Prague: The Jewel of Eastern Europe

June 2022
Trip Description

Join CWRU as we explore Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, also known as “the City of a Hundred Spires.” Prague is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, the iconic, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints, recalling its past as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
 

Highlights:

  • Walking tour of Prague's Wenceslas Square and Old Town with its famous Astronomical Clock atop the 14th-century Town Hall. 
  • A dinner cruise along the Vltava River.  
  • An opera performance at one of the city’s 3 impressive theatres.
  • Visit the Jewish Ghetto and then to St. Nicholas Church and stroll along the banks of the Vltava River to the Charles Bridge. 
  • A full-day excursion into the beautiful Czech countryside to Karlovy Vary, a magnificent old spa town beloved by the European nobility. 
  • Visit Terezín, an 18th-century Austrian fortress, which later became a World War II transit camp for Jewish people, many of whom were later transported to Auschwitz.
  • Tour the 17th-century Konopištê Castle, the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered World War I.

 

PRICE:   $3,725, per person, based on double occupancy.   $680 single supplement.

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LUMINARY SOCIETY MEMBERS: Those who have participated in Planned Giving with CWRU are eligible to receive discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For more information about the Luminary Society, contact Charles M. Miller, JD, AEP®, Senior Director of Planned Giving at cmm38@case.edu or via phone at 216.368.8640.

For more information about this trip, please contact Sarah Doody at 904.432.3141.