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Excursions in Prague


1) Prague in a half day  – walking tour of Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town

Date: Tuesday, 1st September 2009 or Sunday, 6th September 2009, during the day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 30 EURO

The best thing you can do at the beginning of your stay in Prague is to take part at a sightseeing tour…
Our bus will take you up to one of the seven hills on which Prague was built: to Prague Castle, the residence of the President of the Czech Republic. You will see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and, of course, the famous Golden Lane with the little house in which Franz Kafka lived.
After finishing the visit of the Castle you will continue to the charming quarter of Lesser Town and its picturesque lanes, to the famous Charles Bridge with its stone sculptures, one of the greatest attractions in Prague (built in the 14th century by Charles IV, Czech King and Roman Emperor) and the Old Town with its worldwide famous Astronomical Clock. All around the Old Town Square you will see nice harmonious buildings of all architectural styles. The price includes transfers, English speaking guide.

2) Prague Castle

Date: Wednesday, 2ndSeptember 2009, during the day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 46 EURO

Transfer by bus to the Prague Castle, which had been the seat of princes and kings for centuries..... Currently the seat of the Czech president.
According to the legend, the Prague Castle was founded by the Princess Libuše, the progenitress of Czech kings of the House of Přemysl, but the first historical reference to it is from the end of the 9th century. The most glorious era of the Prague Castle was during the reign of Charles IV, Czech King and Roman Emperor, in the 14th century.
During this tour you will pass through the whole Prague Castle area, you will visit the Gothic interior of St.Vitus Cathedral built in the 14th century, you will see the St.Wenceslas Chapel (pearl of the Gothic architecture), where the Czech crown jewels are kept. The second stop will be in the former Royal Palace from the late Gothic period. In this palace there is the monumental Vladislav Hall with fine vaulting finished in 1500. Nowadays the Czech Presidents are elected there.
The next visit will be the oldest place of Prague Castle: you will see the Romanesque interior of the St. George´s Basilica, founded in the 10th century by the Benedictine nuns. The end of the walking tour will be in the Golden Lane, a famous legendary street, where the alchemists and people who wanted to produce gold the artificial way gathered. At the end of the tour you visit the romantic Ledebourg terrace gardens. The price includes transfers, English speaking guide.

3) Walking tour in Lesser Town / Malá Strana


Date: Thursday, 3rd September 2009, during the day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 35 EURO

Between the Vltava river and the Prague Castle there is a picturesque quarter founded in the second half of the 13th century, called Malá Strana (Lesser Town). Of course, from this time there is not so many houses anymore but you will admire nice Baroque architecture (e. g. the Wallenstein Palace and its garden), splendid Vrtba Garden,  buildings in the Neruda street with remarkable house signs above the doors, silent charming lanes where you will be the only person, but just in the city centre. The edifice dominating not only the Lesser Town Square, but the whole Malá Strana, is the Church of St. Nicholas, the most splendid ecclesiastical building of Baroque Prague.
Not so far from the main square there is another Baroque Church, Church of Our Lady Victorious, famous for the wax effigy of the Prague Jesus Child, a Spanish work of the Renaissance.
You will also have an opportunity to see the „Prague Venice“ and „Čertovka“, a romantic arm of the Vltava river, which detaches the Kampa Island from Malá Strana. At the end of the pleasant walking tour you will cross the Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, built in the 14th century by the Czech king Charles IV. Do not forget to touch the miraculous statue of John of Nepomuk – it is said that it can help you fulfill your most secret dreams! The price includes transfers, English speaking guide, entrance to the St. Nicolas Church and Vrtba Garden.

4) Prague by night


Date: Thursday, 3rd September 2009, in the evening
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 60 EURO

To start, the bus will take you to the Hanavský Pavillon on Letná Hill, where - together with a glass of sparkling wine - you may enjoy the dreamlike view of the city. You will be taken to a typical restaurant.
Get a taste of the traditional Czech cuisine, Czech beer or Moravian wine! Then we shall take you to the Exhibition Grounds, where you can watch an unforgettable water show – a performance at Křižík´s Fountain: from over 1000 jets, water shoots up to the night sky, illuminated by countless spotlights, keeping pace with the beat of music. The price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, welcome drink, 3 course dinner incl. one drink (beer/wine/soft drink), ticket for Krizik´s fountain performance.

5) Walking tour in Jewish Town


Date: Friday, 4th September 2009, during the day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 50 EURO

The Jewish Quarter is one of the most visited areas in the city. If you accept our invitation, you will get information about history and the present times of the Jewish community in Prague. You will visit the Prague National Jewish Museum, one of the largest in the world, with several synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest burial grounds in Europe.
You will also see the native house of the worldwide famous writer Franz Kafka. The Maisel Synagogue presents the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th to 18th century. In the Spanish Synagogue there are objects presenting the Jews from the emancipation to present time. At the entrance to the cemetery your will visit the Pinkas Synagogue with more than 80.000 names written by hand on walls - a memory of Czech and Moravian Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In the Klaus Synagogue there is an exhibition of Jewish Customs and Traditions  “Run of life” showing the daily life of a Jewish family, the most important stages of each person from the birth to the death. The exhibits in the Ceremonial Hall next to the cemetery presents activities of Burial Society in Bohemia and Moravia.
It is also possible to visit the Old-New Synagogue from the 13th century, the only existing medieval-type hall of its kind. This walking excursion is suitable for people interested in Jewish history, culture and customs. Transfer back to your hotel. The price includes transfers, English speaking guide, entrance to the Jewish Museum and Cemetery, synagogues and the Old-New Synagogue.

6) Walking tour in the Old Town


Date: Saturday, 5th September 2009, during the day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 34 EURO

This walking excursion shows perfectly the oldest quarter of Prague. The Old Town was established in the years 1232-34, and until nowadays you can find there all types of architecture: a Romanesque rotunda, Gothic houses, Renaissance palaces, Baroque churches, Rococo facades or buildings from the 19th-20th century. During this tour you will see the famous Astronomical Clock situated on the Old Town Hall and you will have an opportunity to see Prague from the top of its tower.
All around the Old Town Square there are outstanding houses from the Middle Age and the Baroque period,    e. g. House at Stone Bell, Church of Our Lady of Týn, St. Nicholas Church, Kinsky Palace, St. James´Basilica – one of the most beautiful churches in Prague. Subsequently you will continue to the Charles University, founded by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV. in 1348 (the oldest one in Central Europe). Just in front of the University you will admire the Estate Theatre where W. A. Mozart finished his opera Don Giovanni and where its first presentation was held in 1787. Of course, your will also see the Republic Square with the Powder Tower and the Municipal House, which is one of the most important places in the city. It is not possible to miss the Wenceslas Square, the main avenue in the capital, full of luxury shops, restaurants, fashion cafés and night clubs. Our guide will show you also the picturesque medieval lanes in front of the Charles Bridge and you can have a short stop in the Jewish Quarter as well. The price includes transfers, English speaking guide, and entrance to Old Town Tower.

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Long-time trips


1) Beauties of South Bohemian’s Nature


Date: Saturday 29th August - Monday 31st August 2009 The Sumava National Park

Duration: 3 days
Price: 350 EURO/single room; 330 EURO/ double room

 

Thank you for your booking this trip. Let us provide you with some organizing information.

If you arrive on Friday 28 you will get your voucher for the trip in the reception of your hotel (or dormitories) where you have booked an accommodation (if you have got it). In your hotel there will be a map with the meeting point.  If you will stay in private accommodation you will get your voucher during the registration time for this trip (Sat 8:30 am on site).

If you arrive on Saturday 29 morning, you will get your voucher during registration time for this trip on Saturday 29 on site.

Registration time for this trip: Sat 29 in 8:30.
Where: parking Dormitories A
Departure time is in 9:00 am.
Arrival time to Prague is about 7:00 pm (Aug 31).

Recommended equipment:
outdoor shoes, raincoat or umbrella, cameras
notepad, gumboots (for unfavourable weather)
good mood ….

Diet for Aug 29 - box lunch provided

1st day overnight in the city Vimperk
Amber Hotel Anna
http://amber-anna.hotel.cz/
Kaplířova 168, Vimperk

2nd day overnight in the city Český Krumlov
Hotel Leonardo
Soukenická 33, Český Krumlov

a) The Šumava National Park

The Šumava National Park is the largest national park in the Czech Republic. It contains large areas of coniferous and mixed mountain forests, cirques with glacial lakes, widespread mountain peat bogs, alluvial valleys and remnants of former settlements in various stages of reintegration into nature. The excursion is planned as a day-long demanding hike through forested and rocky terrain between 800 and 1378 m above sea level and will include the national park’s highest peak Plechý and the Plešné jezero glacial lake.

b) Český Krumlov town

A short visit to the historical town of Český Krumlov. This lively, cosmopolitan town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a unique atmosphere set in unspoiled countryside. Dominated by a Castle stretching over the meandering Vltava River, Český Krumlov's narrow cobblestone streets wind along romantic nooks between patrician houses where you'll find attractive exhibits of world-renown artists, music festivals and concerts, and theatre performances.

c) Lipno reservoir and Boletice military training area – search for a balance between development and protection for people and nature

Within view of the historical jewel of Bohemia - Český Krumlov - lie two “different worlds”: Lipno reservoir, the largest aquatic recreational area in the Czech Republic and the military training area of Boletice, one of the best preserved Natura 2000 sites in the country. Along with the neighbouring Šumava National Park (Protected Landscape Area and Biosphere Reserve), Lipno reservoir is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Czech Republic.

d) The Třeboňsko PLA

The Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the most important region for fish ponds and fish farming in the Czech Republic. In the “fish pond country” we can still find a unique combination of natural elements with cultural and economic use of the region's natural resources. The unique large wetland area (about 700 km2) provides habitat for a large range of valuable plant and animal species. There will be a lunch of regional fish specialties; it is possible to take a tour of a local brewery and sample the yeast beer.


Tetrao TetrixThe Trebonsko PLA

2) Two Distinct Faces of Northern Bohemia

Date: Saturday 29th August - Monday 31st August 2009
Duration: 3 days
Price: 315 EURO/single room; 300 EURO/ double room

 


Thank you for your booking this trip. Let us provide you with some organizing information.

If you arrive on Friday 28 you will get your voucher for the trip in the reception of your hotel (or dormitories) where you have booked an accommodation (if you have got it). In your hotel there will be a map with the meeting point.  If you will stay in private accommodation you will get your voucher during the registration time for this trip (Sat 8:30 am on site).

If you arrive on Saturday 29 morning, you will get your voucher during registration time for this trip on Saturday 29 on site.

Registration time for this trip: Sat 29 in 8:30.
Where: parking Dormitories A
Departure time is in 9:00 am.
Arrival time to Prague is about 7:00 pm (Aug 31).

Recommended equipment:
outdoor shoes, raincoat or umbrella, cameras
notepad, gumboots (for unfavourable weather)
good mood ….

Diet for Aug 29 - box lunch provided

1st day overnight in the city Litvínov:
Hotel Cascade
http://hotel-cascade.hotel.cz/
Radniční 3, Most

2nd day overnight in the city Děčín:
Hotel Faust
http://www.hotelfaust.cz/
U Plovárny 9, Děčín

a) The Bohemian Switzerland National Park

A wonderful landscape of the sandstone in the North of Bohemia. It was the sea’s sand bed that gave birth to the phenomenal world of sandstone after the sea receded; a world of rock towers, bridges and gates, a world full of miraculous stone shapes, canyons, brooks, streams and rivers.

b) The Czech Central Mountains PLA

A mountains complex of volcanic origin and a thermophilic steppe area situated to the northwest of Prague. You can see different management regimes, agro-environmental programs and also the problem linked with building a motorway through this valuable protected area. In this area there are many interesting species of the culture steppe and the excursion will highlight their management and protection.

c) The Krušné hory Mountains and the Lignite Basin under the Krušné hory Mts.

The wide opencast coal-mining area in the northwest of Bohemia is called “Black triangle”. In this area are interesting examples of a large scale landscape remodelling, devastation, the succession stages of spoil banks, and the protection and management of succession areas. The visit to the Krušné hory Mounntains provides a look at the large area of forests dying due to pollution, the forest stands regeneration and substitute tree species.

d) The chateau Krásný Dvůr

A beautiful baroque chateau rebuild in the 17th century is a perfect place for relaxation. The large park complex established in the 18th century is a place of great interest for botanists and zoologists.


The Czech Central Mountains PLAThe Bohemian Switzerland National Park - Pravcicska GateThe Bohemian Switzerland National Park

3) A Pure Beauty of South Moravian Landscape

Date: Saturday 29th August - Monday 31st August

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Short trips (1 day)

1) The Kokořínsko PLA + the Wine Centre of Czech University of Agriculture (CULS) 

Date: Monday, 31th August 2009
 Price: 55 EURO

Registration time: August 31, 8:30 am.
Where: Parking Dormitory A (you can see a map of area on ECCB website this evening). 
Departure time: 9:00 am.
Arrival time to Prague: about 8:00 pm.

Recommended equipment:
outdoor shoes, raincoat or umbrella, cameras, notepad, gumboots (for unfavourable weather)
good mood ….

Diet - box lunch you will receive during the trip

The Kokořínsko PLA provides a wonderful view to the sandstone rock town area with a specific weathering of the sandstone. Valuable valley wetlands (the Ramsar Site) with the wetland meadows management and extensive pool building are a good home for amphibians. There is also interesting folk architecture and harmonic landscape and this is an important wine area – there is the opportunity to have a rest at the CULS wine centre and take part in local wine tasting.


2) The Ralsko Former Military Area

Date: Monday, 31th August 2009

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3) The Czech Karst PLA

Date: Monday, 31th August 2009
 Price: 50 EURO 

Registration time: August 31, 8:30 am.
Where: Parking Dormitory A (you can see a map of area on ECCB website this evening). 
Departure time: 9:00 am.
Arrival time to Prague: about 8:00 pm.

Recommended equipment:
outdoor shoes, raincoat or umbrella, cameras, notepad, gumboots (for unfavourable weather)
good mood ….

Diet - box lunch you will receive during the trip

The thermophilic karst area lies southeastern of Prague and includes many interesting associations – the rock steppes, xerothermic forests, strong valley effect of the Berounka River. It is an interesting visit to the karst features and cave systems (a well-known geological locality and paleontological site of discovery). The most valuable parts are endangered by limestone mining, the excursion includes a demonstration to the protection and management of this area.


4) The Křivloklátsko PLA

Date: Sunday, 6th September 2009
Duration: 1 day
Price: 55 EURO

A UNESCO biosphere reserve linking extensive forests, the different types of forest ecosystems and the demonstration of forest protection and management. It is also the IBA for the forest bird species and is also included in the European important localities.


5) The Bohemian Paradise PLA

Date: Sunday, 6th September 2009
Duration: 1 day
Price: 60 EURO

The area is formed mainly of block sandstone, which was deposited on the seashore in the Mesozoic period. The current form of the rocks is the result of the long-term effects of forces risings the Earth’s core and of long-term erosion. The rock-column landscape and Tertiary uplands of volcanic origin make this countryside unique. Caves, pseudo-sinkholes, rock gates and windows are interesting aspects of this rock-column landscape.

Lutra lutraThe Czech Karst PLA - Konepruske cavesThe Krivoklatsko PLA - Berounka riverThe Kokorinsko PLA - The CoversEresus cinnaberinus
The Krivoklatsko PLA




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Special programme

1) Environmental education centre Toulcův Dvůr

Date: Tuesday, 1st September 2009
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2) Late night batwatching   

Date: Monday, 31th August 2009 and Wednesday, 2nd September 2009
 Price: 25 EURO
Meeting time: 18:30. 
Where: parking Dormitories A 
Departure time is about 19:00
Arrival time to Prague is about 23:00

3) ZOO

Date: Sunday, 6th  September 2009
Duration: 9:00 - according to interest (c. 16:00)
Price: 10 EURO

4) Brewery of CULS

Date: on Wednesday and on Thursday
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 5 EURO (payment is possible on site)
FULLY BOOKED, no more registrations


  
Excursions in Prague | Long trips | Short trips | Special programme