Central & Eastern Europe Tours45 tours available
SL1 Slovak Republic Tour
6 days from Bratislava to Bratislava
Our Slovak Republic tour begins in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and we will quickly see that this city has no shortage of beauty and our time… Read more
BU1 Bulgaria Tour
8 days from Sofia to Sofia
Our Bulgaria tour reveals a land with a turbulent history that stretches back to the 7th century, a diverse topography of great beauty and an… Read more
RO1 Romania Tour
8 days from Bucharest to Bucharest
Standing amid the nuns who live in the Romanian monastery of Voronet while they carry out their daily routines, we will come to appreciate our level… Read more
CZ1 Czech Republic Tour
9 days from Prague to Prague
On your Czech Republic tour you'll taste a sample of the exquisite sceneries, cultures and attractions unique to the heart of Europe on this stellar… Read more
HU1 Hungary Tour
9 days from Budapest to Budapest
One of the great capital cities of the modern world, Budapest, awaits our arrival on this outstanding nine-day Hungary tour. An urban centre of… Read more
BS1 Baltic States & Helsinki Tour
9 days from Vilnius to Helsinki
PL3 Poland: Bridging East & West Tour
11 days from Krakow to Warsaw
There exists immaculate beauty and timeless history within the borders of Poland. On this Poland tour, we are embarking on a journey that will… Read more
VRTE Eastern Turkey Tour
12 days from Istanbul to Istanbul
This Eastern Turkey Tour will be led by senior Tour Leader, Victor Romagnoli. This tour can also be combined with Victor's one-time-only tour of… Read more
CZ2 Czech & Slovak Republics Tour
13 days from Prague to Bratislava
BS2 Russia And Baltic States Tours
13 days from Vilnius to St Petersburg
In the far northern region of Europe, our Russia and Baltic States tours explore a region of turbulent history, opulent eras, and individual… Read more
XHT Hiking Bohemia, Moravia & The Tatras Tour
13 days from Vienna to Bratislava
Slovakia's High Tatras mountain range sits quietly in the shadow of the Alps, yet within a compact 60-by-25km (40-by-15 mile) range stand two dozen… Read more
SL2 Slovak Republic & Hungary Tour
14 days from Bratislava to Budapest
On our Slovak Republic & Hungary Tour you'll wonder, what is better than experiencing Eastern Europe by enjoying a simple stroll along the winding… Read more
AL1 Albania & Macedonia Tour
14 days from Tirana to Skopje
Discerning travellers will be thrilled with this, one of our more comprehensive Albania and Macedonia tours, featuring two UNESCO World Heritage… Read more
AZ1 Caucasus Tours
14 days from Baku to Yerevan
Caucasus tours are numbered among our most popular offerings! Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is the entry point on this tour through the… Read more
XAD Croatia & Montenegro Tour
14 days from Kotor/Tivat to Zagreb
CZ7 Czech Republic And Slovakia Tour
15 days from Prague to Budapest
A little over two weeks is the duration of this stimulating Czech Republic and Slovakia tour and our time could not be better spent as we venture… Read more
RO2 Romania & Bulgaria Tour
15 days from Bucharest to Sofia
Before setting foot in these two countries found in Eastern Europe, it would be easy to confuse them as quite similar. Both are lands with a… Read more
GM1 Greece, Macedonia & Kosovo Tour
15 days from Athens to Pristina
This Greece, Macedonia & Kosovo tour is an exciting new itinerary that combines some of our old favourites, plus a couple of new up-and-comers.… Read more
MCNP Expedition To The North Pole Tour
15 days from Helsinki to Helsinki
This Expedition To The North Pole Tour will be led/hosted by senior Tour Leader, Martin Charlton who, in 2020, celebrates his 25th anniversary with… Read more
More About Central And Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe Tours & Central Europe Travel by Adventures Abroad: In the continual search of culture, history, scenic beauty, and quaint villages - there is no better destination than Eastern Europe. With ancient ruins around nearly every corner, snow-capped mountains with untouched forests, and friendly locals bursting into song at colourful festivals, Eastern European tours have become the choice for intrepid travellers who like elegant European charms mixed with an edgier contemporary history.
Glamorous cities with endless photo opportunities await in places such as Prague, the gothic capital of Czech Republic, a city that is often compared to Florence and Rome for its beauty and one that Goethe once called the prettiest gemstone in the crown of the world. Nearby is the UNESCO-designated historic centre of Cesky Krumlov, the baroque and gothic beauty makes it perhaps the most exquisite city in the country.
In Bucharest, Romania, it is thought to remind travellers as a 'Paris of the East.' A historically fascinating destination, Romania is home to over 2,000 fresco-brimming monasteries, dozens of picture-perfect castles and countless fortified villages. Elegant and opulent, the splendour of many eastern European capitals are apparent day or night.
Historically, each region on our Eastern European tours features a different culture with many customs unique to the region. Folkloric festivals come alive throughout the year, with religion often playing a central role in everyday traditions. Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholic, Muslim and Jewish communities add their own influences, however, pagan traditions still remain in small pockets.
In Albania, our Eastern European tours expose the intriguing contemporary culture with a fabulous collection of wondrous mosques as well as innumerable archaeological artifacts that detail almost 3,000 years of history. While in Macedonia, we have the chance to spend time exploring the World Heritage Site of Ohrid across the multi-hued, blue waters of the lake Ohrid to learn about the country's fascinating history with trips to 11th-century fortresses, centuries-old Byzantine churches and cathedrals.
There is hardly a destination more bursting in history than that of Greece or Turkey. Ancient cities, sprawling archaeological sites, rugged coastlines, impossibly blue waters and sugar white beaches, these two destinations have it all.
Moving north, in countries once behind the iron curtain, there is the chance to see regions rebuilding at a rapid pace as well as historical marvels that have remained for centuries. Take a five-kilometre journey below the Earth's surface to see some subterranean lakes in the Wieliczka Salt Mines in Poland. Wander the stone cobbled streets of Riga, Latvia, or marvel at the ancient architecture after walking along the rows of Baroque buildings in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Within the natural beauty of Eastern Europe, Slovenia is emerging as a prime spot with glacial lakes, lush green valleys and majestic mountain ranges. Nearby the 16 lakes connected in a series of cascading waterfalls, the Plitvice Lakes is sure to awe.
Whether arriving for the lessons in history, the chance to witness unique cultures come alive in folk festivals, or marvel at quaint villages in stunning locations, Eastern Europe is sure to leave an impression and the desire to return again.