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Tour description

This romantic route is designed to highlight the most significant landmarks of UNESCO heritage and the most beautiful places. The tour leads through 4 countries of Middle Europe – the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

We will visit 8 most renowned UNESCO landmarks, various urban listed preserves, and the southern part of the Czech Republic, which with its landscape and beautiful castles and chateaus is the most scenic area in the Czech Republic.

This tour includes 19 nights with 18 days of cycling without any van transfers. On the self-guided tour, your route can be altered with extra nights to give you enough time for landmarks, relaxing, and entertainment.

The tour can be shortened or extended at your request, or transfers in a van can replace some parts of the tour.

Please note the guided tour requires a minimum of 6 participants, with a maximum of 20. The self-guided tour requires a minimum of 2 participants, with a maximum of 20. Medical insurance is recommended for participation.

Daily program

Day 1: Prague arrival day
This day begins with a welcome at the airport, then transfer to hotel and accommodation. This day we will devote to discovering the magic places of Prague. We recommend visiting of the UNESCO historical centre of the city.
Overnight in Prague.

Day 2: Prague – Karlstejn – Dobris (41 miles/66 km)
Our first cycle tour leads from our Prague hotel to the famous castle Karlstejn. After an optional visit of Karlstejn, another part of our first cycle tour to a city of Dobris is awaiting us. The city, which in the 10th century led "Golden Path" from Prague to Bavaria. Once we have settled, we can set out on a visit of the beautiful chateaux with a large French garden. And we must ask the question - are we spending a night in an authentic chateaux? It will be an unforgettable experience for us.
Overnight in Dobris.

Day 3: Dobris – Zvikovske Podhradi (42 miles/67 km)
From Dobris, we will go to Orlik dam in the morning - one of the dams of a Vltava-river cascade system, which also protects Prague against floods. The dam is 33 km/22 miles long and we will go alongside it to reach 500m long Zdakovsky bridge, which with its one span is one of the biggest bridges in the world. We can also visit a romantic water castle Orlik here. In the afternoon, we will leave for Zvikovske Podhradi & a Zvikov castle at a junction of the river Vltava and the river Otava. We will be accommodated there. An optional visit of Zvikov castle is recommended.
Overnight in Zvikov.

Day 4: Zvikovske Podhradi – Pisek (18 miles/29 km)
Today we will ride from Zvikov through the romantic landscape and forests into a smaller town Pisek. Pisek City was founded on the banks of the river Otava by Czech kings in the 13th century. From this period also comes his biggest sight - the oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic, which is older than the Charles Bridge in Prague. Thanks to the gold-gold mining, Otava Pisek is soon became an important commercial center. This romantic city, still called the city students, after 1989 blossomed into beauty. Houses, parks and monuments are all newly revised and creates an unforgettable atmosphere for tourists, well-being and relaxation.
Overnight in Pisek.

Day 5: Pisek – Hluboka – Ceske Budejovice (34 miles/55 km)
From Pisek, we will set out on a route to Hluboka chateaux, also called the Pearl of Southern Bohemia. After optional visit of the chateaux we will finish today’s route in Ceske Budejovice, a city of the famous brewery Budvar/Budweiser and a unique historical monument from 1825 - the first and biggest horse railroads in Europe, which once connected Austrian city of Linz and Ceske Budejovice. After a dinner with Budvar beer, we definitely recommend you to enjoy a romantic evening walk round the city center.
Overnight in Ceske Budejovice.

Day 6: Ceske Budejovice – Cesky Krumlov (31 km/19 miles)
We will say good-bye to Ceske Budejovice and will go through a beautiful landscape us to Cesky Krumlov - a last UNESCO place in the Bohemia. We will spend here unforgettable moments walking through historical lanes; we can visit the chateaux and its tower, a museum of medieval torture tools and many other interesting things.
Overnight in Cesky Krumlov.

Day 7: Cesky Krumlov – Trebon (33 miles/53 km)
Another route will take us from Cesky Krumlov through the landscape of ponds to a spa city of Trebon. We will spend here some relaxing moments in the historical centre - urban listed preserve - and can also visit a chateau and its romantic garden. You may also wish to purchase a spa treatment in a local spa.
Overnight in Trebon.

Day 8: Trebon – Jindrichuv Hradec (33 miles/53 km)
We are leaving Trebon and are looking forward to the city of Jindrichuv Hradec. Its well-kept historical centre will fascinate us with its picturesqueness and we will certainly be tempted by a visit of a museum and the biggest mechanical Bethlehem in the world. Or a visit of one of the biggest chateauxs in Czechia.
Overnight in Jindrichuv Hradec.

Day 9: Jindrichuv Hradec – Slavonice (29 miles/47 km or 41 miles/66 km)
Today you will choose from two route options, both of which end in Slavonice.

We will say good-bye to Jindrichuv Hradec and will go through a beautiful landscape of a national park called the Czech Canada. We will pass by a ruin of Landstejn castle and will come to Slavonice - another historical centre and city at a border of three lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Austria. After the accommodation and relaxation we can visit a wine cellar in the evening.

OR

We will say good-bye to Jindrichuv Hradec and will go through a rugged beautiful landscape to Telc called the "Moravian Venice" or "Pearl of the Highlands". Telc was probably founded in the mid 13th century and from this century is also the oldest monument of the late Romanesque tower of St. Spirit. In 1339 was Telc changed into medieval water fortress. The historic city center was registered in 1992 in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. After a tour of the historic center of Telc and possibly Telc chateaux we will continue to Slavonice - another historical centre and city at a border of three lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Austria. After the accommodation and relaxation we can visit a wine cellar in the evening.
Overnight in Slavonice.

Day 10: Slavonice – Zwettl, Austria (38 miles/61 km)
We have passed the last night in the Czech Republic and will continue into the first Austrian city - Zwettl. Path leads us beautiful wooded landscape "Green Waldviertel“, then over the border crossing into Austria called “Trojmezi” - boundary stone of three countries, Austria, Bohemia and Moravia. We spend the first night in Austria - Zwettl town. Zwettl was founded by the knights of Kuenring and was first mentioned in a monastery record in 1139. We look forward to the next tour, which takes us into the beautiful romantic Unesco city on the Danube - Melk.
Overnight in Zwettl.

Day 11: Zwettl – Melk (37 miles/60 km)
In the morning we leave Zwettl. This day’s route is a little more difficult, it will lead us beautiful wooded and rugged landscape. We will have a short breaks in a picturesque points and then will hit the road to the Unesco city Melk. At the point where the Danube enters the region of the Wachau lies the little town of Melk, dominated by the massive bulk of the Benedictine abbey, one of the best known and most splendid monastic houses in Austria. We will arrive in Melk afternoon and therefore we have time to visit the famous Melk Benedictine abbey.
Overnight in Melk.

Day 12: Melk – Krems (24 miles/38 km)
This day’s route is very easy, it will lead us alongside the river Danube through Unesco Wachau valley to Krems an Donau. The Wachau valley begins just where the magnificent baroque Abbey Melk arises on the southern bank. It is also a pleasure garden, and one of the most beautiful river valleys on the world. In 2000, the Wachau was declared part of the UNESCO World heritage. This unique work of art extends up to the city of Krems. Krems is one of the oldest towns in Austria, whose history is more ancient than a thousand years. The historical center of Krems is one of the most beautiful in Europe and in 2000 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Overnight in Krems.

Day 13: Krems – Vienna (51 miles/83 km)
This day’s route is not difficult, it will lead us alongside the river Danube; we will have a short break in a picturesque city of Klosterneuburg and then will hit the road to the capital of Austria. We will arrive in Vienna late afternoon. (It is recommended to spend an additional day in Vienna.)
Overnight in Vienna.

Day 14: Vienna – Bratislava, Slovak Republic (45 miles/72 km)
A third capital city and a third country, which we will visit on our cycle tour, is Bratislava - the capital of Slovakia. To take advantage of leisure time, we will take a walk through Bratislava´s historical centre; we can recommend you to visit the Bratislava castle or castle Děvín above Danube. (We recommend spending an extra day in Bratislava). Having bought some presents and enjoyed suppertime farewell in a restaurant or tavern, we are looking forward to Hungary.
Overnight in Bratislava.

Day 15: Bratislava – Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (24 miles/39 km)
We will depart from Bratislava and alongside the Danube we will come to a large lake - the megalomaniac dam of Gabcikovo, built during the period of socialism. Originally it be a joint Czechoslovak-Hungarian building with a view both to prevent flooding in this area, both to improve the navigability of the river. Then we continue to Rajka - first Hungarian town on our bike tour. After a short break we leave for spa town Mosonmagyaovar. Above all things the town's most valuable treasure is its thermal water, which is one of the five best medical thermal waters in Europe.
Overnight in Mosonmagyarovar.

Day 16 Mosonmagyarovar – Gyor (27 miles/43 km)
This day’s route is short and very easy, it will lead us through hinterland. We will bike through the small villages into one of the largest towns in Hungary - Gyor city. Győr, this ancient and living town hosts a vast array of architectural, cultural and natural treasures. Győr, Hungary's second richest town in historic buildings outside Budapest has won Europe-award for the protection of the historic buildings, in acknowledgment of the reconstruction of the Baroque centre of the town. Churches, palaces, museums, characteristic corner balconies and narrow lanes, all reminders of a historic past, invite visitors to take a walk in the centre of the town.
Overnight in Gyor.

Day 17: Gyor – Komarno, Slovakia (34 miles/55 km)
Our next day trip will cycle back to the Danube River. This day’s route is also very easy and it will lead us again on the Slovak side of the city of Komarno. Komarno, situated at the confluence of the rivers Vah and Danube is one of the oldest settlements in the Carpathian basin. It is a town with rich history. Its territory has been systematically inhabited since the Early Bronze Age. Most of the cultural and historical memorials are in the historical centre. At the moment Komarno is a busy frontier town of the Slovak republic.
Overnight in Komarno.

Day 18: Komarno – Esztergom, Hungary (33 miles/53 km or 43 miles/69 km)
Today you can choose between two different routes that lead to the same city, Esztergom. You could choose to travel on the Slovakian side or the Hungarian side on your way to Esztergom.

In the morning you can enjoy the last breakfast in Slovak Republic. Also, the last Slovak route is very light and lead us into Sturovo/Esztergom, a frontier city divided into two parts by the border - Slovakian and Hungarian. However, we will spend the night already on the Hungarian side not forgetting to visit the city centre with its famous basilica.

OR

In the morning you can enjoy the last breakfast in Slovak Republic. We will say good-bye to Komarno on the Slovak side and will go through the Hungarian side through the city of Tata to the town Esztergom. This bike route is a little longer and last time, we can try ride through a fragmented landscape. We will spend the night already on the Hungarian side not forgetting to visit the city centre with its famous basilica.
Overnight in Esztergom.

Day 19: Esztergom – Budapest (46 miles/74 km)
Enjoy one of the most beautiful part of cycle tracks in Hungary, leading through Szentendre village – an open-air museum. When we have visited it, we will pass through Szentendre city and are drawing nearer to Budapest - the goal of our journey. We will accommodate and dine with a subsequent walk through nocturnal Budapest. Because we did not have time to look at Budapest, we recommend to extend your stay. This day is for relaxation and farewell at the same time and it is a day for the last UNESCO heritage on our tour. Therefore we will visit Buda Castle Quarter, maybe the Parliament; we can recharge the batteries on top of Gelert in a spa. Shopping in the city centre on a pedestrian zone and farewell dinner in a restaurant will follow.
Overnight in Budapest.

Day 20: Budapest departure
We have packed and are waiting for our van, which will take us from the hotel to the airport. We are looking forward to go home, yet inwardly we promise to come back at some stage in the future.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Daily: Apr 15-Sep 23, 2019 (minimum 2 persons)

Prices

Category A: 4- and 5-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€3429
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€670
Extra Nights, Bratislava
Per person, double occupancy
€110
Extra Nights, Budapest
Per person, double occupancy
€110
Extra Nights, Cesky Krumlov
Per person, double occupancy
€120
Extra Nights, Prague
Per person, double occupancy
€140
Extra Nights, Vienna
Per person, double occupancy
€135
Category B: 3- and 4-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€3189
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€550
Extra Nights, Bratislava
Per person, double occupancy
€70
Extra Nights, Budapest
Per person, double occupancy
€65
Extra Nights, Cesky Krumlov
Per person, double occupancy
€65
Extra Nights, Prague
Per person, double occupancy
€65
Extra Nights, Vienna
Per person, double occupancy
€95
Category C: 3-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€2899
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€490
Extra Nights, Bratislava
Per person, double occupancy
€45
Extra Nights, Budapest
Per person, double occupancy
€55
Extra Nights, Cesky Krumlov
Per person, double occupancy
€45
Extra Nights, Prague
Per person, double occupancy
€50
Extra Nights, Vienna
Per person, double occupancy
€65

Dates

Aug 20, 2019 (minimum 6 participants; additional dates upon request)

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€2789
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€490
Extra Nights, Budapest
Per person, double occupancy
€55
Extra Nights, Prague
Per person, double occupancy
€50
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CZ EuroTour s.r.o. Terms and Conditions

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS, updated 2 0 1 7

The Cancellation Conditions are an essential part of the Order - Travel Agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement"), to settle the relations between the supplier and the customer. The customer confirms that he/she agrees with all conditions by signing the Agreement

1. The parties of the Agreement
1.1. The tour operator executes all legal acts pertaining to signing the Agreement especially the customers' registration. The tour operator executes ensures all payments between the customer and the supplier 1.2. The tour operator executes organizes and ensures all tour services including the services listed in the offer, which is always a part of the Agreement

2. The Cancellation Conditions
2.1. If the FIT customer will cancel the single hotel reservation later than 3 days prior to the date of arrival, the tour operator executes has the right to charge the following cancellation fees:

  • 
3 - 2 days 50% of the total amount
  • 2 - 0 days 100% of the total amount

2.2. If the FIT customer will cancel the package reservation later than 2 months prior to the date of arrival, the tour operator executes has the right to charge the following cancellation fees:

  • 2 - 1 month 15% of the total amount
  • 30 - 14 days 30% of the total amount
  • 
14 - 3 days 50% of the total amount
  • 3 - 0 days 100% of the total amount

2.3. If the Group customer will cancel the reservation later than 2 months prior to the date of arrival the tour operator executes has the right to charge the following cancellation fees:

  • 2 - 1 month 20% of the total amount
  • 30 - 14 days 35% of the total amount
  • 14 - 5 days 75% of the total amount
  • 
5 - 0 days 100% of the total amount

2.4. The percentage of the cancellation fee will be calculated from the maximum expected number of persons. No refund will be given in case of a cancellation during the stay. The tour operator executes can reduce the cancellation fees in case of an illness or similar reasons, which prevents undergo an ordered tour.
2.5. The same conditions are valid in case a 10% or more change in the number of clients. The reduction in the number of persons in a group up to 10% is without a charge
2.6. Cancellation of tickets and seats reservations cannot be accepted if reselling is not possible
2.7. The both parties can settle different group cancellation fees in exceptional cases
2.8. All cancellations and confirmations have to be in writing
2.9. The decisive time for the cancellation fee is the time when the cancellation's announcement will be delivered to the tour operator executes. The tour operator executes is obligated to send its confirmation immediately

GENERAL CONDITIONS

The General Conditions are an essential part of the Order - Travel Agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement"), to settle the relations between the supplier and the customer. The customer confirms that he/she agrees with all conditions by signing the Agreement

1. The parties of the Agreement
1.1. The tour operator executes all legal acts pertaining to signing the Agreement especially the customers’ registration. The tour operator ensures all payments between the customer and the supplier
1.2. The tour operator and ensures all tour services including the services listed in the offer, which is always a part of the Agreement

2. The Subject of the Agreement
2.1. The tour operator is obliged to provide all services in the extent and under the conditions listed in the relevant offer for its customers. The offer is revised according to the customer’s requirements and is valid only by the date of the latest revision that is recorded in the Agreement
2.2. The customer is obliged to pay the price in the offer

3. Signing Agreement
3.1. There are two signed copies of the Agreement. If the Agreement is sent by fax, the customer signs the Agreement and sends it signed back to the supplier
3.2. The customer signs the Order-Travel agreement on a pre-printed form. By filling it, signing it and sending it back to the supplier's address the agreement takes effect
3.3. The supplier sends the customer the invoice following the conditions listed in the offer
3.4. Having paid the full price of the trip the customer receives the voucher from the supplier. The voucher is used as a receipt for the trip. The Tour guide takes the voucher over from the person at the place where the trip starts according to the program in the offer
3.5. If the customer represents more customers and signs the agreement on their behalf, he/she claims that he/she is authorized to do so. He/she takes responsibility for their obligations toward the tour operator including paying for the trip, passing the information on them, providing necessary data for their trip registration (their names, surnames, passport numbers) in the tour operator

5. The changes of contracted services
5.1. The supplier is authorized to change the programme of the trip in necessary extent in case of natural disaster, political turmoil in a country, serious disease or any customer’s/guide’s diseases or injuries and under some other unusual circumstances. The trip guide is authorized to change the programme in order to ensure safety of the customers. The additional costs ensued from vis maior are paid by the customer
5.2. The changes under the section 6.1. are not the reason to withdraw from the agreement. The programme change is not a reason for a claim. The customer is entitled to receive a financial compensation from the supplier for the part of the trip that has not been accomplished. The supplier is obliged to inform the customer about the above mentioned changes in writing immediately
5.3. If the customer does not use, either partly or entirely, the services booked, paid and provided by the supplier, the customer is not entitled to receive any reimbursement or any discount on those services
5.4.If the suppplier breaches his duties ensuing from the offer and from the signed agreement, the customer is entitled to have reimbursed his/her advanced payment

6. The Trip Cancellation
6.1. Both the supplier and the customer can withdraw from the agreement on the grounds of the trip cancellation or for customer’s failure to keep to his obligations before the trip begins
6.2. The customer withdraws from the agreement on the date when the supplier receives the information about customer’s trip cancellation. The cancellation payments will be calculated on the grounds of the original price following the conditions listed in the offer, not deduced by bonuses and discounts
6.3. The customer is obliged to pay the cancellation payments following the conditions in the offer
6.4. If the customer willingly or for any other reason stops off his/her trip, or if he is delayed at the beginning of the trip for his reason the cessation is 100% of the price

7. Detailed Instructions for the Trip
7.1. Detailed information about the trip - each customer receives his hour itinirary at the beginning of the trip. The scheduled itinirary - the programme of the trip is a part of the offer

8. Passports and visas
8.1. The customer has to have a passport valid for the course of the trip. The travel documents have to follow requirements of all countries included in the trip organized by the supplier. The customer is obliged to follow all passport, customs, health, currency and other legal regulations of all countries. If he fails to do so the supplier does not bear any responsibility for possible consequences

9. Health Requirements
9.1. The customer is fully responsible for his health fitness in the course of the trip. Failing to follow the health principles is not considered as the reason for the trip withdrawal
9.2. The supplier recommends the customer to see his doctor and inform him about the trip before the trip begins

10. Insurance
10.1. By signing the agreement the customer becomes responsible for arranging their effective health insurance for all countries that are included in the trip
10.2. Health treatment insurance is not included in the price of the trip

11. Age Limit of the Customer
11.1. Children under 15 are allowed to take part in a trip only when accompanied by their legal guardians who are older than 18
11.2. The youth between 15-18 are allowed to take part in a trip without their legal guardians. Parents' or legal guardians' authorization in writing is required by the supplier

12. Customer’s Responsibilities
12.1. The customer takes part in a trip at his own risk
12.2. The customer shall follow the guide's instructions during the trip. He has to inform the guide about any individual changes of the programme. The customer is fully responsible for his behaviour during the trip and he has to act in a way so that the nature and the environment do not get damaged. The customer agrees to act accordingly to cultural customs of visited countries
12.3. If the customer is intoxicated by alcohol or by any other drug, or if his physical and psychical condition is not relevant to the programme activities the guide is authorized to expel him from a particular part of the trip. If the customer breaks any trip regulations or if he disrupts other paricipants in any extreme way the guide is authorized to expel the participant from the rest of the trip without any financial compensation. The same is applied if the customer breaks accommodation regulations. In such cases his failure to participate in the trip is not the responsibilty of the supplier and the supplier does not bear any financial or other responsibilities
12.4. The supplier does not have any responsibilties for the customer’s property damage, loss or theft

13. The Right to Claim
13.1. The supplier shall provide the customer with all the services listed in the offer properly and promptly. If the customer finds out that either the services provided are not identical with those listed in the offer or that the general conditions have been broken, he is entitled to submit his claims on the services
13.2. The customer is entitled to make a claim on the services to the supplier after the trip
13.3. In the course of the trip the customer can claim any deficiencies on the services to the guide. To settle the deficiency immediately the guide will record as the following : personal data of the claiming customer, the subject of the claim and the relevant requirements
13.4. The customer’s right to claim ceases if not applied within 3 months after the trip
13.5. The supplier has to settle the claim within 30 days after the trip if the deficiency has not been fixed during the trip

14.Customer's Responsibilities
14.1. The customer confirms that he is not aware of any health problems that may endanger his fitness or safety of other trip participants

14.2. The customer agrees to cover financially any potential damages that he causes to the facilities in the means of transportation or at the venue

14.3. The customer agrees that by signing the Agreemnet on behalf of a person younger than 18 he is acts either as a parent or a legal guardian
14.4. The customer agrees to provide the personal data necessary for the trip registration and for filing them in the customers’ database

15. Final Provision
15.1. The above mentioned General Conditions 2016 apply to all trips and services provided by the supplier. If needed the supplier is authorized to upgrade them
15.2. Both the rights and responsibilities of contracted parties pertaining to the Agreement are liable to the General Conditions 2016 following the Act No.159/199 Coll., Act No.101/2001 on protection of personal data and the Civil Code and ensuing legal regulations of the Czech Republic
15.3. The contracted parties confirm that they have read the Agreement and the Offer thouroughly and that they agree with their contents . They prove they have done that by signing the documents willingly
15.4. If the supplier provides services listed in the Offer by a foreign partner or an agency, the customers will follow both The Conditions issued by the foreign partner or agency and the above mentioned General Conditions 2016. It is possible to synchronize them for any contracted trip. However, this has to be done in writing

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