Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe - Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland

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Highlights

• Explore the countries of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland
• Visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• 9 nature hikes, including Bohemian Paradise, the Giant Mountains, Eagle Mountains (Czech Republic); Orava and High Tatra Mountains (Slovakia)
• See Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau and folk architecture

Fact File

• 15 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Prague, Czech Republic and finish in Krakow, Poland
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 3

 

Eastern Europe is a fascinating place with great history and culture, lovely little medieval towns, picturesque landscapes and hospitable people. On our adventure, we see the best of three old European countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland; including 8 prominent UNESCO sites boasting riches of cultural heritage and well-preserved architectural monuments. There are, however, many hidden gems in this region yet to be discovered by crowds of tourists, and it is this variety that makes our adventure so special.

Immerse yourself in Prague and Krakow, two jewels among cities, and indulge in the captivating beauty of rock formations and deep gorges in Prachov. Climb to the ruins of the impressive Trosky Castle, proudly perched atop a volcanic monolith, and inspect ingenious historical military structures in Dobrosov.

Take a guided visit in a world-renowned Renaissance palace in Litomysl, admire a set of public fountains and the huge Trinity Column in Olomouc, wander among ancient picturesque houses with thatched roofs in the open-air-museum in Roznov, and hike in the grandeur of the Slovak mountain scenery.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Krakow is Poland's historical capital. Walk through the Old Town and the famous Royal Wawel Castle, the home of Poland's monarchy for centuries. Explore an optional day trip to the fascinating Wielizka Salt Mines, and the profound experience of Auschwitz.

Highlights of our Prague to Krakow adventure are impressively blended with a series of nine hikes through stunning, undulating landscapes rich in floral scenery and rural villages. Our active adventure ends in Krakow.

FROM: $5995

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY

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Accommodations

Comfortable hotels with private bathroom facilities.

Comfort notes

There are 9 hikes, some inclines but no significant elevation gain. Trail surfaces can be uneven and stony.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic
Day 2: Prague - Castle, Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock, Old Jewish Quater
Day 3: St. Nicolas Church, Lunch Cruise, to Jicin
Day 4: Bohemian Paradise - Prachov Rocks and Trosky Castle
Day 5: Foothills of Giant Mountains, Allegorical statues of Kuks
Day 6: Eagle Mountains hike, WWII military stronghold in Dobrosov
Day 7: UNESCO towns of Litomysl and Olomouc
Day 8: Wallachian Open-Air Museum, Hike to Radhost, to Slovakia
Day 9: Hiking in the Orava Mountains, Orava Castle
Day 10: The High Tatras Mountains, UNESCO Town of Levoca
Day 11: Zehra to Spissky Castle
Day 12: Dunajec River Ride, to Krakow, Poland
Day 13: Auschwitz
Day 14: Krakow Sightseeing, Royal Wawel Castle and Wieliczka Salt Mine
Day 15: Depart Krakow
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