BY CAR / MINIVAN
Our first destination is the chateau Lednice. The chateau, its grounds, and its sister chateau Valtice are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch a short video here. This mostly man-made landscape, the largest composed landscape in the world covering nearly 200 square km, was created by the Liechtenstein family, on of the most powerful families in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Then we head to Valtice. While it to was built by the Liechtensteins, it has a very different character than Lednice. The present Valtice chateau dates to the early 18th century. Valtice Chateau has its own wine cellars that date from the 1430s. Go to Valtice for the wine, go the Lednice for its extensive gardens. Together we wander the wine cellars, sample various wine in the unique WINE SALON (top 100 Moravian wines are there to be sampled).
Our next stop was the town of Mikulov - a pretty little town with a long history. Here you can visit the castle, churches, and the Jewish Quarter. It lies on what was the main trade route between Vienna and Brno. It was also home to the largest Jewish community in the country for many years. For three centuries, from the 1500s to the 1800s, Mikulov was the seat of the Moravian regional rabbinate. World War II brought a very terrible end to Mikulov's Jewish community. Today Mikulov is Moravia's center for white wine production.
If time, I can drive you through the most amazing landscape closer to the Palava Hills. Everywhere you look, as we drive, looks like a painting. One ofr my clients wanted to grab watercolors and capture the rolling hills, long rows of golden corn and green grapes going off into the blue hazy sky.
Duration: full day
Distance from Brno: 90 km
Travel by car or a minicoach
Fully escorted with informative commentary
Excluded: entrance fees
You can read about very similar trip made by Peggy Kaszas USA
Price: EUR 130 /per person.