Sofia Adventures

Bespoke Balkan Itinerary Planning

If you’re planning a Balkan itinerary and you’re a little overwhelmed, we’re here to help you! Between the two of us, we’ve traveled to every Balkan country (many multiple times) and know the region extensively after having lived and traveled here for years. And we’re here to help you!

While we’re happy to answer simple questions about the Balkans in the comments section of our website, we do have a limited amount of time in our day, as we spend most of our time making amazing free content for our readers!

As a result, more detailed inquiries and itinerary planning is something that we do charge for. We have a variety of packages suiting different budgets, so you can pick the itinerary planning package that is just right for you. Each Balkan itinerary we create is completely unique, bespoke, and individually planned with your needs, budget, and travel style in mind.

BRONZE PACKAGE: $75 USD

Romania - Rupea Fortress near Brasov - Green grass and citadel and mountains

Note: This price is for trips with a duration of under 10 days or less. There will be a surcharge for longer trips; please e-mail us for a quote.

1 hour Skype consultation to discuss your desired countries, time frame, budget, activities, interests, and travel style. You can expect to leave this consultation session with all of your basic questions answered to the best of our ability.

One planning e-mail with up to five follow-up questions after the call, and we will return your e-mail within 72 hours.

For an additional fee of $20, we will send you a recording of the call that you can review at your leisure.

Please note that this package is only a preliminary strategy and consultation call and does not include a typed-out, detailed itinerary; that is a premium service for higher-tiered packages. Also, please note that you need to book this strategy call two weeks before your trip departure date.

SILVER PACKAGE: $250 USD

Turkey - Cappadocia - Woman with Balloons

Note: This price is for trips with a duration of under 10 days or less. There will be a surcharge for longer trips; please e-mail us for a quote.

1 hour Skype consultation to discuss your desired countries, time frame, budget, activities, interests, and travel style. You can expect to leave this consultation session with all of your basic questions answered to the best of our ability and for us to have all the information we need to begin crafting an itinerary for you.

Please note: You should come into this call knowing what cities and countries you want to see so that we can effectively plan an itinerary, and by the end of the call, we should have a finalized list of destinations.

1 detailed day-by-day itinerary sent by e-mail within one week of initial one-hour Skype consultation. This itinerary will include recommendations and links to suggested accommodations, activities, and tour companies; however, Sofia Adventures will not book anything on your behalf under any circumstances.

1-hour Skype consultation call about the itinerary after you have reviewed it, where we can discuss any concerns or alterations you may request. Changes can be made to the original itinerary within reason. For example, at your request, we may swap out a tour suggestion or accommodation suggestion; however, we will not consider requests to change cities, countries, etc. If the itinerary requires reasonable changes, we will make those amendments within 72 hours.

One last planning e-mail with up to five final follow-up questions after the second call, and we will return your e-mail within 72 hours.

For an additional fee of $20 per Skype call, we will send you a recording of the call that you can review at your leisure.

Please note: This package needs to be booked at least three weeks before your departure date in order to be planned effectively. The more time before your trip, the more likely the prices are to stay stable and not increase as your trip approaches

GOLD PACKAGE – $700

Greece - Santorini

Note: This price is for trips with a duration of under 14 days or less. There will be a surcharge for longer trips; please e-mail us for a quote.

1-hour trip inspiration Skype consultation call, where we discuss possible places to visit within the Balkan region, learn about your travel style, discuss bucket list items, and give you our insider information about hidden gems within the region.

1 curated e-mail of additional trip inspiration, resources, and tips to help you decide where you want to go on your Balkan adventure.

5 trip planning e-mails with up to 5 questions each at any point during the planning process.

1 hour Skype consultation call to discuss your desired countries, time frame, budget, activities, interests, and travel style. You can expect to leave this consultation session with all of your basic questions answered to the best of our ability and for us to have all the information we need to begin crafting an itinerary for you.

Please note: You should come into this call knowing what cities and countries you want to see so that we can effectively plan an itinerary, and by the end of the call, we should have a finalized list of destinations.

1 detailed day-by-day itinerary sent by e-mail within one week of the second one-hour Skype consultation. This itinerary will include recommendations and links to suggested accommodations, activities, and tour companies; however, Sofia Adventures will not book anything on your behalf under any circumstances.

1-hour Skype consultation call about the itinerary after you have reviewed it, where we can discuss any concerns or alterations you may request. Changes can be made to the original itinerary within reason. For example, at your request, we may swap out a tour suggestion or accommodation suggestion; however, we will not consider requests to change cities, countries, etc. If the itinerary requires reasonable changes, we will make those amendments within 72 hours.

One final hour Skype call before your trip departure to discuss any remaining concerns, packing questions, final tips, etc.

Upon request, the calls can be recorded for your review at no additional fee.

Optional additional fee for a visa consultation call if you are planning a trip to a country for which you require a visa.

Please note that for this package to be delivered successfully, you need to contact us at least three months prior to your trip departure date so that we can plan your trip effectively.

General Terms & Requirements

Macedonia - Ohrid - Church of St. John the Theologian

– For Bronze and Silver packages, full payment is required in advance of our first consultation call.

– For Gold packages, half payment is required in advance of our first consultation call. The second payment is due before delivery of the initial itinerary.

– As stated above, we provide itinerary planning services based on our knowledge of the region. We are not travel agents and cannot book accommodations, tours, activities, transportation, etc. for our clients. However, we will give you the links to make booking easy and hassle-free.

– We provide travel information based on our extensive knowledge of the region. The goal of the trip planning process is to give you all the tools you need to enjoy your trip hassle-free. While we want you to have the best time possible and will equip you with all the tools possible, we are not responsible for any unforeseen circumstances that may affect your ultimate enjoyment of the trip.

Contact Us

If you’d like to book one of our services, please send an e-mail introduction to hello@sofiaadventures.com telling us your anticipated dates of travel, what passport you hold, where you’re hoping to go (if you know!), and what package you are interested in discussing.