Horse racing at Pardibuce, Czech Republic

Grapevine Members – Official ‘Crystal Cup’ Velka Pardubicka Tour

3 Night Packages from £760PP

Friday 11th October to Monday 14th October 2024

The Velka Pardubicka is the oldest cross country race on the continent and is run in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

The first race was held in 1874 and is a true test of stamina, jumping and horsemanship with the race run over 6,900 metres (just over 4 miles) and requiring to overcome 31 varied obstacles including the infamous Taxis Ditch.

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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, nicknamed ‘the city of a hundred spires’, in many peoples eyes it’s an equal to Paris in beauty.

Renowned for its historical architecture and classical music, its a culture vultures dream.

Prague is also home to many, many coffee houses, restaurants and bars offering opportunities to enjoy the friendly hospitality and excellent beer.

The Velka Pardubicka meeting is attended by over 30,000 spectators and creates a fantastic atmosphere and definitely one to tick off your bucket list.

Alternative flights and hotels can be arranged, please contact us direct.

Friday 11th October
  • Flight from UK to Prague (Heathrow)
  • Transfer to hotel of choice in Prague for a three-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Afternoon at leisure exploring the beautiful city of Prague. A stroll around Old Town is a popular choice on the first afternoon.
Saturday 12th October
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Day at leisure exploring the beautiful city of Prague.
  • Meal, drinks and music at Central Prague Restaurant – Traditional Czech Entertainment with a 5 course banquet and free flowing wine and beer.
Sunday 13th October
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Pick Up from Hotel to Pardubice Racecourse.
  • Race day including the famous Velka Pardubicka Race. This race meeting is like no other with a huge enthusiastic crowd giving the day an electric and friendly atmosphere!
  • Coach back to Prague for the evening.
Monday 14th October
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Final opportunity to explore Prague before heading to the airport.
  • Transfers to Airport.
  • Flight from Prague to UK
  • Return flights from UK to Czech Republic (Heathrow).
  • Airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Meal on Saturday night
  • Race day transfer arrangements as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed official enclosure tickets (Upgrades available closer to the date)
  • An experienced Venatour Tour Manager.

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