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Tour of Moravia

18 May - 25 May 2015

Moravia is the more agricultural part of the Czech Republic, where traditional crafts and customs have survived and are increasingly flourishing. This tour will be a mix of visits to museums and active crafts centres. We will go back 27000 years and come up to the present.

The tour takes in some of the Czech Republic's most beautiful countryside. We will pass through the wooded Czech-Moravian highlands, to the Beskydy Mountains and then south to wine-lands around Straznice. We end the tour in the Czech Republic's second largest city, Brno.

Highlights

Starting in Prague, the tour takes in:
*Senetarov folk museum,
*Olesnice and Modrotisk Danzinger, one of the few remaining blueprint workshops in the world.
*Olomouc famous for its Baroque buildings, including the Archbishop's Palace and the UNESCO listed Plague Column.
*Valasske Mezirici: Moravian Gobelin Factory.
*Roznov pod Radhosten: Wallachian Open-Air Museum. *Novy Jicin, famous for its felt hat manufacture Zlin
*Baťa Shoe Museum.
*Uherske Hradiste: Slovakian Museum. A fine collection of Moravian folk costumes
*Blatnice pod Sv Antoninem: Visit to Centre of Moravian of Folk art and trades.
*Straznice: folk museum and fine open-air museum
*Dolni Vestonice (just north of Mikulov): museum of the mammoth hunters.
*Brno is known as the Czech Republic's Manchester, because of the city's hugely successful textile industry. Prosperous mill owners invested their profits in the patronage of art and architecture.

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