Prague to Venice in a day: Private journeys are a new trend in luxury travel

Swap the cramped airplane cabin for a flexible, stress-free chartered vehicle and plan your perfect no-fly getaway. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 19.10.2023 17:00:00 (updated on 19.10.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes

The luxury travel industry has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels and is currently thriving, according to research from Deloitte which credits changing consumer preference for more remote and unique locations as heightening the demand for custom tours with premium service.

For many travelers, exceptional ease and convenience are also growing increasingly important in an era of shrinking legroom and long layovers, with private journeys and transport offerings promising peace of mind and a fuss-free journey.

Prague-based company Vega Tour, one of the leading charter bus operators in Europe, recently introduced Vega Tour Individual, a fleet of Mercedes-Benz V Class and Sprinter vehicles for private use across the Czech Republic and beyond for passengers looking for something more comfortable and flexible than taking a train.

Each vehicle comes with a driver and seats up to seven individuals, and passengers can enjoy refreshments and entertainment along the way.

When we saw this trend in the U.S., we realized that there is a demand for such a service in Czechia as well. This product is the ideal solution for people who value their privacy and time and who want a hassle-free vacation.

Martin Capoušek, Managing Director at Vega Tour

Vehicles are roomy enough to accommodate one large or two small families comfortably. Kids can play PlayStation with headphones in the back—while grownups enjoy champagne and conversation upfront. The service is frequently hired for company teambuildings and wedding parties.

The company shared several itineraries with us that are accessible via its service. Choose from one of the autumn itineraries below, or simply let them serve as inspiration—and see where your imagination takes you.

Get a bird’s eye view of Austria

There’s no better way to take in the first snow of the season than cozied up in a chalet—or on the slopes—in the Austrian Alps. Austria’s tallest mountain, the Grossglockner, can be reached in just a short day of travel. Savor a few hours of exceptional hiking terrain, then journey to the mountain’s peak by cable car to take in the extraordinary view. Rest your feet on the sun terrace of the mountain’s panorama restaurant and treat yourself to Wiener schnitzel and Apfelstrudel at almost 4,000 meters.

Not the outdoorsy type? Consider a city break to Vienna or Parndorf instead, and enjoy a few days of shopping, dining, and culture. Your Vega Tour driver will show you around the city and pick you up anywhere, any time, and best of all, you won’t have to worry about where to stash your suitcases and your shopping bags.

Book a Vega Tour Individual vehicle, and your holiday begins at the moment of departure. Each vehicle is roomy enough to accommodate one large or two small families comfortably. Let the kids get lost in a Playstation game with headphones in the back—while the grownups enjoy champagne and conversation up front. 

Experience the Slovenian wine harvest

Bohemia’s autumn foliage and Moravia’s wine harvests are hard to beat. But venture a little further afield to discover the full breadth of Central Europe’s pristine landscapes and winsome leisure destinations. Just a day’s drive from Prague, the picturesque east-Slovenian town of Laško boasts a long tradition of restoring weary bodies and spirits with its thermal baths and wellness spas. A chartered vehicle promises stress-free travel from your door to your destination. 

Enjoy an Italian escape

Your dream Venetian vacation is within closer reach than you might think. Steal away from the cool temperatures and experience fall, Italian style, with a few day’s getaway to the Floating City. You won’t want to miss a romantic vaporetto ride or the wine and small plates at one of Venice’s best bacari. Visitors in the autumn months also have the chance to take in the music and architecture exhibitions at the Venice Biennale. 

Book a worry-free guided tour of Venice without feeling beholden to someone else’s schedule. With Vega Tour Individual, you can savor a bespoke tour from your vehicle prepared exactly to your liking. Your guide and driver will be seated in the front cabin of the vehicle, always at your disposal but separated by a partition for your privacy.

Vega Tour Individual can get you and your friends or family from Prague to Venice within a day, and each vehicle is decked out with two refrigerators, smart TVs, and a high-quality sound system – so the journey is sure to be (almost) as enjoyable as the destination.

Interest piqued, but not sure where to go? Vega Tour can help you map out the bespoke itinerary that’s just right for you. Get in touch with their team to get the vacation-planning started.

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