Take advantage of the long weekend and join RTT on an extended 2 overnight trip to the most popular and beautiful locations in the Czech Republic. This tour dives into the rich culture, tasty Bohemian culinary delights and great shopping opportunities for almost anything imaginable. Bargain hunters will delight at the fantastic prices offered in Prague and Karlovy Vary for Bohemian crystal, porcelain and garnet jewelry. In Loket, the impregnable Castle and "Key to the Check Kingdom" will captivate you with its rugged charm and beauty. The relaxed pace of this tour affords plenty of free time for wandering off the beaten track and exploring each of these cities hidden gems at your own pace.
Day 1: Early morning departure from Ramstein to the beautiful historical town of Loket (Elbow) where we join our local guide for a tour through the "The Impregnable Castle of Bohemia." Afterward, a festive lunch is waiting for you at the former Malthouse, a local micro-brewery, featuring a special menu of underground spit-roasted pork, original Bohemian ale. Later that afternoon, we depart for Prague and head straight to our 4-star hotel, where the evening is yours to relax or begin to take the opportunity to do a little exploring in the city, your tour guide will be happy to offer some suggestions.
Day 2: After breakfast, the history and culture of Prague will be brought to life when we join our local guide for a walking tour starting at the Castle before descending into the Old Town. The Castle of Prague is the most massive preserved fortress from the middle ages in all of Europe. The castle is perched above the city and provides a panoramic view of Prague's 500 church spires and the silver winding ribbon of the Vltava (Moldau) River. The rest of the afternoon and evening offers free time for you to explore.
Day 3: After breakfast, we travel to Karlovy Vary, where your time is your own to explore, shop or enjoy the many architectural masterpieces found throughout the city. There are 13 main hot springs throughout the town, all draining into the cold waters of the Tepla river creating massive jets of water and steam, giving the city a romantic, misty ambiance. The presence of the hot springs and the healing mineral water they contain make it one of Europe's premiere wellness destinations. In the center of town, you can step right up them and sip as the water bubbles directly from the earth. Karlovy Vary is also a top shopping spot for grand crystal chandeliers, china and stemware. A trip to this town would not be complete without a stroll through the riverside districts' expansive colonnades, columned walkways and stunning Neoclassical and Art-Nouveau spa buildings.
RTT has made all efforts to provide our customers with a wide variety of holiday season touring options, however, the constantly evolving restrictions due to COVID-19 may impact the destinations and venues that have been advertised in the itineraries. We will make all efforts to offer the tours as planned but may have to alter some programs in an effort to comply with restrictions and avoid canceling tours. We will do everything possible to avoid canceling a tour and should changes or substitutions need to be made to an itinerary, please be assured that tours will only be operated if they can be run at the highest level of quality with a priority on your safety to destinations that will offer a positive travel experience and meet your expectations.