The Czech Republic

For a small landlocked country in Central Europe that’s only officially existed for a few decades, the Czech Republic is an exciting destination with an eventful history and a rich cultural tapestry that sits firmly on many vacationers’ itineraries.

The Czech people are proud of their diverse heritage. Over the centuries, the country welcomed travelling Germans, Italians and French, including a large number of deserters from Napoleon’s army. As they worked and lived together, these diverse people melded traditions and worldviews, establishing a Czech culture that is open, accommodating and familiar, no matter where you hail from.

The countryside and small towns are well loved for their charming cobblestone laneways, delightful chateaux and fairy-tale castles. The capital Prague has all these charming elements, but also infuses a modern mindset – it’s a dynamic city with a global reputation for fine dining, modern art and an inspiring music scene.

Albatross Tours runs exciting Czech Republic tours over Christmas that take in the best of the snow- covered countryside, the pleasant villages and the pleasures of Prague.

Tours featuring the Czech Republic

A Medieval Bohemian Christmas

12 Inspiring Days

Celebrate Christmas in medieval Cesky Krumlov, visiting Christmas markets, Rothenburg, Prague, Schonbrunn Palace, Melk Monastery, Cesky Budejovice, plus more!
  • Leisurely 2 and 3 night stays
  • Visit festive Christmas Markets
  • Small group size - just 10 to 28
  • Character hotels in superb locations

Bohemia & Christmas in the
Tyrol Tour

16 Captivating Days

Celebrate Christmas over 5 nights in the Austrian Tyrol exploring Christmas markets in Vienna, Rothenburg, Nurnberg, Prague, Salzburg, Schonbrunn Palace, plus more!
  • Leisurely 2, 3 and 5 night stays
  • Visit festive Christmas Markets
  • Small group size - just 10 to 28
  • Character hotels in superb locations

Bohemian Christmas

11 Festive Days

Imagine shopping in the Christmas Markets of Europe’s greatest cities. Stay in vibrant Berlin, ancient Dresden, medieval Prague and amazing Nürnberg.

  • Visit 7 Christmas Markets
  • Leisurely 2 and 3 night stays
  • Small group size - now capped at 28!
  • Breakfast daily and 7 dinners

Glorious Germany & the Czech
Republic Tour

14 Glorious Days

See Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdam’s Palaces and ‘Bridge of Spies’, Prague’s medieval Hradcany Castle and WWII Colditz. 
  • Leisurely 2 and 3 night stays
  • Small group size - 10 to 28
  • 20 Meals included
  • Character hotels in superb locations

Glorious Germany, Czech Republic
& the Passion Play

20 Superb Days

See Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie, relax in the magnificent Saxon Switzerland National Park and experience the extraordinary Oberammergau Passion Play!

  •     Leisurely 2 and 3 night stays
  •     Small group size - just 10 to 28
  •     'My Time' guaranteed
  •     Best seats for the Passion Play

Czech Republic Highlights

  • Prague: Often regarded as one of Europe’s most charming cities, Prague is a large city in central Czech Republic whose skyline abounds with ornate spires, unique domed roofs, and gold-tipped towers. Found among cobbled laneways and walled courtyards, the medieval architecture in Prague creates a fairy-tale-like atmosphere throughout the entire city. Spend an afternoon wandering through the town before settling in at one of the many fine dining establishments and you’ll see why Prague is such an important part of Czech Republic tourism.
  • Český Krumlov: Located in on a ford of the Vltava River in the South Bohemian Region, Český Krumlov is a small but charming town built around an elegant town square and an imposing baroque castle. Outside of town is Šumava National Park, a majestic collection of towering spruce forests and glacial lakes – an environment that is particularly pretty when the snow falls around Christmas.
  • Brno: The largest city in the Moravian region and the second largest in all of the Czech Republic, Brno is a bustling urbane centre that’s full of energy and excitement. The city expertly balances tradition with modernity. Traditional Moravian folk festivals are held on the streets outside baroque buildings that are home to modern art galleries, museums and chic cafes.