PTCOG 56, Yokohama, Japan
42 days left
The Prague historical city centre and the Czech towns are largely paved with cobblestones. All participants are kindly suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes.
The insightful historical tour lets you enjoy the city´s most famous sights. The tour starts at Prague Castle (Hradčany), registered as the biggest castle complex in the world. It established itself as the spiritual centre of the Bohemian sovereigns from 9th century and since 1918 (foundation of Czechoslovakia) it has served as the residence of presidents. A visit to St. Vitus Cathedral is included. The tour then follows the “Royal Route”, the former promenade of kings and part of the official coronation by foot. Winding down to Lesser Town where you will cross the famous Charles Bridge and continue to discover remarkable monuments in the Old Town area. This remarkable journey ends in front of the Old Town City Hall with its extraordinary astronomical clock.
Please kindly note THIS IS A WALKING TOUR!
This insightful historical tour of the Old Town of Prague lets you enjoy the city’s most famous sights such as the Powder Tower, the Estate Theatre, the Charles University, the Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter and other sights. You will discover astonishing history of the Jewish community in Prague, which can be traced back to the middle of the 10th century. Miraculously many outstanding monuments have remained intact through WWII. The visit includes the Jewish Museum located in Prague Synagogues and Old Jewish Cemetery.
During your visit to Prague you should not miss the large Gothic castle founded in the 14th century by Charles IV., King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. Karlštejn served as a place for safekeeping the Empire coronation jewels, holy relics and other royal treasures. Located about 35 km southwest of Prague in the Karlštejn village, it is one of the most famous and heavily visited castles in the Czech Republic.
The visit of the castle is also connected with visit of the Glass factory in Nizbor, where thaditional Czech glass is produced.
Kutná Hora, medieval centre of silver-mining was the second richest town of the Czech Kingdom. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved structure of town centre reflexes its ancient fame and wealth until present. During your walk in Kutná Hora you will visit gothic church of St. Barbara and Italian Court - originally a Royal Mint. You will no less admire other beautiful gothic, renaissance and baroque burgher houses or the unique stone dwell from 15th century. You also will visit one of the most interesting burial places in the world called Kostnice (Bone church) in a small nearby village Sedlec. This chapel is decorated by more than 40 000 human bones, including e.g. a chandelier or a crest of noble family Schwarzenberg. Kutná Hora town is registered at UNESCO heritage list since 1995.