Holidays in the Czech Republic

Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia

We have a wide selection of self-guided tours for all interests. As usual they have been designed so that it is not necessary for you to hire a car to enjoy them. If you don't find exactly what you are looking for, please ask. All these holidays can be combined with a stay in Prague or other cities, a country cottage or with a guided tour. You can also combine many of these tours with a stay in a neighbouring country.

Please note some of these links take you to our dedicated Czech Tours website.

Czech Paradise Walking Holiday

Czech Paradise (Cesky Raj) has many castles, as well as lovely timbered wooden cottages and farms. The variety of landscapes result in a wide-range of flora and fauna. 
Some of the sights on the walks are:
  • Prachovske Rock Town &  Hruba Skala Rock Town
  • Kost Castle, Trosky Castle & Valstein Castle
  • Turnov - a town of gem-cutters
  • Marian Garden - Baroque chapels hidden in the landscap
  • The Plakanek Valley Nature Reserve.  
  • Sobotka historic reserve - traditional wooden houses 

The package are 3* accommodation in Jicin walks pack, transfers from Prague and the loan of an emergency phone. We can also offer accommodation in Prague as part of the package.  

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South Bohemia Walking Holiday

This is a flexible holiday which allows you to explore South Bohemia. You can walk as much or as little as you wish and you don't have to decide in advance. 

Some of the sights on the walks are:
  • the Sumava National Park,
  • Dvici Kamen castle, & Zlata Koruna Abbey,
  • the woods of the Blansky Les Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & the Klet Mountain
  • Lake Lipno - the largest lake in the country
  • Lake Olsina with its museum of fish-farming 

The package are 3* accommodation in Cesky Krumlov, walks pack, transfers from Prague and the loan of an emergency phone. We can also offer accommodation in Prague as part of the package. 

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April to October

Znojmo A La Carte 

Based in the historic town of Znojmo, you choose from a selection of guided and self-guided trips in both Austria and the Czech Republic.

Trips on offer
  • walking in Austria and the national park
  • a family-run wine cellar
  • historic Mikulov
  • Valtice/Lednice UNESCO-listed landscapes 
Prices include accommodation, transfers plus your choice of trips. Why not combine this with a stay in Vienna

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Other Walking Holidays

We also offer a self-guided walking holiday in the Sumava National Park, a walking tour of Saxon/Czech Switzerland, walking tours in the Salzkammergut area of Austria (combine it with a stay in South Bohemia) and along the Danube from Passau to Linz.

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Cycling Tours

We have nine self-guided bike tours (with a number of departure dates available) in the Czech Republic, as well as others in Germany and Austria.

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Our Footsteps tours combine general tourism with specialist interests, so they are ideal for everyone. So if you have a family member interested in art or history they will be happy, but the rest of the family will also find much to enjoy!

Footsteps Tours are best in April - October, when the attractions are open. 

In the Footsteps of Alfons Mucha

This tour takes you to Prague, Brno and Moravia. The great Art Nouveau artist, Alfons Mucha, was born in a small town in South Moravia, where there is a museum which features some of his less known photography. His great series of paintings celebrating Czech nationhood - the Slav Epic is on display in Prague. There are other examples of Mucha's art and design in Prague and Brno. 

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In the Footsteps of Egon Schiele

Artist Egon Schiele lived and worked in Cesky Krumlov, the home town of his mother. His studies of the roofs of Cesky Krumlov are lovely. 

This tour takes you to Vienna, Tulln on the Danube (Schiele's birthplace) and Cesky Krumlov as you follow in the footsteps of the controversial artist.

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In the Footsteps of Jan Hus & the Hussites.

Step back into the Middle Ages. Stays in Prague, Tabor and Ceske Budejovice plus transfers are included in this tour. A number of optional trips are available.

This is a tour which is suited to people with a general interest in history and/or religion. But these are lovely towns so if someone in the party has other interests they will find much to enjoy too. 

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In Search of the Philosopher's Stone

This family holiday for older children is a good example of how Footsteps tours can be transformed into a holiday for the family. It is based on the Footsteps of Alchemists tour, combining a stay in Prague with one in South Bohemia

In the 16th century Bohemia attracted alchemists from all over Europe seeking the philosopher's stone and the art of turning metals into gold. Ghosts, magic, alchemy - all are to be found on this holiday. Plus a lot more besides.

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April - September

Bohemian Castles & Palaces.

The Czech Republic has more castles to square mile than any other European country. As a result if you prefer palaces to castles or vice versa, medieval fortifications to 19th century, we can structure the tour to suit your interests. Alternatively you can just enjoy a wide selection. The choice is yours.

Available as a self-guided or as a guided for groups of over 8 people. 

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Any time

20th Century Architecture Tour

Available as a self-guided or as a guided tour for groups of over 8 people. This 7-night tour includes the interiors of Alfons Loos in Plzen, the Modernism of Bata's Zlin, Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat and other modernist masterpieces of Brno and the many Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Cubist and Modernist buildings of Prague. This tour is as much a tour of European architecture movements as a tour of Czech architecture.

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April - September

Rock Towns, Silver Mines, Gems and Caves 

Spectacular scenery, fascinating geology and history combine in this holiday package. 

Czech Paradise is now famous for its giant rock towns, but it was also famous for its gems and the specialist gemcutters. In Kutna Hora you can visit one of its medieval silver mines, then you travel to either Brno for the limestone caves of Blansko or Cesky Krumlov for its graphite mines and Moldavite Museum. 

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