Discover what it’s like to step into a fairy-tale on a Czech Republic walking tour through medieval villages, rolling countryside, and ancient forests. Follow pastoral footpaths and forest trails to ancient Tábor, explore the crooked lanes of Cesky´ Krumlov, and marvel at the pastel-colored streets of Ceské Budejovice. A Prague walking tour introduces you to the “City of a Thousand Spires,” one of the world’s best-preserved capitals. Raise a glass in Austria’s Weinviertel (wine quarter), or a stein of pilsner in the Budweiser Budvar, accompanied by delectable regional fare: handmade dumplings, creamy garlic soup, or fragrant goulash. The historic grandeur of your boutique hotel accommodations blends seamlessly with modern comforts. This walking tour is an unforgettable journey through the Czech Republic’s historic villages and landscapes.
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
A 4 four-star hotel located in Vienna’s historic “1st district” is a short walk from the Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The hotel’s imperial exterior is complemented inside by contemporary decor in the on-site bar and restaurants and in plush guest rooms featuring rich fabrics and wood accents. An on-site wellness center contains a fitness center, sauna, and steam room with treatments on request. Nearby enjoy Vienna’s palaces, gardens, shopping, and pedestrian areas.
A 4-star hotel located in the historic center of Ceské Budejovice, the rose-hued Hotel Budweis occupies a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill building. Throughout, the property retains many historic architectural details. Guest rooms have a contemporary flair with neutral tones. Its quiet location near the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers puts you steps away from Ottokar II Square and the 13th-century Dominican monastery. An on-site restaurant and bar serves hearty Czech cuisine and local beer and wine.
A five-star boutique hotel in Prague’s Mala Strana quarter is located just under Prague Castle. With just 42 rooms, a warm welcome is guaranteed in its newly renovated elegant rooms. An on-site Wellness center offers sauna, Jacuzzi and treatments (are available). A fine dining restaurant and a café are on site as well as winter and summer terraces.
A casually elegant 4-star boutique hotel in a fully renovated historic building, the Hotel Nautilus overlooks Tábor’s medieval town square. Original artwork, contemporary and antique furniture, and natural elements throughout are complemented by a wellness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. With an inviting bar, the stylish restaurant showcases contemporary Czech cuisine prepared by its chef-owner, a member of the “Czech national culinary team.
2020 Pre-Tour Extension - Vienna
2 Nights From $348
per person, double occupancy
Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.
Upon arrival at Vienna International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).
After breakfast at your centrally located hotel, you are perfectly placed to explore many of the city’s historic sights. You may choose to visit the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace – the summer palace of the Habsburg dynasty and a master piece of Baroque architecture. The awe-inspiring Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral is also an easy walk, and, not to be missed, coffee and pastry at one of the many fine Viennese coffeehouses.
Another day awaits to explore one of the most elegant cultural capitals of the world. Revel in Vienna’s music, art, and architecture, all of which are on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the world’s greatest. This evening relax at your hotel and indulge in more scrumptious Austrian cuisine.
2020 Post-Tour Extension - Prague
1 Night From $148
per person, double occupancy
After breakfast there are seemingly endless attractions to explore – centuries of stunning buildings ranging from the Middle Ages to Baroque masterpieces to the Art Deco period, as well as its sprawling castle and dazzling St. Nicholas church. Visit one of its many museums, the Jewish cemetery, listen to a classical concert, or people watch in the Old Town Square over some of the world’s best pilsner beer. This afternoon, relax at your centrally located hotel or revisit the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)
Sbohem! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Prague’s Ruzyne Airport (based on your departure time). Your guides will confirm the transfer time while on tour.
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|All on-tour meals except 1 lunch and 1 dinner|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Local wine and/or beer with dinner|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
|One extra night in Vienna and one extra night in Prague|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Pre- and post-tour breakfasts|
|Business-class upgrades available|
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.
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.
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.
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