Austria/Czech Republic
  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 23, 2019
  • From $3,098 / person
  • ($780 single supplement)

Austria/Czech Republic: Vienna to Prague

The Czech Republic vibrates with charm and optimism…a mix of old and new, where peaceful rural hamlets share center stage with sophisticated cities and prosperous market towns. Our delightful biking and hiking routes set a comfortable pace for exploring Austria’s renowned vineyards along the Danube, then on to the lush Czech Lake District and the remarkable Bohemian Forest. This is a visit you’ll savor long after your tour ends.

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  • New Trips of 2019!
  • Europe Vacations
  • Adult only
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Paddling/Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Swimming
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Cultural/History

Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

About
This Tour
From Austria's fabled Danube River to the lush Lake District and Bohemian Forest of the Czech Republic, this seven-day adventure is the perfect blend of remarkable history, spectacular scenery and, most importantly, world-renowned wines and beers. Follow our expert guides through this captivating hamlet of Eastern Europe and enjoy the best in regional lodging and cuisine. An experience not to be missed by either first-time travelers or seasoned aficionados!
  • Bike along the Danube through the vineyards and villages of the Wachau region, pausing for a glass of award-winning Neuburger wine
  • Explore the lavish Baroque abbey in Melk
  • Pedal to the red-roofed town of Ceske Budejovice and enjoy the hills of the Bohemian Forest, then take a chairlift up Mount Klet for panoramic views
  • Canoe or kayak down the Vltava River and enjoy an awe-inspiring perspective of Cesky Kromlov
  • Wine and dine with a view on the breathtaking terrace of Gottweig Abbey
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WE loved traveling by bike! We felt safe and welcome everywhere we went.

April A Santa Ana, CA

A true vacation with an amazing experience everyday!

David D Chicago, IL

As promised, our guides worked tirelessly to ensure that we all were able to do all the activities we were interested in - biking and cultural activities.

Joy M Lexington, MA

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

7 days/6 nights

Vienna, Austria (VIE)/Prague, Czech Republic (PRG)

Day 1: Dürnstein
Austin Adventures - Dürnstein - Austin/ Czech Republic Vacation
Meals Included:  D
We meet in the morning in Vienna and are transferred to Pöchlarn. Bicycle along the Danube through vineyards and wine villages to remarkable Melk Abbey. After your visit, continue along the famous Austrian wine route through the Wachau region to Dürnstein. Feed your appetite with a delicious meal at your hotel’s restaurant during tonight’s luscious welcome banquet.

About Hotel Richard Löwenherz

Named after Richard the Lionheart, the first true guest of note in Dürnstein, Hotel Richard Löwenherz offers guests what the illustrious English King enjoyed eight centuries ago—true royal treatment. The hotel sits on one of the most beautiful, pristine river landscapes in Europe and it radiates the unique atmosphere of a former convent of the Clares, right on the banks of the Danube.
Day 2: Dürnstein
Austin Adventures - Dürnstein - Austria/Czech Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Today, hike through the woodlands, visiting the elaborate Stift Gottweig abbey, where you are treated to a lunch with an unforgettable view. We’ll enjoy the surrounding forest before heading back to Dürnstein. This evening, we enjoy an informal dinner at a ‘Heurigen’ winery.
Day 3: Ceske Budejovice
Austin Adventures - Ceske Budejovice - Austria/ Czech Vacation
Meals Included:  B, D
Overnight: Grand Hotel Zvon
Transfer to the lovely gated town of Trebon, in the heart of the Czech Lake District. Explore the picturesque town center before mounting bicycles and biking to the lively red-roofed town of Ceske Budejovice. Tonight the group will gather together for a fun meal with traditional specialties before relaxing in your room for the rest of the night.

About Grand Hotel Zvon

A cultural and historical monument with a tradition that goes back to 1553, Grand Hotel Zvon is situated in the main square of Ceske Budejovice close to historical sites, theatres, cinemas, galleries, shops and department stores. The hotel features a restored fresco and a hand-carved ceiling from the 17th century, as well as two restaurants: the classic Restaurant Gourmet Symphony with a hotel bar and the lovely Pilsner Urquell Original Pub.
Day 4: Cesky Krumlov
Austin Adventures - Vienna Pictour
Meals Included:  B, L
Overnight: Hotel Ruze
Follow the hills toward the Bohemian Forest, then take a chairlift up Mount Klet for panoramic views. Enjoy a picnic lunch near Mount Klet. Continue through the forest before arriving in fanciful Cesky Krumlov where you will have time to sightsee on your own. Experiment at one of the many wonderful restaurants.

About Hotel Ruze

The finest hotel in Cesky Krumlov, the Hotel Ruze was built in the 16th century as a Jesuit Monastery and University and has preserved the beauty and style of the Renaissance, even after extensive interior restoration. The Hotel Ruze is now a luxurious five-star hotel fully satisfying all the requirements of the 21st century. Amenities include a restaurant, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, solarium and beauty salon.
Day 5: Cesky Krumlov
Austin Adventure - Rafting in Vienna - Austria/ Czech
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Hotel Ruze
After a guided visit of the Cesky Krumlov Renaissance castle and the Baroque theater, you'll canoe or kayak the Vltava river. Transfer back to Cesky Krumlov, to enjoy some free time in this amazing village. Hotel Ruze’s dining room will serve up an exquisite farewell meal for the entire group tonight.
Day 6: Prague
Vienna Biking Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Hotel Paris
This morning we set off by bicycle to Prachatice. We’ll say good bye to one beautiful village and say hello to Prague, the capital city gem of the Czech Republic. Tonight we’ll have yet another amazing dinner on the final evening.

About Hotel Paris

The Hotel Paris is a 5-star luxury Art Nouveau hotel located in the center of Prague in the Old Town. It was built in 1904 and was declared as a historical monument.  It offers free wellness centre access and free Wi-Fi in all areas. All elegant rooms and suites at Hotel Paris are decorated with replicas of original Art Nouveau furniture. They come with flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and air conditioning. The tiled, spacious bathrooms have underfloor heating, hairdryers and toiletries.
Day 7: Prague
Austin Adventures - Prague - Austria/Czech Vacation
Meals Included:  B
Overnight: No Overnight
Enjoy one last breakfast before you are transferred to the Prague airport or Prague city. Most will opt to spend a few nights in Prague to explore its lively town center.
Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 23, 2019
  • From $3,098 / person
  • ($780 single supplement)

Confirmed Departures

  • Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
  • Jul 28, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019
  • Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
  • Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019

Recommended Travel Months

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Additional Trip Information

Arrival & Departures

Prior to the trip, arrive at your own convenience in Vienna. On Day 1, we will meet you in the lobby the Hotel Ambassador in Vienna at 8:30 a.m. After a transfer to Pöchlarn, the cycling begins. After breakfast on Day 7, we take you to the airport, train station, or the hotel of your choice in Prague.

Activities

Cycling: Day 1 bicycle mileage: 27 Day 3 bicycle mileage options: 22 / 32 / 34 Day 6 bicycle mileage options: 22 / 35 Hiking: Day 2 hiking mileage options: 5/6 Day 4 hiking mileage options: 4/6 Day 5 Kayaking/Canoeing 2 hours Discovery: The Czech Republic offers some of the most pristine landscapes in all of Europe! Who can resist the alluring charm of its tiny hamlets, or the formal grandeur of imposing Baroque architecture? In Vienna, try one of the city’s famous coffeehouses like Alt Wien, Demel and Frauenhuber without which no visit would be complete. See grand old castles, historic medieval towns, and meet the area’s welcoming locals. Squeezed into a tight S-bend of the Vltava River, Cesky Krumlov never fails to impress. The Rococo theater is one of the few in the world to retain much of its original staging, with an ingenious system of flies and flats enabling it to have more than 40 scene changes without interruption of the action. Evenings, we’ll enjoy fine dining and settle into cozy inns… the best in the region! Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They take the time to explain the local history and daily sightseeing and route options. Each route has been carefully planned to include options to please each traveler’s interests. Austin Adventures guides are available to help you select the distance that’s right for you and to offer advice and assistance as you desire.

Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).  Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price. Included in the Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All breakfasts. Lunches and dinners as listed by day. Snacks along the route.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified, professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags, and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local guide and expert gratuities.
Not Included in the Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
Pre-departure Information After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.  
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Testimonials
With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:
Fantastic - exceeded our expectations. ” Janelle F, Abbotsford, BC
Excellent in organization information and quality of experience ” Enrico A, Billings, MT
A true vacation with an amazing experience everyday! ” David D, Chicago, IL
Guides were passionate about their jobs and the places we visited. ” Fred M, West Vancouver, BC
I definitely will do another bike trip. Beautiful way to see Europe, excellent guides, very good hotels, bikes and food. ” Patricia S, Lake Angelus, MI
We had a GREAT time. ” Gary R, Glencoe, IL
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. The sound of music: Enjoy a classical concert in one of Prague or Vienna's many atmospheric venues, which include ancient churches, opulent concert halls, historic buildings and outdoor theatres.
  • 2. Not your average hot dog: Otherwise known in the US and Germany as Wiener (German for "Viennese"), Vienna offers a wide variety of tasty Frankfurters such as Burenwurst or Kasekrainer.
  • 3. The Fountain of Sampson: An impressive, gorgeous 18th-century fountain located in the center of one of the largest squares in Europe, this famous fountain once served as Ceske Budejovice's main water supply.
  • 4. The “Pivo”: The most famous Czech drink is actually beer, or pivo. A half-liter glass is often cheaper than a soft drink or cup of coffee!
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: from sharing regional insights to orchestrating group dynamics with ease, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the hardest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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