EASTERN EUROPE, at least for our delineation purposes, consists mostly of the countries with Slavic heritage and were once part of the USSR. We group together the countries that are furthest East, separate from the countries along the Adriatic Sea that are often classified as Eastern Europe, and even leave out the cluster of countries that border the Baltic Sea.
Bulgaria is an enchanting blend of Roman Empire remnants, Ottoman-era mosques, stately Levantine houses, and fresco-filled churches, all mixed with a Bohemian nightlife district in the cobbled Kapana quarter.
With its haystacks, horse-drawn carts, walled churches and hilltop castles Transylvania is steeped in centuries-old tradition. It is also Europe at its most truly European, with its historical mixture of Romanian, Saxon and Hungarian heritage. Alluringly ancient towns like Sibiu and Sighişoara look like they have jumped from the pages of a medieval manuscript–or a 19th-century vampire novel.
Despite the breathtaking architecture that fills its beautiful cities, the political and socio-political climate in Russia and most of this territory make it a very unsafe destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers right now. While we will not be advertising and vacations in most of the region until this changes, we encourage you do still do your research of this area before booking any travels opportunities that may be listed below.
Under UPCOMING VACATIONS & EVENTS you’ll find ALL of the current we’re offering in the region at this time. View ATTRACTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS, or discover regional fare and libations under the GASTRONOMY section. Lastly, keep up to date with any regional NEWS & TRAVEL TIPS that might assist you in your travel plans.