Captivating Prague. It's only the start of your trip. Bike Bohemia's gentle contours, discovering enchanting Tábor and Český Krumlov. Explore Austria's Wachau Valley wine region. Even find Richard the Lionheart's castle. Last stop: romantic Vienna. There's so much to experience in the Czech Republic and Austria.
1 Explore Tábor, a 15th-century enclave sitting atop a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside Stroll the cobbled streets of its lovely Old Town, lined with colorful homes, open-air cafés and artisan vendors A clever maze of tunnels lies below the streets, which in times of danger were used to shelter its citizens.
2-3 Cycle across the hills of Bohemia, through tranquil farmland and Holaovice, an impeccably preserved World Heritage-site village Fall in love with Český Krumlov, a charming medieval town with twisting lanes and red-tile roofs where most of the buildings are designated cultural monuments Behold views of ornate 13th-century Krumlov Castle, the second-largest in the Czech Republic Dive into the country's fascinating history with Helena, our local guide and longtime friend Gather at a local pub for a pint-sized taste of Czech culture.
4-5 Discover two intriguing countries and cultures in one trip Czech treasures make way for Austria's beautiful Waldviertel, draped in forests and rolling fields of barley and wheat—a great place to ride Bike along the fabled Danube River and through Wachau Valley vineyards Visit Melk, whose magnificent baroque abbey is perched high on a rocky promontory A local oenologist invites us over for a private estate tour and tasting of famous rieslings and grüner veltliners.
6 Austria's picture-perfect villages with onion-shaped church steeples Soak up the views from the Dürnstein's castle ruins, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned Say goodbye in vibrant Vienna, an enchanting place to extend your vacation.