June 14 - 25, 2019
In addition to stops in little towns, these are the main Cities & Towns visiting:
• PRAGUE • BRNO • JIHLAVA • KROMĚŘÍŽ • OLOMOUC • TELČ • ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE • ČESKÝ KRUMLOV • KARLOVY VARY • VIENNA in AUSTRIA
The main sites & attractions:
PRAGUE - Charles Bridge, Old Town Square
BRNO- Republic Square, Zelný trh Square, St. Jacob’s church, St. Peter & Paul Cathedral
VIENNA - Schönbrunn Palace area, St. Stephen Cathedral
City historical centers with most important sites in:
TELČ, ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE, ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Visiting main attractions:
Renaissance Festival in Český Krumlov “Five Petal Rose Festival”
• All transfers and transportation as per tour program
• Clean and comfortable first class hotel accommodations with private facilities
• Breakfasts & lunches or dinners
• All scheduled sightseeing & entrance fees, local taxes, music, parties & entertainment
• Escorted by Czech native; Professional, local English speaking Tour guides
• "Travel Guide Book" - all you need to know before you go & during the tour
• Maps of Czech Republic and Prague & more
• Airfare (please ask us, we can assist)
• Baggage fees, airplane seat upgrade (if applicable)
• Porterage and gratuities • Personal expenses
• Meals other than mentioned in tour program
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
• Additional extended stay possible upon request at time of booking
TOUR RESERVATIONS DETAILS
Land tour price per person based on double occupancy: : $2,645
Booking by: February 14, 2019 Past due by: May 14, 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 – Friday 14
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 – Saturday 15 (D) PRAGUE - 1 night
The tour starts today from your hotel in PRAGUE. Begin your afternoon with a walking tour to 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 - Sunday 16 (B, L) BRNO - 3 nights
Before noon we’ll depart to BRNO with stop in JIHLAVA. PM continue tour hotel in BRNO. Free time at leisure.
Day 4 - Monday 17 (B, L)
Brno guided city tour is scheduled for this day. It includes: Church of St. Jacob, where you can learn the legend about bells ringing Noon time at 11 AM. The city center with its historical architecture and other sites are on the way to Vegetable market, and Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul. area. The tour conclude at the Old and a New City Hall buildings. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5 – Tuesday 18 (B, L)
Day trip to VIENNA - Austria. Orientation city tour by our bus along the Vienna Ring Boulevard - 4 kilometers long. It circles the city center. By walking to the city center will take us to the Schönbrunn Palace area with its surrounding buildings and the huge park. It is one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria. The castle was built to rival French Versailles in Baroque beauty. In earlier times it served as summer residence to various Habsburg rulers. Among the other visiting sites is St. St. Stephen's Cathedral - Stephansdom, one of Vienna’s most famous sights. St. Stephen's Cathedral defines the city center and has been the heart of Vienna for centuries. It is one of the most famous Viennese sights and was built in 1147 AD. For a long time it was uncontested as highest building in Europe measuring almost 137 meters. Free time for shopping or indulge in one of the most famous specialty, the Sacher-Torte. Later PM return to our hotel in Brno.
Day 6 – Wednesday 19
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 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 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 in the city center; most significant Cathedral of St. Wenceslas from 1109 and much more.
Day 7 - Thursday 20 ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 3 nights
PM, depart 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 České Budějovice.
Day 8 - Friday 21
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 9 – Saturday 22
Day trip to Medieval town of ČESKÝ KRUMLOV to enjoy the “Five Petal Rose Festival” transforming the town into a Renaissance time once again. The festival harkens back to the time of the greatest development in Český Krumlov (1570). Day and night, visitors are treated to concerts; dances; daredevil performances; duels; theatrical performances; arts, crafts; processions of noble ladies and gentlemen, knights, and jugglers; a Medieval Feast; and much more not to miss!
Day 10 – Sunday 23 PRAGUE - 2 nights
This morning we’ll departure to PRAGUE. Free time. OPTIONAL: Day trip to the most famous Bohemian spa town of KARLOVY VARY, better known by its German name, Karlsbad. It was named for the Bohemian king and German and Holy Roman emperor Charles (Karel) IV who allegedly found the springs in 1358 during a hunting expedition. In the 19th century, royalty came here from all over Europe for treatment. Among the rich and famous who visited Karlsbad are Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven and Chopin. The town is replete with ornate Art Nouveau spa houses, cafes, restaurant, shops and scenic promenades. Guided tour of the city will take us to the colonnade with 12 hot springs. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLK PROGRAM full of MUSIC, DANCE and lots of FUN!
Day 11 - Monday 24
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 12 – Tuesday 25
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning, leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.
*Subject to change