Velislav Kasamov Private tour guide in Plovdiv, Sofia - Bulgaria

Velislav Kasamov

Guide profile:

I am licensed mountain leader and have graduated from the University of Plovdiv with a masters degree in "Social and cultural activities in tourism".

During the years I have worked for various companies in different aspects of tourism field which is the reason for my diverse background and interests. Building up experience and knowledge I am now at the point where I found a little more confidence to try and set up a way to work independently!

My vision is tours designed to combine and provide the most of both natural and anthropogenic resources and activities such as hiking, cycling, mountain biking. Thus adding more value to the ordinary sightseeing tours.

I see this as a way to express my personal opinion and views for the travel & tourism business as a traveler and nature lover myself and relying on my professional experience bringing up products which are more complex, interesting and satisfactory.

Now I am working on Bike and SPA, Hike and SPA tours, Cross country MTB, combining some of the greatest assets Bulgaria has.

I am happy to share the beauty of my country with you!

Thank you for choosing me.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Vicki M.

What a wonderful guide is Velislav. Easy-going, flexible, friendly and with such excellent English I felt like I was traveling with a witty and funny friend rather than a guide. As a guide, he's everything you want: punctual, knowledgeable and well-planned. I wanted to see a wide variety of sites covering substantial distances in just three days and he managed to organise everything I wanted and even squeeze in a few extras we discovered along the way. I thoroughly recommend Velislav to everyone

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Sightseeing, hiking, cycling or a combination of them.

Sample itinerary:

One day tour from Plovdiv | Sightseeing, natural landmarks and cycling | Localite tour

A full day sightseeing and cycling tour. The program includes sightseeing, natural landmarks, outdoor activity and hot mineral pool to end the day in a deservedly relaxing manner.

Highlights:

Bachkovo monastery - the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria built in the year 1083;

Shiroka laka village - architectural and cultural heritage;

Trigrad gorge and the "Devil's throat" cave - impressive natural creations;

Hot mineral pool - great way to the end the day;

Itinerary:

8.30am pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv;

Transfer (approx. 90 min.) to the starting point of the cycling with a stop for a visit at Bachkovo monastery Bulgaria's second biggest monastery built in IIc.

After some 20-30 min. cycling a brake at Shiroka laka village allows some time to enjoy the XIXc. architecture and reveal some more interesting facts about the culture and history of Bulgaria;

The cycling continues towards the amazing sights of Trigrad gorge and the "Devil's throat" cave;

Then follows some relaxing time in a hot mineral pool, a fine way to end an active day outdoors;

Transfer back to the hotel in Plovdiv;

Difficulty:

Easy

Pickup:

From the hotel in Plovdiv

Drop off:

At the hotel in Plovdiv

Price:

1 person 130 €

2 person 70 € per person

3 person 55 € per person

Necessary equipment:

Water bottle - might be filled from the fresh mountain fountains.

Sunscreen; Sunglasses; Bathing suit;

Price includes:

Bike; Helmet; Experienced English speaking cycling guide; Supporting vehicle;

Price does not include:

Entrance fee for the "Devil's throat" cave /3 euro/; Entrance fee for the hot mineral pool /5 euro/; Alcoholic beverages; Tips; Other personal expenses;

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Tour guide interests:

Plovdiv sightseeing tours

Plovdiv city tours personalized

Plovdiv travel tours for your needs

Plovdiv tour guide general services

Bulgaria mountain guide services

Bulgaria cycling tours

Plovdiv cycling tours

Bulgaria sightseeing tours

Bulgaria hiking tours

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Vicki M. 02 Nov 2018

What a wonderful guide is Velislav. Easy-going, flexible, friendly and with such excellent English I felt like I was traveling with a witty and funny friend rather than a guide. As a guide, he's everything you want: punctual, knowledgeable and well-planned. I wanted to see a wide variety of sites covering substantial distances in just three days and he managed to organise everything I wanted and even squeeze in a few extras we discovered along the way. I thoroughly recommend Velislav to everyone

5 stars iliana G. 10 Oct 2017

I booked a 2-day tour with Velislav for my boyfriend who had to spend two days in Plovdiv. Velislav customized the tour per our requests, was flexible on the pace of the tour and delivered a lovely experience. My boyfriend was thrilled to walk for hours and explore various areas of Plovdiv, learn about the history and see a couple of museums too.

Velislav was very friendly and approachable, spoke excellent English, and took great photos of my boyfriend during the tour. Highly recommended!

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