- During this tour you will visit 12 UNESCO listed sites in 3 countries
- Will see historical towns, world known places of pilgrimage and will admire many beauties of nature
- Descend to unique ice cave, taste Slovak traditional food and stare on the scenery of Tatra mountains
Day 1: Arrival to Prague
As soon as you will arrive in Prague and you will be welcomed by your tourist guide take first part of your sightseeing tour by bus through the city center of Prague (approx. 2 hrs). Then you check-in and have time for leisure until the dinner at hotel.
Day 2: Prague - Litomerice – Prague
During the morning hours sightseeing tour by bus and a walk through the city. You will visit a lot of worldwide famous sights in Prague, such as the Prague Castle, called Hradcany, the Loreto, the gorgeous St. Vitus Cathedral, picturesque Neruda Street in the Little Quarter and the Old-Town Square with the Astronomical Clock etc. After the (individual) lunch you will visit the peacefull and colourful Litomerice town. Walk through the town centre and visit local cathedral of St. Stephen. Dinner and accommodation in Prague. Optional: dinner on the boat or a concert of classical music.
Day 3: Prague - Kutna Hora – Olomouc
From Pregue we arrive to Kutna Hora (Unesco), former silver mining town and one of the medieval richest Czech towns. Its breathtaking St. Barbara cathedral will amaze you. After the lunch you will visit the historical centre, Ossuary (Charnel-house) and other local attractions. It`s possible to reserve time for mass here. Transfer to Olomouc a „Pearl of Moravia“ listed in Unesco.
Dinner and accommodation. We highly recommend a late evening walk through the town centre that has a romantic atmosphere.
Day 4: Olomouc – Velehrad – Kromeriz (UNESCO) - St. Hostyn – Olomouc
Departure with coach to Velehrad. It is the most important places of pilgrimage in the Czech Republic. In 863 Sts. Cyrill and Methodius – Byzantine missionaries – came here to help to spread the Christian faith in Great Moravia. Visit of the basilica and its underground where the „Golden Rose“, donated by the Pope John Paul II, is exhibited. Transfer to Kromeriz, another town on the Unesco heritage list. Visit inside the former archbishop chateau and to world famous flower garden. Time for lunch. You`ll proceed to St. Hostyn – one of the most visited pilgrim sites. Time for lunch. St. Hostyn has a unique unforgetable atmosphere. In the evening back to Olomouc. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Olomouc – Cracow (UNESCO)
Morning guided visit to the historical centre of Olomouc - main square with the Holy Trinity Column (Unesco list), town hall and astronomical horologe with mosaics and figures parading every noon. Visit of the St. Wenceslas cathedral (time for pray). Departure for Cracow (Poland). Stop for organized lunch in the area of Ostrava. After the arrival to Cracow sightseing tour in coach, then check-in and time for leisure. Dinner and overnight in Cracow.
Day 6: Cracow - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (UNESCO) – Wadowice - Auschwitz-Birkenau (UNESCO)
After the breakfast transfer to Auschwitz. On the way, we will stop at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Visit of the shrine of the Bernardine Fathers (on the Unesco World Heritage list since 1999). Entrance to the Baroque church of the 17th century, famous for its miraculous Virgin Mary. A short walk through the Way of the Cross. Proceeding to Wadowice - John Paul’s birthplace. Visit to his family house and to the near church where he was baptized. Upon arrival at Auschwitz, lunch. Excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp - a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Camp was established by the Nazis in 1940. Back to Cracow. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Cracow – Wieliczka salt mine (UNESCO) – Kezmarok (UNESCO) – Levoca (UNESCO) – Tatra mountains
In the morning you will visit the famous former Wieliczka Salt Mine - a complex of subterranean corridors, chambers, chapels hatched in salt, underground lakes and numerous sculptures. Organized lunch on the way to Slovakia. Kezmarok town - there you can see a lot of late gothic churches and houses. We will visit one of the most beautiful wooden churches in Europe from the year 1717 with perfectly preserved painted interiors. Tour proceed to Levoca - historical town which is one of the best preserved middle-age towns in Slovakia and where you can see the St. Jacob’s Parish Church with the highest gothic winged altar in the world. Transfer to Tatry mountains, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Tatra m. - Dobsinska Ice Cave (UNESCO) - Slovak Paradise NP - Spissky Castle (UNESCO)
You will see one of the most known ice caves in the world which is only 920 m above the sea level – Dobsinska Ice Cave (open from half May untill the end of Sep). Then we will go through the National Park of Slovak Paradise to the Spissky Castle. The monumental ruins of this fortress are the largest of its kind in Europe. From there you will have a wonderful view over the whole Spis landscape (Unesco). Short stop at Zehra church with walls covered by incredibly preserved gothic frescos (13th century). Back to the hotel. Optional: in the evening dinner in near traditional Slovakian restaurant (for supplement). Overnight in Tatra mountains.
Day 9: Tatra m. – Hronsek (UNESCO) – Banska Bystrica - Bratislava
Transfer to Hronsek village and visit of a unique wooden church (typical for this area of Slovakia and listed in Unesco World Heritage list). You’ll stop for organized lunch at Banska Bystrica town with cosy historical centre and one of the smallest town „castles“. Then proceed to Bratislava – Slovak capital city. Walking guided tour with local guide. Dinner and overnight in Bratislava.
Day 10: Prague - departure
Czech-out after the breakfast. In accordance to your schedule transfer to the airport in Vienna or in Prague.
Departure for your home.