Prague, Czech Republic and Dubrovnik, Croatia (13 days)

What’s included:

  • 4/5 Star Hotel
  • All transfers
  • Airfare from Prague to Croatia
  • 13 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Free wifi
  • 9 tours as stated below

What’s not included:

  • International flights to and from the tour.  Contact us for the best prices from your home town.
  • Meals and Drinks not specified below in itinerary.
  • Taxes, Charges, Fees (unless otherwise stated).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Optional gratuities.

Minimum of  2  guests for this tour.

Day 1 – Arrive in Prague and transfer to your 4 star hotel.  That evening you will visit a traditional Czech restaurant in the Municipal House, the most imposing Art Nouveau building in Prague. Enjoy a variety of options to choose from for dinner – all of them original Bohemian meals. As you dine, enjoy live music. Dinner includes one soft drink or beer per person. It consists of soup, a main dish and dessert.  Gratuities are not included.

Day 2 – Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Take a journey back in time to Prague Castle, built during the 9th century and commonly known as one of the largest castles in the world. On the trip there you will see such New Town and Old Town Prague attractions as the National Theater, Rudolfinum, Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square and the Dancing House. Hope off the bus and continue the rest of your day on foot.

Once you reach Prague Castle, you will be treated to a three course meal and
drink at Villa Richter, a fabulous restaurant boasting the best view in Prague. After lunch your tour continues to Valdstejn, the most beautiful garden in Prague; you´ll also get the opportunity to explore the city´s Lesser Town, Kampa Island and Lennon´s wall. Cross over the Vltava River on the historic Charles Bridge. Soak in the incredible history and culture of Prague as you enjoy refreshments and travel in style down the Vltava on a river cruise.

Walk by Palach´s Square and through Parizska Avenue and Prague´s Jewish Town, where your guide will share a local´s knowledge of the area. Continue to the Old Town Square to see the old Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock dating back to the 15th century. End your incredible day in front of the Estates Theater, which hosted the premiere of W.A. Mozart´s Don Giovanni opera!

Day 3 – Kutna Hora

After a one hour drive east of Prague you will arrive at the immensley architecturally rich town of Kutná Hora, which was built in the Middle Ages in the midst of an extensive silver ore field. It became over the course of time, the second most significant town after Prague because of the production of money which symbolizes the force and wealth of Czech kings and the kingdom.

While walking through the historical centre of the town you quickly realize why it was recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. The interior of the Cathedral of St. Barbara (patroness of the miners) undoubtedly ranks among the best examples of late Gothic architecture in Bohemia. You will also visit the church, the Old Mint, as well as the old mint where Prague Gros and later Austrian Tolar were made.

Day 4 –  Cesky Krumlov, Ceske Budejovice

The picturesque town of Ceský Krumlov is situated above the meandering valley along the upper Vltava river in Southern Bohemia. It has won an international reputation thanks to its historical riches. More than three hundred historic buildings dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus bear witness to their rich past. Ceský Krumlov has enormous appeal as an urban unity and has been included among the monuments on the UNESCO World Cultural an Natural Heritage list.

You will visit the castle and the old centre of the town. Traveling through Southern Bohemia you may admire its beautiful landscape with many forests and ponds. The castle is closed November 1 – March 31. We then continue to the south Bohemian city of České Budìjovice with its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses and dominated by the Black Tower.

Day 5 – Vienna or Dresden tour

Vienna:

Don’t miss this special opportunity to visit Vienna, a city that was once the imperial and cultural centre of Europe as well as the seat of the Habsburg Empire in the 18th century. Travel through the picturesque landscape of Bohemia and Moravia, towards the southern border of the Czech Republic. Approximately 3 1/2 hours later we arrive in Vienna, a cultural and architectural masterpiece divided by Europe’s largest river, the Danube.

Our mini-bus will travel the famous Ringstrasse, a grand boulevard built in the 1880’s by Emperor Franz Joseph I on the site of demolished city walls. Along the way, you will see splendid, majestic buildings including palaces, museums, hotels and parks with statues of important historic people. Next we travel to Vienna’s southern edge where you can view Schönbrunn (the former summer residence of the imperial family) and its beautiful reservoir. After the tour of the gardens and the Schönbrunn Castle (own expense), we will return by mini-bus to the city centre for a walking tour through Hofburg (own expense), the Habsburg’s winter residence. Then we will travel to Saint Stephen’s Cathedral.

After the guided tour, enjoy free time for lunch or shopping on your own. At the end of this free time, we will meet in front of Saint Stephens’s Cathedral to board the mini-bus for the return trip to Prague.

or

Dresden:

Dresden was once known as the “Florence on the Elbe” (Elbflorenz) but its beauty more or less disappeared during bombing raids on the nights of Feb 13th and 14th, 1945. Join us on a journey that acquaints you with a city that has risen from the ashes like a mythical phoenix. Thanks to the continuous efforts of generations of the city´s inhabitants, Dresden has been resorted to its original beauty.

We will travel to the northern border of the Czech Republic and after 3 hours of travel will arrive in the centre of Dresden. Upon arrival, visit the world-renowned Zwinger gallery with its collections by famous, artistic masters. See the Sistine Madonna by Raphael as well as paintings by Tizian, Canaletto, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Flemish artists. Pass though the Chateau complex, which has been completely renovated and visit the rebuilt Church of the Virgin Mary. This wonderful church is a dominant feature of the city. After your guided tour enjoy free time for lunch or shopping.

Day 6 – Our your own

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city at your leisure.

Day 7 – Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Dubrovnik

Once you land in Dubrovnik, you will be transferred to your 4 star hotel.

Day 8 – Walking and Orientation tour                      

Day 9 – Mostar and Herzegovina                      

Duration: full day (up to 12 hours)

Mostar is a city of contrasts, culture, colour and cuisine. The city is divided by not only the Neretva River that flows through it but also by religion and culture from one bank to the other. Mostar with it’s spectacular Old bridge, in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a memorable place to visit is where “east meets west” and where the journey to it is invigoratingly full of contrasts. Just a short drive up the Adriatic coast and then inwards following the breath-taking Neretva Valley will offer stunning views of the local countryside. Here the Neretva River enriches the land bringing to your senses the colours and scents from mandarin and kiwi plantations.

ITINERARY:
07:40 – 08:20 Hotel pick-up
08:20 – 11:00 Drive to Počitelj with a comfort stop
11:00 – 11:30 Free time in Počitelj
11:30 – 12:00 Drive from Počitelj to Mostar
12:00 – 15:00 City tour of Mostar and free time
15:00 – 18:00 Drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik

Day 10 – Montenegro with a visit to Kotor, Budva, Sv.Stefan

Duration: full day/ up to 12 hours
Montenegro is the “Hidden pearl of the Mediterranean”. Montenegro day trip takes you to a country with population of a little under 700,000. This tiny Mediterranean country is a forgotten jewel, a secret kept by those who have visited. Steeped in tradition, history and culture, the country has remained untouched for centuries. Montenegro is a place that simply needs to be experienced. With medieval walled cities such as Kotor and Budva dating from the 14th century and new resorts catering for thrill seekers, Montenegro has it all. It is a country of contrasts, the new and the old, the mountains and the sea, sun and snow and all of this a little more than a stone’s throw from Dubrovnik. Although the country is relatively small it includes four national parks, Europe’s deepest canyon, the largest bird sanctuary in Europe and 180 miles of coastline the majority of which is sandy beaches.

Not included: Entrance tickets to museum (optional), lunch

ITINERARY:
07:30 – 08:00 Hotel pick-up
08:00 – 11:00 Drive to Kotor with a panoramic stop
11:00 – 12:30 City tour and free time in Kotor
12:30 – 13:15 Drive from Kotor to St. Stefan

13:15 – 13:30 Panoramic view of St. Stefan
13:30 – 13:45 Drive from St. Stefan to Budva
13:45 – 16:00 Free time in Budva
16:00 – 18:30 Drive from Budva to Dubrovnik

Day 11 – Free day to explore the sights and sounds of Dubrovnik on your own

Day 12 – Korčula & Pelješac tour from Dubrovnik – Ston – Korčula – Orebić (Deep in Dalmatian wine country)

Duration: full day/ up to 12 hrs
Two destinations in the Dubrovnik County that spring to mind when one thinks of wine are the Pelješac peninsular and the island of Korčula. The scenic peninsular of Pelješac stretches out like a green finger into the Adriatic Sea. Picturesque vineyards cling to rocky slopes dotted between the thick Mediterranean vegetation. Then just a short ferry ride brings you to an island steeped in history, an island with a walled city, the island of Korčula. A day trip to Korcula and Peljesac wich are jewels of the Croatia coastline will leave you awestruck at their natural beauty and spellbound with their historical roots.

ITINERARY:
• 07:40 – 08:20 Hotel pick-up
• 08:20 – 09:15 Drive to Ston
• 09:15 – 10:00 Free time in Ston
• 10:00 – 11:15 Drive from Ston to Orebic
• 11:30 – 11:45 Boat ride across the channel to Korcula
• 11:45 – 15:00 City tour of Korcula and free time
• 15:05 – 15:20 Boat ride to Orebic
• 15:20 – 15:45 Drive to local winery
• 15:45 – 16:15 Presentation and wine tasting
• 16:15 – 18:30 Drive back to Dubrovnik

Day 13 – Transfer to the airport to board your flight home or extend your stay…just ask us! 

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