5 underrated and affordable cities in Europe that you need to visit

There are some European cities that almost everyone has been to – Paris, London, Rome to name but a few. Whilst these cities are nice, they tend to be overpriced and overcrowded, with a lack of local character. When selecting our destination cities, we look for hidden gems – cities that have managed to retain…

#Altoguide: 12 days of Christmas tour around Europe

Christmas is here and we are here to bring you good cheer along with our latest altoguide which is designed to help you feel festive in Europe this Winter! Whether it’s golden rings or leaping lords that take your fancy, we know the best places to find them! 1. A partridge in a pear tree…

The Altos: What are they and why did we create them?

Here at Altovita there are two aspects of our service that we are particularly proud of: our commitment to meet every host and inspect their homes in person before listing them on our site, and our innovative rating system – the Altos. Currently the largest online travel agencies have no mechanisms in place to control…

Have yourself a merry little Christmas in Prague, Budapest, or Vienna

There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a visit to the world-renowned Christmas markets in Prague, Vienna, or Budapest this advent season! Visitors will be swept away in a tide of Christmas carols, traditional food, and festive drinks. The markets are a great opportunity to experience the unique Christmas traditions…

A Veggie-Vegan survival guide for Prague-Warsaw-Budapest-Vienna

Ah Central Europe – the rich culture, the diverse architecture, and the decidedly meaty cuisine. Upon first arriving to this part of the world, vegetarians may be aghast to find that ‘fried cheese’ is the typical vegetarian option offered at most restaurants, whilst vegans can perhaps pick at some fried vegetables. However, although you have…

October Events you won’t want to miss in Prague-Budapest-Vienna-Warsaw

SIGNAL Light Festival When: 12th-15th October 2017 Where: Old Town Square and along the Vltava Riverbank What: Experience Prague like never before at this open-air celebration of light, where some of Prague’s most iconic landmarks will be beautifully illuminated with the latest in projection technology.   Ennio Morricone Last Ever Show in Prague When: 16th…

Experience Vienna like a local

It is no secret that Vienna is a breathtaking city. Its stunning architecture, rich culture, and delicious food make it a hot-spot for tourists, but amidst the tour guides and selfie sticks it can sometimes feel difficult to get an authentic Viennese experience. That is why Altovita has picked out some of our favorite ‘off-the-beaten-track’…

How to celebrate with class in Prague

Everyone knows that Prague is not just famous for its cheap beer, but also its fine-dining and rich cultural experiences. This makes it the perfect city for those organising a classy weekend away with friends, and those looking to celebrate something special! Altovita has shortlisted the crème de la crème, that will ensure your trip…

Where to Hide from Fall Melancholy in Budapest?

Espresso Embassy | Have your autumn fix of caffeine If you have an impending feeling of melancholy and autumn dejection seems to be inevitable, it’s time to get some remedy at Espresso Embassy. One espresso drink from freshly roasted beans made by champion baristas and you’ll be fit as a fiddle again! All drinks are…