An exploration of the Czech Republic on foot offers a perspective into the heart of Central Europe that few other travel experiences can offer. Stroll amid the cobblestone streets of rural towns where the nation’s rich farming tradition remains very much alive and centuries-old seasonal festivals impart a deep-rooted cultural respect for the cycle of the harvest.
In Bohemia, meander sloping, centuries-worn footpaths through whispering primeval forests and over babbling rivers that lead to medieval hamlets unencroached upon by the modern world. Here Renaissance chateaux dot the quiet forest landscape, while Baroque towns lined with old merchant houses and quaint manors welcome you as they have many a hiker for centuries.
Old World aura unites with contemporary European culture in the celebrated medieval city of Prague. Here you can stroll bustling market squares, past elegant public buildings amid a thriving artistic sensibility and burgeoning cuisine culture that is distinctly Czech. Roam the courtyards and Great Hall of the largest coherent castle complex in the entire world—Prague Castle—which has loomed regally above the capital for over one-thousand years.
Across the Bridge as Dawn Stirs
Take care not to disrupt the banks of swans in the Vltava River who paddle gently under Prague’s Charles Bridge at daybreak, as you begin your morning with a walk that offers some of the most majestic views in all of Europe.
Behold, A Crown of Bubbles
No trip to the Czech Republic can go without a glass of native brewed pilsner, made today with the same ingredients as it was in the 10th century when Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of beer, was born in Prague. Centuries on, the numerous beer halls where it is served have yet to relinquish their historic flavor and old-time atmosphere.
Old Gems of Puppetry
A city long embraced by artists from across the world, Český Krumlov is also home to the National Marionette Theater, where you can take in a performance and explore museum displays featuring artisan crafted dolls, stage designs, and curtains from as far back as the 19th century.
Fully-Guided Easy to Moderate
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Explore enchanting medieval towns and historic villages set amid idyllic countryside, on a Vienna to Prague walking tour through the Czech Republic.
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
František Drahoš (Fero) studied English and German languages and literature at Masaryk University in Brno. He now lives in Banská Bystrica, in the heart of Slovakia. In addition to guiding, Fero enjoys a variety of physical activities and plays the guitar.
Fluent in Czech, German, and English, Jonás Kreha was introduced to the beauty of the Czech Republic’s historic towns, including his hometown, the UNESCO city Telc, by his family through their travels. He has always enjoyed learning about the many charming areas of his country, especially enjoying meeting and engaging in conversation with people of all backgrounds. When not exploring and making new friends, you are most likely to find Jonás on the basketball court taking some time to enjoy his favorite sport.
Born in a small traditional Moravian village, Marie Kadlckova Janouchová studied at the Austerlitz College for Tourism and Travel in Brno. She honed her English skills as an au-pair in England and her German at Klagenfurter University in Austria. She brings a great deal of knowledge of agriculture, ornithology, and landscape architecture to her tours as well as a passion for Moravian folklore, song, and dance.
Born in Slovakia, René Janouch studied at Charles University in Prague, where he received a degree in teaching Physical Education and Athletics. When not guiding, he works for the Czech Paralympic Team. He has backpacked around the globe and has been leading photography, ornithology, and walking tours for more 20 years.
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