School Business Studies Trips to Prague
Often referred to as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, Prague is a thriving tourist destination and an important trade centre. As one of the European Union’s newer members, the Czech Republic is a prime example of a rapidly changing economy and, as such, its capital is a fantastic base for a Business Studies Tour. The Škoda Car Factory is one of the few plants in the world that offers the opportunity for students to follow the entire production process as it happens and is an unforgettable excursion that has proved to be extremely popular amongst our groups. The city is also home to the Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile Plant, making Prague a great destination for students wishing to compare and contrast automotive production processes and business models.
Selection of Study Excursions
Our Business Tours Highlight: Škoda Car Manufacturing Plant
Skoda is a world renowned brand that has overcome hard times including war, economic depression and political change and today is part of the Volkswagen AG group –the largest car manufacturers in Europe. The tour begins with a film and exhibition on the history and development of car production, including the chance to see a display of cars from various ages. This is followed by a coach transfer to the car manufacturing plant for an extended guided tour, during which students have the opportunity to follow the entire production process and visit both the engine and car assembly areas. This visit is perfect for learning more about production processes whilst at the same time acts as a great case study when considering the implications and challenges of repositioning a brand.
Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Plant
This £880m joint venture of PSA Peugeot Citroën of France and Toyota of Japan produces 330,000 vehicles every year from its factory to the east of Prague. It makes equal numbers of Citroën C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo ‘city’ cars all on a common platform. A visit to the plant starts with a DVD about the origin, history and production of TPCA before students board an electric train for a 45 minute audio-guided tour through the workshop. The tour culminates in a Q&A session with an expert at TCPA for which a translator will be provided.
A guided tour of this family-run factory takes visitors through its workshops to see experienced craftsmen at work in all stages of the glass production process. The visit includes 30 minutes in the museum and a 30 minute guided tour of the glassworks. There will be seven short films to watch and audio guides are available for your students. This visit offers a great insight into the production processes used by a small company as opposed to an international corporation such as Škoda.
Pilsner Urquell Brewery
A guided tour of this famous brewery incorporates a visit to the Brewery Museum, the brewery plant and the cellars to explore the malt house and the traditional art of barrel making. The tour provides your students with a varied insight into the production of beer and is an excellent example of a successful Czech brand.
Slavia Prague Football Stadium
This football stadium only opened its doors in May 2008. Students will be given a guided tour of this impressive stadium which includes the pitch, dug out areas, the directors’ boxes and the directors’ seating areas. Students will be informed about the cost of hiring these boxes and get a real feel for how a football club is run. There is also a club shop where the students will be able to buy souvenirs.
Museum of Communism
The museum gives its visitors a thorough understanding of the Totalitarian Regime in Czechoslovakia and particularly in Prague from 1948 – 1989. The theme of the Museum is ‘Communism – the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare’, which offers a truly immersive experience for all.
A guided tour in English introduces you to the bitter-sweet herbal liquor, made with medicinal herbs and spices, and the range of products available from the Becherovk brand. You will learn all about the production of the liquor with a visit to the historic cellars followed by a short documentary. Why not combine this with a visit to the Moser Glass Factory which is located just a few minutes away?
The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education is associated with two of the most highly respected institutions in the Czech Republic, Charles University in Prague and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. A visit here involves a welcome speech and basic information about the history of the building and CERGE, followed by a 1 hour discussion with a local expert. The subject and depth of the discussion depends on each group’s request and can be tailored to meet your study aims. This is a great visit for those students who are looking for an insight into Economics
- Rückl Glassworks
- Visit to Prague Post
- National Museum
- Staropramen Brewery
- Guided tour of the Old Jewish Quarter
- Franz Kafka Museum
- Jewish Museum
Prague’s Old Town, which spreads along the Vltava’s right bank, is a great introduction to the city. Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock and Tyn Church, complete with its world-famous towers.
Enter Prague’s most famous landmark by the Matthias Gate, where you can witness the changing of the guard. Visit St. Vitus’ Cathedral, the largest church in Prague, and don’t miss the quaint Goldmakers’ Lane with its tiny coloured houses.
One of the most famous landmarks in Prague, filled with buskers and caricature artists.
Other Leisure Excursions
- Krizik Fountain Show
- Buffet dinner cruise on the Vltava River
- Prague Venice boat trips
- Shopping in Prague
- Ten-pin bowling
- Swimming / waterpark excursion
What they did - Gravesend Grammar
All of our tours are bespoke, therefore the itinerary below is simply an example; the duration, educational visits, leisure excursions and accommodation centre used will be selected to match the requirements of your group. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke itinerary.
After checking in to the hotel the group took a walking tour of the city.
The day started with a guided visit of Škoda Car plant and museum, before a trip to the CERGE institute which included a lecture. In the evening the group enjoyed a 2 hour river cruise and dinner buffet.
After a visit to the Ruckl Crystal factory, the group took a guided tour of the Pilsner brewery and museum. The evening was spent at a local bowling alley.
Their final day in Prague was spent visiting the Museum of communism followed by a guided tour of Slavia Football stadium before their return flight to UK.
A&O Hostel Prag Holesovice
Located opposite the largest park in Prague, Stromovka, and just a short tram ride from the Old Town of Prague, this contemporary designed hostel is a great base for school groups. One of the most unique features of the hotel is the bar located in the 17th Century arched cellar, where you will also find table football.
Prices from £365*
Prague tour includes:
- Return flights with checked baggage
- 3 night’s Half Board accommodation
- Resort coaching for return airport transfers and 2 full days
- Fun Files – a free evening entertainment pack.
*Price based on 40 paying passengers and 4 free places, travelling by air in low season for 4 days. Priced at 27/02/13.