Itinerary

Sat 28 Dec

Early afternoon arrival in Prague and transfer to the 4-star Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel. Located in the heart of the historic centre of the city, the hotel is close to the Old Town Square and just a short walk to the Estates Theatre. There is time to rest or explore a little of this charming Czech capital before a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Sun 29 Dec

Join your guide for a morning walking tour of Prague which will focus on the area of Josefov, Prague’s Jewish Quarter, home to the Prague Jewish Museum and the birthplace of Franz Kafka. The tour ends with a backstage tour of the Estates Theatre, considered one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe. Lunch is at leisure before returning to the theatre for the opera performance later that afternoon.

Mon 30 Dec

Depart this morning for the Prague Castle complex, where visits will include the Old Royal Palace, the Cathedral of St Vitus, the Basilica of St George (the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Prague) and the picturesque Golden Lane. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before an evening concert at the Maisel Synagogue (to be confirmed nearer the time). This will be followed by dinner at the acclaimed Blue Duckling restaurant.

Tue 31 Dec

The final day of 2019 starts with a visit to Lobkowicz Palace. Built in the mid 16th century for one of the oldest families in Bohemia, it has a fascinating history and today houses one of the most interesting private collections in Europe, including hand-annotated manuscripts by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. This visit will be followed by a short concert. The afternoon is at leisure before the New Year’s Eve Gala Celebrations at the Estates Theatre.

Wed 1 Jan

Today is free for you to rest or explore your own choice of the many sites this wonderful city has to offer. An early dinner is offered before the New Year Concert by the Czech Philharmonic.

Thu 2 Jan

Check-out then transfer to the airport for the afternoon flight home.

Programme

29 Dec 17.00

LE NOZZE DI FIGAROInc

D: Magdalena Švecová

C: Enrico Dovico, Zbyněk Müller

Cast: tbc

Venue: Estates Theatre

31 Dec 19.30

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH MOZART | GALA EVENINGInc

C: David Švec

Soloists and guests of the National Theatre Opera

Programme includes: arias and scenes from Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Venue: Estates Theatre

1 Jan 20.00

CZECH PHILHARMONIC’S NEW YEAR CONCERTInc

C: Jakub Hrůša

Programme: Dvořák Carnival Overture, Suk Praga, Smetana Prague Carnival, Janáček Sinfonietta

Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall

Full casting to be confirmed closer to the date of departure.

Flights

British Airways

28 Dec London Heathrow - Prague dep: 10.25 arr: 13.30

2 Jan Prague - London Heathrow dep: 14.25 arr: 15.40

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £2445
Single room supplement £700
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £2165
Deposit required £600
Tour code PRG2

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, four dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, best available ticket for each included performance, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.

“All efficiently managed, lovely opera houses in a fine city.”

Mrs H, London