Explore the most fascinating World Heritage Sites
Historical towns, castles and chateaux, churches and cathedrals, recent and ancient history…only in the Czech Republic. Discover intriguing blend of fascinating history in Prague, the beauty of hundreds of spires, home to emperors and kings, artists and astronomers. Visit the medieval town of Kutná Hora, full of charm and mystery or explore the true Bohemian gem of a fairy tale town in Český Krumlov.
Guided city tour, visiting the historic Centre of Prague that represents a supreme manifestation of medieval urbanism. The Old Town Square features various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Church, baroque St. Nicholas Church and its iconic medieval Astronomical Clocks making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.
From Old Town Square heading towards Lesser Town, crossing the famous Charles Bridge, 15th century stone bridge, which is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.
How about exploring Lesser Town on two wheels? Segway tour is just ideal for that as the streets can be quite hilly. Getting to Prague Castle, the world´s largest castle complex, with three main attractions – gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the Vladislav Hall at the Old Royal Palace and Golden Lane, where the author Franz Kafka once lived.
Evening programme would include visiting the National Theatre, National Opera or any other preferred entertainment.
National Stud Farm in Kladruby nad Labem /1 hr from Prague/
is a breeding stable for the Old Kladruby breed of white horses. Visitors can tour the stables, the chateau, and the picturesque setting while riding a Kladruber horse or sitting in a coach. Kladruby nad Labem National Stud Farm has partnered with the Royal Court of Denmark since 1993.
Kutná Hora /30 mins from Kladruby and Labem/,
the city of silver, is situated in the Central Bohemia. Together with a neighbouring town of Sedlec are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The late-gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara serves as a symbol of Kutná Hora in all her visual appeal. St Barbara Cathedral is one of the most famous gothic churches in central Europe and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of the Italian Court, which is a palace in Kutná Hora, former royal mint and treasury. It was named after the Italian experts who were at the forefront of the minting reform. The GASK Gallery of Central Bohemia showcases fine art from the 20th and 21st centuries inside the extensive Baroque Jesuit College.
Late lunch e.g. at the very traditional local restaurant Dačický, which is an Old Bohemian Tavern and Restaurant named after a famous local historical figure Mikuláš Dačický of Heslov a writer and dedicated Renaissance gourmand.
Transfer to The Sedlec Abbey /4km/ followed by a tour of The Sedlec Abbey that it is the oldest part of Kutná Hora, including the Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary, which contains the remains of about 40 000 people. The largest collections of bones are arranged in the form of bells in the four corners of the chapel.
Holašovice /2 hrs and 15 mins from Kutná Hora/
is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a traditional central European village. It has a large number of outstanding 18th- and 19th-century vernacular buildings in a style known as ‘South Bohemian folk Baroque’, and preserves a ground plan dating from the Middle Ages, which even ensured inclusion of Holašovice in the UNESCO world heritage list.
Český Krumlov /30 mins from Holašovice
is one of the most beautiful historical European towns, inscribed on the UNESCO list of world cultural and natural heritage sites. Its historic centre is situated on the banks of the Vltava river. The town was built around 13th century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It is an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to ist peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.
Guided tour of Český Krumlov Castle, second largest castle and chateau complex in the Czech Republic, concentrates on the original castle interiors from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Original wall paintings and wooden panel ceilings are from the second half of the 16th century. On the last, fifth, courtyard there is the Baroque Chateau Theatre. It is one of the two well-preserved theatres in Europe. In the theatre you can still see not only the preserved stage, auditorium, orchestra pit or stage machinery but also costumes and props. You should not miss out on the marvellous chateau garden from the Baroque era, either.
Visit the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, the studio exposition is about the authenticity, its wealth of unique period images, post-cards and glass-plate negatives, and the well-preserved, functioning cameras, enlargers and darkroom equipment. This outstanding collection is enhanced even further by Seidel’s personal notes, diaries, customer records, and the original furniture and fixtures in the house.
The Egon Schiele Art Centre with an exhibition documenting the life and work of Egon Schiele, now used as a studio for young resident artists.