Czech Republic Tours
Western tourism in the Czech republic is comparatively new. Democratic since the 1989 'Velvet Revolution', its capital Prague was once something of a traveller's secret, with breathtaking medieval buildings, handsome residents and beer cheaper than cola. Today, one of Europe's most picturesque cities is also one of its most visited. It comes as little surprise that the country that gave the world Pilsner and the original Budweiser (fine ... and Dvorak and Kafka) is also the world's highest per-capita beer drinkers in the world (160 litres a year, since you asked). So whether you're in a trendy cafe in Prague or a raising a glass with villagers in Moravia, this is the place to develop a taste for the golden brew.
This epic cross-European adventure offers an intriguing combination of Central Europe's castles and romantic squares with the Balkan's own historic towns and wondrous landscapes. But this trip isn't a cobweb-enshrouded history tour—you'll connect with village life, immerse yourself in urban centres and get active with outdoor pursuits, including kayaking in Montenegro and hiking through diverse country. With 29-days devoted to this journey, this is your chance to discover what still feels like a well-kept secret.
Highlights: Wander beautiful medieval cities, hike in the Carpathian Mountains, kayak the Bay of Kotor, hike to an undersea winery on the Dalmatian island of Hvar, marvel at the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian in Split
The Best of Eastern Europe (EABE)
From fairytale Czech towns to Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, experience the unique culture, food and history of Eastern Europe. This 2-week trip through six Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches and romantic town squares. Indulge in Berlin’s café culture and Prague’s beer, explore a village in the Tatra Mountains and float down river on a raft.
Highlights: Wander beautiful medieval cities, hike in the High Tatra Mountains, explore world-class museums, savor the café culture, soak in Budapest's famous baths, experience Krakow's eastern charm