Daytrips from Prague
From $950

Mikulov - Wine Tasting Daytrip (10-12 hours)

This day trip is for all of the wine lovers—come spend a day in Mikulov, the pearl of Southern Moravia and experience life in a beautiful town nestled in the heart of the Palava nature reserve. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards dotted among the landscape of white rocks, Mikulov reminds one of magical fairytale town. This vision is complete with a castle rising high above the town from the top of  a rocky hill, greeting you from a distance. Mikulov truly has something for everyone, offering a large number of historical sights, including those of the Jewish heritage, as well as being chock full of natural beauty for the nature lovers out there, and perhaps most importantly, it never fails to please even the most discerning wine and food lovers. Come on a stroll through this amazing town where you can taste some amazing local wine while taking in the fascinating local history of the region.

10-12 hours (including 6h drive time)

Detailed information
On this day-long excursion to Mikulov, you will get to see all beauties the town has to offer. We will begin the day with a wine tasting at one the best wineries of the region, followed by some hiking to take in the sights. After hiking up the Holy Hill, one of the peaks of the Palava hills, and hearing about the Stations of the Cross and the chapel of St Sebastian, we will be rewarded with a stunning view overlooking the town and the surrounding vineyards. From there, it’s only a short stroll down the hill, which will be followed by lunch in a local gastronomical gem—a restaurant in the building of the former rabbinate! By now, we will have reached the former Jewish ghetto, where we will take a tour, visiting the local synagogue and historical cemetery. During our walk through the historical town centre, we can admire the castle, see the tomb of local noble family of Ditrichstein, and maybe even wander through the town’s historical market square, winding our way up to a local winery at end the day, finishing our exploration off with another wine tasting before leaving for Prague.

 

Highlights

  • Holy Hill with its Stations of the Cross
  • Wine tasting at a local winery
  • Jewish ghetto: Upper Synagogue and Jewish cemetery
  • Mikulov castle
  • Ditrichstein tomb

 

Included in the tour rate:
Services of private Prague tour guide
Private transportation in a comfortable vehicle with a professional driver and A/C
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please make provision for:
Admission fees
Wine tasting - approx. USD 10 in each of the wine estates
Refreshments

Additional Information
This trip involves a lot of walking, so it is suggested that participants wear sneakers or light hiking shoes, as well as layers of clothing.