Eastern Europe

Our Eastern Europe Tours offer you a glimpse to the countries of the former “Iron Curtain” speedily catching up with Western Tourism. They present tourists with great value for money, sophisticated culture, authentic medieval villages, historic sites and green and mysterious mountains. Superb orchestras, popular spas, fiery folk music, great wine, culinary delights will all contribute to a unique travel experience.  These once powerful, culturally and linguistically distinctive countries also offer majestic scenery, bustling capital cities, charming old towns, medieval castles, monasteries and other beautifully preserved architectural treasures of a long and eventful history. The traditional lifestyle is rapidly changing, so don’t hesitate to capture a glimpse into the past!

Bulgaria

Sliced in half by the Balkan mountains and iit is also on the crossroads of history. Bulgaria’s northern border is the Danube River and to the east it is embraced by the Black Sea. A unique country of generous and peaceful people unbroken by former oppressive communism. Inhabited since ancient times and with its snow-capped mountains, colorful medieval churches, Thracian tombs, outstanding wines, rose valleys, hot springs and popular seaside resorts. We offer the following tours in Bulgaria:

Circle Tour of Bulgaria – 8 days  Sofia to Tarnovo – Tour EU1001
The Treasures of Bulgaria – 8 days from Sofia to Rila – Tour EU205
Grand Tour of Bulgaria – 10 days from Sofia focusing on culture and nature – Tour EU1002
Balkan Mountain Adventure – Mountain passes, parks, monasteries, medieval villages EU202
Rose Fields and Monasteries 6 days – Tour EU203
Rose Festival in Bulgaria – 6 days during the famous Rose festival when the petals for rose oil are picked – Tour EU204

Balkans: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro, Slovenia,

Once a formidable kingdom under Tomislav in the tenth century, Croatia was a naval power in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  It enjoys 5,835 km of coastline with 1,185 islands mostly un-populated.Slovenia is next to northeastern Italy and famous for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. The capital, Ljubljana, has baroque facades mixed with 20th-century architecture including the Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spanning the Ljubljanica River. Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle.  Bosnia and Herzegovina is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps. National capital Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter, Baščaršija. Albania has many castles and archaeological sites. Capital Tirana centers on sprawling Skanderbeg Square, site of the National History Museum. Macedonia (North/ Republic) has more than 50 lakes and the fifth highest average elevation of any country in Europe. Skopje, the capital, is said to be seven thousand years old. There are nearly 1,000 churches and monasteries, while the city of Ohrid was once notable for having 365 churches. Montenegro, also on the Adriatic Coast, has amazing Lakes, 5 National Parks and gorgeous Mountains. Podgorica is the capital, while Cetinje is proclaimed like a Royal Capital City. With population of 670K, very proud of the rich history and tradition, Montenegro primarily offer exceptional cordiality and hospitality.

Slovenia Escorted Tour7 days – Ljubljana to Bohinj – Tour EU907

Treasures of Croatia A Short tour of Zagreb,  Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik – Tour EU407
Adriatic Highlights 8 days – Dubrovnik to Zagreb – Tour EU405
Croatia Circle Tour – 9 days Zagreb,Plitvice,Split, Dubrovnik,Trogir,Zadar, Zagreb – Tour EU403
Beauties of the Balkans Tour 8 days Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia – Tour EU409
Balkan Grand Tour – 12 days – Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia – Tour EU402
Adriatic Island Cruise and Croatian Land Tour – 12 days – Tour # EU404

Czechia (Czech Republic)

Czechia is comprised of three regions: Bohemia in the west, is the largest and most populous, Moravia to east and Czech Silesia in the north east. It is known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov, a small town in the South Bohemia region, is notable for its wealth of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, many of which house restaurants and shops.

Czech Heritage Towns Tour   5 Days Short Tour from Prague to Cesky Krumlov
Czech Republic Tour  – 7 days – Prague to Kutna Hora – Tour # EU302
Czech Spas for rejuvenation, metabolic and locomotive issues under the care of spa physicians

Hungary

This tiny country in the heart of Europe is quaint, historic and welcoming.  Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. The cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. The country offers many diverse destinations: relatively low mountains in the north-west, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers including Balaton (the largest lake in Central Europe), and many beautiful small villages and hidden gems of cities.

Small Towns of Hungary 4 Days – Tour EU102
Hungarian Spas
Hungary Music Festivals

Poland

Many tourist are attracted to Poland due to its unique and eventful history. Traces of the country’s past can be seen in every city and every different regions. Powers like the Piast, one of Europe’s oldest dynasties, later on the Jagiellons, the Teutonic Knights, the trades of tits Baltic towns as part of medieval Hanseatic League, the battlegrounds of WWII., the atrocities of the Holocaust, rule by Soviet Communism and the wave of political change after 1980, have all left behind mementos of varied and often times painful history.

Scenic Poland – 7 days – Tour EU504
Southern Poland – 9 days – Tour EU505
Grand Tour of Poland – 14 days – Tour EU502
Poland Highlights Tour – 11 Days – Tour # EU503
Poland Music Festivals –  5 days – Tour EU501

Romania and Transylvania

Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the country’s capital, is the site of the gigantic Palatul Parlamentului government building.

Discover Romania – 8 days – Bucharest, monasteries, and medieval – Tour EU1301
Treasures of Romania and Bulgaria – 15 days  – Northern Bulgaria and Transylvania – Tour EU1302
Classic Romania and Bulgaria 10 days with guaranteed departures starting in Sofia and ending in Bucharest – Tour EU1502
Transylvania Tour – 9 Days – Through Transylvania and Dracula’s old haunts
Dracula’s Footsteps – 4 days to Transylvania departing from Bucharest – Tour EU1501

Russia and The Baltics 

Russia is the world’s largest nation. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow’s Bolshoi and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by Russian leader Peter the Great, has the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the State Hermitage Museum’s art collection.

Baltic Capitals Tour – 9 days – Tour EU1401
Moscow to St Petersburg–  8 days  – Tour EU607
Moscow St Petersburg Tour – 7 days – Tour EU605
Moscow, Novgorod and St. Petersburg8 days – Tour EU604
St. Petersburg City Package– 5 days – Tour EU608
Moscow City Package– 5 days – Tour EU603

 

 

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