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Eastern Europe Tours

Eastern Europe Tours

Eastern Europe is full of surprises. As one of the most culturally diverse places on the planet, it blends spellbinding natural beauty with enthralling historic attractions. Many destinations here also benefit from being relatively tourist-free, which makes exploring here feel like a true adventure.

Our small Eastern Europe tours will show you the highlights of this colourful and captivating region.Visit the painted monasteries of Moldova, journey to the mythical home of Count Dracula in Romania, take an enchanted train journey through the Siberian forests of Russia and save time to chat with the warm and friendly locals.
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Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.

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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
All-inclusive comfort
Get more value with all-inclusive trips featuring top-rated restaurants and hotels.
Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

Our Eastern Europe Tour Leaders

Join our Eastern Europe tours and experience this region in a more meaningful way. Our experienced tour leaders help you understand the unique culture and history of the area.

Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Where To Go In Eastern Europe
Our small Eastern Europe tours will show you the highlights of this history-rich region. Experience the grandeur of magnificent St Petersburg, take a walk along the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, mingle with the locals in the markets of Budapest, visit a 13th-century cave monastery in Moldova, and journey into the ancient heart of Belarus.

 

Belarus
Belarus is emerging as one of Eastern Europe’s must-visit destinations. Enjoy its museums, cosmopolitan towns, ancient castles, and impressive cafe scene. The nation’s folklore history and moving war memorials add further intrigue.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Visually stunning, Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of Eastern Europe’s genuine treasures. Explore gushing rivers, rolling mountains, medieval villages and Ottoman-era bazaars. Despite its turbulent past, the beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina makes it an unmissable destination.
Moldova
Prepare to be charmed by little-known Moldova. This small nation boasts beautiful parks, fabulous art galleries and a booming wine industry. Its historic treasures include the Cave Monastery — dug by Orthodox monks in the 13th century.
Romania
Travelling to Romania can feel like a trip back in time. Enjoy the romance and adventure in a land of remote villages, grand mountain scenery, tucked-away monasteries and the mythical home of Count Dracula.
Ukraine
The second largest nation in Europe, the mysterious Ukraine is a vast country ripe for exploration. Ornate churches, imposing forts, a breathtaking wilderness, and a truly hospitable welcome all lie in wait.
Russia
Russia’s scale and diversity will astound you. Gaze in awe at St Basil's Cathedral, journey through Siberian forests on an epic train journey, learn the history of the Tsars and visit world-class galleries and museums.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the best time to visit Eastern Europe?

The best time to visit Eastern Europe is arguably between May-June and Sept-Oct. The weather remains warm and the popular tourist spots are slightly less crowded. July and August are typically the hottest and busiest tourist months, and the coastal regions are particularly popular thanks to the dry and sunny conditions.

During the winter months (Nov-April), temperatures can plummet and many attractions and small towns shut down. But winter-sports areas are still a big attraction in the region’s mountainous areas.

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What countries are in Eastern Europe?

Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine.

 

Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.