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Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 4.5-9 Miles Daily

Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague Map

Hidden in the rolling hills and fairy-tale villages of the Czech Republic, a spectacular world awaits your discovery: rococo chateaux, charming medieval villages, age-old forests cloaked in moss, and beguiling folk traditions. You’ll stroll pastoral trails that evoke Bohemia of old, pausing to get a taste of the nation’s medieval splendor among the ancient squares and walls of Tábor , the crooked lanes of Český Krumlov, and the pastel-colored streets of České Budejovice—authentic, uncrowded, and home of the original Budweiser Budvar. History’s roots run equally deep at your unique accommodations, boutique hotels, on Old World squares and in central Prague. And all Czech walking paths lead to Prague, one of the world’s best-preserved capitals, a spellbinding canvas of medieval architecture. Along the way, you’ll hoist steins of crisp pilsner in ancient breweries, sip glasses of white wine in Weinviertel (Austria’s “wine quarter”), and delight in the region’s culinary specialties: handmade dumplings, creamy garlic soup, fragrant goulash, and much more.


Tour Highlights:
  • Four UNESCO centers: Telč, Holašovice, Český Krumlov, and Prague
  • Enjoy a tasting of the peppery white wine Grüner Veltliner in one of the charming villages of Austria’s Wienviertel (wine quarter).
  • Stay in the heart of the quiet, uncrowded, pastel-hued town of České Budejovice, home to the imperial brewery for the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Savor a gala farewell dinner in Prague in a lovely Old World restaurant with panoramic views of the city before enjoying a post-dinner stroll over the iconic Charles Bridge.
  • Highly supported walking options, with the ability to flexibly tailor distance on average every 1.75 miles
Flight + Tour Combo

11 days, 10 nights

FROM $5,998 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Vienna
2 nights $598*
Prague
1 night $148*

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

FROM $4,998 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Your Tour Includes:

  • All meals except one lunch and two dinners
  • Local wine and/or beer with dinner
  • Exceptional boutique accommodations
  • Local Guide(s) with you 24/7

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  • All tour inclusions
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Pre- and post-tour night accommodations
  • Overseas airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Business-class upgrades available

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague tour. Walk Austria’s Weinviertel region, Telč town walk, transfer to Tábor, Czech Republic

1.9 or 4 miles, easy to moderate

Your guide(s) meet you at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof. After a brief introduction to the group, your adventure begins.

After setting off from Vienna, explore the rolling hills, charming villages, and vineyards of Austria’s Weinviertel region. This afternoon cross the border into the Czech Republic to visit the UNESCO-listed Renaissance town of Telč before transferring onto Tábor.

Accommodation: Hotel Nautilus, Tábor

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 a member of the country’s national team of chefs.

Day 2

Walk of Eight Villages

1.1 to 8.3 miles (five options from 1.1 to 6.7 miles before lunch and 1.6 miles after lunch), easy

This morning you’ll wander through eight picturesque villages backed by wooded hills, shimmering ponds, and sheep-dotted pastures. Enjoy lunch in a local tavern and later enjoy time in your hotel’s spa before dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Nautilus, Tábor

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 a member of the country’s national team of chefs.

Day 3

Tábor tour and country walk

2.4 to 9.1 miles (seven options from 2.4 to 8.7 miles), easy to moderate

Explore Tábor’s labyrinth of narrow streets this morning, then follow an ancient pilgrimage route through the surrounding fields and forests. After stopping at the spectacular baroque Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Klokoty Monastery, return to town and enjoy free time this afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel Nautilus, Tábor

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 a member of the country’s national team of chefs.

Day 4

Baroque Peasant Walk, Transfer to České Budejovice

2.7 to 7 miles (four options from 2.2 to 4.8 miles), easy

Today’s walk through Southern Bohemia’s peaceful hills offers glimpses of well-preserved “baroque peasant” houses, built by farmers and merchants in imitation of the architectural style of the wealthy nobility. In the afternoon, you transfer to České Budejovice, an authentic riverside city of red-roofed houses and pastel-hued facades and explore the city on your own for dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Budweis, České Budejovice

A four-star hotel located in the historic center of České Budejovice located in a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill structure. Guest rooms are contemporary with neutral tones and common spaces retain historic architectural details. Its quiet in-town location on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers, steps from the main square and 13th-century Dominican monastery. With an on-site restaurant and bar, wellness facilities are in a nearby partner location.

Day 5

Baroque Peasant Walk II into Holašovice

1.2 to 9 miles (three options from 1.2 to 7 miles before lunch and 2 miles after lunch), easy

Today you set off to explore the Czech countryside further as you walk through four quaint villages before finishing in the UNESCO town of Holašovice. An afternoon transfer brings you back to České Budejovice where you can join an optional walk or simply spend free time enjoying the town before meeting with the group again for dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Budweis, České Budejovice

A four-star hotel located in the historic center of České Budejovice located in a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill structure. Guest rooms are contemporary with neutral tones and common spaces retain historic architectural details. Its quiet in-town location on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers, steps from the main square and 13th-century Dominican monastery. With an on-site restaurant and bar, wellness facilities are in a nearby partner location.

Day 6

Hike the Blanský Les Nature Reserve, walk into Česky Krumlov

1.5-5 miles, moderate

Walk through the coniferous-deciduous forests of Blansky Forest Nature Reserve, continuing on foot to discover the fairy-tale cobblestone lanes and elegant architecture of Český Krumlov and its 13th-century castle.

Accommodation: Hotel Budweis, České Budejovice

A four-star hotel located in the historic center of České Budejovice located in a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill structure. Guest rooms are contemporary with neutral tones and common spaces retain historic architectural details. Its quiet in-town location on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers, steps from the main square and 13th-century Dominican monastery. With an on-site restaurant and bar, wellness facilities are in a nearby partner location.

Day 7

Walk into Prague via green parklands, Prague Castle, gala farewell dinner

4 miles, easy

After breakfast, transfer to Prague, begin with an introductory walk to view Prague Castle and, in the evening, enjoy a final celebratory dinner in this magnificent medieval city.

Accommodation: Hotel Hoffmeister (or Century Old Town Prague)

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.

 

Special note for guests on our tour with a departure date of  May 14: You will be staying at an alternative hotel, the Century Old Town Prague – Mgallery By Sofitel.

Day 8

Your Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague tour concludes

Your tour concludes after breakfast Explore Prague on your own or prepare for onward travels.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Vienna, Austria

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrive in Vienna, Austria

Upon arrival at Vienna International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. After an included transfer to your hotel, you’re free to spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

Accommodation: Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof, Vienna

A four-star hotel located in Vienna’s historic “First district,” the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenof 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 features a fitness center, sauna, and steam room with treatments on request. Nearby, explore Vienna’s palaces, gardens, shopping, and pedestrian areas.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague tour. Walk Austria’s Weinviertel region, transfer to Telč, Czech Republic

Awakening refreshed, you enjoy an included breakfast at your hotel before meeting your group at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof. After a brief introduction to the group, your adventure begins.

Your guide(s) meet you at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof. After a brief introduction to the group, your adventure begins.

After setting off from Vienna, explore the rolling hills, charming villages, and vineyards of Austria’s Weinviertel region. This afternoon cross the border into the Czech Republic to visit the UNESCO-listed Renaissance town of Telč before transferring onto Tábor.

Accommodation: Hotel Nautilus, Tábor

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 a member of the country’s national team of chefs.

Day 3

Tábor tour and country walk

2.4 to 9.1 miles (seven options from 2.4 to 8.7 miles), easy to moderate

Explore Tábor’s labyrinth of narrow streets this morning, then follow an ancient pilgrimage route through the surrounding fields and forests. After stopping at the spectacular baroque Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Klokoty Monastery, return to town and enjoy free time this afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel Nautilus, Tábor

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 a member of the country’s national team of chefs.

Day 4

Baroque Peasant Walk, Transfer to České Budejovice

2.7 to 7 miles (four options from 2.2 to 4.8 miles), easy

Today’s walk through Southern Bohemia’s peaceful hills offers glimpses of well-preserved “baroque peasant” houses, built by farmers and merchants in imitation of the architectural style of the wealthy nobility. In the afternoon, you transfer to České Budejovice, an authentic riverside city of red-roofed houses and pastel-hued facades and explore the city on your own for dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Budweis, České Budejovice

A four-star hotel located in the historic center of České Budejovice located in a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill structure. Guest rooms are contemporary with neutral tones and common spaces retain historic architectural details. Its quiet in-town location on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers, steps from the main square and 13th-century Dominican monastery. With an on-site restaurant and bar, wellness facilities are in a nearby partner location.

Day 5

Baroque Peasant Walk II into Holašovice

1.2 to 9 miles (three options from 1.2 to 7 miles before lunch and 2 miles after lunch), easy

Today you set off to explore the Czech countryside further as you walk through four quaint villages before finishing in the UNESCO town of Holašovice. An afternoon transfer brings you back to České Budejovice where you can join an optional walk or simply spend free time enjoying the town before meeting with the group again for dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Budweis, České Budejovice

A four-star hotel located in the historic center of České Budejovice located in a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill structure. Guest rooms are contemporary with neutral tones and common spaces retain historic architectural details. Its quiet in-town location on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers, steps from the main square and 13th-century Dominican monastery. With an on-site restaurant and bar, wellness facilities are in a nearby partner location.

Day 6

Hike the Blanský Les Nature Reserve, walk into Česky Krumlov

1.5-5 miles, moderate

Walk through the coniferous-deciduous forests of Blansky Forest Nature Reserve, continuing on foot to discover the fairy-tale cobblestone lanes and elegant architecture of Český Krumlov and its 13th-century castle.

Accommodation: Hotel Budweis, České Budejovice

A four-star hotel located in the historic center of České Budejovice located in a beautifully renovated 14th-century mill structure. Guest rooms are contemporary with neutral tones and common spaces retain historic architectural details. Its quiet in-town location on the confluence of the Vltava and Malše Rivers, steps from the main square and 13th-century Dominican monastery. With an on-site restaurant and bar, wellness facilities are in a nearby partner location.

Day 7

Walk into Prague via green parklands, Prague Castle, gala farewell dinner

4 miles, easy

After breakfast, transfer to Prague, begin with an introductory walk to view Prague Castle and, in the evening, enjoy a final celebratory dinner in this magnificent medieval city.

Accommodation: Hotel Hoffmeister (or Century Old Town Prague)

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.

 

Special note for guests on our tour with a departure date of  May 14: You will be staying at an alternative hotel, the Century Old Town Prague – Mgallery By Sofitel.

Day 8

Your Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague tour concludes.

Your tour concludes after breakfast. Explore Prague on your own.

Departure

Sbohem! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Prague’s Ruzyne Airport (based on your departure time).

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Pre-Tour Extension: Vienna

2 nights from only $398*

  • Two nights at the K+K Palais Hotel (or equivalent) *
  • Small-group airport transfer
  • 48-hour Vienna Pass
  • Two Breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Austria and explore independently with an additional two nights in Vienna. One of the most elegant cultural capitals of the world, it’s easy to revel in Vienna’s music, art, and architecture. From your centrally located four-star hotel, you are within walking distance of its many historic sights. You may choose to visit the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace—the summer palace of the Habsburg dynasty and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Among the many art museums is the Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the world’s greatest. 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.

Single Supplement: $398

*Some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Prague

1 night from only $148*

  • One night at the Hotel Hoffmeister (or Century Old Town Prague)
  • Small-group airport transfer
  • One Breakfast

Prague offers 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. From a four-star boutique hotel steps away from the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, you’re perfectly positioned to walk to all the sights of this City of a Thousand Spires on both sides of the Vltava River. 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.

Single Supplement: $148

*Some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extensions Available

Vienna
2 nights from only $598*

Prague
1 night from only $148*

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Dates & Prices

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May 20 - May 27 $4,998 $598
Jun 10 - Jun 17 $5,148 $598
Aug 19 - Aug 26 $5,148 $598
Sep 16 - Sep 23 $5,148 $598
Sep 30 - Oct 7 $5,148 $598

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Aug 17 - Aug 27 $6,248 $948
Sep 14 - Sep 24 $6,248 $948
Sep 28 - Oct 8 $6,248 $948
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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Marie Czech Republic Walking Tour Guide
Marie Kadlckova Janouchová

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 Univeristy 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.

Czech Repubic Walking Guide - Frantisek
František Drahoš

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.

Czech Republic Tour Guide Rene
René Janouch

Born in Slovakia, René Janouch studied at Charles University in Prague, where he received a Masters 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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