Europe

Europe's Eastern Fringes see vastly fewer visitors than their Western neighbours, but offer equally interesting and exciting sites and activities. The Balkans, Caucasus and 'Soviet Fringes' comprise a slew of cultural and historical crossroads, and betray influences from Ottomans, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and Soviets. All have experienced traumatic recent histories but all look to the future with hope.

Europe

Europe's Eastern Fringes see vastly fewer visitors than their Western neighbours, but offer equally interesting and exciting sites and activities. The Balkans, Caucasus and 'Soviet Fringes' comprise a slew of cultural and historical crossroads, and betray influences from Ottomans, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and Soviets. All have experienced traumatic recent histories but all look to the future with hope.

Intro

The mountainous region of the Balkans offers a wide range of cultures and religions as well as a complex and fascinating history. It is also a haven for archaeology enthusiasts, boasting a wide array ancient and medieval churches, monasteries and towns with plenty of options for more active trips too. 

The Caucasus offers the world's oldest brand of Christianity, sublime mountains (including Svaneti, Tusheti and Kazbegi), beautiful monasteries with views to match, and tasty and hearty cuisine as well as some of the oldest wine-making traditions on the planet. 

The little-visited Soviet Fringes region maintains many folkloric traditions as well as boasting a diversity of landscapes, vast national parks, a fascinating recent history and even a breakaway Soviet republic!

Why travel with us ?

Europe sees many tourists, more than half of the world's total. But not the regions where we run our Europe tours! We have sought out some of the most interesting and exciting corners of Europe, but ones that have generally flown under the radar of mass tourism, meaning you can still find authentic culture and a warm welcome from locals. 

We have first-hand experiences of each of the regions we offer tours to and have spent time developing itineraries to help you get the most from these special regions - to understand their unique histories and cultures and interact with local people, while visiting the main sights of interest. We work with the best local partners and the most experienced guides to ensure your experience is enlightening, but also runs as smoothly as possible.

If you would like a private or tailormade tour in any of these regions - the Balkans, the Caucasus or the 'Soviet Fringes' - then do get in touch and our travel specialists will be happy to put together a tour to suit. Feel free to browse our group tours and tailormade options for ideas of the type of experiences we can offer. Then get in touch and one of our travel specialists will be happy to put together a tour of one of Europe's less visited regions to match your requirements.
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