Shoestring is a young and dynamic travel company that covers the most interesting corners of the globe. Our team are fully familiar with all of our trips because they take them, themselves, and frequently! You will therefore always receive advice from a specialist.
If you opt for a tailor made holiday, you have direct contact with an English-speaking expert who lives in that particular country. These local specialists can best advise you on how to arrange your trip in order to meet your needs.
Fully trained, local English-speaking tour leaders accompany our group tours. We have excellent feedback from our travellers about our tour leaders and we know that you appreciate the enthusiasm and extraordinary knowledge that they can provide about their country.
Our tailor made holidays have been specially developed for travellers who are looking for the ultimate 'freedom and happiness feeling'. You can divide your holiday any way you like!
Even if you travel on one of our group tours, you have a lot of individual freedom. You have enough time to enjoy all that the destination has to offer, at your own pace. We travel in small groups (maximum group size of 25 participants). Many excursions are optional and can be booked on the spot so you can decide for yourself in which ones you would like to participate.
More and more people are travelling and the effects of increased tourism are being felt locally. Shoestring does not offer trips to those people, animals, plants, nature and culture that are disadvantaged, damaged and / or disturbed in any way. On 1st January 2016, Shoestring became the first major travel organisation to compensate the CO2 emissions from all of our trips as standard. That’s not all though! Sustainability is our top priority. Find out more by visiting our specially developed website.
Shoestring has a wide network of thoroughly reliable local agents. They know their destinations inside-out. They know the most atmospheric hotels, the best restaurants and the most appealing bars and cafes. Furthermore, in the unlikely event of anything going wrong on your travels, this partnership enables us to respond quickly.
We organise the trips in close consultation with our local agents. This ensures that the quality of transport and accommodation is guaranteed.
Very often, you will travel in your own transportation (with driver) so that stops can be made at interesting places along the way. Sometimes a route is deliberately planned by local bus, boat or train. This makes for a new experience and provides you with the chance to make contact with the local population.