Still dreaming about that European vacation you’ve promised yourself ever since college? Well, how about stop dreaming and start planning your trip to Europe right now. You’ll find everything here, from culture and fabulous history to outstanding nightlife, mouthwatering food, picturesque villages, inundated with charming atmosphere.
Literally no responsibilities but keeping yourself alive in Europe!
The heart of the European continent, Eastern Europe boasts an eclectic blend of rural and urban attractions. Timeless charm and picture-perfect scenery draws a growing number of visitors to this part of the world, a land of sleepy villages, medieval towns, and modern urban centers, often set against dramatic natural scenery, bound together by cultural and economic influences.
Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Czech Republic are some of the most visited and loved nations in this region that you simply can’t afford to miss.
If you like exploring places that are mostly off the tourists’ radar, add cities like Bratislava and Ljubljana to your Eastern Europe sightseeing schedule. For outdoor adventures, you can hike, bike, or ski in some of the region’s stunning towering mountain ranges.
So, here are some of the reasons why we get so excited about escorting travelers on coach trips around Europe. All aboard!
You get to walk amidst living history
Civilization has been going strong in Europe for quite some time now, and the continent has the buildings to prove it. The cities are old, REALLY old. A tour to its most famous castles, museums, palaces will help you shed some light, irrespective of the fact you’re a history buff or not. There’s no harm knowing a little about the place you’re travelling to. Don’t miss- Prague Castle, Schonbrunn Palace, trip on Austrian Danube, Hohensalzburg castle, Mirabell palace (Salzburg), Salzburg old town, Buda castle (Budapest), Neuschwanstein Castle (Bavaria).
It’s so darn tasty!
The food of Eastern Europe is healthy, hearty and very diverse. It is as varied as the history of the region, heavily influenced by various cultures – from the Mediterranean to the Ottoman Empire. You can be sure that it will be delicious, healthy and that the servings will be huge.
Mustn’t miss– Austrian wine, Bulgarian beef soup, Hungarian Goulash, Belgium beer, Bulgarian Banista
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Cities That Glitter
Prague and Budapest are the major destinations now, but all cities invariably across Eastern Europe gives you good doses of architecture, art, culture, beauty, food, drinks & of course shopping. You may explore these hidden treasures and set yourself apart!
Some Hidden Gems: Zadar, Croatia; Mostar, Bosnia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Riga, Latvia, Kotor, Montenegro; .
Fun with the Sun
If you want some sunshine and seaside fun, you can opt between thousands of miles of beautiful Adriatic coast or simply bask in the sun on the Black Sea. There are many mountain ranges (don’t miss the Alps!) with modern ski resorts and endless hiking opportunities.
Eastern Europe has countless sandy glowing beaches amongst which Croatia stands out as a great beach getaway for budget travellers.
Musn’t miss: Hiking in the Bavarian and Swiss Alps, Game of thrones tour in Croatia’s stunning real life locations, sail the High seas, explore the Black forest in Germany, rafting, canyoning and skydiving in Interlaken.
Cars are still not a predominantly popular mode of transportation, so for the most part, public transportation is well organized and generally efficient. Taking the bus or tram is also a valuable way of getting a hang of the everyday life of Eastern European folks. Although, most countries are safe for tourists, it is always a good idea to get international travel insurance before you go.
Europe is renowned for its exceptional festival calendar. From the historically important Semana Santa holy week in Seville and Sonar in Barcelona, to the downright ridiculous such as the annual Cheese Rolling competition in Gloucestershire, there are myriad opportunities to mingle with like-minded locals and visitors at colourful flavoursome festive events throughout the year.
Some must attend festivals during your journey here are-
- Hideout electronic beach festival in Zrce, Croatia (june)
- Cascamorras in Spain to be held in September, a playful brawl between two historic towns in Spain.
- Sprig Music Festival, most famous classical music festival, Prague (held in June)
- Narzissenfest in Bad Aussie that welcomes spring with music, local customs and city parades (May)
- Karlovy Vary Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, Bohemia, world’s oldest and biggest film festival where you might spot local & global celebrities (June-July)
- Knoddelfest in alpine town of St. Johann, Tirol, famous dumpling festival that celebrates everchanging Eastern European cuisine (September)
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Europeans may seem cold at first, but they are warm, friendly and fun loving. They are eager to meet foreigners and make them feel at home in their countries, often inviting them into their homes for a meal or a quick drink. Hospitality is a major part of the region’s culture, and Europeans pride themselves on being amazing hosts. Moreover, they are famously talkative and love to share their history and culture with travellers about their history and customs.
NOW is the ideal time to go!
Although the dirt cheap prices of the nineties are gone, most of eastern Europe is still relatively inexpensive to travel through. You can eat, drink, shop and stay for a fraction of the prices in Europe. Europe is, however, still managing to maintain its ethnic charm and laid back attitude.
No matter what, a trip to picturesque Eastern Europe will dazzle you with its charm, and there’s no way you could be disappointed ever!