Enjoy historical city walks in old medieval towns, surrounded by beautiful architecture of some of the most magnificent cities and towns in the Czech Republic. After having explored stunning chateaux, gardens and museums, hop on over to Poland to tour the famous salt mines.
• Luxury air conditioned motor coach
• Clean and comfortable first class hotel accommodations with private facilities
• Daily breakfasts & lunches (snack) or dinners (As per daily/hour itinerary in the “Travel Book”)
• All scheduled sightseeing & entrance fees,local taxes, music, parties & entertainment
• Escorted by Czech native; Professional / Licensed Local English speaking Tour guides & ”Travel Book” and maps of Czech Republic and Prague plus information you need to know before you go & during the tour
*As per daily/hour itinerary in the “Travel Book”
• Prague / Brno / Olomouc / Ceske Budejovice / Cesky Krumlov / Pilsen // Krawkov, Poland
• Tour magnificent chateaux & gardens // Veveri & Kromeriz & Bruntal Chateaus
• River cruise in Brno
• "Open Air Museum" in Straznice
• UNESCO World Heritage site
• Tour salt mines in Poland
• Folklore Show
TOUR RESERVATIONS DETAILS
September 26 – October 9: $2,895 Land tour price per person based on double occupancy.
Day 1 – Wednesday 26
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 27 (Overnights in Prague - 1 nights)
The tour starts today from your hotel in PRAGUE. Begin your afternoon with a walking tour featuring the 1,000-year-old Hradčany 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 Týn 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 28 (Overnights in Prague - 2 nights)
Before noon we’ll depart to BRNO with stop in JIHLAVA for tour of the City Hall from the 13th century. PM continue tour hotel in BRNO. Free time at leisure.
Day 4 - Saturday 29
Guided city tour includes: Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable market, Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, city center and more. After lunch, we’ll enjoy river cruise on the Brno dam, taking us below the Veveří Chateau founded in the middle of the 11th century. The tour of the chateau will take us to the representative rooms of the castle. Later PM return to our hotel.
Day 5 – Sunday 30
Day trip to the “Folklore country”. Visit “Open Air Museum” in STRÁŽNICE with more than 60 interesting objects on an area of 16 hectares in a beautiful and peaceful environment. Folk architecture from the 18th century, Demonstrations of original construction techniques, Folk crafts, traditional farming and animal husbandry, History and development of viticulture and more.
Day 6 – Monday, October 1 (Overnights in Krakow, PL - 2 nights)
AM depart BRNO to KROMĚŘÍŽ. In 1777, this town, located in Central Moravia became the seat of the bishops of Olomouc. The splendid Kroměříž chateau and its beautiful gardens are considered an especially attractive and well-preserved example of Baroque palatial and garden design. They played an important role in the development of Central European Baroque architecture of gardens and palaces. Guided city tour of adjoining colonnade and beautiful gardens. Free time for lunch. PM continue to KRAKOW - Poland.
Day 7 - Tuesday 2
AM guided tour of the most famous sights of KRAKOW: the largest market square in Europe surrounded by old street and home to historical tenement houses and churches. PM, visit the Salt museum in WIELICZKA. The salt has been mined there since the 13th century. The historic underground chambers, shafts and caverns, decorated with sculptures and carvings are connected by 2 km (1.25 miles) of passage. The “Chapel of Blessed King” is the biggest underground chapel in the world. The whole salt mine spreads over nine levels , it have 30 km (19 miles) of galleries with works of art, altars and statues sculptured into salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past of a major industrial undertaking. Return to Krakow - rest of the day is free to further explore the sights of the city.
Day 8 - Wednesday 3 (Overnights in Opava - 1 nights)
After breakfast depart to OPAVA. Guided city tour. PM, visit Bruntál Chateau. The current appearance comes from reconstructions in the 16th and 18th century. The exposition of the chateau consists of 26 halls in the 1st floor and the chapel on the ground floor. These halls are decorated with rococo wall paintings and equipped with original equipment from the 18th to the 20th century. All this equipment was kept in high artistic and historic quality. Other parts of the exposition are: valuable picture gallery, armory and library.
Day 9 – Thursday 4 (Overnights in České Budějovice - 3 nights)
Morning, depart to OLOMOUC - a royal town since 1253. Olomouc - the oldest and the largest historical town protected by monument reserve in the Czech Republic after Prague - is full of precious monuments and landmarks. Olomouc is the Czech Republic's fifth city in terms of population, but is second in terms of history and architecture. The 2nd largest historic preservation zone, 2nd oldest university, 2nd of the two astronomical clocks, 2nd tallest cathedral spire and 2nd oldest monastery, all find their home in Olomouc and along with Prague, it's the 2nd of the old medieval capitals (of Bohemia and Moravia). But there are also lots of firsts, the largest pipe organ in Central Europe with 10400 pipes, the country's only Archdiocese Museum, and the largest baroque sculpture in Europe; the UNESCO - listed Holy Trinity Column. The Upper Square, surrounded by magnificent palaces, is dominated by the Holy Trinity Column (on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List) and by the Renaissance Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock and tower. The historical center is adorned with valuable ecclesiastical buildings, a number of Baroque fountains and twisting lanes. The center is enveloped by the remains of fortifications built by the Empress Maria Theresa, and exquisite park. Guided city tour - View the unique Orloj Clock; most significant Cathedral of St. Wenceslas from 1109 and more. Continue to TELČ. 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. Later PM continue to Jindřichův Hradec and České Budějovice.
Day 10 – Friday 5
AM, guided tour of the city center. The magnificent square is one of the largest in Europe. It is lined with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses with arcades and Samson’s Fountain in its center (from 1727). Rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 11 - Saturday 6
Enjoy a day with a trip to medieval town of ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, the jewel of South Bohemia which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site universally recognized as an unique remnant of historic urbanism. The old town preserves, virtually intact and still vital ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures. Among the attractions is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic, the oldest working Baroque theater in Europe and an open-air theater with a revolving auditorium. Guided city tour followed by free time for leisure / shopping of beautiful Bohemian Garnets or a chance to visit the chateau or further explore the town.
Day 12 – Sunday 7 (Overnights in Prague - 2 nights)
After breakfast we’ll depart to PILSEN. This West Bohemian metropolis with 170,000 inhabitants is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. Its historical predecessor was a former watch castle dating back from the 10th century. Pilsen is known for its famous Pilsen beer – Pisner Urquell. After touring the Pilsner Brewery we’ll have lunch at the brewery restaurant followed by a free time. Later PM continue to Prague.
Day 13 – Monday 8
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 – we can arrange for you an English speaking driver who will take you there.
Day 14 – Tuesday 9
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning, leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.
*Subject to change