With overtourism becoming an increasing problem for many popular holiday destinations around the world, award-winning travel agency Trafalgar has come up with a list of alternative places in Europe to discover.

Scotland

The company’s Best Of Scotland itinerary includes visits to Glasgow, the Highlands and Edinburgh. There’s a chance to check out iconic places like the Isle of Skye, the Glencoe mountains and Loch Ard. You also get to dine with a local family in their 15th century home and participate in traditional dances complete with bagpipe music.

The Balkans

Trafalgar’s new eight-day Balkan itinerary includes trips to Croatia and Slovenia, where travellers get to learn more about the history of these two former socialist states. Among the things you get to do are savouring white truffles at Rovinj, meeting a local family in Ljubljana and sampling a traditional lunch, as well as learning how the locals live.

Switzerland

One of the best places to experience winter is Switzerland. Starting from Lucerne, the company’s Swiss holiday itinerary is all about cheese, chocolates, snow-capped mountains and beautiful lake vistas.

Morocco

Not a fan of Europe in winter? Then check out Morocco in north Africa, where you get to journey through the Sahara desert and explore the country’s charming cities and towns of Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Tinghir and Ouarzazate, which has been featured in many Hollywood films. There’s also a chance to visit Todra Gorge, Atlas Mountains and Berber villages.