city breaks in eastern europe

Eastern European City Breaks

Magical sightseeing and unique cultures in Eastern Europe


More and more people are discovering the hidden delights of a short break in the historic capitals of Eastern Europe. An intriguing way of local life, amazing art and a rich heritage are all just waiting to be discovered, and now breaks to the region have never been more accessible or better value. UK visitors can enjoy delightful cityscapes, full of enchanting architecture and packed with medieval charm, with destinations from the elegant St Petersburg, to vibrant Prague and magical Riga all ideal for an interesting few days away. Eastern European offers the short break visitor evocative sights and experiences, with popular attractions including ancient Buda Castle in Budapest and the mysterious Kremlin in the heart of Moscow.


Full of cultural performances of the highest quality


Lovers of art and history will not be disappointed with a trip to the old eastern bloc. Distinct artistic heritage and wonderful craftsmanship can be seen throughout the region, with Krakow, in southern Poland, and St Petersburg both boasting a myriad of museums displaying priceless tapestries, religious artefacts and an art and culture scene to rival any major city. Classical music, opera and ballet have been a part of life here for centuries and a few days will embrace world-class ballet performances in Moscow, open-air opera by the Danube in Budapest and inspiring concerts in Prague.

Great value destinations, excellent shopping and dining

Weekends can be full of shopping in many stylish boutiques, vibrant market stalls and vast shopping complexes, where amazing bargains are to be found. The quaint antique shops lining the streets of Krakow are a delight to browse, while bustling Prague is home to a host of inviting jewellery stores. The austerity of the Cold War has given way to bright lights and 24-hour entertainment, where stylish cafes and bars abound throughout Warsaw, Riga and Prague. You can visit casinos, cabaret clubs and trendy watering holes, where visitors can party until dawn and sample the very best local cuisine and international fare.

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