Trails of Bohemian Paradise

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06 Nights / 07 Days
Prague
Prague

Start and end in Prague! With the Sightseeing tour 1 Week in Bohemia: Culture and Nature, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Prague, Czech Republic and 5 other destinations in Czech Republic.

Fantastic tour in only 7 days. This short tour will experience the staggering beauty of the Czech Republic. The capital city Prague is the most beautiful city in the world! And we have so many fairytale towns and amazing nature landscapes…

Day 01: Prague – Jicin
Upon arrival meet-assist at airport & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Jicin – Prachovske Skaly rocks | 11 km
You can choose between a longer (11 km) and a shorter (7.5 km) route on your second day. Both trails take you via an undulating terrain, through the rock city of Prachovské Skály, and end in Prachov. The longer route starts with a walk from the hotel to Valdštejnská Lodžie, a summer house, which is one of the most interesting landmarks of the Jičín region. It continues with a warm-up on the steep Zebín hill (a conical basalt peak), with a chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on its top. The peak offers a spectacular panoramic view over the entire Jičín region. The trail continues towards the Prachov village and connects with the shorter route before entering the Prachovské Skály rocks. The beginning of the sandstone formations dates back to the Mesozoic era when the whole area was flooded. Millions of years later, the region was pushed up by tectonic powers, the flood shrank back, and the seabed split into separate blocks. The walk takes approximately 3.5 h.

Day 03: Prachovske Skaly rocks – Libosovice | 16 km
The third day starts with a walk through a mild terrain with beautiful views to the ruins of the Gothic rock castle Pařez. The castle dates back to the late 14th – early 15th century. Your route then takes you to the small town of Sobotka. The town offers many sights to enjoy. 

Day 04: Libosovice – Hruba skala | 26 km
After breakfast, you will head off to the small village Vesec – a favourite location to many film producers. The walk continues through the valley of Klenice, by the Plakánek stream, passes by the Obora lake and reaches Kost Castle. Kost Castle is the best-preserved Gothic castle in Bohemia. It was built in the end of the 14th century on a sandstone rock formation. You can take a guided tour of the castle. The next part of the journey continues through the Podtrosecké údolí valley, where in the 16th century locals built a system of ponds, preserved until present day. By one of the 8 marshes you will find a suitable for lunch restaurant. The last stop for the day is the Trosky castle – the symbol of the Bohemian Paradise. It was built in the 14th century between two volcanic rock massifs, with towers located on each hill. The higher tower is called The Maiden, and the lower and more robust is named The Old Woman. Thanks to its defensive stone wall and advantageous strategic position the castle stood well against all military attacks. Since the Thirty Years War the castle has become desolate. 

Day 05: Hruba skala – Mala skala | 20 km
The day begins with a walk exploring Hrubá Skála rock city. The rock city consists of about 400 sandstone towers. Some of them are 60 meters high (380 meters above sea level). The trail leads you through the Bukovina arboretum, the Mouse Hole rock passage, and passes by the cave named Adam’s Bed. You will then reach a spectacular viewpoint called Mariánská vyhlídka, opening Bohemian Paradise’s most beautiful views. The path continues to the upper part of the Hruboskalská Plateau. Situated on the plateau is your next stop – the Valdštejn castle, built in the middle of the 13th century. You will then continue to the end of the rock ridge Hlavatice (a lonely rock located at the edge of the Hruboskalská Plateau). You will ascend to the top via stairs with railings to reach an observation point, opening a panoramic view on Turnov, Ještěd hill, and Bezděz. The trail continues with a descend to Turnov, where you will have the opportunity to visit the museum of the Bohemian Paradise. The next stop is in Dolánky – the modern museum of Bohemian Paradise nature. Then you will continue to Drábovna (a small rock town). A marked path will take you to the ruins of a castle from the Middle ages – Frýdštejn, after which you will descent to the rock castle Vranov, also known as Pantheon. With its length of almost 400 m it is considered the most complicated rock castle in Bohemia. The form of the castle was determined by the sandstone cliffs, in which it was built before 1425. It was abandoned during the 16th century. Later modifications transformed the ruins of the castle into a romantic monument available to the public called the Pantheon. Reconstruction was completed in summer 1826 when a chapel was built high above the Jizera valley. The trail ends with a descent to Mala Skala. 

Day 06: Circular Walk around Mala Skala | 16 km
After breakfast your route begins with an ascend around Suché Skály (Dry Rocks) – a narrow rock massive from hard sandstone, lifted up by the Alpine-Carpathian folding. You will then continue to the Besedické Skály – a rock labyrinth. The Besedické skály Rocks are located on the left bank of the Jizera River above Malá Skála. The walls of the rock maze hide the Kalich praying room, among other things. A ladder is cut into sandstone, with an inscription bearing the year 1634. At that time, secret services of the Czech Brethren were held during the anti-reformation period. The route ends back in Mala Skala, where you can visit the Bouček’s farm. This is a two-storey wooden building with a gallery – a wonderful example of the rural architecture in Mala Skala region. The gallery, named after Josef Jíra (famous local artist) exhibits a collection of paintings and sculptures made by more than 120 Czech artists of 20th century. A separate part contains a permanent showcase of the painter Josef Jíra’s artworks. 

Day 07: Departure
Departure to Prague.

City Nights Hotels
Jicin 01 Hotel Jicin
Prachovské Skály   Park hotel Skalni Mesto
Sobotka 01 Hotel Pošta
Libošovice 03 Hrubá Skála

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– 06 nights accommodation as per program
– English speaking guide
– Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners
– Entrance fee as per program
– All sightseeing & excursion by private vehicle
– All transport and listed activities
– All present government taxes.

• International Flights.
• Personal Expenses.
• Camera / Video Camera Fees.
• Medical Aid.
• Tips.
• Travel Insurance.

• Accommodation in good hotels.

• Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.

• Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost. – Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.

• A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.

• If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.

• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

• In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.

• In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.

• While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.

• Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.

• In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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