15 days: September 19 – October 3, 2022
Overnight: • PRAGUE - 4 nights • OLOMOUC - 2 nights • BRNO - 3 nights • PILSEN - 2 nights • ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights
Cities & Towns:
PRAGUE • BRNO • KUTNÁ HORA • KROMĚŘÍŽ • PILSEN • OLOMOUC • ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE • ČESKÝ KRUMLOV • ROŽNOV pod RADHOŠTĚM • BŘECLAV • DAČICE • TELČ • HOLAŠOVICE • MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ • VEVEŘÍ CHATEAU • KARLŠTEJN CASTLE • RÜCKL CRYSTAL GLASSWORKS
- Land transfers - Air conditioned motor coach
- Clean and comfortable first class hotel accommodations with private facilities
- Daily Breakfasts; 10 Lunches; 2 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)
- Travel Insurance (available from our web site: (https://www.czechtours.cz/travel-insurance)
- Baggage fees and any airline fees & charges
- 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:
Only: $2,995 For single room add: $745
Booking by: June 4, 2022 Past Due by: June 18, 2022
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Airline ticket arrangements available upon request at time of booking.
Itinerary* “TRAVEL BOOK” with daily program > detailed schedule information will be mailed to you approx. 1 month prior to departure
DAILY TOUR PROGRAM
(B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner)
Day 1 – Monday 19
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.
Day 2 – Tuesday 20 (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 21 (B, L) OLOMOUC – 2 nights
AM depart 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 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 OLOMOUC with stop at VAMBERG for visiting the Lace Museum. Great opportunity for shopping.
Day 4 – Thursday 22 (B, L)
AM Guided city tour - 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 is the Cathedral of St. Wenceslas from 1109 and the Holy Trinity Column. PM trip to ROŽNOV pod RADHOŠTĚM. You will get a feel for what the previous, mainly wooden small town was like at the Wallachian Open-Air museum
Day 5 – Friday 23 (B, L) BRNO - 3 nights
After breakfast we'll depart 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 BRNO.
Day 6 - Saturday 24 (B, L)
Guided city tour includes: Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable market, Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, city center and more. PM, we’ll enjoy river cruise on the Brno dam, taking us below the Veveří Chateau. Veveří castle is one of the oldest castles in the Czech Republic. During its more than 800 years long old history castle grew from small hunting lodge to the one of the biggest castles in the country. The tour of the chateau will take us to the representative rooms of the castle.
Day 7 – Sunday 25 (B, L)
Day trip to BŘECLAV to enjoy the full day of the St. Wenceslas celebrations. AM Celebration Mass at the “Kostel sv. Václava“ followed by a Parade in Moravian Folk Costumes in the town and entertainment in the Břeclav Chateau area. The detail program will be announced later.
Day 8 – Monday 26 (B, L)
ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights
Morning depart to DAČICE, the town known for invention of sugar cube. Visit the Dačice Chateau with historical interiors and collections of Empire movables and a late Jugendstil ("Youth Style") an artistic movement, particularly in the decorative arts. The next stop will be in TELČ. The self-guided tour will take you to the 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. Later PM continue to ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE.
Day 9 – Tuesday 27 (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. Guided city tour followed by free time for shopping of Bohemian Garnets in the factory store or other souvenirs.
Day 10 – Wednesday 28 (B, L) PILSEN - 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 PILSEN. PM city tour includes the city center, “Thank you America!” monument dedicated to the George S. Patton - 3rd Army for liberation of the city in 1945, St. Bartholomew church, and other places. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 11 – Thursday 29 (B, L)
AM 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. PM return to PILSEN to tour the famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Free time at leisure.
Day 12 – Friday 30 (B, L) PRAGUE - 3 nights
During your free time in the morning you may shop for various souvenirs or you’ll have a chance to visit, the second largest Synagogue in Europe, General George S. Patton Museum, Brewery museum or any other sights. After lunch we'll depart to PRAGUE. Free time at leisure.; you may also consider to visit the 1,000-year-old Hradčany Castle area, with the former Royal Palace, the imposing St. Vítus Cathedral, the colorful Golden Lane and the other historical sites.
Day 13 – Saturday, October 1 (B, D)
Free day to visit the other interesting sites in Prague or Optional side trip to: RÜCKL Crystal glassworks and Karlštejn Castle. AM depart to NIŽBOR to tour the RÜCKL Crystal glassworks where you can witness manufacturing of an extensive range of cut 24% leaded crystal in a wide variety of decorations from the simple to extreme complex and decorations with gilt, hand painting and sandblasting. Visiting the local shop store for bargain crystal shopping. PM continue to visit the most important castle in the Czech Republic - the KARLŠTEJN CASTLE - founded 650 years ago by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and the Roman Empire. The castle was built in the 14th century as a place for safekeeping of royal treasures, especially the coronation jewels. Later PM continue to our hotel in PRAGUE. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLKLORE PROGRAM full of MUSIC, DANCE and lots of FUN! Unlimited beer wine and non-alcoholic beverages included.
Day 14 – Sunday 2 (B)
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. ). You may visit your ancestral village - we can arrange for you an English speaking driver who will take you there.
- Holy Mass at the St. Havel church or at the Church of our Lady Victorious "Infant Jesus of Prague" church (in English.
Day 15 - Monday 3 (B)
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation. Transfer to Airport.
* Subject to change
- If interested, you may attend the Holy Mass at the church