Prague Architecture and Urban Planning

4 days /3 nights

From only £199pp

Overview

4 days /3 nights From only £199pp

Explore one thousand years of architectural design in one tour and discover some of the world’s best preserved Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Cubist buildings. Our expert led architecture tours can be adapted to suit any period or style.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students; single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:15 leader/place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Prague, transfer to accommodation and settle in

  • Day 2

    Guided Architecture tour of Prague (theme of choice), visit to the Mucha Museum, evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe

  • Day 3

    Lecture at the School of Art, visit to the National Gallery, Black Light Theatre show

  • Day 4

    Free time, transfer to airport for return flight home, arrive home in UK

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • St. George’s Basilica is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic. The basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920. Its ceiling is made of a deep, dark wood and  decorative windows in the stone walls provide atmospheric lighting. The overall effect is very old world. Within the church lie several tombs of major historic importance. In the Gothic Chapel of St. Ludmila lies the tomb of St. Ludmila, the saint and widow of the 9th century ruler Prince Borivoj. Also buried in the basilica are Prince Vratislav and Boleslav II.
  • A beautiful Renaissance building in the Royal Gardens of the Prague Castle, Queen Anne’s Palace is the purest Renaissance architecture outside the Italian territory. It was built after a project and model of an Italian builder and stonemason Paolo della Stella in a style of Italian Renaissance by the builder Giovanni Spatio. The building is wreathed in 80cm high ornamental and figurative frieze; 36 pillars of the outside arcades have decorated Tuscan heads, there are 114 reliefs on the walls. They mostly depict scenes from mythology, hunting and wars.
  • The House of the Black Madonna is a cubist building in the “Old Town” area of Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by Josef Gočár. It is currently in use as the Czech Museum of Cubism and includes the Grand Café Orient restaurant on the first floor. The House of the Black Mother, sometimes referred to as Black Mother of the Lord, was designed and built between 1911 and 1912 on the corner of Celetná Street and Ovocný trh. Josef Gočár built the house as the first example of cubist architecture in Prague
  • The Prague Loreto is a remarkable Baroque historic monument, a place of pilgrimage with captivating history. The expansive decorative frontal façade with a clock tower, from which the Loreto carillon tunes may be heard every hour, shall certainly not go unnoticed by any local or foreign visitor passing here on his or her way to the Prague Castle.