Prague

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    Exploring Golden Lane in Prague's Castle Complex.
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    The stunning Prague skyline at night time.
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    Students enjoying a school trip to Prague.
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    Discover Prague's Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square.
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    Prague's Old Town Square, starting point on any school trip to the capital of the Czech Republic.

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One of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval cities in Europe – the City of a Hundred Spires – Prague is unique in being largely undamaged by the ravages of World War II. Stunningly set against the Vltava River, it comes as little surprise therefore that the capital of the Czech Republic’s historic centre, replete with its cathedral, castles and churches, is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites register.

Having inspired centuries of musicians and writers from Mozart to Dvorák and Kafka to Klíma, in recent years, Prague has become an important cultural centre, particularly associated with theatre and music and now represents one of the most visited cities in Central Europe. Easily accessible by direct flight from across the UK, not to mention great value for money, Prague makes for the perfect destination for students of art, architecture, music and history.

Typical Accommodation

We work with a number of different hostels and hotels in and around the Czech capital. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your Prague school trip itinerary and budget.

Prague School Trip – Subject Suitability

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All tours will be tailor made to suit each individual group, but here is a popular itinerary for a Prague school trip:

Sample Itinerary – 4 Days by Air

Day 1 – Direct flight from your chosen UK airport to Prague. On arrival, take a private coach transfer to your hotel, arriving for dinner and three nights’ full-board accommodation.

Day 2 – This morning you’ll enjoy a half-day guided tour of Prague seeing all the main sights of the Old Town including Prague Castle Complex, St Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, the Old Town Square and Hall with its distinctive astronomical clock, Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge crossing the Vltava River.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to spend as you wish. Perhaps you might like to explore the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) and visit the Old-New Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, or one of the city’s many cultural institutions including the National Gallery or the National Technical Museum.

Day 3 –  Spend today as you wish, perhaps discovering some more of Prague’s many treasures or alternatively take a trip out of the capital to visit the medieval town of Kutna Hora, the former Nazi prison and transit camp at Terezín, or even to enjoy a guided tour of the Skoda Plant situated an hour’s drive northeast of the city.

Day 4 – Depending on your flight time, there’s possibly an opportunity for last-minute shopping and sightseeing before a private coach transfer to Prague airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Prague.

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Popular Visits & Excursions

Prague Castle Complex – Set above the city, this is the largest mediaeval castle complex in Europe and dates from the 9th century. Akin to a small city within a city, there are many churches, courtyards, alleyways and gardens to explore. Official residence of the President of the Czech Republic, the Changing of the Guard takes place every day at noon.
St Vitus Cathedral – While the Prague Castle complex contains many fine buildings, the magnificent St Vitus Cathedral with its Neo-Gothic towers is the one that dominates the skyline and is the spiritual symbol of the Czech Republic. As well as its beautiful stained-glass windows, it also contains viewing towers, museums, art galleries and a monastery.
Golden Lane – Set amidst Prague’s Castle Complex, Golden Lane is a narrow alleyway lined with colourful houses, so named after the goldsmiths who resided here in the 17th century. Look out for house number 22, where Franz Kafka, a prominent Czech philosopher, lived for a time during World War I.
Old Town Square – Prague’s heart and bursting with atmosphere, Old Town Square is a vast open space lined by a glorious mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, most notably the Old Town Hall, famous for its unique astronomical clock set atop the 200-foot tower.
Church of St Nicolas – Situated in Old Town Square, this is the most important Baroque building in the city.
Jewish Museum – The Jewish Museum incorporates the majority of the main historical sites in the Jewish Quarter, also known as “Josefov” and is situated between the Old Town Square and Vlatava River. The main sites include the Maisel Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, the Old Jewish cemetery, the Klaus Synagogue and the Ceremonial Hall.
National Gallery – A vast collection of artworks set across six different buildings including the Convent of St Agnes (medieval art in Bohemia and Central Europe), the Salm Palace (19th-century art: Classicism to Romanticism), the Sternberg Palace (European art: Classical to Baroque), the Schwarzenberg Palace (Baroque art in Bohemia), the Kinsky Palace (art of Asia and Africa), and the Trade Fair Palace (20th & 21st-century art).
Wenceslas Square – Originally the horse market, Wenceslas Square is actually a boulevard linking the landmark National Museum and statue of St Wenceslas to the city’s former gate and drawbridge, Mustek. A focal point for the 1989 Velvet Revolution protest marches, today the ‘square’ is renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, shops, bars and restaurants.
Dancing House – Somewhat at odds with the grand architectural structures of Old Town and Wenceslas Square, this unique building occupies a prime position on the Vltava River. Co-conceived by the renowned architect, Frank Gehry, the Dancing House was originally named ‘Fred and Ginger’ for its unusual twisted and curving shape.
Museum of Communism – Dedicated to telling the story of post-World War II Communism in the former Czechoslovakia and Prague in particular.
Staropramen Brewery – At the visitor centre, you’ll learn about the history of the Czech Republic’s second largest brewer as well as the brewing process of its different lagers.

 

National Technical Museum – Newly renovated, this is a fascinating museum devoted to the Czech Republic’s technical achievements. There are 14 permanent exhibits including architecture, engineering and design, astronomy, transportation, photo-cinema, printing, technology in the home, chemistry around us, measuring time, mining, metallurgy, TV studio, game technology and Interkamera space, colour and movement.
Aquapalace Prague – The largest aquapark in Central Europe, let off some steam at the Palace of Adventures, with its six toboggan rides including one 140 metres long, steep slides, spiralling space bowl, Hypoggan and fast-flow river. There’s also the Palace of Treasures and the Palace of Relaxation.

Elsewhere

Terezín – An hour’s drive north of Prague, this is a former prison and transit camp for Jews sent to Nazi concentration camps. The Ghetto Museum, once used to house the camp’s 10-to-15-year-old boys, has been set up in memory of the many thousands who died here.
Kutná Hora – Once the economic centre of Bohemia and the former royal seat under Wenceslas IV, Kutná Hora once rivalled Prague in terms of its importance. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this medieval town boasts an ancient silver mine and a wealth of impressive buildings, the jewel in the crown being the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Barbara.
Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile (TPCA) Plant Tour – Situated just over an hour’s drive to the east of Prague, a short distance from Kutná Hora, enjoy a tour of this car manufacturing plant, where you’ll see production of the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroën C1.
Rückl Crystal Factory – Situated in Nižbor, an hour’s drive west of Prague, a tour of the Rückl glassworks demonstrates the process of crystal production and decoration.
Bohemia Glass Factory – Located some 45km west of Prague, learn all about the glass-making process of the famous Bohemia crystal on a tour of the factory which produces it.
Skoda Car Factory – Take a tour of the Czech Republic’s most famous car producer, where you’ll learn about the history of Skoda and the development of its cars, as well as seeing the actual production process underway in the factory (not available to children under the age of 12).
Strahov Monastery – Situated a short distance outside Prague on the approach to the castle, this 12th-century monastery is most famous for its extensive library, containing some 200,000 books.
Konopiste Castle – Located a 45-minute drive south of the capital, this Baroque-style château was the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
Karlstejn Castle – 30km southwest of Prague, this medieval castle once served as the hiding place for the crown jewels and treasury of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV.
Karlovy Vary – A renowned spa resort situated some 130km west of Prague, groups can also visit the underground hot spring colonnade. There’s also the Thun porcelain factory, a butterfly house and the Romanesque royal castle in historic Loket, 14km outside Karlovy Vary.