Pre-Tours July 24th

Tour sign-up’s are closed at this time as of July 15th, 2018.  Please visit the tour desk on site in Ostrava to see

about adding, changing, cancelling a tour.  See tour desk days/times/locations HERE

 

HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF TĚŠÍN SILESIA

Number of Participants: 19
Date & Time: July 24, 8:45am-5:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: All-day excursion, we recommend comfortable footwear (min. 3 km walk). The price of lunch is not included. No wheelchair access.

Description: Discover a region at the meeting-point of three countries, where tradition is not just something from the past… We will visit the border town of Těšín (Cieszyn), where you will learn about the fascinating Czech-Polish history of this community. The tour continues in Mosty u Jablunkova, in the foothills of the picturesque Beskydy Mountains, where you can admire the distinctive local folklore and even try out folk crafts. And on the way back to Ostrava we’ll call at the region’s unique leaning church…

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OPAVA SILESIA

Number of Participants: 19
Date & Time: July 24, 9:00am-5:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: All-day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. No wheelchair access.

Description: Discover the rich history of this region – travel back in time to experience the life of a Second World War soldier spending day after day in a bunker guarding the border. Then we move to Opava, the pearl of Czech Silesia, a historic city founded in the 12th century, and once a major market town on the north-south trade route from the Baltic to the Mediterranean. The final destination is the chateau in Hradec nad Moravicí, which hosted some of the greatest stars in European cultural life (including Beethoven and Liszt) and whose forests were favourite hunting grounds for some of Europe’s most powerful rulers (including Tsar Alexander I).

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GETTING TO KNOW THE CITY ON SCOOTERS

Number of Participants: 15
Date & Time: July 24, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: Guided tour at your own risk. We recommend you to have an adequate travel insurance. Comfortable shoes are recommended. No wheelchair access.

Description: Get ready to have fun while riding a scooter! It is a great opportunity how to explore the Ostrava city centre and its major places of interest.

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH IRON

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 24, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: We do not recommend the blast furnace route (and the Bolt Tower) to people who are afraid of heights. No wheelchair access.

Description: It might not be a love at the first sight but for sure you will always remeber it. Dolní Vítkovice – a unique, globally renowned area in the centre of Ostrava where coal used to be mined and pig iron produced between 1828 and 1998. Now the industrial complex has transformed into a unique educational, social and cultural centre of a significance reaching beyond the region. On a daily basis the area is there to serve the Ostrava inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. The guided tour takes you round the premises including a fascinating extension of Blast Furnace No 1 called Bolt Tower. There you can guess who was the most popular person who ever had a cup of coffee at the Bolt Tower´s café.

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OSTRAVA’S MINING HERITAGE -MICHAL MINE

Number of Participants: 15
Date & Time: July 24, 4:30pm-7:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: No wheelchair access.

Description: Atmospheric – that’s the best description of the former Michal coal mine in Ostrava’s Michálkovice district. The mine has been preserved exactly as it was left on its last working day, back in 1994. The guided tour leads visitors along the exact same route that was taken by the miners when starting their shift – including the unique chain-system changing room, the showers, the registration room, the lamp store, and more. You can also see the geologists’ office and the first aid room. The jewel in the museum’s crown is a perfectly preserved – and still functional – steam engine built in 1903.

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PUB TO PUB 

Number of Participants: 10
Date & Time: July 24, 8pm-11pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall (map)
Getting there: trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: Participants pay for their own drinks. No wheelchair access.

Description: Ostrava’s best parties start on Wednesday and finish on Sunday morning, but we haven’t got that much time. A local guide (and renowned night owl) will take you on a whirlwind tour of Ostrava’s clubs, pubs, wine cellars, beer gardens, and other great places – all favourites with local partygoers. In just three hours you’ll experience some of Ostrava’s most iconic nightspots, offering a great mix of high and (very) low culture. No tourist traps, no false smiles – this is real Ostrava, with no fakery. Whether you prefer classic pubs, fancy bars or gay clubs – this is the perfect tour for you!