This trip introduces visitors to Bulgaria's many beautiful faces: traditional villages, pristine nature, and lively cities. Drive and hike through three of Bulgaria's mountain ranges, and visit the country's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including ancient monasteries and beautiful architecture. In nine days you'll discover Bulgaria as a welcoming and memorable destination.
Odysseia-In was a visionary project for its time, founded 25 years ago by Lubomir Popiordanov and half a dozen climbers and mountaineers.
Since then, the company is one of the leading adventure and special-interest tour operator in Bulgaria for culture, active & adventure tours. We specialize in off-the-beaten-track experiences with unique itineraries throughout the country and the whole Balkan Peninsula.
We are known for the high quality, authenticity and diversity of the tours we have developed for most of the leading European adventure tour operators who have become long-term partners, and most important dear friends.
Small group travel is what we do best and with special care for the fragile local environment. In fact, it was Odysseia-In who pioneered responsible travel in Bulgaria. It is important for us to work with local businesses, to support them and to preserve our unique natural & cultural heritage for the next generations. To acknowledge our devotion to that Odysseia - In became the first tour operator in Bulgaria certified as Travelife partner.
The key to understanding Odysseia-in is the team of motivated people who share a vision and who never stop dreaming!
Featured trips & expertise
Challenge yourself to a week of trekking in the mountains of Bulgaria. This small Balkan country's stark beauty makes a perfect getaway for the climbers and would-be mountaineers among you. You'll hike to mountain peaks, take in the beauty of glacial lakes, and delve into Bulgarian culture with trips to the Rila Monastery and a tour of Sofia.
Strap on your snowshoes and make your way through two Bulgarian national parks full of independent massifs separated by deep gorges and mountain passes. This tour winds through southwestern Bulgaria for a truly authentic experience of snowy wilderness, traditional cuisine, and local hospitality.
Recent Trip Reviews for Odysseia-In
Jul 31 - Aug 10, 2019
This trip was attractive to me as it was focused on rail travel throughout Bulgaria. A very relaxing method of seeing the countryside.
Simeon was an excellent guide with in depth knowledge of all aspects of the trip plus excellent history lessons at each destination. He is passionate about Bulgaria, past and present and positive about the future.
Ani returns to her birthplace
May 17 - Jun 1, 2019
Our family wanted to tour Bulgaria to visit our adopted daughter's birth place, We worked with Simeon Dimitrov to set up a two-week tour that included a visit to the Rila Monastery, hiking in the Rila and Pirin Mountains, and kayaking in the Rhodopes. We visited Plovdiv, the Valley of Roses and the Black Sea. One of our final stops was at the Orphanage in Targovishte that our daughter lived in until we brought her home. Simeon arranged for our daughter to meet staff in the Orphanage.... read more
AAA Bulgaria Trip 2018
Oct 13 - Oct 21, 2018
Very interesting trip, the guide Yuhan was knowledgable , friendly and extremely good
AAA Bulgaria Trip 2018
Oct 13 - Oct 21, 2018
Everyone in the group had a great time and appreciated the efforts made by Simeon, Ivan, Branch and the other driver.
We enjoyed the hotels which were all very reasonable.
The hikes to the mountains were memorable a d Ivan had a lot of knowledge and was very helpful to anyone who was struggling.
Trip to Bulgaria
Sep 13 - Sep 23, 2018
The trip was Bulagaria and Romania. The guide Theodora in Bulgaria was very good and knowledgable and exposed us to the culture and history. Romania is a beautiful country and Transylvania very scenic. The castles, medieval Sibiu and Sighiasora was beautiful. Had some issues with the driver and guide in Romania. I would rate Romania portion a 3 star
Jul 9 - Jul 20, 2018
My two weeks in Bulgaria was thoroughly enjoyable.
Thanks to the fantastic planning and organization by Simeon I was able to see many of the historical landmarks that this fascinating country has to offer. I had chosen the option to travel the country by train and I did not regret it. The train services were punctual and the folder/dossier of travel information provided by Simeon made all transfers quick and easy.
Hotels were aesthetically pleasing, clean, had friendly staff and provided... read more
Highlights of Bulgaria - 9 Days
Jun 16 - Jun 28, 2018
We called in your office twice on Friday 29th but it was closed, so here is our report!
The trip was well planned and everything worked.
The hotels were all of good quality and in central locations.
The guest houses were well appointed, welcoming and with good food.
Breakfast at the Zograf in Tryavna was inadequate and we had to buy some fruit and yogurt to top up.
We felt that we had a good insight into the country, it's people and culture.
All trains ran to schedule and whereas we had no... read more