This is a region with a hospitable landscape of lakes and rivers, forests and meadows, water castles and splendid chateaux, historical towns and picturesque villages.
DAY 1Transfer from the Václav Havel Airport /2h 15 mins/
Český Krumlov is a small medieval town built on a looping bend on the Vltava River in the foothills of the Šumava, and widely considered to be one of the most picturesque towns in the Czech Republic. The entire old town is a UNESCO world-heritage site and highlights include the magnificent Renaissance castle and the church of St Vitus, The Egon Schiele Art Centre with an exhibition documenting the life and work of Egon Schiele, now used as a studio for young resident artists and the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel an authentic and fascinating collection of unique period images, postcards and glass-plate negatives, along with well-preserved, functioning cameras, enlargers and darkroom equipment
Český Krumlov has become a very popular place for weddings, due to its natural beauty and plenty of historical monuments. There is also a very good selection of 3* and 4*hotels with a great location, bars, cafés and restaurants.
Vyšší Brod Monastery /32 mins/ is one of the most important historical landmarks of South Bohemia. The Cistercian monastery, which was founded in 1259, is located on the right bank of the river Vltava in the south-west part of the town of Vyšší Brod.
Zlatá Koruna Monastery /40 mins/ belongs to the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the Czech Republic, a place of concentration, meditation and prayer. The monastery complex consists predominately of Gothic buildings with Baroque or Rococo adjustments.
Holašovice /27 mins/ is an exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a traditional central European village. It has a large number of outstanding 18th- and 19th-century vernacular buildings in a style known as 'South Bohemian folk Baroque', and preserves a ground plan dating from the Middle Ages, which even ensured inclusion of Holašovice in the UNESCO world heritage list.
Chateau Hluboká /27 mins/ located in town Hluboká nad Vltavou, is one of the most charming Czech Castles inspired by Romantic Windsor chateaus in England and imbued with an elegance that charms as well as enthralls. This romantic location is ideal for weddings and romantic occasions as well as any family or work celebration. The town itself has got a good selection of hotels and restaurants.
The Chateau Třeboň /35mins/ located in Třeboň region is an outstanding example of Renaissance architecture and is the town's foremost monument. It was once no more than a modest farmstead, later rebuilt into a fortress, and finally altered into a stone castle. The region has geographically picturesque flat landscape complete with many fishponds, woods and peat bogs. If peaceful walks are what is sought, then this the ideal place to visit.
Červená Lhota Chateau /45 mins/ is a charming picturesque Renaissance building standing in the middle of a lake on a rocky island. Its is a destination of thousands of tourists every year who come to admire the château's specific bright-red roof tiles. This romantic place with a fascinating surrounding is very often used for organizing weddings.
Jindřichův Hradec State Castle and Chateau /25 min/ is the third largest historical complex of the 13th century in the country. The chateau’s complicated structural development consists of several sightseeing trails that lead to the Gothic palace, the Renaissance palace, the Black Kitchen and others areas. In the Renaissance interiors is located the Napoleon's bed and the piano played by Mozart. The State Castle and Chateau may be used for weddings and cultural and social events.
The town Slavonice /37 mins/ has a traditional medieval renaissance city centre with Sgraffito covered buildings dating from the 14th to 16th centuries. The Sgraffito are the second oldest in the Czech Republic, with older existing only in Prague. The renaissance character of the town is due to a period of extreme wealth when Slavonice were an important town on the route from Prague to Vienna. When the route was relocated to the north, the town's source of wealth dried up as the local farming and forestry activities could never generate enough income. The town is therefore very much preserved in its renaissance look.