Several international travel agencies offer travel packages that focus exclusively on Prague and the Czech Republic or offer Czech destinations as part of a "Central European" or "Eastern European" tour. A few of the best are described below.
U.S.-based Kensington Tours (300 Delaware Ave, Suite 1704, Wilmington, DE 19801; tel. 888/903-2001; fax 866/613-7599; www.kensingtontours.com) offers a luxury "Five Days in Prague" tour that includes day trips to Karlovy Vary and Kutná Hora, and a 10-day discovery tour that includes Budapest and Vienna.
U.S. operator Tauck's (tel. 800-788-7885; www.tauck.com) 2-week eastern European tour that includes Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, and Vienna. Another tour, called "A Week in Imperial Europe," focuses on the capital cities of central Europe.
The Czech domestic operator Cedok (Na Príkope 18; tel. 221-447-242; www.cedok.com) offers several highly rated Czech packages, including to the best-known castles in Bohemia and to the country's UNESCO-listed cities.
Adventure & Wellness Trips
The Bohemian and Moravian countryside is covered with bike paths and organized bike trips have become very popular. These usually include airport pickups, hotels along the way, bike and helmet rentals, and a van to carry your belongings as you cycle. One of the most popular rides is the 400km run from Prague to Vienna along mostly dedicated bike paths and country roads. The Czech-based Greenways Travel Club (tel. 519-511-572; www.gtc.cz) maintains a list of organized bike trips, including the Prague-Vienna trail and several specialty bike tours that mix cycling with exploring the beer region of southern Bohemia or the wine region of southern Moravia.
Food & Wine Trips
Trips that combine sightseeing with wine-tasting or eating and/or cooking are only starting to get going in the Czech Republic. Cedok, Greenways Travel Club, and other operators run tours to the wine areas of southern Moravia.
The U.S.-based operator Ipswich Tours (8 Herrick Dr, Ipswich, MA 01938; tel. 877/356-5163; fax 978/356-0382; www.ipswichtours.com) runs a 15-day "Gourmet" tour of the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary that combines traditional sightseeing with a special emphasis on local foods.
For more information on Package Tours and for tips on booking your trip, see www.frommers.com/planning.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.