena is a real nice guide who knows her city and it's history very well. We enjoyed the Sofia walking tour a lot and strongly recommend it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernard, thank you for booking the tour with me and for the feedback. I appreciate it! It was pleasure to meet you and your friends and to show you around.

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #425263, Plovdiv - the hidden gem of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

We enjoyed our tour of Plovdiv, and interesting city which has more of an 'old town' atmosphere than Sofia. It was nice to wander around the streets and hear Albena explain the history. She also chose a nice restaurant for our lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, I also enjoyed the tour of Plovdiv with your family. Thanks for booking tours with me. Best wishes from Sofia! Albena

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #429901, Rila monastery, the holiest place in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

We enjoyed the tour of the Rila Monastery with Albena. She is a wonderful guide and we learned a lot about the history and the art of the monastery. She also selected a very nice restaurant for our lunch stop. She gave us a couple of options for a second stop. We chose the 'museum' of retro objects, which was a lot of fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback, Patricia! Best wishes from Sofia, Albena

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #538880, Sofia city tour, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

We had a wonderful tour of Sofia with Albena. The first part was a walking tour of the city center. Then she drove us to a few places outside the city. Albena taught us a lot about the culture and history of the area. Her English is very good and it was easy for us to understand her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, thank you for booking the tours with me and for your feedback. I appreciate it! I enjoyed the time with your family and I am happy that you also had a nice time in Bulgaria.

Robert Volmer

United States
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Tour: Sofia tour with a local: cooking, dining, walking and wine tasting, Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: Mar 14/19

Fantastic guide. Really enjoyed tour nd cooking class.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thank you for booking the tour with me, the nice time and the lovely feedback. Special greetings from Greta! :)

Barbara Franch

United States
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Tour: #425263, Sofia and Plovdiv - 2 and 1/2 day trip in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Albena was a sweet and knowledgeable guide for our 3 days in Bulgaria. She customized an itinerary to include both Sophia and Plodiv sites given our time constraints. She made an extra effort to satisfy my husband's interest in railroads by contacting Bulgarian rail authorities and arranging a special private tour of their maintenance facility in Sophia. She did extra research to find great restaurants that would appeal to my "foodie" interests.

Mike Hagan

Ashmore and Cartier Islands
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Tour: #447000, Sofia city tour, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

It was a pleasure having Albena as our guide. My wife and I had a lovely experience visiting some of the highlights that Sofia has to offer. Thank you for your expertise and for sharing the history of this fascination city. Kudos!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the warm words, I appreciate them a lot! It was pleasure for me to meet both of you, to spend time with you and to show you my city Sofia.

Thomas Montgomery

United States
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Tour: #429901, Rila monastery, the holiest place in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

The tour guide was excellent. We went to the Rile Monastry for a very pleasant tour. The guide was thoughtful and answered all questions with knowledge and patience. She made the visit very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, thank you for the nice feedback and for booking the tour. I enjoyed the day as well. All the best, Albena

Alexander T.

United States
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Tour: Bulgaria trip, Aug 20-28, 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: Aug 20/18

My wife and I took a 9-days delightful tour of Bulgaria with Beni and her sister/colleague Bettie. They personify the high standards of ToursbyLocals; Yes, they know Bulgaria very well, and are kind, polite and accommodating. Our house is now packed with Bulgarian souvenirs of everything to do with roses; It is truly amazing how a flower brings about an entire global industry !!!


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