Pre-Tours July 26th

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

 

OPAVA SILESIA: HISTORIC SIGHTS, BREWING AND A FAIRYTALE CHATEAU

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 26, 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: If you enjoy good beer, then this tour is perfect for you. First you will visit the pearl of Czech Silesia, the historic city of Opava, where your guide will show you some of the most interesting sights – including the city hall tower, which offers panoramic views far and wide. You will then visit a local brewery, where you will learn all about the brewing process – and of course you can taste the delicious local beer. If you like, you can try and catch a trout from the restaurant’s very own fish farm. We finish the day with a visit to one of the region’s most picturesque fairytale chateaux, at Raduň.

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EXPERIENCE THE KRAVAŘSKO REGION

Number of Participants: 19
Date & Time: July 26, 9:15am-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 light clothing and comfortable footwear for the visit to the Hei Park. The price of lunch is not included. No wheelchair access.

Description: The Kravařsko region nestles in the picturesque Odra valley, and this tour shows you the very best of this beautiful region. We will visit the fairytale chateau in Kunín – a Baroque gem built by a local aristocratic family that was known for its philanthropic activities (they built a school for local children). After visiting the Wesselsky flour mill, we will finish the day with a dose of adrenaline at the Hei Park in Tošovice – a great leisure park with plenty of sporting attractions and activities.

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MORAVIAN BETHLEHEM AND TOWN OF HATS

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 26, 9:30am-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:  All-day excursion. The price of lunch is not included. Important note for vegetarians – hats are produced from rabbit’s fur. No wheelchair access.

Description: Wander around the crooked streets of so called Moravian Bethlehem, picturesque town under Beskydy mountains – Štramberk. Climb on top of the famous castle tower called Trúba or taste the regional speciality ” Štramberk ears”. Are you curious? And there’s more. We will visit the town of hats Nový Jičín with it’s beautiful architecture and visitor’s centre dedicated to production of hats. And you can try all of them on!

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GHOST TOWNS AND A LEANING CHURCH

Number of Participants: 40
Date & Time: July 26, 10:00am-3:00pm
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: A bus will transport you from Ostrava to Orlová, Karviná and back. For the walking parts of the tour we recommend strong shoes or boots (open footwear such as sandals and flip-flops are not suitable). Refreshments will be available in old Orlová, and drinks will be available for purchase on the bus. No wheelchair access.

Description: Starting in the city center, the excursion will take you to places where people used to live and work, but which have been destroyed by coal mining (ground subsidence) leaving only fragments and traces of their former glory. The first stop will be the former town center of Orlová, where we will see the sites of the first workers’ housing scheme in the Ostrava region, plus the former school, museum, exhibition center, hospital, and tram terminus. We will walk through meadows and woods which hide the last remaining traces of the now-destroyed buildings. We will also visit churches that have been left standing in landscapes that have otherwise been completely abandoned. Coal mining brought the Ostrava region great wealth, but also terrible destruction. How has it changed the landscape? How can we deal with the environmental effects that it has left behind? How have we managed to transform former coal mines into golf courses and entertainment parks? You will discover answers to all these questions (and more) on this fascinating excursion through the ghost towns of the Ostrava region.

 

FUTURE IS NOW – NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 26, 10:15am-12:30pm
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: Full wheelchair access.

Description: How big the supercomputer is? What is it for and how much energy does it consume? The guided tour shows visitors this state-of-the-art supercomputing centre (IT4Innovations) and its supporting infrastructure. IT4Innovations offers the latest supercomputing facilities to Czech and international scientists and companies for their R&D work. Currently the centre has two

 

OSTRAVA’S MINING HERITAGE -MICHAL MINE

Number of Participants: 15
Date & Time: July 26, 10:30am-1:00pm
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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DISCOVER THE CITY. OSTRAVA’S COFFEE CULTURE

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 26, 11:00am-1:00pm
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: Covers at least 3 kilometres on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothing. Full wheelchair access.

Description: Moravská Ostrava is the heart of the city. Although the downtown area is quite compact, it is home to numerous museums, galleries, theatres, clubs, shops and restaurants, all set against a backdrop of grand architecture from the era around the turn of the 20th century. The guided tour will include an introduction to Ostrava’s cafés and coffee-houses – a city tradition reaching back for over a century.

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RADEGAST BREWERY

Number of Participants: 40
Date & Time: July 26, 1:00pm-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: No wheelchair access.

Description: Visit the most famous brewery around the region – Radegast, named after pagan god of victory and abundance. You will experience the guided tour through the whole brewery and learn about the whole process of beer brewing. In the end you will get the chance to taste Radegast beer and try to pour your own beer from the tap.

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FOOD TOUR

Number of Participants: 15
Date & Time: July 26, 1:30pm-4:30pm
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: Czech cuisine is renowned for being tasty but quite filling – not ideal if you’re a vegetarian or on a diet… Traditional cooking here is based on meat with rich sauces, plus plenty of carbs (like the ever-present dumplings). If you’d like to get a taste of a typical Czech lunch, a traditional Christmas dinner, or our much-loved coffee and cakes, then this tour is for you. We’ll also show you how Czech cuisine is embracing new trends. The tastiest tour you can imagine!

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FALLING IN LOVE WITH IRON

Number of Participants: 20
Date & Time: July 26, 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: 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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Petrovice Chateau

Number of Participants: 6
Date & Time: July 26, 10:00am-6:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall
Getting there:  Trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note:  All-day excursion. Lunch included. No wheelchair access.

Description:  This tour will take you to Petrovice Chateau and it’s beautiful park. You will get the chance to visit high class wellness center and have delicious lunch at chateau’s restaurant or picnic lunch at the park depending on the weather. For more information about the chateau, please visit their website.

 

Outdoor experience in Sepetná resort

Number of Participants: 7
Date & Time: July 26, 9:30am-4:00pm
Meeting location: Foyer of the New Cityhall
Getting there: Trolleybus stop “Nová radnice” or tram stop “Důl Jindřich” then around 10 min. walk
Note: All-day excursion. Lunch included. We recommend light clothing and comfortable footwear. No wheelchair access.

Description: Starting from the Resort Sepetna under Lysa Mountain, the trip will show you the most beautiful views of Beskydy Mountains and many more. The first stop of our trip would be at Bear Rock, the next one at Drevjanka U Zbuja (Zbuj means bandit), pub in the building from 1836. We will take a mountain scooters to get back to Resort Sepetna to have some lunch and enjoy animation programs, we organize for our hotel guests. Sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s not finished yet. Final stop will be at Beskydian Brewery with excursion and tasting the best unfiltred and unpasteurized Beskydian Beer!