26 years of wonderful "off the beaten path" places - without the
headaches of independent travel.....
We offer an excellent travel value You will do and see much
more on a Heritage Tour then on your own, or with any other
tour. It's trendy right now to spend a few hours researching
on the Internet, then travel to that location on your own.
It certainly can be a fun way to travel. BUT in the part of
Central Europe that I know very well, where English is not
universally spoken ? When traveling on your own; you end up
in major tourist sites. Those places are stuffed with lots
of other tourists; those tourists will mostly be Asian and
Russian. When I visit Central Europe I want to be with local
people, and immerse my tours in the local traditions and
culture, and not a bunch of loud people from other
Doing your own thing is a lot of planning, lots of
headaches, lots of mistakes and getting lost ( unless you
speak the local language like a native ) You see and do lots
more on my tour as it's been planned for over a year,
checked and rechecked again. Travel worry free, it's your
I want to show you the best landmarks, but the emphasis of
Heritage Tours is the local Czech and Slovak culture. With
Heritage Tours you will experience the local folk music that
reaches deep down into the heart of ones bones. I want to
show you fabulous places and sites, where few people speak
English, that also see very few tourists. The locals really
appreciate our visit. ( they see few visitors ) Plus you
will have the opportunity to learn about, and meet the local
We create and operate our own trips; these are unique travel
experiences. No two have ever been the same. Our core group
who sets up these tours - have well over 100 year's
experience finding unknown places and sites. Many times we
have been the only tour group to stop at these unique
places, where few people bother to venture.
We work closely with our many friends and associates with
whom we have long standing relationships. Most of these folk
artists and everyday local people only work with us at
Heritage Tours. We excel at giving our guests the best
European experiences: multiple night stays in one place away
from the hordes of tourists. Most other tours have a series
of one-night stays in locations far apart, only offering you
rushed views of what you can to see - from a bus window.
Those other tours dash through countries, and vast area's,
very little of which you will remember after you return
For most of my competitors, this is just a business. You
don't see them at any educational events or trying to learn
more about where they take you.
I have a well known passion for
Central Europe. ( see my
I have attended many different educational Conferences,
seminars and workshops. I have helped plan and organize many
of these events as well. I have written many informative
articles, and have been a volunteer consultant and resource
person to many groups and organizations. All of us at
Heritage Tours adore the culture, people and heritage of
central Europe, and our tours show this dedication.
leading your tours should have a strong passion for where
your tour is going.
Yes you can go over and "do your own thing" - I wish I had a
nickel for all the times I heard about people getting lost,
wasting lots of time and money, which is so easy when you do
not speak the language. Many years ago, this was not such a
big deal, as prices for everything were inexpensive.
That is no longer the case, mistakes and wasted time are
We at Heritage Tours offer an
in-depth travel experience, basically free of stress. We go
over the entire tour route in advance to check on everything
for you. We eat at the best
restaurants, visit exquisite local
folk crafter's, and see historic sites almost by ourselves.
When you return home you will cherish and remember a great
amount of wonderful memories which cannot be found any other
Choose the very best travel experience = Heritage Tours!
with Mark ( Vasko ) Bigaouette