Eastern Europe tour

“A captivating odyssey across Eastern Europe exploring the history and culture of Hungary, Romania and Budapest.”

Highlights

Budapest | Eger | Wine-tasting | Valley of the Beautiful Women | Debrecen | Maramures | Merry Cemetery in Sapanta | Sighetu Village Museum | Sighisoara | Brasov | Bucharest | Veliko Tarnovo | Plovdiv | Dzhumaya Mosque | Bansko | Belitsa Bear Sanctuary | Pirin Mountains | Village homestay | Rila Monastery | Sofia |

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

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We promote small group traveling, therefore maximum group size is 12. This has much less impact when traveling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects. Additionally, traveling in a small group allows us to stay in family-run hotels and pensions throughout this trip. We also support small restaurants and cafes, serving locally sourced produce.

All our tour leaders are passionate about responsible travel, so the message is consistent at all times in regards to environmental issues. In Eastern Europe the main issue is littering, and our leaders address this issue on the ground.

As part of our responsible travel philosophy we use public transport wherever possible. For example, on this trip we use train, bus, metro and taxi, which means a journey from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo is not only more environmentally friendly but great fun too! However, when this isn’t an option we do our best to ensure that the private vehicles we travel in are suitable for our small group sizes. For instance, we wouldn’t use a 12-seater minivan if we only had five people on the trip with us.
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The Impacts of this Trip

The local train and bus journeys on this trip are excellent examples of traveling like a local, with locals. The remaining parts of the trip are done by private transport, the operators of which are always sourced locally.

This small group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.

This tour actively encourages guests to chat with local people, visit local cafes and bars, purchase local produce, gifts and crafts and discover what life is really like in this part of Europe.

On the third day we visit Eger, where we include wine tasting in the traditional cellars in the Valley of the Beautiful Women. Instead of frequenting big state run wineries, we are taking our groups to small family-owned cellars (some just as big as a standard living room) where the owners will tell us everything about the local wine specialties we are trying.

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