Gwen Kozlowski, General Manager of Exeter International has been recognized as the expert in deluxe travel to the Czech Republic by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and is a Wendy Perrin Wow Trusted Travel Expert. Let our team plan your trip to the Czech Republic and make it extraordinary.
In the very heart of Europe, the Czech Republic might seem tiny but its historical and cultural treasures are vast. Beyond its famous capital of Prague, the country offers an eclectic blend of experiences: from the romantic and picturesque small towns, to impressive castles and family owned wineries, to rolling hills perfect for active exploration.
The erstwhile Kingdom of Bohemia, the Czech Republic as we know it today, has been integral to European history. The Habsburgs absorbed it into Austro-Hungarian Empire and much of the history that we know today is from the reign of Maria Teresa and Franz Josef. Even today, the Czech Republic has three distinct regions – Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (much of whose original lands are now a part of Poland) and is characterized by beautiful cities and towns, gorgeous architecture, a fine tradition of glass work, therapeutic spas and of course, Pilsner beer.
While Prague has enamored the world unequivocally, the hidden gems of the Czech countryside are not to be missed. Towns like Cesky Krumlov and Telc are extremely atmospheric and one can almost feel the walls resonate with medieval splendor.
The Czech Republic has spawned several artists, writers, sportsmen, authors and poets of international repute and its architecture is reminiscent of several European styles but the most whimsical and best known came with the advent of Art Nouveau. Uncover the beauty of this beautiful country with Exeter International’s expert guides.
For custom luxury travel and tours to the Czech Republic, please contact one of our travel experts, or read on below for more information about where to go and when, along with our Insider's Guide.
The Czech Republic has a continental climate. High summer (July and August) can be hot and more crowded than usual. April, May and June and September and October are ideal times to visit for good weather. Blossoms in the spring and fall foliage in the Autumn months.
The Prague Spring Festival is now in its 8th decade, and is a popular time to visit for performing arts, particularly symphony orchestras, however there are cultural events on each month of the year and you will never be at a loss for musical performances, whenever you go.
One of the increasingly popular times to travel to the Czech Republic is in November for the Christmas Markets. Mulled wine and spiced gingerbread keep the cold away.
Read Gwen Kozlowski’s Insider Guide to the Czech Republic, and get in touch with us to help you plan your trip.
In Prague, explore the labyrinths of cobblestone streets lined with architecture from all of Europe’s great eras and enjoy the delicacies of local cuisine. The city of thousand spires and dozens of bridges fills your days with amazing sites and your nights with endless flow of culture. With concerts at churches and jazz clubs in addition to the city’s three major theaters, the music never stops.
Leave the bustling capital behind on a trip to the delightful countryside and treat yourself to a night at a 14th century monastery – now a wonderful hotel – in Cesky Krumlov in Southern Bohemia.
Follow in the steps of European royalty and intellectuals and enjoy a stay at one of the spa towns in Western Bohemia – Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) or Marjanske Lazne (Marienbad).
Explore Moravia and its wine cellars or Jewish heritage in the UNESCO listed Mikulov. Visit the battlefield of Austerlitz or one of the many charming castles that used to guard the safety and prosperity of the Czech Kingdom.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you for travel in the Czech Republic based on your exact preferences and interests.
The Czech Republic is rich in Jewish heritage, many of our travelers visit to research their ancestry. Let us take you back to your familial roots and connect you with the best genealogy specialists to uncover as much as possible about your ancestry. Chances are you may discover a new meaning behind your name or find your family’s long lost home you only know from stories. At Terezin you can learn about the Holocaust and make it an even more personal and unforgettable experience by meeting a survivor.
Before you embark your River cruise, spend a few days in one of the cities close by. Prague is a wonderful place to visit before or after any cruise. Located right in the heart of Europe, the main cruise ports are just a short journey away. A three night stay at one of the city’s luxury hotels may be the perfect start or end to your cruise experience. Stroll across Charles Bridge through Prague’s beautiful Old Town or explore the medieval Strahov Monastery where you can enjoy our VIP tour of its famous library.
Enjoy the freedom of driving yourself and discovering small towns and villages? The Czech Republic is the ideal self-drive destination. Our self-drive programs allow you to do just that with the help of a pre-programmed GPS delivered to you before you leave home and with the services of our 24 hour local staff. We can craft the perfect self-drive itinerary to fit your taste, pace and budget. Let us introduce you to the essentials of each city and give you suggestions of what to do on your own. Just plug in your Exeter pre-programmed GPS and let your adventure begin!
The Czech Republic combines well with Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Road connections between the Central European capitals are excellent, or we can arrange for a private car and driver. For the ultimate independence you can choose to self-drive, and we will arrange for you to meet your guides in each destination. Alternatively, you may choose to take trains between the various cities.