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Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking: Prague to Salzburg: Baroque Treasures & Austrian Peaks

Austria, Czech Republic, Europe

from $3,698* per person 6 Days July, September, October
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Airport near prague, czech republic
  • Active & Adventure trips
Start with Prague, a true gem of Eastern Europe, a bustling culture and dramatic architecture that inspires at every turn. Head south and the Czech Republic reveals itself one quiet village at a time. Hearty meals. Earnest people eager to share stories. Stretches of quiet road. Simple farmland. Raw beauty. Cross the Danube and speed through time. You’ll encounter Austria's stark, jagged peaks. And a joy in the countryside, in the people and in the culture. It’s amazing the contrast of these neighboring European countries.

    Discover two intriguing countries and cultures
    Gentle pastoral strolls in the Czech Republic and dramatic alpine treks in Austria
    A guided visit in Český Krumlov, an incredible World Heritage site
    Hike glorious glacier-carved valleys to castles and picture-perfect villages
    Trace Czech history with Helena, our friend and historian

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Austria, Czech Republic, Europe

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Itinerary

Day 1 Gentle pastoral strolls to picture-perfect villages in the Czech Republic Walk from a 13th-century monastery through rolling pastureland, evergreen forests and roads lined by fruit trees in southern Bohemia.

Day 2 Historian-led visit of enchanting Český Krumlov, an incredible World Heritage site with cobblestone streets, Baroque and Renaissance houses, vaulted passageways and hidden squares Hike into the hills for sweeping city views.

Days 3-4 Journey to Austria to discover a second intriguing country and culture  Ascend by cable car from Traunsee (one of Austria’s deepest lakes) to Feuerkogel peak, where a heavenly hike with stunning vistas await When better to taste apfelstrudel, the delicious signature highland dish, than mid-trek at a cozy alpine hut A walking tour of the tiny, World Heritage site town of Hallstatt reveals ancient salt-mining roots  Amble among cascading waterfalls.

Days 5-6 Dramatic alpine treks to castles and glacier-carved valleys Ride a cog train from the storybook village of St. Wolfgang up Schafberg Mountain - you won’t want to miss this photo op! Schuhplattler dancers treat us to a lively performance Hike to St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s mother Stretch your legs on a leisurely walk around Fuschlsee, a beautiful lake sheltered by pine-clad hills.

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