Prague - Czech Republic | 6Night 7 Days
Group size: Min. 2 pax
Travel time: June - September / December / April - May
PRE AND POST ACCOMMODATION : 2 Nights
Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1: ARRIVE in Prague - Overnight (-/-/-) DAY 2: Loreta,Monstrance - Prague Castle, sv.Vit, Golden Sreet - Charles Bridge - Diner (B/L/-) DAY 3: Old Town Square, Mozart Theater - Church of Lady before Tyn - Old Jewish Cemetery (B/-/-) DAY 4: Kutna Hora - Venceslav Square (B/-/-) DAY 5: Prague Boats Trip - Church of Our Lady Victorious - Miror Maze(B/-/-) DAY 6: Shopping - Jindrisska Tower - Celetna Street - Paladium - Diner(B/-/-) DAY 7: Morning Free Time - Back to Airport(B/-/-)
ITINERARY IN DETAIL
DAY 1: Pickup from the airport and transfer to Prague hotel. Free in the evening
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, with a popular show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with 30 statues of saints.
DAY 2: After breakfast, tour in Prague
Loreta Shrine in Castle District which is a holy shrine, called after the place in Italy, where the Casa Santa (Holy House) is situated. According to a legend, it is a house, where Virgin Mary used to live in Nazareth and it was brought to Italy by angels in 13th century.
Prague Castle - the largest ancient castle in the world. Occupying an area of almost 70,000 m2, at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide. St-Vitus-Cathedral, the biggest, most beautiful and spectacular cathedral in the Czech Republic. It reflects the whole history of Bohemia and is also a mausoleum of Bohemian kings and a place where the crown jewels are stored. Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors, the cathedral is under the ownership of the Czech government as part of the Prague Castle complex. Cathedral dimensions are 124 × 60 meters, the main tower is 96.5 meters high, front towers 82 m, arch height 33.2 m.
Golden Lane, A special atmosphere reins in the little street by the Prague Castle, called the Golden Lane. It is lined with small picturesque houses that look rather like doll´s houses than people´s homes. They are colored and the origin of some of them goes back to the 16th century. The renowned writer Franz Kafka lived in the Golden Lane for some time during the World War I.
Lunch or Baguette
Charles Bridge, that crosses the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870. Monastery Baroque church of St. Francis next to Charles Bridge has a long tradition of organ concerts. St. Francis Church houses the second oldest organ in Prague played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak and other famous Musial personalities.
The church of the Holy Ghost in Prague’s Old Town is located between the streets of Široká, Dušní and Eliška Krásnohorská. In the past it was also called the church of God’s Mercy. The gothic single-aisle building with an oblong presbytery and prismatic tower by the north side was later remodeled in the Baroque style. It especially applied to the vaults and the windows. Only the penthouse by the north side of the church has been relatively preserved from the original building. The typical architecture of the middle era of Luxemburg Gothic style is also remarkable from the point of view of historical urbanization.
DAY 3: Exploring Prague’s Old Town & history
Old Town Square - not just a square, Mystic, traditions and the history of the Czech nation unfold their beauty in the center of old Prague, every time the Astronomical Clock strikes the exact hour. The history of the square goes back to the 10th century, when the place was one of the favorite market places in the developing town of Prague.
Estates Theatre - where beauty and genius meet, Estate theatre (Stavovske divadlo) in Prague is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe built in Classicist style and since its foundation it has stayed practically unchanged. It can be proud of the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart introduced here his opera Don Giovanni for the first time.
The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock – known as the Orloj – where, every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear. The Gothic Revival eastern wing of the Town Hall was destroyed during the Prague Uprising on May 8, 1945 and was never rebuilt. The guided tour includes the historical halls, the tower and the underground areas.
The Church of Mother of God before Týn often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic, and has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. The church's towers are 80 m high and topped by four small spires.
Old New synagogue, the oldest still working synagogue in Europe and probably all around the world. It was built in 13th century as "New synagogue", but the Prague Jewish community was bigger and bigger, so there was a need of other synagogues as well. More new synagogues were built and that is why the "New synagogue" was not NEW anymore, but was OLD - New - from here the name "Old New synagogue" - in Jidish "Alt Neu shul". The synagogue is famous by its stories about Golem and Rabbi Jehuda Low - Maharal.
Old new synagogue serves now for prayers of the Jewish community of Prague as main synagogue. Weddings, celebrations as bar or Bat Mitzvah, Britot and other smachoth are held here. The synagogue is the symbol of Jewish town.
Old Jewish Cemetery is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe and one of the most important Jewish historical monuments in Prague. It served its purpose from the first half of 15th century till 1786. Renowned personalities of the local Jewish community were buried here; among them rabbi Jehuda Liva ben Becalel – Maharal (ca. 1526–1609), businessman Mordecai Maisel (1528–1601), historian David Gans (ca. 1541–1613) and rabbi David Oppenheim (1664–1736). Today the cemetery is administered by the Jewish Museum in Prague.
The Spanish Synagogue is the newest synagogue in the area of the so-called Jewish Town, yet paradoxically, it was built at the place of the presumably oldest synagogue, Old School (also known as Altshul). The synagogue is built in Moorish Revival Style. Only a little park with a modern statue of famous Prague writer Franz Kafka (by Jaroslav Róna) lies between it and the church of St Spirit. Today, the Spanish Synagogue is administered by the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Rudolfinum is an important architectural monument of Prague. The Neo-Renaissance building on the bank of the Vltava is associated with music and art since its opening in 1885. Today it is a seat of the Czech Philharmonic, as well as the Galerie Rudolfinum and a stylish café.
DAY 4: Kutna Hora & Wenceslas Square
Kutná Hora is possibly the most popular and probably the most rewarding destination for a daytrip from Prague.
It’s one of the 12 places in the Czech Republic on UNESCO’s world heritage list, but is most famous for its remarkable ‘bone church’; a cemetery chapel decorated with the bones of up to 40,000 people. There are at least three of these ‘bone chapels’ (or ‘ossuaries’) in the Czech Republic and many more scattered across Europe, but the creative arrangements of the bones in Kutná Hora make it more memorable than most.
Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the center of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is part of the historic center of Prague, a World Heritage Site.
DAY 5: Prague Tour & 2-hour Boat Trip
Prague 2-hour Boat Trip During the cruise is available for you self-service cold buffet. Enjoy your city tour of Prague’s most significant sights
Enjoy this extraordinary experience – enjoy your visit of Prague!
Church of Our Lady Victorious This Early Baroque building, dating back to 1611 was rebuilt from 1634 to 1669 by the Carmelite order. The church is famous for its statuette of the Infant Jesus of Prague, originally from Spain and donated to the Carmelites by Polyxena of Lobkowicz in 1628. The Infant Jesus has two crowns and about forty-six robes. His vestments are traditionally changed about ten times a year according to the liturgical season. A small museum was built for the clothing and other religious objects.
Pet?ín Lookout Tower et?ín Lookout Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks of Prague, was built as part of the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 as a loose copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower (at a ratio of 1:5). It is 63.5 metres high, and 299 steps lead to its peak, which is at the same altitude as the real Eiffel Tower. The view from its top overlooks not only the whole city, but on a clear day you can see nearly all of Bohemia.
Mirror Maze A favorite spot for children and adults alike. From the outside, this building resembles a small castle, but inside, instead of a labyrinth with mysterious stone hallways, you’ll find one made of mirrors. First you’ll make your way through the maze to the diorama of the battle of the Praguers against the Swedes at Charles Bridge in 1648 and then through the “hall of laughter” where warped and twisted mirrors will change your appearance in crazy ways.
DAY 6: Shopping & Exploring Prague City
Wenceslas Square Shopping - Over the last century, the square, once a beautiful Art Nouveau space,
has largely been taken over by the emergence of modern shops in Prague. Wenceslas Square is the retail hub of the city, where you will find a large collection of department stores, neon signs and chain shops. . Between the mobile stalls and souvenir shops stand multiple ‘high-street’ outlets, including H&M, Debenhams and a giant Marks & Spencer.
Bata a large Czech-based store offering footwear for the entire family, as well as luggage and shoe repairs
M.A.C. - known around the world for their quality, this shop offers the latest cosmetic collections New Yorker a dominating, multi-level shop at the end of the square, offering cheap fashion for men, women and children. Nike, the flagship store for the Czech Republic, with all of the standards and favorites Palac Kinh the ‘Palace of Books’: a large bookshop arranged over several floors, with a sizable English language section and a good selection of international magazines
Promod - women’s fashion in a handsome, modern building on the corner, with some fun, different and sexy clothes Sephora one stop for fashionable fragrance, cosmetic and skincare picks
Jind?išská Tower This late Gothic tower is part of the Church of St Henry and St Kunhuta and, with its height of 65.7 m, is the highest freestanding bell tower in Prague. Today this structure offers visitors a view from the tenth floor, a restaurant, a museum and a gallery. Another unique feature is the carillon - a set of ten cast bronze bells in the tower attic, designed for listening in the interior of the tower.
Celetná is a former Prague trade route. The street is named after bread that was baked in the area during the middle Ages. It became a part of the Royal Route in the 14th century. The coronation parade would travel down Celetná.
The building then became a hospital, and then a home in 1784. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed there. At the Red Eagle, at 21, is a former cafe. K.H. Mácha used to frequent it. In Jorge Luis Borges's story "The Secret Miracle" the main character, Jaromir Hladik resides on this street in March, 1939.
Palladium - This modern shopping Centre was built from 2005 to 2007 in a former barracks. On the foundations of the original building and courtyard, an entirely new building was constructed. With an area of 115,000 m2, Palladium has more shops, restaurants and services in a single location than anywhere else in the historical Centre of the city. The underground floors house the largest parking garage in the city Centre.
DAY 7: After Breakfast
free time until your are transferred back to Airport for departure.
What’s included:- Accommodation in a comfortable three-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities
- Lunch snack on Day 2
- The services of an experienced tour manager.
- Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary - expertly planned to maximise their time to visit iconic and must-see sites.
- Daily continental breakfast (for all other meals, we offer assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafés/service station restaurants).
- Daily transportation on Trem, Train, or Metro
- Entrance Fees Included:
- o Loreta, Monstrance
- o Prague Castle, Church Sv.Vit, Golden Gate
- o Travel Pass for Trem, Train, & Metro during day 1 to day 7
- o Prague Boat trip with cold buffet
What’s not included:- Mandatory tip for the tour manager of €3 per person per day , which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.
- Flights or other travel costs, visas and travel insurance
- All optional activities, tours and attraction Entrance tickets not included in the itinerary
- Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.).
Optional entrance fees
|St. Nicholas Chruch||€3|
|Saint Ghost Church||€2|
|Church of Lady Tyn||€4|
|Train ticket to Kutna Hora||€15|
|Petrin lookout tower||€4|
Note: Whilst every effort is made to operate this tour as advertised, on occasion it may be necessary to make changes to the accommodation, the routing or order of an itinerary. Compensation will not be payable for alterations to the itinerary or nightly accommodation
Note:Please use as reference only, as prices are subject to change. Some excursions are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions. You can only book optionals whilst on tour with the tour manager, who will also collect payment in cash only (Euros).