Guided City Break to Prague

Czech Republic

Code: PRLCL

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Activity types:

  • Central location
  • Culture
  • History
From £395.00 - 4 nights

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Holiday overview

A guided City Break with an HF Holidays’ leader is the ideal way to explore this magical city straddling the Vltava River. Follow the maze of medieval cobbled streets in the city’s fairytale Old Town. View the city of a hundred spires from one of Prague’s many bridges across the Vltava. Explore Prague’s former Jewish quarter with its atmospheric cemetery and synagogues.

Holiday highlights:

  • Discover elegant Wenceslas Square
  • Listen to the striking of the clock of Tyn Church in the Old Town Square
  • Be amazed at the gothic delights of St Vitus cathedral, within the walls of the castle
  • Spend time in the old Jewish Quarter 

Great reasons to join us:

  • Great value: all prices include ensuite bed & breakfast accommodation in the centrally located Hotel Beranek
  • Knowledgeable leader: explore the city of Prague on foot and using local transport where necessary with our friendly leader
  • Sociability: we pride ourselves on the sociable atmosphere of our holidays, explore together, relax together, and if you want, dine together in the evenings

Accommodation

Hotel Beranek in Prague, Czech Republic

The 3-star Hotel Beranek is located in central Prague, just a few minutes' walk from Wenceslas Square.

There are metro and tram stops in front of the hotel for you to reach other areas and locations in and out of Prague.

 

Your room

All of the 80 en-suite bedrooms are equipped with:
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
Hotel Beranek bedroom

Facilities


The Hotel Beranek has a
  • Lift
  • Restaurant, where breakfast is served
  • Underground parking

Dining

Our holidays at the Hotel Beranek are on a bed and breakfast basis.

Breakfast
The hotel offers a continental buffet breakfast served in the restaurant.

Evening meal
In the evenings enjoy group dining at carefully selected restaurants or dine independently if you prefer. Your leader will be happy to offer suggestions and advice.
Lunch (payable locally)
Lunches can be bought during the day in local cafés or shops - or you may prefer to make up a small packed lunch. Your leader will advise you of the options each day.

Your evenings

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before a leisurely meal, either independently or with your fellow guests.

Your leader will also be checking out for any local events.

Itinerary

Each day our experienced leader will lead you on a sightseeing walk of Prague, exploring the different areas of the city. Although you should expect to spend most of the day sightseeing by foot, the metro and tram network will also be used during the programme. 

Highlights of the sightseeing programme include:

Old Town Square: The focal point of the Old Town is made up of attractive Romanesque and Gothic buildings and known for its Astronomical Clock. 

Charles Bridge: Prague’s picture-postcard image, this Gothic bridge was built to connect the Old Town with the palace and offers great views over the Prague skyline.

Little Quarter: Clustered around the base of the palace complex, the Little Quarter is a quaint area of old burgher streets and cobbled lanes and at the centre, the baroque St Nicholas church.

Jewish Quarter: One of the most atmospheric areas of the city dating back to the 12th century. Today, the oldest synagogue in Europe and a Jewish cemetery from the 15th century remains.

Royal Palace: More like a walled town than a castle, this expansive complex includes a cathedral, palace, a cobbled street lined with old cottages and craft shops, gardens and museums.


Holiday information

Every effort is made to adhere to this itinerary, however there may be circumstances beyond our control which could lead to a change in the programme.

Admission fees: Admission fees are not included in the cost of the holiday. As a general guide, you should allow around 1750kc (approx £60), although reductions on admission costs are often available for students and senior citizens. 

Local transport: During this City Break the sightseeing programme will involve the use of the metro and tram network. Local travel expenses are not included. Your leader will advise you on the best travel cards to purchase. Please allow up to €65 for a local Prague Card.

In the evenings: This holiday is sold on a Bed and Breakfast basis. However, your leader will make arrangements at local restaurants should members of the group wish to eat together. You will find that most guests enjoy dining together but the choice is yours. If you do choose to dine independently, your leader will be happy to offer suggestions and advice.  

Travel

‘With Flight’ holidays

For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

We offer flights from Heathrow to Prague.

If you book a ‘with flight’ holiday with us, we automatically include transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes 45 minutes.

Independent travellers

All our overseas holidays can also be booked without a flight. This is ideal if you are travelling from overseas, or prefer to make your own arrangements from your local airport. If you choose this option the transfer to the hotel is not included. For more information about travelling from the airport, please visit this website: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/prague-airport-bus.html

Some City Break itineraries can involve sightseeing on your arrival day, depending on flight times. If you travel independently and arrive after the HF Holidays' flight, you may miss some of the first day's activities (provisional HF Holidays’ flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or call 020 8732 1220). If your flight arrival time coincides with that of the HF Holidays' flight you can join our hotel transfer at a cost of £11.50 (single). Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220. Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet this transfer.

 

 

Leaders

Mike Craze

Mike Craze is a professional Blue Badge Guide based in Hampshire who has been guiding for 12 years and enjoys combining the facts and stats with a bit of fun and trivia as well. A keen historian and member of a local archaeology group, he likes nothing better than researching new places and learning about their ‘hidden secrets’ and telling their story. ‘History fascinates me. It’s like pulling at a thread that never stops unravelling.’ He is quick to acknowledge though that “sometimes it’s just about relaxing. Sharing a breathtaking piece of landscape or soaking up the atmosphere of a beautiful garden or mediaeval cobbled street is a great way to relax on holiday”. After working on and off in Slovakia for a couple of years Mike has developed a real interest in both the Czech & Slovak cultures and histories and is looking forward to sharing his enthusiasm with his guests in Prague.

Gwynneth Wild

Gwynneth has been leading for HF Holidays for several years, guiding a variety of holidays from family weeks and guided walking to worldwide tours. She is widely travelled and has recently diversified into leading Discovery Tours and City Breaks. She is a keen Scrabble player and enjoys reading, caravanning and roaming the hills with her German Shepherd.

Audrey Salter

Audrey is widely travelled, both in the UK and worldwide, and is an experienced HF Holidays’ leader. She speaks French and copes with Italian and Portuguese. She enjoys European culture, and appreciates the opportunities to explore the history, architecture, markets and local customs on City Breaks.

Audrey has a range of interests including gardening, reading, walking, art, history, opera and wild flowers.

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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
19 Jun 2017 PRLCL - Prague City Break - Without Flights 4 £395.00 Book Now
25 Sep 2017 PRLCL - Prague City Break
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 25 Sep 2017, 9:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Sep 2017, 12:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Prague Ruzyne

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 29 Sep 2017, 1:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2017, 2:50 p.m.
  • Depart from: Prague Ruzyne
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
4 £615.00 Book Now
25 Sep 2017 PRLCL - Prague City Break - Without Flights 4 £395.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £14 per night
  • Extra night: £34 (2016), £36 (2017)
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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