Eastern Europe

Experience the Medieval villages, enchanting castles and sparkling waterways of Eastern Europe, rich in history, as you cycle along the Danube, discover the legend of Dracula in Romania or stroll through the Christmas street markets of Prague on a charming adventure off the beaten path.

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Educational Eastern Europe Tours

Embark on educational Eastern European tours with Road Scholar, where you can experience medieval villages, enchanting castles, and sparkling waterways. As you traverse Eastern Europe on one of our East Europe tours, you will join a diverse cohort of like-minded adventurers eager to discover new cultures, cuisines, geography, and traditions. Eastern Europe is home to world-class attractions, ancient historical sites, and breathtaking beauty — from Romanian castles to lively Christmas markets. Explore our selection of Eastern Europe tours for seniors below.


Key Attractions On Eastern European Tours

Eastern Europe is known for its historical heritage influenced by notable empires like the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires. Paired with diverse cultures, languages, and traditions, Eastern Europe is an exciting area of the world to explore. You can visit beautiful cities like Prague and Budapest. Some of the key attractions of our Eastern European travel programs include:

  • Danube River: As the second-longest river to cut through Europe, the Danube River offers scenic beauty through various cities and countries like Vienna, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, and Prague, Czech Republic. Eastern European tours along the Danube offer an exciting glimpse of picturesque landscapes, unique architecture, and lively cities.
  • Romanian castles: On our Eastern European tours, you can explore the hidden gems and ancient castles of Romania. Learn about the lore of Dracula at Bran Castle near Bosov, where you can understand the connection to Vlad the Impaler while marveling at the stunning scenery in the background. You can also walk the grounds of Peles Castle, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, and examine the German Renaissance architecture.
  • Bulgarian treasures: If you’re looking to explore Europe in a week, be sure to stop in Bulgaria to visit the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that symbolizes Bulgarian cultural and spiritual history. Other Bulgarian gems include tours of Europe’s oldest city, Plovdiv, and stunning views of the Balkan Mountains.
  • Budapest and Prague: Two of the top destinations in Eastern and Central Europe are Prague and Budapest. These charming cities offer unique attractions and rich history. Our East Europe tours in Budapest bring you to sites like Buda Castle and Memento Park. While in Prague, you can visit where Mozart performed a 1787 solo piano score and walk through the city’s old town square.


Join Eastern European Tours With Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we have a wide range of European travel programs to choose from, including our exciting collection of Eastern Europe tours for seniors, where you can visit Medieval castles, learn about cultural traditions rooted in religion and battles, and take in the sights and sounds of breathtaking scenery. You will learn from local expert guides with a diverse cohort of adventurers to forge lasting friendships. Once you have checked Eastern Europe off your bucket list, browse our Southern Europe travel programs, where you can adventure to Mediterranean hot spots to go wine tasting and visit world-class museums.