back to homepageback to homepage

Trips and excursions

It is strongly recommended to wear suitable footwear for all excursions (comfortable walking shoes, sneakers).

FT 1 – Mining Safari and Town Louny

This tour takes you to the town Most, where you will join Coal Mine Safari. During safari you will see places, where coal is mining – workings Vršany, the church of Assumption of the Virgin Marry, which was moved to the distance of 841.1 meters in 1975, dam Vrbenský or lake Most. After safari you will move to the town Louny, where you will visit church of St. Nicolas. Also you will have a lunch in this town.

• start 08:00, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 8 hours
• difficulty medium
• price 90 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 2 – Terezín Memorial and Towns Litoměřice, Třebenice, Libochovice

Terezín was originally a military fortress built in the 18th century by Emperor Josef II, but is more closely tied to World War II. The walled garrison town of Terezín served as a holding camp for Jews from all over Europe. During this tour you will see Small Fortress and Ghetto of Terezín. Next, you will visit one of the oldest town in the Czech Republic – Litoměřice, where you will have a lunch. After that you will go to other two towns – Třebenice, where you will visit museum of Czech garnet and town Libochovice, which is famous for baroque castle.

• start 09:00, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 9 hours
• difficulty easy
• price 85 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 3 – Mushroom picking trip (field mycology)

Field mycology is a traditional mycological area in the Czech Republic and mushroom picking in the country is a very popular hobby. We are offering a whole-day mushroom picking trip. As mushroom growth much depends on weather conditions, we will try to find a promising destination. In any case, be prepared for a probably long travel by bus and some hiking at one or more places. Preferably, we would like to show you pond banks and forests in South Bohemia. Summer time is a time of Boletes. The Nature Reserve at the pond Luční, protected since 1988, is the most famous mushroom reservation in the Czech Republic. More than 400 mushroom species have been reported from the pond bank, including rare Boletes like Rubroboletus legaliae, Imperator rhodopurpureus, Butyriboletus fuscoroseus, and Aureoboletus gentilis. The mushroom samples are thoroughly monitored at the site and usually marked with name indicating labels.

Changing the program and destination depends on weather conditions and mushroom growth at the preferred sites.

• start 07:30, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 8 hours
• difficulty medium
• price 60 EUR/pp
• minimum 10 persons in group


Luční Nature Reserve (photo by Martin Kříž, www.myko.cz)
 

Rubroboletus legaliae (photo by Jan Borovička)

Boletus reticulatus (photo by Jan Borovička)

 

FT 4 – Castle Orlík – Boat Trip – Castle Zvíkov

Do you know that to make way for the construction of the dam, two villages were flooded and submerged? You will visit this dam with the castle with the same name and is owned by the noble family of Schwarzenbergs. After the tour of castle and lunch you can relax during the river cruise. Boat will take you to village Zvíkov, well-known for castle, where you can join the castle tour.

• start 08:30, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 10 hours
• difficulty easy
• price 100 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, boat trip, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 5 – Kutná Hora – Sedlec – Kačina

Kutná Hora's Sedlec Ossuary, or "bone church" is one of the most well-known burial grounds in the world. This chapel is decorated with more than 40 000 human bones, which are arranged into a chandelier, a Schwarzenberg Coat-of-Arms, and numerous other decorative touches. Kutná Hora has been on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites since 1995. Kutná Hora was once the second richest city in the Kingdom of Bohemia, thanks to its medieval silver mining centre. Our tour of Kutná Hora will take you to the neo-Gothic St Barbara’s Cathedral, through the streets of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque townhouses and to visit a unique stone fountain from the 15th century. After the tour of Kutná Hora and the lunch you will explore castle Kačina, one of the most important Empire architecture buildings in the Czech Republic. There you will visit the museum of agriculture.

• start 08:30, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 9 hours
• difficulty easy
• price 90 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 6 – Prague Castle and Jewish Quarter

Did you know that the Prague Castle holds the Guinness world record for largest castle complex in the world? In more historic news, these buildings have also housed kings, Holy Roman emperors and, since 1918, Czech presidents. This tour begins with an air-conditioned bus ride from the city centre where our professional guide will share the history of some of Prague's most famous attractions. You will visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Royal Palace and Vladislav Hall to the Roman Basilica of St. George. You will also get panoramic views of the Prague skyline from multiple locations on the castle grounds. Next, you will explore Jewish Quarter. Prague's Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov or "Joseph's Town" is one of the most well-preserved in all of Central Europe. You will visit “Old-New Synagogue”, which is the longest-standing in all of Central Europe or Jewish Cemetery.

• start 09:00, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 9 hours
• difficulty easy
• price 80 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 7 – Průhonice park – UNESCO site

The natural park (area of 250 hectares) was founded in the year 1885 by Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva-Tarouca. He took advantage of the miscellaneous valley of the stream Botic and its tributaries, the Dobřejovický and Zdiměřický streams. He introduced both native and woody species in to the park. The bases of the park composition were open spaces, that he set up in a brilliant way. He combined woody plants, groups of trees and brushes with meadows, ponds, streams and their dead meanders. He used the changeability of woody plants in different seasons of the year with great skill. The result of his lifelong hard work is an original masterpiece of garden landscape architecture of worldwide importance.

Apart from its artistic and historic significance, the park is also valuable from the dendrological point of view with its collection of about 1,600 species of local and exotic plants. The collection of rhododendrons is particularly unique. There are about 8,000 rhododendrons within 100 taxa and cultivars.

• start 10:00, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 7 hours
• difficulty easy
• price 50 EUR/pp
• minimum 10 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

FT 8 – Czech-Saxon Switzerland and Town Děčín

You don’t have to travel throughout Europe to find a magical place for your vacation. You can find it right here in the Czech Republic. Wonderful scenery with spectacular rock formations, narrow passes, view towers and mesas that stretch right up to the German boarder await your discovery. Walking through the countryside you can find Pravčická gate, the largest rock bridge in Europe and many beautiful rocky viewpoints that tower up to the tree tops. After exploring of Czech-Saxon Switzerland you will move to the town Děčín. There you will have a lunch and visit of Děčín Castle.

• start 08:00, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 10 hours
• difficulty hard
• price 85 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 9 – Křivoklát – Český Kras

Morning: Castle Křivoklát with short visit of mesophilous forests with view on Berounka River valley

Afternoon: Dry calcareous grasslands and thermophilous oak-hornbeam forests in the Český Kras Landscape Protected Area. The journey is in short (2 km) variant as only circle from Svatý Jan pod Skalou on the tophill Skála with nice view on valley with medieval monastery. The longer journey (4-5 km) is from Hostim-Beroun via Propadlé vody and Solvay quarry to Sv. Jan pod Skalou (map). The long journey takes about 2-3 hours. Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing including a sun protecting cap recommended.

• start 09:30, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 9 hours
• difficulty medium
• price 65 EUR/pp
• minimum 10 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch

 

FT 10 – Konopiště Castle

Originally a medieval castle Konopiště was founded in the manner of the French fortresses near the Benešov town about 1294 by Prague bishop Tobias of Benešov. During the centuries the castle was owned by many noble families, e.g. Šternberks, Valdštejns and Lobkovicz. In 1887 the castle with the whole domain was bought from Lobkovicz by Franz Ferdinand d’Este, since 1896 the successor to the throne. The archduke had the castle rebuilt and its surroundings transferred into the park. On the site of the former Baroque garden he founded the Rose garden with greenhouses. He put his extensive hunting collections and collections of weapons into the castle. This tour starts at your hotel in Prague. After bus ride (approx. 1,5 hour) you will visit Saloons of the North Wing, where you will see oldest rooms of castle and armory, followed by lunch in the Castle restaurant. After lunch is planned bus ride back to the hotel.

• start 09:30, registration desk (Clarion Congress hotel)
• duration 7 hours
• difficulty easy
• price 80 EUR/pp
• minimum 15 persons in group

Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, entrance fee, lunch

 

© 2016–2017 GUARANT International