Welcome to Czech Republic
On arrival at Prague International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.
Overnight in Prague.
Breakfast at hotel.
Discover the charm and history of the 'City of a Thousand Spires', one of Europe´s most beautiful and visited cities-Prague. Let the Grand City Tour introduce you to the 'Golden City'. As you explore Prague with your guide, you will be able to marvel at its many historic attractions and monuments. Located on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1100 years. The city holds much delight for any visitor. With so much of its cultural and historic built heritage surviving Europe’s turbulent history throughout the centuries, you will be amazed at how well preserved in time these historical landmarks are. During this Grand City Tour, you will be guided through both the old town (Staré Město) and the New town (Nové Město) areas of Prague.
Set your sights on the must-see attractions such as the State Opera, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, Charles Square. Head up to the Castle District and enjoy a guided walk around the area’s most iconic landmarks. Stroll towards the Matthias Church and the Fishermen's Bastion where you can contemplate unforgettable views over Prague. You can also take the opportunity to see St. Vitus Cathedral, with its grand Gothic architecture, dynamic net-vaulted ceilings, intricate sculptures and stone carvings. Hop on the bus and be taken across the River Vltava to the Old Town Square, with its unique atmosphere and enchanting array of historical edifices displaying many architectural styles, from gothic to baroque. Marvel at the medieval Astronomical Clock, famously known for The Walk of the Apostles and the Figure of Death striking every hour. With such a vast number of beautiful buildings, monuments and squares, this magical tour of Prague ensures that you see them all.
Discover the hidden charms of Karlovy Vary and find out for yourself why this historical city reaps in the crowds!
Enjoy the chance to try out the healing properties of the springs that have attracted visitors since the 1700s. Situated in the area of western Bohemia, Karlovy Vary has a history dating back to the Middle-Ages. With a long-established reputation as a spa town, it boasts 12 main springs, 300 smaller ones, and the warm-water Tepla River. Legend tells that the healing qualities of the springs were first acclaimed by the city’s founder, King Charles IV, in 1370. Another celebrated aspect of the city is its heritage of glass and crystal manufacturing, with the Moser Factory leading the way in this industry. Reflect on the beauty and see first-hand the shining examples of many historical and prizewinning glass and crystal creations, as well as learn more of the distinctive qualities of crystal and the history of the Moser Company.
Stroll through the streets and immerse yourself in the beauty and timeless quality of the city’s colonnades and experience one of the thermal springs for yourself. Spoil yourself with a day spent discovering Karlovy Vary and put the well-deserved spring back in your step!
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for check out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Praha Hlavni to Brno Hlavni Nadrazi. On arrival in Brno Hlavni Nadrazi station make your way to the hotel and check in.
Brno is a city in the Czech Republic. It’s known for its modernist buildings, like the restored Villa Tugendhat, completed in 1930 by architect Mies van der Rohe. The medieval Špilberk Castle houses a city museum, gardens and a former prison with vaulted tunnels. The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul has baroque altars, a 14th-century statue of the Madonna and Child, and city views from its steeple.
Overnight in Brno.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy the most important sites in Brno by walking. You will visit Monastery of Capuchin Monks, Vegetable Market, Parnassus Fountain, the Redoute Theatre, and more attractions. There is also the possibility of visiting of Capuchin crypt. During the Christmas holidays in December and Easter holidays in April, you will visit traditional markets and get to know the Czech traditions and customs.
The Capuchin Crypt in Brno is a funeral room mainly for Capuchin friars. The crypt was founded in the mid 17th century in the basement of the Capuchin Monastery in the historical centre of Brno.
Parnassus Fountain-centre of Zelný trh (Cabbage Market), the heart of the Old Town, is the curious baroque Parnassus Fountain (1695), a symbolic cave encrusted with allegorical figures. The images here depict Hercules restraining the three-headed Cerberus, watchdog of the underworld. The three female figures represent the ancient empires of Babylon (crown), Persia (cornucopia) and Greece (quiver of arrows). The triumphant woman on top symbolises Europe.
Today explore and visit the Punkva cave, Macocha Abyss and the Pernstein Castle. In one day you will visit the cave, abyss, sample Czech traditional dishes, walk in the convent from the 13th century and visit a castle from the 13th century. This is a very popular one day trip from Brno, the Czech Republic, which combines a bit of architecture in a small village Křtiny with a beautiful Baroque church. The village sits on the boundary of the Moravian Karst nature reserve. It's a tiny, tiny village with a HUGE Baroque church. It's actually shocking when you drive into the village and see this gigantic Baroque pilgrimage site, The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other buildings that make up this Premonstratensian monastery, positively dominating the landscape. You immediately know why its referred to as the "pearl of Moravia". There is also an ossuary below the church with twelve skulls with the letter "T" painted on them. Then we visit the Moravian Karst full of caves, visit the Macocha abyss, the Punkva Cave, (OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND) where you will join an hour long guided tour in English of the cave. Make sure you bring warm clothes since the year round temperature is plus 6 C. At the end of the tour there is a nice surprise for you, but I am not telling you. Then we hop on cable car which will take us (only about a minute ride) to the top of the MACOCHA abyss where you can find some refreshment and enjoy the view to the bottom of the abyss, about 123 metres deep. Those who enjoy hiking, can walk back to the entrance of the cave (approx. 45 minutes) using the designated trail systém or we can get back using gondola and electric train. Then comes lunch where I usually order for the guests some typical Czech dishes – goulash, pork, snitzchel, accompanied by the local beer. After lunch we continue to the meadival PERNSTEJN CASTLE which is beautifully nestled amidst the forests. On the way we might stop at the Poerta Coeli convent in the town of Predklasteri. Peorta Coeli means Heaven's Gate. Predklasteri means "in front of the convent". This 13th century Cistercian convent was founded by Constance of Hungary, the widow of King Otakar I. The gothic church within is one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture The PERNSTEJN Castle is a popular castle with a 60 minute guided tour.There are thousands of castles in the Czech Republic, but this one is a MUST. You will enjoy a 45 minute drive to the castle in a nice valley with some cosy villages and a covered bridge.
After breakfast, prepare for check-out and make your way to the train station. Board the 2nd class train from Brno to Prague.
On arrival in Prague station driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 6,350/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Prague & Brno.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event, if there are rate changes due to an increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa/entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
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Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Prague / Dubai.
3 nights in Prague based on twin sharing basis.
3 nights in Brno based on twin sharing basis.
Return airport transfer in Prague on private car.
2nd class train from Prague-Brno-Prague.
City tours in Prague, Karlovy Vary & Brno on seat in coach.
Excursion to Punkva cave, Macocha Abyss & Pernstein Castle on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Czech Republic- The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the southeast, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west.
A country that's known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov, a small town in the South Bohemia region, is notable for its wealth of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, many of which house restaurants and shops.
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Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the Hungarian consulate website: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/are/en/cze. Czech Republic is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
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Things do & see:
Czech out Prague – As the capital and most famous city in the country, Prague has really come into its own and has become one of the hottest tourist destinations in Europe. Head here and wind through the medieval streets, making sure to look up and take in the original buildings that survived WWII. Local food is a highlight here, though it’s the beer that most people come for. Climb the hill to visit Prague Castle, gaze up at the Astronomical Clock and get ready for an eccentric nightlife that is unparalleled.
Ceský Krumlov – Situated on the Vltava River, this town is a smaller, more picturesque version of Prague. The medieval architecture and red-roofed buildings make for beautiful pictures and a casual stroll through the streets is a great way to slow down during a whirlwind trip. Many beautiful resorts are here, as well as lodges that are cozy options during the snowy winters.
Kutná Hora – This historical town is home to the famous St. Barbara Cathedral that is adorned with thousands of human bones. While perhaps a bit creepy, it’s really something you should see for yourself.
Pilsner in Pilsen – You guessed it: Pilsen is the birthplace of the Pilsner and the home of the original Pilsner Urquell Czech beer. Heading here makes a great day trip from Prague via bus or train. During your visit, make sure to not only tour the Pilsner factory but also check out the beer spas where you soak in a tub of beer.
Moravian Wine Region – Although you might only think of beer when you head to the Czech Republic, the Moravian Region is actually very famous for their wine. It’s a great experience to drive, bike or wander through the vineyards here. Many tours offer options for tastings while visiting the area.
Karlstein Castle – Everyone wants to have their very own fairytale, and this castle is a great stop during your tour of the country, just a quick train ride from Prague.
Adršpach-Teplice Rocks – Hike around these natural sandstone cloisters. With names like ‘Giant’s Armchair’ and ‘Sugar Cone,’ you can’t go wrong. There are two clusters of formations: Adršpach Rock Town and Teplice Rock Town. Adventure outdoors in Krkonoše – Summer or winter, a trip to Krkonoše is a must. This beautiful mountain range, which runs along the Czech-Polish border, is the highest peak in the country. There is great hiking and cycling during the summer and skiing during the winter.
Head to the Renaissance town of Telc – Telc, with its winding cobblestone streets, is one of the most picture-perfect examples of a Renaissance town in Europe. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a fire in 1530 the town was rebuilt, so medieval arcades with their gabled houses surround the picturesque town square.
Visit quaint Olomouc – Olomouc is a small university town noted for its parks, churches, sculptures and fountains. The Holy Trinity Column and grand astronomical clock are UNESCO sites.
Karlovy Vary Spa – Karlovy Vary is a relaxing spa which offers hot mineral springs, fine baroque and Gothic architecture, forest walks and a lively cultural scene. There is also a castle at nearby Loket, overlooking the River Ohre.
Šumava National Park – Pack your trekking gear and head to Šumava, the country’s largest national park. It is a region full of densely forested hills along the border with Austria. Feast your eyes on the scenic lakes, trout streams, areas of virgin forest, and important historic monuments.
Visit a nuclear bunker – Located 5 stories under Prague, this museum is full of Cold War paraphernalia. The bunker was designed to house civilians during a nuclear attack, after which they would then flee into the countryside. See the Spanish Synagogue – The outside of this building may not be anything special, but the inside is incredibly ornate.
Go rafting – Just 20 minutes from Prague is a white water rafting course touted as the ultimate hangover blaster. Spend a day on the water battling the waves, followed by a barbecue lunch and a soak in a hot tub. Not a bad way to spend a day! Explore Macocha Gorge – Located near Brno, this sinkhole is an impressive 138m deep. It’s a popular tourist site in the area, suitable for both casual visitors and those who have more advanced technical caving experience. The nearby Punka caves can be explored from April-September.
Austerlitz Battlefield – The Battle of Austerlitz was one of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic Wars, and is widely considered to be one of Napoleon’s greatest victories. It was here where he crushed the combined forces of Russia and the Holy Roman Empire, which led to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
Brno city-known for its modernist buildings, like the restored Villa Tugendhat, completed in 1930 by architect Mies van der Rohe.
Medieval Špilberk Castle-houses a city museum, gardens and a former prison with vaulted tunnels.
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul-has baroque altars, a 14th-century statue of the Madonna and Child, and city views from its steeple.
Mala Strana-known as the lesser or small town, one of Prague’s most picturesque districts.
Rudolfinum-home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra