This trip is actually 3 trips in 1 and focuses on the heart of the Habsburg Empire. Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia. Three countries that were born in the 20th century but that mark the most characteristic manifestations of Central European culture since the Middle Ages. We selectively and very carefully visit jewel cities and explore them in depth. We see the magnificent capitals of Vienna and Prague.
We have our fill of palaces, music, theaters, Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque buildings. Beauty, culture, taste and grace. We go to the fairy-tale Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and get lost in its architecture of incomparable beauty. But we also go to the most famous spa towns of imperial Europe: Baden and Karlovy Vary. Where the term holiday luxury was born, when luxury was only for the crowned and the deep aristocracy. But if all these have something to offer humanity today, it is art. And Austria, beyond opera, waltzes and chocolate, also has great painting to offer.
Egon Schiele, the greatest Austrian painter of the 19th and 20th centuries. He is identified with the famous Vienna School, to which Gustav Klimt also belongs. But we, on this trip, choose to pay tribute to Sile, and visit the beautiful Cesky Krumlov, his mother’s birthplace, where he went and painted his masterpieces during the last 10 years of his life. This Versus Travel journey has many more stories to tell… Stories of wars, loves, feuds, intrigue, greatness, alchemy… Most of them are hidden in palaces, in castles, in forests, in hidden bridges, in built bells, in markers of watches… We will discover them all! And then, the meaning of what we know as Central Europe, will seem completely different to us.!
The journey in a few lines.
Journey through central Europe to two beautiful capitals, real gems.
We start from Prague, a “fairy tale” city. Walking in the city center it’s like being in another era. We pass by baroque architecture buildings, squares with magnificent cathedrals, the famous clock of the old town hall and end up at the old castle. We will also visit the incomparably beautiful cities of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Karlovy Vary, a dream city built in a green ravine, around rivers that run through it, famous for its spas and hot springs.
Next destination is the aristocratic Vienna with its fairy-tale palaces, streets with magnificent architectural buildings, squares, parks, classic cafes. Close to us are the Viennese forests where we will visit and of course Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia, with the Old Town which is like a labyrinth of medieval alleys, but also large, aristocratic cobblestones.
Rich program with full days without optional excursions and hidden costs. Our purpose is to introduce you to the gems of Central Europe and to explore the region, always with an experienced and qualified leader.
We choose a visit to Bratislava to get to know the enchanting capital of Slovakia with its medieval Gothic style. We visit the architectural gem of Cesky Krumlov, with its fairytale medieval aesthetic, which is a UNESCO monument. We go to the beautiful imperial spa town of Karlovy Vary with the world famous film festival
We visit the Mayerling imperial pavilion in the Vienna Woods, where a love drama took place that shocked Europe.
Our program includes:
Overnight stays in beautiful Vienna at the very central, impressive and newly renovated Hilton Vienna Park 5*, and in fairytale Prague at Royal Prague 4* Excursion to the famous Vienna Woods (Mayerling) to see the legendary Habsburg hunting lodge, and to the spa town of Baden. This excursion is usually optional and is included in the Versus programs.
Excursion to the spa town of Karlovy Vary, a medieval spa town full of color Visit and tour of Cesky Krumlov in the southern Czech Republic to take a medieval journey out of the Middle Ages in its narrow streets
In-depth guided tours and tours
Visit Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia