Time to go
On the continent in Central Europe the winter weather is cold with snow, but the summers are lengthy with lots of sunshine and clear days. Our tours run from the beginning of April to the end of October, the optimum months here for a good trip. May, June and September are the times to experience the cooler, but still warm and sunny weather. The temperature in the summer can get quite high, so July and August are perfect if you love the sun. April and October are wonderfully changeable and can be chilly too. These times are perfect if you want to see the changing of the seasons.
July and August tend to be the busiest times in terms of crowds. Bear this in mind if you want to see some national monuments relatively crowd-free.
Festivals and events
Central Europe is rich in festivals and cultural events. Worth mentioning are the local festivals celebrating the grape harvest in September, called “vinobrani”. There is much merrymaking by the local residents, with copious imbibing of the region’s delicious wine. In some areas the folk culture is connected to wine growing, and this can be enjoyed particularly during vinobrani.
International Prague Spring Music Festival (May-June) – International music festival featuring orchestral and theatre series, church concerts, recitals, morning concerts chamber music and symphony orchestras.
Khamoro (May-June) – Roma Festival strives to show the richness and complexity of Roma culture and traditions. The festival is divided into 3 sections – professional, cultural and media. The festival strives on the one hand to present Roma culture, art and traditions as an integral part of Czech, European and world culture.
Beer Festival (May)
Prague Food Festival (May)
United Islands (June)- rock, pop, indie, electro, world, folk & jazz music
Bohemia Jazz Fest (July)
Prague Autumn (September-October) – International music festival.
Hussite Days (May-June) – Theatre presentations of the life of the 15th century Catholic reformer Jan Hus.
The Tabor Meeting (September) – Medieval celebration with markets, fireworks, fencing and demonstrations of historical crafts
Summer of culture in Tabor (July-September) – Open air concerts, historical evenings, exhibitions.
The Festival of the Five-petalled Rose (June) – Historical Renaissance festival with parades of people in medieval clothes as well as music concerts.
Festival of Chamber music (June-July) – Festival of the classical music with the longest tradition in Cesky Krumlov. Part of the festival comprises of ‘Music through the Ages’ where music can be hard on the tour route of Cesky Krumlov Castle http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/festivalkomornihudby.xml
The International Music Festival (July-August) – The largest of Cesky Krumlov´s festivals. It has been going since 1992 and includes music of all periods with the participation of renowned instrumentalists, singers, chamber ensembles, choirs and symphony orchestras.
Celebrations of St.Wenceslas (September-October) – Autumn fair, celebration of good food and drink, theatre pieces, and concerts for St.Wenceslas Day (Patron Saint of the Czech Lands).