with 2 scheduled dates to choose from:
April 29 - May 13, 2019 and September 23 - October 7, 2019
On this tour we’ll visit all the unique World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic: Prague, Kutná Hora, Zelená Hora, Litomyšl, Olomouc, Kroměříž, Brno, Lednice -Valtice, Třebíč, Telč, Holašovice, Český Krumlov
IN ADDITION TO CITIES & TOWNS WE’LL ALSO VISIT: • Mariánské Lázně • České Budějovice and many more villages in between
PRAHA / PRAGUE 4 nights
PLZEŇ / PILSEN 2 nights
ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE 2 nights
BRNO 3 nights
OLOMOUC 1 night
LITOMYŠL 1 night
• Land transfers - Air conditioned motor coach
• Clean and comfortable first class hotel accommodation with private facilities
• Breakfasts & lunches/ snack or dinners
• All scheduled sightseeing & entrance fees, local taxes, music, parties & entertainment
• Escorted by Czech native and 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
• Airfare (please ask us, we can assist)
• Travel Insurance (please ask us, we can assist)
• Porterage and gratuities • Personal expenses
• Meals other than mentioned in tour program
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
TOUR RESERVATIONS DETAILS
Land tour price per person based on double occupancy: $2,845
April 29 - May 13
Register by: January 7, 2019 Past due by: January 29, 2019
September 23 - October 7
Register by: June 1, 2019 Past due by: July 1, 2019
Request “Tour Registration Form” by writing / e-mail or calling us.
DAILY TOUR PROGRAM
Itinerary* “TRAVEL BOOK” with daily program > detailed schedule information will be mailed to you approx. 1 month prior to departure
(B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner)
Day 1 - Monday
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 - Tuesday (D) PRAGUE - 1 night
The tour starts today from your hotel in PRAGUE. Begin your afternoon with a walking tour featuring 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, continue to the 14th century Charles Bridge, one of Prague's loveliest and most characteristic sights with its 16 arches and 30 statues. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a WELCOME DINNER in the local restaurant.
Day 3 - Wednesday (B, L) PILSEN - 2 nights
AM 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 - Pilsner Urquell. Guided city tour includes the city center, “Thank you America!” monument and more. Rest of the day at leisure. During your free time you may shop for various souvenirs or you’ll have a chance to visit St. Bartholomew church, the second largest Synagogue in Europe, General George S. Patton Museum, American Center, Brewery museum or any other sights.
Day 4 - Thursday (B, L)
After breakfast we’ll depart to MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ - the second largest spa resort in the Czech Republic founded in the last century. Carefully arranged large parks, spa forests, specific architecture, flourishing cultural and social life. Those are the features to characterize this beautiful town. Of the 140 mineral springs in the town, 39 are used for treating kidneys, respiratory and urinary disorders. Tour the Colonnade and view the “Singing fountain” in front of the main colonnade. Free time at leisure.
Day 5 - Friday (B, L) ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights
After breakfast we’ll depart to the most charming village of HOLAŠOVICE. The pride of this place is the wonderful Baroque farms set around the extensive village green, which even ensured inclusion of Holašovice in the UNESCO world heritage list. After tour of the village we’ll continue to ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - the royal town founded in 1265. PM visit the original Budweiser Brewery, sample the beer. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6- Saturday (B, L)
Guided city tour. In the city center of the town is a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. It is lined with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses with arcades, Samsonʼs Fountain in its center. PM trip to ČESKÝ KRUMLOV - the jewel of South Bohemia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site 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 or a chance to visit the chateau.
Day 7 - Sunday (B, L) BRNO - 3 nights
Morning depart to TELČ – it 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. The next stop will be in TŘEBÍČ to visit the Jewish Quarter which is one of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe. After lunch time continue to BRNO. Free time at leisure.
Day 8 - Monday (B, L)
Guided city tour includes: Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable market, Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, surroundings of Villa Tugendhat, city center and more.
Day 9 - Tuesday (B, L)
Day trip to visit Lednice Chateau - The rich constructional development of the present Romantic building began as early as the Middle Age. The present appearance of Lednice is a result of the Neo-Gothic reconstruction of 1846 - 1858. The rooms the manor's ground floor stand out, namely due to the carved decorations. All the rooms are magnificent, but most of all the library, with its splendid stairs and imposing entrance hall with beautiful ceilings and lower facings of Turquoise, Red, and Blue Shows. PM continue to tour Valtice Chateau representing an excellent example of Baroque style. The stroll through the castle is a very pleasant experience. Several rooms and halls display extraordinarily rich decorations of the walls whose value is not diminished. The most beautiful from almost twenty interiors are the Mirror Hall, the picture gallery, the manor chapel and the saloon of Prince Charles. These and a number of other rooms are moreover decorated by magnificent ceiling paintings.
Day 10 - Wednesday (B, L) OLOMOUC - 1 night
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. PM continue to OLOMOUC - The second largest city after Prague, in the period 1187-1641, the capital of Moravia. The residence of bishops since 1063, the first archbishop installed in 1777. The most significant church is the Cathedral of St. Wenceslas from 1109. Guided city tour.
Day 11 - Thursday (B, L) LITOMYŠL - 1 night
Start this morning with a trip to ZELENÁ HORA for visit an another UNESCO site - the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk. The church built in 1727, with many furnishings is remarkable for its Gothicizing features and complex symbolism, quite unusual for the time. The construction of church is based on geometry of circle while constantly repeating number five as a reference to Nepomuk's five stars. Those stars, according to a legend, appeared above his body when he had died. PM continue to our hotel in Litomyšl.
Day 12 - Friday (B, L) PRAGUE - 3 nights
After breakfast you’ll visit the monumental Italian Renaissance castle dating from the years 1567 - 1581. The buildings of the castle precincts are not only exceptional for their architectural refinement, but have also inscribed themselves in history as the birthplace of the Czech national composer, Bedřich Smetana. The castle theatre has been preserved entirely, including the original stage machinery and lighting equipment. The unique collection of stage decorations was created by Josef Platzer (1751–1806), the imperial court painter who worked for theatres in Vienna and Prague. PM continue to KUTNÁ HORA - the 2nd largest town after Prague in the Middle Ages, Kutná Hora owed its prosperity to silver mining. We’ll tour the St. Barbara Cathedral is 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 continue to PRAGUE.
Day 13 - Saturday (B, D)
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of the town such as the 1,000-year-old Hradčany Castle area, with the former Royal Palace, the imposing St. Vítus Cathedral, and the colorful Golden Lane or perhaps indulge in the shopping for some wonderful bargains including the world famous Bohemian crystal and many handcrafts / souvenirs. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLKLORE PROGRAM full of MUSIC - DANCE and lots of FUN!
Day 14 - Sunday (B)
Completely free day for shopping or visiting the other places of interest or visit your ancestral village.
Day 15 - Monday (B)
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.