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Boutique tours for private & small groups to Central and Eastern Europe
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Since 2005. I started my business after spending 6 years traveling the countries of former Yugoslavia and falling in love with them.
2. What is your company's mission?
To give clients a more personalized travel experience while giving them good value for their money.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Providing unique itineraries through out the Balkans, Central & Eastern Europe
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Andrew Villone. I backpacked around eastern and central Europe for six months and really fell in love with many of those places, especially Slovenia.When I got back home I helped arrange travels for friends and family and saw how much they loved these countries too. So I decided to take my organizational skills, passion for traveling and independent spirit, and I got to work creating unique tours that were not offered by mainstream tourism companies.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The Grand Tour of Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia. It showcases both popular and smaller, off the beaten path destinations in three different countries and is priced competitively.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
The first time I ever did a custom tour was for a group from Australia. It was a 4 week tour and I had never done anything nearly that long. I worried about how things would go, spending a month with people you've never met could get tricky. But my guests gave me a big hug at the airport and about a week into our tour we were already discussing our next tour in Europe together. That's when I knew I was in the right line of work.