Prague, Cesky Krumlov and Salzburg
- Start out in the Czech Republic’s beautiful medieval capital
- Take the train to the picturesque town of Cesky Krumlov
- A full day in Cesky Krumlov to explore
- Salzburg – home of The Sound of Music and Mozart
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- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 7 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps, guides and comprehensive directions to your hotels
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On arrival in the stunning capital of the Czech Republic, you will make your way to the Hotel Botanique (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
If you would like to travel to Prague by rail from another European city, this can easily be arranged. Please contact us with your requirements and we would be happy to provide a quotation.
Your holiday starts with a few days to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Prague’s winding streets are full of history, from the medieval period when the castle was built, through to the 20th century when the world wars and their subsequent social and political upheaval left permanent marks on the city. Prague’s excellent museums and memorials reflect this gripping history, but there are also opportunities to enjoy first-class art and architecture.
After a day of exploring, you will be ready to avail yourself of the city’s many restaurants and bars. From haute cuisine to traditional, rustic fare, Prague offers something for everyone.
After breakfast at your hotel, make your way to Prague station to take the train to the historic town of Cesky Krumlov.
The three and a half hour train journey south towards the border with Austria offers you a chance to relax and watch forest and farmland slip by, providing a rare insight into Czech life outside of its much-loved capital. On arrival at the Cesky Krumlov station, take a taxi to your hotel, Hotel Ruze (or similar), where you will stay for 2 nights.
Picturesque Cesky Krumlov’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, full of handsome buildings straddling the Vltava River. At the centre is the 16th century castle which still dominates the skyline and affords visitors a sweeping view of the rest of Cesky Krumlov and the nearby countryside.
You might also want to visit one of the town’s numerous museums, but it is equally rewarding to walk the cobbled streets, stopping for some cake or a beer as the mood takes you. Alternatively, you may wish to take to the water and while away the afternoon on the Vltava.
Following breakfast at your hotel, head back to the station in time for your train across the Austrian border to Salzburg. The journey will take five hours and you will travel via Linz, changing onto a high-speed Railjet service for the last leg of your journey.
As you get closer to the birthplace of Mozart, the northern Alps will rise on the horizon, forming a spectacular backdrop for your 2 night stay at Radisson Blu Altstadt (or similar).
Like Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg boasts a UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town which is perfectly preserved, with baroque buildings crowding around squares and streets. There are hundreds of cafés in which visitors can rest and refuel and a wide range of interesting museums and churches to explore.
Be sure to make time for a visit to Mozart’s birthplace, No. 9 Getreidegasse, which provides an insight not only into the world-famous composer, but also into living conditions in 18th century Europe.
You have a final morning to explore this wonderful city before heading to the airport to catch your flight home. Alternatively, why not catch a train from Salzburg to another Austrian destination such as Vienna or Zell am See (pictured)? If you would like to extend your holiday anywhere in Europe, please do let us know your requirements.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
This is a comfortable and central property within easy walking distance of Prague’s Old Town. The guest rooms are furnished in a contemporary style with free wireless internet and tea & coffee making facilities, and the welcoming on-site restaurant serves a variety of dishes throughout the day.
The Radisson Blu Altstadt occupies a historic building dating back to 1377 in the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town. All bedrooms and suites are individually decorated with amenities that you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The hotel also boasts a restaurant overlooking the river and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in all areas.
Located in the centre of Cesky Krumlov, Hotel Ruze provides stunning views from its terrace of the castle and surrounding buildings. The hotel itself dates to the 16th century but guests have access to modern amenities including air conditioning, Wi-Fi and an on-site swimming pool. The hotel also offers a bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy a nightcap or a tasty meal.
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An exquisite hotel from the Rocco Forte group, The Augustine Hotel boasts trademark opulence and attention to detail. The 100 rooms are beautifully decorated and have been recently renovated to provide a true luxury experience in the heart of this great city.
One of the most famous hotels in Salzburg, the historic Hotel Sacher occupies a grand building on the banks of the river in the heart of the city. All bedrooms and suites are individually furnished, with state-of-the-art facilities. There are two restaurants to choose from as well as the Café Sacher, where you can enjoy a slice of the original Sachertorte.