In my view, Prague is the most beautiful city in Europe. And even though it is the place where I guide most often, I love to lose myself in its popular and lesser-known parts in my free time and enjoy their unique atmosphere. Outside of the capital, the Czech Republic abounds in many wonderful places, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

I most often travel with groups to South Bohemia to visit Hluboká Castle, the picturesque town of Třeboň, and the mediaeval town of Český Krumlov, whose atmosphere will take you back six centuries.

Travellers also enjoy the spa towns of Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne, which offer beautiful walks along the colonnades, the possibility to taste the healing waters, and admire the splendid spa architecture.

We Czechs are rightly proud of the great number of charming castles, chateaus, and ruins our country has to offer. With groups, I regularly visit the fairytale-like castle of Karlštejn, the favourite seat of Charles IV, the castle of Konopiště, the last residence of Franz Ferdinand d’Este, the mediaeval Křivoklát and Loket Castles as well as Nelahozeves, one of the finest Renaissance castles in the country.

A visit to the wine-growing areas of southern Moravia is also an unmissable experience. Tourists appreciate its beautiful landscapes, wine tasting at local wine cellars, and unique cultural sights such as the Baroque gem of Valtice and Lednice with their extensive parks, both listed on the UNESCO list.

Published: 30. 1. 2020