Accommodation and guides
Due to the size of a group – around 12 people – you can stay in small, locally owned hotels or rural guesthouses, and single room supplements are often available for solo travelers looking for their own space. Alternatively, you can share a room with another solo group member of the same sex, which is the more affordable option.
Small group winter tours include lots of eating out, too, on your own or as a group, in traditional taverns or locally owned restaurants, rather than larger homogenous hotels. You can also take advantage of public transport rather than trying to navigate tiny twisting streets onboard a massive mega coach. The idea is to mingle and meet rather than descend en masse.
Groups will be accompanied by a group leader throughout the tour and will also benefit from local tour guides. They will show you around on arrival before you head off to explore on your own. Group leaders are on hand to help you know where you’re going next and how you’re getting there. They also act as translators and will be well versed in local history and able to provide lots of invaluable information.
If you’re looking for trips that have lots of winter activities then check out our winter multi activity guide