Exploring Prague With All Five Senses
Na co se můžeš těšit
- Local English-speaking guide
- Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Prague´s historical buildings
- Dinner in a fine restaurant
- Meeting with local women
- Cooking course
- Wellness treatment and experience
- Aromatherapy workshop
- Floral workshop
- Photography lesson with a professional photographer
- Private mini-concert
- Dinner at a castle
Pobyt je zrušen
Our signature tour “Exploring Prague with All Five Senses” gives Manao travellers an indepth experience of the golden city of Prague. We will take you through the city of spires, arches and cobblestone lanes and immerse you in a culture which is as rich as its architecture.
We will live at the foot of the Prague Castle, in the magical and mysterious ‘Mala Strana’ district. We will capture the city’s dazzling sights with our cameras under the guidance of a professional photographer, prepare and taste local cuisine and delicacies at a Czech woman’s home, listen to the Czech language and its music, create the fragrant scents of aromatherapy using locally-grown ingredients and relax with creative floral art. We will also soak up the atmosphere of the city’s famous farmers' markets, stroll through the most distinguished neighborhoods and visit a castle and its gardens just beyond the borders of Prague, where we will also catch a glimpse of the enchanting Bohemian countryside.
With more castles per capita than any other country in Europe and a thriving community of artisans, the Czech Republic is a fascinating place to visit. Come travel with us to enjoy the wonderful sights, both old and new!
Sobota 6. října
Transfer from airport at your arrival time. Welcome to Prague, meeting of all participants at the hotel no later than 16:30, check-in. Walk from Mala Strana via Charles Bridge and Old Town Square to the restaurant, where a welcome dinner will be prepared for us. After dinner, we return by public transport to the hotel - overnight
- Dinner include
Neděle 7. října
We will begin our day at Vysehrad, where Prague was first settled over 1000 years ago. The Vysehrad complex consists of a fortress, royal residence, churches and many mysterious legends. Sitting atop dramatic cliffs, it offers stunning views of Prague, the Vltava and the Bohemian countryside. In the morning light, we can take beautiful photographs of the vista before walking down to the river and enjoying a tram ride towards the castle district.
Before touring the castle grounds, we will meander through the cobblestone streets of the most charming neighborhood in Prague located just below the castle. There are many cozy bistros and cafes where can we can relax and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, we will walk through the hidden passages and lanes of Prague Castle and its gardens as well as tour the interiors of St. Vitus cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and St. George’s Basilica.
In the afternoon (around 17:00), we will journey to the idyllic Czech countryside for dinner and visit a Czech woman’s home to have a fun and informative cooking experience. We will all participate in the preparation of the dinner and learn the secrets of Czech cuisine. Together, we will enjoy the delicious feast that we prepared. Over dinner, we will have an opportunity to ask the chef questions about cooking, culture and a woman’s life in the Czech Republic as well as time to share your own life experience with your traveling companions.
- Breakfast and dinner included. Lunch not included.
Pondělí 8. října
After two very active days, we will give you time to explore on your own. You can go shopping or visit other sights or relax in the hotel. We will provide you with many suggestions and tips depending on your specific interests such as walking routes of the cobblestoned lanes, list of the best Czech designer boutiques, highlights of Baroque or Art Nouveau art and more.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy 3 hours of Czech language, music and culture in the friendly atmosphere of the Stories Language School. We will cook Czech potato dishes, drink Czech beer, sing Czech songs, learn Czech people’s favorite phrases and have fun with a mini-quiz at the end. After a full day of Czech life and culture, we will walk back to the hotel and relax. In the late afternoon, we will explore the Strahov Library which ranks as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved historical libraries in the world. It also offers some of the most picturesque views of Prague from where it sits atop Petrin Hill. At the Strahov Library, we will receive a tour of its book collection, view its Baroque ceilings, attend a private mini-concert.
- Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner not included.
Úterý 9. října
In the early morning, it is the most delightful time to walk over the Charles Bridge because you will be able to see more without the crowds. It is also the ideal opportunity to take photographs of one of the oldest parts of the city. We will meet a photographer at the Charles Bridge who will guide us in how to best capture this fairytale city, which is full of spires and arches dating back to the Medieval, Gothic and Baroque periods. After making the most of this quiet and picturesque time on the Charles Bridge, we will return to the hotel for a relaxing breakfast.
Following breakfast, we will take a scenic tram ride over the Vltava River to Vinohrady – which in English means ‘wine castle’, and have a short walking tour around the main square, Namesti Miru where we will admire the Art Nouveau and colorful neo-Renaissance buildings and theaters. We will then attend an aromatherapy workshop where we will learn about the different ingredients used and create perfumes to our liking. After two fragrant and refreshing hours, it will be time to satiate the sense of taste. There are many excellent restaurants and cafes in this area, and we will provide recommendations to you based on your mood and interests.
After stimulating all five of the senses, it will be time for some pampering and relaxing. We will go to a spa in the historical center of Prague where appointments have already been arranged, and we will be cared for by the talented masseuses. Once you enter the salon, you will feel the serenity of the spa and be able to relax and reflect on all your experiences the past few days.
In the evening, you will have personal time to continue to explore the main squares in Prague or you can return to the hotel for a rest. We will have plenty of recommendations for you to enjoy a nice dinner. Overnight accommodation is again at our charming hotel in Mala Strana.
- Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner not inlcuded.
Středa 10. října
Today we will visit Karlín, a district along the river which has flourished in recent years. We will tour Karlín and its lively farmer’s market. The outdoor markets are very popular in Prague and each one has its own distinct flavor. At the Karlin market, we will find excellent produce, meats and cheeses, handmade ceramics and jewelry, some of which are made from the legendary Czech glass. We will also find kiosks serving traditional Czech dishes made with fresh ingredients from the local farms. It will be easy for us to find a delicious and authentic lunch here.
In the afternoon, we will journey to another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Průhonice Castle and Park, located on the outskirts of Prague. The area includes a commanding neo-renaissance castle and one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe. Our tour guide will share the history of the castle, whose architecture tells the tale of Czech and central European history. First built as a small medieval Gothic castle in the 13th century, it has been destroyed and rebuilt in several different styles over 800 years. At the castle, we will take a floral workshop and enjoy an exclusive private dinner in the historical Knight’s Hall.
For the overnight stay, we will return to our charming hotel in Mala Strana.
- Breakfast and dinner included. Lunch not included.
Čtvrtek 11. října
After breakfast, check out and departure to the airport by departure time. See you later, or as we say in Czech "na shlednanou."
- Breakfast included
Sobota 6. října - Čtvrtek 11. října
- The modern interior with classicist elements was designed by famous architect Borek Sipek and designer Barbora Skorpilova. Hotel offers standard rooms which are very cozy and suitable for everyone who appreciates comfort and functionality. Rooms offer a queen size bed or twin bed, free Wi-Fi, free exclusive bathroom cosmetics, safety deposit box, satellite TV and a minibar.
- Information about the journey you will receive 2 weeks prior arrival
- Buy air ticket to Prague
- Entry visa (if you need)
- Travel Insurance
- 5 nights accomodation in Mala Strana (design hotel)
- Welcome gala dinner
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel
- 6-day public transport ticket in Prague
- Breakfast daily, 3 dinners (including gala dinner) and 1 lunch
- Air-conditioned minibus according to the program
- English-speaking professional tour guide
- Admission fee to monuments included in itinerary
- Activities and workshops by program
- Food (where not stated)
- Airfare (can be arranged at your request)
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- City tax