Orchestra Tours to Prague, the Czech Republic
A city for all seasons; in summer, the streets come to life with entertainers and stalls which celebrate the Czech culture whereas, in winter months, visitors wrap up warm to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscapes and appreciate the hearty cuisine.
Often referred to as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, it boasts grand palaces and ornate baroque churches linked by winding medieval streets, all dominated by the magnificent castle, Pražský hrad. The city lends itself to many exciting and original adventures including a buffet dinner cruise on the River Vltava, an authentic Czech folklore evening, a tour of the castle or a visit to the impressive Krizik Fountain Show.
Outside Prague, the Czech Republic has much to offer; from the elegant spa towns of Western Bohemia to the historic castles and monasteries of the Southern regions, the variation of tours available are almost limitless.
Where to Play
Our favourite venue:
The Czech Museum of Music
If you’re looking for a quirky performance venue then we would certainly recommend the Czech Museum of Music. By day a fantastic museum displaying an array of musical instruments throughout history, yet once the doors are closed to paying visitors the grand atrium is transformed into a unique performance venue.
The Karlovy Vary Theatre
For a different view of the Czech Republic, why not visit and perform in Western Bohemia, a region made famous for its spectacular spa towns such as Karlovy Vary? The Karlovy Vary Theatre is an architectural masterpiece both inside and out and could be the setting for the pinnacle of any performance tour to the Czech Republic.
St Nicholas Church
A highlight for many orchestras is the opportunity to perform in this beautiful Baroque church, located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town Square.
What to Do
Enter Prague’s most famous landmark by the Matthias Gate and watch the changing of the guards. Visit St. Vitus’ Cathedral, the largest church in Prague and don’t miss the quaint little Goldmakers’ Lane with its tiny coloured houses.
An evening cruise along the River Vltava takes you past many of Prague’s historic buildings as you enjoy a buffet meal and view the city illuminated under the night sky.
Visit the famous Prague Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock and Tyn Church with its famous towers.
Descend into the former silver mines, now a museum, or visit the macabre “Bone Church” in Sedlec and the amazing Gothic Cathedral of Kutna Hora. This trip works particularly well with an afternoon or evening concert in the spa hall in Podêbrady.
Make sure you don’t miss the Mill and Spring Colonnades or the hot springs themselves. Take the cable railway to the Diana Tower for views of the town and a restaurant lunch before shopping for famous Bohemian crystal in the city’s pedestrian area.
What they Did - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Youth Orchestra
All of our tours are bespoke, therefore the itinerary below is simply an example; the duration, concert venues, leisure excursions and accommodation centre used will be selected to match the requirements of your group. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke itinerary.
The group boarded the coach for their overnight journey to Prague.
After arriving in Prague the group spent the afternoon at leisure before enjoying an evening meal at the restaurant in the Municipal House
After breakfast the group travelled to Kutna Hora where they took a tour of The Sedlec Ossuary, a small Roman Catholic chapel famous for its macabre human bone decoration. After lunch they visited the Silver Mine and then headed to Podebrady for their first concert of the tour in a spa hall.
The group visited the spa town of Karlovy Vary where they spent some time sight seeing and ascending the Diana Viewing Tower by funicular. After lunch, the group moved on to Ostrov to give a concert at the former Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
The group spent their final full day exploring the sights of Prague before giving an evening concert at the Czech Museum of Music and enjoying a last group meal.
After checking out of the hotel, the group spent the morning in Prague before boarding their coach and heading back to the UK.
Arrived in the UK.
Where to Stay
The Hotel Duo is located just north-east of the city centre and has recently been refurbished. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation with private facilities, as well as an indoor swimming pool and bowling alley (local charges apply). A new metro line offers a direct link to the city centre. We use this hotel regularly and are happy to recommend it to all our groups.
Prices from £428pp*
Price Based On...
- 7 day 4 night tour
- Bed and breakfast accommodation at the Hotel Duo
- Coach travel with trailer for instruments
- The services of a courier
- 3 publicised concerts
- Full itinerary planning service
- 45 paying passengers travelling in August 2014
We will work with you to create a completely tailor made itinerary. Departure dates, travel, duration, excursions and concerts will be planned to meet the individual requirements of your group.
*Priced at January 2013 and dependant on exchange rates at time of booking.