Trans-tourism: an integrated approach for the study of transformative role of tourism in the 21st century

II. TRANS-TOURISM

Database: tourism entrepreneurs

Database: tourism entrepreneurs

''Old Mulberry'' Country Estate and Farm (Seosko imanje ''Stari Dud'')

Croatia

http://www.oldmulberry.com/

Old Mulberry Country Estate and Farm is located fifty kilometers from the capital Zagreb, Croatia in the village of Golinja. Concentrating and coarsening several old traditional farms and restoring a number old traditional farm houses, they have formed a small village. Offer includes accommodation (apartment house, several living houses), a mini petting zoo with farm animals and other farm buildings, small traditional shop, a number of excursions (biking, horseback riding, riding in a vintage coach or riding in a tractor), and traditional food (all produce is grown on farm).

Rural/farm tourism

Abtei der Benediktinerinnen Frauenwörth

Germany

http://www.frauenwoerth.de/english/

The Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth is situated at the edge of the Bavarian Alps on the Fraueninsel (The Women’s Island) in Lake Chiemsee. Nuns have been living here under the Rule of Saint Benedict for over 1000 years. Offer includes accommodation, meditation and contemplation, participation in liturgy of the hours, conversation about spirituality with one of the sisters, traditional monastic products, painting, dance, music and movement, life-enhancement seminars for cardiac patients, on-going training for employees of private companies and public administration, international meetings and congresses in medicine, law and economics.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Abtei Muensterschwarzach

Germany

http://www.english.abtei-muensterschwarzach.de/

The Abbey of St. Felicity is one of the largest Benedictine communities in Europe. The Abbey is located in a picturesque valley of Frankonia, which is part of Bavaria. People (visitors) can come to Münsterschwarzach to visit the abbey church, the museum or the various shops, and to spend some time in prayerand rest.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Abtei St. Walburg

Germany

http://www.abtei-st-walburg.de/en/home/

The Abbey of St. Walburga is a small community of Benedictine contemplative nuns of the Roman Catholic Church in Eichstätt, Germany. Aim is to provide a quiet place (accommodation) where individuals or groups may spend time in prayer and reflection for one or more days.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Advance Housing and Support Ltd.

United Kingdom

http://www.advanceuk.org/

Advance Housing and Support Ltd. is a charitable organisation which aim to support thousands of people - including disabled people, people with a mental health issue and people with a learning disability - at home, at work or in the community to live the life they choose. Advance volunteers support people to do leisure or social activities that they enjoy, for example going to a football match, taking a walk, visiting a museum or just going for a coffee. They may also support people in their home doing household tasks.

Volunteer tourism

Agrotourism Kalpić b&b

Croatia

http://www.kalpic.com/

Agrotourism Kalpić b&b is located near Krka National park and it provides pure rural accommodation in six picturesque stone built houses and place to relax in an idyllic ambient surrounded by wild nature. Offer includes accommodation in 8 double bedrooms inside stone cottages or in traditionally made stone villa, traditional Dalmatian tavern (offering traditional Dalmatian meals, made from ecologically grown food and good wines).

Rural/farm tourism

Ampleforth Abbey

United Kingdom

http://www.hpo.ampleforth.org.uk/

Ampleforth Abbey is open for all visitors (whether fellow Catholics, other Christians, people of other faiths or those seeking meaning in their lives) offering individual and group retreat programmes. Visitors are welcome to share in monastic hospitality and the prayer of the monks in the choir of the Abbey Church.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Art terapija Ana Božac

Croatia

http://www.anabozac.com/hr/

Located in Istria (Funtana) she runs creative workshops (weekly, weekends) and an art-therapy weekends. It is promoted as relaxation, free expression and creative potential developments, restoration of inner strengths and return to balance with nature. Run by an artist and trained psychotherapists.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Benediktushof Seminar - und Tagungszentrum GmbH

Germany

http://willigisjaeger-foundation.com/

Benediktushof Seminar - und Tagungszentrum GmbH is a company responsible for the management of all courses, seminars and conferences held at the Benediktushof. The company operates the Benediktushof as a centre for spiritual paths. They offer accommodation, daily meditation sessions, vegetarian and organic food.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Berghof Walser

Germany

http://www.berghof-walser.de/en.html

- the farm located in the middle of Upper Bavarian Alpine foothills (Obersochering municipaly). They offer a relaxing and eventful farm holiday in nature paradise in Pfaffenwinkel during all seasons of the year. There are four holiday apartments and two rooms. They use natural construction materials; as well as the living concept of energy supply with woodchip heating, household water heating through solar and photovoltaic systems as sustainable saving resources. The whole range of authentic and vivd farm holiday activities are available for children and adults. Also they offer sport and cultural activities (hiking, mountain biking, biking, climbing, skiing, skating etc.)

Rural/farm tourism

Biohotel Eggensberger

Germany

http://www.eggensberger.de/en/

Organic Spa Hotel Eggensberger in Hopfen Am See near Füssen is the unique combination of organic hotel, spa & therapy centre. Hotel offers all-round rest and recuperation for body and soul. Organic concept is based on organic food (without additives, GM technology or factory farming), climate protection (by checking the carbon footprint of hotel, products and suppliers), protect from disruptive electric smog and natural living comfort in organic balance rooms, environmentally friendly transport, and energy save. Offer also includes wellness and spa center (massages, body treatments, baths, natural cosmetics, etc.), therapy centre and activities (Nordic walking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing etc.)

Medical (wellness) tourism

Birding Berlin

Germany

http://www.birdingberlin.com/

Birding Berlin is the name of the company led by a professional guide Rolf Nessing. Rolf offers field trips getting to know the urban bird life within the city of Berlin, as well as full day trips in the immediate vicinity of Berlin or further afield. Also, Rolf rents out holiday chalets on his own property in Lychen. Lychen is an ideal starting point for nature trips. The Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve is only some 30-50 km distant from Lychen. Parts of the Müritz National Park are only 20 km away and the Lower Oder National Park is some 75-90 km drive from Lychen.

Ecotourism

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

Germany

http://www.brenners.com/eng/home/

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa offers Spa facilities (beauty treatments, saunas, baths, pool, detox and nutrition, fitness, shiatsu and kickbox for emotional balance etc.) and medical care (a wide range of preventative healthcare programmes: the prevent health check-up, naturopathic diagnostics and therapy, nutritional coaching, physiological training. aesthetic medicine treatments, ophthalmology treatments, etc.)

Medical (wellness) tourism

Büki Gyógyfürdő Zrt.

Hungary

http://bukfurdo.hu/en/

Bükfürdő is one of the most well-known spas in Europe and the second biggest health, wellness and adventure centre in Hungary. Offer includes Spa facilities (Open-air swimming-pools, medicinal water pools, saunas,adventure baths) and Medical Wellness Centre (diverse and great number of treatments: relaxing and exotic massages, thermo spa treatments, hydro therapy, electro therapies, laser therapy, ultra wave therapy, remedial gymnastics, medicinal packs, Body packages etc.)

Medical (wellness) tourism

Carey Manor Hotel & SenSpa

United Kingdom

http://www.careysmanor.com/

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is nestled away in the historic trees of the magnificent New Forest National Park. Offer includes a range of luxurious Spa treatments using only the finest organic ingredients (from hydrating facials to authentic Thai massages and mineral-rich body wraps), beauty treatments, hydrotherapy, saunas, baths, sport activities (fitness, golf), conference halls, etc.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa

United Kingdom

http://www.cedarfalls.co.uk/cedarfalls/

Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa offers accommodation, facilities including the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool, saunas, steam rooms, relaxation room, gym, tennis court and golf course, a wide range of Traditional beauty treatments, Holistic natural therapies, body treatments (a range of massages, body wraps and hot stone treatments) etc.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Cornish Tipi Holidays

United Kingdom

http://www.cornishtipiholidays.co.uk/

Cornish Tipi Holidays is a small family company from Cornwall, UK, established 1997. Offer includes staying in a canvas tipi living close to the earth and rhythm of nature. Their firm policy is to buy locally as much as possible; to source fair trade/recycled/organic/environmentally friendly products wherever possible; charitable giving at both local & national level; energy and water saving; renewable energy technologies use; waste reduction & recycling etc.

Ecotourism

CountrySOLE (The Little Wood House)

United Kingdom

http://www.countrysole.org.uk/

The Little Wood House is an eco-lodge in Herefordshire specially built as part of the CountrySOLE project. The CountrySOLE Project aims to raise awareness of the unnecessary use of the world's finite resources and to encourage the use of sustainable materials in everyday life. The Little Wood House is set on a smallholding in deepest Herefordshire countryside, with stunning views, and next to a small Nature Reserve. It provides self-catering accommodation and features truly sustainable facilities that harness the earth’s resources responsibly. The Little Wood House is equipped with a wood burning Rayburn cooking stove, powered by solar and wind energy and has state of the art composting toilets. Also there is a circular garden, grown on permaculture principles and in surroundings lots of villages and markets.

Ecotourism

Cwmcrwth Farm

United Kingdom

http://cwmcrwthfarm.co.uk/

Cwmcrwth Farm is a small rare breed farm with farm cottages near town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire in Towy Valley, West Wales. Offer includes accommodation in 3 cottages (Hayloft, Coach House and Milking Parlour) and Mafanwy's Ark (sleep in a traditional pig ark), courses (cheese making, pig and goat keeping, sausage making etc.), and outdoor activities. Cwmcrwth Farm is a member of Farm Stay UK (National Agricultural Centre).

Rural/ farm tourism

Dalmatia Events d.o.o.

Croatia

http://croatia-retreat.com/

Relaxing yoga and active travel holiday on the island of Vis, Croatia. They offer yoga, meditation, art classes, healthy nutrition and spiritual trips. Dalmatia Events d.o.o. is recommended by Responsible Travel (http://responsibletravel.com/) - all meals are vegetarian or vegan cooked using the locally and ecologically grown produce, use of energy efficient light bulbs, use of roof drainage system that ends in one large water butt, recycling bins, use of Croatian made eco cleaning products, visits to local artist shops, local restaurants, green markets, bakeries and shops etc.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget (Danubis Hotels Group)

Hungary

http://www.danubiushotels.com/our-hotels-budapest/danubius-health-spa-resort-margitsziget

Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget is a part of Danubis Hotels Group. It is located in the middle of a park on Margaret Island, and surrounded by ancient trees and historical ruins. Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget boasts one of Europe’s top Health Spas, the therapies of which are based on using water from three of the island’s natural thermal springs. The Resort offers Spa and Wellness (Indoor and outdoor pools, adventure pool, Jacuzzi, thermal bath, therapeutic exercise thermal bath, sauna, steam room, aroma cabin, sun terrace, solarium, infra-sauna, wellness massages, wellness baths, medical wellness treatments, beauty treatments, Cosmetic surgery, fitness, relaxation treatments etc.), Medical treatments (therapeutic treatments: Physiotherapy, Electrotherapy, Balneotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Rehabilitation Massage, Packs, Inhalation etc.), restaurants (offering a variety of Hungarian, International and dietetic dishes) and meeting, banquet and conference facilities for guests.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Dartmoor Nature Tours

United Kingdom

http://dartmoornaturetours.co.uk/

Dartmoor Nature Tours are led by Phil Page. Phil has been leading guided walks on Dartmoor since 1986 and is a qualified guide for the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Dartmoor Nature Tours offers wildlife walks and tours to suit individual customer requirements (Bird Tours, Butterfly Walks, Fungi Forays, Dusk Walks, Winter Bird Walks, Woodland Walks etc.), and also accommodation in Yarrow Lodge in National Nature Reserve.

Ecotourism

Delta Force Paintball

United Kingdom

http://www.paintballgames.co.uk/

Delta Force Paintball is perhaps the best recognised name in the sport of paintball today. They have dozens of paintball centres located all over the UK. Some Paintball cities are Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, London, Coventry, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham etc.

Extreme sports

Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

United Kingdom

http://www.dhanakosa.com/

The mission of Dhanakosa is to support the practice of the Buddha’s teachings by providing retreats that encompass both traditional and contemporary approaches to Buddhist practice. Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre offers a wide range of retreats including yoga, hillwalking, Tai Chi, arts and alternative health, all complementing a programme of introductory meditation teaching.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Ecolodge Mókus Valley

Hungary

http://mokusvalley.com/mokus%20valley%20english.html

Ecolodge Mókus Valley is nestled deep into the South Hungarian Mecsek mountains. Offer includes two unique holiday cottages in nature, guided excursions in the surroundings, bicycles for rent, participation in daily farm activities, tours of the farm, outside activites (fishing, guided nature tours, lake, open-air swimming pool etc.).

Rural/farm tourism

Ecoventures

United Kingdom

http://www.ecoventures.co.uk/

Ecoventures is a small friendly company from historic town of Cromarty which lies at the easternmost tip of the Black Isle, right at the heart of the Moray Firth. It is committed to providing the best possible experience of truly memorable “wildlife encounter” while ensuring the long term sustainability of local marine environment. Boat trips include Wildlife Watch, Skippered Charters, Film and Photography Charters, and Commercial Charters.

Ecotourism

Eko centar Latinovac

Croatia

http://ekocentarlatinovac.hr/en/home-en-gb

Overall objective of Eko Centar in Latinovac, Croatia is to create a sustainable ecological community, to develop rural area and improve quality of life of local inhabitants. Eco-volunteers participate in creative workshops, lectures, cleaning, gardening, fixing all damaged things like paths and buildings etc. Specific goals of Eco center are: to promote healthy lifestyle, to support creative expression with special emphasis on young people, to connect different generations, to promote differences and decrease prejudices, to support non-violent action, to promote mobility among youths in Požeško-slavonska county.

Volunteer tourism

Eko – Art Centar EIA

Croatia

http://eia.hr/

Eko - Art Centar EIA is association for ecology and culture in Bale, Istria. The main goal of this project is to return to nature, to create environment of love in which people can act natural, spontaneous, creative and fulfilled. The accommodation includes Indian (and regular) tents and trailers for the real nature experience, private apartments and in the bay small wooden- rock house. In Eko - Art Centar EIA they live in pure nature beside the magical forest, build eco houses, cultivate land by the permaculturel laws (in harmony with nature), use solar energy, collect rain-water, use wood for heating, eat healthy food, have different kinds of pets etc. They organize shaman dances and Indian saunas (sweat lodge) and eco art camps for youth. The main offer includes eco workshops, lectures, exhibitions, eco education, permaculture. They practice different kinds of activities as (courses for): photography, composition, painting, massages, natural health; they conduct anti-stress program that includes lots of laughter, relaxation, games, creativity. As well, they organize workshops of sound exploration, dance, communications with nature and disengagement of hidden potentials. Their main focus is (harmonious) human relations.

Ecotourism

Eko – centar Caput Insulae - Beli (Centar za zaštitu ptica grabljivica GRIFON)

Croatia

http://www.supovi.hr/?lang=en

Eco-centre Caput Insulae - Beli, set up in 1994, is devoted to caring for and maintaining the habitat of the endangered Eurasian griffon. The main objective is the peotection of the griffon vulture and the entire natural and cultural - historical heritage of the island of Cres. Eco - Centre runs 7 programs in order to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the island of Cres (the integral protection of the griffon vulture, the protection of biodiversity, education program, protection of cultural and historical heritage, ecotourism program, interpretation center). The ecocentre has a well-established volunteer programme that runs throughout the year, as well as a griffon adoption programme. Eco-volunteers participate in the protection of the griffon vulture, in the programs for the community, in the planting, care and watering of plants, animal feed and care etc.

Volunteer tourism

El Bronco

Hungary

http://www.elbronco.hu/

El Bronco ranch was formed in the 1980s as a holiday home in the country. Since then, it has expanded to become a renowned Western riding ranch, with important Quarter-horse, Appaloosa and Paint breeding stock.El Bronco is situated in southern Hungary, about 80km from Budapest and lies in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Kiskunsági National Park. The Ranch accommodates 42 horses. Offer includes accommodation in 12 rooms in three separate buildings, wellness, horse riding and outdoor activities (local cheese factory tour, wine tasting, carriage driving, fishing, sand hill jeep safari, adventure park, trips etc.).

Rural/farm tourism

Evangelisches Augustinerkloster zu Erfurt

Germany

http://www.augustinerkloster.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

St Augustine's Monastery in Erfurt is a unique monument to mediaeval religious architecture. At the same time it is not only an internationally recognised conference and meeting centre, but is also, well known world-wide as an important station in the life of Martin Luther. Offer includes the historical old city visit, lectures, discussions, concerts and theatre in monastery. The Woadhouse (Waidhaus), our “House of Contemplation” or retreat is an integral part of the St Augustine's Monastery building ensemble and is also available as a hostel for guests who are on the path of “spiritual wandering”.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Farm Lator

Hungary

http://www.farmlator.hu/

Farm Lator is an eco-friendly farmhouse accommodation & campsite located in Northeastern Hungary, run by an English-speaking wildlife guide offering various nature holidays for independent travellers and groups: birdwatching, butterflies and moths, general natural history, wildlife photography tours/workshops, mammal trips and family holidays. In order to respect the local community and nature, Farm Lator developed the following strategy:

  • Nature Conservation (a percentage of income is transferred to a foundation that executes local nature conservation projects);
  • attempt to keep the surrounding original (rural atmosphere of the surrounding stays unimpaired);
  • not only the eco tourist, but also the local nature and local population benefit from their activities (the services of local guides are being used, staff contains of local people, local products are from small shops or directly from their neighbours).

Ecotourism

Farm Vogelhof in St. Märgen

Germany

http://www.vogelhof-engl.de/

The farm is located right to the Black Forest in a quiet and sunny spot. Many facilities are located within walking distance from the farm (playgrounds, tennis fields, an outdoor swimming pool, nordic walking tracks, mountain bike tracks, hiiking routes and skiing tracks).

Rural/farm tourism

Ferienhäuser Bellana

Germany

http://www.bellana-ferien.de/en/index.html

Ferienhäuser Bellana is located in Losheim, in federal state Saarland, Germany. The place is ideal holiday destination for families with children, pensioners, nature lovers and horse riders with a horse. Offer includes 4 holiday homes (situated on the Rissenthal nature park village, surrounded by paddocks and woods), outdoor activities (fishing, boat rent, bicycles for rent, guided nature tours, horse riding, windsurfing etc.).

Rural/farm tourism

Gaia House

United Kingdom

http://gaiahouse.co.uk/

Gaia House Meditation Retreat Centre is a registered (non-profit) charity founded in 1983, run by a Board of Trustees who are committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual health through meditation. They offer an extensive Group Retreat Programme with meditation instruction and teachings drawn from a variety of Buddhist traditions, led by experienced Dharma teachers from around the world; Personal and Work Retreats; and Education Programmes.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Gedeon Tanya Panzió

Hungary

http://www.gedeonfarm.com/

Gedeon Tanya Panzió is a traditional farm located in the middle of the Kiskunsagi National Park, owned and built by the family Gedeon. Offer includes accommodation (two guesthouses built in traditional style in harmony with the surrounding landscape), restaurant/canteen (Hungarian food specialities), sales of own produce, guided excursions in the surroundings, horse riding, participation in daily farm activities, tours of the farm etc.

Rural/farm tourism

Go Jump GmbH

Germany

http://www.gojump.de/en/home/

Go Jump GmbH is a skydive center in Gransee, close to Berlins city center, only 45 minutes away in the Brandenburg region. Offering services are: Tandemskydive, AFF course (a one jump course only or also full licence courses).

Extreme sports

Gorwell Farm Holiday Cottages

United Kingdom

http://www.gorwellfarm.co.uk/

Gorwell Farm is a family farm situated in the village Abbotsbury on the South Coast of Dorset (midway between Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport and close to the Jurassic Coast). Offers self catering holiday cottages in nature surrounding close proximity to an abundance of popular activities and wildlife and birdlife. Gorwell Farm is a member of Farm Stay UK (National Agricultural Centre).

Rural/farm tourism

Heinrich Hof

Germany

http://www.heinrichhof.de/

Heinrich Hof is a biological farm with about 60 hectares, which belongs to the family Heinrich. They live there with their children as well as with 10 other employees, interns and volunteers. The project is located in the village of Obrigheim, in the south west of Germany in the region of Baden-Württemberg. Main volunteer activities are production of biological fruits and vegetables depending of the season, raising of animals, selling the products at the market and in their private store. Organize of pedagogical visits and activities for children and youth. The volunteer can work and help in the stable with the animals as well as in the plantation of vegetables. He/she can also discover and help in the other activities of the farm (selling, pedagogical activities, etc.).

Volunteer tourism

Hévinvest Spa Golf Zrt. (Hotel Europa fit Heviz)

Hungary

http://www.europafit.hu/en

Spa and Wellness hotel is located only 400 m away from the medicinal lake Hévíz, and offers Medical Wellness center (a wide variety of special massages: refreshing, sport and traditional Far Eastern massages, aromatherapy, electrotherapian treatments, pelotherapy treatments, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy, magnet therapy, inhalation, special packs, remedial gymnastic, medical examination and counselling, general medical check-up, dietetic consultation, Hévíz mud-bath etc.), Spa and Wellness center (indoor wellness pool, medicinal pool, experience bath, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool and Kneipp pool, saunas, yoga, relaxation rooms, a wide range of face and body treatments, massages, thalassotherapy, mesotherapy, professional cosmetics from France, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, free cosmetician’s consultation and solarium, dental treatments, etc.), Sport facilities (fitness room, table tennis, cycling, water aerobics, power walking, nordic walking, smovey, yoga, watercycling, indoor and outdoor gymnastics, hiking etc.), and Gastronomy (international and Hungarian food).

Medical (wellness) tourism

High Adventure Paragliding

United Kingdom

http://www.highadventureparagliding.co.uk/

High Adventure Paragliding is a fully registered British Paragliding and Hang gliding Association (BHPA) school located on the Isle of Wight (UK South Coast). Paragliding courses include Tandem Experience Paraglider Flights, Paragliding Day Course, Paragliding Two Day Course, Paragliding Student Pilot, Paragliding (Full) Club Pilot, Combined Student + Club Pilot Paragliding Course and Paragliding Refresher Courses.

Extreme sports

Hof hinter der Mühle

Germany

http://www.hof-hinter-der-muehle.de/english-version-1.html

Traditional farm in Gutach in the middle of the Black Forest. On farm there are cows and calfs and a loto f other animals. Outside the farm there is chill area with garden furniture, playground for children and some dwarf goats and rabbits.

Rural/farm tourism

Hof Klostersee

Germany

http://klostersee.org/welcome/

Hof Klostersee is organic or bio-dynamic farm located at the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Just behind the farm is the Kellenhusen forest with its century old oak trees. Besides the agricultural business they run their own bio-dynamic bakery and a cheese dairy (they produce cheese, curd and yogurt and sell their own products). Offer includes six holiday apartments, bicycles for rent, participation in daily farm activities, tours of the farm, wellness activites, and outdoor activities (horse riding, guided nature tours, fishing, windsurfing etc.).

Rural/farm tourism

Höhencamping Königskanzel camping site

Germany

http://camping-koenigskanzel.de/downloads-2/?lang=en

Höhencamping Königskanzel is a campsite in Dornstetten, Baden-Württemberg.This terraced camp also offers caravan rent. The camp site has restaurant, pools, a playground and a sports ground and a beauty centre.It offers excursion programmes, guided walks and various cycle routes. There is an entertainment programme. It is certified by EU Ecolabel.

Ecotourism

Holy Isle

United Kingdom

http://www.holyisland.org/

Located off the west coast of Scotland, Holy Isle has an ancient spiritual heritage stretching back to the 6th century. The founder and vision holder of the Holy Isle Project is Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master in the Kagyu tradition. At the north of Holy Isle there is the Centre for World Peace and Health where an ongoing retreat and course programme takes place during the summer season, April till October. The Centre provides accommodation, many courses, workshops and conferences each year between April and October.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Horse Farm Equita

Hungary

http://www.equital.hu/en/index

Horse Farm Equita, founded in 2007, is located in the village Nemesvita at the lake Balaton, Hungary. Offer includes accommodation, riding services (riding instructions, cross-country riding, riding tours, carting, livery stable), free wellness services, series of opportunities for active tourism (bike and walking routs, water sports on the lake, golf, cave tour, castle and sightseeing tours, wine tours, local markets etc.)

Rural/farm tourism

Hotel Vicko

Croatia

http://www.hotel-vicko.hr/

Located in Starigrad Paklenica, at the coastal side of Velebit mountain range and NP Paklenica, this is family run hotel offering a range of nature and culture based excursions. Food is sourced locally. It holds the Croatia Environmentally Friendly label.

Ecotourism

Institut Plavi svijet

Croatia

http://www.blue-world.org/en/about-us/

The Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) from Veli Lošinj, Croatia, set up with the intention to carry out scientific research and conservation projects and promote environmental awareness in the Lošinj-Cres archipelago, Croatia and Adriatic region as a whole. The Institute operates on several locations on Lošinj, Murter and Vis Islands, and carries out its activities through three programmes - scientific, education and conservation. The Blue World Institute has been running the eco-volunteering program as a part of the Adriatic Dolphin Project on the island of Lošinj since the beginning of the project, and from 2013 The Adriatic Dolphin Project - North Dalmatia also provide eco-volunteering program. Eco-volunteers spend twelve days with research teams and actively participate in daily routines. This includes collecting data at sea, preparing equipment and boats, data entry, preliminary analysis of collected data, and preparing presentations etc. The Eco-volunteers live and work together with researchers and intern students.

Volunteer tourism

Internationale Jugendbegegnung Dachau (International Youth Meeting Dachau)

Germany

http://www.jugendbegegnung-dachau.de/?lang=en

Since its founding by young people in 1983, the International Youth Meeting has taken place each summer in Dachau, Germany. Young people meet at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp to learn about and discuss the history of Dachau, National Socialism, and modern problems of racism and discrimination. Through participating in workshops, participants seek answers to questions regarding the past, the present, and the future. The team members, most of whom are volunteers, supervise the youth and run the conference. Survivors of the National Socialists’ tyranny speak with the groups about their own experiences of persecution, imprisonment in forced labour and concentration camps, and in the resistance movement.

Volunteer tourism

ISLERIDE

Croatia

http://www.isleride.com/

Isleride is a mountain biking holidays company offering GPS guided and guided tours holidays on Croatian islands Brač and Vis. Offer also includes accommodation, ideally suited to mountain bikers, on islands Brač and Vis, food, GPS unit with routes, booklet with detail description trails, how to use ISLE RIDE booklet, safetly bike storage, basic bike tool and pump, energy pack for each day, bike wash on daily basic, ISLE RIDE logistic support and ISLERIDE host.

Extreme sports

Ivica and Marica agrotourism (Ivica i Marica seosko gospodarstvo)

Croatia

http://www.ivica-marica.com/

The ethno village Karanac is situated just a few kilometers from Osijek, below the hill Banovo brdo. Offer includes accommodation (the house and suites), homemade food, horse riding, cycling, celebration organizing, trip organizing, wine tasting etc.

Rural/farm tourism

Kameni dvori

Croatia

http://www.holiday-village-konavle.com/

Kameni Dvori is a privately owned family farm that offers holiday home rentals in the village ''Lovorno'', the countryside region of ''Konavle'', Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia. The holiday home rentals from Kameni Dvori provide two unique accommodation units for rental. The main unit is a holiday villa for exclusive rental during the peak season or, by floor or room rental during off-season. The second accommodation unit is a smaller, yet unique vineyard cottage. Offer also includes various holiday activities that take place in this south region of Croatia (Eno-Gastronomy food and wine experience, Geo-Historical programs, Nature & Flora programs: walking, hiking and cycling); two taverns connected with terraces that function as one larger called “Tavern Inn“ (serves Konavle typical local dishes & meals prepared from organic products from the farm) and eco farm activites (Vineyards – Grapes & Wine production, Olive Tree Harvest & Olive Oil production, Organic Food Vegetables & Fruits, Authentic Domestic Souvenir production). The “Kameni Dvori” villa provides unique event space and facilities for luxurious weddings, small group presentations and business meetings.

Ecotourism

Kezele family farm

Croatia

http://www.kezele-vino.hr/index.php?lang=en

Kazele family farm is located in the village of Šumećani halfway between Ivanić Grad and Čazma, in region Moslavina. The farm covers area of 7 hectares and touches Marča forest. It's surrounded by meadows, fields, orchards and vineyards. At farm they produce wine, brandies and liqueurs. Also they breed domestic animals and preserve authentic rural heritage. Offer includes homemade traditional food (comes from their own production and from the surrounding farms), ethno collection, wine tasting, stable with animals, guided tour of the farm, hiking and biking, horse riding, souvenir shop, trips from Kezele farm, sports grounds etc. They also organise weddings, family celebrations etc.

Rural/farm tourism

Kovács Kinga Emlékalapítvány (Foundation)

Hungary

http://www.kingaalapitvanya.hu/english/start.htm

This camp is run by the Kovacs Kinga foundation, set up in 2006, and dedicated to the inter-cultural dialogue and financially supporting foreign language learning. Each summer the foundation runs a volunteer camp - The Hetedhét Camp, where volunteers run children summer camp. The camp runs varied programmes every year with special emphasis on learning foreign languages and on the principle of volunteering. As well as improving handicraft skills, the children have a lot of opportunity to play and to develop their knowledge. The programme also gives participants an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the EU, as the Eurodirect Office is involved in the programme.

Volunteer tourism

Leonard Cheshire Disability

United Kingdom

https://www.leonardcheshire.org/

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people to live independently, contribute economically and participate fully in society. The charity offer a wide range of services (providing accommodation services, personalised care and support services and social, education and leisure services). Leonard Cheshire Disability has around 100 care homes across the UK that offer long and short term volunteering opportunities. These opportunities can include: supporting disabled people to enjoy a range of leisure and social activities both in house and in the local community; leading an activities session - maybe starting a choir or poetry group, or sharing skills such as cookery, IT, art and gardening; driving and escorting disabled people to appointments and social, leisure, sporting and educational activities etc.

Volunteer tourism

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Croatia

http://www.lindenretreat.com/

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is an intimate, luxurious private sanctuary of 50 acres nestled within the Velebit Mountains, UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. Offers remote Croatia wilderness vacations, signature cuisine, retreat programs and the unique horsemanship. Their mission is to provide an authentic place for guests to help them bring their lives back into balance. Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is recommended by the Responsible Travel (they are developing a concept CIDER, which is an acronym for Community, Integrity, Development, Evolution and Responsibility, that puts human in a center of attention in order to create a balanced and integrated living systems for all creatures).

Ecotourism

Littletown Farm Guest House

United Kingdom

http://www.littletownfarm.co.uk/

Littletown Farm is a traditional working Lakeland farm offering bed & breakfast accommodation in the Newlands Valley (Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England). Offer also includes many walks that start from the farm (Ard Crags, Knott Rigg and Newlands Pass; Knott Rigg, Ard Crags and Rigg Beck; A very long walk – Cat Bells to Ard Crags etc.), and food (fresh local produce).

Rural/farm tourism

Lječilište Istarske Toplice

Croatia

http://www.istarske-toplice.hr/pages_en/index_en

The Istrian thermal resort is situated on the northwest part of the peninsula Istria in Croatia. Resort offers accommodation in Villa Stjepan and Hotel Mirna, physical therapy (hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, cinesiotherapy, electrotherapy, massage, aromatherapy, inhalation), polyclinic Sveti Stjepan (otorhinolaryngology, aesthetic medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, gynecology, dermatology, internal medicine), wellness center, beauty center, conferences, entertainment, sport and recreation, excursions, etc.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Lunaris d.o.o. Zagreb (Bungee Jumping Šibenik)

Croatia

http://www.bungee.com.hr/en

Lunaris d.o.o. is a company from Zagreb that organizes bungee jumping from 40 meters high Šibenik bridge. ''For jumpers, the challenge is to overcome their fears and be able to say, "Yes I did it!" Bungee jumping gives a person the opportunity to overcome their inner fears and gives them a massive dose of adrenaline. Come stand on the edge and face your fear in what is for many one of the greatest personal challenges of their life.''

Extreme sports

Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre

United Kingdom

http://www.madhyamaka.org/

Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre offers meditation programmes (Beginners Retreats, Individual Retreats, Rest and Reflect Weeks, Group Retreats, Post Festival Retreats), accommodation, food, courses, meditation classes etc.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Mandala Day Spa Budapest

Hungary

http://www.en.mandaladayspa.hu/

Mandala Day Spa presents a magical escape from the tiring days and tribulations of everyday life. Offer includes a wide selection of massages (for the body, soul and senses), nearly 100 different Body, Facial, Hand and Foot care treatments, hammam baths, body wraps & Scrubs, bath rituals, beauty treatments (manicure and pedicure, hair, etc.).

Medical (wellness) tourism

Middle Piccadilly

United Kingdom

http://www.middlepiccadilly.com/

Middle Piccadilly is rural Spa Retreat in the Dorset countryside and a combination of the peaceful restorative environment, the outstanding freshly prepared food and the exceptionally gifted therapists. There are three choices available at the centre - the vegetarian, the detox or the rawfood option, and already created holistic packages. Transformative, potentially life changing and empowering holistic treatments include organic facials, shamanic healing, reflexology, detox mud wrap, colonic hydrotherapy, massages (hot stone therapy massage, Indian head massage, therapeutic massage etc.) There are three dietary options available (Cleanse, Vegetarian, Raw Food).

Medical (wellness) tourism

Mountain Traveller Croatia

Croatia

http://www.mt-croatia.com/home.html

Mountain Traveller Croatia is a company located in Seline, a small tourist town on the coast, below the Mala Paklenica, close to Starigrad – Paklenica. Offering services are:

  • Mountain guiding (hiring a professional mountain guide);
  • Hiking & trekking (one-day trips as well as two-day and multi-day package deals);
  • Mountain Running (train with Mountain Traveller guides in natural surroundings);
  • Additional activities (rock climbing, jeep photo safari, sea kayak, rafting and kayak on river Zrmanja, stand up paddling, bungee-jumping).

In addition to the above services, Mountain Traveller Croatia also offers organized food and accommodation.

Extreme sports

Nature camping Langenwald

Germany

http://www.camping-langenwald.de/index.php/en/

This family-run camp near Freudensdadt, in Black forrest, is rung by a family on the former sawmill site. It offers camping ground, log houses and apartments, a range of nature based activities and variety of nature education and intepretation activities. It is certified by EU Ecolabel.

Ecotourism

Nature Quest Guru Retreats

United Kingdom

http://www.naturequestguru.org/

Catriona (Gaelic for Catherine) is a world-renowned spiritual teacher who helps people find greater meaning in their own lives. She leads Vision Quests, Nature Quests and retreats, and also offers ancient readings, coaching, meditation and Vision Quest training to individuals and groups. In Catriona's Vision Quests, Nature Retreats, day hikes and other programs, guests will find greater wisdom, truth, health and spiritual fulfillment.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Naturmed Hotel Carbona

Hungary

http://www.carbona.hu/en?sid=

Naturmed Hotel Carbona in Hévíz offers Wellness and Spa facilities (outdoor pools, thermal baths, saunas, various massages, beauty treatments, fitness etc.), medical treatments (ayurveda, medical check-up, balneotherapy, sensolite, special diets, cleansing diets etc.) and Gastronomy (international, vegetarian and dietary specialities).

Medical (wellness) tourism

Nettlecombe Farm

United Kingdom

http://www.nettlecombefarm.co.uk/

Nettlecombe Farm is nestled in the hearth of the rolling Isle of Wight countryside. It is a working farm that offers self-catering holiday accommodation, coarse fishing, yoga retreats and function barn hire. Visitors are welcome to explore the farm and meet the animals.

Rural/farm tourism

Nightsafe

United Kingdom

http://www.blackburn-nightsafe.org.uk/

Nightsafe is a charity that works with homeless young people in Blackburn and Darwen. Nightsafe aims to cater for young people who are disadvantaged, unwaged and at risk. Much of the work concentrates on supporting young people who are in trouble with the police, drug users, those with relationship difficulties and/or debt problems. Nightsafe has four projects offering a variety of housing options and services to young people. The Shelter provides young people aged 16 to 24 a safe place to stay with resettlement support to help them find more permanent accommodation. Witton Project is a supported housing project for 16 to 18 year olds promoting life skills and supporting young people to move on into indenpendent living. Platform 5 is a day centre for 16 to 24 years olds that provides facilities such as laundry, storage, showers and meals. It also has an educational and health promotion brief. Cornfield Cliffe is a supported housing project in Darwen providing six en-suite rooms with 24 hour support. Volunteers help support people at the Night Shelter and the Witton Project.

Volunteer tourism

NOVI-COMMERCCE d.o.o (Adventure Holiday – Zadar Area – Croatia)

Croatia

http://www.f-zrmanja.com/eng/

NOVI-COMMERCCE d.o.o (Adventure Holiday – Zadar Area – Croatia) is a company specialized in one day trips and multi-day tours in the area of the river Zrmanja, mountain Velebit and Paklenica National Park, as well as the city of Zadar and its surroundings. Offer includes Canoe Safari/rafting on river Zrmanja; Photo Safari on Zrmanja river - boat excursion; Panoramic boat trip - Novigrad sea; Team building river and mountain adventure.

Extreme sports

Öko-Park Pension, Campsite and Adventure Park

Hungary

http://oko-park.hu/en.html

The Eco-Park Pension in Szarvaskő, in the heart of the Bükk National Park The Pension, which is 6 kilometres from Eger and is near the Brook National Park. Its has campsites, pension (13 room), restaurants, teambuilding/conference facilities and adventure park. It holds EU Ecolabel.

Ecotourism

Ökodorf Brodowin GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG

Germany

http://www.brodowin.com/

Brodowin is the village of seven lakes situated in the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin. Its landscape is rich in forests and lakes. In Brodowin they produce natural foods of the highest quality that biodynamic agriculture has to offer. Food production consist of sowing, planting, cultivation, harvesting and preparing vegetables under strict environmental conditions, as well as the traditional preparation of milk. Offer includes fresh and organic food (all fruits and vegetables, milk are local, seasonal and organically grown, produced on the farm, and can also be delivered to the home address), farm shop (offering a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden and fresh milk, eggs, cheese and a variety of other organic products).

Ecotourism

Ökowerk Emden

Germany

http://www.oekowerk-emden.de/

In 1989 ambitious nature lovers developed the idea to convert the closed sewage plant in the suburb of Borssum into Nature's Classroom. Today, this is an ecological project which aims to educate young people on ecological awareness, development and sustainability. Main activities are to promote interest of children and adolescence in nature, physical activities, nutritional awareness and more. Part of the project is a kindergarten hosting 50 children. Volunteers assist in every day tasks, especially with the children.

Volunteer tourism

Painting holidays Maca

Croatia

http://www.artsholidays.com

In Mlini, near Dubrovnik, Maca Lucić – an established painter - with her family runs one or two week painting classed including accommodation, meals, tutoring and excursions. The location is in the hinterland farms. The idea was born out of the art-colony that Maca organised regularly.

Creative tourism

Panorama hotel Oberjoch

Germany

http://www.panoramahotel-oberjoch.com/

Oberjoch is Germany’s highest mountain village situated in a sunny high valley in the Allgäu Alps. Panorama hotel Oberjoch offers Spa & Wellness area (consists of an indoor and outdoor pool, a sauna landscape, cosmetic and therapy area, a fitness studio, a day spa, a shop, and a complimentary bathrobe), restaurants, various activities (such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, rafting, and hiking), conference arrangements, etc.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Paracademy Extreme Ltd.

United Kingdom

http://www.paracademyextreme.co.uk/

The Paracademy Extreme Kitesurf Centre UK has been teaching kite surfing since 2000. It is based on the shores of Portland Harbour in Dorset. At the Paracademy Extreme Sport Centre they teach kite surfing and also offer a host of other kite sports (power kiting, kite buggying, kite landboarding and a range of other extreme sports).

Extreme sports

Paraworth

Germany

http://paraworth.com/

Paraworth is a team of professional paraglider pilots from Munich, Germany offering paragliding tours and tandems in Germany and all over the world. In Germany they fly the prime sites of the Bavarian Alps.

Extreme sports

Pluscarden Abbey

United Kingdom

http://www.pluscardenabbey.org/home.asp

Pluscarden Abbey is the home of a community of Catholic Benedictine monks. It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose. The atmosphere of quiet reflection and of work dedicated to the glory of God is the same now as it was in the thirteenth century. Guests are received in the two guest houses: men and women of all faiths are welcome to make a retreat here and to share in the prayer and work of the community, or simply rest and renew their focus on what is most important.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Prickett's Place

United Kingdom

http://www.prickettsplace.com/

Prickett's Place is a country farmhouse set in the Wye Valley overlooking the Herefordshire countryside. Offers accommodation, home cooked food, and it is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area (walking, fishing, canoeing, cycling etc.). Prickett's Place is a member of Farm Stay UK (National Agricultural Centre).

Rural/farm tourism

RabtenTashi Ling

Hungary

http://www.rabten.eu/visitHungary_en.htm

Buddhist Retreat Center Rabten Tashi Ling is situated on spacious grounds in the vineyards of the south shore of lake Balaton. Between March 15th and October 15th the centre Rabten Tashi Ling is open to the public. During this time guests are most welcome to visit the centre, spend a quiet time in the prayer hall, get information on Buddhism and meditation, or make holidays in one of the eight vineyard houses.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

United Kingdom

http://www.ragdalehall.co.uk/

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa offers innovative holistic therapies, spa treatments, fitness and leisure facilities. Offer includes accommodation, pools, baths, saunas, relaxation areas, beauty treatments etc.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Ranch Terra

Croatia

http://ranch-terra.com/pages/_home-en.html

Terra Ranch is a Horse riding club and private accommodation, located on a farm in a small town Irinovac only 8 km from Plitvice Lakes National Park. Offer includes accommodation, horse riding (riding school, trail horseback riding, daily trips), and active holiday in nature (Plitvice Lakes national park, Barać caves, Bihać & Rafting on the river Una, Rastoke - Slunj, Korana River, winter holidays). There are also possibilities for fishing, table tennis, canoeing, hiking, cycling in nature etc.

Rural/farm tourism

Regena Sanitorium Bad Brückenau GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

http://www.regena.de/

The Regena is a modern Health Resort & Spa in the middle of Germany in peaceful green location in the Bayerische Rhön Biosphere Reserve. The Regena offers naturopathy, traditional medicine and traditional Chinese medicine - combined with first-class comfort, spa and beauty facility and fitness center Power course.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Ride the Hill

United Kingdom

http://www.ridethehill.com/

Ride The Hill (Hire) Limited is a company registered in England and Wales and an outdoor adventure centre specialising in Mountainboarding and other all terrain sports. It is based in Nutfield, Surrey. Mountainboarding is also known as Dirt Boarding, Off-road boarding or all terrain boarding (it is very similar to Snowboarding and Skateboarding). It is versatile piece of kit made up of numerous components. A deck, bindings, trucks and tough all terrain wheels and tyres that can be used anywhere. They offer also experiences perfect for family days Out, birthday parties, Stag-Do’s Corporate Days, School and Youth Bookings etc.

Extreme sports

Rock climbing j.d.o.o. (Adventure Omiš)

Croatia

http://www.adventure-omis.com/

Rock climbing j.d.o.o. “Adventure Omiš” was founded in 2013 in Omiš, Croatia by a few enthusiasts, with a combined love for nature and extreme sports. Offer includes Canyoning on Cetina river (based and advanced); Rock climbing; Hiking (The hiking tour of canyon Cetina, The hike to the Gospa Snježna, The hike to the fortress Fortica and Extreme hiking); Kayaking and snorkeling tour. All tours includes licensed guides.

Extreme sports

Rock Climbing Peak District

United Kingdom

http://www.rockclimbingpeakdistrict.co.uk/

Rock Climbing Peak District is a company from England offering Rock Climbing courses (tailor made Instruction and Coaching courses for complete beginners to climbers wishing to push themselves and develop) in the Peak District area. All courses are run by fully qualified instructors. Beginners courses include: First Steps (Introduction to rock climbing), Learning to Lead, Rock Climbing Fast Track, Plastic to Rock, Bouldering. Advanced courses include: Rope and Rescue, Multi-Pitch Climbing, Sport Climbing. Also they have designed a variety of Group Days that are great for any type of occasion, whether it is a university club trip, company team building, a school trip or just a party.

Extreme sports

Slikamilina painting and photography

Croatia

http://www.slikamilina.ca

It is the customized tour company that welcomes painters and photographers to Croatia. - We offer a 10 day holiday on the island of Korcula and Pag. These all-inclusive painting are led by a tour operator and accompanied by accomplished watercolour, oil, or pastel artists. It is promoted as a small, slaw, tailor-made experience supporting local economy.

Creative tourism

Sopronbánfalvi Pálos – Karmelita Kolostor

Hungary

http://www.banfalvakolostor.hu/en/

The Pauline – Carmelite Monastery of Sopronbánfalva is a not-for-profit meditation and education center and retreat, open to various forms of spirituality. It is also an open facility offering unique accommodations for all guests without regard to specific religion, faith, or personal world view. The core mission of the Monastery today is still to serve as a place of retreat, where guests enjoy in many programs such as yoga programs (yoga and meditation practice, philosophy), the Path of the Eight process (to help reveil ones vision in life, in your work, your family, your partnership), individual retreat for personal transformation (harmony of physical activity - proper nutrition, quality of life and spiritual activity - prayer, meditation), group retreat program, company retreat program (corporate off-site events, board meetings, conferences) and education program (comprehensive, practice oriented programs to help participants achieve their spiritual goals, and incorporate the routine of spirituality into their everyday lives by participating in retreats, spiritual exercises, meditation courses, workshops, self-awareness programs etc.)

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

St. Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre

United Kingdom

http://www.beunos.com/

St. Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre offer retreats and programmes inspired by Ignatian spirituality - a Christian approach to prayer, sorting out priorities and seeking the will of God. Offer also includes accommodation, prayerful environment, Ignatian spirituality training courses, professional development and seminars.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Suncokret Body and Soul Retreat

Croatia

http://suncokrethvar.wix.com/bodyandsoulretreat

A unique Boutique Holistic Yoga Retreat Center on Hvar Island, Croatia. They offer accommodation, yoga teachings, body-mind-spirit practices, healthy vegetarian food, the best of Hvar Island's natural, historical and cultural treasures, holistic therapies, life-empowerment workshops and organic Spa treatments

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Suzzanes bed and breakfast

Germany

http://www.suzannes.de/index_en.php

Our house is an old, refurbished traditional Bavarian farmhouse near the center of Füssen, in Bavaria, close to Austrian border. Suzanne’s uses solar power and cord wood for hot water and heating as well as photovoltaic panels for producing electricity: our contribution to saving the planet. High quality local products are sourced from smaller firms close to the pansion or from biological farms.It is certified by EU Ecolabel.

Ecotourism

Szent Arnold Lelkigyakorlatos Ház

Hungary

http://saintarnold.weebly.com/

St. Arnold Retreat House in Budapest is a place for spiritual renewal and new types of religious programs for groups or individuals, youth and seniors, Catholics and non-Catholics. Besides large groups of pilgrims or tourists they are also ready to host individuals and families. Offer involves sightseeing, entertainment, relaxation at House, traditional Hungarian food, opportunity for spiritual direction, holy mass, confessions and the strenghtening of faith so that soul and body together will be revitalized.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

TAKE OFF Fallschirmsport GmbH

Germany

http://www.funjump.de/skydiving_near_berlin

TAKE OFF Fallschirmsport GmbH is a company established in 1992 close to Berlin, offering a parachute center with state of the art facilities and a welcoming atmosphere. It is one of the most experienced professional schools in Germany. Offering services are: Tandem Jumping, Jump Courses, and Sport Skydiving.

Extreme sports

Tandem Team

Hungary

http://www.tandemugras.co.hu/index.php?lang=en&lang_id=2

Tandem Team is a company from Hungary which organizes parachute jumps in tandem and the skydiving (AFF) school in four locations in Hungary - Fehérvár (Börgönd), Fertőszentmiklós (Sopron), Kaposújlak (Kaposvar) and Balatonkeresztúr.

Extreme sports

Terme Jezerčica

Croatia

http://terme-jezercica.hr/

Hotel & SPA Terme Jezerčica is situated in the town of Donja Stubica in the heart of Hrvatsko zagorje region (Northern Croatia), right on the mineral spring of natural healing thermal water. Hotel & SPA Terme Jezerčica offers 47 rooms, indoor and outdoor water park with eight pools and modern Wellness & SPA centre for unforgettable relaxation including various types of massage, baths, and facial and body treatments, sport activities (fitness centre, beach volleyball, table tennis, children's playground, badminton, soccer, open air massage), conference centre and Hotel restaurant (wide selection of local dishes).

Medical (wellness) tourism

Terme Tuhelj d.o.o.

Croatia

http://www.terme-tuhelj.hr/gb

Terme Tuhelj d.o.o. as Spa and Wellness center offers accommodation in hotel Well and Campsite Avtokamp. Tuhelj thermal water and mud as one of the most healing substances of its kind in Europe are the main offer and source of health and energy. Offer includes outdoor and indoor swimming pools, programmes in sauna world, baths, face care, body care, health programmes, thermal mud therapies, locations for conferences, seminars, workshops, and other business meetings, five restaurants (offering local and regional food, served in a homely way), a variety of activities and adventures in nature (cycling trails, hiking trails, the trim trail, adventure park, trips to the surroundings).

Medical (wellness) tourism

The Arimathean Retreat

United Kingdom

http://www.arimatheanretreat.com/

The Arimathean Retreat Glastonbury is a universal and holistic Spiritual Retreat offering support, healing and guidance to nurture and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Offer also includes the Arimathean Cottage, a delicious and healthy vegetarian or vegan food, retreat packages, courses, the practices and techniques of Satyamvidya Yoga, a gentle and therapeutic form of Yoga, psychology and spiritual development (it is based on The 5 Layers of Consciousness bringing well-being and harmony to the body, breath, mind-emotions, soul and spirit emphasising the need for a balanced and integrated approach to life).

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

The Art of Living Silence Retreat

Germany

http://www.artofliving.org/badantogast

Founded in 1981 by Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 152 countries. It runs a silence retreat in Bad Antogas, in North Forrest. Retreats are 6-days offering breathing techniques, deep meditations and deep rest in silence. Participants are involved in guided meditation, breathing technique, spirituality, and yoga and Ayuverdic treatment. Food is vegetarian.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

The Friars

United Kingdom

http://www.thefriars.org.uk/

Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Today is a place of peace, community of prayer, an experience of God, a centre of welcome, a venue for gathering, and a work of art for thousands of visitors. The Friars welcomes individuals seeking peace and quiet and groups coming for retreats or conferences in guesthouse.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

The German BASE Association

Germany

http://www.base-jump.de/1115/61649.html

The German BASE Association is a non-profit association, located in Fehrbellin, Germany which is dedicated to organise and to do BASE jumps. Since 1998 BASE jumping can be permitted in Germany and they became the main-contact for doing BASE.

Extreme sports

The Homoki Lodge

Hungary

http://www.homokilodge.com/

The Homoki Lodge is an old estate building, situated in the Puszta in South Hungary, that has been transformed into a boutique hotel with every comfort and amenity. Offer includes accommodation for guests to experience Hungary in an elemental and archetypal way, to feel the remoteness, the far-reaching expanses and freedom of the landscape; all-day horse riding tours; battue hunts for hare, pheasant, predators, game and hide-hunting of roe deer, fallow deer, wild boar, fox and gold-jackal; Health & beauty treatments; Hungarian cuisine (the dishes are traditionally rural, they use products from the region)

Rural/farm tourism

The Kerekerdo Challenge Land

Hungary

http://www.kerekkaland.hu/menu_introduction_1.html

The Kerekerdő Challenge Land is the adventure park in Kerekegyháza, Hungary. They offer a complex, wide range of sport facilities, opportunities for entertainment and relaxation to all age-groups (from children to adults) in a pleasant woody environment. Facilities in Park include: rope way system (rope-way for practising, rope-ways for kids, rope- ways for adults, sliding way); Toddler rope-way for children under age of 3; Labyrinths (rope labyrinth blindfold with the guidance of a partner, Board labyrinth individully or in groups starting from 2 sides); Archery field; forest path (flora and fauna); Orientation tasks with GPS; Strategic simulation airsoft; Trampoline etc.

Extreme sports

The Liszkay Wine Estate

Hungary

http://www.liszkay.com/en/default.aspx

The Liszkay Wine Estate can be found near the village of Monoszlo on the Northern side of Lake Balaton. Offer includes wine tours, spa and lodging, private estate rental, Hungarian country cuisine, special events (wedding receptions, corporate events, group wine tasting and cultural events) etc.

Rural/farm tourism

The Mirfield Monastery

United Kingdom

http://www.monastery-stay.co.uk/

The Mirfield Monastery was founded in 1898. Today, the Mirfield Monastery welcomes visitors using the monastery as either a retreat house or a conference centre. It is open for groups or individuals and has a full programme of activities throughout the year. It is is the ideal venue for conferences, workshops, retreats, church groups, weddings and receptions.Offer includes individually guided retreats, retreats for clergy, preached retreats etc.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

The Raku Garden

Croatia

http://www.therakugarden.com/

The Raku Garden offers a weeklong pottery workshops in Povlja, island of Brač. Studio is situated in an expansive garden and it is available whole day, with tutoring in the morning. Participants are accommodated in private accommodation available in the village.

Creative tourism

The Whole Lifestyle

Croatia

http://thewholelifestyle.com/

Raw Vegan Retreat and Raw Vegan Cruise supports individuals on their raw vegan diet, health, exercise, passion, happiness, peace, emotional aspects and home environment. Raw Vegan Retreat includes rustic Mediterranean 400-year old town house where guests can relax, detox and rejuvenate. Raw Vegan Cruise - cruising along the beautiful Croatian coastline includes organic raw food, massage, holistic well­ being program (Stress Relief Techniques, sunrise and sunset yoga, fitness, swimming, laughter yoga, emotional empowerment, raw food preparation, daily 5 Rhythms dancing practice and singing), historical sightseeing etc.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Titanic Spa

United Kingdom

http://www.titanicspa.com/

Titanic Spa is the UK’s first eco spa, located on the edge of the Pennines in West Yorkshire, offering holistic spa experience and a wide range of spa treatments and wellness facilities. Offer includes accommodation, a wide range of massages, beauty treatments for skin and body, saunas, pools, realaxation lounge, mud therapies, exfoliating, detox and body therapy, organic treatments, pregnancy treatments, alternative therapies based on ancient traditions (the focus is on healing and rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit) and Titanic Spa gift vouchers.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Toplice Sv. Martin d.d.

Croatia

http://www.spa-sport.hr/en/

Terme Sveti Martin is situated in the protected locality of upper-Međimurje and it is destination for relaxation and wellness, sport and active holidays, congresses and team building along with gastronomic experiences and wonderful natural surroundings. The Resort comprises a complex of indoor pools with thermal water, a summer aqua park, a wellness center (more than 20 different massage and sauna treatments), beauty center, Lumbalis health center (treatment of problems related to various types of diseases of the spine and musculoskeletal system), modern accommodation and various restaurants (traditional Medjimurje cuisine, which is based on heavy, substantial food).

Medical (wellness) tourism

Tour Central

Hungary

http://www.tour-central.com/

Tour Central have provided self-catering active holidays in Hungary's Aggtelek National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) since 2005. This small company is committed to sustainable business and pledges 1 % of its sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Offer includes accommodation in traditional cottage guesthouse in the village Tornaszentandrás; guided daily tours for visitors; activities for road and off-road cyclists, walkers, horse riders, bird watchers, cavers, and those who enjoy fishing; home-cooked meals and fresh organic products; etc.

Ecotourism

Treloar Trust

United Kingdom

http://www.treloar.org.uk/

Founded in 1907 Treloar's is a registered charity which provide education, care, therapies, medical support and independence for young people with complex physical disabilities. The aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential. The main areas in which they work are the non-maintained Nursery and School (from 2 to 19 years) and College (from 16 to 25 years). In School they challenge young people and nurture their abilities to prepare them for the next stage in their lives. In College aim is to enable all learners to achieve their long-term goals of a more independent life and make a meaningful contribution to their community, including Higher Education and employment. Volunteers can be assigned work in: classrooms as classroom assistants to prepare materials for lessons and assisting the students, assisting in the School classes with the younger students, therapy departments helping with speech, physio and occupational therapy as well as assisting with the administration of the departments. Volunteers can also help out-of-school activities such as evening and weekend activities, cinema visits, playing games, etc.

Volunteer tourism

Tri-Life Retreats

United Kingdom

http://tri-life.co.uk/

Tri - Life Retreats provide transformative retreats in beautiful settings, in combination with one to one wellbeing sessions and personalised therapies including: Mindfulness / meditation, Personalised one to one sessions with The Light Technique, Nutritional advice, Lifestyle talks e.g. nutrition / stress /wellbeing, Holistic therapies / reiki / reflexology / massage, Yoga / body movement. The Tri-Life team takes the holistic approach in the process of connecting the body, mind and spirit, through many Tri-Life Wellness and Transformational programmes.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Tűfokán Alapítvány

Hungary

http://www.tufokan.com/index.html

Tűfokán Alapítvány is a small cultural foundation, that organizes a summer camp and a small music festival with approximately 300 visitors, each year in Cserhátszentiván, a rural area of Hungary. The main focus is music, theatre and sound painting. The festival is trying to bring some life in this now culturally desolate region of the country, with a focus on working with local partners and businesses. Volunteers help with the everyday job of making a festival work (decoration work, painting, cleaning, building the stage, participate in music workshops etc.)

Volunteer tourism

Udruga Glas mladih Križevci

Croatia

http://udruga-gmk.hr/

Udruga Glas mladih Križevci is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2009, which organise various projects for volunteers. Projects are focused on working with children and students in an intercultural environment.

Volunteer tourism

Velebitska udruga Kuterevo (VUK)

Croatia

https://kuterevo.wordpress.com/

Velebit Association Kuterevo is a local non-governmental organization from small village Kuterevo that was founded in 1995 and registered in 2002. The main aims of the organization are preservation of natural and cultural heritage in the region. The main activities of the organisation are the care of resident bears and the bear facilities within the Bear Refuge, informative and educational work with visitors and running the Volunteers’ Station. From Spring till Autumn the Refuge hosts many groups and volunteers from all around the bear world. Each of the groups have opportunity to learn about brown bear, nature conservation and sustainable lifestyle.

Volunteer tourism

Villa Andrea

Croatia

http://www.villa-andrea.info/en

This is traditional, authentic vila is converted into a butiq hotel in Tučepi, a popular coastal town in Middle Dalmatia, run by a family. It is one of the first hotels to be given Environmentally Friendly label.

Ecotourism

Villa Dvor

Croatia

http://www.hotel-villadvor.hr/en/

In Middle Dalmatian costal town of Omiš, this is a family-run small hotel that is certified (Environmentally Friendly label) with practices involving mostly energy saving devices (i.e. solar panels). A wide array of activities including nature and water based soft and hard adventure are offered to guests.

Ecotourism

Villa Magdalena

Croatia

http://www.villa-magdalena.net/en/

Villa Magdalena offers accommodation in boutique hotel, wellness center (spring healing thermal water treatments, saunas, outdoor pool, massages and beauty treatments, aromatherapies, reflexology, Indian head massage, ayurveda massage etc.), restaurant, activities (cycling routes, walking routes, skiing, golf, cultural and historical attractions), team building, seminars, presentations, meetings etc.

Medical (wellness) tourism

Villa PaPe

Croatia

http://www.villa-pape.com/

Villa PaPe is located in Trogir suburbs on the island Ciovo, in natural surrounding. It is a green accommodation recognized and certified by several sustainable organizations also involved in eko-partner project as participates and advisors. By implementing green practices such as water conservation, solid waste recycling and reduction,energy conservation, and pollution prevention, the Villa PaPe not only complies with Eko Partner and GreenTravelMarket Standards, but also goes a step further to improve and protect environment. A list of the sustainable measures at Villa PaPe:

  • buying as much locally as possible;
  • growing as many of their own vegetables and fruits as space, time and energy allow;
  • buying the organic products whenever possible;
  • recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and batteries;
  • composting all organic matter;
  • using saving bulbs into as many lights as possible;
  • using ecological and large packages of cleaning products, and natural, home-made cleaning solutions whenever possible;
  • implementing a resource-conscious policy in the rooms;
  • encourage visitors to walk and use public transport as much as possible;
  • using solar panels to heat the water that is used not only for showers also for washing machines both clothes and dishes;
  • implementing a system for water saving into our pipes;
  • promoting local Croatian companies and products as much as possible;
  • giving as much information about our country as possible.

Offer also includes accommodation, and Croatian Culinary Treasures cooking class.

Ecotourism

Villa Tamara

Croatia

http://www.villatamarabol.com/

Villa Tamara, situated only a few steps from the medieval heart of Bol, offers yoga holidays. During yoga retreat guests can practice yoga and meditation, and learn the basic of healthy vegetarian cooking, and Croatian local food.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Waldorfschule Johannes - Schule Evinghausen

Germany

http://www.johannes-schule-evinghausen.de/

Waldorfschule Johannes is a special school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The aim of the project is to develop the emotional, social and personal skills of the children. Main activities include instruction, rhythmical work, art work, therapeutic work, skilled manual work, social work, individual social care, and excursions. The volunteer can participate and support in all daily activities, such as the classes or the outdoor activities.

Volunteer tourism

Wheatland farm

United Kingdom

http://wheatlandfarm.co.uk/

There are four self-catering lodges on the farm at the edge of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Run by a couple - conservationist and sustainable tourism operator – their aim is to offer comfortable but low carbon holidays. Regularly awarded for sustaianble tourism, inluding the recent VisitEngland Sustainable Tourism Award

Ecotourism

Wheatland Farm – Devon eco lodges and cottage

United Kingdom

http://wheatlandfarm.co.uk/

Wheatland Farm is at the edge of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and offer four eco lodges and a cottage. Surrounding activites in nature include walks, cycling, fishing, museums, healthy food and pubs etc. Green policies for Devon eco lodges and cottage:

  • The lodges are extremely well-insulated and have solar hot water systems (all electricity comes from 100% renewable sources);
  • heating and power is entirely green;
  • recycling paper, glass, cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, mixed plastic, tetra paks and separate food waste;
  • using biodegradable washing up liquid and laundry detergent;
  • promoting local food producers and retailers etc.

Ecotourism

Windsurf station

Croatia

http://www.windsurfstation.com/

Windsurf Station is organization that organizes official kayak tours directly from Rt Kamenjak area, Premantura - nature protected area. They offer much more than a classic windsurfing school, they offer also kayak or bike photo-safari tour, mountain bike, SUP, and kitesurfing.

Extreme sports

Yay Pilates

Croatia

http://www.yaypilates.com/

A Yoga and Pilates retreat on the beautiful Dalmatian coast offers yoga and pilates practice, meditation, organic cuisine, accommodation (luxurious historic stone houses with an herbal sauna and pool), and many more activities (like day trips, wine tastings, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, snorkeling, cycling or just lounging along the coastline)

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Yoga Retreat Croatia

Croatia

http://yogaretreatcroatia.eu/

Yoga Retreat in Rovinj, Croatia offers daily yoga and meditation session, healthy Mediterranean food, tours and boat trip in the nature, Yoga-Camping in Rovinj Croatia and accommodation in villa.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism

Yoga Vidya

Germany

http://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/

Yoga Vidya is a non-profit organisation (Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organisation) whose aim is to spread the knowledge ("vidya"), practice and techniques of classical, holistic Yoga.There are Yoga Vidya Centres in more than 50 major German cities, and they offer yoga practice and meditation in a natural setting, with organic food, together with like-minded people, many leisure activities such as hiking and cycling in the adjoining forests and valleys, swimming, excursions to a variety of local points of interest.

Spiritual (retreat) tourism