Lyuba Tours was established in 1991 by Lyuba and Yuri Boyanin. In the beginning, right after the collapse of communism in Bulgaria, these two ambitious people, engineers by education (Yuri was also an archaeologist), had little formal knowledge how to run a travel business. But they had a big heart for their country and its people. They wanted to show Bulgaria’s diversity and uniqueness in a way no one else did.
Sadly, Lyuba passed away from cancer in the winter of 2016. The company is now run by her son, Yuri (named after his father) and Stefan. Inspired by Lyuba’s remarkable creativity and passion, we endeavour to keep the company name, and to continue her noble quest to explore and show our country to friends and guests from near and afar.
Our goal is to expand but without losing the human touch and heart. We take pride in being different.
We are passionate about history, culture, art, architecture, food, nature, city and countryside. We are keen to take you around for unique, diverse experiences. A journey with us allows to meet people and see things that are not in any travel guide. We strive to go beyond what any other travel agent has ever done. Every tour with us is a once in a lifetime experience. The tours are dense with new experiences, but at the same time they provide enough time to catch sleep, rest, relax and explore things at your own pace. A good tour, we believe, benefits both the local community and the guests. It builds bridges and friendships. It provides inspiration. Travellers should appreciate the greatest comfort possible, but at the same time should not be isolated from the world outside. Guests should meet with unique, real people from all walks of life.
We are a small, but passionate team. Each of us has a big heart and an open mind. We listen and feel our guests. We are flexible, understanding, patient. We embrace our tourists as if they are our closest friends or family. We are always positive. We smile. Laugh. We tell as many jokes as we can think of.
We make every day of travel a joy and celebration of life. That’s our philosophy. Enjoy!
Stefan has been with us for more than ten years. He is the embodiment of Lyuba’s spirit. He is a well read, well travelled, adventurous and brave young man. Stefan is, put simply, Bulgaria’s best travel guide. There is no one even close to his knowledge, passion and experience. Travel with him and you will instantly feel inspired.
Yuri is Lyuba’s son. Travel is in his blood. He’s been on the road since 28 days old. Ever since, he’s visited 116 countries on all continents. He is enormously passionate about the world, about Bulgaria, about art, architecture and history. He is eager to show you some of Bulgaria’s most splendid and least known corners. Yuri has a PhD in History.