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Prague

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Charles bridge

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Prague castle

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Prague castle

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Old town square

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Prague bridges

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Garden

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Astronomical clock

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National Theater

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Prague

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Petrin view tower

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Prague

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Prague

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Guard at the Castle

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Prague

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St. Mikulas Church

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Charles Bridge

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Mala Strana

FACONE Czech tour 2016

Click HERE for the map of the tour.

 

September 16, Friday

Because we want to be able to attend a harvest festival in Moravia on Saturday, we need to have you in Prague on Friday.

 

AM

arrive in Prague, check-in

PM

06:00 meeting in the hotel lobby

dinner with the group, relax

You will arrive in Prague sometime during the day. After you arrive at the hotel, you will check-in and relax. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 pm and walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner.

September 17, Saturday

AM

08:00 load the bus

08:30 departure for Moravia

12:30 arrive in Čejkovice, check-in at hotel, lunch with the group

PM

01:30 departure

02:00 Prušánky Wine Harvest Festival, folk music and dance,

and a lot of wine! Dinner on your own

10:00 departure

We have a long drive ahead through beautiful countryside, traveling to South Moravia where we will stay two nights. After our arrival and check-in we will have lunch together. In the afternoon we attend the local festival that features live music and dance; the locals will be in traditional costumes. Be ready for a lot of wine! Because one of the features of the festival is a traditional feast, you will enjoy dinner on your own. The festival is just few minutes’ drive from the chateau.

September 18, Sunday

AM

09:00 departure (walk), meeting with local cooper

10:00 departure

10:30 arrival in Lednice - walk at the park

tour of the chateau (UNESCO)

12:30 lunch with the group

PM

02:00 short stroll

02:30 boat ride

03:30 arrival, meet the coach

04:00 arrival in Mikulov, walk around the town

visit to the local synagogue

free time, dinner on your own

07:30 departure

08:00 arrival in Čejkovice, free time

First we will walk just a few steps to meet with local cooper, who produces most of the barrels for local wine makers. Then we will go to Lednice near the Austrian and Slovakian borders, to see the beautiful chateau with its gardens. This whole area is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch together we will walk about one mile through the gardens to the Dyje River. It is an easy and scenic walk and will be followed by a romantic boat ride that will take us to the site of the artificial medieval ruin Janův hrad, built in 1807. We will then travel by bus to Mikulov, a town with many lovely and interesting sites. After a walk through town you will be on your own for dinner and we will return to Čejkovice.

September 19, Monday

AM

09:00 departure

10:00 meeting with local potter in Rosice

11:00 departure

12:00 arrival in Třebíč, visit the old Jewish Quarter

and other Jewish landmarks (UNESCO)

lunch on your own

PM

02:30 departure

03:15 stop in Telč (UNESCO)

04:15 departure

06:00 arrival in České Budějovice, check-in

07:00 dinner together

09:00 optional walk around town

Today we will travel west, to South Bohemia. Our first stop will be in a small village where we will meet a local potter. For lunch we will stop in Třebíč, the third-largest town in Moravia and one that is well-known for its UNESCO-designated Jewish landmarks. And we will enjoy one more UNESCO spot today - in the afternoon we will visit the beautiful town of Telč, with its fairytale town square. Then we will arrive in České Budějovice, check-in for our two night stay, and have dinner together. For those who would like to, we will have an late evening walk through the city center.

September 20, Tuesday

AM

free time in the morning

09:00 departure

09:45 visit to family puppet museum

10:45 departure

11:00 tour in the museum of Czech emigrants to US

12:30 departure

PM

01:00 arrival in Třeboň, lunch on your own

03:00 departure

03:15 walk around the Schwarzenberk family burial chamber

04:00 departure

04:30 stop at the Frahelž pond area

- walk between ponds, about 2 miles

05:30 departure

06:00 dinner in local restaurant

08:00 meeting with local folk dance group

09:30 departure for České Budějovice

Our first stop today will be in small family museum where the owner renovates old puppets. Then we will go the small village of Kojakovice to visit the local museum; it describes the Czech emigration to the US during the second half of 19. century. For lunch we will stop in the very nice town of Třeboň. After lunch we will visit Schwarzenberk family burial chamber. For those who would like to, we will walk among the complex of fishponds in the Trebon Basin, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Dinner will be in small village restaurant followed by a meeting with local folk dance group. Then we will return to České Budějovice.

September 21, Wednesday

AM

09:00 departure

09:30 brewery tour

11:00 lunch on your own

PM

01:00 departure

02:00 lift up to Kleť, visiting the local view tower

hike downhill

04:00 arrival at Český Krumlov (UNESCO), walk through the city

free time

07:00 dinner with the group

09:00 departure

What an interesting day it will be when our first program stop is the brewery tour! We will visit the Budweiser brewery - the original one. For lunch we will stay in České Budějovice and afterwards travel on to Kleť mountain - a dominant feature of the area. We will take a lift up to the top and then walk downhill for about 3 miles. Our next stop will be Český Krumlov. We do believe you will love this town with its many narrow streets, grand chateau, extensive gardens, and unusual outdoor theatre. There is much to enjoy in this town, and we will have plenty of time to do so. After dinner we will come back to České Budějovice.

September 22, Thursday

AM

09:00 departure

09:45 stop in Zvěrkovice - meeting with local woodcarver

11:00 departure

11:30 stop in Albrechtice - unique chapels

12:00 lunch time in Písek (UNESCO)

walk across the oldest stone bridge in Central Europe

PM

02:00 departure

03:00 visit open air museum in Vysoký Chlumec

04:30 arrive at the farm in Květuš, learn easy Czech folk dances

and songs, make traditional cookies, dinner

07:00 departure

08:30 arrival in Prague, check-in

Today morning we will start moving north toward Prague. En route we will meet with a local woodcarver in Zvěrkovice who produces traditional wooden toys. After a brief stop in Albechtice where we will visit a unique cemetery, we will stop in Písek. Here we will cross the oldest stone bridge in central Europe. The bridge is confirmed here since the end of 13th century and is part of UNESCO heritage today. Our next stop after lunch will be a lovely open air museum and then we will travel to Květuš, where we will spend time at a charming home on a property that used to be a working farm. There we will learn simple folk dances, sing folk songs and make traditional Czech cookies. After dinner at the farm, we will go to Prague and check-in at the hotel.

September 23, Friday

AM

09:00 departure for sightseeing

12:00 lunch with the group

PM

sightseeing

04:00 free time in Prague, dinner on your own

Today you will spend the day enjoying the beautiful city of Prague with an expert city tour guide. You will visit Prague Castle and from there walk down into the city. Lunch will be together in a charming restaurant and you will finish the guided afternoon at the Old Town Square. Then you will be on your own for dinner and the rest of the evening.

September 24, Saturday

AM

09:00 optional visit to Vyšehrad or free time

lunch on your own

PM

05:30 meet with the group

06:00 dinner cruise

08:00 landing

If you would like to have more free time in Prague, this will be your chance. If you prefer to stay with the group you can come with us to the Vyšehrad district – a famous area mentioned in many Prague legends. For lunch and the afternoon you will be on your own and then we will meet again for a sunset dinner cruise on the Vltava River. This will give you a special opportunity to see Prague from different perspective.

September 25, Sunday

AM

departure after breakfast

It is time to say goodbye.

 

Program may change without notice.

 

 

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Wine Harvest Festival

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Wine Harvest Festival

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Lednice chateau

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Lednice garden

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Lednice boat

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Mikulov

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Potter

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Trebic Jewish town

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Telc

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Ceske Budejovice

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Puppet museum

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Trebon

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Frahelz ponds

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Folk dancers

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Brewery

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Klet lookout

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Hike downhill

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Cesky Krumlov

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Woodcarver

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Albrechtice nad Vltavou

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Pisek Bridge

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Farm

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2015-12-01