Czech Republic

Independent Prague: Architecture and the Arts

Discover an insider’s appreciation for Prague, gaining a comprehensive understanding of art, architecture and history as you explore this city with local scholars and resident experts.
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Program No. 9952RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

The sun glows pale orange on the hazy silhouettes of the Charles Bridge statues, casting humble light on the centuries-old emblem of this medieval city. Marked by the marriage of old and new, a position enhanced over the past decade by the ongoing influx of ideas and innovations brought on by the fall of Communism, Prague is a living archive of architectural styles and artistic inspirations. Expert-led and independent explorations, as well as intriguing lectures, introduce the heart of Central Europe.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles and 3 hours per day with periods of standing, many times in crowded areas. One day you may walk up to 4 hours throughout the day. Getting on and off public transportation/motorcoach. Terrain includes cobblestones, and it is partly hilly. Some stairs to negotiate.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Local scholars and resident experts contribute to detailed and personalized guides for use during independent exploration.
  • Enjoy a classical music concert in one of the many beautiful churches near the Charles Bridge.
  • Lectures address the best examples of Czech Art Nouveau, composers such as Antonin Dvorak and the transition of the Czech Republic after World War II and the fall of the Iron Curtain.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Independent Budapest: Hidden Gems in the “Pearl of the Danube”" (#23250) for even more learning in Eastern Europe! We’ll even transfer you for free between locations.
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Tomas Brychta
A native of Prague, Tomas Brychta has been a coordinator, leader and instructor of Road Scholar programs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 1992. He is the owner and CEO of Scantravel, an agency focused on educational services for foreign visitors to the Czech Republic, and is also the owner of the Hotel Petr in Prague. Travel is a passion for Tomas, and he has not only visited almost all of Europe, Egypt, Turkey, Uganda, India, North America, the former Soviet Union, and New Zealand, but speaks Czech, English, German, and Russian. When not spending time with his family, Tomas enjoys hiking, skiing, swimming, yachting and, of course, Road Scholar programs!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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