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Na co se můžeš těšit

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Prague Castle without crowds of tourists
  • Welcome Gala Dinner in a fine restaurant
  • Visits to charming, historic villages in countryside
  • Meeting with local artisans and women
  • Visit to castle in southern Bohemia
  • Cooking Czech specialties
  • Creation of chocolate balls at popular bakery
  • Visit to farmers' markets 
  • Workshop on jewelry production
  • Cooking traditional Czech marmalades


St 19.09


St 26.09

Pobyt je zrušen

O pobytu

The Czech Republic is not just Prague and the Prague Castle.  Full of spires, arches, cobblestone lanes and a culture as rich as its architecture, it is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit.

On this trip, we will show you Prague without the crowds, the idyllic Czech countryside with its magnificient castles and enchanting villages, and the wonderful crafts developed by the Czech people over centuries. We will live at the foot of Prague Castle, both cook and dine with a Czech chef in her home to learn about traditional Czech food, spend a sweet day making divine chocolate balls at Katka's, discover the secrets of the award-winning Czech jam and create beautiful jewelry. We will enjoy the atmosphere of the farmers' markets in Prague, taste fresh and authentic food, explore the beautiful chambers of a fairytale castle and explore the South Bohemian countryside with its magical power.

With more castles per capita than any other country in Europe and a thriving community of artisans, the Czech Republic is a fascinating place to visit. Come travel with us to enjoy all the wonderful sights, both old and new.  

Podrobné informace

Středa 19. září

Transfer from airport at your arrival time. Welcome to Prague, meeting of all participants at the hotel no later than 16:30, check-in. Walk from Mala Strana via Charles Bridge and Old Town Square to the restaurant, where a welcome dinner will be prepared for us. After dinner, we return by public transport to the hotel - overnight

  • Dinner included

Čtvrtek 20. září

Light breakfast in the hotel. We will begin our day at Vysehrad, which is where Prague was first settled over 1000 years ago. The Vysehrad complex consists of a fortress, royal residence, churches and many mysterious legends.  Sitting atop dramatic cliffs, it offers stunning views of Prague, the Vltava and the Bohemian countryside. In the morning light, we can take beautiful photographs of the vista before walking down to the river and enjoying a tram ride towards the castle district.

Before touring the castle grounds, we will meander through the cobblestone streets of the most charming neighborhood in Prague located just below the castle. There are many cozy bistros and old world cafes where can we can relax and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon (around 17:00), we will journey to a home in Prague to have a cooking experience. We will be able to participate in the preparation of the dinner, share our experiences, and finish with a common meal and dinner. After dinner, we will return the hotel for the night.

  • Breakfast included. Lunch not included. Dinner included.

Pátek 21. září

After a light breakfast, we will go to Prague's Vršovice district, where an energetic and smiling baker will be waiting for us at her popular Prague bakery.  She will teach us how to make her original fruit and chocolate balls. We will start by tasting the cakes to capture a sense of this unique dessert, and then create them ourselves. The bakery will also arrange a light lunch for us during the visit and give us a box of our homemade chocolate balls as a reminder of our sweet morning.  

After a creative and tasty morning, we will explore the royal district of Vinohrady with its beautiful architecture, vineyards and parks. The heart of Vinohrady is Namesti Miru (Peace Square), one of the prettiest squares in Prague with its pregistigous art-nouveau theater, impressive National House, neo-gothic towers of St Ludmila church, and the colorful neo-Renaissance buildings that surround the square.  Vinohrady is famous for its Easter and Christmas markets, wine harvest celebrations and its year-round vibrant cafes, wine shops and beer garden. 

For the latter half of the afternoon and evening, you can continue to explore Vinohrady, Old Town or have a rest.  We will offer plenty of recommendations for sightseeing, shopping and dinner options to suit your taste and mood.

  • Breakfast included. Lunch included. Dinner not included.

Sobota 22. září

We will spend the morning in Prague and then take a train to the Czech countryside. In the morning, we will soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Naplavka, an area along the embankment of the Vltava River that has a large Saturday market as well as boats docked featuring restaurants, cafes and river activities. The people of Prague flock to the market every Saturday morning to shop, taste delicacies, meet friends and enjoy the riverside. You are welcome to enjoy lunch at the market or perhaps go to one of the floating restaurants further up the river. 

After soaking up the festivities at the market, we make our journey to Šumava with its idyllic forests, rolling hills and charming villages. Departure will be between 13-14 hrs.

Upon arrival at our village, we will check-in to the beautiful guest house on the town square. We will relax and then go to at a restaurant which will serve delcious Czech meals including fresh fish caught in the sparkling, clean rivers of Sumava. After dinner, we will return to our guest house for the overnight stay.

  • Breakfast included. Lunch not included. Dinner not included.

Neděle 23. září

Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to the fairytale castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou. We will participate in a tour during where we will see the private rooms, parlours and unique collections of one of Europe’s most impressive castles. After touring the interior of the castle, we will study and admire the massive exterior of the building with its wrought-iron and golden gates and wander through the impressive, gardens overlooking the pristine Czech countryside. Our walk will take us to a beautifully-restored chateau adjacent to the castle grounds for a delicious lunch in a restaurant renowned for its fresh ingredients and personal touch.

Following our lunch experience, we will return to the village where an award-winning chef and artisan will be waiting for us in the local art gallery.  She will teach us the unique skill and trade of jewelry design and production developed by Czech women in the Sumava region. After the lesson, we will create the jewelry by ourselves under her guidance and assistance. She will also introduce us to the next day’s lesson by giving us a taste of her award-winning marmalades.

That evening, dinner will be prepared for us by the local brewery and delivered to the gallery for a unique dining experience. We can also continue to create our jewelry during this time. A quiet and restful night will be awaiting us at the guest house.

  • Breakfast included. Lunch not included. Dinner included.

Pondělí 24. září

After breakfast in the hotel, we will set out to explore a traditional South Bohemian village of Holašovice, which is surrounded by Baroque farms, and has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is truly a magical place to visit. Nearby, there is the mysterious Czech "Stonehenge" which we will have the opportunity to visit as well. After working up an appetite, we will stop for lunch at a restaurant of typical southern Bohemia-style architecture and food.

In the afternoon, we will eagerly return to the guesthouse where we will learn to make our own magic with jam under the guidance of the winner of the World's Original Marmalade Awards 2017.  We will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in her course, which she has prepared just for us!  We will cook the marmalade, receive the award-winning recipe and take home two jars of this Czech delicacy.

While the marmalade simmers, we will tour the brewery and learn about the essential ingredients for high-quality beer...another Czech delicacy! After the brewery tour, we will sit down for a hearty meal and a “pivo” (Czech word for beer) for a festive dinner.

  • Breakfast included. Lunch not included. Dinner not included.

Úterý 25. září

After breakfast we will say goodbye to our idyllic village and return to Prague. On the journey, we can continue to learn and ask questions about the life and history of the Czech Republic. Once we arrive back in Prague, we will say goodbye to the guide, and you can use the rest of the day exploring the 14th century fairytale city. We will offer recommendations for shopping, museums and further sightseeing.  Accommodation at the hotel.

  • Breakfast included. Lunch not included. Dinner not included.

Středa 26. září

After breakfast, check out and departure to the airport by departure time

  • Breakfast included.

Středa 19. září - Sobota 22. září


  • The modern interior with classicist elements was designed by famous architect Borek Sipek and designer Barbora Skorpilova. Hotel offers standard rooms which are very cozy and suitable for everyone who appreciates comfort and functionality. Rooms offer a queen size bed or twin bed, free Wi-Fi, free exclusive bathroom cosmetics, safety deposit box, satellite TV and a minibar.

Sobota 22. září - Úterý 25. září

  • Prachatice
  • Luxury apartments.. There are 3 apartments. Rooms offer a double queen bed. The fitted kitchenette has all appliances inc. washer/dryer, oven/microwave, fridge/freezer & crockery/cutlery. The fridge is filled with regional foods breakfast package. Option of the breakfast served in the cellar kitchenette. Fresh-bakery products every morning. Electric bikes, Wi-Fi connection, satellite TV, baby cot are available free. Non-smoking environment.

Úterý 25. září - Středa 26. září


  • The modern interior with classicist elements was designed by famous architect Borek Sipek and designer Barbora Skorpilova. Hotel offers standard rooms which are very cozy and suitable for everyone who appreciates comfort and functionality. Rooms offer a queen size bed or twin bed, free Wi-Fi, free exclusive bathroom cosmetics, safety deposit box, satellite TV and a minibar.
  • Information about the journey you will receive 2 weeks prior arrival
  • Buy air ticket to Prague
  • Entry visa (if you need)
  • Travel Insurance
  • 3 nights accomodation in Prague in historic Mala Strana
  • 3 nights accomodation in Prachatice, Sumava region
  • 1 night accomodation in Prague in historic Malá Strana
  • Welcome gala dinner
  • Boarding program
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • 3-day public transport ticket in Prague
  • Breakfast daily, 3 dinners (including gala dinner) and 1 lunch; vegetarian options available
  • Air-conditioned minibus according to the program
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees to monuments included in itinerary
  • Cooking with local chef
  • Course on production of chocolate balls and cakes
  • Jewelry production workshop
  • Course on marmalade cooking
  • Visit and tour of a fairytale castle
  • Food (when not stated in the program)
  • Airfare (we can arrange at your request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa
  • City tax
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