Lonely Planet has published its ranking of top destinations for 2018. On the lists there are various CEE destinations.
Lonely Planet has chosen Georgia as one of the top 10 destinations to visit in 2018. It is the only country mentioned by Lonely Planet from the CEE region.
This is what Lonely Planet states about Georgia:
‘’Forward-thinking but proud of tradition, this is a country of ancient recipes cooked up in tucked-away taverns where toastmasters raise glasses of spirits to honour heroes old and new. It’s so proud of its wine region that airport immigration officials often welcome travellers with a bottle of red along with their stamped passports.’’
See the complete list here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/countries
Lonely Planet has also published a list of best value places for 2018. On the list consisting of 10 destinations, two come from the CEE region.
Number one is Tallin, Estonia and Number 5 is Poland!
This is how Lonely Planet describes Tallin: ‘’Estonia’s capital is compact, fashionable and terrific value. Explore one of Eastern Europe’s loveliest old towns on foot for free, stay in good-value dorms, guesthouses or private homes, and take in Baltic Sea views and a superb panorama of the city from the flat roof of the vast Linnahall’’
Poland is number 5. ‘’ Poland somehow manages to remain affordable and relatively under-visited.’’ Lonely Planet recommends visiting Gdansk, Torun, Tarnow, Bialowieza National Park and the Tatras mountain region.”
Se the complete list: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/
So, if you have not been to the CEE region yet, do it definitely in 2018!
Photos: Georgia: Embassy of Georgia in the Netherlands,
Lopota resort, Georgia
The Tatras mountain region, Poland