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 English.
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 other tour.
Choose the very best travel experience = Heritage Tours! with Mark ( Vasko ) Bigaouette 


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May 22 - 29, 2016
7 plus days  - $ 1895.  single $ 295 extra
September 9 - 17, 2016
9 plus days - $ 2395.  single $ 395 extra.
we offer many things you can never find or do on your own.

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Heritage Tours History

Czech Link Page
Slovak Link Page Exclusive Heritage Search

 2003 Heritage Tour
Photo Gallery

New 2008 Heritage Tour Photo Gallery Castles of the Czech Republic
2011 May Photo Gallery
2013 Tours