Spa, Beer & Gastronomy in the Czech Republic

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A typical street in Czech Republic.
Curator’s statement

Beyond the sights and flavors that beckon visitors to this enchanting country, it is the people and their rich history that truly make it a special destination. From the warm hospitality of locals to the haunting reminders of the country's past under communist rule, the Czech Republic offers a unique and thought-provoking experience that stays with the travelers long after they leave. Whether you're wandering through the colorful streets of Prague's Old Town or sipping a beer at a local pub, there is a sense of nostalgia and authenticity that pervades this captivating land. So come, and let the magic of the Czech Republic enchant you.

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Day 1: Arrival in Karlovy Vary

A river that divides a small city with cute buildings.

Start your journey in Karlovy Vary, a beautiful spa town with stunning architecture and healing thermal springs. Check into your hotel and take a stroll along the charming colonnades, taking in the colorful facades and intricately designed fountains. Visit the Moser Glass Museum to see beautiful, hand-crafted glasswork and end the day with a relaxing soak in one of the town's hot springs.

Day 2: Karlovy Vary to Pilsen

An arial shot of city showing white and brown houses

Take a scenic drive to Pilsen, home of the famous Pilsner beer. Start the day with a tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery, learning about the history of this famous beer and the brewing process. Afterward, explore the historic city center, filled with gorgeous Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Don't miss the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, one of the tallest churches in the Czech Republic.

Day 3: Pilsen to Prague

A crowd of people passing through the bridge and going towards city

Make your way to the bustling capital city of Prague, where you'll spend the next three nights. Upon arrival, head to Old Town Square to take in the famous astronomical clock and stunning architecture. Spend the rest of the day exploring the narrow streets of the city's Old Town, and cross the iconic Charles Bridge for stunning views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle.

Day 4: Prague

Church in the center of the city

Spend a full day exploring Prague's many attractions, including the historic Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the picturesque Lesser Town. Stop by the Lennon Wall, covered in colorful graffiti and messages of peace, and enjoy a traditional Czech meal in one of the many cozy restaurants.

Day 5: Prague to Cesky Krumlov

White buildings and water passing through the waterway between them

Head south to the charming town of Cesky Krumlov, known for its beautiful castle and picturesque setting along the Vltava River. Take a tour of the castle, built in the 13th century, and explore the narrow streets of the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6-7: Exploring Cesky Krumlov

A huge brown building on the roadside

Cesky Krumlov

Spend a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful scenery and laid-back atmosphere of Cesky Krumlov. Take a walk along the river and explore the surrounding countryside, or sample local cuisine and drinks in one of the many cozy cafes and bars.

Cesky Krumlov to Prague

Head back to Prague for your departure, stopping along the way to take in the beautiful landscapes and charming towns of the Czech Republic.

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