What is tailor-made travel?

At JMB Travel we specialise in tailor-made travel to Bulgaria and the Balkans: Greece, Turkey Serbia, Macedonia and Romania.

We like to listen to our guests and we take a personal care to make their ideal holiday a reality. So what does it mean?


Tailor-made holiday

We’ve created unique holidays because each one of our guests is special. And it does not cost extra too. It’s just part of the good service we like to provide. Here are some examples:

Birding and boxing

We had the pleasure of welcoming to the Central Balkan a family from the UK. Geoff and his wife were busy professionals who wanted to enjoy a special Summer family holiday with their children and enjoy their hobbies. Geoff and his son were into birding so we organised a nature discovery walk to see the migrating birds in the Central Balkan. We also organised a river picnic, horse riding, pottery and a beach holiday. Geoff also had the habit of practicing boxing wherever he travels so we matched him up with a professional boxing trainer for a few bouts. He loved it! All the family had a great time enjoying their favourite hobbies together and discovering new ones.

Hip and hallal

We pay special attention to all the needs of our guests. We welcomed one family from the Gulf. Ahmed’s mother needed a hip replacement operation that is affordable in Bulgaria. We found the best orthopedic surgeon in Bulgaria and the operation was a success. The entire family stayed for several weeks to enjoy their first ever real winter holiday and snow experience whilst the mother recovered. During their stay we organised special accommodation for the whole family and found food that is hallal to make sure they feel at home. They came back a few months later during Summer for the second hip operation. This time they discovered the lush green nature of the Bulgarian mountains. They now visit Bulgaria every year for a holiday.


Family holiday

MTB and horses

Michele and his family from Italy visited Bulgaria for a family holiday. The mother and daughter loved horse riding whilst Michele and his son enjoyed cycling.  So we found the best region where they could practice both horse riding and mountain biking together. We organised trail riding, nature discovery activities, mountain walks, picnics in nature and BBQ near the river.

Jews and journalists

JMB Travel is proud to organise specialised tours of Bulgaria and the Balkans. A group of Dutch historians wanted to discover the rich history of the Balkans by meeting real people who could share their personal stories to bring this complex region to life. Across Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey we organised meetings with local historians, members of the remaining Jewish community and opinionated journalists to spark a debate about Europe, migration and the current political situation in the region. It gave the historians a unique and personal insight into life in the Balkans today beyond the blanket news coverage of Western media.

Socks and cheese

Ursula from the USA visited us in Bulgaria to celebrate her retirement and practice freely her hobby: knitting and fiber arts. Bulgaria and the Central Balkan especially has unique knitting techniques. In the world of fiber arts it is known for traditional sock knitting. We organised over several weeks a broad range of arts and crafts workshops in different regions of Bulgaria where she could learn from the best craftsmen: sock knitting, weaving, felting, needle-lace, leather making, cheese making and iconography whilst staying with the artisan to discover their world from the inside. We helped her realise her life-long dream. Ursula wanted to replicate this holiday in other countries But told us that we are the only agency in the world that can organise such a  specialised fibers arts holiday.


DMC Bulgaria

JMB Travel is a tour operator and DMC Destination Management Company for Bulgaria and the Balkans. We know that everyone is special and that a holiday is a very important time. So we listen and tailor the holiday to every personal requirement: food, accommodation, activities and visits, transport and provide a personal contact 24/7 during the guest’s entire stay.

We are the travel specialist for Bulgaria and the Balkans. We offer a bespoke travel service for:

  • Classical tours
  • Family holidays
  • Active holidays
  • Special Interest Travel
  • Incentive trips and team building events
  • Travel services
  • Medical tourism

Summer holiday 2016

At JMB Travel we have great ideas for you to have a fun and memorable Summer holiday in 2016.

Beach and Mountain

Enjoy a beach holiday on the Aegean coast in Greece and a mountain holiday in Bulgaria. The beach and mountain holiday gives you the best of nature and sea. It is great idea for family holiday.

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Beach holiday

In the mountain in Bulgaria Parents and children can discover together the pristine natural environment of the Central Balkan, go river swimming, horse riding and practice bushcraft and survival techniques. You can also try pottery making and other traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts.

You can visit Plovdiv a city with 6000 years of history and Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital.

In Greece you will enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches on the Northern coast of the Aegean sea. There we can recommend family hotels with many activities for children. And on your journey you can visit Thessaloniki a lively city with as much energy as pastry shops.

Active holiday

In Bulgaria we organise bespoke active holidays where you can chose and combine art and nature activities. We have the broadest choice of activities in Bulgaria. The active holiday is suitable for couples, families and small groups:

  • Outdoor and Nature: walking, horse riding, MTB, cycling, hiking, birding, bushcraft, survival techniques, nature discovery,
  • Sports activities: rafting, paragliding, rally driving and indie car racing, ultra running,
  • Art and Crafts: pottery, pyrography, painting, photography and fibers arts: knitting, weaving,
  • Culinary: traditional Bulgarian cooking, cheese making, wine degustation, rakia making,

Transylvania holiday

The holiday in Transylvania combines nature, beach and culture. You will discover the best of Romania.


Nature discovery

The journey takes you through the beautiful nature of the Carpathian mountains where you can see bears, swim in volcanic lakes and cycle from village to village. You will stay in quaint country cottages with home-made food and discover the historic Saxon towns of Sibiu and Sighisoara as well as the fairy like castle of Peles.

You will have time to visit Bucharest, a city full of energy that blends a wide variety of architectural styles. And on the Black Sea coast we can recommend the best all-inclusive hotels for you to enjoy a relaxing time on the beach with lots of activities for all the family to enjoy together.

Mountain retreat

If you want to switch off and relax in a beautiful natural environment we would recommend the Aromahoney mountain retreat in the heart of the Central Balkan. There you can enjoy peace, privacy and comfort. Your stay will be entirely tailored to your preferences. You have a broad choice of activities available. It is suitable for singles, couples and families. And your stay at the retreat can be combined with a journey through Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Family holidays

JMB Travel specialises in bespoke family holidays in Bulgaria and the Balkans. We like to listen. So tell us what you would like to do for your holiday and we will create a custom programme. As a licensed tour operator we can help you organise all aspects of your holiday from low-cost flights to transport with a car hire or chauffeur driven car and accommodation in hotels, apartments, mountain villas as well as boutique and spa hotels. We will recommend the best restaurants, interesting visits and fun activities.


Apriltsi the secret of the Central Balkan

Visit Apriltsi Bulgaria

Visit Apriltsi: the jewel of the Central Balkan in Bulgaria

Apriltsi is located in the centre of Bulgaria. It is a well-known mountain resort to Bulgarians who flee the over-crowded beaches of the the Black Sea coast and the over-heated cities in Summer.

In the Summer heat Apriltsi is an island of peace and beauty tucked away in the middle of the Central Balkan mountain range. The air is renewed 4 times a day. The panoramic views are breath-taking. And there is so much to do.

Whether you are travelling alone, with your family or with friends you can enjoy a few days of interesting and stimulating activities from horse riding, walking in the mountains, arts & crafts activities, fiber arts, traditional home-made food and wine as well as the famous local plum rakia.

At JMB Travel we will be glad to advise you on what to do and where to stay. As a local tour operator we know the best hotels, guest houses and things to do.

At JMB Travel we’re a small family-run travel agency. We are registered tour operator located in Apriltsi. We specialise in health, culture and nature travel to Bulgaria and the surrounding countries: Romania, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey.

We love creating unique holiday experiences. Everybody is different so we like to listen. We tailor-make the journey to your specific requirements, interests, hobbies and passions.

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