In addition to enjoying concerts in private halls that are open only for special performances, you will get to know this magical city through personalized walking tours, one focusing on the history of Prague, and another on Prague’s musical heritage. Our accommodation for the week is an historic, recently restored inn close to the Charles Bridge, in our favorite part of the city – picturesque and peaceful “little Venice.” The hotel rooms provide views of Charles Bridge, colorful Lesser Town, or the river, immortalized by Smetana in his symphonic poem, " Vltava."
Prague’s markets and shops offer a marvelous taste of real life in this charming city, and we’ll explore them together, discovering the best of Prague’s famous Bohemian crystal, jewelry set with garnets-deep red as the darkest wine, or perhaps a souvenir from a previous century in a favorite antique shop. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of Prague’s cuisine! From fusion and world creations to classic Bohemian fare, dining in Prague is a delicious adventure. We include al fresco meals on a garden- terraced hillside, elegant repasts in a renovated baroque palace, and a cosmopolitan feast beside the river, while leaving some free mealtimes for you to discover a favorite or two of your own.
Tour Dates: May 19-25.
Day 1: Transport from Prague Airport or train station to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Make yourself comfortable. An introductory evening stroll around Malá Strana, Prague’s Lesser Quarter beneath the castle. Dinner at an atmospheric old inn. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Opera at the National Theater, a cultural cornerstone of the Czech Republic, and a breathtaking baroque fantasy in gold leaf and red velevet. Late lunch by the River. Evening concert featuring the renowned orchestra of St. Martin in the Fields at the stunning Rudolfinum, one of the most beautiful concert venues in Europe. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Historical Walking Tour of Prague. Lunch in Old Town. Free time. Evening concert at the gorgeous Art Nouveau Obecni Dum. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: Market and shop visits – Crystal, garnets, marionettes, and more. Noon – Changing of the guard at Prague Castle. Lunch in a garden terrace overlooking the city, then a walk through the terraced gardens. Free time. Dinner at a traditional Czech beer garden. Nocturne - a late concert at the Rudolfinum. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Visit the majestic Wallenstein Gardens. Tour and concert at Villa Bertramka, Mozart’s home while in Prague. Evening Concert at St. James Basilica. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Free time and lunch on your own. Walking Tour focusing on Prague's musical heritage. Dinner in a baroque palace. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Breakfast, then farewells to new-found friends before morning transportation to airport or train station. Includes: (B).
Note: Events subject to Prague Spring Festival program and will be finalized in April.
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