Out to the countryside
Prague is a beautiful place with lots of charm and endless days can be spent wandering around the city. However, Prague is not the entire Czech Republic, as you will discover upon leaving the city. Czech villages have a charm of their own, without the splendour of the city, the luxury boutiques and cars.
We would like to take you on an escape tour away from the buzz of the city to the Czech countryside where life has a different pace and goulash is still made according to grandmother’s recipe.
Distance from Prague: 60km
Duration: 1 day
Min participants: 4+
Price: 1300czk/ €52
Includes entry fees, beer tasting, lunch with the first drink at Prak
We set off from Prague in the morning and arrive in Kacov, a small town on the river Sazava in time for the brewery to open. That is where the village meets for its morning prayer. After a tour of the brewery, which was established in 1457, we taste their beer and some typical Czech tapas before setting off to our next destination – the Sternberk castle, the oldest privately owned castle in the Czech Republic. The family Sternberk, who have lived at the castle continuously since 1241, lost it after the communist coup in 1949 only to regain their ownership in 1992. In the meantime, the family was allowed to stay at the castle, earl Jiri as a tour guide and his wife, countess Kunhuta, selling tickets for his tours. The castle thus avoided being plundered and today has one of the most interesting displays of antiques and period furniture countrywide.
The last stop on our tour will be the Lipican horse breeding farm of Prak, a perfect venue for lunch and great views of the countryside. We return to Prague late in the afternoon.