A Bohemian Adventure
10 Days / 9 Nights — Prague, Kutna Hora, Moravian Karst Caves, Trebic, Telc, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen
Get to know Bohemia, one of the states of the Czech Republic in more detail. Prague is certainly one of the most beautiful cities of the world today, mostly due to the lack of destruction in WWII, however, there is so much more worth visiting, you will be glad you did.
DAY 1 — Prague
Welcome to Prague, the city of a hundred spires, as it is called. Your driver/guide will meet you at the arrival hall of the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport and take you to your centrally located hotel.
Evening: Meet your driver/guide again for a Welcome Dinner where you can discuss all the details of your tour. We will make sure that all of your wishes have been met and discuss any further needs we need to discuss. Hotel, dinner
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 "Hrad'any" 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 Astronomical Clock, 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. Dinner is on your own today to explore the many culinary marvels of this city. Suggestions will be gladly given. Hotel, breakfast
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. Hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 4 — Moravian Karst
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. Hotel, breakfast, dinner
DAY 5 — Macocha — Trebic - 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.
Lunch is in a local tavern where the specialties of the region will be tasted such as the cabbage soup, sausages and Moravian wines.
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. Hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner
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.
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. Hotel, breakfast
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 a 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.
Dinner is on your own. Hotel, lunch, breakfast
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.
Dinner is on your own. Hotel, breakfast
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. Hotel, breakfast, farewell dinner
DAY 10 — Departure transfer
Breakfast is the last included meal of the tour. Your driver/guide will take you to the airport to your flight.
Land Costs Per Person
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Prices are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a double. For larger parties and additional pricing contact us at 1-800-426-7502. Single Room Supplement: On Request