“Bulgaria 2018”


A tour with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

4th to 18th July (15 days)

Iliana and Todor announced this tour during their recent Balkanplus workshops in London.  This will be the third tour conceived for her British friends and it looks like being at least as amazing as the previous two.  It will again have an international feel because enthusiasts in Germany and the USA have already shown interest.

Being a summer tour, we will keep mainly to the higher (cooler) ground as we travel east from Sofia towards Veliko Tarnovo before heading south through Thrace to the Rhodopi mountains and then back to Shopluk and Sofia.  A highlight will be a visit to the Rozhen Folk Festival which will be celebrating its 120th anniversary.  We stay at 3 and 4 star hotels, enjoy the now famous picnics in idyllic settings, have singing and dance classes as well as meeting professional and authentic folk groups.  For full details click on Itinerary below.

Ron and Jean Wilks will be producing and offering for sale another superb DVD record of our experience.

The cost of the holiday is 1,220 euro (1,320 euro for a single room).  Prices are quoted in euros because it is the stable currency in Bulgaria but a dedicated sterling account has been opened to receive the deposit of 200 and the calculated balance next June.  Air fares are not included but recommended flights are given on the booking form.  The deposit must be paid by the end of November due to the need to secure bookings at the preferred hotels.

The details are below, but feel free to contact me.

Brian Dowsett
75 Fordwich Rise, Hertford, Herts. SG14 2BW
Tel: 01992 582717
email: 

Further information is available in these pdfs:

(With thanks to my Balkanplus colleagues for allowing me to publicise this remarkable tour to Bulgaria in 2018).