”CULINARY TOUR” August 30 - September 11, 2017
Bohemian and Moravian Traditional Family Recipes

Complete Czech Meal with DUMPLINGS, GRAVY and more ...

Itinerary* “TRAVEL BOOK” with daily program > detailed schedule information will be mailed to
you approx. 1 month prior to departure. Included 2 meals a day: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch or Dinner;

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 30
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation. (Airline tickets require separate purchase).

Day 2 - Thursday 31    Prague - 2 nights
tour starts today from your hotel in PRAGUE. Begin your afternoon with a walking tour featuring the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle area, with the former Royal Palace, the imposing St. Vítus Cathedral, and the colorful Golden Lane. Then proceed to the 14th century Charles Bridge, one of Prague's loveliest and most characteristic sights with its 16 arches and 30 statues. Continue to the Old Town Square, enclosed by Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo style buildings before viewing Tyn Church and its magnificent towers, the unique Astronomical Clock, St. Nicholas Cathedral and Old Town Hall. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a WELCOME DINNER in the local restaurant.

Day 3 - Friday, September 1
Start your day with first culinary lesson. We’ll learn how to cook a Czech favorite meal (fruit dumplings or other delicious meal) and tour the Gastronomy museum. PM - River Cruise: Enjoy beautiful and charming views of Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, National Theater, Emauzy Monastery, Vysehrad Castle and other historic landmarks. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4 - Saturday 2    Roznov pod Radhostem - 2 nights
After breakfast we’ll depart to Capital of Moravia - BRNO. Guided city tour includes: Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable market, Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, city center and more. PM continue to ROZNOV pod RADHOSTEM renowned for the Wallachian Open-Air Museum.

Day 5 - Sunday 3
Today you will learn the secret how to bake the Moravian Frgal - kolac. The class will take about 4 hours and you will end up with delicious products. Spend rest of the day in the Open-Air Museum, a skansen that contains traditional Wallachian houses and farms from the 18th-20th centuries.

Day 6 - Monday 4    Ceske Budejovice - 3 nights
After breakfast, while driving through many picturesque towns we’ll continue to
SouthBohemiawithstopinTELC. The town consist of a long square lined with arcades and Church of St. James from the 14th century. Chateau complex is the most impressive architecture of the region. Free time for shopping and lunch. Later PM arrival to CESKÉ BUDEJOVICE - the royal town founded in 1265.

Day 7 - Tuesday 5
During the morning city tour, you’ll find in the center of the town a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. It is lined with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses with arcades, Samson’s Fountain in its center (dates back to 1727). The five story Black Tower from the later half of the 16th century rises to a height of 70 meters behind two Late Gothic houses. Another culinary class: prepare the traditional Czech dish under the guidance of a professional instructor. You’ll be amazed what you have learned so far- but that’s not all - more is coming in the future days!

Day 8 - Wednesday 6
This morning we will start with sweet smell of honey for the day - you’ll learn the local family secret how to make organic recipe for baking the Gingerbread pastries, cookies and more! Decoration instructions will be also included. This class will be a good timing for preparation of baking Christmas cookies using the genuine Czech recipe for your family and friends at home! Afternoon program continue with visit -the jewel of South Bohemia - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - CESKY KRUMLOV. It is universally recognized as a unique remnant of historic urbanism. The old town preserves, virtually intact and still vital, an unparalleled ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures. Among the attractions is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic. Guided city tour followed by free time for shopping of Bohemian Garnets in the factory store, other souvenirs. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 9 - Thursday 7    Prague - 4 nights
This morning we’ll visit old water mill which is owned by seven generations of millers since 1776. The mill dates back to 1666 with a bakery established in 1931. During our visit you’ll learn how to bake a bread the old fashion way.

Day 10 - Friday 8
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of PRAGUE, or OPTIONAL: Trip to PODEBRADY to tour the renowned crystal glass factory. You’ll have chance to witness how the beautiful hand cut crystal is made. Shop in local factory store. They arrange shipping to U.S.! PM continue to KUTNA HORA - the 2nd largest town after Prague in the Middle Ages. Kutná Hora’s historic core one of Europe’s most remarkable architectural gems, contains more than 300 protected historic monuments. We’ll tour the St. Barbara Cathedral - a jewel in the crown of Gothic architecture. The unique All Saints' cemetery chapel located on the outskirts of the town is also worth exploring, as it contains a crypt Ossuary with decorations made exclusively from human skulls and bones. PM return to Prague - free time at leisure.

Day 11 - Saturday 9
Today we will follow in the footsteps of kings along this 400 year-old route, and view what their royal eyes looked upon. For centuries this was the route taken on Coronation Day by the new king in his royal carriage, accompanied by a solemn procession of royal guards, nobles and aristocrats and high-ranking members of the Church. Part of the tour will include Republic Square - it lies at the boundary of Old Town and New Town and is the intersection of eight roads. Here you will find the Municipal House, with its salons, reception rooms and concert halls. The Gothic Powder Tower, was once used to store gunpowder and is now used for exhibitions. Celetna Street (ending at Old Town Square) - was named after the plaited rolls that used to be sold to the public while they waited to watch nobles pass by on their way to the castle. Nowadays the street is lined with souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLK PROGRAM full of MUSIC, DANCE and lots of FUN!

Day 12 - Sunday 10
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of PRAGUE, or perhaps indulge in last minute shopping for some wonderful bargains including the world famous Bohemian crystal, the garnet jewelry, souvenirs and

many handcrafts. There is music available everywhere and you may enjoy a concert. Perhaps, you’ll like to visit with friends, relatives or visit your ancestral village.

Day 13 - Monday 11
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning, leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.

* Subject to change

Tour Reservation Details:
Booking by: April 28, 2017      Past Due: May 26, 2017
Land tour price per person based on double occupancy: $2,990
Airline tickets arrangement available upon request at time of booking
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