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We specialize in unique journeys and custom tours to Eastern and Central. If you are interested in seeing a different side of Europe and having a more rewarding journey you’ll find both when taking these roads less traveled.

What’s different about our tours: Our tours are small groups only - maximum 8 people. This gives them a more intimate feeling and allows us to stay at smaller out of the way places (such as the charming farmhouses and cozy pensions). It also allows for us to participate in local activities and hands-on experiences that could not work with larger, more traditional tour groups. We believe our guests enjoy travel when it’s on a more personal level. A special evening of wine drinking with a table full of colorful locals or that moment when you feel like you're the first tourist to explore a beautiful valley or hill town. You'll get to meet the locals on many of our destinations. M15922 doesn't shy away from many of the popular sites but our tours offer up a generous portion of those smaller "off the beaten path" places.

Hand-crafted not pre-packaged: Too many tour companies just resell packages or create copy-cat itineraries based on existing tours without putting any thought or research to try make a better tour. We enjoy creating our tours from scratch: investigating and handpicking all sights, restaurants, hosts and hidden corners of these countries to explore. Every year we find new things to incorporated into future tours.

Group Size: We strive to offer unique and quality tours for small groups and we don't offer set dates, so you can pick the right time for your tour group. To price our tours competitively, we need a minimum of 4 guests for each tour. So gather up a few of your friends, family or loved ones before contacting us. From time to time we will have some open spots on our tours. We post those available spots (for either couples or singles) on our tour pages.
Questions and Answers
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.

Reviews and Comments
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 1  Donna and Herbert Custom Tour of Slovenia and Croatia 2010-07-27
Our trip to Slovenia and Croatia was delightful. Andrew does the personal research to find these guides, pick out accommodations and plan the tour to make it an ... view more individual experience. The meals that were included in the tour were  wonderful with local specialties and wine. We had wonderful, knowledgeable guides with us at each leg of our tour.

 2  Fergus and Valda Our custom tour of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia 2008-11-08
We enjoyed every day from the Roads Less Traveled experience. We did it in style and with more local knowledge than anyone could expect. The accommodations, ... view more eating and transport arrangements were spot on. The local guides plus your personal knowledge of the areas was outstanding.

 3  Sarah Franklin Slovenia and Istria Tour 2008-02-26
I can’t tell you how wonderful everything was. Probably the best tour I’ve been on - don’t know how it could have been better. It was above and beyond. I ... view more can really recommend your integrity and reliability as a tour guide.

 4  Sandra Woerner Slovenia and Istria Tour 2008-02-26
An unforgettable trip - we had a wonderful time. The scenery was awesome, the food was very good, the accommodations were superb and our guide was very well organized and a lot of fun.

 5  Safia Grand Tour 2008-02-26
We really enjoyed the trip and the overview and insights it provided with respect to the
countries that we visited. We are already nostalgic for certain ... view more favorite locales.

We would never have been able to put together an itinerary like that on our own, nor would we have been able find some of the places that we liked best or known where to find such good food.

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