- Nature reserves with medieval ruins and wonderful wild flowers
- Sample Czech beer and try a Moravian wine tasting
- Walk through ancient Moravia and Bohemia
- Explore vibrant Prague with its stunning buildings and lovely old squares
- Visit Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's most attractive cities
Winner of National Geographic Traveler's '50 Best Tours of 2013' Award
Discover the modern spirit of the new Czech Republic against the historic landscape of one of Europe's oldest countries. Crossing the border from Austria, we discover a land of rural villages rich in folklore and tradition, wooded hills, rare flowers and tranquil lakes. We marvel at Baroque architecture and meander through majestic landscaped parkland. We explore the unspoilt town of Cesk Krumlov and sample the beer in one of the oldest breweries in Europe. Our trip ends in the vibrant capital city of Prague, where we walk the famous Charles Bridge and visit Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world.
Saturday Overnight: My Hotel
Sunday Overnight: My Hotel
Monday Overnight: Hotel Lahofer
Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Concertino
Wednesday Overnight: Hotel Ruze
Thursday Overnight: Hotel Ruze
Friday Overnight: Hotel Leonardo
(Single Supplement $565.00)
Hotels - Where we stay
This hotel is situated in the heart of the extensive Lednice-Valtice grounds, declared a UNESCO site in 1996, and the stunning Lednice chateau can be reached in 5 minutes by foot from the hotel. Hotel rooms are tastefully furnished with a modern bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, minibar, TV with satellite and Wi-Fi internet access. The chateau-style restaurant serves traditional Czech dishes as well as international cuisine. The hotel offers a convenient currency exchange office, laundry service and a range of sports facilities including tennis courts (with artificial surface), table tennis, volleyball and mountain bikes.
Originally a 14th century house, the Hotel Lahofer is located in the historic heart of this peaceful little town. The building is now completely renovated into a comfortable, boutique hotel and is ideally situated, only a couple of minutes gentle stroll from the town brewery, rotunda, town square and shops. Its popular restaurant serves tasty meals and great wines as the owner also runs a winery! All bedrooms are contemporary in decor and are equipped with ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, internet connection, minibar, safe, LCD television and most have air conditioning.
In 1996 the Concertino ('Golden Goose') hotel opened in the historical centre of Jindrichuv Hradec, one of the most beautiful towns in South-Bohemia. Its construction cleverly incorporates buildings from the Renaissance period while producing a complex providing modern accommodation. It is located in the centre of the old town with easy access to its shopping facilities. This well-equiped hotel is surrounded by historical architecture dating back to the 13th century. Every bedroom has a hall, bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, TV, mini bar and roomsafe. The hotel's many facilities include three restaurants serving both domestic and international cuisine, lounge, cafe, bar and pub, table tennis and billiards.
The Hotel Ruze (the Rose) is the finest hotel in Cesky Krumlov. It was constructed in the 16th century as a Jesuit Monastery and University and has carefully preserved the beauty and style of the Renaissance, despite recent extensive interior restoration and modernisation. It is now a luxurious five star hotel, maintaining the spirit and style of the Renaissance, yet fully satisfying all the requirements of the 21st century. The restaurant and banquet hall offer Bohemian, international and medieval dishes which are served by waiters in 16th century robes. All rooms still reflect the celebrity and brilliancy of the Renaissance time and are equipped with bath, WC, satellite TV, radio, minibar, hair dryer and telephone. The hotel sports centre is equipped with pool with jet stream, gym, sauna, solarium, massage, hairdressing and beauty salon.
This beautiful boutique hotel is wonderfully situated right in the heart of Prague's Old Town. The spacious rooms are furnished with carefully chosen antiques that echo the city's art nouveau heritage. Rooms have a free WiFi connection, heating and air-conditioning, LCD TV, telephone, minibar, shower or bathtub, bidet, hair dryer and magnifying mirror. In the elegant Platina restaurant and garden, chef Jakob Vomacka prepares Czech cuisine with a modern twist, using the best of seasonal, local ingredients.
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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation
- Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
- A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
- Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
- Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
- Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
- All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
- Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
- First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
- All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
- Wine with dinner
- On-trail snacks and refreshments
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants