All of our Group Tours through Europe use local public transport to get between cities and points of interest. We use this mode of transport to keep carbon emissions low and it is often the most practical and efficient way of travelling. This is also an excellent opportunity to get chatting to locals and learn about the local culture, seeing the way the region changes outside your window. When travelling long distances, where possible we use comfortable overnight trains. Using trains instead of taking flights keeps our carbon emissions low and maximises the time spent in each city.
Carbon Offset Scheme:
Working in partnership with international conservation charity World Land Trust in our continuing quest to establish and maintain our position as a leader in responsible travel, we are offering a new way for our travellers to make a real contribution to the health of the planet - the Carbon Offset Scheme. When you book your tour with us you will be able to offset a portion of your share of the carbon emissions created while you are on your tour. We will calculate what clients have donated, and donate an additional 10% of the total to World Land Trust. Your contributions will be made directly to World Land Trust and we will not receive any direct financial benefit or commission from these donations.
Local Culture - Throughout the tour, your experienced Tour Leader will recommend restaurants and cafes when meals are not included. These restaurants are hand-picked for being small and owned by local families or businesses. They are also chosen for their local cuisine and their ability to serve large groups. Included on this tour is entry to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace. The entry fees for these sites go towards maintaining, restoring and protecting the cultural sites we visit. Furthermore, the use of local guides help to explain the historical background and cultural significance of the places we visit. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and get to know the many challenges currently facing these sites.