Karlovy Vary lies in West Bohemia at the confluence of the Tepla River and the Ohre River, about 120 km west of Prague. It is the largest and best known spa city in the Czech Republic.
The city was founded in the 14th century by Charles IV. According to a legend, the Emperor had the city built soon after the accidental discovery of thermal springs by his hunting entourage. The spa facilities enjoyed the favor of many aristocratic houses and rich burghers as early as the 16th century. Owing to a series of natural disasters from that period only a few buildings have been preserved. Most architectonic monuments originated in the 18th and the 19th century when the city lived the “period of plenitude”.
The international fame of the spa city was contributed to by its balneological heritage, the international film festival and some of Karlovy Vary’s typical products. Many people automatically associate the words Becherovka, Moser or Thun porcelain with Karlovy Vary. Of no less popularity and renown are traditional spa wafers.
Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria and by far the largest city in Austria with its population of more than 1.7 million. As you’d expect it’s Austria’s cultural, economic, and political centre. As the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the trappings of the imperial capital it once was, and the historic city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Prague (Praha in Czech) was the ancient capital of Charles IV’s Bohemian Kingdom, and has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Its epic history has produced a vibrant city of stunning buildings and lovely old squares, with the result that today, Prague is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Traveling from Vienna to Karlovy Vary with a stop in Prague:
9:00 pick up in Vienna
11:00 rest stop near Jihlava before joining the D1 highway heading to Prague
13:00 arrival to Prague for 4 hours sightseeing stop (guided tour is not part of the cost and can be ordered extra)
17:00 departure Prague, continue journey to Karlovy Vary
19:00 arrival to Karlovy Vary
Traveling from Karlovy Vary to Prague to Vienna
9:00 pick up in Karlovy Vary
11:00 arrival to Prague city center, 4 hours free time to explore the city center (optional guided tour can be ordered by email)
15:00 departure from Prague to Vienna via Jihlava and Znojmo
17:30 rest stop near the border with optional stop in Freeport Shopping center (extra charge applies for additional waiting during shopping time)
19:00 arrival to Vienna
Pick up points:
At the hotel: the driver will meet you at the hotel lobby
At the apartment: the driver will be waiting in front of the building
Other: to be agreed
In Prague: the driver will remain on your disposal.
Prices includes VAT, diesel, wage of the driver, car rental, all fees and taxes. The tip for the driver is not included, however the driver will never seek for the tip. Tipping is voluntary. The payment can be done in CZK, EUR, USD or credit card. The credit card payment is made in Czech currency according to current payment policy. The parking fees in Prague are not included.