Slow Tours Bulgaria 

Slow Tours Bulgaria is a project of Slow, Green and Health Tourism Bulgaria Foundation, registered in Bulgaria with legal entity number 177243546.


Our main goals are:


  • Create travel experiences that benefit both travelers and local people

  • Showcase the unique cultural heritage and natural resources of Bulgaria, the city of Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountains

  • Support the development and growth of green, sustainable tourism in Bulgaria. 

  • Support and development of Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe for Bulgaria


We specialize in:



We work with:


  • Individual, solo, travelers 

  • Families 

  • Groups 

  • Tour and Activities Operators 

  • Travel agencies 

  • Corporate organizations

  • NGOs

  • Tourism Organizations and Clubs

  • Educational institutions all over the world

Our Team

Born and raised in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Irina is a professional guide with love for outdoors and nature. She is an avid advocate of Immersion Travel, Nature Exploration and Mountain Hiking. During her mountain guide training, Irina discovered the joy of rock climbing and now this is one of her favorite pastime activity along with hiking. As part of the foundation work, Irina is working towards the development of Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe in Bulgaria and the popularization of Bulgaria as a top European destination for Green and Sustainable Tourism


Before founding Slow Tours Bulgaria, Irina stepped out of 15-year career in international marketing having lived and worked in countries like Bahrain, Greece and the UK


Together with Paul, Irina runs Slow Tours Bulgaria and is sure to pass on to you her contagious excitement and love for Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountains.

Irina is a professional mountain guide with the Bulgarian Tourist Union, the first tourism organization in Bulgaria established 1895

Paul is a native Texan with a background in Anthropology and international business who is passionate about finding and sharing authentic cultural and geographic wonders all over the world.


He is fluent in Spanish and has lived, owned a business, or traveled extensively in over thirty countries.


With plans to only travel through the country, he fell madly in love with Bulgarian culture, the relaxed, easy-going atmosphere of Plovdiv, and the enchantment of the Rhodope mountains.


When not leading tours, he is most likely enjoying some Bulgarian Mavrud red wine in Kapana or is somewhere out exploring in the mountains.

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Contact Us!

Slow Tours Bulgaria, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

+359 876 866 511




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​© 2019 Slow Tours Bulgaria, a project of Slow, Green and Health Tourism Bulgaria Foundation

Registered in Bulgaria with BULSTAT number 177243546 | official registry https://public.brra.bg