6191 CZECH REPUBLIC

Highlights

  • 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.

Sunday Overnight: My Hotel

Meet for a walking tour of the old city of Vienna followed by a transfer to Lednice, former summer residence of the Liechtenstein family. Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner tonight.

Monday Overnight: My Hotel

Visit Mikulov in the heart of Moravia's wine region and continue to the Palava Hills, a protected nature reserve with medieval ruins, rare flowers and distant views. In the afternoon, we return to Lednice and visit its chateau. This evening, enjoy a typical wine cellar with local food and folk music.

Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Lahofer

Drive westwards and walk along the river Thaya (Dyje), which forms the natural border with Austria. Its unique, untouched valley is a much beloved National Park. Tonight, we stay in historic Znojmo, a picturesque town undiscovered by tourists.

Wednesday Overnight: Hotel Concertino

Drive to Slavonice, a small town unchanged for centuries. After lunch, we drive on to Telc, a Renaissance jewel listed by UNESCO. We'll have a brief walk around, then finish our day at Jindrichuv Hradec (Henry's Castle) where our hotel is in the central square.

Thursday Overnight: Hotel Ruze

Walk through forests and past numerous lakes to the little town of Trebon with its colorful historic buildings, cobblestone streets and moat. After lunch in a local fish restaurant, we journey on to esk Krumlov, one of Europe's most beautiful and best-preserved towns.

Friday Overnight: Hotel Ruze

From the hotel, walk to the richly decorated castle for a guided tour. Then drive out to enjoy our last walk through forests and along the river to Zlata Koruna, a village with a 13th century Cistercian Monastery. After lunch, free time in Cesk Krumlov.

Saturday Overnight: Hotel Paris

Spend the whole day exploring Prague, visiting important sites in the lovely old city, including the famous astronomical clock on the medieval town hall. Farewell Dinner at a fine Prague restaurant.

Sunday

There is no scheduled transfer at the end of this walk as many Wayfarers opt to stay longer in Prague. (Overnight in Prague for those enjoying our Crossroads of Europe package.)
Easy-Moderate
"The groups are really fun - witty, friendly and good company"
Terrain: Forest walks and open country, firm paths with some brisk hill-walking.7-10 miles walking per day

TRIP DETAILS

7 nights from
$4,395.00
per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement $655.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $4,175.00
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Dates

From Sep 15 to Sep 22 (more dates)
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Arrival: Vienna City Air Terminal, Austria
Departure: Prague

Activities

Walk ClassicHistoric Monument VisitCastle VisitWine Tasting
Vienna to Prague September 2018 Map

Hotels - Where we stay

My Hotel

My Hotel

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.

Hotel Lahofer

Hotel Lahofer

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.

Hotel Concertino

Hotel Concertino

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.

Hotel Ruze

Hotel Ruze

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.

Hotel Paris

Hotel Paris

Hotel Paris Prague is a family-run hotel located in the historical centre of Prague. This Art Nouveau style hotel was founded in 1904 by the Brandejs hotelier family. The Hotel Paris Prague was built by the renowned architect Jan Vejrych. The interior of the hotel was designed by the architect Antonn Pfeiffer, and the ceramic mosaics are from the workshop of Jan Khler. The Hotel Paris Prague has retained its unmistakable appearance of a pretentious neo-gothic building for more than one hundred years. It offers French and traditional Czech cuisines in the Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant, a relaxing atmosphere in The Caf de Paris coffee house, as well as a Wellness & Spa Centre with Thai massages. Featuring free Wi-Fi, the airy, sophisticated rooms come with flat-screen TVs and minibars. The reception desk is open 24 hours, room service, and laundry and iron service are available.

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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