If Paris has lost some of its shimmer for you, then how about giving one of the lesser known eastern European cities a whirl? Here’s a surprisingly entertaining and eventful seven you may not have thought of for your 2016 European getaway. Best of all, these unsung gems are some of the most cost effective city breaks you’ll find anywhere. Welcome to Eastern Europe.
The River Danube, stretching 1,800 miles, is the only major river in Europe that snakes its way from west to east. Originating from its source in the Black Forests of Germany, passing through eight different countries before streaming into the Black Sea, a cruise on the Danube offers passengers an epic journey through the heart of Europe like no other.