East Europe

A trip to eastern Europe takes you past charming medieval towns, cities rich in culture, historic museums and friendly people with just as much grandeur and thrill as the cities of western Europe. Be it the hip cafes of Bucharest, the medieval grandeur of Bratislava, the old world relics of Belgrade, the Jewish settlements of Warsaw and the spectacular churches of Krakow, you will be smitten by history and beauty of it all. Enjoy the architecture of Sophia, cruise along the Danube in Budapest, and walk down cobble stone streets and secret courtyards of Prague. This trip will appease the explorer in you.

The Czech capital of Prague is also known as "the city of a hundred spires". Considered to be one of the most romantic destinations, Prague tourism is known for its fairy tale architecture, classical music, cafes, ancient squares and winding cobblestone streets. Its magnificent skyline is punctuated with medieval church spires and this beautiful city boasts of the most famous landmark, the beautiful Prague Castle and the Golden Lane behind it where the famous writer Franz Kafka once lived. There is no particular best time to visit Prague as the city is beautiful all year round, and is busiest over Christmas and Easter as well as during summer.

Situated on both sides of the Danube, Budapest is the cultural, political and commercial heart of Hungary, where you can discover the city via its culture of live music and old buildings that are surprisingly the city's social hubs. These "ruin bars" have reinvented themselves as quirky meeting places where furniture picked off the street is mixed with modern art.  The Romanian capital of Bucharest offers a lot to the curious traveler. Walk through wide, tree-lined boulevards, stop by museums, stroll the parks and hang out at trendy cafes. The city, also lovingly known as Little Paris, is Romania's largest city and a bustling metropolis. For those who want to have a bit of adventure, don't forget to experience the old Princely court of Vlad the Impaler in the center of Bucharest's historic area. According to locals, Vlad kept his prisoners in dungeons beneath the Old Princely Court. But all that you get to see today are a few walls, arches and tombstones. Not for the faint hearted!

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