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Great Houses & Gardens of Moravia

19 September 2021

7 days from £2,595pp

Join lecturer Barbara Peacock in the Czech Republic for an unforgettable journey of exploration. Enjoy a boat ride through the cultural landscape of Lednice-Valtice, visit the modern Villa Tugendhat and dine in one of the picturesque Milotice Chateau garden pavilions.
  • Take a boat ride through the UNESCO-listed Valtce-Lednice complex, one of the finest landscaped parks in Europe
  • Spend three nights in the enchanting Renaissance town of Telč – its historic centre is one of the most beautiful in Europe 
  • Enjoy a special dinner in one of the garden pavilions of the enchanting Milotice Chateau
  • Visit Villa Tugendhat, modern masterpiece of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Moravia in the Czech Republic is still a largely undiscovered part of Central Europe, and yet it abounds in wonderful buildings, rich in historical associations and scenic beauty. For a long part of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Moravia’s proximity to the heart of the monarchy in Vienna meant it became a favourite area for the wealthy aristocracy to build their magnificent summer palaces and the 18th and 19th centuries saw a huge building boom after the Ottoman defeat at Vienna in 1683.  However, the Renaissance was also a period of rich cultural activity, resulting in some of the finest 16th century buildings of Central Europe. The great Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneers of modernist architecture, has also contributed to the diverse architectural treasures of the region. His iconic Vila Tugendhat in Brno was completed in 1930 and remains an exemplar of minimalist chic. This new Art Pursuits Abroad tour encompasses great houses of all periods, some with important gardens or designed landscapes and often set in countryside of great natural beauty, offering a fascinating introduction to this overlooked corner of the world.

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Hotel U Hrabenky, Telč

★★★★

Hotel U Hraběnky is the only four star hotel in Telč. Offering a high standard of accommodation and services. Hotel U Hraběnky was established on the premises of an original Baroque house. Thanks to the careful reconstruction of the building, even the subtlest of the original details have been preserved, adding atmosphere to the unique character of the building. 

 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom 
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Minibar (additional charges may apply)
  • Wi-Fi
 

Hotel Galant, Lednice

★★★★

Experience an exceptional stay in an exceptional location. The Lednice-Valtice area has been part of the UNESCO World and Cultural Heritage since 1996. No wonder this region is called ‘The Garden of Europe’. The hotel, located 100m from Lednice Castle, features a private wellness centre, outdoor pool, delicious cuisine, quiet rooms and lots of cultural events. 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom 
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Minibar (additional charges may apply)
  • Wi-Fi