Traditional Valentine’s Day in Prague
Whether you like St. Valentine’s Day or not or simply don’t care, there are always plenty of good reasons for spending a weekend in the Czech Republic. February here has many advantages for tourists – it is less crowded and offers lower prices to name just two. This is particularly true of Prague
, with its romantic walks through the lanes of the Old Town
, panoramic views and superb restaurants offering a selection of the very best of Czech cuisine. You can certainly choose many more activities to spice up your vacation in a city rich in possibilities.
Fairy-tale in Český Krumlov
The town of Český Krumlov
in South Bohemia is a good choice for those who are looking for a more private Valentine’s Day. A favourite destination of Czech lovers, this small town spread out along the banks of the River Vltava looks as though it has been created just for romantic Valentine’s weekends. With its picturesque houses hidden along the meanders of the river and the elegant castle above them, it is worth visiting at any time of the year, including February. Hotels and guest houses always have special Valentine’s packages for couples. And you can have your picture taken at a photo session with period costumes offered by the local photographic studio. Apart from accommodation in romantic suites and delicious dinners, the packages often also include entrance to the castle and its majestic tower.
Luxury at the Chateau Mcely
If you are searching for luxury, get out your map and look for the small village of Mcely with its beautifully restored chateau, situated only one hour’s drive to the north-east of Prague. The Chateau Mcely
is a spa hotel surrounded by vast expanses of land, providing plenty of space for walks after a professional massage. You can bring the day to an enjoyable climax with a Valentine’s dinner offering a special aphrodisiac menu. When serving its customers, Chateu Mcely puts its faith in its highly professional staff and tried and tested suppliers. This strategy is well-thought out in all details, including the Chateau’s own cosmetic products which are used at the pampering massage sessions.
Exciting experiences in the Czech mountains
As there is still enough snow in February, those who prefer a more active way of spending Valentine’s Day cannot go wrong with a skiing trip. You will be delighted to find almost empty resorts and slopes, as most skiers come at Christmas or during the “spring holidays” usually in March. So now when you have decided on the date of your winter holiday, you just have to choose the right destination. There are a variety of options, such as the ever popular Krkonoše
, the romantic Beskids, the vast Šumava
or the snowy hills of Jeseníky
Relaxation at a Spa
Delicious food, luxurious hotels and comfort are guaranteed in the famous “spa triangle
” in West Bohemia. Each of the three spa towns has its own specific features, but all of them share a high standard of services offered. Depending on your personal taste and preferences, you can decide on the famous Karlovy Vary
, the cosy Mariánské lázně
or the peaceful Františkovy lázně
. Other Czech spa towns are also worth visiting for couples, who can have a massage or just soak in the Jacuzzi. In the mountain town of Janské lázně, you can combine relaxation with sports and try out the popular ski resort of Černá hora – Pec. And of course there are also renowned spas in East Bohemia– in the town of Velké Losiny, they have used local thermal springs to fill the entire aqua park.