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Sun 14 Oct 2018

Velka Pardubicka

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Velka Pardubicka 4* Package

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Mon 15 Oct 2018

  • General Admission

  • Courtyard by Marriott Prague City

    2 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Twin Room

£295.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


Our 4* Velka Pardubicka package is based at the Courtyard by Marriott Prague City Hotel that can be found in the trendy Vinohrady district.

The package incorporates transfers, accommodation and tickets to Pardubice Racecourse on Sunday 14th October.

Your Package Includes


  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Prague City Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return transfers to Pardubice Racecourse
  • General admission ticket to the Velka Pardubicka

Additional Information


Flights can be included in the above package, simply let us know your preferred departure airport and we can quote all possible options for your trip.

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Velka Pardubicka 5* Package

Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Mon 15 Oct 2018

  • General Admission (General Admission)

  • Prague Marriott Hotel

    2 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Twin Room

£395.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Hotel information


Our 5* Velka Pardubicka package is based at the Marriott Prague Hotel that can be found close to Old Town Square.

The package incorporates transfers, accommodation and tickets to Pardubice Racecourse on Sunday 14th October.

Your Package Includes


  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Marriott Prague Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return transfers to Pardubice Racecourse
  • General admission ticket to the Velka Pardubicka

Additional Information


Flights can be included in the above package, simply let us know your preferred departure airport and we can quote all possible options for your trip.

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Pražská 607, 530 02 Pardubice VI, Czechia
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Racecourse Information

The History

The racecourse is a wonderful green space, which breathes excitement and at the same time relaxation, the desire to win, love for horses and for nature, a history of triumphs and disappointed hopes. You enter into a different world – a world with a glorious tradition, a world that will get under your skin and will give you strength, a feeling of purpose and of awe.

Horse riding and the social life that is bound up with it began in the 19th century here, with hunting organised enthusiastically by the aristocracy. The pursuit of wild animals, in the course of which riders jumped challenging natural obstacles, led to horse races, and these rapidly became popular events. This led to the establishment of one of the toughest courses, and one of the toughest races in Europe, the Great Steeplechase, now well known as the Velka Pardubicka Cross-country Steeplechase. Pardubice became a centre for steeplechasing, thanks to its strategic location and thanks to the local countryside, which is ideal for steeplechasing. The first Velka Pardubicka was run in 1874, and right from the beginning the race attracted great interest. This unique race has a rich and fascinating history. It is well worth coming to the scene of the action and feeling the magic of the place for yourself.

From spring until late autumn, many sporting and social events are held at the course. They serve well as the main programme or as a background programme for meetings with friends, business partners and VIP guests. The pivotal, best-known events involve steeplechasing and flat racing. However, there have also been other interesting events – the European Juniors Championship in three-day eventing, the toughest of all horse-riding disciplines, Horses in Action, an international show accompanied by the biggest exhibition for horses and people in the Czech Republic, music festivals, Childrens Day, etc.