Ancient Archeology and Modern Libraries
After the highly successful visit of eight of our Bulgarian partners to Colorado, we've been asked to return the visit!
Land cost: Single room, $2299, Double room $2199. Airfare not included. $500 deposit due by April 20. 5% discount for full payment by April 20, 2003.
The Goddess and the Rose: Women's History and Tradition in Bulgaria
Land cost: Single room $2359, Double room $2259. Airfare not included. $500 deposit due by July 15. 5% discount for full payment by July 15.
Balkan Connections, Inc specializes in trips to Bulgaria, a country called the "undiscovered gem of Europe" because of its beauty and cultural history dating back 7000 years. All trips include visits to ancient Neolithic and Thracian sites as well as Roman, Greek, Turkish cultural heritage. The country is beautiful, the people are friendly, the food is tasty, and the shopping terrific. Our trips include personal attention and are small enough that we can add new adventures when the opportunity arises.
American and Bulgarian tour leaders all are committed to sharing the country they love.
Nancy Bolt (Librarian and Women's trips) is Colorado State Librarian, an amateur archeologist and has been to Bulgaria 15 times, leading 12 tours.
Iskra Mahailova (all trips) is a librarian and historian and Policy Advisor for the Bulgaria Ministry of Regional Development and has been a partner on 12 tours.
Alex Palichev (all trips) is the retired Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Culture and over his 30 years at the Ministry worked on almost every renovation of historical and cultural sites. Alex can get us into sites normally closed to the public and has been a partner on 11 tours.
Connie Davis (Olympic trip) is a seasoned Bulgarian traveler and sports enthusiast and also works as Director of Sales Training for Sun Micro Systems
Trip Costs and logistics
Land costs cover the following:
Maximum number of people preferred is 15. There will be a surcharge for trips under 10 ($150 for Olympics trip; $100 for Librarian's and Women's trip).
Medical and accident insurance.
NO CREDIT CARDS. CHECKS ONLY PLEASE.
Air Travel: People join these tours from across the U.S. We ask that you check with your travel agent about air fares. We work with two travel agents who can usually get a fare between $700 and $900 depending on the time of year. We will be happy to help in any way.
Deposits and cancellations: 5% discount for full payment by specified date. $500 deposit holds a place on the tour. Refunds will be made of any funds not already committed in Bulgaria.