South Moravia: Romanesque Basilica and Historic Jewish Quarter & Historic Town and Its Renaissance Chateau
Třebíč is a small sleepy town and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it annually hosts a competition in slow pipe smoking! It is also the location of the only Jewish heritage site included in the UNESCO listing outside of Israel, theintact Jewish Quarter with maintained synagogues and a cemetery, entirely exempt from the war horrors of the 20th century. Another site, also listed by UNESCO, is the Romanesque Basilica of St.Procopius of Sázava built in the 13th century within the local Benedictine monastery. It draws particular interest with its harmonious blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles and a beautiful crypt, vaulted over columns with Romanesque capitals.
The town of Telč is located in Moravia, although Bohemia is just around the corner. It is renowned for its picturesque square, composed of houses with arcades and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque facades. As you walk around, you get a sense that you must be in the midst of a fairy-tale film set. The square and its adjoining Renaissance chateau were enclosed by ramparts surrounded by ponds that provided a double protection for the town. This natural framework makes Telč even more attractive to tourists. Thanks to its picturesque beauty, Telč has also been included among UNESCO world heritage sites.
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THIS TRIP, ACCOMPANIED BY YOUR PRIVATE GUIDE, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO VISIT THE FOLLOWING SIGHTS:
Baroque synagogue, nicknamed the New School, sustained its mystical aura even as the Museum of Jewish Culture was established here.
a small and charming Renaissance chateau. Its interiors transports us to the period when it was reconstructed in Renaissance style, as well as that when its last owners, the Liechtensteins, traveled on African safaris and brought back all kinds of exotic mementos of their adventures.
The price of the tour includes the cost of transportation and guide services. We calculated the listed basic price for transportation using a luxury minivan for the minimal duration of the tour. Please add 15 € or $20 for every additional hour.
|Třebíč and Telč – minimal duration = 10 hours / minivan*|
|Minivan 1-3 people + guide||365 € = $445|
|Minivan 4-7 people + guide||385 € = $470|
*Alternate modes of transportation are available for this tour by train or bus. The price is considerably lower than using the minivan. We’ll be happy to provide you with a tailor-made calculation.
Why is there a surcharge for a longer tour? Occasionally the tour is prolonged in order to visit a particular monument or allow more free time. In any case, all of this depends on your desires.
Entries to the monuments form a rather small part of the overall cost of your trip. You will pay for them separately and directly. We will include information about entry costs in our e-mail communication.
IN THE FOLLOWING FORM, WE WILL BE ALSO ASKING YOU ABOUT:
Which of the above sights highlighted with a mark would you like to visit inside, beyond the scope of the basic walking tour? You will be asked to pay for entries to the sights directly on spot to their respective box offices.