T5 - Highlights of South Moravia


Day 01

Arrival to Prague, transfer to hotel.

Day 02

Cesky SternberkBoard the coach and depart to Cesky Sternberk - a Gothic castle from the mid-13th century. The historical interiors feature rich stucco and painted decorations and valuable furnishings. The exhibit features a collection of copper-engravings dating back to the Thirty Years´ War and a collection of the 17th century miniatures – the so-called "Dutch silver".

Following the tour you will continue to Brno – the second largest town in the country and Moravia´s traditional capital. The city's skyline is dominated by the Spilberk castle, where an early-Gothic palace with two chapels is still standing. Later on, the castle was converted into a baroque fortress, and in the 19th century, it became known as the infamous "Jail of Nations". The Petrov hill is topped by the Gothic cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul. Overnight in Brno.

Day 03

KromerizFull day trip to Slavkov (chateau and a famous battlefield from 1805 - the so called "battle of three emperors" in which Napoleon defeated the armies of the Russian Tsar and Austrian Emperor took place here) and to Kromeriz. In the 18th century the town with its chateau and beautiful parks became a residence of the archbishops of Olomouc.

The chateau picture gallery concentrates master-pieces of European painters of the 15th-18th centuries, such as Tizian, Lucas Cranach, Hans von Aachen, Paolo Veronese - this collection is one of the most valuable one in Bohemia. Chateau garden is listed in UNESCO World Heritage register. Overnight in Brno.

Day 04

LedniceOption 1
After breakfast we depart for a full day trip to
Lednice — Valtice Area. The romantic Lednice chateau is situated in the extent natural area on the embankment of the Dyje river (the Lednice park has been nicknamed "Garden of Europe" or "Garden of Paradise"). Lednice has been the residential seat of the Lichtenstein family. You will also enjoy a romantic cruise through the chateau park. Following the tour depart for Mikulov – this charming town is a centre of wine-growing region. The Lichtenstein chateau, Church of St. John the Baptist and Holly Hill are some of the outstanding monuments. A former jewish ghetto is also worth-seeing. Overnight in Brno

Option 2
Board the coach and depart for a full day trip to Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic. Bratislava has always been a flourishing and prosperous town. In the 16th century Bratislava became the capital and coronation town of the Hungarian Kingdom and the place, where the crown jewels were kept.

You will enjoy city tour including all major sights in town – Castle, St.Martin Cathedral, National Theatre, Palffy Palace, Michael's Gate, Old City hall. Overnight in Brno.

Day 05

JaromericeDepart for Znojmo with a stop enroute to visit the chateau in Jaromerice. The baroque castle with a dome of St. Margaret parish church is one of the largest in Europe. After tour re-board the coach and depart for Znojmo, the town of wine. We enjoy the visit to one of the wine-cellars and taste the delicious local wines.

Day 06

TrebicBegin the day with the short visit to Znojmo including town's underground, belonging to unique historic sights not only in Czech Republic but also within Central Europe. The system of underground passageways and cellars is almost 27km long and has up to 4 storeys.

Board the coach and depart for Prague with a stop enroute to visit Trebic - the town of uncommon religious sights, the most famous of which is the Basilica of St.Procope.

The town used to belong to the important centres of Jewish culture in Moravia. The uniquely preserved Jewish Town remains a witness of the coexistence of the Jews and the Christians. Overnight in Prague.

Day 07

Full day city tour in Prague including all major sights in Prague—Castle, Old Town, Jewish Ghetto, Charles Bridge, Little Quarter.

Day 08

Transfer to airport.