Castles on the River Vltava and Other Sights in 6 DAYS

6 day round trip

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DAY 1
Nelahozeves castle, the private boat trip to the castle click on: Nelahozeves castle
Melnik castle and wine-tasting click on: Melnik castle
overnight in Melnik
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 2
Dobris castle click on: Dobris castle
Holy Mountain pilgrimage place click on: Catholic pilgrim site the Holy Mountain in Pribram
Vojna communist labour camp click on: Vojna communist labour camp
Breznice castle click on: Breznice castle
Orlik castle click on: click on: Orlik castle
overnight in Orlik
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Orlik castle click on: click on: Orlik castle
Zvikov castle click on: click on: Zvikov castle
Tabor medieval town click on: Tabor - a Hussite medieval town and Klokoty monastery pilgrimage Catholic site
overnight in Tabor
8 hour round trip

DAY 4
Hluboka castle click on: Hluboka castle
Budweiser brewery click on: Brewery Budweiser Budvar and Ceske Budejovice town
Cesky Krumlov medieval town and castle (UNESCO) click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 hour round trip

DAY 5
Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town click on: Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town protected by UNESCO
Vyssi brod monastery click on: Vyssi Brod Monastery
Rozmberk castle click on: click on: Rozmberk castle
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 hour round trip

DAY 6
Trebon medieval town click on: Trebon castle and medieval town
Jemniste castle click on: click on: Jemniste castle
Konopiste castle click on: Konopiste castle
Military museum click on: Military open air museum
back to Prague
8 hour round trip

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DAY 1
Nelahozeves castle, the private boat trip to the castle
This castle has returned to the private ownership of the Lobkowicz family. There is the permanent exhibition entitled Private Spaces: A Noble Family at Home. The village is the birthplace of renowned composer Antonin Dvorak. It is open every day except Mondays. This installation at Nelahozeves Castle reflects how an ancient and influential noble family lived in one of their principal castles in the countryside. A series of twelve newly installed period rooms features the present dining room and also includes bedrooms, a music room, the Prince’s smoking room, the family chapel, as well as a library in which treasures from the Lobkowicz archives are exhibited.

Melnik castle and wine-tasting
Melnik is the center of Czech wine production. You can taste the local wine in the castle cellars and see several of the castle’s rooms. Also interesting is the ossuary of the cathedral by the castle. It is open every day.
overnight in Melnik
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 2
Dobris castle
This lovely rococo chateau dates from the 18th century. Once appropriated by the Union of Communist Writers, whose ghosts are still wondering around the chateau rooms how the guides witness, it was returned to its rightful owners, the Colloredo-Mansfelds in 1998 and is now a private residence open to the public. We can arrange for you the night private tour of the cheateu after a reservation in advance, it is open also in winter.

Holy Mountain pilgrimage place
This trip takes you to the Svata hora (“Holy Mountain“) complex, a 17th century building featuring a statue of the Virgin Mary, which is the focus of a coronation ceremony every year. The building is accessed by the famous Svata Hora stairway leading up from Pribram town.

Vojna communist labour camp
Nearly 250,000 political prisoners were interned in labour camps like Vojna during the communist regime after WWII. Come with us to visit this country´s first memorial to these victims open to the public.

Breznice castle and medieval town
The medieval town laying on the Golden path, by which way salt was first imported to the Czech lands from the direction of Pasau in the middle ages. The chateau is the place of love story of Ferdinand of Tyrol and Filipina Wesser, that secretely married in the castle in 1557. Also worth paying attention to is the stone bridge across the Vltava with sculptured Baroque ornamentation or remmants of "The Holy Way" to Pribram.

Orlik castle
overnight in Orlik
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP

DAY 3
Orlik castle
The castle Orlik is built by the Vlatava river. The last owners - the Schwarzenberks - got the castle back in the restitutions after the end of the Communism. Perched upon a rock above the left-hand Vltava bank , Orlik castle derived its name from the resemblance to an eagle´s nest. This former royal Gothic castle is located above the valley of Vltava, surrounded by Orlicka dam. The Schwarzenbergs had it rebuilt to a Romanesque-Gothic chateau. The sightseeing path introduces visitors to the history of the chateau, the life of its inhabitants, it shows collections of paintings, furniture, weapons, hunting tropheys and a set of awards and medals which the chateau´s proprietors received for various merits.

Zvikov castle
The unique and dramatic natural setting of headland on the confluence of the Vltava and Otava Rivers, which was only accessible along a narrow isthmus and whose rocky side walls were almost vertical until water was let in the dam lake of Orlik, made it ideal building site from the defence point of view. Reconstructions having not damaged too much the castle´s original appearance, the 13th century Zvikov is a unique example of a large royal fortified castle of that glorious period of Czech history.

Tabor
The old medieval town from the 14th century Hussite times. The medieval underground passages , totalling around 14km in length , originating in the linking of the extensive two and three storey cellars of the townhouses above. The temperature underground varies around 10 degrees C/ 50 degrees F all year.
overnight in Tabor
8 hour round trip

DAY 4
Hluboka castle
Overlooking the River Vltava , there is the monumental structure of the romantic Hluboka Castle. The Castle was built around the middle of the 13th century and later purchased by the Schwarzenberk family, it was rebuilt several times. The latest modification in the Romantic style of the so-called Winsdor Gothic carried out between 1839 and 1871 transformed Hluboka into a representative residence of the Schwarzenberks. Representative interiors contain rare collections of Flemish tapestries, weapons, furniture and paintings. This is the most beautiful castle in the Czech Republic.

Ceske Budejovice and Budweiser brewery
Ceske Budejovice, the regional capital of South Bohemia, was founded in 1265 by the Czech King Premysl Otakar II. The town is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Vltava and Malse in open country. In the centre of the town there is a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. Perhaps the best known enterprises here are the Budvar brewery and the KOH-I-NOOR pencil factory. It is possible to tour the Budvar ( Budweiser ) brewery and taste the original Budvar-Budweiser ( 12% proof ) in some of the local pubs. During the tour you will hear about the process for beer production which uses the excellent local water drawn from the artesian wells more than 300 m deep, you will see how the fresh mash and wort originate and how the full taste and smell of the beer develops with a characteristic for long-lasting foam using original Budvar yeast . Besides the premium lager, Budvar produces three other kinds of lighter and alcohol-free beer with a speciality of extra strong beer namely Bud that is 16% proof . Budvar has about 250 trademarks registred in more than 80 countries .

Cesky Krumlov medieval town and castle (UNESCO)
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 hour round trip

DAY 5
Cesky Krumlov castle and medieval town
UNESCO NUMBER ONE IN EUROPE
Cesky Krumlov is situated on the River Vltava with the ancient town center on one bank and the castle ground on the other bank. The landmark of the panorama of the town is Cesky Krumlov Castle which consists of two parts: the Lower castle with a round tower (built in the 13th century) and the Upper castle, built in the 14th century. The castle was expanded several times. Later, the owners made some Baroque modifications: the chapel was rebuilt, masquerade hall decorated and a new manor theatre built. After Prague Castle, it is the second most outstanding castle in the Czech Republic. The magnificent interiors of the castle are open to the public (historical interiors--two sight-seeing routes). The castle´s viewing tower and exhibition rooms are also open to the public. You can also see the Museum of the famous painter Egon Schiele in the town.

Vyssi brod monastery
Come to see the ancient monastery with its church and baroque monastic library. The monastery dates back to the 13th century. The Cistercian Abbeys Vyssi Brod (Hohenfurth) in Bohemia is one of the last Cistercian monasteries that once existed in the historical lands of the present-day Czech Republic. Their cultural impact is inseparable from the history of these lands.

Rozmberk castle
The Rozmberk castle was founded in the first half of the 13th century. The castle was opened to the public in the middle of the 19th century as one of the first museums in Bohemia. From time of the first owners, the Rosenbergs, survived the Renaissance graffito decoration of the outside facades with beautiful painted decorations of the interiors.
overnight in Cesky Krumlov
8 hour round trip

DAY 6
Trebon
The town Trebon lies in the heart of Trebon basin, this rolling countryside, with its thick forests and innumerable ponds and lakes, forms a special environment of its own. The building of artificial creeks and ponds spread out over several periods has given the Trebon area a unique form, for which it has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The town dates back to the 12th century. The 16th and the 17th centuries saw the greatest years of prosperity for the town, particularly during the period of the Lords of Rozmberks and the noble family Schwarzenbergs, their Neo-Gothic Tomb is a three-stote building and it is possible to see if booked in advance. The castle Trebon was built in the years 1562-1611, the Rozmberks as well as the Schwarzenbergs rooms are all open to the public. There is also the archive of the region in one part of the castle, the oldest document dates from 1184. Rare, well-preserved town walls with bastions and four town gates, the Zlata stoka (the Golden Canal, long 45,5 km ) and the Svet Pond ( the Pond World ) were part of very unique defensive system, built in the 16th century. The Trebon Fisheries is the largest producer of fish in The Czech Republic. The enterprise has at its disposal 6,876 hectars of fish ponds. The largest pond at Rozmberk is 658 ha. The Spa is based on a basic natural resource of mud and peat . Rehabilitation and therapy is aimed at the treatment of limbs. The Trebon Brewery was established in 1379 , the production of the beer Bohemia Regent is possible to see after booking ahead. The castle and the Schwarzenbergs tomb are open from April till October from Tuesday till Sunday . During winter time booking ahead is necessary. The spa - relaxing bath and massage are available - booking ahead ( 1-2 weeks) is necessary. The brewery is open to the public - booking ahead is necessary.

Jemniste castle
Jemniste is first mentioned in 1381, when the estate belonged to Benes of Cimburk. He then adopted the name of the local village of Jemniste. The building was of course not the château of today, but a fort which was surrounded by a moat. The fort can be still seen in the nearby village.

Konopiste castle
This castle was the last residence of the archduke Franz Ferdinand d´Este, who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914 along with his Czech wife, the event that started World War I. It houses valuable art collections and the third largest armoury in Europe. A viewing of the private rooms of Franz Ferdinand´s family is a highlight and must be booked in advance. It is closed in winter.

Military open air technical museum
Since 1996, former artillery barracks near Tynec town have been housing the exposition of the Military Technical Museum of the Military Historical Institute of Prague. Currently, the museum´s collections consist of more than 450 historical tanks, cannons, motorcycles, armoured fighting vehicles , military trucks and personnel vehicles from 1890 up to now.
back to Prague
8 hour round trip

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