Eastern Europe & Russia Tours
Discover the historic and culturally-rich countries of Eastern Europe on tour, including the Czech Republic, Croatia, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia and Poland. Discover Russian traditions as you travel from Moscow to St Petersburg, uncover the sobering historic sites in Poland, or soak up some sun along the Dalmatian Coast as you travel Eastern Europe on a rail journey, guided coach holiday or small group tour.
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Must do experiences and highlights in Eastern Europe & Russia
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Visit the former Concentration Camp where sobering stories paint a picture of a horrific time, giving you an insight and understanding of the suffering endured.
The Heart of Moscow
Check out the Red Square, with the historic Kremlin and the patterned domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral throwing a kaleidoscope of colour into the skyline.
With the golden domes of Aleksander Nevski Cathedral at its heart, Sofia enchants with its impressive architecture and a collection of pleasant gardens and parks.
Romania’s Bran Castle
Known as Dracula’s Castle, this fortress is perched atop a rocky outcrop boosting its terracotta turrets above the Transylvanian landscape. For a special (and thrillingly spooky) experience, visit on a Halloween tour.
Budapest’s Central Market Hall
Enjoy the sensory overload of this three storey indoor market, filled with the smell of paprika, fresh goods, food stalls, and all kinds of crafts. Don’t forget to try some Hungarian salami!
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What our clients are saying about touring through Eastern Europe & Russia
“Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe”
Overall the tour was OK. Hotels and locations of the hotels were good. However some of the coach journeys were long, especially from Budapest to Krakow and Krakow to Warsaw. Could have cut out going to Donaly in Slovakia as we only stopped for lunch there. Seemed a bit of a waste of time as we were then caught up in road works all the way to Warsaw which made the journey very slow. The coach driver and Tour Manager would have been aware of the road works and the day could have been better planne ...read mored.
“Highlights of Slovenia and Croatia”
The 8 Day tour of Slovenia and Croatia was fast moving, 2000+ kilometres in 7 days, but nonetheless amazing and spectacular. Highlights included the huge Postojna Caves, Split and the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, and the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and we loved Ljubljana even if we couldn't quite get the pronunciation right. Our tour leader, Oki, did a good job. Oki was very organised, and needed to be because of the fast pace of the tour. Thank you Yvonne for finding this tour which allowed ...read more us to see Croatia tagged onto the tour of Ireland.
“A little too long but very interesting”
We have booked Insight Vacations tours on several previous occasions, so we had a good idea of the standards to expect. This tour was a real mixed bag. The hotels and food in Russia and the Baltic countries were up to the high standard expected of Insight Vacations, however the hotels in the Scandinavian countries did not meet the standard expected of Insight Vacations. The Scandinavian countries are very expensive and this was reflected in the quality of the hotels. It would appear that the Insight ...read more Vacations budget would not stretch to the international chain standard of hotels. The other disappointing aspect of the tour was the balance between included sightseeing and optional tours. There were a lot of the latter. On the positive side, the countries were amazing, especially Russia. The tour was probably a little too long. It would have been enough to have just the Scandinavian countries and Russia. The Baltic countries (especially Belarus and Lithuania) did not add a great deal extra. Booking with Global Journeys was fabulous. The service was of a high standard, personal and efficient. Questions were answered promptly and all relevant information provided. A highly recommended travel company.
“Fascinating journey through Eastern Europe.”
This tour had it all - history in abundance from former Communist countries, world wars and the Holocaust, amazing architecture, spectacular natural scenery especially in Slovenia, regional food, art, music. Every stop was for 2 nights which made for a more relaxed pace. The weather in July was perfect - not too hot. The hotels were very comfortable and mainly centrally located. The spa hotel in Budapest was especially delightful. Our tour director was amazing displaying excellent knowledge and ...read more always approachable and our driver very accomplished. Travelled with a friendly group of people with no hassles. An absolutely brilliant tour which catered to a diverse range of interests and was just heaps of fun. Loved it!
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12 July, 2019
Highlights of a Croatia Tour
Croatia oozes historic cities that are flavoured with the cultures and religions that have called this region home through the shifting times. You will be charmed with explorations of Venetian palaces, Napoleonic forts, Roman amphitheatres, Viennese mansions, orthodox Slavic churches and..
11 July, 2019
The Best Time to Visit Croatia
Croatia has become a popular tourist destination. Justifiably so, its medieval cities and Roman ruins are perfectly preserved, and the national parks offer picture perfect settings complete with waterfalls, verdant forests and crystal clear lakes. The Dalmatian coastline, where the temperate..
18 October, 2018
5 Reasons to go to Sziget Festival
The Sziget Festival in Budapest has skyrocketed to one of the biggest music and cultural events in Europe. Held in August each year it draws attendees from all over the world, with a record 565,000 visitors coming together in 2018. Since its inception in 1993, Sziget really has become a..