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ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PRAGUE + SEPTEMBER 2017

September 12 - September 24

ACADEMY ADVENTURES: PRAGUE + SEPTEMBER 2017

Tour leader: Jan Skalny, a native of Czechoslovakia, and RCLLA instructor. For more information or to
register, visit www.jat2a.com
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PRICE: $6,939 per person includes airfare from Tampa; accommodations; breakfast and dinner; entrance fees; and guides. Single supplement: $979 per person.

FARE INCLUDES:
• Round-trip airfare
• Hotel accommodations
• Airport transfers on arrivals and departures
• Meals daily: Breakfast and dinner
• All entrance fees
• Professional, English-speaking tour guides

DAY 1: Travel

DAY 2: Arrive in Prague
Hotel check in and rest.

DAY 3: Prague Castle & Lesser Town
We begin at Prague Castle and its surroundings (Loreta, Černínský Palace, and Hradčanské Square). Inside the castle we visit St. Vitus Cathedral and discover the Old Royal Palace; then it’s on to Lesser Town a beautiful part of Prague full of Baroque noble palaces. Other stops include the Church of St. Nicolas and Church of our Lady Victorius to see the Infant Jesus of Prague.

DAY 4: Kutná Hora
Kutná Hora is an ancient silver mining town, founded in the 13th century. A walking tour through the town includes visits to St. Barbara’s Cathedral and the former Royal Mint. On the way back to Prague, we will visit a very unusual church Sedlec Ossuary (Church of the Bones) where the interior is decorated with more than 40,000 human skeletons.

DAY 5: Old Town & Jewish Town (Josefov)
A trip across the Charles Bridge leads to an area of the city that is adorned by splendid buildings in Art nouveau styles hidden among Baroque churches. We will travel along cobblestone streets to the National Library, Old Market Place and the Church of St. Salvador to the Old Town Square. The remainder of the tour will focus on Jewish heritage with visits to the all-important synagogues in Prague, the Jewish museum, and cemetery.

DAY 6: Art and culture museums and gallery visit
Czech art and culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are today’s focus. We will visit both the Franz Kafka and Alfons Mucha museums and the Museum of the Czech Cubism and the original Cubist café.

DAY 7: Český Krumlov
Spend the day at the medieval Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov—named a World Heritage Site in 1992 . You can choose from three guided tours:
Tour A: Renaissance & Baroque interiors;
Tour B: 19th century interiors and
Tour C: Baroque Theatre.

DAY 8: Vyšehrad
Discover one of Prague’s mythical places – Vyšehrad. It is located on the hill opposite the Prague castle where, according to the legend, Prague was settled. We will also see the famous Church of St. Peter and Paul with its striking twin spires, an adjoining cemetery, where all the famous Czechs were buried all surrounded by gardens in the English and French styles. In the evening, there will be a concert in one of the beautiful Baroque churches.

DAY 9: Pilsner
After a tour of the historical center of the city. Afterwards we travel to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery where the famous beer is produced. The brewery was founded in 1842 and was the first to produce Pilsner blond lager style beer, branded Pilsner Urquell. To wrap up, we will tour the museum of beer to see how the beer is produced and of course, we end with a tasting!

DAY 10 Prague – Architectural tour
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has been rated one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! The stunning Gothic, Medieval, and Art Nouveau architecture adorns the city. Today’s tour offers a special lecture on development, history and sources, that influenced and formed the architectural styles. Today’s tour includes visits to The National Theatre, the Dancing House, the National Museum, The Main Station, The Municipal House, and more.

DAY 11: Karlštejn Castle
Karlštejn Castle is one of the largest and most popular Gothic castles in the country. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian crown jewels, holy relics, and other royal treasures. You will also visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross decorated with gold, jewels, and Gothic paintings created by medieval painter Master Teodoric.

DAY 12: Final day
An attractive tour of Prague using historical cars (five persons per car) and subsequent dinner on the Vltava River on pontoons.

DAY 13: Departure
Transfer to the airport.

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Start:
September 12
End:
September 24
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Website:
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Organizer

Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy
Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
http://rclla.org/