Hip and Historic: Cobbled Streets and Contemporary Culture

Czech Republic

Celebrated for its liberalism, stability, high culture and nightlife, Czech Republic is a favorite destination for travelers, particularly young Europeans.  Its landscape is dotted with medieval towns of unbelievable beauty and its backstreets are alive with history. One of the most successful countries in Central Europe and boasting 12 UNESCO Sites, Czech Republic has been an A-list destination since the 1990s.

Why Travel with MIR to Czech Republic
  • Over two decades of travel experience in this region
  • Travel programs such as Harvard, University of Virginia and Northwestern University have chosen MIR to guide them to Czech Republic
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • On-the-ground support and quality you can trust
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
Signature Experiences

We regularly garner raves from our travelers for the inspired opportunities we provide to help them get to know the distinctive art, architecture and accomplishments of Czech Republic.  Below is just a sampling of the Czech Republic experiences MIR has designed to take our clients far from the familiar.

Ways to Travel to Czech Republic with MIR

More than two decades ago our fascination with travel to this region began to touch countries like Czech Republic, then the northwestern half of a re-democratized Czechoslovakia, soon to be divorced from Slovakia. We’ve been traveling there ever since and know the country top to bottom. We’d love to introduce you to one of the hippest places in Europe.

While at the moment we are not running any small group escorted tours to Czech Republic, take a look at your options for independent, custom and private travel:

Small Group Tours

We currently don’t feature any small group tours to this destination. Check out our custom and private travel opportunities.

Rail Journeys by Private Train
Treasures of Eastern Europe by Private Train

Treasures of Eastern Europe by Private Train

Venice to Budapest Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Travels to: Central and East Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland

14 Days / Departures in August 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $11,595

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Custom and private travel is our specialty. We’ve been designing unforgettable custom itineraries across the urban centers, canyons and caves and of this region for over two decades; a majority of our guests travel on custom itineraries.

For ideas, peruse one of our Regional Travel Planners, a roundup of the must-sees from our savvy staff.

Read more about how to design your own trip and also, consider this: You can customize one of our small group tours of Central Europe to match your preferred dates of travel.

Design Your Own Custom Trip

Traveling privately on a custom program means flexibility:

  • You set the dates, the focus and the level of accommodations.
  • You are met on arrival and seen off at the end of your trip.
  • Your in-country transportation is pre-arranged hassle-free.
  • Your own expert local guides ensure that you get the most out of your visit.
  • And the best part? You travel at your own pace on an itinerary exclusive to you.

Check out just a handful of our Czech Republic signature experiences below and then get in touch with a MIR Private Journey Specialist to craft an itinerary that suits your travel goals, budget and style.  Or get started planning now.

Suggested Itineraries for Private Travel

Whether you’re looking for a compact trip with all the highlights or something a little roomier with some of the extras, MIR’s Private Journeys department can suggest places to see and things to do based on our local knowledge, and design a one-of-a-kind itinerary for you, your family or your group of friends.

Find out more about our custom & private travel expertise or connect with a Private Journey Specialist to get started.


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Our Favorite Places in Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Prague

Called the “Hundred-Spired City,” Prague’s beautifully-preserved Gothic, baroque and neo-classical churches and palaces make it one of the great cities of Europe. Czech king Charles IV, crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1355, began work on many of the most renowned monu­ments, including St. Vitus Cathedral on the castle grounds, the Charles Bridge, the New Town (Nove Mesto) and Charles University, the first in Central Europe. Prague’s old section is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its rich architectural and cultural history.

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Journeys that travel to Prague

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Prague.

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Kutná Hora

Located 50 miles east of Prague, Kutná Hora was a wealthy medieval town due to its productive silver mines. A UNESCO Site, the Old Town boasts several Gothic churches, the most famous of which is the Church of St. Barbara, its tall spires marking the town’s skyline. The Kostnice Ossuary, begun in 1278, was built around a burial ground consecrated with earth brought from Golgotha and is now decorated with the bones of the people buried here.

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Journeys that travel to Kutná Hora

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Kutná Hora.

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Ceský Krumlov

On a horseshoe bend of the Vltava River in South Bohemia, Ceský Krumlov is a small, beautifully preserved medieval town that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. Most of its structures were built from the 14th to the 17th centuries in an assortment of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles. Typical of Central European medieval towns, its narrow cobbled streets radiate out from a central square surrounded by burghers’ houses. The 13th century pastel-towered castle across the river is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic.

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Journeys that travel to Ceský Krumlov

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Ceský Krumlov.

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Telč

Telč is situated in the southwest corner of the Bohemian-Moravian highlands. Telč began to grow in the middle of the 14th century near the midpoint of an ancient provincial route leading from Vienna to Prague. The heart of the town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Houses built by ordinary townspeople stand side by side with buildings of the church and aristocracy.

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Journeys that travel to Telč

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Telc.

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Ceske Budejovice

Located in the center of Southern Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice is a city of 100,000 best known as the hometown of the original Budweiser beer. Its Old Town Square is surrounded with beautiful baroque houses and churches, mainly built after a fire in 1641 nearly wiped out the original town. Ceske Budejovice was founded as a royal town in the 13th century, and beer has been brewed here ever since.

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Journeys that travel to Ceske Budejovice

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Ceske Budejovice.

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Lednice

In the mid 13th century the Dukes of Liechtenstein acquired the land between Lednice and Valtice, and over the course of the next seven hundred years, built palaces and outbuildings, altering and beautifying the landscape so much that the whole complex has been declared an “outstanding example of human creativity” by UNESCO.

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Journeys that travel to Lednice

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Lednice.

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Czech Spas – Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary, also known by its German name, Carlsbad, is an elegant spa town whose glory days were the last third of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Most of its rococo Art Nouveau architecture dates from this period. The pastel mansions standing shoulder-to-shoulder along the streets of the spa town are ornamented with statuary, iron filigree and fabulous detail. (The opulent Grand Hotel Pupp in the center of the old town was used as a setting for the James Bond movie, Casino Royale). Fifteen thermal springs are housed in or near five grand colonnades along the river, and a tour of the city includes a walk through the colonnades and a sampling of the curative waters from some of the mineral springs.

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Journeys that travel to Czech Spas – Karlovy Vary

Contact a MIR Private Journeys Specialist at privatejourneys@mircorp.com or 800-424-7289 to plan a custom & private trip to Karlovy Vary.

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When to Travel to Czech Republic

Wine and Beer Festivals (Summer)

Brno, Czech RepublicThroughout the summer, Czech Republic hosts a number of wine festivals as well as a beer festival.  Talk to your travel specialist for details.

International Folklore Festival, Strážnice (June)

The last weekend in June sees thousands of visitors descending on Strážnice celebrate folk traditions. Folk song ensembles, dance troupes and parades of traditionally costumed people change from performers to spectators and back again over the weekend. Anyone can attempt some of the dances from around the world as well as participate in traditional folk singing.

Glass Town, Železný Brod (September)

Every September the town of Železný Brod, a glass-producing town founded in the 11th century, celebrates of the art of glassmaking.  The festival includes demonstrations, tours of the glassworks, shops, booths, singing and dancing. Take the opportunity to tour the local glassmaking factories and the glassmaking school.

NATO Days in Ostrava (September)

This is the largest military demonstration in central Europe. Heavy military, police and rescue vehicles rumble through the streets and a heart-stopping air show thunders overhead. NATO equipment and uniforms are also on display.

Christmas Markets (December)

Streets alight with a festive glow, the pleasant energy of Christmas markets, holiday decorations and the ever-present Christmas carols show that Christmas in the Czech Republic is one of the warmest times of the year. The best Christmas markets in Prague are on Old Town Square and are typically open from 27 November until 1 January.