If you’ve decided to visit Eastern Europe on your travels, you’ll discover countries full of history, music and beautiful scenery. From the ancient town of Lublin in Poland to the capital of Hungary’s wine growing region, Eger, you will be pleasantly surprised by what you see.
This city to the east of Poland dates back to medieval times, and much of Lublin (including its castle) still has many buildings that originate from the 13th century. The city was a centre of Jewish and Polish culture and Lublin still has one synagogue left from the 38 that were in existence before World War II.
If you’re visiting Lublin as part of a campervan caravan tour of Poland, make sure that you’ve got touring caravan insurance before you start your travels.
Polish food is filling but if you’re visiting in the summer then try some of the delicious salads that are on offer. Magia, in the centre of town is a great place to visit; the food is tasty and the atmosphere is fun. Children are also welcome here.
Most people who visit Hungary tend to stay in Budapest and don’t always venture outside the country’s vibrant capital city. Eger, in the north east of Hungary is famous for its stunning Baroque architecture.
The town boasts a magnificent castle an astronomy museum, as well as plenty of places to unwind in the evening. The town is in the centre of Hungary’s wine growing district, and an excellent way to enjoy an evening is to head over to Bikaver Borhaz, and sample a few glasses of Bull’s Blood red wine.
Lithuania’s capital, Vilinius is an ancient city that has a contemporary feel. There’s even a statue to musician Frank Zappa set amid the city’s Baroque splendour.
It’s very easy to wander around Vilinius on foot by day, admiring the UNESCO listed Old City and then go to Uzupis by night for an evening of total hedonism. Vilinius has a large student population so you’ll never far from a bar or nightclub in the city.
If you prefer less conventional clubs, the city has plenty – try Satta or Absento Fejos.
Of course Vilinius isn’t just about its bars, the Gates of Dawn, and the Royal Palace are well worth a visit too.