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Czech Republic, Germany & Austria: Český Krumlov & Wachau Valley

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Trace riverbanks through lush forests, tranquil countryside, and rolling hills blanketed with vineyards and medieval villages during VBT’s Central Europe and Prague bike tour.

Guided Biking

  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 45|
  • Biking: 2 - 4 hr|
  • Group Size: 22
4.9 out of 5 stars.
Activity Easy
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E-Bikes Available
E-Bikes Available
Airplane
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People
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10-day Bike Vacation + Air Package

$4,095

7-day Bike Vacation Only

$3,095

Per person, double occupancy

Czech Republic, Germany & Austria: Český Krumlov & Wachau Valley

Trace riverbanks through forests, villages, and countryside during this perennially popular exploration of Central Europe. Your Prague bike tour begins with a scenic journey into the charming medieval village of Ceský Krumlov, considered the pearl of Bohemia. Journey to the Sumava National Park for an exhilarating ride through lush, lakeside scenery. Cycle into Germany via a pedestrian-only crossing, where beer gardens, Baroque town squares, and scenic river crossings await you. Trace the Danube as it snakes through steep, forested mountains in a series of sharp and scenic bends. And in Austria’s magnificent Wachau Valley wine region, ride along panoramic routes blanketed with hillside vineyards, historical castle ruins, and picturesque villages. Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime voyage from the unique vantage point of your bike.

What to Expect

This tour offers easy terrain throughout the trip and is ideal for beginning cyclists. Our VBT support shuttle is available every day at designated points for those who need assistance.

  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 45|
  • Biking: 2 - 4 hr|
  • Group Size: 22
Activity Easy Easy
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
Support

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Ceský Krumlov, a Bohemian town brimming with medieval authenticity.
  • Cycle bucolic routes past farms, meadows, and villages.
  • Cross into Germany via a unique border crossing for pedestrians and bicycles only.
  • Indulge in the spirit of Bavaria over lunch at a typical beer garden.
  • Picnic on the banks of the River Inn, with views of mighty Neuburg fortress overhead.
  • Marvel at the stunning views as you cruise through Austria’s famous Schlögener Schlinge.
  • Spin through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO-designated landscape of hillside orchards, vineyards, ruined castles, abbeys, and churches.

Climate Information

Temperatures

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

May64º/45º

Jun69º/51º

Jul72º/54º

Aug73º/53º

Sep65º/48º

Oct54º/39º

Average
Precipitation:

May1.0 in

Jun2.7 in

Jul2.6 in

Aug2.5 in

Sep1.6 in

Oct1.2 in

What's Included

Bike Vacation + Air Package

Bike Vacation Only

Roundtrip international airfare Check
Transfers to and from international airport Check
One night in Prague and one night in Vienna in conveniently located hotels with breakfasts included Check
6 nights in boutique hotels Check Check
12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners Check Check

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Mon, May 10 to Wed, May 19 - 2021

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Depart home for the Czech Republic. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Prague airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, you must fill out a PIR form before leaving the customs area. VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Also, make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags so that your representative can identify you.

Upon leaving customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Your representative welcomes you to Prague and helps you transfer via taxi or van (approximately 30 minutes, depending upon traffic) to your Prague hotel. If your VBT representative is not immediately in sight, there is a “Meeting Point Column” just outside of the Arrivals gate. Please wait there, as the VBT representative may be transferring with an earlier arrival. They should arrive within 30 minutes of your scheduled arrival. VBT recommends you exchange money in town for a better rate and not at the airport exchange office.

Your hotel room may not be available until after 2:00 p.m. If you arrive early, you may store your luggage with the reception desk. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the city with your included 1-day Prague Transportation Pass.

VBT provides you with City Information that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do during your stay in Prague. You may reach VBT’s local meet and greet representative, Barbra Zukalová, in advance by email at [email protected] to make guided tour reservations in Prague or by phone at +420 602 377 180.

Accommodation: Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, Prague

At 8:30 a.m., all guests meet the VBT representative at the hotel in Prague, the Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague (Janáckovo nábreží 15, Prague 5; tel: +420 225 994 611), and transfer to Cesky Krumlov in the south of the Czech Republic (approximately 3½ hours, including a stop on the way).

Ceský Krumlov is a unique town in Bohemia, built at a curve of the River Vltava and dripping with medieval authenticity. Its historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992. You’ll arrive at approximately 12:00 p.m. Meet your trip leaders, who provide a quick introduction to the day’s schedule and the town, providing recommendations for lunch on your own.

At 3:00 p.m., return to the hotel and join your trip leaders for a safety and bike-fitting session. Your Prague bike tour officially begins with a small warm-up ride through town and into the countryside. Later, gather with the group for a welcome cocktail reception at your hotel and dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue, Ceský Krumlov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 13 km (8 miles)
Warm-up: 13 km (8 miles)

What to Expect: Follow gentle loop from your hotel out of the center of Ceský Krumlov into the surrounding countryside.

After breakfast, meet our local guide, Standa, and follow him on a short walking tour and introduction to Czech life. Then, board the VBT shuttle for a short ride to a village nearby. Begin cycling through a beautiful and protected landscape and tranquil Czech countryside. Lunch today is near your hotel in Ceský Krumlov.

This afternoon, explore the city center. In addition to strolling Ceský Krumlov’s narrow cobbled streets and enjoying its outdoor cafés, you may choose to visit the town’s gem, the Rosemberg family chateau, dating to 1240. Soak up the atmosphere of this impeccably preserved medieval gem. The gushing Vltava, popular with rafting enthusiasts, darts through the town.

In the evening, find a cozy restaurant where you may enjoy dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue, Ceský Krumlov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 20 km (12 miles)
Morning
Horní Planá to Ceský Krumlov: 20 km (12 miles)

What to Expect: A 30-minute shuttle bus brings you to Horní Planá, a nearby Czech village, the start of this morning’s ride. As you ride, gaze at a typical Czech countryside of alternating farms, meadows and villages. The ride is paved, very limited traffic and mostly flat or downhill.

In the morning, shuttle to the Sumava National Park, the largest national park in the Czech Republic. You’ll start your ride in Cerná v Pošumaví, not far from the German border. An exhilarating bike ride takes you from lakeside scenery through a beautiful forest, far from traffic and villages. At Nove Udoli, you’ll walk into Germany. This unique border crossing was closed in 1945 and reopened some time ago for pedestrians and bicycles only.

Your first Bavarian ride follows a downhill stretch of a former railway track. Bavaria is among Europe’s most beautiful and serene cycling areas. On your way, stop at a beer garden for a typical lunch, prepared by the owner-family. Continue cycling to Waldkirchen, where you then shuttle to the historic Baroque city of Passau, situated at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant, overlooking the romantic Danube River.

Accommodation: Altstadt Hotel Name, Passau
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 18 – 57 km (11 – 35 miles)
Morning
Cerná v Pošumaví to Altreichnau: 39 km (24 miles)
Afternoon
Altreichnau to Waldkirchen: 18 km (11 miles)

What to Expect: Take a private bus shuttle from Ceský Krumlov to the town of Cerná v Pošumaví this morning. From here, you cycle a dedicated bike path through Sumava National Park and cross the German border at Nove Udoli. The bike path follows a former railway bed to lunch at a typical Bavarian tavern, the Loipensstüberl.

After lunch, if you wish, you can continue your descent in Germany, meeting the shuttle at Waldkirchen for your transfer to the German city of Passau.

Enjoy a leisurely cycle along the River Inn, the frontier between Germany and Austria. Start by following the German bike route. At Neuhaus, cross the river to the Austrian town of Schärding with its colorful, Baroque-style burgher houses on two town squares. After exploring Schärding, return to Passau. En route, stop for a delicious picnic lunch on the river’s opposite bank, where the Neuburg fortress looms. Use the rest of the afternoon to explore Passau and shop the flea market and antique shops. You might choose to visit magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Dinner is on your own tonight; you’ll find that Passau offers many dining choices.

Accommodation: Altstadt Hotel Name, Passau
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 35 km (6 – 22 miles)
Morning
Passau to Lunch: 25 km (16 miles)
Afternoon
Lunch to Passau: 10 km (6 miles)

What to Expect: An easy rolling loop departs from your hotel this morning along a dedicated bike path (alternating pavement and gravel) that follows the River Inn in Germany to the Austrian town of Schärding.

After lunch, take the shuttle back to Passau, or continue riding along the riverside bike path back to the center of town.

Start your day with a boating adventure on the most popular river route in Europe. Cruise through the famous Schlögener Schlinge in Austria, where the Danube snakes through steep, forested mountains in a series of sharp and scenic bends. Silence surrounds you, except for the occasional hum of passing barges. (Note: For any tours departing after October 1, cruising is not available and is replaced by a coach transfer.)

Begin cycling at Schlögen and head toward Aschach through a beautiful forest, where you stop for lunch on your own. Follow the Danube bike route to Ottensheim, renowned for its hilltop castle, where you conclude your ride. Here, you’ll transfer by private coach to your hotel at Weissenkirchen, in Austria’s Wachau Valley wine region.

This charming village is dominated by St. Michael’s Church, which dates to 987. There are also many Renaissance buildings with romantic inner courtyards. One of them houses your inviting family-run hotel. Many of Weissenkirchen’s vinegut (winemakers) and wine cellars are located in beautiful, ancient manor houses. Perhaps you’ll savor a famous young heuriger wine in one of these taverns during dinner at your leisure tonight.

Accommodation: Hotel Raffelsberger Hof, Weissenkirchen
Alternate Accommodation: Kirchenwirt Weissenkirchen, Weissenkirchen
Included Meals: Breakfast

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 36 km (6 – 22 miles)
Morning
Schlögen to Aschach: 26 km (16 miles)
Afternoon
Aschach to Ottensheim: 10 km (6 miles)

What to Expect: Today begins with an exciting boat trip along the Danube to the start of your ride in Schlögen. From here, you’ll follow the Danube River Bike Path to Aschach. You may shuttle to Ottensheim after lunch, or continue along the Danube, crossing a huge dam to Ottensheim to meet the bus to your hotel for the next two nights.

Today marks the final full day of your Prague bike tour. In the morning, cycle through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to Melk. The Wachau is one of Austria’s most striking landscapes, featuring a mix of hillside orchards and vineyards among ruined castles, abbeys and churches. In Melk, you may want to visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. Eat lunch on your own here, before cycling along the Danube to the ferry stop in Sankt Lorenz opposite Weissenkirchen.

Opt to continue cycling farther to Rossatz to catch a small ferry to Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionhearted was kept prisoner in 1193. Tonight’s farewell dinner is in a local restaurant within a private, ancient winepress room.

Accommodation: Hotel Raffelsberger Hof, Weissenkirchen
Alternate Accommodation: Kirchenwirt Weissenkirchen, Weissenkirchen
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 26 – 60 km (16 – 37 miles)
Morning
Weissenkirchen to Melk: 26 km (16 miles)
Afternoon
Melk to Weissenkirchen: 34 km (21 miles)

What to Expect: Depart the hotel following an easily rolling bike route along the Danube to the town of Melk this morning.

From Melk, you can return by shuttle to Weissenkirchen after lunch on your own, or ride the Danube’s opposite bank along a dedicated rolling bike path. You’ll pass under the ruins of Aggstein castle en route to Dürnstein. Arriving on the opposite bank in St. Lorenz (at 24 km), you can either ferry across the Danube to your hotel in Weissenkirchen, or continue cycling to Arnsdorf, bicycle ferry crossing the river to Dürnstein, and return along the river back to Weissenkirchen.

After breakfast, transfer to Vienna, arriving at approximately 10:30 a.m. Your room at Hotel Stefanie may not be available until 1:00 p.m., but you can leave your luggage with the reception desk. VBT provides City Information, including recommendations for cafés, restaurants, museums, and transportation. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Vienna. Your hotel is located near the historic “Inner Ring” in the Old Town; many of the Old World palaces and concert halls are easily accessible.

Accommodation: Hotel Stefanie, Vienna
Alternate Accommodation: Hotel Erzherzog Rainer, Vienna
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast*, transfer to the Vienna airport (approximately 30 minutes) for your departing flight**. Please ensure that you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

**Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder” or with the hotel’s reception desk the night before your flight. VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Wed, May 12 to Tue, May 18 - 2021

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At 8:30 a.m., all guests meet the VBT representative at the hotel in Prague, the Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague (Janáckovo nábreží 15, Prague 5; tel: +420 225 994 611), and transfer to Cesky Krumlov in the south of the Czech Republic (approximately 3½ hours, including a stop on the way).

Ceský Krumlov is a unique town in Bohemia, built at a curve of the River Vltava and dripping with medieval authenticity. Its historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992. You’ll arrive at approximately 12:00 p.m. Meet your trip leaders, who provide a quick introduction to the day’s schedule and the town, providing recommendations for lunch on your own.

At 3:00 p.m., return to the hotel and join your trip leaders for a safety and bike-fitting session. Your Prague bike tour officially begins with a small warm-up ride through town and into the countryside. Later, gather with the group for a welcome cocktail reception at your hotel and dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue, Ceský Krumlov
Included Meals: Dinner

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 13 km (8 miles)
Warm-up: 13 km (8 miles)

What to Expect: Follow gentle loop from your hotel out of the center of Ceský Krumlov into the surrounding countryside.

After breakfast, meet our local guide, Standa, and follow him on a short walking tour and introduction to Czech life. Then, board the VBT shuttle for a short ride to a village nearby. Begin cycling through a beautiful and protected landscape and tranquil Czech countryside. Lunch today is near your hotel in Ceský Krumlov.

This afternoon, explore the city center. In addition to strolling Ceský Krumlov’s narrow cobbled streets and enjoying its outdoor cafés, you may choose to visit the town’s gem, the Rosemberg family chateau, dating to 1240. Soak up the atmosphere of this impeccably preserved medieval gem. The gushing Vltava, popular with rafting enthusiasts, darts through the town.

In the evening, find a cozy restaurant where you may enjoy dinner on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue, Ceský Krumlov
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s Ride Choice:
Cumulative Distance Range: 20 km (12 miles)
Morning
Horní Planá to Ceský Krumlov: 20 km (12 miles)

What to Expect: A 30-minute shuttle bus brings you to Horní Planá, a nearby Czech village, the start of this morning’s ride. As you ride, gaze at a typical Czech countryside of alternating farms, meadows and villages. The ride is paved, very limited traffic and mostly flat or downhill.

In the morning, shuttle to the Sumava National Park, the largest national park in the Czech Republic. You’ll start your ride in Cerná v Pošumaví, not far from the German border. An exhilarating bike ride takes you from lakeside scenery through a beautiful forest, far from traffic and villages. At Nove Udoli, you’ll walk into Germany. This unique border crossing was closed in 1945 and reopened some time ago for pedestrians and bicycles only.

Your first Bavarian ride follows a downhill stretch of a former railway track. Bavaria is among Europe’s most beautiful and serene cycling areas. On your way, stop at a beer garden for a typical lunch, prepared by the owner-family. Continue cycling to Waldkirchen, where you then shuttle to the historic Baroque city of Passau, situated at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant, overlooking the romantic Danube River.

Accommodation: Altstadt Hotel Name, Passau
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 18 – 57 km (11 – 35 miles)
Morning
Cerná v Pošumaví to Altreichnau: 39 km (24 miles)
Afternoon
Altreichnau to Waldkirchen: 18 km (11 miles)

What to Expect: Take a private bus shuttle from Ceský Krumlov to the town of Cerná v Pošumaví this morning. From here, you cycle a dedicated bike path through Sumava National Park and cross the German border at Nove Udoli. The bike path follows a former railway bed to lunch at a typical Bavarian tavern, the Loipensstüberl.

After lunch, if you wish, you can continue your descent in Germany, meeting the shuttle at Waldkirchen for your transfer to the German city of Passau.

Enjoy a leisurely cycle along the River Inn, the frontier between Germany and Austria. Start by following the German bike route. At Neuhaus, cross the river to the Austrian town of Schärding with its colorful, Baroque-style burgher houses on two town squares. After exploring Schärding, return to Passau. En route, stop for a delicious picnic lunch on the river’s opposite bank, where the Neuburg fortress looms. Use the rest of the afternoon to explore Passau and shop the flea market and antique shops. You might choose to visit magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Dinner is on your own tonight; you’ll find that Passau offers many dining choices.

Accommodation: Altstadt Hotel Name, Passau
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 35 km (6 – 22 miles)
Morning
Passau to Lunch: 25 km (16 miles)
Afternoon
Lunch to Passau: 10 km (6 miles)

What to Expect: An easy rolling loop departs from your hotel this morning along a dedicated bike path (alternating pavement and gravel) that follows the River Inn in Germany to the Austrian town of Schärding.

After lunch, take the shuttle back to Passau, or continue riding along the riverside bike path back to the center of town.

Start your day with a boating adventure on the most popular river route in Europe. Cruise through the famous Schlögener Schlinge in Austria, where the Danube snakes through steep, forested mountains in a series of sharp and scenic bends. Silence surrounds you, except for the occasional hum of passing barges. (Note: For any tours departing after October 1, cruising is not available and is replaced by a coach transfer.)

Begin cycling at Schlögen and head toward Aschach through a beautiful forest, where you stop for lunch on your own. Follow the Danube bike route to Ottensheim, renowned for its hilltop castle, where you conclude your ride. Here, you’ll transfer by private coach to your hotel at Weissenkirchen, in Austria’s Wachau Valley wine region.

This charming village is dominated by St. Michael’s Church, which dates to 987. There are also many Renaissance buildings with romantic inner courtyards. One of them houses your inviting family-run hotel. Many of Weissenkirchen’s vinegut (winemakers) and wine cellars are located in beautiful, ancient manor houses. Perhaps you’ll savor a famous young heuriger wine in one of these taverns during dinner at your leisure tonight.

Accommodation: Hotel Raffelsberger Hof, Weissenkirchen
Alternate Accommodation: Kirchenwirt Weissenkirchen, Weissenkirchen
Included Meals: Breakfast

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 36 km (6 – 22 miles)
Morning
Schlögen to Aschach: 26 km (16 miles)
Afternoon
Aschach to Ottensheim: 10 km (6 miles)

What to Expect: Today begins with an exciting boat trip along the Danube to the start of your ride in Schlögen. From here, you’ll follow the Danube River Bike Path to Aschach. You may shuttle to Ottensheim after lunch, or continue along the Danube, crossing a huge dam to Ottensheim to meet the bus to your hotel for the next two nights.

Today marks the final full day of your Prague bike tour. In the morning, cycle through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to Melk. The Wachau is one of Austria’s most striking landscapes, featuring a mix of hillside orchards and vineyards among ruined castles, abbeys and churches. In Melk, you may want to visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. Eat lunch on your own here, before cycling along the Danube to the ferry stop in Sankt Lorenz opposite Weissenkirchen.

Opt to continue cycling farther to Rossatz to catch a small ferry to Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionhearted was kept prisoner in 1193. Tonight’s farewell dinner is in a local restaurant within a private, ancient winepress room.

Accommodation: Hotel Raffelsberger Hof, Weissenkirchen
Alternate Accommodation: Kirchenwirt Weissenkirchen, Weissenkirchen
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s Ride Choices:
Cumulative Distance Range: 26 – 60 km (16 – 37 miles)
Morning
Weissenkirchen to Melk: 26 km (16 miles)
Afternoon
Melk to Weissenkirchen: 34 km (21 miles)

What to Expect: Depart the hotel following an easily rolling bike route along the Danube to the town of Melk this morning.

From Melk, you can return by shuttle to Weissenkirchen after lunch on your own, or ride the Danube’s opposite bank along a dedicated rolling bike path. You’ll pass under the ruins of Aggstein castle en route to Dürnstein. Arriving on the opposite bank in St. Lorenz (at 24 km), you can either ferry across the Danube to your hotel in Weissenkirchen, or continue cycling to Arnsdorf, bicycle ferry crossing the river to Dürnstein, and return along the river back to Weissenkirchen.

Your Prague bike tour ends at the Hotel Stefanie in Vienna. Important: Train departures from Vienna prior to 11:00 a.m. are not recommended. If you depart earlier, you are responsible for your own transfer arrangements from the hotel in Weissenkirchen. A taxi ride from the Hotel Stefanie to the Vienna train station costs approximately €15/$25 USD and takes approximately 20 minutes. A taxi ride to the Vienna airport costs approximately €30/$50 USD and takes approximately 40 minutes.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy Your Vacation Longer With Low-Cost Trip Extensions

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2021

2021 Pre-Trip Extension - Prague

2 Nights From $195 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $195

  • 2 nights at the Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague
  • 3-day Prague Transportation Pass
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfer

Depart home for the Czech Republic. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Upon arrival at the Prague airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, you must fill out a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Also, make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags so that your representative can identify you.

Upon leaving customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Your representative welcomes you to Prague and helps you transfer via taxi or van (approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic) to your Prague hotel. If your VBT representative is not immediately in sight, there is a “Meeting Point Column” just outside of the Arrivals gate. Please wait there, as the VBT representative may be transferring with an earlier arrival. They should arrive within 30 minutes of your scheduled arrival. VBT recommends you exchange money in town for a better rate and not at the airport exchange office.

Your hotel room may not be available until after 2:00 p.m. If you arrive early, you may store your luggage with the reception desk. The rest of the day is free to relax or begin your exploration of the city with your included 3-day Prague Transportation Pass.

At the hotel, your VBT representative, Barbra (or her colleague), will be available to offer information about getting around and also about restaurants and sites of interest, as well as purchasing tickets for some of Prague’s many high-quality classical music venues. You will also have the option to book a walking tour of the city (at an additional cost ranging between €32 and €45, with entrance fees included). Barbra’s schedule varies and is dependent on the group members’ arrivals. Her actual schedule will be relayed upon your arrival in Prague.

VBT provides you with City Information that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do during your stay in Prague. You may reach VBT’s local meet and greet representative, Barbra Zukalová, in advance by email at [email protected] to make guided tour reservations in Prague or by phone at +420 602 377 180.

Accommodation: Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, Prague

Explore Prague’s unsurpassed culture and history. You may wish to visit Prague Castle, the city’s most popular site. Originally constructed during the ninth century, the castle has been expanded over the centuries from a wooden fortress surrounded by earthen bulwarks into an imposing citadel. Today, spread over 18 acres (7 hectares), it is the largest ancient castle in the world, averaging 1,870 feet (570 meters) long and 420 feet (128 meters) wide. Among its fascinating mix of architectural styles is a classical Baroque façade dating to the 18th-century reign of Maria Theresa.

Also well worth a visit is the Jewish Quarter of Josefov, named after the Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions there. Located in the Old Town, the Jewish Quarter includes the remains of Prague’s former Jewish ghetto. Since many Jewish people died during World War II or were forced by the Communist regime to leave the country, the current Jewish community in Prague numbers only 5,000 to 6,000 people.

First recorded as early as 1091, the Old Town is the oldest of Prague’s quarters. Its center, the Old Town Square, is dominated by the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady Before Tyn and the Town Hall. You might also wish to explore the “New” Town, founded in the 14th century.

Accommodation: Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, Prague
Included Meals: Breakfast

Spend another day enjoying Prague.

VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.

Accommodation: Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, Prague
Included Meals: Breakfast

Airplane

Air Package Only

2021

2021 Post-Trip Extension - Vienna

2 Nights From $295 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $95

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Stefanie or Hotel Erzherzog Rainer
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfer

Vienna is famous for its museums. You may want to start your discovery of the city at some of the best. The Secession Building is renowned for its architectural design as well as for its Art Nouveau collections. The Kunsthistorisches, rated one of Europe’s finest art museums, has a superb collection of Rubens, along with a large collection of works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. In the evening, enjoy dinner on your own in one of the city’s many fine restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel Stefanie, Vienna
Alternate Accommodation: Hotel Erzherzog Rainer, Vienna
Included Meals: Breakfast

Today, continue your exploration of the city, perhaps visiting the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The school trains both horses and riders according to centuries-old methods and is famous for its Lipizzaner horses. Or spend the afternoon at the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Built in 1279, it remains an impressive tribute to the Habsburgs’ great power and wealth. Today, it houses the offices of the Austrian president, the chapel where the Vienna Boys’ Choir performs, and the hall where the Spanish Riding School’s Lipizzaner stallions amaze their audiences. Another notable sight is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, renowned for its Gothic stonework and the largest bell in Austria. The Schönbrunn Palace Gardens offer symmetrical paths and manicured trees. Be certain to shop at the Nachsmarkt—Austria’s largest and grandest open-air market.

If you’ve already explored the urban charms of Vienna, head for the rolling hills and trails of the Wienerwald or the Prater woods. Beethoven used the Viennese woods for inspiration and often strolled through them while composing music in his head. Strauss also incorporated the woods and their charms into his music. The delightful woods of Vienna are within easy reach of the city.

Accommodation: Hotel Stefanie, Vienna
Alternate Accommodation: Hotel Erzherzog Rainer, Vienna
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast* this morning, transfer to the Vienna airport (approximately 30 minutes) for your departing flight**. Please ensure you are waiting in the hotel reception area at the designated transfer time.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

**Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder” or with the hotel’s reception desk the night before your flight. VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Guest Reviews 285 out of 293 (97%) of reviewers recommend this tour

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