Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase

Prague is one of Europe’s most fashionable cities, an historic baroque monument to Bohemia’s past, equally comparable to Florence, Venice and Rome for the majesty of its noble buildings, squares and cobbled streets.

As a true test of stamina, equine ability and horsemanship THE VELKA PARDUBICKA, run over 4m2½f and 31 varying obstacles over a mix of grass and light plough, ranks of equal importance in steeplechasing's role of honour to our own Grand National and The Maryland Hunt Cup.

Nikas, trained by Stanislav Popelka Jnr and ridden by Marek Stromsky, won the 2015 Velka Pardubicka two years after finishing runner-up in the Czech Republic's world-renowned cross country race. Favourite Rabbit Well finished 5th.


3 nights from £825.00 per person


Friday 7 October
Depart: London Heathrow - Flight BA862 - 09:50 hrs
Arrive: Prague - 12:50 hrs
On arrival at Prague you will be transferred to Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel.

Saturday 8 October
Day at leisure to explore the wonderful city of Prague.

Sunday 9 October
Depart your hotel after breakfast to Pardubice Racecourse for The Velka Pardubicka Grand Steeplechase.
Return to your hotel in Prague at approximately 19:30 hrs

Monday 10 October
Day at leisure until your departure.
Depart: Prague - Flight BA857 - 20:15 hrs
Arrive: London Heathrow - 21:20 hrs



The Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel is situated close to Wenceslas Square, the commercial and social centre of modern Prague, and only a few minutes away from Charles Bridge. This deluxe Art Deco hotel has been beautifully restored and retains much of the original interior.  Its 206 spacious rooms are luxuriously decorated and are equipped with amenities expected of a five-star hotel including free WiFi .  The hotel has 2 restaurants the Art Deco, La Rotonde, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the intimate Michelin starred Alcron Restaurant. There is also the lively Be Bop Bar. The hotel has a fitness centre and spa with sauna and solarium.
Single room supplement: £70.00 per room per night

Accommodation is on a bed and buffet breakfast basis

Tour Highlights

• The Velka Pardubicka - experience racing at its finest in a superb setting.
• Prague has stunning architecture and miles of cobbled streets to explore.

Additional Info

Since 2012 we have enjoyed a private box at the racecourse and we are delighted that we have obtained the same box for 2016. Overlooking the course, our facility has an open balcony separated from the remaining area by glass sliding doors. Enjoy local champagne on arrival, a hot buffet lunch and afternoon tea, complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee throughout the day. There is a private cash bar and dedicated betting facilities.

Flights are available from many airports in the UK to Prague. If you would prefer to travel from your local airport, please contact us for further details.

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights by British Airways London/Prague
• All transfers
• 3 nights’ bed and buffet breakfast accommodation, based on twin/double occupancy, at Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague.
• Admission to Pardubice racecourse
• Private facility with buffet lunch
• Assistance of our representative throughout

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