Old Town of Prague / Jan Hus monument / Wenceslas Square / Charles Bridge / John Lennon Wall / Český Krumlov / Castle Tower/ Terezin Concentration Camp / Mageburger Barraacks / Kutna Hora / St. Barbara’s CathedraI
This package includes
✔ 4 nights’ accommodation in hotel
✔ 4 breakfasts
✔ Coaches and guides as per itinerary
✔ Walking tour around Old Town Prague on Day 1
✔ Walking tour around New Town Prague including Charles Bridge and Prague Castle on Day 2
✔ Day trip to Český Krumlov on Day 3
✔ Terezin Concentration Camp on Day 4
✔ Trip to Kutna Hora on Day 5
Day 1 - Prague, Old Town
Arrive at Prague airport and transfer to your accommodation. After storing your luggage at hotel/check-in (usually after 2 pm), you meet your local guide in the lobby and proceed for a walking tour around Old Town of Prague. Early Prague was crossroad where traders met. Your guide will walk you around Old Town. Its medieval architecture was almost untouched in WW2 compared to other European capitals. During the walk you visit the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock (oldest operational clock in the World, hourly procession of Apostles), house At The Minute (childhood home to Franz Kafka), the Church of our Lady upon Tyn (familiar from postcards), Jan Hus monument (Hus started Hussite Movement, preaching in local language, opposing the Vatican, burned at stake in 1415), Glotz Kinsky palace (Rococo style palace) nowdays houses National Gallery, Powder Tower (Prasna Brana). If time allows, you can buy local products from Havelske market place -a market that dates back to 1232.
Day 2 - Prague, New town
After breakfast, you will get to know about the New Town and the modern history of this city. Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and proceed to explore this part of Prague. Wenceslas Square – the most important place – stage of Czechs` history. From the proclamation of independence of Czechoslovakia to anti-Nazi demonstrations, Velvet revolution protests, Jan Palach (died on the day when Russians drove tanks into Prague and officially occupied Czechoslovakia) memorial can even be found here. Museum of Communism is worth to see, it is a reminder of why to stand up for freedom. Jewish Quarter – Josefov: Old-New Synagogue is said to be the home of Golem. It is worth to visit the Jewish cemetery, too. The Clementinum is considered to be the most beautiful library in the world (watch the instruments used by Galileo, Tycho and Kepler). A walk on Charles Bridge (bridge with statues) and a visit to the castle is a must. Boasting over 1000 years of history, the castle complex is part of the Historic center of Prague listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architectural and cultural significance. Continue to explore the Prague Castle and St.Vitus Cathedral (stained-glass windows were made by Mucha). This part of Prague (Mala Strana) is full of gorgeous cobbled streets and old buildings. After that, we will walk back towards Charles Bridge to find the John Lennon Wall. It’s a wall covered with Beatles-themed graffiti which became a symbol of opposition to Soviet rule - a must see by visitor. If time allows, visit of Petrin – a hill that offers a nice view of the Old Town, with planetarium.
Day 3 - Day trip to Český Krumlov
Today you will spend the day outside of Prague. After breakfast, you will start your journey by the coach to Český Krumlov (it will only be a one-hour journey by coach). Český Krumlov is the South Bohemian city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. After arrival, you will explore the city during a walking tour and you will visit the castle (A giant castle built into a cliff with a river snaking its way around the town center filled with winding cobblestone streets and clusters of colourful buildings with charming orange roofs.). It is the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic. Be sure to peek at the medieval bear near the entrance of the castle. Her name is Maria Theresa, named after the beloved historical figure known for her charitable gestures. After strolling past Maria the bear, you will come to the main entrance where you can climb the gorgeously painted tower and get an incredible view of the city. After that, you will visit the Castle Tower. The Gothic and Renaissance tower, erected at the edge of the castle, is actually a gallery itself decorated with elegant paintings from the bottom to the top. Afterward you can have a break at the castle Café located between the Castle Theatre and gardens. There is a small door along the brick wall that leads to a cafe with an incredible panoramic view of the city. After lunch, you will visit the castle theatre. It is one of the greatest Baroque theatres in the world and one of the best-preserved of its kind. The Baroque Theatre is something truly unique to experience for yourself in Cesky Krumlov and connected to the castle. The small theatre can seat a small crowd with a beautiful balcony at the top overlooking the stage for the noblemen and noble women. Last but not least, visit the castle gardens. You will explore the upper, lower, and different terraces of the garden by foot. There are also grand fountains around the gardens as well as a revolving theatre. In the afternoon, the coach will bring you back to your hotel.
Day 4 - Terezin Concentration Camp
After Breakfast, this day will take you back to the time of WW2, to Terezin concentration camp. From Prague, it is just one hour away. The Terezin Concentration Camp takes you back to one of the darkest chapters in the history of mankind. We will start with a guided tour of the Ghetto Museum and the Mageburger Barracks. The museum tells the history of the ghetto established in the walled fortress town. One can learn about the unbelievable horrific lives of prisoners who were captured here. One of the highlights of this museum are the exhibits of children’s artwork. You also get a glimpse of the cultural and spiritual activities in the ghetto despite acute pain, hunger, and death. These Barracks as a part of the Ghetto played an important role during wartime. This was the seat of the Jewish self-government. The Magdeburg Barracks was the venue for major cultural events, divine services, lectures, and meetings. After your lunch break, we will have a second two-hours guided tour of the Small Fortress. The small fortress was built in the 1780s under the rule of Emperor Joseph II to keep Prussians safe. However, the fortress came to be used as a prison in the mid-19th century. At the end, we will watch a short movie in the cinema od the small Fortress. In the evening, we will bring you back to your hotel and you can have dinner in the city.
Day 5 - Trip to Kutna Hora
After Breakfast, there is waiting another day of visiting the Czech countryside. After around one-hour coach ride you reach Kutna Hora. The town is full of remarkable late Gothic and Baroque architecture. This place is really extraordinary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kutná Hora became the second most important town of the Bohemian Kingdom in the Middle Ages after Prague thanks to prosperous silver mines. And it became the favorite residence of Bohemian kings. Kutna Hora itself is a collection of very interesting historic buildings. Once in town, visit Italian Court-former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s cathedral to admire decoration and frescoes. Make sure you find time to visit this church Sedlec Ossuary which houses the skeletal remains of 40,000 to 70,000 people. The bones are used as ornate decoration within the chapel. This is one of the most fascinating chapels in the world. If time permits, visit Sankturin House - Alchemy workshop where renewed scholars searched for the philosopher’s stone and tried to transform metal into precious gold. In the evening, we will bring you back to your hotel and you can have dinner in the city. End of services.