Choose a small-group or private tour when you book. Then, after pickup from your Prague hotel, set off in an air-conditioned off-road 4x4 toward the mountains of the Central Bohemian Uplands.
On route, soak in the varied landscapes of lush pastures, orchards and forested hills, and hear from your guide about Central Bohemia’s history and culture.
Stop first at Raná, a mountain popular with paragliders. Watch for the rare ground squirrels that forage here, and make stops to experience the spectacular views over the surrounding mountains. Take in the rows of cone-shaped peaks, learning how the conical contours are evidence of the mountains’ ancient volcanic origins.
Travel to a local goat farm, and meet the friendly goat farmer. See the goat herds, and sample some of the delicious goats’ cheese as you learn how it’s made. Hear about the daily running of the farm, and perhaps buy some other local specialities produced here.
Stop at a charming local restaurant for an à la carte Czech lunch, and then continue to a mineral spring to sample the clear water straight from the ground.
Back in your 4x4, travel through steppes to see the region’s ‘stone suns.’ View these strange, sun-shaped geological formations, created by ancient volcanic eruptions, before continuing to a local garnet factory.
Learn how Bohemian garnets have been prized for their deep red color since medieval times, and try your hand at panning for the precious stones in a river.
Before returning to Prague, stop by at a mysterious castle. Tour the remains of the medieval fortification, one of the most intriguing in Bohemia, and then end your trip with a hotel drop-off in Prague.
Before saying goodbye, receive a photo of you and your group by the 4x4 as a reminder of your day.