Eastern Europe
Holidays to Eastern Europe

Vacations to Eastern Europe

It is notoriously tricky to put your finger on the exact boundaries of聽Eastern Europe. Some definitions of this region conclude that聽Eastern Europe聽contains the countries to the east of the historic聽鈥業ron Curtain鈥聽of the Cold War era. Others have defined it as those states which, following the聽Great Schism聽of the聽11th-century, took on聽Eastern Christianity聽as their dominant belief system and today, those countries where the聽Eastern Orthodox Church聽plays a prominent role. Due to a lack of geographical borders, no unanimous agreement exists on where聽Eastern Europe聽begins and ends, but it is generally considered to contain the following countries:聽Albania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia聽and聽Ukraine.聽

As you venture eastwards into this part of聽Europe, you鈥檒l find a land less traveled. On one hand,聽English聽is not as widely spoken and the聽Euro聽becomes less frequently accepted the further east you travel. On the other hand, if you聽travel to Eastern Europe聽you can enjoy much cheaper prices and a treasure trove of fascinating cultural delights!

Many, if not all of the countries in聽Eastern Europe聽have come under the influence of the聽Soviet Union聽at one time or another. This heritage gives many of the regions capital cities a gritty exterior, although underneath this aesthetic you can find some of the most charming and unique cultures in the continent.

Distinctive cuisines, breathtaking landscapes and ancient traditions can be found here in abundance. From steaming bowls of rich聽goulash聽in聽Hungary聽to the dramatic landscapes of the聽Danube Delta,聽Eastern Europe聽is a dream destination for travelers willing to venture off the beaten path. Landscapes here range from the rugged聽Tatra Mountains聽of聽Slovakia聽to the rolling hills of聽Transylvania聽and the glistening waters of聽Lake Balaton聽in聽Hungary.聽

The most alluring thing about聽traveling to Eastern Europe聽is the fantastical array of historic sights. In a region where history continues to unfold, on a聽tour of Eastern Europe聽you鈥檒l find yourself surrounded by some of the most inspiring monuments in the continent. From the rainbow-colored domes of聽St. Basil鈥檚聽in聽Moscow聽to the haunting silhouette of聽Bran Castle聽in聽Romania聽and the eerie remnants of聽Chernobyl聽in聽Ukraine, there鈥檚 no shortage of聽things to see in Eastern Europe.聽Of course, you cannot聽visit Eastern Europe聽without exploring its most enchanting, fairytale cities. Take聽Prague聽for example, the 鈥City of a Thousand Spires鈥, or magical聽Brasov, one of Romania鈥檚 great medieval cities.聽

The perfect destination for a sightseeing tour, let聽Eastern Europe聽seduce you with its heady mix of folklore and landscapes. It might have a gritty exterior at times, but delve deeper to uncover its warm, hospitable heart!

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