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Stanek Heritage Tour 2014

Tour no.: 143001
Dates: 23.06.2014 - 08.07.2014
  • Discover Czech history, culture, cuisine and taste Czech beer
  • Visit Prague and its beauties
  • Day-trips to Karlovy Vary, Kutna Hora
  • Explore Cesky Krumlov and vicinity – Vyssi Brod and the Sumava Mts NP
  • Stop at Mauthausen concentratioin camp and Melk monastery
  • Admire Vienna beauties
  • Enjoy Budapest thermal baths and the Puszta tour
  • … and a lot more
 
DAILY ITINERARY:
Day 1
Travel day
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Day 2
Arrival at Prague airport, transfer to the hotel, check-in. A short sightseeing tour of Vysehrad – a “castle on the heights”, downtown Prague. Dinner will be served at the hotel including a welcome drink of Becherovka. Overnight in Prague.
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Day 3
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; then a sightseeing tour of Prague (on bus and on foot) including the Prague Castle and its beautiful gardens, the Little Quarter area and the Church of Our Lady Victorious with the famous Holy Infant of Prague; Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. In the evening we will have dinner in one of the local microbreweries. Overnight in Prague.
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Day 4
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. A day-trip to:
1) Becov Castle and Chateau and Karlovy Vary. On the way to Karlovy Vary, we’ll stop at the 14th century Becov Castle and Chateau, with the breath-taking exhibition of the Shrine of St. Moor; then we will continue to Karlovy Vary, a famous spa town in the West of the Czech Republic. After a sightseeing tour of the beautiful spa town we can tour the Becherovka liqueur factory and enjoy a sip of their famous ‘medicine’.
2) Prague – Kutna Hora – Prague. In the late 13th century, Kutna Hora was Bohemia’s most important town after Prague thanks to the silver ore found in its vicinity, which led to the Royal Mint being established here. The historic center is compact enough to see on foot, and the visit to the monumental St. Barbara Cathedral is unforgettable.
Overnight in Prague.
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Day 5
Prague – Caslavsko - Prague. We will take you to the ancestral towns/villages of Caslavsko, Nove Straseci, Pecinov, Rynholec in central Bohemia. Overnight in Prague
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Day 6
Prague - Cervena Lhota Chateau - Cesky Krumlov. On the way to Cesky Krumlov we will stop at a romantic, faded pink chateau which sits on an outcrop in the middle of a lake. It got its name Cervena Lhota (‘Red Lhota’) in 1641 due to its innovative, bright-red roof tiles. Originally a 14th-century Gothic fortress was rebuilt into a Renaissance castle that was later adapted in Baroque style. Then we will continue to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque town on the river Vltava and check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
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Day 7
Cesky Krumlov; Eggenberg Brewery tour. You will be free to spend the whole day in Cesky Krumlov, visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle, tour its luxurious interior and walk around its beautiful gardens. Or, if you feel like it, you can try your luck at kayaking or canoeing on the Vltava river!! When tired and hungry, you can pick just the right place for you from numerous restaurants, pubs and taverns in the center, and visit the local Eggenberg brewery. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
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Day 8
We can spend the whole day exploring the vicinity of Cesky Krumlov, visiting the local farm in Brloh and enjoying the local specialty – ‘kolatche’. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov
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Day 9
A day-trip from Cesky Krumlov to Vyssi Brod and the Sumava Mts. NP. The fortified Cistercian Monastery in Vyssi Brod founded in 1259 has one of Bohemia’s finest Gothic buildings, the Chapter House, completed in 1285. A highlight is its 70,000-volume library. Then we will continue towards Austria to visit the Sumava Mts. National Park, the biggest, single, state-protected area in the Czech Republic. Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.
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Day 10
Cesky Krumlov - concentration camp Mauthausen - Melk Monastery - Vienna. On the way from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna, two places are worth stopping. One is Mauthausen, a former World War II slave-labor camp, nowadays a solemn place of meditation and continuous mourning. The other is Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey located above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Danube. It ranks among the world's most famous monastic sites. Overnight in Vienna.
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Day 11
Whole day – sightseeing in Vienna. A guided tour of Vienna (historical center - Saint Stephen´s Cathedral, the State Opera House, the Imperial Palace, Parliament and the Town Hall); afternoon free, dinner at Wienerwald. Overnight in Vienna
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Day 12
In the morning Vienna – free sightseeing/shopping; in the afternoon we will leave for Budapest, the capital of Hungary and its largest city. It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation center; it has 1.74 million inhabitants city and covers an area of 202.7 sq mi. Overnight in Budapest
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Day 13
After breakfast we will take you on the city sightseeing tour on bus, and in the afternoon you can enjoy the world famous thermal baths. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system. . Overnight in Budapest
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Day 14
Whole day the “Puszta” tour. An unforgettable day in the Puszta starts with visiting the main sights of Kecskemét and tasting the traditional welcome drink; it continues with the top-class horse-show, a possibility to go horse-riding or take a ride in the carriage. Finally, a delicious lunch is served in the "csarda" with gypsy music. Then return to Budapest. Overnight in Budapest
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Day 15
Whole day Budapest sightseeing/shopping. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 16
Departure to the airport, travel day Budapest - USA.
 
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