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.
City historical centers with most important sites in:
• PRAGUE – 3 nights • PLZEŇ - 3 nights • ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights • BRNO- 3 nights
ALSO VISITING: • ČESKÝ KRUMLOV • TELČ • OLOMOUC • MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ • KROMĚŘÍŽ
DAILY TOUR PROGRAM
Day 1 – Thursday 2
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 - Friday 3 (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.
Join your fellow travelers for a WELCOME DINNER in the local restaurant tonight.
Day 3 and 4 - Saturday 4 + Sunday 5 (B, L) PILSEN - 3 night
AM, free time. • PM, depart to PLZEŇ to celebrate with locals the Pilsen Liberation Festival - the 79th Anniversary of the end of WW II and the liberation of Pilsen by the United States 3rd Army in 1945. The main events will include the memorial services to the U.S. veterans of the 16th Armored Division, the 2nd and 97th Infantry Divisions, and the Belgian veterans of the 17th Fusilier Battalion. The Convoy of Liberty will conclude the Pilsen festival. Detail program will be announced by the end of March 2024.
Day 5 - Monday 6 (B, L)
Day trip to the most famous Bohemian spa town of KARLOVY VARY. It was named after the Bohemian king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles 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, restaurants, shops, and scenic promenades. A guided tour of the city will take us to the colonnade with 12 hot springs.
• After lunch we’ll continue 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, and flourishing cultural and
social life. 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 colonnad. Free time at leisure. Later PM return to PILSEN.
Day 6 - Tuesday 7 (B, L) ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights
AM, depart to ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - the royal town founded in 1265. Guided city tour. In the town's city center is a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. It is lined with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque houses
with arcades, and Samsonʼs Fountain in its center. PM visits the original Budweiser Brewery and samples the beer. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 7 - Wednesday 8 (B, L)
Day trip to the Medieval town of ČESKÝ KRUMLOV - the jewel of South Bohemia, 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 leisure/shopping of beautiful Bohemian Garnets or a chance to visit the chateau or further explore the town.
Day 8 - Thursday 9 (B, L) BRNO – 3 nights
Before Noon depart to TELČ. The town consists of a long square lined with arcades and the church of St. James from the 14th century. The Chateau complex is the most impressive architecture in the region. Free time/lunch.
• PM continues to BRNO. Guided city tour includes the Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable Market, and Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, city center, and more.
Day 9 - Friday 10 B, L)
AM, depart BRNO to KROMĚŘÍŽ. In 1777, this town 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. Guided city tour and Chateau, including adjoining colonnade and beautiful gardens.
Day 10 – Saturday 11 (B, L)
AM, free time at leisure. • PM departs for OLOMOUC. The second largest city after Prague, in the period 1187-1641, was the capital of Moravia. The residence of bishops since 1063, the first archbishop was installed in 1777. The most significant are the Cathedral of St. Wenceslas from 1109 and the Holy Trinity Column from 1716-1754. Guided city tour. Later PM return to BRNO.
Day 11 - Sunday 12 (B, D) Prague – 2 nights
This morning we’ll depart to KUTNÁ HORA to visit the St. Barbara Cathedral and Ossuary aka „Bone Church“.
• After lunch time we’ll continue to PRAGUE. Free time. • Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with a FOLK PROGRAM full of MUSIC,DANCE, and lots of FUN!
Day 12 - Monday 13 (B)
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of PRAGUE, or perhaps indulge in last-minute shopping for wonderful bargains including the world-famous Bohemian crystal, garnet jewelry, souvenirs and handicrafts. There is music avaliable everywhere and you may enhoy a concert. Of you want to visit your ancestral vilage, we can arrange for an English-speaking driver to take you there.
Day 13 – Tuesday 14 (B)
After breakfast your tour ends this morning, leaving you with pleasant memories od a wondrerful vacation.
*Subject to change
Itinerary* “TRAVEL BOOK” with daily program > detailed schedule information will be mailed to you approx. 1 month before departure
(B - Breakfast; L – Lunch; D - Dinner)
• Land transfers - Air-conditioned motor coach
• Clean and comfortable 4-star hotels or similar
• Breakfasts, lunches, or dinners as per itinerary
• All scheduled sightseeing & entrance fees, local taxes, music, parties & entertainment
• Escorted by Czech native
• Local English speaking Tour guides
• "Travel Book” with maps of the Czech Republic and Prague plus the information you need to know before you go & during the tour
x Group Airfare available (please ask us, we can assist)
x Travel Insurance (please ask us, we can assist)
x Porterage and gratuities for guides and driver
x Personal expenses
x Meals & beverages not mentioned in the program
x Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
TOUR RESERVATIONS DETAILS
Land tour price per person based on double occupancy: $3,595 For a single room add: $980
Any U.S. Veteran will $ave $100 per person from the price above.