Eastern Europe is becoming more popular every day to individual and group travelers. From Prague's fairytale city to medieval walls in Croatia, there is a lot to see and do while you travel to these amazing countries.
1. Walk along the Medieval City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Regarded today as one of the world's most exquisite places, Dubrovnik's character reflects its storied past as an independent city-state that rivaled Venice. Also known by its Latin name, Ragusa, this was a fortress city that served as the base for a fleet of ships that carried trade between much of Europe and the Middle East. The city-state's period of autonomy extended from 1358 to 1808. In the early 1990s, some of Dubrovnik's historic sites sustained damage during the Balkan conflicts, but the city has been peaceful for more than 15 years and largely restored under UNESCO supervision. Spend an afternoon walking along these beautiful medieval walls, gazing out at the beautiful red roofs glimmering against the Mediterranean sea... Click Here to join us in Croatia
2. Savor a Piece of Bosnian Lepinja Bread (Hot from the Oven) in Mostar, Bosnia
Lepinja Bread is the daily bread of the Balkans. You will see the locals eating this bread from breakfast until dinner, and with everything from meats to soups! The origin of the bread comes from the Middle East, but the flavor and taste are very different from that of the Middle Eastern Pita Bread. When you are in Bosnia, make sure to find a local bakery to try this bread - or even better, get them to teach you how to make it! Click Here to join us in Bosnia
3. Paraglide in Skopje or Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Macedonia is truly an amazing country for adventure sports. The mountainous region in Skopje and Mavrovo, the beautiful view upon Ohrid Lake and the rocky region in Prilep will for sure take your breath away. Macedonia has several professional paragliding clubs where you can get full equipment and professional guides for this sport. Paragliding as a recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders is widespread all over the country. These regions have amazing landscapes that are certainly worth to be seen. Click Here to join us in Macedonia
4. Row across Lake Bled, Slovenia
Surrounded on all sides by mountains and forest, the lake itself has famously clear waters and is perfectly blue. The fairy-tale atmosphere is only increased by the castle perched on the lake and the church built on the island in the middle. Grab one of the many boats on the shore and take an adventure to the island for a picnic lunch and relaxing afternoon. Bled is also excellent for outdoor sports, from swimming to bungee jumping and whitewater rafting, there’s something for everyone!
5. Climb to the fortress in Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro is one of the most beautiful villages in Eastern Europe. When you are in old town, look for signs leading up to the "Fortress" trailhead. Be prepared because the route has around 1,000 stairs and watch out for other hikers along the way. Once you get to the top, the view will be worth the struggle of hiking up there. You will see Kotor Bay's beautiful fjords and church steeples, and sit at the top of ancient ruins and enjoy this moment. Exciting! Click Here to join us in Montenegro
6. Hike (or take the Cable Car) to the top of Mount Dajti in Tirana, Albania
If you life stunning views, abundant wildlife, and beautiful nature - visit the Albanian Alps - specifically Mount Dajti! You can choose to hike to the top or you can even get to the top of Mount Dajti by cable car at the entrance to the national park. The greenery is very abundant at Mount Dajti and you may spot some big mammals - wild pigs, wolves, foxes, rabbits, brown bears and even wild cats. Click Here to join us in Albania
7. Explore the Antiquities of Prague Castle
Prague Castle is one of the city's most visited attractions. Our favorite part of the Prague Castle is The Golden Lane. Originally, it used to be a goldsmiths lane of shops but now these medieval buildings house displays of armor, textiles and local crafts. Take a step back in History and learn about the cultures, peoples, and mysteries of Eastern Europe... Click Here to join us in the Czech Republic
8. Dine on Delicious Goulash Stew in Budapest, Hungary
Goulash is a Hungarian stew originating from an ancient Eastern European Recipe that combines meats, vegetables, and a variety of spices together to create a delicious palate of flavors. What makes this dish unique is the use of Hungarian Sweet Paprika that comes from the sweet peppers that are picked in the hills of the Hungarian countryside. Try your hand and making some of this delicious stew during a local cooking class - or even better, grab a bowl of Goulash from a local eatery and enjoy it as you sit overlooking the beautiful Danube River that runs through the middle of Budapest... Click Here to join us in Hungary
9. Dance along the Yellow Brick Road in Sofia, Bulgaria
Most of Sofia's main historic sites lie along the Yellow Brick Road - a road built through Bulgaria connecting all the main historical sights of the country. Walk (or dance) along the yellow cobblestones – passing in front of the Bulgarian Parliament, and many other beautiful buildings and important landmarks. “True” Sofianites are said to “have been born on the yellow cobblestones.” There is a lot of history pertaining to The Yellow Brick Road - definitely check them out if you are ever in Bulgaria!
10. Ride through the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
The Tunnel of Love is a beautiful spot in Klevan, Ukraine - where a three kilometer railway was built directly through a "tunnel" of greenery leading to a famous fibreboard factory. The train goes three times a day and delivers wood to the factory. However, the trees make a green corridor, which attracts many couples, as well as photographers for its eye catching avenue. It is said that if you and your beloved come to the Tunnel of Love and sincerely make a wish, it will come true. This might be a new romantic place to discover!