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Wine Tasting in Moravia - Prague Tours

 
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Wine Tasting in Moravia – Private day trips from Prague

Czech wines can compete with the best, but they are not famous throughout the world because they are often produced in small quantities. That means the production is not even enough for the local consumption. Join this tour and sample enchanting Czech wines yourself! There are over 500 wine cellars in southern Moravia, where you can learn about winemaking and taste the local wines. Luckily, you don’t need to travel to all those wineries. The cellars of the Valtice Chateau in southern Moravia offer the 100 best Czech wines in one spot! In this so-called “Wine Salon of the Czech Republic,” you can either have a sommelier teach you about Czech wines and wine production, or you can taste them on your own. You will also visit the interiors of one of the most beautiful chateaus in the country – the Lednice Chateau – which is part of the Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape that is protected by UNESCO. On the way back to Prague, we will stop in Brno, the capital of Moravia, where you can admire another Czech UNESCO site – the unique, innovative, functionalist Villa Tugendhat and the astounding historical center of Brno, which is close to Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. This tour may be convenient if you are traveling from Budapest or Vienna to Prague (or vice versa).

Prague – Wine tasting in Moravia: 11-hour Itinerary

2.5 hours Prague – Valtice Chateau transfer
30 minutes Walk around Valtice Chateau and gardens
1.5-2 hours Winetasting in the cellars of the Valtice Chateau: “Wine Salon of the Czech Republic”
1 hour Lunch at Lednice Chateau
30 minutes Walk through the gardens of Lednice Chateau
45 minutes Tour of Lednice Chateau
30 minutes Lednice Chateau – Brno transfer
1 hour Sightseeing in Brno, second largest city in the Czech Republic
2 hours Brno – Prague transfer

Valtice Chateau – The National Wine Centre

The National Wine Center is situated on the historical premises of Valtice Chateau. It is situated in a beautiful location called “the pearl of South Moravia” – the Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape, listed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage index. The “Wine Salon of the Czech Republic” is the most prestigious wine competition in the Czech Republic. Only wines made from grapes grown in the Czech Republic can be entered into the competition. Then the wine samples are assessed by a committee of winetasters, who awards the best 100 wines the right to put the words “Salon vín České republiky” (“Wine Salon of the Czech Republic”) on their label.

Wine Tasting Programs

The permanent public wine-tasting exposition of the top 100 wines is placed in the cellars of the chateau in Valtice. Visitors can choose from several types of winetasting programs. You will walk through the cellars of the Valtice chateau and taste the different wines. After this unique winetasting experience, you can spend more time in the cellars and chose wines you would like to buy. Payment method: Cash in CZK and EUR, Credit Cards: VISA, EC/MC and American Express.

Program A1 – Open winetasting – 90 minutes, price: 399 CZK / person
There is always one bottle of each kind of wine opened. Detailed information regarding each wine is available on the presentation box of each wine as well as in the catalogue.

Program C2 – Supervised winetasting – 40 minutesprice 270 CZK / person
Selected collection of five white wines, four red wines and one naturally sweet wine, as chosen by the sommelier.

Opening hours of the winetasting exposition
Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 – 17:00
Friday – Saturday 10:30 – 18:00
Sunday (June – September) 10:30 – 17:00
(February – closed – preparation of a new exposition)

Lednice Chateau Tour

Before or after winetasting at Valtice Chateau, you can enjoy a guided tour of one of the most beautiful sights in the country – the Lednice Chateau. The first historical record of the Lednice Chateau dates from 1222. At that time, it was only a Gothic fort with a courtyard. At the end of the 13th  century, the Liechtensteins, originally from Styria, became holders of all of Lednice and of nearby Mikulov. They gradually acquired land on both sides of the Moravian-Austrian border. Members of the family usually became well-known for their military exploits. During the Renaissance they expanded their estates. The chateau as it looks today dates from 1846-1858, when Prince Alois II decided that Vienna was not suitable for entertaining in the summer and had Lednice rebuilt into a summer palace in the spirit of English Gothic. The hall on the ground floor would serve to entertain the European aristocracy at sumptuous banquets and was furnished with carved wooden ceilings, wooden paneling and select furniture, surpassing anything of its kind in Europe.

Opening hours and admission fees:
April and October (only Saturdays and Sundays)
Open: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., last visit at 3 p.m.
May to August (every day except Monday)
Open: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., last visit at 5 p.m.
September (every day except Monday)
Open: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., last visit at 3 p.m.
Admission: 150 CZK / person, reduced: 100 CZK

Beautiful Gardens in the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

During the 19th century the Liechtenstein family continued to transform the area, which has since been dubbed the “Garden of Europe,” into a large landscape park. The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is a cultural-natural complex of 283.09 km², comprising two large chateaus – Lednice and Valtice, beautifully kept parks, fountains and ponds, for example.

Brno, the capital of Moravia

On the way back to Prague we will stop in Brno, the capital of Moravia and the second largest city in the country. Brno offers tourists a respite from overcrowded Prague. Its historical center holds a plethora of sights from a cathedral and churches to a castle and museums plus much more. The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and Spilberk Castle (sometimes referred to as Spielberg) dot the skyline of this often overlooked major town. Take a peek inside the functionalist Villa Tugendhat with its architectural charm. Gaze in awe at the Old Town Hall with its late Gothic ornamentation. Visit the ossuary below Saint James Church. There are many choices for sightseers in this city.

Location250 km / 2,5 hour drive southeast of Prague (direction Slovakia and Austria - Vienna)
Sights to SeeWine Salon of the Czech Republic - Valtice Chateau, Lednice Chateau, Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
InteriorsWine Salon - Valtice Chateau, Lednice Chateau
IncludedDriver-guide, car / van, fuel, toll roads, parking
ExcludedEntrance fees, food and drinks
Availability From-ToWine Salon (Mo-Sat), Lednice Chateua: May-Sept daily except Mondays, Lednice Chateua: April and October only Saturdays and Sundays
Departure Time and Location We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)
Duration11 hours
Return Location We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.
Means of TransportationWalking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus
Required Walking AbilityMedium
LanguageAll services are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.
Price Info
Driver-Guide/Car1-3 People (price per car) Driver-Guide/Van4-6 People (price per van) Entrance Fees(per person)
CZK / EUR / USD 8500 / 340 / 405 9000 / 360 / 429 N/A / N/A / N/A
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