Six Reasons You Should Take A Trip With Untravelled Paths

Six Reasons You Should Take A Trip With Untravelled Paths

Last month I went on a five day trip to Romania to explore some of the country, and experience some stuff to do with Dracula. As we knew we wanted to visit quite a few places I did some research around whether to do the trip ourselves or whether to choose a tour operator to go with. I love being independent and doing things on my own but there seemed a lot of travel and the stations weren’t necessarily near the attractions we wanted to go to so we opted for a tour.

After a lot of internet searches, we went with Untravelled Paths who are an operator covering tours all across Europe and a few in Africa from Scotland and Italy to Norway and Slovenia so there’s plenty of choice. As well as experiencing the country their tours tend to be focused around something for example, ours was the Dracula Experience tour and you can also do the Brown Bear tour in Romania, the Basking Shark experience in Scotland or the Hot Air Balloon experience in Turkey. Here are just some of the reasons you should take a tour with them:

They include airport pick ups and drops off

Now travel to the airport might not seem like anything major but it’s such a relief to know that when you land in the country there will be someone around to pick you up and take you to your hotel. This is particularly good if you’re in a new place and don’t really know much about the area. We were dropped right outside our hotel and on our final day of the trip we were told about our drop off details which got us to the airport in good time. The drop off is particularly good if you’ve spent all your money as you don’t need to worry about paying for a bus or taxi.

road in romania dubbed the best in the world

The hotels are always in great positions

Whatever you’re doing on your tour the hotels are always in such good locations meaning you’re in the heart of the action. For example, our Hilton hotel in Bucharest was right in the Old Town near some really cool stuff and in all the little towns they were in nice locations which were near restaurants and things to do, so you’re not left in the middle of nowhere.

All of the transport is included

This was one of the biggest draws for us as having someone to drive you around means you can get to places which otherwise may be tricky unless you hired a car for yourself. The type of vehicle may alter depending on the size of the guide which can be anything from you and a friend to a dozen people. On our tour there were 5 of us and we had a mini-van for us and all of our luggage which exactly right for us.

Local tour guides

The tour guides used are all local and know the areas really well, plus they’re all employed by Untravelled Paths so unlike other tour companies they don’t subcontract. This means that they run on such a high standard and have people who really know their stuff. Plus when you enquire about a tour you’ll get a response from someone who has either experienced the trip themselves or maybe even from a guide themselves. For example when I emailed I got a response from the same person who ended up running our tour which was nice.

me at balae lake in romania

They’re really reasonably priced

Usually I find that tours can be quite pricey but both our Romania trip and all the other ones I’ve since looked into have been really reasonably priced when you consider you get your accommodation (most times with breakfast included), all your travel, the tour guide themselves and entrance to a whole host of places included within the price you pay. It’s nice to know that once you’re there it’s just extra food and souvenirs you’ll need to pay for.

They’re ATOL registered

It’s always peace of mind to know that you’re fully protected in the event of a company’s financial failure (not that you like to think of the worst). But Untravelled Paths are both ATOL registered and are a member of the Travel Trust Association so you can be assured that you’re protected.

Have you ever used a tour operator on a holiday?

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17 Comments

  1. October 11, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I’m visiting Bucharest in December to see the Christmas Markets!

  2. October 11, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – said Saint Augustine. Travelling can teach you more than any university course.

  3. October 11, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    I have never used a tour guard and haven’t traveled to places I don’t know since having a my children. This tour guard sounds amazing and will be good for a person like me or anyone who definitely needs an organised trip. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Elizabeth O
    October 12, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Untravelled Paths sound like a brilliant service. I really like the idea of this. It looks like you had the best time exploring Romania too.

  5. October 12, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    you made me curious about Untravelled Paths and had a look at their website. I must admit they have great opportunities and offers for adventurous travelers and for who’s looking for something out of he beaten tracks… but safely. I like them

  6. October 12, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    I had never heard about Untraveled Paths before. But it sounds like a great company and it sounds like they have some amazing places to go to. I will definitely be checking them out.

  7. Monique Cláudia
    October 13, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Hot air ballon sounds great . I definitely gonna check Untraveled paths. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.

  8. October 13, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I really want to do more travelling but particularly solo as in going on my own without family and friends. This would be a good way to still be around people and to see new things I might not see otherwise! xxx

  9. October 14, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I’ve never used a tour operator, I always worry that it wouldn’t leave me enough freedom to do what I want but your experiance with untravelled paths has definitely made me rethink this.

  10. October 14, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Never heard of this brand, but like the fact that all transport is included xx

  11. October 14, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    I would definitely consider Untravelled Paths! I’m no stranger to tour companies having travelled with TrekAmerica before but this operator sounds great and a little more affordable! x

  12. October 14, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    I think you had me at airport pickups and excited sounds like such a great company to use

  13. October 14, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Some great tips, we are planning some overseas adventures next year so will bare these in mind!

  14. October 14, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I I’ve how it includes the transport of the airport as that can be a bit of a worry. It’s great they also don’t subcontract on the tours guides so you get the best experience from it.

  15. October 15, 2018 / 7:59 am

    I’m loving that all the travel and transport is included. That’s one of my worries about travelling – I find it hard enough to navigate where I live.

  16. October 16, 2018 / 12:39 am

    They sounds like an ace company to go away with and I really like that they include transfers as well as local guides – all a big help

    Laura x

  17. Loo P Loo
    November 27, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    My friend and I went on a Dracula trip, visiting Snagov Monastry, Sighisoara, the ice hotel, Bran and Bucharest. We had the best time and the best guide, who was fun and easy-going. He was also like an Encyclopedia of Transylvania. Untravelled Paths are an amazing travel company. Definitely value for money and I am very sure anyone who books a trip with them will be very happy they did. 😀

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