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 on uneven terrain and cobblestone streets.
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

Included in the Program Only Price: Seven nights hotel accommodation, breakfasts during the program, two dinners and two lunches, four lectures by local experts, four escorted field trips, detailed outlines for four self-directed excursions, substantial free time. Not included: Airport transfers.
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Marketa Hegarova
After graduating from high school, Marketa worked for a British travel agency, specializing in guest relations, transport and group travel. Following that, she worked for the American company Thermo King in Prague and also began working as a group leader herself. She has passed exams in the special areas of architecture, art and the history of the Czech Republic. When not leading travelers around her home country, Marketa enjoys reading, traveling and listening to music.

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

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