Czech Republic Itinerary



SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
 

10.30 Depart Liverpool ferry terminal for Dover
Route via M62, M6, M1, M25 & M20 Approx. 298 miles
18.00 Arrive port of Dover and check in
19.00 Depart Dover for Calais
21.30 Arrive Calais and transfer to coach
21.45 Depart Calais for Prague
Route via A16, Dunkerque, E40/A10, Gent, Brussels, R O North E40/A3, Liège, Aachen, E40/A4, Cologne,, A3, Frankfurt, Ascgaffenburg, Würzburg, Nurnberg, A3, A6, B85, A93, Schwarzenfeld, Pfreimd, B14, Wernberg, Border Crossing Waidhaus, N5, Plzen Approx. 700 miles
 

SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST
 

14.00 Coach arrives Hotel Rhea, Prague
Meet Prague Concert Company Courier in Hotel. Your Courier will remain with you throughout the Tour
Remainder of day at leisure without use of your coach
19.00 Evening Meal in Hotel Rhea

Hotel Details:
Hotel Rhea
V Uzlabine 19
10851 Praha 10 - Malesice
Czech Republic

 

MONDAY 3RD AUGUST
 

08.00 Breakfast in Hotel
09.00 Depart by Coach for centre of City
09.30 Approx. arrive at City centre
Morning at leisure for sightseeing in Prague Castle District and Mala Strana (Lesser Town)
 
Prague Castle
Prague Castle is without doubt the biggest single attraction in Prague. It’s construction was commissioned in the 9th Century and has been the home to many kings and princes. Since 1918, the Castle has been the home of the state president. Much rebuilt and extended over the years, it naturally reflects a confusion of architectural styles that nonetheless harmonise perfectly to produce a startling effect. St.Vitus’ Cathedral boasts a main steeple of some 97m and can claim to be one of the most recognised landmarks on the Prague skyline. Building started in 1344 during the glorious reign of Charles IV but the programme was not completed until 1929, thereby explaining the mixture of Gothic and neo-Gothic styles. Inside are the royal crypt and the treasure chamber (holding the crown jewels). St. George’s Church is yet another stunning religious structure. This most beautiful basilica was begun around 921 and completed in the 12th century.

Sights/Visits of interest include:
Various Courtyards surrounding the Castle St. Vitus Cathedral (Chram sv Vita)
Chapel of the Holy Cross (Kaple sv Krize)
Castle Gallery
Royal palace (Kralovsky Palace)
Bohemian Chancellary
Council Chamber
Basilica of St. George (Basilika sv Jiri)
Goldmakers Alley

Continue down the old castle steps towards the Lesser Town (Mala Strana)

Of interest here is the Malostranske Namesti (Lesser Town Square) and Chram sv Mikulase (Church of St. Nicholas)

From here it is only a short walk to the Karluv Most (Charles Bridge), a magnificent pedestrian bridge over the Vltava River towards the old and new towns.

 
13.00 Meet coach a pre-arranged pick-up/drop-off point.
13.15 Depart by coach for Podebrady (1 hour’s drive East from Prague)
Route via D11, E67 Approx. 35 miles
14.15 Approx. coach arrives at Podebrady Spa-Hall
15.00 Rehearsal for evening Concert
17.00 Evening meal in local restaurant (Location to be advised by Courier). After evening meal return to Spa-Hall.
19.30 CONCERT in Spa Colonnade Concert Hall
20.45 End of Concert
21.15 Return by coach to Hotel
Route via reverse of outward journey
22.15 Approx. arrive back at Hotel Rhea
 

TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST
 

08.00 Breakfast in Hotel
08.45 Depart by coach for full day’s excursion to Western Bohemia
Route via E50 Approx. 58 miles
10.15 Approx. coach arrives Brewery - Plzen
10.30 Guided tour of the Brewery
11.45 Hot lunch in Brewery Restaurant, the largest Restaurant in the Czech Republic.
13.00 Continue by coach to Marianske Lazne
Route via N5, Stribo, N21 - Marianske Lazne Approx. 40 miles
14.00 Approx. coach arrives Spa-Collonade - Marianske Lazne. Rehearsal for Concert
15.15 CONCERT on Spa Collon
16.15 End of Concert
16.45 Continue by coach to Cheb
Route via N21 16 miles
17.15 Coach arrives Town Square Cheb. Rehearsal for Concert
18.30 CONCERT on Town Square, Cheb
19.45 End of Concert
20.15 Return by coach to Prague
Route via E48, Karlovy Vary Approx. 100 miles
23.30 Approx. arrive back at Hotel Rhea
 

WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST
 

09.00 Breakfast in Hotel
10.00 Depart by coach for centre of Pragua
10.30 Approx. arrive city centre - The morning and early afternoon will be free for sightseeing in Old and New Town areas.

The coach will drop the Group off at the North side of Cechuv Most Bridge. From here it is only a 10 minute walk to the Old Town Square.

Sights/visits of interest include:

Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti)
Tyn Church (Tynski Chram)
Church of St. Nicholas (Kostel sv Mikulase)
Old Town Hall (Staromestska Radnice)
Astronomical Clock
Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti)
National Museum (Narodni Muzeum)

From the Old Town Square it is only a short walk to Josefov (Jewish Quarter) or Karluv Most (Charles Bridge)

14.15 Meet coach at pre-arranged coach pick-up/drop-off point
15.00 Depart by coach for Prague Castle Gardens (Zahrada na Valech)
15.20 Coach arrives Prague Castle Gardens. Rehearsal for Concert
16.00 CONCERT in Prague Castle Gardens
17.15 End of Concert
17.45 Return by coach to Hotel
18.15 Approx. arrive back at Hotel
18.55 Return by coach to centre of Prague
19.15 Approx. coach arrives Hotel Intercontinental
19.30 Dinner cruise on River Vltava - The cruise departs from the jetty in front of the Hotel Intercontinental
21.30 Depart by coach for return journey to Hotel
22.00 Approx. arrive Hotel Rheas, Prague
 

THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST
 

08.00 Breakfast in Hotel
09.00 Depart by coach for full day’s excursion to Cesky Krumlov and Southern Bohemia
Route via N4 - Pisek, N20 - Vodnany, E49 - Ceske Budejovice, N3 - Cesky
Krumlov Approx. 100 miles
12.00 Approx. arrive Cesky Krumlov
Remainder of afternoon at leisure for sightseeing and shopping in this beautifully preserved medieval town.
 
Sights/visits of interest include:

The Castle is the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle. A guided tour of the castle includes the furnished rooms, the beautiful golden carriage of 1638, the castle chapel and hall of masks with it’s wall frescos. You can also climb the 160 steps to the tower for spectacular views across the town and see the rather smelly bears who live in the old moat!
Church of St. Vitas - a most impressive church which dates from the 15th Century.
Town Museum - a most impressive church which dates from the 15th Century.
Town Museum which documents the history of Cesky Krumlov and has a scale model of the medieval city.

16.00 Continue by coach to Trebon
Route via Ceske Budejovice, E49, E551 - Trebon Approx. 30 miles
16.45 Approx. coach arrives Town Square, Trebon. Rehearsal for Concert
18.00 CONCERT on Town Square, Trebon
19.15 End of Concert
19.30 Evening meal in local restaurant
20.15 Return by coach to Prague
Route via Ceske Budejovice and reverse of outward journey Approx. 102 miles
23.15 Approx. coach arrives Hotel Rhea
 

FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST
 

08.00 Breakfast in Hotel
09.00 Coach departs Prague
Route via reverse of outward journey
 

SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST
 

01.00 Coach arrives Calais - check-in at port
02.00 Ferry departs Calais
02.30 Ferry arrives Dover
02.45 Coach departs Dover
Route via reverse of outward journey
10.00 Approx. coach arrives Liverpool