Depart central Brno and travel south by air-conditioned minivan into South Moravia, famous through the centuries as a wine-producing region. Along the way, admire the lush countryside and vine-coated hills, and hear interesting background to the region’s wine industry from your driver-guide.
Arrive at the UNESCO-listed Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, a complex of glorious parkland replete with two historical chateaux, follies, ponds and pavilions. Learn how the park was created by the Dukes of Liechtenstein between the 17th and 19th centuries, and head inside the Baroque Lednice and Valtice chateaux to admire their opulent interiors.
Next, pay a visit to the cellars of the Valtice chateau to explore the National Wine Centre, a showcase of some of the country’s highest rated wines. View the exhibitions to learn about the different varieties, and enjoy some optional tastings.
Stay on at the Centre to enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch, and then stroll around the magnificent gardens, seeing grandiose follies and buildings such as the Three Graces, Reistna Colonnade and the Border Chateau.
After a break for coffee, continue to the wine town of Mikulov, the historical seat of the Dietrichstein dynasty. Enjoy time to discover Mikulov’s cobbled squares and wineries before a scenic drive over the Palava hills brings you back to Brno, where you trips ends at the starting point.