Holidays in the Czech Republic

Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia


Austria lies south of the Czech Republic. A trip to Austria is therefore best combined with a stay in either South Bohemia (especially Cesky Krumlov or Ceske Budejovice) or South Moravia
Linz and Vienna act both as interesting destinations in themselves and as useful interchanges for other places in the country. 
The Danube flows from Passau, via Linz and on to Vienna and it is possible to sail, cycle or walk along the river. 

LINZ


Linz is Austria's third largest city and has its own airport with direct flights from the UK (Ryanair Stansted). Linz's proximity to the Czech Republic and South Bohemia in particular make it an excellent city for a 2-centre, 2-country break. Indeed travellers coming to Cesky Krumlov or Ceske Budejovice may find it more convenient to fly to Linz than Prague.

Linz stands on the Danube and visitors can catch boats from there to other towns along the river. Trains take the visitor to Vienna and the Salzkammergut. However Linz merits a stay in its own right. Its history dates back to the Romans. The city is a centre for contemporary art.

April - September

Linz Plus South Bohemia 

(Cesky Krumlov or Ceske Budejovice or Tabor).

Add a stay in Linz with your holiday in South Bohemia. It can any holiday in South Bohemia - cottage rental, hotel stay, scheduled tour or walking holiday. 

You can have a short break in Linz or use it as the stepping stone to other activities (see the other holidays featured here). 

Combine a stay in Linz with a boat trip along the Danube.

Email us on admin@czechtours.co.uk and we will be happy to help. 

May - Sept 2015

Passau - Linz Walking Holiday

This walking holiday along the Donausteig Trail can be combined with a stay in Cesky Krumlov at the beginning or end of the holiday. The Trail leads you to some of the most beautiful sights in the Upper Austrian Danube region. The trail is along the course of the River Danube with information boards at the key places recounting Danube history and legend.

8 days (7 night) self-guided walking holiday with luggage transfer.The daily walking  ranges from 10 - 30 km, 4 - 8 hrs. 

Contact us on admin@czechtours.co.uk for more information about this holiday package.

VIENNA



Austria's capital is truly one of the world's cities. Superb art and architecture, museums and gardens all vie for your attention. But this is also a contemporary city.

Standing on the banks of the River Danube, Vienna is linked by boat to Germany in one direction, Slovakia, Hungary and Rumania in the other. Vienna has good bus and train connections.

Vienna is less than 2hrs from Brno, the Czech Republic's second city, which makes it ideal for a two-centre, two-country holiday. 

Self-guided Tour April to October

In the Footsteps of Egon Schiele

Artist Egon Schiele was born in Tulln on the Danube and lived and worked in Cesky Krumlov for a while. 

This tour takes you to Vienna, where the world's largest collection of his works can be seen in the Leopold Museum, to Tulln and Cesky Krumlov as you follow in the footsteps of the controversial artist.

To find out more email admin@czechtours.co.uk

May - September (guided), April - Oct (self-guided)

Prague - Vienna Greenways Cycle Tour  

Available as a guided or self-guided tour, this 8-day cycling tour takes you from Prague through the South Bohemia, the Trebon Lakelands, South Moravia and on to Vienna. 

Available as a guided and as a self-guided tour.

Moderate ability.

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April - October

Vienna Plus Znojmo A La Carte

Combine a stay in cosmopolitan Vienna with a relaxing stay in Znojmo. Whilst in Znojmo you can choose from a selection of guided and self-guided trips in both Austria and the Czech Republic, such as

  • walks in the Podyji and Thayatal National Parks
  • a visit to a family-run wine cellar
  • historic Mikulov
  • the Valtice/Lednice UNESCO-listed parklands

Prices include accommodation, transfers plus your choice of trips. 

For more information email admin@czechtours.co.uk

All year

Vienna Plus Brno Package (& Bratislava)

It is easy to combine Vienna with a stay in Brno, the Czech Republic's second city. Brno is only 2 hrs away. It is even possible to do it as a day-trip, but why not make it a multi-centre holiday holiday? 

You can add a stay in Vienna at the beginning or end of any of our Brno holidays. And from Vienna you can also visit Bratislava in Slovakia.

Please email us on admin@czechtours.co.uk for more information.

May - Sept 2015

Passau - Vienna Bike & Boat Tour

This tour combines cycling through some of the best sections of Danube Cycle Trail with cruising downriver on a boat. This is a good tour for people who want a cycling holiday which is not too demanding - the route goes gradually downhill. 

Contact us on admin@czechtours.co.uk for more information about this holiday package.

May - Sept 2015

Vienna - Bratislava Bike Tour

This short (3 day) bike tour continues along the Danube cycling path. Although short and mostly flat this trail is full of interest - past castles, a former Roman city, vineyards, and a primeval forest. This tour can be one leg in a 3-centre (Vienna, Bratislava and Brno) 3-country holiday.

For more information email admin@czechtours.co.uk

 HALLSTATT & THE SALZKAMMERGUT


The Salzkammergut is an area of lakes surrounded by mountains. Hallstatt is an ancient town (see picture) dating back to the Neolithic period is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. One of the attractions of the town is the oldest salt mine in the world. Salz means salt in German. 

The area is popular with walkers and cyclists with clearly marked trails to suit all interests and levels of fitness. 

We offer direct transfers to Hallstatt and Bad Ischl from Cesky Krumlov. 

Self-guided May - October

Hallstatt Plus Cesky Krumlov Package

Get two UNESCO-listed towns in one package. Hallstatt has something for everyone. 

Hallstatt's beautiful setting on the lake makes it a paradise for artists. For historians there is the ancient salt mine, museums and the Celtic necropolis. For the active visitor there are walks and cycle trails, whilst the less active will enjoy a boat trip or a cable car ride to the top of the mountain.

For more information email admin@czechtours.co.uk

Self-guided April - October

Hiking in the Salzkammergut

We offer self-guided walking tours around the lakes (with luggage transfer) lasting 5 or 8 days. These can be combined with the Hallstatt Plus Cesky Krumlov Package. With 76 crystal-clear lakes, mountains with rich Alpine pastures and historical towns and villages, you will find much to enjoy.

For more information email admin@czechtours.co.uk