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.
Eastern Europe Past & Present (EDEED)
Central Europe is the crossroads of a continent and has the castles, palaces and monuments to prove it. This 12-day tour offers the chance to get a buzz in contemporary Berlin and connect with history in medieval Český Krumlov. You'll visit marketplaces, grand opera houses and gothic cathedrals for a taste of culture that transcends eras. And while full of included activities, you have plenty of free time to make this region your own. Empires may rise and fall but the spirit of this region is immutable.
Highlights: Being moved by the opera house in Vienna, Pulling back the now-fallen Iron Curtain and exploring the history of Central Europe, Wandering the cobbled lanes of medieval Český Krumlov and Prague, Retracing the rise and fall of communism, Discovering hidden courtyards in Budapest.
The Best of Eastern Europe (EABE)
From fairytale Czech towns to the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest, 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 Tatra Mountains' village and float down river on a raft.
Highlights: Wandering beautiful medieval cities, Hiking in the High Tatra Mountains, Exploring world-class museums, Savoring the café culture.