Prague Pre-Cruis tour
DAY 01: PRAGUE
Arrival to Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic - one of the most beautifull cities in Europe. Because of its history and precious cultural and architectonic heritage, Prague is one of the most attractive sites in Europe and not only for its geographic location is called "Heart of Europe". Prague lies in the centre of Bohemia on the river Vltava. Archaeological finds confirm the first settlement by Slavs (the ancestors of the Czechs) in the 5th century here and the Prague history reaches back in the 9th century.
Prague has been an important centre of the society and politics and a cross-road of various cultures for centuries. This cultural variety contributed to the creation of one of the most unique urban entities in the world. Prague is considered as one of the richest treasuries of world architecture the exceptionality of which has been acknowledged by entering the Prague historical town reserve in the UNESCO List of the World Heritage. The historical core of Prague is situated astride the Vltava river, it is a specimen of all artistic styles and movements and consists of 6 parts - formerly independent urban units which were unified in the 18th century.
They are as follows : Staré Město (Old Town), Josefov ( the preserved part of the former Jewish Town - today a part of the Old Town), Nové Město (New Town ) , Malá Strana ( Lesser Town), Hradčany (Prague Castle and its surroundings) and Vyšehrad. Naturally, most of the historical monuments, museums and galleries are concentrated right there.
Meeting at the airport and transfer by private deluxe motorcoach to the hotel.
Accommodation at deluxe hotel Art Noveau Palace ***** in Prague.
DAY 02: PRAGUE
Buffet-breakfast at the hotel.
Fullday sightseeing tour of Prague - /09.00 am - 05.00 pm/.
Orientation city tour and visit to the Prague Castle - passing the New and Old Town of Prague, see the National Museum, the State Opera House and the National Theatre , pass the historical Strahov Monastery with Theological Hall and Library, Loretto Sancturary, the Prague Castle area with famous St.Vitus Cathedral, Gothic Vladislav Hall , Lobkowicz Palace - world important picture gallery.
Lunch at Lobkowicz Palace (3-course meal served in a private room of the noble palace in Prague Castle Area).
Afternoon continue your tour - visit the Lesser Town with Baroque St. Nicholas Church and the Church of Our Lady Victorius with the Infant of Prague, cross historical Charles Bridge overlooking the Prague Castle and take a walking tour of the Old Town - passing the Old Town Square with famous astronomical clock, continue to the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague with Jewish cemetary and several Jewish synagogues and see famous shopping Paris Street.
Time at leisure.
Evening ellegant dinner at local restaunrat Kogo (in walking distance from the hotel)
(3-course menu incl. 2 glasses of
wine, water, coffee or tea)
DAY 03: PRAGUE - NURNBERG
Buffet-breakfast at the hotel.
Travel by private motorcoach from Prague to Nurnberg /Germany to board your river cruise (duration cca 3,5 hours).