PRAGUE -- On walking tours available this year in the Czech
Republic region, visitors can hike mountain trails, study
prehistoric cave drawings or catch a glimpse of the last solar
eclipse of the millennium. Some of the packages are outlined below.
The Bohemia & High Tatras Trek is a 14-night journey. It
visits Bohemia and the High and Low Tatras, a mountain region in
The tour starts and ends in Prague with guided city tours before
traveling by train to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The
hiking excursions traverse landscapes that have underground
caverns, vineyards and glacier lakes.
The walking level is described as moderate, and the program has
walks of four to six hours on some days. Other recreational options
such as mountain biking and river rafting are available.
Departures are scheduled from May 24 through Sept. 20. The
land-only cost is $895 for departures from July 5 through Sept. 6.
All other departures are $815. Some meals and sightseeing are
Adventure Center, Phone: (800) 227-8747, Fax: (510) 654-4200,
E-mail: [email protected]The 10-night Treasures of Prague and Cesky Krumlov: The Art and
Culture of Bohemia is an arts-focused package whose tour guides
claim to uncover "the deeper meanings behind the physical
Aesthetic food for thought ranges from Baroque architecture to
prehistoric cave drawings. Sightseeing in Prague includes the
Gallery of Modern Art, Prague Castle and the Loreto Shrine.
Visitors can participate in art-making activities on the banks of
the Vltava River.
After six days in Prague, the tour travels to the Cesky Krumlov
The group size is 12 to 18 participants. Graduate academic
credit is available from Portland State University.
The land-only cost is $2,425 per person, including sightseeing,
some meals and accommodations with private baths. The single
supplement is $400. Agent commission is 12% to 15%. Walking Softly
Adventures, Phone: (888) 743-0723, Fax: (503) 788-0463, E-mail: [email protected]The seven-night Gems of Bohemia and Austria itinerary follows
old trade routes between the imperial cities of Prague and Vienna,
The journey starts in Prague and ventures to the nearby Cesky
Raj, known as "the Bohemian paradise." The tour goes on to Austria
for a Danube River cruise, wine-country hiking and Roman-ruin
sightseeing. The itinerary ends with guided tours in Vienna.
The walking level is described as easy to moderate on good
trails with up to four hours of walking each day. Van support is
available. Departure dates are June 13, Aug. 5 and Sept. 26. The
Aug. 5 tour ends in Salzburg in order to witness the solar eclipse
on Aug. 11.
The land-only cost is $2,095 and includes accommodations,
sightseeing and some meals. Incentive offers are available. Classic
Journeys, Phone: (800) 200-3887, Fax: (619) 454-5770, Web: www.classicjourneys.com, E-mail: [email protected]