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  • Prague to Vienna

    2010 Luxury Family

  • 2 ©2009-2010 Trek Travel LLC. All rights reserved. Trek Travel is a registered trademark of Trek Travel LLC. Dec 4, 2009

    Welcome to your Trek Travel® Prague to Vienna adventure!

    Bring the whole family on a trip to discover the heart of Europe, the place where European history was crafted. The Czech Republic and Austria are two separate countries that have shared a similar and turbulent history. They now live peacefully in the heart of the EU with ever-expanding art communities and economies. In Ceský Krumlov, your family will discover the details of this land’s rich past and architecture on a walking tour at dusk. The kids will love a fun-filled afternoon of rafting on the Vltava, the river that runs right through town. Finishing in Dürnstein, a village overlooking the Danube, scramble through the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was captured! During a private cooking class at an organic winery, the kids can learn all about apricots. As for the riding, bike routes throughout the Wachau are safe enough for the younger crowd, and create an amazing web of possibilities for those who wish to explore vineyards and small shops. We’ll ride across the border between the Czech Republic and Austria; through poppy fields and then castle country along the Danube. Your family is about to discover a different lifestyle, a different culture, a different landscape, and I can’t wait for you to begin the journey!Ahoj!

    Angela Horvath Prague to Vienna Trip Expert

    welcome to your Trek Travel® Prague to Vienna adventure!

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    day 1

    Today’s Ride | Ceský Krumlov Loop | approximately 25 miles with 500 feet of climbing

    Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Le Palais (U Zvonarky 1, Prague) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip.

    Today your family will enjoy the beauty and mystery of Hotel Ruže and the medieval village of Ceský Krumlov, your home for

    the next two nights. After a catered lunch on the terrace of the Hotel Ruže and a short round of introductions, you’ll change

    into your cycling gear and your Trek Travel guides will spend some time familiarizing you to your Trek bicycle, ensuring that

    you and your bike are the perfect fit. A beautiful ride along the banks of the winding Vltava River and into the Blansky forest

    will give you a taste of the delights that are in store for the week, and give your family a chance to get used to your bikes. After

    some games for the kids, you’ll spend the evening with your family and newfound friends at one of the best and most unique

    restaurants in the village.

    Hotel | Hotel Ruže | +420 380 772 100 | www.HotelRuze.cz

    day 2

    Today’s Ride | Ceský Krumlov—Vyšší Brod Loop | approximately 46 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing | Short Option | approximately 20 miles

    Today’s ride once again follows the Vltava River south to the quiet and historic town of Rožemberk. Continuing along the

    riverbank, you’ll stop at the 13th Century Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod. After a self-guided and reflective tour of the

    Gothic Church and ruins, you’ll enjoy a Trek Travel picnic of local specialties in the Vyšší Brod Park. After lunch, you’ll head

    back to Ceský Krumlov, but this time on the river! ! This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to partake in the one of the

    locals’ favorite activities as we raft on the Vltava river. This evening, our local guide will meet the group for a private walking

    tour of Ceský Krumlov. You’ll have the chance to see the bears living in the castle moat! Afterward you are free to explore Ceský

    Krumlov for dinner on your own in this lovely little medieval town.

    Hotel | Hotel Ruže | +420 380 772 100 | www.HotelRuze.cz

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    day 3

    Today’s Ride | Ceský Krumlov—Wietra | approximately 40 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing | Short Option | approximately 30 miles

    Today you’ll head south into the picturesque Waldviertel region of northern Austria. Before leaving, you’ll enjoy one last spin

    through the patchwork patterns and vivid colors of the southern Czech countryside. You and your fellow traveling companions

    will cross into Austria led by your Trek Travel guides, and ride to the nearby town of Weitra and its historic “Altstadt” (old town).

    This small colorful town beckons a visit and is the perfect introduction to your time in Austria. You’ll have time to explore during

    our time here for lunch. Afterward, you’ll shuttle to the Danube river valley, our home for the next 3 nights. Don’t forget—the

    afternoon is yours to explore any way you wish! Spend the rest of the day wandering the cobble streets of medieval Durnstein,

    climb to castle ruins, or relax by the hotel pool.

    Hotel | Hotel Schloss Dürnstein | +43 2711 212 | www.Schloss.at

    day 4

    Today’s Ride | Dürnstein Loop | approximately 13 miles with 330 feet of climbing

    This morning you’ll ride to the base of Gottweig Abbey Hill, where you’ll enjoy fantastic views of this spectacular abbey in its

    venerable post before heading back to Durnstein. After lunch, you’ll head to an organic winery and restaurant to learn about the

    local apricot cultivation, and to partake in a cooking class. This evening your Trek Travel guides invite you to join them at a local

    restaurant for a hearty Austrian meal touched with local Wachau flair. If you are feeling festive, take a midnight stroll along the

    winding streets of Dürnstein. The views at night are second-to-none!

    Hotel | Hotel Schloss Dürnstein | +43 2711 212 | www.Schloss.at

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    Prague to Vienna Luxury Family Trip Length 6 days | 5 nights Trip Start Prague, Czech Republic

    Activity Level For varied cyclists Trip End Vienna, Austria

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    day 5

    Today’s Ride | Dürnstein—Melk Loop | approximately 43 miles with 330 feet of climbing | Short Option | approximately 21 miles

    Today’s ride boasts some of the most scenic views of the week! This morning, you and your cycling companions will join the

    locals and cycle along the bicycle pathways that line the shores of the Danube River, part of the famed Passau to Vienna bike

    tour. You’ll explore many delightful villages along the way, each one known for its Wachau wine, medieval history and baroque

    architectural gems. Once you have arrived in the charming city of Melk, you are free to enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes or

    restaurants. After your last piece of Mozart chocolate, your Trek Travel guides invite you to join them for a private tour of Stift

    Melk, one of the most famous Benedictine abbeys in the world. Had enough riding for the day? Opt to shuttle to Dürnstein or

    cycle back to the hotel, stopping to sample some of the region’s fresh apricots, grapes and apples along the way. You’ll spend your

    last evening dining on exquisite fare at Hotel Schloss Dürnstein, overlooking the gorgeous banks of the Danube.

    Hotel | Hotel Schloss Dürnstein | +43 2711 212 | www.Schloss.at

    day 6

    Enjoy a morning hike to the ruins of Dürnstein or enjoy a leisurely stroll through town. At 11:00 AM you will depart via private shuttle to the Vienna South Train Station. From here you can easily connect to the airport or next destination on your agenda. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 12:30 PM at the Vienna South Train Station. A private coach arranged by Trek Travel will deliver you to Vienna South Train Station on the last day of the trip. Please do not schedule departing trains prior to 2:00 PM on this day. From here you can easily transfer to the airport or continue your trip to another European destination via rail.

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    accommodations

    In every region we travel we uncover the area’s best, and most unique, accommodations. On our Prague to Vienna trip, you will stay in luxury-level family friendly accommodations that offer spa options and opportunity for learning the historical significance of the structures. The hotels range from a remodeled 16th century Jesuit Monastery with plenty of good hiding spots (perfect for a game of hide-and-go-seek) to a 5-star Relais & Châteaux hotel overlooking the Danube River, and with a pool for the kids to play in!

    Hotel Ruže | Ceský Krumlov, Ceská republika Constructed in the 16th century as a Jesuit Monastery and University, this five-star property is the leading hotel in Ceský Krumlov. They have carefully preserved the style of the Renaissance and take you back in time to the 16th century. The stunning 200-seat Jesuit Hall is often the site of musical concerts and the rest of the property is graced with amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, salon and sauna. Hor