Highlights of our Biking Tour in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany
Although Austria and the Czech Republic are some of the youngest sovereign nations in Europe—having been officially established in 1955 and 1993 respectively—their rich cultures, derived from former kingdoms and empires, have been around for centuries. Fascinating cities like Prague and Salzburg exemplify the joining of the old and new as they feature an array of modern buildings standing among classical structures. And since languages and traditions don’t observe modern-day borders, this melting pot of captivating cultures and landscapes a must-see destination. VBT offers a week-long biking itinerary that explore the three different countries on one amazing sojourn. Here’s a small sample of what we have in store for you with this tour’s highlights…
The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria Biking Tour (Rated 4.9/5 by VBT Travelers)
Biking: Day 5’s ride involves a lovely forested route through Sumava National Park far from traffic and villages. We’ll even cross into Germany during our cycle at a unique border crossing that is only allowed to be used by pedestrians and cyclists.
Hotel: The tour concludes with a night at the Hotel Stefanie in Vienna, which is one of Austria’s oldest hotels having been in operation for over 400 years! It was named after the wife of Crown Prince Rudolph, Princess Stefanie, and blends modern comfort with traditional charm. Centrally located near the Danube River on the Taborstrasse, you’ll be able to walk to sites like the St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Mozarthaus—where the famed composer lived and wrote many musical masterpieces from 1784 to 1787.
Food: When we think of Bavarian cuisine comfort food like beer, bratwurst, and savory treats like pretzels, kartoffelkäse and obatzda come to mind. We’ll get to enjoy some local food when we visit a Bavarian Tavern and enjoy a typical lunch, prepared by the local family that owns and operates the place.
Culture: With roots as far back as the 13th century, historic Český Krumlov is a UNESCO site that retains an old-world feel through its ornate Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic style buildings. We’ll take a guided tour with a local expert that includes a visit to the Krumlov Chateau and the town’s preserved Baroque theater, which is still used for Baroque opera performances three times a year.
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These are just a few examples of what you can expect on our biking tour in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. If you would like to reserve a vacation or speak with one of our Tour Consultants, please call 800-245-3868 Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST and Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm EST or visit www.vbt.com.