Summer is here!
Are you ready for another scorching Eastern European Summer?
Just seeing central Europe in reliable great weather is already a treat, with or without an organised tour. There’s nothing like losing yourself in the ancient streets, bustling squares and mighty buildings of any one of the region’s large cities. Here are just a few of the great attractions and events going on in our area this season:
The Astronomical Clock and other sights in the old town square and Prague Castle will be busy during the day, but are much quieter early in the morning or in the cool of the evening. In the meantime, one can always stroll along the Vltava River or parts of the Mala Strana. Prague folklore days in July, is one of the biggest festivals, though Prague Proms, lasting from mid-June to mid-July also attracts a lot of music lovers.
Stroll the downtown area, crisscrossing the city’s eight main bridges, from Historic Buda to lively Pest. Enjoy a cool drink in one of the city’s famous ruin bars or rooftop terrace cafés. There are plenty of organised events, such as the Sziget Festival (Aug 9th-16th) and the Jewish Summer Festival, (Sep 4th – Sep 11th) a real cultural treat including art exhibitions, music and dance performances.
In the Summertime is great for walks in leafy Planty Gardens, or poking around Wawel Castle, or just soaking up the atmosphere of the ancient city, such as the Jewish Centre, Kazimierz. The city also has a Jewish Summer Festival (the International Festival of Jewish Culture, June 24th-July 2nd).
If you have enjoyed an Absolute Tour or Yellow Zebra tour, why not try us again on another trip? We offer similar tours in different cities in Eastern Europe – Budapest, Krakow and Prague. There is so much to see!