Helena S.

 

Available Areas

Blansko, Breclav, Jihomoravsky Kraj (Living), Vysocina, Brno, Olomouc, Trebic, Telc, Znojmo, Austerlitz

 

Languages

Czech (Native), English

 

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About

I was born in Brno, the Czech Republic and grew up hiking, cycling and skiing in the surrounding countryside. My interest to become a guide gradually grew out of my acquaintance with ex-pats and visitors for whom I translated the language and local culture.

Having lived and worked 7 years in Canada, (volunteered in JASPER and YOHO NP, Alberta), travelled widely in Europe, Canada, the USA and New Zealand, I understand very well how daunting an unfamiliar culture and language can be at first. So my hope is that I can be a "cultural bridge" and make Brno and the area that I love so much a bit more accessible to you who might otherwise think that the Czech Republic was only Prague. By the way, in the Czech Republic there are 13 UNESCO Heritage sites and 5 of them are close to BRNO, so BRNO is a good base for day trips.

I enjoy travelling, painting, doing ART and volunteering, creating web pages, walking my dog.

I teach English, guide and work part time for the company selling recreational paddles.

I will be happy to meet you in person...I have been guiding since 2005. You can find me on TRIPADVISOR under BRNOguide.

Helen

professsional tour guide

Tours

1. THE PUNKVA CAVE and MACOCHA ABYSS, the PERNSTEJN CASTLE

Brno
10 hours

This is a very popular one day trip from Brno, the Czech Republic which combines a bit of architecture and nature. You visit the Punkva caves, look into a 123 m deep MACOCHA ABYSS and in the afternoon after lunch (at the restaurant which serves local specialities), tour of the mediaeval PERNSTEJN CASTLE from the 13th century. Some walking is involved. It is a full day trip in a scenic country side.

FROM$170/ per person

2. WINE TOUR - LEDNICE - VALTICE chateaux, wine town MIKULOV

Jihomoravsky Kraj
10 hours

This trip represents a busy day which combines nature and architecture and wine sampling.You will visit the LEDNICE Chateau and its beautiful French and English park with a unique green house, the VALTICE Chateau (Both UNESCO Heritage sites), wine sampling in the National Wine Center (the best Czech wines awarded many awards, The present Valtice chateau dates to the early 18th century and has its own wine cellars that date from to the 1430s. Last stop is in the wine town MIKULOV.

FROM$170/ per person

3. AUSTERLITZ BATTLEFIELD

Austerlitz
6 hours

Trip follows the Napoleon's foosteps at the victorious Battle of Austerlitz, also called Battle of Three Emperors. On this 5 to 7 hour trip you can see not only the rolling hills - the area where Napoleon won the Austerlitz Battle in 1805 but also places associated with this battle, like Santon Hill, Zuran Hill, Pratzen Heights, the Austerlitz Chateau, Cairn of Peace and for Napoleonic experts more sites, e.g. Sokolnitz Chateau and village Telnitz / in Czech Sokolnice and Telnice).

FROM$160/ per person