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Eastern Europe

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Discover Eastern Europe
Make like 'King' Wenceslas and look out from Prague Castle then ponder your own metamorphasis at the Franz Kafka Museum.
Go gently on the world's longest-and slowest-trolleybus route from Simferopol to Yalta.
Get naked, hot, sweaty, and whipped with birch twigs with the locals in a Moscow "banya."
Plunge into startlingly clear seas from Albena to Zadar
Paperback, 988 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published February 2001)
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June 2018: Estonia; Lithuania
October 2018: Slovenia; Croatia; Hungary
May 2019: Croatia; Montenegro; Bosnia and Herzegovina

I love Lonely Planet guides, and ordinarily find them packed to the brim with information to make holidays even better. Given the nature of their Eastern Europe guide, with many different countries included, the entries are quite often brief. I used this for Tallinn in Estonia and Kaunas in Lithuania, which I visited in June 2018, and found bot
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lonely Planet Eastern Europe is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample a locally brewed beer in the heart of Prague's perfectly preserved Old Town, marvel at the masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum or explore Croatia's sparkling coastline by boat; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Eastern Europe and begi

Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Lonely Planet book! This was a much better book for getting factual information than the Rick Steves' book that I read, even though my copy of this one was 3 years old. Provided great information and I was easily able to skip sections that weren't relevant. My advice is to read the sights of a city, and if you're not interested in any of them, skip to the next.
J Cravens
Dec 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
My husband and I took a motorcycle trip through Eastern Europe in September 2008, for four weeks, and this book was absolutely essential. It was fantastic for recommending things to see, giving us a background about a country to make our experience meaningful, and giving us a heads up about important specifics (like that your hotel takes your passport and notifies the police that you are staying with them). I absolutely recommend it if you are looking to a guide to the area, no matter how you ar ...more
Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it
We had a 3 week trip in Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. The book is quite helpful; yet not complete. We had some terrible experiences in some hotels and places they recommended. It was as if some authors had good deals with the owners and exaggerated his opinions in the book. I felt as if they had to give more details about the transport such as "warning" or "watch out", which was extremely poor in Romania. I also found lots of personal opinions which is OK because this is what LP is! However, ju ...more
Marte Patel
Jun 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: travellers in Eastern Europe
Shelves: travel
Lonely Planet guidebooks make very useful travelling companions - they don't have many colour photos or as much information about the sights, but they work really well as a sort of Yellow Pages of each place. This one came in real handy as we travelled through the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia, alternately looking for bars, restaurants, post offices, Internet cafes, public facilities, you name it. Recommended!
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel-books
This book has brief overviews of 21 countries in Eastern Europe especially for smaller cities it is a little short on specifics and doesn’t have a huge overview on the bigger cities. I bought it because I was going to 4 countries in Eastern Europe and didn’t want to buy 4 guidebooks. It served it’s purposes.
Aug 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lonely Planet Books are indispensable, I just wish they were better at referencing the map in the text, and the page ref from the map key.
Martin Witchard
A great little guide to this part of Europe and an excellent foretaste of what I might see IF I get there in late 2010!
Jul 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Lonely Planets are the best guidebooks!
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