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Tour of chateaux, castles, historic towns and formal gardens

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Explore chateaus and castles of Czech Republic!Tour of chateaux, castles, historic towns and formal gardens (guided and self-guided)

Presents an unexpected wealth of well-preserved architecture of all periods with magnificent interiors, including the UNESCO-protected towns of Cesky Krumlov and Telc, and the Lednice-Valtice cultural landscape, known as the „Garden of Europe".

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Day 1Vienna
You will be met at your Vienna hotel accommodation by our tour manager. During the Welcome Dinner in a nearby traditional Viennese restaurant you will meet your fellow travelers and learn details of your tour.
Overnight in Vienna.
Day 2Vienna - Mikulov
After breakfast in your hotel you will start a minibus tour of Vienna and the Schonbrunn Chateau. In the afternoon - transfer to Mikulov, Czech Republic, the lovely border town, dominated by an imposing castle. In the evening experience dinner in a charming wine cellar, one of many in this predominantly wine-making region.
Overnight in Mikulov.
Day 3Lednice-Valtice area
A morning tour of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lednice-Valtice Area, the largest designed landscape in Europe. This former Liechtenstein estate abounds in chateaux, ponds, woods, orchards, allees, and follies (small romantic structures set into the landscape to complement the natural surroundings). You will visit both main chateaux, Valtice and Lednice, the adjoining parks and gardens, and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the follies. Overnight in Mikulov.
Day 4Mikulov - Telc
In the morning you will start a tour of Mikulov, with numerous historical sights of both Christian and Jewish heritage. At the castle,which has seen visits by, among others, Empress Maria Theresa and Napoleon, you will see the largest wine barrel in central Europe. After lunch transfer to Vranov nad Dyji, a fairytale-like castle overlooking a river canyon, and a jewel of Czech Baroque. Afterwards you will visit the romantic castle ruin of Cornstejn and Castle Bitov. Evening arrival in Telc.
Overnight in Telc.
Day 5Telc - Jindrichuv Hradec
The town of Telc was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its unique, perfectly preserved Renaissance square and chateau, which you will tour in the morning. In the afternoon, after a short stop in Dacice to vie wits Empire chateau, you will visit another amazing Renaissance town, Slavonice, located directly on the border with Austria. Later in the day there is a castle ruin to be seen, Landstejn, a place where the German poet Schiller located his famous drama Robbers. Evening arrival in Jindrichuv Hradec. Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Day 6Jindrichuv Hradec - Trebon
In the morning, tour the magnificent Renaissance castle, the third largest castle complex in the Czech Republic. In the afternoon visit the charming little river chateau of Cervena Lhota. Evening arrival in Trebon, a lovely town in the South Bohemian basin, abounding in fishponds, nature reserves, excellent fish specialties, and local beer.
Overnight in Trebon.
Day 7Trebon - Cesky Krumlov
The historical center of the town of Trebon can be entered only through one of the historical gates, crossing a tiny stream, dug by handin the 16th century. The town is surrounded by a system of ponds and canals, today part of a UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve. After a tour of Trebon chateau, town, and the surrounding park, you will have the opportunity to relax in the afternoon and take a walk along the trails within the reserve. In the evening you will arrive in Cesky Krumlov, the second most visited Czech town after Prague, protected by UNESCO.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 8Cesky Krumlov
This jewel of South Bohemia is situated on the banks of the meandering upper course of the Vltava river. Its imposing castle complex, second largest after Prague, offers a tour through its numerous chambers, and the oldest surviving Baroque theatre in Europe. In the chateau park there is an open-air theatre with a revolving auditorium, offering plays in the summer. The protected historical town center boasts a medieval square, churches, museums and galleries, a host of winding little streets with tiny cafes, restaurants, and shops.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 9Cesky Krumlov - Prague
Enjoy more of Cesky Krumlov in the morning, then transfer to the breathtaking chateau of Hluboka built in the Neo-Gothic style, above the River Vltava. This chateau, with its unparalleled woodwork interiors, is a must for every visitor of the Czech Republic. In the late afternoon you will transfer to Tabor, a medieval town founded by the Hussites in the 15th century. After a tour of this town you will arrive in Prague.
Overnight in Prague.
Day 10Prague
Your tour is crowned by the final destination, Prague, considered by many to be the world‘s most beautiful city. You will get a full day’s tour of Prague along its most well-known sights, the castle, the many churches, the ancient Charles Bridge, the Jewish monuments, Kafka’s house, and much more. In the evening you will be treated to a wonderful farewell dinner in a traditional Prague restaurant.
Overnight in Prague.
Day 11Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.


Price (per person): EUR 1,985 - guided (based on twin-bedded room)
EUR 1,895 - self-guided (based on twin-bedded room)
Single supplement: EUR 350
Price includes: • accommodation with breakfast and dinner 9 nights (guided 10 nights)
• transportation by air-conditioned minibus
• luggage transfer during the entire trip
• informal welcome on arrival by your program coordinator
• detailed information package containing maps, itineraries and instructions
• contact person available to deal with any problems
• professional services of a trained guide (guided)
• tickets to all visited sites (guided)
• value added tax
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