Czech Republic Information

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The Czech is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the northwest and west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. Prague, the capital, is the largest city, with 1.3 million residents. The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia and Moravia, and Czech Silesia.

The Czech state, known in English as Bohemia until the early 20th century, Prague is the main international airport in the country. In 2010, it handled 11.6 million passengers, which makes it the fifth busiest airport in Central and Eastern Europe. The largest ski resort in the Krušné Mountains, Klínovec Ski resort , has been going through big changes for several years. Over the years the slopes there have been extended and expanded with artificial snow and ski lifts replaced by modern 4-person chair lifts. This year's novelty is a cable car with an orange bubble cover on the slopeJáchymovská. In the new part of the area on the south side a new ski slope was also built, which by Czech standards is very unique with its parameters - because the new Jáchymov slope measures 3 km, UNESCO cultural heritage list are not bestowed lightly; there are less than a thousand in the whole world but you can find twelve of them in the Czech Republic. Apart from the historical centre of Prague, Český Krumlov, Kutná Hora and Telč these for example include the Functionalist Villa Tugendhat in Brno designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the historical gardens and chateau in Kroměříž and the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk steeped in symbolism in Zdar nad Sázavou. A winter rush in powdery snow – that is true winter in the Czech ski centres. You will discover something new here every year, ranging from stylish hotels, restaurants and cafes right on the slopes, right through to ski mountaineering trails – for example in Šumava and in the Krkonoše Mountains! Take a trip on cross-country skis along one of the many prepared cross-country skiing trails and why not also try the longest ice skating track in the world at Lipno! If you prefer sledging, you will certainly enjoy yourself on the Zvonková cesta from Černá hora to Janské Lázně!

 Climate 

The coldest month is usually January, followed by February and December. During these months, there is usually snow in the mountains and sometimes in the major cities and lowlands. During March, April and May, the temperature usually increases rapidly, especially during April, when the temperature and weather tends to vary widely during the day. Spring is also characterized by high water levels in the rivers, due to melting snow with occasional flooding.

The warmest month of the year is July, followed by August and June. On average, summer temperatures are about 20 °C (68 °F) – 30 °C (86 °F) higher than during winter. Summer is also characterized by rain and storms.

Tourism in Czech Republic

 Skip the highly touristy Europe nations such as UK, France and Switzerland and embark on an enriching experience of Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic with fully guided tours of their capital cities - Vienna, Budapest and Prague, respectively. Tour architectural masterpieces such as the Hungarian Parliament Building; unique symbols of European culture such as the Szechenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest and Schonbrunn and Hofburg Habsburg Palaces in Vienna; and experience the Royal Route Walk in Prague.  Schonbrunn Palace, a 1441-room former Imperial palace and summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Born as a country retreat of Empress Maria Theresa, the palace boasts luxurious rooms, luxury apartments and magnificent gardens and is one of the finest baroque palaces in Europe . In Prague you can opt for Wenceslas Square in the Prague Historic Centre, a World Heritage Site. Founded as the horse market in the Middle Ages, this square is an important economic and cultural hub of the city. The tour continues through Avenue Na Prikopech, an avenue lined with shops and cafes, to the Republic Square, another busy city square located in-between the Old Town and the New Town. Popular landmarks here include the Municipal House or Town Hall - an important structure with salons, concert halls and restaurants. Next, we enter the Powder Gate, one of the 13 gates of Prague Old City and the gate through which the crowned king used to pass during his procession. Walk the ''Royal Route'' through Celetna, one of the oldest streets of the city with baroque palaces and modern architectural masterpieces such as the Cubist House of the Black Madonna. Theatre Stavovske or the Estates Theatre; ''Karolinum''- one of the oldest dormitories in Central Europe and the seat of the Charles University; the Charles Bridge; and the Old Town Square with its architectural landmarks such as the St Nicholas Church and the Astronomical Clock.

Food 

Czech cuisine is marked by a strong emphasis on meat dishes. Pork is quite common; beef and chicken are also popular. Goose, duck, rabbit and wild game are served. Fish is rare, with the occasional exception of fresh trout and carp, which is served at Christmas. The most romantic include Château Mcely or Sychrov. Prague is literally bursting with many quality and designer hotels; you will surely find something. You can take in the atmosphere of the beginning of the last century at the Art Nouveau Hotel Paris, while a modern interior is available, for example, in the Hotel Josef, which owes its shape to the well-known Czech architect Eva Jiricna.

 

Prague CastleImage Credit: Cristian N. MORMOLOC / Flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0 / cropped

Czech Republic

A staggering ninety percent of foreign tourists visiting Czechoslovakia never strayed from the environs of the Czech capital, Prague. While that no longer holds true, Prague is still the main focus of most people’s trips to the Czech Republic, certainly English-speaking tourists. Of course, much of the attention heaped on Prague is perfectly justified.Prague is the perfect launching pad from which to explore the rolling hills and forests of Bohemia, at their most unspoilt in South Bohemia, whose capital is České Budějovice, a grid-plan medieval city and home to the original Budweiser beer.

Moravia, the eastern province of the Czech Republic, is every bit as beautiful as Bohemia, though the crowds here thin out significantly. The largest city, Brno, has its own peculiar pleasures – not least its interwar functionalist architecture – and gives access to the popular Moravian karst region, or Moravský kras, plus a host of other nearby castles and chateaux. To the north, Olomouc is perhaps Moravia’s most charming city, more immediately appealing than Brno, and just a short step away from the region’s highest mountains, the Jeseníky in Moravian Silesia, and the Beskydy, renowned for their folk architecture.

03 Nights / 04 Days Taste Of Prague

Vltava, PragueImage Credit: che / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 2.5

Destinations Covered

Prague

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Prague

Arrival to Prague, private transfer from the airport to the hotel, evening free at leisure, overnight.

Day 02: City Tour

Morning Grand City Tour, afternoon free at leisure, in the evening dinner at the Indian restaurant, overnight.

Day 03: Black Light Theatre

Morning free at leisure, evening Black Light Theatre performance, overnight.

Day 04: Departure

Private transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Inclusions:

  • Private arrival and departure transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation in standard room on BB basis
  • Grand City Tour (half day excursion)
  • 1x Indian dinner in restaurant Taj Mahal or similar
  • Information materials about Prague
  • Discount voucher for purchase of Czech cut glass
  • 1x Black Light Theatre ticket or Organ concert ticket at St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Delivery of the vouchers and information materials to the hotel reception upon arrival

03 Nights / 04 Days Family Holiday in Prague

Dancing HouseImage Credit: Pedro Szekely / Flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0

Destinations Covered

Prague, Liberec

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Prague

Arrival to Prague, private transfer from the airport to the hotel, evening free at leisure, overnight.

Day 02: City Tour

Morning Grand City Tour, afternoon free at leisure, in the evening dinner at the Indian restaurant, overnight.

Day 03: Liberec

Full day excursion to Babylon centre Liberec, overnight.

Day 04: Departure

Private transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Inclusions:

  • Private arrival and departure transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation in Aquapalace Hotel Prague – Direct Access to Central Europe’s largest waterpark Aquapalace Praha : Free entrance to Aquapark & Fitness centre
  • Grand City Tour (half day excursion)
  • Entrance ticket to Seaworld Prague (permanent exhibition)
  • Full day excursion to Amusement Babylon centre Liberec (8 hrs) incl. admission to Aquapark, Labyrinth, IQ-park, Lunapark, private return transfer
  • Map of Prague & Discount voucher for purchase of Czech cut glass
  • Discount voucher to Olympia Restaurant & Cheers Restaurant
  • Delivery of the vouchers and information materials to the hotel reception upon arrival

04 Nights / 05 Days Honeymoon in Prague

Charles Bridge, PragueImage Credit: jakeliefer / Flickr / CC-BY 2.0

Destinations Covered

Prague, Zbiroh

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Prague

Arrival to Prague, private transfer from the airport to the hotel, evening dinner at Barock Restaurant, overnight.

Day 02: Private Tour of Prague

Morning private tour of Prague, afternoon free at leisure with Coffee and Cake at Cafe de Paris, overnight.

Day 03: Prague – Zbiroh

Afternoon departure for Zbiroh, overnight in Zbiroh.

Day 04: Zbiroh – Prague

Afternoon departure for Prague, overnight in Prague.

Day 05: Departure

Private transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Inclusions:

  • Private arrival and departure transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation on BB basis in Prague
  • Half Day Private Walking Tour of Prague
  • Coffee & Cake at Café de Paris
  • Private return transfer to Zbiroh
  • Information materials about Prague
  • Discount voucher for purchase of Czech cut glass
  • Delivery of the vouchers and information materials to the hotel reception upon arrival
  • Dinner at Barock Restaurant – one of the best restaurants in Prague in elegant boulevard of Parizska (3 – course menu excl. beverages)
  • 1 night accommodation at Luxury Zbiroh Castle Hotel incl. :
    • luxury hotel room with flower romantic decoration
    • Castle Sightseeing Tour
    • Original Wine – Tasting at the Castle Wine Cellary (incl. 1 bottle of wine)
    • Romantic Castle Candlelight dinner in Historical and Stylish milieu (incl. glass of sparkling wine and traditional menu, staff dressed in period costumes)
    • Romantic Tour by castle train throughout castle gardens
    • Breakfast served at the hotel room
    • Wellness package for 2 – Private use of swimming pool, whirlpool, solarium, sauna, steam bath, 1x massage
    • Old Bohemian Lunch in Castle Tavern (3-course menu)


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