Welcome to Prague! Depending on your arrival time, stroll through the historical center and enjoy all that makes this one of Europe’s most beautiful locales. We provide a detailed City Guide, filled with suggestions on where to dine. Your hotel options include a historic property near Charles Bridge, or a luxurious hotel with contemporary décor. Next day,
we provide a local expert guide who will meet you at your hotel to take you on a walking tour of the city. As popular as it is, no visit to Prague should end without a visit to its castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. Your visit will start with it today. The Pražský hrad presides over the city like a watchman, looming over its subjects and limitless visitors. It owes its eclectic style to various rulers having had an architectural stab at it over the centuries since the 9th Century Prince Bořivoj laid its first foundations. As such it’s a maze of multi-era buildings and palaces, gardens, courtyards, towers and churches. If you ever find the will to leave, enjoy one of the many atmospheric cafes in the historical center.
Telc - Transfer from Prague to the pearl of Moravia, the peaceful city of Telc, filled with medieval houses with renaissance gables and designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1992 for its cultural and historical importance. Your walk will explore the countryside around Telc including a series of medieval fishponds, which encircle the town center. You will also have time to visit Telc Castle, a fairytale chateau in town. Distance: 6 km; elevation gain: 35 m. Next day you will walk through the region of Vysocina. Starting along a delightful linden tree alley to the Chapel of St. Charles with views of Telc, and then to Rasna, where restaurants on the main square invite you to rest. Then it is on to the impressive Gothic Rostejn castle, a former hunting lodge. Afterwards, you can shuttle back to Telc or continue on foot to Trest, once a thriving Jewish community, where Franz Kafka used to come to visit his uncle, on whom his short story, ‘A Country Doctor’ is based. Alternatively, you can walk back via Doupe and Volevcice. Distance: 13 km/ 18.6 km; elevation gain 220 m /23 km; elevation gain 225m
Slavonice - You will begin the day with a transfer to the charming village of Slavonice, near the border with Austria. This city is notable for its Sgraffito covered buildings dating back to the 14th century and its network of medieval underground corridors, which spread out under most of the houses in town. We recommend lunch in a stylish Besidka restaurant and then a walk to one of the best preserved Gothic structures in Europe, the Landstejn castle, and from there to Alber. From here, you will take a narrow gauge railway to Jindrichuv Hradec, and its impressive castle. Distance: 20 km with 277 m elevation gain.
Next day, explore the beautiful town of Jindrichuv Haradec, which was very prosperous in the 17th century. The castle has over 300 rooms with an exhibition of paintings, tapestries, and workshops. If you wish to explore the countryside, we offer a 9 or 14 km walk through the forested Jindris Valley, or a 9 km walk to the castle at Cervna Lhota. Distance: 4.7 km; elevation gain 40 m/ 9 km; elevation gain of 100 m/ 14 km; elevation gain of 110 m
Cesky-Krulmlov - Today, you will transfer 1h30 to Cesky-Krumlov. Situated on the bend of the river Vltava, this Unesco-designated city will captivate you with its architecture, atmosphere and vibrancy. Walk through and around Krumlov via Krizovy Vrch, exploring the castle, gardens and trails to a stunning viewpoint. Should you wish a local guide, we have just the person to ensure you learn all there is about this fascinating city. On your second day here, we have options for a walk to another lovely castle along the River Rozmberk and Vlatavou. An alternative is to canoe or raft down the Vltava River to the monastery at Zlata Koruna, returning on foot (13.3 km; 430 m climb) to CK. Alternatively, you can walk from Zlata Koruna to the gorgeous ruin of a castle at Divci Kamen and then to Trisov before returning to CK by bus or train. Distance Options: 7.7 km; 200 m gain/ 13.3 km; 430 m gain
Tabor- Transfer to Tabor, another village dating back to the Middle Ages and situated on the Luznice River. Walk to the monastery at Klokoty and then allow time to explore Tabor center. Distance: 7.3 km; 160 m gain.
Next day, walk from Tabor to Malesice before taking a bus to Bechyne, where you can visit Bechyne’s castle and monastery. Afterwards continue along the river to Tyn and Vlatavou. Distance: 14.6 km; 90 m gain
Transfer to either Prague (2 hrs) or Vienna (3 hrs) by shuttle.
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