Czech Republic

There are many reasons to enjoy a Czech Republic vacation!

This Central European country is a stunning, friendly, history-rich and reasonably priced vacation spot. In fact, the Czech Republic is consistently listed as one of the world’s top ten safest countries to vacation.

The Czech Republic is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east, and Poland to the northeast making a multi-country vacation an easy endeavor. The country boasts14 UNESCO World Heritage sites – including the entire Old Towns of Prague, Kutna Hora, Telc, and Cesky Krumlov – and features one of the largest concentration of castles in Europe including the two oldest in the world (c. 1300’s)!

The Czech capital of Prague is one of Europe’s most romantic towns. It boasts a splendid, well-preserved Old Town featuring architecture from every era, a gorgeous hilltop castle, a well-presented Jewish Quarter, breathtaking churches, gardens to wander, fantastic day trip opportunities and numerous other attractions well worth recommending.

Whether you’re looking for the best things to do in Prague, a Danube river cruise from Prague to Budapest or a multi-city Central European vacation, I’m happy to assist!

Make your Czech Republic vacation one to remember!

-Discover why Prague is considered the most romantic city in the world with a private walking tour tailored to your interests.
-The option to discover Prague through the eyes of architects, artists, historians, chefs, and more with most holding PhDs in their field.
-Enjoy Prague’s café culture with an expertly led tour featuring some of the most historic coffee houses in the city. The tour will be complimented by perfectly crafted coffee and scrumptious baked goods of course!
-Family-friendly tours and excursions tailored to the attention span and interests of little ones.
-Discover Jewish Prague
-Explore the hidden gems and secret neighborhoods with a local on foot or by vintage car.
-See how Czech beer compliments the regional cuisine with a local beer and tapas tour.
-Taste delicious sweet and savory dumplings, hermelín cheese, pečená kachna (roast duck), and of course fantastic strudel during an expertly led food tour! This isn’t your run-of-the-mill food tour. You’ll meet a local butcher, purveyor of natural products and a master of Old-World techniques.
-Hike the stunning Bohemian National Park followed by a hearty lunch
-Explore the Czech countryside with a castle visit
-Enjoy a Vltava River dinner cruise with live music while taking in the illuminated sites by night
-Visit charming Cesky Krumlov and the impressive Krumlov Castle
-Allow me to orchestrate a most  memorable honeymoon in Prague, a special anniversary celebration or milestone birthday getaway for you and your travel companions
-Explore the Czech Republic on foot by taking a small group walking or hiking tour. Pass through ancient forests, meadows brimming with wildflowers and through villages virtually untouched by time.

-Explore the UNESCO town of Kutna Hora and find out why the Gothic St. Barbara’s Church is so well-known worldwide. During the middle ages Kutna Hora was the second richest town outside of Prague!
-Visit a brewery to learn the secrets of brewing beer, see the barreling room and taste the unfiltered and filtered offerings.
-Taste traditional Czech dishes with a guide learning about the various authentic foods of the Czech Republic
-Enjoy an active adventure vacation with cycling, hiking and more.
-Relax at the thermal  baths in the beautiful spa town of Karlovy Vary
-Visit local shops with a native guide on a special shopping tour
-Tour Karlštejn Castle, one of the most visited castles in the Czech Republic, built between 1348 and 1355 to safeguard the imperial and royal treasures as well as the Crown jewels.
-Take your family on a treasure hunt! The kids will have fun solving riddles that lead you through town squares, narrow streets, hidden gardens and ancient churches.
-Venture  underground at Koněprusy Caves
-Stay in a Czech chateau in a small village and experience local life while being close enough to the main cities for day trips.
-Visit Chrudim, known as the “Athens of East Bohemia” and discover the long-standing Czech puppetry craft
-Travel to Prague during the Christmas season and wander among the spectacularly festive Christmas market stalls.
-Take a multi-city vacation by rail and so much more! The travel options are endless.

Sample Trip Ideas

*The following are simply Czech Republic vacation ideas that I am happy to share. These trips will give an idea of the types of vacations I’m  able to assist with. This list certainly isn’t exhaustive! I am more than able to design a vacation based solely on your own vision, which of course is my area of expertise.

This central European rail vacation takes you from Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires” to stunning Vienna and Budapest, the historic gem on the Danube!

Prague, Vienna and Budapest by Rail Highlights:

-Private arrival and departure transfers
-3-Nights  in Prague (stellar hotel options to choose from)
-Historical walking tour of Prague with a local OR opt for an in-depth look at the city through the eyes of a specialist in their field.
-Visit the Old Town, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and more.
-Evening tapas and Czech beer tour (many different options available)
-First class rail Prague to Vienna
-3-Nights  in Vienna
-3-Course dinner and concert at Schoenbrunn Palace
-Vienna card for discounts on transportation and sightseeing at leisure OR opt for a tour with a native to see the gems of hidden Vienna or explore in-depth with a specialist in their field.
-Day trip to charming Salzburg or explore Wachau Valley’s pretty towns and picturesque vineyards (or extend your stay and do both!)
-First class rail Vienna to Budapest
-3-Nights in Budapest
-Historical walking tour of the city
-Evening Hungarian wine tasting (many more options available)
-Budapest card for discounts on transportation, museums & thermal spa visits!
-Plenty of leisure time throughout with a host of personal
recommendations in each location.

This itinerary is 100% customizable based on your interests and budget. Let’s get planning!

This itinerary helps you to discover Prague in-depth while experiencing a two-night excursion to Cesky Krumlov where you can wander the beautifully preserved ancient streets full of beauty and history. Did you know that Cesky Krumlov Castle is the country’s second largest? It dates back to the year 1240 and the views from the top are spectacular!

Prague and Cesky Krumlov Highlights:

-4-nights Prague (stellar accommodations to choose from!)
-Privately guided tours based upon your interests
-Private car transfer to Cesky Krumlov with a stop along the way for an authentic lunch
-2-nights Cesky Krumlov
-Private car and driver to visit the small historic village of Holašovice. The medieval plan and authentic buildings of the South Bohemian Folk style remain impressively intact in this charming town.
-Time to relax and wander at leisure with a host of personal recommendations to accompany you!
-Private car driver Cesky Krumlov to Prague with a stop for a scenic walk or castle explorations before arriving in  Prague
-1-night Prague before your flight home

This vacation is completely customizable based upon your interests.  How may I assist you?

Experience Prague like a local with a 1 or 2 week apartment rental!

Apartment Rental  Highlights:

-Most centrally located apartments sleep up to 4 travelers
-Equipped kitchens
-Spacious accommodations with separate living , dining and sleeping areas
-One special rental even features a Grand Piano!
-Some feature private terraces
-Various centrally located neighborhoods including the Jewish Quarter in Old Town for those looking to explore their Jewish heritage and more!
-Apartment rentals come with a local host to assist with various aspects of your travels
-Groceries upon  arrival eliminating the need  to shop immediately
-7 or 14-day Metro pass providing unlimited rides on the metro, trolley, and buses
-A music concert to enjoy one day or evening (may be substituted)
-We can customize your travel with sightseeing, food and wine experiences, day trips, round trip airport transfers and more!

Pictures and full details available. Contact me for more information!

A truly special way to experience the Czech Republic! Get off the beaten path and enjoy small villages, towns, countryside beauty and historic castles with this customized vacation.

Beginning in romantic Prague, the castle trail is 1,200 km long!

Highlights of the Castle Trail Include:

-2-nights to explore Prague
-Hike in Svaty Jan pod Skalou (St. John Below the Rock), one of the most charming villages in   Karst National Reserve.
-Hike to the Gothic Castle of Karlstejn
-1-night in Karlstejn
-Travel by car to lakeside Orlik Castle (still privately owned!) where you’ll hike among the woodlands and villages in the beautiful area until you reach Zvikov Castle (where the Vltava and Otava rivers meet)
-1-night in Zvikovske Podhradi
-Walk from inn to inn along nature reserve trails and the river until you reach the historic town of Písek. The bridge here dates back to the 13th-century!
-1-night in Tabor
-Train to Bechyne where you can explore before heading on a trail through a canyon to reach the town of Tyn
-Transfer by car to Hluboka Chateau with tour,  ending with an overnight in Hluboka
-Transfer by car to the 13th-century  monastery in Zlata Koruna  where you’ll begin an uphill hike to the highest peak in Blansky Forest: Klet Mountain! Enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant there before descending.
-1-2 nights to relax in Cesky Krumlov before your private car transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Interested in planning a hike along the castle trail?  Let’s get planning!

This specialty drive across Central Europe introduces you to the lives of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn! You’ll travel from Salzburg to Vienna and Prague exploring  beautiful medieval villages, scenic countryside along the way.

Highlights of the Self-Drive Composers Tour:

-2-nights Salzburg (fantastic accommodations!)
-Expertly led guided tour of one of Austria’s most beautiful towns that also happens to be the birthplace of Mozart
-Funicular ride up to Salzburg Fortress
-An evening concert of Mozart’s symphonies or operas
-Rental car of choice to begin your self-drive adventure
-You’ll visit Linz and  the Mozart House where he wrote the Linz Symphony in three days.
-Drive to Melk to see its stunning Benedictine Abbey
-End in the treasured city of Vienna for 3-nights
-Evening concert and dinner at Schonbrunn Palace-Enjoy a full-day trip from Vienna exploring the life of Joseph Haydn
-Drive across the border from Austria to the Czech Republic to  Brno, Prague’s “little sister.”
-Continue on to Prague for 3-nights (or more)
-Many more wonderful adventures and inclusions await depending upon your interests!

*This itinerary can be arranged with a private car and driver.

Interested in a custom self-drive or chauffeured tour? I’m happy to assist!

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