AUTHENTIC HOLIDAYS IN CENTRAL EUROPE, THE BEST BETWEEN VIENNA AND PRAGUE
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BEFORE YOU GO TO CENTRAL EUROPE  

WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO EAT

Heritage Trails offers a wide choice of hotels of exceptional quality and exquisite cuisine. When planning a group tour, you should state the meals that are requested (lunch, packed lunch, dinner, meat or vegetarian). In order to bring as much authenticity, flexibility and choice as possible to the independent self-guided traveller, the travel documentation recommends the best restaurants available on the trip. In this case, lunch or dinner itself is not a part of the package - the traveller can decide where to go and what to eat. There are also some kosher restaurants available, mostly in Prague. Breakfasts are always included.

 

BEST TIME TO GO: CLIMATE, WEATHER

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VISAS, PASSPORTS

Short-term (tourist) stays can be up to 180 days. For USA, Canadian and most European visitors, tourist visas aren't necessary. There is no restriction on the export of gifts or goods which are for the personal use of passengers or their families. The most important limitations concern the export of art objects and antiquities. It is forbidden to export most art objects which are more than 50 years old without the permission of the appropriate museum or gallery. Non-EU citizens should have a valid passport. Please check it!   


TRAVEL CONDITIONS

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MEDICAL CARE, INSURANCE

No special vaccinations are needed before you travel in Central Europe. Medical care in Central Europe is at a good standard, but NEVER forget the importance of good insurance - THIS IS ALWAYS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Insurance is NOT a part of ANY TOUR.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

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HOW TO PAY THERE

All services ordered with our company will be described in detail in the voucher. This will be delivered along with detailed travel documentation upon the complete payment of the services ordered. Naturally, you will have your own expenses. How can you pay for them? Many shops and restaurants in all the countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia) accept international payment cards (VISA, Eurocard/Mastercard, etc.). There are many exchange points and offices, especially in cities, larger villages, and hotels. When travelling in remote village areas it is always better to have some cash on hand.

 

CURRENCY AND PRICES IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Currencies in Central Europe:

Czech Republic: CZK - Czech Crown
Slovakia: EUR - Euro
Poland: PLN - Polish Zloty
Austria: EUR - Euro
Hungary: HUF - Hungarian Forint

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Indicative prices in shops

1 litre of milk around 0.6 - 1 EUR
1 kg bread around 1 EUR
150 ml yoghurt around 0.5 EUR
250 g butter around 1 EUR
1 kg pork around 5 - 10 EUR
1 kg salami around 5 - 10 EUR
0.5 litre of beer around 0.5 EUR (CZ) - 4 EUR (A)
1.5 litres mineral water from 0.3 EUR


TIME, OPENING HOURS

Time (CET) is the same in all neighbouring countries. Summer time is 1 hour ahead of normal (CET). Breakfast is usually served at around 7 - 9 a.m., lunch at 12 noon, and dinner at around 6 p.m. Shops open Mon-Fri between 7 - 10 a.m. until 6 - 7 p.m. (supermarkets often until 8 p.m.), sometimes with a lunch break between 12 noon and 1 p.m. On Saturdays shops are generally open between 8 and 11 a.m., and are generally closed on Sundays and national holidays, except for supermarkets. Restaurants open around 10 - 11 a.m. until 10 - 11 p.m., usually daily. Before you start your day trip to remote village areas, don't forget to buy some lunch and water in the morning in the city if the lunch is not ordered as a part of the tour.


NETWORKS

The electricity supply used is 220 V, 50 Hz. The national telephone code is +420 for the Czech Republic, +421 for Slovakia, +43 for Austria, +48 for Poland, +36 for Hungary. The mobile telephone network is well developed in all countries. Card-operated telephones are widespread. Cards are sold at post offices, tobacconists, etc. In almost all regional cities you can find a Tourist Information Centre (usually located in the city centre). Maps are of good quality and are available in bookshops, usually with a legend in different languages. They are a part of the travel documentation if you order a self-guided tour from our company. In the case of serious problems, you can call the following free numbers:
Police 158
Fire brigade 150
Emergency service 155
The general emergency number is 112


STATE HOLIDAYS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

January 1 New Year
April Easter Monday
May 1 May Day
May 8 Liberation Day (1945)
July 5 Day of the Slavonic Apostles Saints Cyril and Methodius
July 6 Jan Hus
September 28 St. Wenceslas (Vaclav), national patron
October 28 The establishment of independent Czechoslovakia in 1918
November 17 International Students Day
December 24 - 26 Christmas



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