by Piotr Liskiewicz, he/him (Arts & Leisure)


Guys doing selfieBeing born in Poland myself, I might be biased, but I truly believe that Eastern Europe beckons with its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. For LGBTQ+ travelers, this region offers a unique blend of tradition and progress. From the bustling streets of Warsaw to the historic charm of Prague and the cultural richness of Budapest, this region offers a tapestry of experiences waiting to be explored. But amidst the appeal of these destinations, ensuring safety and comfort is paramount, making tailor-made itineraries with private guides and transfers an invaluable asset to your journey.

Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary each boast unique cultural identities and historical legacies. Warsaw's resilient spirit, Prague's fairy-tale-like architecture, and Budapest's thermal baths are just a glimpse into the wonders awaiting LGBTQ+ travelers. And while these countries may have had a reputation for being less inclusive in the past, times are changing rapidly.




Prague, the heart of the Czech Republic, is a city straight out of a fairy tale. Its cobblestone streets wind past Gothic cathedrals, medieval castles, and charming cafés. For LGBTQ+ travellers, a tailor-made itinerary offers not only the chance to immerse oneself in Prague's welcoming atmosphere but also the opportunity to navigate the city's hidden gems with ease and discretion. Private guides ensure a personalized experience, from exploring the iconic Charles Bridge to indulging in the enchanting atmosphere of the Old Town Square.




Warsaw, Poland’s capital, boasts a thriving LGBTQ+ scene. The city’s resilience shines through its reconstructed Old Town and modern skyscrapers. Meanwhile, in Krakow, LGBTQ+ travellers can explore the city's historic Jewish Quarter and immerse themselves in the city’s lively nightlife.




Budapest, with its dual personality straddling the Danube River, offers LGBTQ+ travellers a blend of historic charm and vibrant energy. Travellers can explore the city’s cultural landmarks, like the iconic Széchenyi Thermal Bath and the rolling Buda Hill in the east (head west of the city to Pest for the nightlife scene).  

Traveling through Eastern Europe as an LGBTQ+ individual is not just about exploring new destinations; it's about embracing a journey of self-discovery and cultural immersion. It's about celebrating love, diversity, and the shared humanity that transcends borders. With a tailor-made itinerary tailored to your preferences and needs, you can embark on a transformative adventure with confidence and excitement. 



DanubeIf you are interested in creating new memories and want to travel in style, visit Arts & Leisure’s page for more information. Arts & Leisure is a luxury boutique travel curator specializing in tailor-made itineraries for all. It collaborates with many local partners that are LGBTQ+ owned, ensuring that the profits from these tours go back to the community and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Arts & Leisure also collaborates with allied businesses, further fostering inclusivity and support within the LGBTQ+ community.