Rambling through the southern Moravia, the southern Bohemia and the Šumava region to Prague in a group of two, four or more people with own driver guide by a car. The programme will be tailored to the interests of participants. According to the interest, it is possible to pay an attention ether to historical monuments or natural beauties.The fertile South of Moravia, in the southernmost part just on the Austrian border, offers series of very important tourist sites. It is pleasant to sit in a wine cellar with local people and have a glass of delicious wine. Central Moravia is one of the most attractive tourist areas in the Czech Republic
Southern Bohemia is one of the largest and most popular tourist areas. The varied landscape has many faces. Here one can find romantic Sumava foothills and also a beautiful area of ponds around Trebon. It is one of the ecologically cleanest regions of the Czech Republic. A charming rustic folk architecture is mixed with historical monuments and traditions.The Czech Republic is proud of twelve objects registered in the List of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. In our programme, you will visit six of them. Similar concentrations of UNESCO sightseeings cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Anyway you will also see many national cultural and natural sightseeings.
Czech cuisine will pleasantly surprise you. Although the cuisine shows influences from neighbouring countries, the greatest inspiration remains in traditional old Bohemian recipes. These are based on materials, that could be grown at home – mainly grains, pulses, potatoes and meat. Beer is regarded by Czechs as their national drink. Winery is best managed in southern Moravia.
Prague is a beautiful city of golden towers and domes of churches, bridges, cathedrals, but also a modern European metropolis, which is reflected in the surface of the Vltava River for more than ten centuries. In Prague you can find various architectural styles and romantic streets.
– 7x accommodation in *** hotels – double room with shower, WC and TV incl. breakfast- 6x dinner
– driver with car/minibus
– guide speaking English
You can buy other services
– accommodation in *** hotel in the centre of Vienna– double room incl. breakfast – from 160 € per room
– accommodation in *** hotel in the centre of Prague – double room incl. breakfast – from 80 € per room
This route was designed by Lubomír Hoška. He has his own travel agency and tour operator business.
DAY 1: VIENNA + SOUTH OF MORAVIA
Arrival at the airport or at the train station in Vienna or Prague during the day. In these cities, we can optionally provide accommodation. Transfer to South of Moravia.
First you will walk in a small limestone mountain region of Pálava, where you will have nice views to the surroundings. There are many romantic castles, an interesting UNESCO biosphere reserve with a unique flora and fauna and several historical towns, e.g. Mikulov, where you will see the castle, one of which attractions is a giant wine barrel. If there is enough time, you will also visit the castles of Lednice and Valtice.
Accommodation: Hotel in a historical centre of Mikulov.
DAY 2: LEDNICKO-VALTICKY AREA + WINE CELLARS PLŽE
You will visit the castles of Lednice and Valtice in the morning. The area of these two wonderful castles is full of many other romantic buildings. The area is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Then you will go to the region of Slovácko. You will visit a unique set of wine cellars Plze from the 18th century. Here you will have the oportunity to taste local wines. This area is known for its folklore and very special and typical folk traditions. Next stop is the beautiful castle of Milovice and the museum in Strážnice.
Accommodation: Hotel in a historical centre of Uherské Hradiště.
DAY 3: VELEHRAD + KROMĚŘÍŽ + BRNO
In the morning you will stop in one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the Czech Republic in Velehrad. Then you will go to Buchlovice. There’s a beautiful park and a castle here. The interior of the castle is very interesting. You will go to town of Kroměříž, where the Archbishop’s Palace with wine cellars and beautiful gardens are worth of seeing. They are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Then you will continue to Brno to look at the historical city center and climb the ancient fortifications in Špilberk. There is a view to Brno and its surroundings.
Accommodation: Hotel in of Brno.
DAY 4: NATURAL PARK PODYJÍ + VRANOV NA DYJÍ + TELČ (UNESCO)
You will stop in natural park of Podyjí, where you will have a walk in the beautiful and very well preserved nature. Stop for discovering fence from cold war in borders. After you will visit a baroque castle of Vranov nad Dyjí. It is built on a cliff above the river of Dyje (Thaya). Afternoon you will visit the beautiful Renaissance city of Slavonice and at the end of the day you will look at the town of Telč, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Accommodation: Hotel in a historical centre of Třeboň.
DAY 5: TŘEBOŇ + HLUBOKÁ NAD VLTAVOU + ČESKÝ KRUMLOV (UNESCO)
You will discover the historical heart of the city of Třeboň in the morning. The surroundings of Třeboň is a natural reservation with an extensive network of ponds originating from the 15th century. You will have a short stop by a romantic castle of Hluboká nad Vltavou, which is a national cultural sightseeing. In the city of České Budějovice you will then look at the historical square. You will spend the afternoon in the pearl of southern Bohemia – in Český Krumlov. Its medieval heart of the city and the vast castle is the second largest (after Prague Castle) in the Czech Republic.
Accommodation: Hotel in a historical centre of Český Krumlov.
DAY 6: ŠUMAVA + JEZERNÍ SLAŤ
In the morning you will see the Cistercian monastery of Higher Ford, which is the spiritual and cultural centre of southern Bohemia for more than 750 years. During the day you will drive through the beautiful mountain range of Šumava with very well preserved flora and fauna. For forty years, during the communist era, this region was closed to the public. You will have a walk along the well-cared path in the part called Jezerni slať. There is a tower with nice views to the nearly whole region.
Accommodation: Hotel in a centre of Český Krumlov.
DAY 7: PRAGUE
On the last day of your rambling, you will have interesting stops on your journey to Prague. First of all, you will visit a historical town of Písek with the oldest bridge made of stone in the Czech Republic. You will reach Prague in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Hotel in a historical centre of Prague.
DAY 8: PRAGUE + DEPARTURE
You will have an individual programme in Prague on the last day. Transfer to the airport (not in price). There is a possibility to have extra nights in Prague.