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Independent Prague: Architecture and the Arts

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Program #9952RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 10 — Nov 18, 2012

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Day One: Saturday, November 10 - In Transit
In Transit: Depart US/Canada for international overnight flight to Prague.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, November 11 - Welcome to Prague
Morning: Arrival at Prague International airport (PRG).

Afternoon: Arrive at hotel. Settle in. Meet in hotel lobby for orientation and general information meeting at 5:00 PM.

Dinner: Welcome dinner in the hotel dining room.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, November 12 - Lesser Town / Charles Bridge / Old Town
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Discussion and lecture on the history and geography of the Czech Republic and post-communist countries.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: We depart on a bus excursion of Prague. We will explore Lesser Town, the Charles Bridge, and Old Town.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, November 13 - Architecture of Prague
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Discussion and lecture on Prague's architecture from Romanesque to Baroque.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Self-guided excursion.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, November 14 - Prague Castle
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Discussion and lecture on Prague's architecture from Classicism to the present.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Discover the wonders of Prague Castle.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Thursday, November 15 - Czech Fine Arts
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Discussion and lecture on Czech Fine Arts and personalities of Czech Art School.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Self-guided excursion.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Friday, November 16 - Czechs - A Nation of Musicians
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Discussion and lecture: "Czechs - A Nation of Musicians."

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Self-guided excursion.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Petr is located in a quiet part of Prague only 15 minutes walking distance or two tram stops from the city center and famous historical sites such as the Charles Bridge and the National Theater. The hotel was built in 1910 and was beautifully restored in 1995. It was newly furnished in 2009, welcoming you for a peaceful night's rest.

Contact info:
Drtinova 17
Prague 5, 150 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 257314068
web: www.hotelpetr.cz

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, hair dryer, safe box, satellite television, coffee & tea making facilities and free WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers 24-hour reception, bar, safe box, air conditioning, free WIFI Internet access, a computer with Internet in the bar, laundry services (for a fee) and a fax machine (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Saturday, November 17 - Classical Concert
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Discussion and lecture on the "Challenges of European Integration."

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Self-guided excursion. In the late afternoon, we enjoy a classical concert at Clementinum, the Library of Charles University and former Jesuit Convent. This outstanding venue is located next to Charles Bridge. After the concert, we enjoy a walk across the bridge to our restaurant.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Petr

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Sunday, November 18 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Transfer to the Prague International airport (PRG) for departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Prague
Convent of St. Agnes of BohemiaThe Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia is a wonderful exhibition of medieval art in Bohemia and Central Europe, spanning from 1200 to 1550 AD.
For additional information, visit: www.ngprague.cz
Mucha MuseumSituated in the 18th century Kaunitz Palace, the Mucha Museum displays the work of Alphonse Mucha, most widely known for the posters he made for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris. On display are over 100 paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia celebrating the life and work of this Art Nouveau artist.
For additional information, visit: www.mucha.cz
Sternberg PalaceThe value of European art from the Classical Era to the close of Baroque is seen on permanent display at the Sternberg Palace.
For additional information, visit: www.ngprague.cz
Trade Fair PalaceThe Trade Fair Palace holds magnificent art from the 20th and 21st centuries. An English audio-guide is available, and a glass panoramic elevator enhances your view of this art all the way to the 5th floor.
For additional information, visit: www.ngprague.cz

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Performances

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