The Art & Castles of Prague

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Prague

Scheduled flight to Prague from your preferred airport – transfer with our professional guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Clarion Congress.

Day 2 – Prague guided tour & Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

Guided walking tour of Prague taking in sights such as Wenceslas Square, the Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge – guided tour of the 13th century Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, now home to the National Gallery’s collection of ‘Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe’ with works from 14th century Czech artists as well as 15th and 16th century works by central European artists.

Day 3 – Prague Castle & St George’s Basilica

Originally the residence of Bohemian kings and today the seat of the Czech president, our guided tour of Prague Castle Complex takes in some of Prague’s best sights, including the Cathedral of St Vitus, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace and the Golden Lane as well as wonderful views out over the Vltava River with the old town in the background – guided tour of St George’s Basilica, established in 920 as Bohemia’s first convent and the best preserved Romanesque church in Prague.

Day 4 – Konopiste Castle

Guided tour of Konopiste Castle, once the palatial residence of the illfated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and whose richly decorated chambers are adorned with collections he inherited from Modena's house of d'Este and numerous trophies testifying to his passion for hunting – return to Prague for the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5 – Sternberg Palace

Guided tour of Sternberg Palace, named after Franc Josef Sternberg who founded the Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts in Bohemia in 1796, and home to the National Gallery's valuable collection of 14th to 18th century European art, including works by Goya, Rembrandt, Rubens and Donatello – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

Guided tours at every venue

All excursions included

Professional local guide

Scheduled flights to Prague

Executive coach in the Czech Republic

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of Prague

Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

Prague Castle Complex

St George’s Basilica

Konopiste Castle

Sternberg Palace

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Clarion Congress, located adjacent to a Metro station which is only six stops (approximately 15 minutes) away from Wenceslas Square. The hotel has a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest:

  • Obecni Dum (Municipal House) - a national cultural landmark and one of the best Art Nouveau buildings in Prague, Jan Preisler and Mikoláš Aleš, the most significant Czech painters and sculptors of the time, participated in its decoration
  • River Vltava cruise - with coffee and cake on board to see the city from a different perspective
  • Staromestske Namesti - Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic style buildings and the 15th century Astronomical Clock have made this one of the most beautiful squares in Europe

 

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The Art & Castles of Prague

Date of tour: October 2013

I am just reporting that we have arrived safely back and the good news is that everything you booked worked perfectly! The hotel in Prague was very comfortable and in a good position on the edge of the Old Town with plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The reception staff were very helpful and there was a large choice of foods and freshly baked bread, rolls, croissants, cakes and pastries at breakfast. Excellent. We all grew fond of our guide Marcella who was very kind and thoughtful as well as being conscientious. She also helped us to organise coach transport for our visit to the Opera and liaised with the Café Imperial She was a great support in head counting etc. and repeated instructions, slowly and clearly, with special emphasis on the last day! We had lovely sunny weather and Prague looked magnificent – so we were very lucky there. Thank you so much for all your careful planning and help with any queries I have had. You have been very supportive.

JC, Lancaster

Date of tour: June 2012

We had a lovely time in Prague. All of the arrangements went perfectly well. The guide was excellent - friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and informative and the driver was reliable and helpful. So all in all, high marks to everyone concerned but especially to Don and you for all the donkey work beforehand.

MB, Ealing

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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