The cities of Eastern Europe were once the capitals of the fabled Ottoman and Habsburg empires. Their modern resurgence brings past lavishness to life and yes, there really is a Transylvania of vampire fame!
Between the baroque beauty of Prague and the elaborate facades of Budapest and Krakow which were… Read the rest
As a child growing up in the UK in the 70s and early 80’s, the Cold War was alive and well and the Iron Curtain still divided East and Western Europe. I would listen of an evening on the family wireless to midweek European football games involving teams with names… Read the rest
Many years ago I read somewhere that Armenia had the biggest diaspora in the world and that had set me thinking as to why: were they just incredible travellers or was Armenia so dreadful that everyone wanted to leave?
Recently I was lucky enough to find out when I embarked… Read the rest
People often say that travel is about the journey, its not about getting from A to B but how you get from A to B and this has never been so relevant as today. Amsterdam to Budapest is the must do trip and the preferred mode of travel is a… Read the rest
There are many parts of Europe that I feel are best seen in Winter, grey Soviet era cities such as Kiev and Minsk or delightful Scandinavian capitals such as Copenhagen and Stockholm, but the highlight for me in the cold dark weeks running up to Christmas, are the Christmas markets… Read the rest
This tour of Poland and Eastern Germany is the perfect holiday for those who are interested in World War II. Your tour starts in Warsaw and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll visit cities, concentration camps, and places significant to World War II—with overnights in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden,… Read the rest
The mountain ranges of Romania and Bulgaria are not only scenically beautiful and a pleasure to walk through; they are rich in a culture which has remained relatively untouched through the centuries. At times you feel you have time travelled, as you cross meadows dotted with pretty wooden houses, straight… Read the rest
Explore some of Romania’s most stunning mountain landscapes and soak up the unique culture of Transylvania on this inspiring self-guided walk. Piatra Craiului meaning royal stone, is a dramatic limestone ridge which rises sharply from the forests and plains below, offering one of the best ridge walks in Europe. En… Read the rest
The Greenways cycle trails are a collection of routes linking Prague and Vienna. This specially designed trip follows the section south of Prague, from the hills of Cesky Krumlov to the east along the Austrian border. Passing numerous medieval towns where castles and impressive squares dominate, the route offers both… Read the rest
From the fairytale spires of Prague to the bustling markets of Dresden and the twinkling Christmas lights of Karlovy Vary, this is a tour that explores the festive traditions, history and Yuletide beauty of Germany and the Czech Republic. And with the chance to discover magnificent castles, delicious local produce… Read the rest