September 7 – 24, 2018 PACK ´N GO
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Join us on this 18 days: ”ANCESTRY TOUR” September 7 – 24, 2018. Discover the beauty of Czech Republic which offers an enticing array of sights, museums, theaters, galleries and an extraordinary richness in architecture and visit your ancestral village or relatives.
• Land transfers - Air conditioned motor coach
• Clean and comfortable first class hotel accommodation with private facilities
• Breakfasts & lunches 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
PRAHA / PRAGUE - 5 nights
PLZEŇ / PILSEN - 2 nights
ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights
BRNO - 3 nights
OLOMOUC - 2 nights
HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ - 2 nights
CITIES & TOWNS
• Prague • Pilsen • Mariánské Lázně
• České Budějovice • Český Krumlov
• Telč • Brno • Lednice • Valtice • Olomouc
• Vamberk • Hradec Králové • Jaroměř
• Kutná Hora and many in between
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Upon request, we’ll include a private, English speaking driver who will take you to visit your ancestral village at no additional charge.
This offer is valid when requested at the time of booking ONLY.
TOUR RESERVATIONS DETAILS FOR THIS 18 DAYS TOUR
Register now & Pay in full by July 21, 2018
Tour price per person based on double occupancy LAND ONLY:
September 7 – 24, 2018 $3,725 > $3,320
Request “Tour Registration Form” by writing / e-mail or calling us.
DAILY TOUR PROGRAM
(B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner)
Itinerary* “TRAVEL BOOK” with daily program > detailed schedule information will be mailed to you approx. 1 month prior to departure
Day 1 – Friday 7
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 8 (D) PRAGUE - 1 night
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 - Sunday 9 (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 - Monday 10 (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 - Tuesday 11 (B, D) ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - 2 nights
After breakfast we’ll depart 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 - Wednesday 12 (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 - Thursday 13 (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 and lunch. PM, continue to BRNO. Guided city tour includes: Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable market, Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, city center and more. Free time at leisure.
Day 8 - Friday 14 (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 9 - Saturday 15 (B, L)
Today you’ll have completely free day at leisure. You may consider to browse in the Vegetable Market. In the lower part of the square, you can enter an underground labyrinth, a unique system of underground passages and cellars from the Middle Ages. At the upper part of the square lies the Dietrichstein Palace, built between 1614 and 1620. Today it houses the Moravian Museum.
Day 10 - Sunday 16 (B, L) OLOMOUC - 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. 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.
Day 11 - Monday 17 (B, L)
Start this morning with city tour followed by free time. This afternoon we’ll visit the Pilgrimage Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Hill near Olomouc. The history of this place dates back to the early 17th century. In 1785, this place became a parish administering and taking care of a number of villages in the surrounding area. At present, the Holy Hill is the popular destination for admirers of baroque art, as well as numerous pilgrims.
Day 12 - Tuesday 18 (B, L) HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ - 2 nights
After breakfast depart to VAMBERK where we’ll tour renowned lace museum. Continue to HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ. During your city tour you will see the most important architecture of the town founded in the 13th century. The Gothic Church of Holy Spirit later promoted to a Cathedral and the White Tower are the two dominating features of the town.
Day 13 - Wednesday 19 (B, D)
AM free time at leisure. This afternoon we’ll take a short trip to JAROMĚŘ area for a private party with locals. Tasting delicious “Bohemian Koláč” & more.
Day 14 - Thursday 20 (B, L) PRAGUE - 4 nights
After breakfast we’ll 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 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. PM tour of Prague Castle area with the Prague Castle dominating the St. Vitus Cathedral. The complete construction of the Cathedral took almost 600 years - it was finished in 1929. Rest of the day free.
Day 15 - Friday 21 (B, L)
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of the town, or perhaps indulge in the shopping for some wonderful bargains including the world famous Bohemian crystal and many handcrafts / souvenirs. There is music available everywhere and you may enjoy a concert.
Optional: Day trip to PODĚBRADY - tour the renowned crystal glass factory. You’ll have chance to witness how the beautiful hand cut crystal is made and have an opportunity to shop in local factory store for the best selection and prices. They also have selection of crystal chandeliers and other glass (crystal figurines, etc.) and will arrange shipping to U.S.!
Day 16 - Saturday 22 (B, D)
AM tour the VYŠEHRAD - The fortress was originally built in the 10th century. Local legend holds that Vyšehrad was the location of the first settlement which would later become Prague. Situated within the castle is the Cathedral of Saint Paul & Peter, as well as the Vyšehrad cemetery also known as Slavín, the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics such as: Antonín Dvořák, Božena Němcová, and others. Transfer to Petřín hill for a chance to visit a replica of the Eiffel tower or a mirror maze leading to the remarkable lifelike painting of the “Battle the Swedes on the Charles bridge” from 1620. Transfer by funicular to the bottom of the hill. Free time to visit nearby church known for a little statue of Infant Jesus of Prague or take a walk for visit National Theater on the east side of the Vltava river or continue walking to Wenceslas square. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLKLORE PROGRAM full of MUSIC - DANCE and lots of FUN!
Day 17 – Sunday 23 (B, L)
Completely free day for shopping, visit other interesting places in the city or to spend with friends, relatives or visit your ancestral village.
Day 18 – Monday 24 (B)
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.