If you’re looking for the beaten track, you’ve come to the wrong place. At Untravelled Paths we’re all about doing something different, somewhere different, which means combining unique travel experiences in offbeat destinations away from the tourist trail. We are a UK registered tour operating company and we are bonded by the Travel Trust Authority (TTA) so you are fully protected and insured.
The concept behind our launch in 2007 developed from an increasing consumer demand for inspiring travel experiences to places off the beaten track and away from the tourist trail. The trend for doing something different, somewhere different has inspired a growing collection of experiences based on our expert knowledge and extensive in-country research, and in our quest to discover all these wonderful experiences in unusual locations we’ve gained unparalleled knowledge of the tourism industry on an international scale, specifically in relation to developing countries that suffer from a lack of tourist infrastructure and exposure.
Our unique experiences provide you with something different and range from tracking bears in the wild and spending the night in a hotel made of ice to living like a peasant for a week, skiing in Africa and sleeping under the Sahara stars.
Our offbeat destinations allow you to travel somewhere different and constitute either entire unexplored countries like Albania and Romania to the less travelled parts of better known countries such as the Evros region in Greece and the untouched heel of Italy.
What Else Is Different?
Our Tiny Team
Unlike other tour operators, our team is small yet mighty. Don’t let this put you off though, for what we lack in manpower, we more than make up for in enthusiasm, passion and downright dedication. We pride ourselves on being able to add a more personal touch to the way we do things.
Our Small Group Sizes
The idea of masses of tourists bundled onto a mammoth coach and being herded around the sights fills us with absolute dread, which is why we make a point of limiting the number of people on our trips. When we say small, we mean small. With the exception of the most popular periods during the Ice Hotel Experience season where we can stretch to 20, you won’t find yourself in a group bigger than 8 people on any other experience.
Our Personal Recommendations
Our experiences are paired with boutique and quirky accommodation choices that are never bland or laking in character. We also provide all of our guests with on-location recommendations for activities, sights, bites and highlights that are not only distinctive and interesting but have been handpicked personally by the team.
Our Trip Assistance Options
Our experiences offer three different levels of assistance-based needs to suit both your style of travel to the type of location you’ll be visiting. Our Hands-On experiences mean you’ll be looked after from beginning to end with a full-time bi-lingual guide to accompany you throughout your trip. Helping-Hand experiences get the balance between being looked after and being able to enjoy some independent time to explore just right with private drivers transferring you from one place to another and booklets and information packs to help you decide what you’d like to see and do, and where you’d like to eat. Our Hands-Off experiences offer a greater amount of independence and flexibility with fly and drive options and logistic handling that takes the hassle out of all the organisation.
Our Single Supplement Policy
As a single traveller you won’t find yourself being ripped off when you book one of our experiences. On the assumption that other people are travelling at the same time, we only charge a supplement of around £20 per day. That means no excuses for not taking off to see the world on your own!
Our Hands-On Approach
Each and every single one of our experiences has been personally handpicked and developed by James and Marion who make a point of living in each of the destinations to get a better understanding of the way each country works and to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Our Inspiring Website
We’ve lovingly designed our website to make it as easy and enjoyable to use as possible. When it comes to holidays we’re not sure people know exactly what it is they’re looking for which makes our layout super handy allowing you to search for experiences in a new way. Whether you’re just looking to get away for a long weekend, you know you want to visit Romania in the summer or you’d like to purchase an experience for your other half as a gift we’ve got all bases covered. Our experience profiles and highlights are highly visual and informative allowing you to get a feel for the trip as a whole so you know it’s the right fit for your travel personality, group size or personal preference.
‘UTP = Urgently To Promote’
A company doing it the right way. From my initial enquiry about the holiday to coming home everything was seamless. You guys bend over backwards and are a model example to much bigger companies on how to do it.
‘Excellent way to do a tour – tailor-made for you’
‘Superb experience – felt really taken care of and was great value for money’
‘Great personal treatment with people that care’
‘Really well put together, interesting itineraries with guests well looked after’
‘We loved the personal and energetic feel of the four. An excellent team!’
‘Outstanding. Excellent, personal service, accommodating and outstandingly helpful. We hope Untravelled Paths manages to retain its marvellous personal ‘feel’ and attention to detail’
“A very different type of holiday, really enjoyable experience.”
“So nice not to be treated like a child by a tour company”
“Never to be forgotten.”
“Well organized. Takes all the stress and hassle out of visiting diverse locations. Not a bad word to say!”