Come and explore beautiful medieval towns, chateaux and stunning Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Czech Republic, all whilst relaxing at the famous beer spa and on a boat cruise. Hop on over Austria to catch magnificent sights of the city center and countryside.
• Luxury air conditioned motor coach
• Clean and comfortable first class hotel accommodations with private facilities
• Daily breakfasts & lunches (snack) or dinners ((As per daily/hour itinerary in the “Travel Book”)
• All scheduled sightseeing & entrance fees, local taxes, music, parties & entertainment
• Escorted by Czech native; 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.
• Prague / Pilsen / Ceske Budejovice / Cesky Krumlov // Vienna, Austria
• Boat cruise on Vltava River
• Spa resort at Marianske Lazne
• Tour magnificent chateaux & gardens // Kozel & Hluboka Chateau
• UNESCO World Heritage site
• Vienna, Austria
• Folklore Show
TOUR RESERVATIONS DETAILS
August 13 - 27: $2,995 Land tour price per person based on double occupancy.
DAILY TOUR PROGRAM
Day 1 - Monday 13
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 14 (Overnights in Prague - 2 nights)
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 Tyn 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 - Wednesday 15
AM free time. PM, walk towards the Charles Bridge to visit the Charles Bridge Museum and enjoy boat cruise on the Vltava river. We’ll continue over the bridge to Malostranské square to visit nearby church known for a little statue of Infant Jesus of Prague - Pražské Jezulátko. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4 - Thursday 16 (Overnights in Pilsen - 3 nights)
After breakfast depart to west Bohemian metropolis 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. The historical core of the town which has kept its original regular ground plan under which there are two- story underground open to the public. The Town Hall is a good example of Bohemian Renaissance (1555-59). The gothic St. Bartholomewʼs Church (14th century) has the highest spire in Bohemia (103 m). In a former Franciscan monastery from about the year 1300 there is an exposition of gothic arts. Guided city tour includes the city center, monument dedicated to US Army for liberation the city in May 1945 - “Thank you America!” and other sites. Rest of the day at leisure. You may shop for various souvenirs or you’ll have a chance to visit the second largest Synagogue in Europe.
Day 5 - Friday 17
Day trip 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 the main spa buildings, view the “Singing fountain” in front of the main colonnade and other . Free time at leisure.
Day 6 - Saturday 18
After breakfast you’ll visit the General George S. Patton Museum. A significant part of the exhibition focuses on George S. Patton, the legendary commander of the 3rd US Army and his old friend general Ernest N. Harmon, who provided technical and material assistance for the recovery of the country. PM depart for visit Kozel Chateau - Originally a hunting lodge in the Neoclassical style, built in the second half of 18th century. It is a ground-floor building around an inner rectangular court. The rooms in the lodge are decorated with wall- and ceiling paintings by Antonin Tuvora. The whole interior is uniform in Louis-Seize style. Around the castle we can find also a chapel, a riding school and a stable. The area is surrounded by a large park that is popular amongst locals.
Day 7 - Sunday 19 (Overnights in České Budějovice - 2 nights)
After breakfast weʼll depart Pilsen to South Bohemian Metropolis - ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE. On the way we’ll stop at PISEK - a royal town from 1254, the first evidence of its settlement dates from the 8th century. One of the main attractions of the city is the stone bridge. This bridge is the oldest still existing stone bridge in the whole Czech Republic. The exact building date of the bridge is unknown but it is certain that it was constructed before the Charles bridge in Prague. Later PM arrival to our hotel. Free time.
Day 8 - Monday 20
AM tour of the city center with its 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 (from 1727). Continue our journey to visit the “jewel of South Bohemia”, the Hluboká Chateau founded in the 13th century. In its 120 rooms there are valuable collections of paintings, tapestries and furniture.
Day 9 - Tuesday 21
After breakfast depart for day trip to medieval town of ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, the jewel of South Bohemia which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site universally recognized as an 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, the oldest working Baroque theater in Europe and an open-air theater with a revolving auditorium. 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 10 - Wednesday 22 (Overnights in Brno - 2 nights)
The little town of TELČ, is our first stop on the way to Brno. It is encircled with Renaissance gables and arcades with itʼs remarkable historical center and local Chateau. The center of the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time for shopping and lunch. PM Transfer to our hotel in BRNO.
Day 11 - Thursday 23
AM, guided city tour including: Church of St. Jacob, Vegetable market, Cathedral of Ss. Peter & Paul; Spilberg Castle area, city center and more. PM 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. Free time at leisure.
Day 12 - Friday 24
Day trip to MIKULOV. City tour followed by visiting the Chateau cellar, with its giant barrel from 1643 with capacity of 101,081 L (26,600 gal), and beam and screw presses. PM, continue to VIENNA - AUSTRIA. Orientation city tour by our bus and walk in the city center - followed by free time.
Day 13 - Saturday 25 (Overnights in Prague - 2 nights)
This morning weʼll transfer to our hotel in Prague. PM 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. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLK PROGRAM full of MUSIC, DANCE and lots of FUN!
Day 14 - Sunday 26
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of PRAGUE, or perhaps indulge in last minute shopping. 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 15 - Monday 27
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning, leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.
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