Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,299 - $5,649 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $5,299 - $5,649 /person

The Sound of Music from Prague to Salzburg

Start your journey in Prague and let old Bohemia reveal itself one step at a time. Beyond the Danube, encounter Austria's stark jagged peaks. From wide-open vineyards to deep mossy forests. Fairy-tale villages to evocative memorials. There’s beauty in the contrasts of these colorful neighboring countries. 

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Highlights

  • Ramble through quaint villages in the Czech Republic and dramatic alpine landscapes in Austria 
  • Marvel at Český Krumlov, a World Heritage site whose winding streets and painted castle tower are wrapped by a bend of the Vltava River
  • Discover this region's turbulent recent history as our local friends share fascinating stories
  • Explore two intriguing countries and cultures, with Prague and Salzburg as glittering gateway cities 
Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour map

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague

End Salzburg

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Start your adventure in the Czech Republic’s southern region of Bohemia, a region of pastoral landscapes and picture-perfect villages • After a picnic lunch at a hospoda (traditional country pub), climb into the Mount Klet' nature reserve through rolling pastureland, evergreen forests and roads lined with fruit trees • Take in the panoramic view from the summit of Klet', stretching from the Alpine foothills to the roofs of České Budějovice( home of the original Budweiser beer!) • Český Krumlov’s entire town center is a World Heritage site famed for its cobblestone streets, baroque and Renaissance houses, vaulted passageways and hidden squares • Krumlov Hrad, the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic, dominates the skyline • Hike into the hills for sweeping city views • Enjoy a tasting of Czech beers at a local pub. 

Accommodations
Hotel Ruže

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

Hotel Ruže
Český Krumlov
*Casual Plus Hotel

A former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, with a perfect location in the town's center. (pool, spa)  

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Days 3-6

Description

Cross into Austria over what was once the Iron Curtain, discovering both contrasts and parallels between these sister countries • Cable cars and cogwheel trains whisk us to high alpine trailheads for our hikes at breathtaking lakes like Traunsee and Attersee • A taste of homemade apfelstrudel (apple strudel) hits the spot mid-trek at a cozy alpine hut • Rest your head at a medieval castle-turned-hotel set on a peninsula surrounded by glacial Lake Fuschl • Schuhplattler dancers treat us to a lively performance of local music • Check out the storybook village of St. Wolfgang and its backyard of Schafberg Mountain, where scenes of The Sound of Music were filmed • Bid farewell to our castle home on a neighborhood walk around the lakeside village of Fuschl.

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl
Fuschl
Premiere Hotel

Set on a wooded promontory on Lake Fuschl, this castle was built as the country residence of the archbishops of Salzburg in 1450—and remains consistently luxurious. (pool, spa) 

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Hotel Ruže
Český Krumlov

*Casual Plus Hotel

A former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, with a perfect location in the town's center. (pool, spa)  

Nights 3-5

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl
Fuschl

Premiere Hotel

Set on a wooded promontory on Lake Fuschl, this castle was built as the country residence of the archbishops of Salzburg in 1450—and remains consistently luxurious. (pool, spa) 

From $5,299 - $5,649 /person

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