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Prague to Dresden

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 25 people
Destination(s): Czech Republic   Germany  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 489 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 489 Euro (EUR)

Discover Moritzburg Castle near Dresden, one of Europe's most beautiful hunting palaces. Bike to Pillnitz Palace and pass the curved steel bridge called “The Blue Miracle." Take a hike to the Bastei, the well-known lookout point in “Saxon Switzerland" with stunning vistas of the romantic Elbe Valley. You will pedal through the gardens of Bohemia and pass orchards on your way to the Baroque Ploskovice Palace and the famous wine village Melnik at the confluence of Elbe and Moldavia. Relax in comfortable hotels and follow the old transport trails along the Moldavia's dreamy course from Prague.

Prague, the Golden City and cultural highlight of this tour, will enchant you with a unique atmosphere created by the mix of modern life, rich history and cultural tradition. Experience the outstanding, well-preserved historical center of Prague on a guided tour and be amazed by the multitude of gold covered domes, fountains and statues - evidence of the city's former wealth. Traveling in the Czech Republic is as safe as traveling in any western European country. It means safe biking on well maintained back roads and bike trails, and the local people will welcome you openly.

The Czech Republic is the youngest European country, born in 1993 when the Czechoslovak Federal Republic split into two independent states. It has a rich cultural heritage, however, and its cities, villages and spa towns rank among the world's top cultural and historical destinations. Although the country's forests and mountains have been inhabited since ancient times, you can still find wilderness with unique scenery. In the Czech Republic, you will pedal through the gardens of Bohemia, pass orchards, palaces and wine villages, and follow old trade routes and scenic rivers.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Prague. Prague “The Golden City” offers various possibilities for spending time. A visit to one of the famous museums, Prague Castle or the magnificent bridges, will be the ultimate experience during your stay. Overnight in Prague.

Day 2: Individual Sightseeing in Prague. The historic centre is ideal for exploring on foot and the friendly atmosphere in the shops, cafes and wine bars make it a delightful place to visit. Standing astride the River Vltava, the highlights include the sixteen arches of the 14th century Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square, the irregular cobbled square with its famous Astronomical Clock.

Moreover, during a walking tour you will discover the Old and Lesser Towns, the Baroque church of St. Nicholas, and Wencelas Square. The square is one of Prague’s most historic, was named in 1848, and contains the statue of St Wenceslas on horseback. Overnight in Prague.

Day 3: Prague – Melnik (approximately 50 km/31 miles). Cycling tour from Prague to Melnik. Along the river Vlatva you will cycle to Melnik – the centre of the Bohemian wine route. From Melnik castle you can enjoy a wonderful view to the spot there the river Elbe meets the river Vlatva. Overnight in Melnik.

Day 4: Melnik – Litomerice (approximately 45 km/28 miles). Cycling tour from Melnik to Litomerice. From Melnik to Litomerice you will pass Terezin – the former Jewish Ghetto. Litomerice with its superb houses is the political and cultural centre of the region. Overnight in Litomerice.

Day 5: Litomerice – Decin (approximately 50 km/31 miles). Cycling tour from Litomerice to Decin. The today’s hop will goes via Usti nad Labem to Decin. On the way you will pass the Castle Strekov. Overnight in Decin.

Day 6: Decin – Bad Schandau (approximately 20 km/12 miles). Cycling tour from Decin to Bad Schandau. Between Decin and Bad Schandau you will see the impressive sandstone massif in the region Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland. Overnight in Bad Schandau.

Day 7: Bad Schandau – Dresden (approximately 45 km/28 miles). Cycling tour from Dresden to Bad Schandau. Through the towering Elbe Sandstone Massif and delightful riverbank meadows you will cycle to Dresden, the “Florence of the Elbe”. Overnight in Dresden.

Day 8: Departure from Dresden.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Category A:
* Tour package: EUR 489
* Single room surcharge: EUR 180
- Category B:
* Tour package: EUR 449
* Single room surcharge: EUR 130

* Bike Rental: EUR 50.

Prices Includes:
- 7 overnights in en-suite rooms
- Rich continental breakfast
- Welcome drink in Prague
- Detailed information material and cycling maps
- Luggage transport between the hotels
- 24 hour hotline.

Daily: April 1 - Oct 2, 2011