For some time we have been singing the praises of Moravia as a destination. This is the smaller of the two provinces which make up the Czech Republic and is probably one of Europe's best kept secrets. An important part of the Habsburg Empire from the early 16th Century until 1918, Moravia boasts a wealth of natural beauty and cultural heritage. The region seldom features prominently in holiday brochures but is a most rewarding destination to visit with idyllic scenery, rich folklore, scores of castles and churches, glorious Baroque towns, and Renaissance palaces surrounded by formal gardens and parks.
Our conviction that Moravia offers a marvellous opportunity for a cultural group visit is now reinforced by the growth in importance of Moravian Autumn, a first-rate music festival which takes place in the town of Brno every October. The Brno International Music Festival was started in 1966, at a time when Brno’s cultural institutions were emerging from heavy isolation and regaining their international status. The Festival now lasts for a period of two weeks and boasts some of Europe’s premier orchestras, ensembles and soloists performing in delightful surroundings. With ticket prices at a fraction of those found elsewhere and without the hordes which flock to Prague, Moravia during the autumn period is a real gem in the cultural calendar of Eastern Europe.
The Tours and Destinations pages of this website contain a detailed itinerary for a cultural group tour to Moravia. A tour during October can be amended to include a variety of performances, both public and private, as well as visits further afield to some little-known gems. Please do get in touch for details and suggestions.