This time last year, I was starting to plan my summer 2013 travel adventure, and what an adventure it was! With my heart set on Eastern Europe, I gave myself just 9 days to see as much as possible with a minimal budget…my favourite kind of travel challenge.
As with all my holiday planning, I became obsessed with finding the perfect way to make this venture happen, from pricing up flights to considering InterRailing. Spending endless (well spent) hours searching, I finally found the perfect itinerary…courtesy of Busabout.com we booked the Classic Rhapsody Eastern Europe Trek! With a name like that, how could it not be good?!
Travelling though Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia, this tour began on a bus and finished on a bus – the Busabout bus! With limited time and funds, it was definitely the perfect solution. We’d meet and travel with new people, have a handy guide and be driven around all these wonderful countries without worrying about getting lost…perfecto!
So what did this incredibly exciting trek involve? Travelling from Prague to Split, we enjoyed 9 days exploring Eastern Europe’s most amazing destinations with everything from history and culture to scenic landscapes and bustling cities thrown in.
With so much crammed into one massive adventure, the Classic Rhapsody Trek is one of the best trips I’ve done so far and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique travel experience. But don’t take my recommendation just yet…the next few blog posts will reveal exactly why I love this trip so much, going through each destination from start to finish. Get ready to read about a human bone church, Polish vodka, a tank ride (yes a TANK RIDE!), stunning mountainous landscapes, thermal baths, amazing National Parks, as well as plenty of local foodie recommendations!
And if that’s still not got you hooked, I’ll just let these snapshots do the talking for now…
Day 1 in Prague
Day 2 in Kutna Hora & Olomouc
Day 3 in Auschwitz & Birkenau
Day 3 continued in Krakow (food & drink)
Day 4 in Krakow (sightseeing)
Day 5 in Zakopane
Day 6 in Slovakia
Day 7 in Budpest
Day 8 & 9 in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Split, Croatia
Have you ever travelled in Eastern Europe? Which countries did you visit and what were your highlights? Let’s have a chat 🙂