Prague, Kutna Hora, Moravian Karst Caves, Trebic, Telc, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen
Hotels are all 3-4*, centrally located
3 nights Prague
2 nights at the caves in Moravia
2 nights Cesky Krumlov
2 nights Karlovy Vary
Entrance fees to all “visited” places are included.
March and July - EUR 2,495.- per person, based on double occupancy
May and September - EUR 2,695.- per person, based on double occupancy
Single supplement is EUR 1,200/EUR 1,300
Day 1 – arrive Prague
Welcome to Prague, the city of a hundred spires, as it is called. Your driver will individually meet all passengers at the arrival hall of the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport and take you to your centrally located 3-4* hotel in the city center.
Evening: Meet your tour manager and fellow travellers during your “Welcome reception" in the hotel.
Day 2 – Prague
This morning, your tour manager will take you on your Prague Overview Tour where all the highlights will be shown. First we drive you up to the Prague Castle, explaining the history and sites along the way. This area was first settled already during the Bronze Age, however, the first documented dwellings were built here in the 9th century. It was the home of our kings and queens for many years. Now it houses the office of the president of the Czech Republic, several museums, the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and more. We will walk through this “Hradčany” district viewing the Loreto, the Archbishops Palace and other interesting areas along the way to the castle. There we visit part of the St. Vitus Cathedral, walk along the 3 courtyards and admire the architectural marvel that our ancestors created. Then we walk down through the Little Quarter (Lesser Quarter), vising the Infant Jesus of Prague, walk over the Charles Bridge via the coronation route to the Old Town Square, view the AstronomicalClock, go up the Old Town Square Tower for a magnificent view (elevator) and end on Wenceslas Square, the new part of town, "only" 600 years old.
Afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own.
For those interested in the Jewish Quarter sites from the inside, your Tour Manager will be happy to help you. The dates of these tours are designed so that the sites will be open this day.
Day 3 – Prague – Kutna Hora – Moravian Karst / Macocha
Depart this morning and head east to Kutna Hora. This is the silver town of Bohemia and was once the most significant silver capital of most of Europe. Visit the Royal Mint, learning about coin minting in the medieval times, the St. Barbaras Cathedral – a beautiful, gothic structure dedicated to miners as well as the famous ossuary. This is a chapel decorated with the bones of 40,000 people dating back to the medieval times. A rare sight in the world.
After lunch, proceed to the Moravian Karst area in Moravia, the second state in the Czech Republic.
Day 4 – Macocha - best known Moravian Karst cave and others
This morning, learn about “speleology” the science of cave exploring. Visit the most significant caves in this area such as Macocha, Balcarka, Katherine, Punkva, Sloupslo-Sosovicka and others. This area is filled with hidden treasures only nature could make. It is also a pristine natural forrest environment made for hiking and walking.
Day 5 – Macocha – Telc – Cesky Krumlov
We leave this natural environment and visit two beautiful towns on the way to Cesky Krumlov. The first is the second largest, best preserved Jewish town in the Czech Republic, after Prague, Trebic. Here we visit the cemetary, the Rear Synagogue and walk along the former Jewish quarter. This is a Unesco heritage area. Then it’s onto the renaissance, medieval town of Telc which is also part of the Unesco system. The beautifully painted facades of the local houses come in pastel colors and are almost playfully displayed.
In the afternoon, continue to the jewel of Southern Bohemia, Cesky Krumlov. An evening walk through this small town is highly recommended. Enjoy the quaint side streets, cobblestones, pretty houses and more.
Day 6 – Cesky Krumlov
We visit the castle at Cesky Krumlov today, a renaissance structure spanning half of the town. The local bears will surely amuse you on the way down from the castle. A walking tour of the town is also included.
Lunch is on your own.
Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the many shops, galeries and museums such as Egon Schiele and more.
Dinner is on your own with many suggestions given.
Day 7 – Cesky Krumlov – Plzen – Karlovy Vary
Today we explore the beer capitol of the world, as Plzen, Pilsen in English, is sometimes called. On the way to Karlovy Vary we visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery where beer is brewed since the 19th century. Find out how this superior beer is made and have lunch in the local Pilsner Urquell Pub. Also visit the town and the main square which was the city liberated by American and British soldiers during WWII. A yearly celebration is still held today commemorating this event. If desired, the local museum of WWII can be visited. After, continue through the countryside to Karlovy Vary, an art nuveau spa town with many mineral springs.
Day 8 – Karlovy Vary
This morning, take a relaxing tour of the town and visit and taste it’s many springs. A special mug can be purchased for just this purpose. This salty mineral water was and is still used to cure many digestive ailments. In the afternoon, if you like, visit a spa for a massage, hot tub dip or other “spa” experience or take a pleasant hike along the hills of the town.
Day 9 – Karlovy Vary - Prague
It is back to Prague today and the afternoon is at leisure for you to purchase the last minute gifts, visit a site you may have missed or just relax before your farewell dinner.
Day 10 – Departure transfer
Breakfast is the last included meal of the tour. Individual airport transfers will be scheduled depending on your flight.
We hope you enjoyed your Bohemian Adventure and visit us again soon.
Pre- and post- tour nights are available, please inquire. Praguepg@aol.com