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, that will place you mostly in major tourist sites. Those places  are stuffed with lots of other tourists, those tourist 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 local Czech and Slovak culture. The Slovak and Czech language of our ancestors is music to my ears. With Heritage tours you will experience the local folk music that reaches deep down into the heart of my bones. I want to show you fabulous places and sites, where few people speak English, that also see very few tourists, that 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. Between our core group setting up these tours - we have well over 100 years experience finding unknown places and sites. Many time we have been the only tour group to stop at these unique places. 

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 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.  Mark has a well known passion for Central Europe.      ( see my reading list ! )  

Mark has attended many different educational Conferences, seminars and workshops. Helping plan  and organize many of these events as well. He has written many informative articles, and has 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 nickle for all the times I heard about people getting lost, wasting lots of time and money.  Many years ago, this was not such a big deal, as prices for everything were inexpensive. That is no longer the case, mistakes are costly now.

 We at Heritage Tours offer a 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 other tour.


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. 


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Leon Hotel, Prague        New, modern, and inexpensive - hotel in central Prague

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