Arrive and meet in Prague
Senetarov: folk museum (history of region's mother of pearl button industry)
Olesnice in the Czech Moravian Highlands: Modrotisk Danzinger, one of the few remaining blueprint workshops in the world.
Olomouc, famous for its Baroque buildings, including the Archbishop's Palace and the UNESCO listed Plague Column.
Valasske Mezirici: Moravian Gobelin Factory. Founded in 1898, the factory is a centre devoted to the hand production and restoration of textiles: tapestries, rugs, and theatre curtains.
Roznov pod Radhosten: Wallachian Open-Air Museum. The area was populated by Wallachians, so the style of architecture and folk costume is unlike other areas of the Czech Republic and Moravia. Huge collection of buildings.
Novy Jicin heritage centre: the town is famous for its felt hat manufacture.
Zlin: Baťa Shoe Museum. More than a thousand exhibits introduce visitors to the history of footwear, footwear manufacture and the craft of shoemaking.
We are now in South Moravia which has a very different feel and culture. The chalk hills are suited to the wine-growing industry, which is featured in the Straznice folk museum.
Uherske Hradiste: Slovakian Museum.
Blatnice pod Sv Antoninem: Visit to Centre of Moravian Folk art and trades where the traditional arts are taught and kept alive
Straznice: folk museum and fine open-air museum. The buildings in this museum are very different from the Wallachian Museum and equally fascinating.
Dolni Vestonice (just north of Mikulov): museum of the mammoth hunters. Dolni Vestonice is one of the most important old stone age sites in the the world. It is famous for the Venus of Dolni Vestonice, the oldest ceramic female figure ever found, but you will also see impressions of woven material in fired clay, which pushed back the history of weaving by at least 17,000 years.
Brno - perhaps most famous for the Mies van der Rohe's modernist masterpiece, Villa Tugendhat, the Czech Republic's second city boasts excellent museums and galleries as well as excellent shops.
May 26th - am free in Brno pm transfer to Prague.
Cost includes transfers in the Czech Republic, guide, entrance to sites included in the programme, bed and breakfast accommodation in 3* hotels, tour booklet. £895 is based on sharing a room.
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