Czech Republic Trip 2017
The Golem and the White Lady
THE FOLLOWING ITINERARY IS FROM A PAST SOCIETY TRIP, AND IS PRESENTED FOR INTEREST ONLY, TO ILLUSTRATE THE TYPE OF TRIP THAT THE SOCIETY ORGANISES OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM
Five nights in Bohemia and Prague
Tuesday 30th May to Sunday 4th June 2017
A six-day "ghosts and Golem" trip to the Czech Republic, staying two nights in Cesky Krumlov in South Bohemia, and three nights in Prague, the beautiful historic Czech capital. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Cesky Krumlov is bisected by the Vltava River, and crowned by a spectacular 13th century castle. Prague is known for its many spires, Gothic churches, medieval astronomical clock, and of course – the Golem!
En route between the two cities, we will visit the "home" of the Czech Republic’s most famous ghost, the White Lady, at the Renaissance Chateau of Jindrichuv Hradec.
Tuesday 30th May: Day One
We fly from London Stansted to Linz, Austria, then cross the border by coach to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
Following a lunch break, we enjoy a guided tour of Cesky Krumlov Castle. Check into our hotel for a two night stay. Free time, followed by dinner at a local restaurant (included).
Wednesday 31st May: Day Two
Castles of South Bohemia
After breakfast, we drive south along the Vltava Valley to visit the castle of Rozmberk. Continuing our exploration of the Sumava Region, we drive along the shores of Lake Lipno with a lunch break at Vimperk. In the afternoon we visit the ruined fortress of Rabi, the largest in Bohemia. Return to Cesky Krumlov to our hotel. Evening at leisure.
Thursday 1st June: Day Three
Departing Cesky Krumlov, we drive north to visit the picturesque town of Jindrichuv Hradec. We’ll explore the town and visit the castle where – perhaps! - we’ll catch a glimpse of the White Lady, the Czech Republic’s most famous ghost. We then continue our journey to Tabor, with free time for lunch and to explore the city. Leaving Tabor we will drive on to the castle of Zvikov before continuing on to Prague for a three night stay. Evening meal included either at our hotel or a local restaurant.
Jindrichuv Hradec Chateau
Friday 2nd June: Day Four
In the morning we take a guided walking tour of Prague, exploring the sites associated with the Gothic legend of the Golem.
Rest of day at leisure.
Saturday 3rd June: Day Five
Free day at leisure. Farewell dinner included at a local restaurant.
Sunday 4th June: Day Six
Prague to Cesky Sternberk & Pernstejn
Depart hotel after breakfast to visit the Gothic castle of Cesky Sternberk. Continue our journey eastwards, stopping for a lunch break before visiting the spectacular 13th century castle of Pernstejn. Drive on to Brno airport for our flight back to London.
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