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10 Days Wine Tour in Czech Republic

10 Days Wine Tour in Czech Republic

  • Vienna - Znojmo - Mikulov - Cejkovice

Food and Wine Tour in South Moravia

This tour was specially created for clients who love and appreciate good wine. You will travel through the bucolic countryside of South Moravia, in the eastern region of the Czech Republic, meet and talk to quality wine producers and small local vintners, and learn to understand the Moravian wine culture, as well as Moravian wine itself. Through the enchantment of wine, you will embark on a journey into Czech history, culture, architecture, and cuisine.

Highlights

  • Visits to wine shops
  • Visits and tastings at renowned vineyards
  • Hands-on demonstration of wine picking and early phases of production
  • Visit an exhibit on traditional musical instruments, and local folk architecture and culture
  • Lecture and presentation on the history and development of viticulture in Moravia
  • Attend an exhibit on viticulture followed by a degustation
  • Majolica pottery demonstration of production
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodations will include comfortable rooms in hotels or bed and breakfasts in Vienna, Znojmo, Mikulov, and Cejkovice.

Day 1, Vienna

You will be met at your hotel or at the airport by your tour manager, and after a short drive through lovely Lower Austria, you will find yourself in Znojmo, a former royal town with an ancient history, and the oldest Romanesque rotunda in the Czech Republic. In the afternoon, you will visit the wine shop "U Jasneho krize" (The Shining Cross), followed by a festive welcome dinner, in the evening.

Overnight in Znojmo.

Day 2, Znojmo

Tour the beautiful historical center of the town of Znojmo, then visit the Cross Cellar in Primetice, the largest cellar of its kind in the world, followed by a wine tasting. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Satov, for a visit to wine producer Znovin Znojmo, and a walking tour of the historic Sobes vineyard in the Podyji National Park. Lunch will be served in the Moravian Cellar in the village of Satov, followed by a short tour of the Painted Cellar in Satov. In the evening, you will attend a lecture and presentation on the topic of "History and Development of Viticulture in Moravia".

Overnight in Znojmo.

Day 3, Mikulov

In the morning, you will visit Jaroslavice, and the oldest wine archive in the Czech Republic, along with a tour of a 16th century water mill in Slup, a protected technical monument, and its exhibit on milling. Transfer to Mikulov before lunch, where you will see an exhibit on viticulture, the largest wine barrel in Central Europe, and a look at the activities of Vino Mikulov, especially the old-fashioned sparkling wine-making facility. In the evening, you will visit the Agricultural Research Station in Perna, where you can listen to a few words from the vintners, and of course attend a degustation.

Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 4, Valtice

Morning visit to Valtice for a tour of the Valtice Baroque chateau, a part of the Lednice-Valtice UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Vinum Bonum vinotheque, as well as a meeting with a representative of the Valtice Wine Academy. In the afternoon, you can go for a walk around Valtice, along the Viticulture Instructional Trail. Evening sit-down in the 17th century Valtice wine cellar, with a tasting and a presentation on the present state of Moravian viticulture.

Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 5, Pavlov, Lednice

Morning transfer to Pavlov, a typical wine-producing village, located on the slopes of the limestone Palava Hills. There, you can examine the situation of small-scale wine growers and their methods of production, hands-on demonstration of wine picking and early phases of production. Have a look at the newly-built Mikulov Viticultural Trail. Go for an afternoon visit to Lednice, and a tour of the most often-visited chateau in Moravia. In the evening, there will be a few discussion on new trends in wine production, and a non-traditional look at the function of viticulture.

Overnight in Mikulov.

Day 6, Cejkovice

Departure for Pouzdrany for a visit to the Kolby Pouzdrany Company, and a meeting with the wine producers, followed by a degustation. The local specialty here is the straw wine! You will also tour an 18th-century Renaissance house and archaeological site of Anabaptist culture. After lunch, transfer to Cejkovice for a tour of Anabaptist cellars and degustation of wines from the Cejkovice region.

Overnight in Cejkovice.

Day 7, Milotice, Petrov

Morning departure for Milotice, followed by a tour of its Renaissance chateau and French garden. In the afternoon, you will take a look at Plzen, a unique collection of original wine cellars in the village of Petrov.

Overnight in Cejkovice.

Day 8, Straznice

Morning transfer to Straznice to see an exhibit on traditional musical instruments, and an outdoor museum of traditional local folk architecture and culture. There will also be an afternoon visit to the Research Station for a look at wine growing and production, featuring an explanation of basic methods, followed by a degustation.

Overnight in Cejkovice.

Day 9, Uherske Hradiste

Morning tour of Uherske Hradiste, followed by a visit to the pilgrimage site at Velehrad, and a tour of the Cathedral of St. Mary and Sts. Cyril and Methodious. After lunch, you will transfer to Castle Buchlov, for a visit to the village of Tupesy, and see its famous majolica pottery. There, you will be able to see a demonstration of its production. In the evening, the group will get together for a farewell dinner, featuring a regional specialty.

Overnight in Cejkovice.

Day 10, Vienna

After breakfast, you will depart for Vienna.

  • Tour the Cathedral of St. Mary and Sts. Cyril and Methodious
  • Travel to Cejkovice
  • Travel to Lednice
  • Travel to Mikulov
  • Travel to Pavlov
  • Travel to Uherske Hradiste
  • Travel to Valtice
  • Travel to Znojmo
  • Visit Milotice
  • Visit Petrov
  • Visit the village of Tupesy
  • Visits to local vineyards
  • Visits to wine producers and exhibits
  • Visits to wine shops
  • Visit Straznice

The South Moravian Region is an administrative unit of the Czech Republic, located in the south-western part of its historical region of Moravia. The region is famous for its wine production. The area around the towns of Mikulov, Znojmo, Velké Pavlovice along with the Slovácko region provide 94% of the Czech Republic's vineyards. This part of the world has beautiful towns and villages, castles and ruins dotting the landscape.

During your visit, you will have the chance to sample some of the amazing regional dishes that South Moravia is known for, such as roast goose, pork knee, roasted pork with stewed cabbage and dumplings, pies with sweet cottage cheese and plum jam, halušky (soft cooked noodles or dumplings), pickled gherkins, and of course, the rich and delicious wine.

  • Attend local events
  • Cycle through the area
  • Hike
  • Learn about the culture and history of the region
  • See the sights
  • Shop for souvenirs or wine
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Professional services of a trained guide
  • Tickets to all visited sites
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus for trips specified in the itinerary
  • Value added tax
  • Wine tastings
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Extra meals and beverages
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Vienna International Airport (VIE).