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, it would be difficult. 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 Russians and Chinese. 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
countries. 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, who really appreciate our visit. Plus you will have
the opportunity to learn about, and meet the local people.
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 speak
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 home.
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
reading list ! )
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.
The people 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 costly now.
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 local 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 on any
Choose the very best travel experience = Heritage Tours! with Mark (
Vasko ) Bigaouette
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Our 2014 tours are posted here for your pleasure.
We offer land only tours with lots of
options...... with or without Prague, parts of tours, etc.
Every tour we do is unique and different, for 2015 we
are doing some old and new places to start the tours :
Our first June tour
will start and end in Prague, Czech Republic. This
entire tour takes place in the Czech Republic. It is
already 65 % sold - do not delay on this one !
Our Second June tour starts in
Vienna, Austria, and ends in Prague, Czech Republic.
Most of this tour is also in the Czech Republic.
Our September tour starts in Krakow,
Poland, includes Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Airline plans for the 2 tours above. The 2nd June tour
will start in Vienna, Austria. Most people fly to
Europe from your home city, into a major gateway airport
in Europe. I myself fly from Minneapolis direct to
Amsterdam from Amsterdam it is easy to fly directly into
Vienna, at the end of the tour - depart from Prague, to
Amsterdam, and back to Minneapolis. ( or your own plan
September tour I suggest you fly into
Frankfort, Germany, as they have a direct flight to
Krakow, Poland. At the end of the tour, fly from Prague
to Frankfort to your destination.
Keep your airline plans in the same
airline alliance for cheaper rates.
Our 2015 tours are below......
( just click the blue text to visit the detailed
tour page )
I love Bohemia tour - June 2 - 12, 2015.
11 + exciting days
Starting and ending in Prague, this tour
focuses on East Bohemia. Click here
to view the detailed tour itinerary. No one night hotel stays,
in fact only three hotels, so this will be a nice and not crazy
visit to many places I know very well. Including a day trip into
Poland. An in-depth travel experience to an un-touristed part of
the Czech Republic.
Imperial Capitals tour - June 16 - 26, 2015.
11 + wonderful days
This tour starts in Imperial Vienna, Austria,
and ends in enchanting Prague, Czech Republic. With lots of
wonderful stops in-between ! This tour focus on South and West
Bohemia, land of lakes, folklore and beer ! Again most of the
tour will be in unknown areas, free of tourist. Just us and the
locals ! Click here for detailed
Fall tour - September 9 - 20, 2015. 11 + glorious days.
This tour starts in Krakow, Poland, and ends in Prague, Czech
Some of the VERY BEST places to visit in Europe, cherry picked
just for you !
It includes a bit of Poland, Slovakia - mountains and castles,
Czech Republic - Moravian Folklore festival, South Bohemia -
Chateau's and World Heritage sites. Ending in Golden Prague.
Detailed tour program click here
Leon Hotel, Prague New,
modern, and inexpensive - hotel in central Prague