Travel in Bulgaria
Mimi -- May 31, 2011 04:00 pm
We just returned from a trip to Bulgaria in May 2011. For our trip we employed the services of Mr. Patrick Peneff. We found Bulgaria a wonderful place to visit, the people very nice, excellent food, and very good wine. An excellent place to visit, especially if you want something a little off the beaten tourist path. For a total of 2207 euros (approximately $3225.00) for two of us, we had Patrick's services as our guide and driver. The price also included his automobile, petrol, and 16 nights accommodations, and airport pick up and drop off. I must say that the accommodations provided by Patrick far exceeded my expectations, very very nice and comfortable. Patrick did an excellent job as our guide, he went out of his way to show us the real Bulgaria and took us to places not on the usual tour routes. He speaks excellent English and is very easy to understand. An added plus is that he is an excellent driver and you will be completely comfortable riding with him. All in all, I feel the whole trip definitely exceeded our expectations. I can wholeheartedly recommend Patrick for a great trip in Bulgaria.
Patrick - Bulgaria private guide
Jeanette -- Sep 07, 2010 03:44 pm
From the initial meeting until the final farewell, Patrick was an awesome guide. His fluent English, knowledge of Bulgaria and its history, and his enthusiasm made for a most delightful, entertaining, informative and fascinating visit to Bulgaria. We were especially impressed with his knowledge of people and sites, some of which have only recently been opened to the public. On several occasions he introduced us to locals. He seems to have friends and is well liked everywhere in the country!
Within the first day, he had a good "fix" on what we would enjoy seeing, and incorporated these sites into our already full schedule. He even arranged for some museums to be open especially for us. We highly recommend Patrick as a guide and definitely plan on using him again the next time we visit Bulgaria (to see the sites we were not able to fit into our schedule).
Bulgaria round tour with Patrick
Dr. -- Sep 28, 2009 05:32 am
I have just returned from a trip to Albania, Bulgaria and Romania. By far, Patrick was the best guide of the three (and the other 2 were quite good!) and Bulgaria the most interesting and beautiful of the countries that I visited. The food was excellent and portions obscenely large (Patrick took us to any number of restaurants and the like which specialized in home cooking. Almost without exception the quality of the food was superb.)! The people were quite friendly, esp. outside of Sofia. I had expected that the effects of Communism would be lingering and, thus, produce a dour people. Happily, this was not the case.
Patrick has an excellent command of the English language, even knowing a great deal about idiomatic English. Of equal importance, he knows his country well and abounds with enthusiasm and the desire to communicate his love/appreciation of Bulgaria. Also to be noted: he does not smoke and drink on the "job". I would recommend him without reservation.
By the way, if you decide to travel with Patrick, and if you like natural yogurt as I do, ask him to stop where possible to buy yogurt made from buffalo milk. In case you do not know, this is the source for genuine mozzarella cheese. This yogurt is absolutely wonderful!
Dr. Gerald L. Boarino
Private tour guide in Bulgaria
Hilary -- Sep 28, 2009
Just a note to say once more how much we enjoyed our holiday in Bulgaria. Thank you so much for all your careful planning and attention to our every comfort and need. It was great to spend time with you -we feel to have made a special friend, whom we look forward to seeing again. Your passion for Bulgaria, its culture, history and glorious past was infectious and we feel a real connection and desire to come back to this welcoming and remarkable country. Everything was great!!!
Love and best wishes
Hilary and Mark
Patrick - Bulgaria private guide
Donna -- Jun 22, 2007
PATRICK WAS EFFICIENT, ENTHUSIASTIC, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND A WONDERFUL TOUR GUIDE. HE RATES A 10 ON ALL POINTS. WE WERE SO HAPPY WITH HIM AND WERE SO LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND HIM.
HE IS VERY CONSCIENTIOUS AND CARING. OUR TOUR WAS TERRIFIC. CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM.
Shirley -- May 30, 2007
Patrick was an excellent guide and driver during the 4 days we were in Bulgaria. He provided good information about each of the places we visited. He speaks English very well, has a great sense of humor, is very helpful. Enjoyed him lots!