Eastern Europe has lots to offer by way of romance. Not only can a simple city tour turn into a prelude to a candlelit dinner when you're with the one you love, but Eastern Europe also has much by the way of activities that cater specifically to couples. Next time you want to celebrate with your special someone, consider the unique charm of Eastern Europe.
Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
Romantic destinations abound in East and East Central Europe, whether you're looking for the variety of a bustling city or prefer the slow pace of a natural setting.
What do you consider the most romantic place in Eastern Europe? Share your pick!
Kerry Kubilius, license to About.com
Many of Eastern Europe's castles can be found in fairy tale settings, where lush green fields, dense forests, and pristine bodies of water seclude visitors from the noise and crowds of the city. Some of these have been transformed into inns and hotels, and offer honeymoon packages, host weddings, and boast amenities that couples can take enjoy together. Book a suite, go horseback riding, spend the afternoon at the spa, and then share a meal in a cozy corner of the restaurant.
Traveling across Russia by the Trans-Siberian Railway has been on the "to-do" lists of many lovers. You can do east to west in a week or two, but you should plan to dawdle even longer than that. There are some beautiful stops along the way (like Krasnoyarsk
), but the traveling in itself is magical. The changing Russian landscape will make both of your hearts beat a little faster.
Eastern Europe - especially northern Eastern Europe - had many ports of call for European cruises. Visit Tallinn
Estonia, Gdansk Poland, or St. Petersburg Russia.
Eastern Europe has a variety of spa resorts to pamper both you and your sweetheart. Hungary is famous for its spas, due to the natural thermal springs found in this country. However, you'll also find plenty in Croatia, the Czech Republic, and other Eastern European destinations.