Eastern EuropeStep back in time to the age when travel was thrilling, full of mistery, discovery and romance. The Orient Express is a classic journey from London to Istanbul through changing landscapes, cultures and cuisine, sightseeing on foot in great cities on the way.
Enjoy Bulgaria’s Rodopi, Rila and Pirin mountains; some of Europe’s best. Up to now we have been missing spectacular walking in accessible mountains with some fascinating cultural sites to be taken in along the way.
Explore Dubrovnik - a walled city of intriguing narrow streets, squares and fine buildings in a spectacular Eastern Mediterranean setting.
Stunningly beautiful, remote, exotic, between the sea and mountains discover Kotor Bay in Montenegro. Its coastline is a sight to behold boasting fine beaches, lovely old villages and amazing flora and fauna.
John has been a compulsive traveller and walks leader since high school. Having completed the Three Peaks challenge of ascending Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon within 24 hours he's also clearly got an adventurous streak. These days he leads mainly in Greece and Turkey with the odd trip to other destinations which have attracted his attention.
Our Eastern Europe Holidays
Walking the hill country of southern Europe's Fjordland.
Stunningly beautiful, remote, exotic, in the heart of the Balkan Mountains you will discover Montenegro on our walking holiday. Its coastline boasts fine beaches, lovely old towns and amazing flora and fauna. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is recognised as one of the most beautiful bays in the world and best explored on foot.
A land of lakes, mountains, canyons and history.
Macedonia is a stunningly beautiful place. The views across Lake Ohrid remain unsurpassed, the Matka Canyon as impressive as ever. The country's natural and cultural attractions make it an enticing destination for a walking holiday.
Enjoy Bulgaria’s Rodopi, Rila and Pirin mountains; some of Europe’s best.
The mountains of Bulgaria remain largely unknown to the British walking fraternity but the Pirin Mountains to the south of Sofia, the capital, have everything a walker could desire, accessible peaks, good paths, great views, open ridges and lots of interest on lower slopes.
Two of Europe's most beautiful riverside capitals - an Adagio holiday
Against the backdrop of the romantic Danube, Vienna and Budapest present a wealth of impressive buildings, beautiful gardens, museums and monuments. Centuries of Habsburg rule have infused the cities with history and music. The two December departures will allow plenty of time for exploring the spectacular Christmas markets of both cities.
Two Adriatic islands and a visit to Old Split.
Our island adventure takes place in Central Dalmatia region of Croatia on the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Each of Croatia’s favourite yet very different islands – Brac and Hvar – has its own distinctive character, each offering something new to discover. We also visit the city of Split and the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
Dubrovnik – a walled city of intriguing narrow streets, squares and fine buildings in one of the most spectacular settings in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Enjoy this old city of Dubrovnik chosen as a world heritage site by UNESCO lying on the coast of the southern most tip of Croatia on our walking and sightseeing holiday. We can follow the course of Medieval Dubrovnik’s aqueduct, explore the Elafiti Isles or visit the charming seaside town of Cavtat during our busy week.
Celebrate the wonders of Christmas in two of the finest cities on the Danube
NEW Vienna is captivating; its grand architecture is particularly impressive dressed in fairy lights, candles and festive decorations. We’ll explore Vienna’s delights: the city’s circular central point, District 1, its focal point being the stunning St Stephen’s Cathedral.
A fascinating insight into the best of Polish walking heritage, landscape and culture
Poland is a fascinating place, the mountains are beautiful and unspoilt and the cities are prosperous and welcoming. We explore Warsaw, the capital, Krakow one of the finest cities in Europe and Zakopane at the foot of the Tatra Mountains for some beautiful hiking!