HALF DAY TOUR TO TEREZIN CONCENTRATION CAMP - 4 HOURS

Emperor Josef II founded this town near Litoměřice in the late 18th century. It is an outstanding example of a military fort in the style of Classicist architecture. The complex consists of three parts – the main fortress with the garrison town, the so-called Small fortress and the Upper and Lower “Water gates”. The garrison town has a regular ground plan with a central town square and a Classicist church built in the early 19th century. The military fort with extensive bastions and underground casemates have preserved in the nearly original state. In the course of World War II the town was ill-fated as a "model" concentration camp for Jews from all over Europe; the Small fortress served as a prison for the Prague Gestapo. A Memorial to the victims of Nazism and the Holocaust has been established here as a memento of modern European history. The key mission of the Terezin Memorial, the only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic, is to commemorate the victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution during the occupation of the Czech lands in World War II, to promote museum, research and educational activities, and look after the memorial sites connected with the suffering and death of dozens of thousands of victims of violence. No lunch provided.

 

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DETAILS:

Approximate timing: 9AM – 1PM.

Minimum 18 guests

Cost : $95.00 CDN per person

 

FULL DAY TOUR TO CESKY KRUMLOV, A HISTORIC WORLD HERITAGE CITY ON THE BANK OF VLTAVA RIVER - 10 HOURS

Ceský Krumlov is a unique architectural jewel, whose importance is underlined by the fact that it was included in the UNESCO List of the World Cultural Heritage in 1992. Above the river Vltava meanders a unique complex of municipal housing, developed mainly in the 16th century, along with an extensive castle and chateau complex, the second largest in the country after the Prague Castle.

The historical seat of the Rosenberg family includes a variety of chateau buildings, the famous Hall of Masks, the unique Baroque theatre, the chateau garden with a Rococo fountain and the summer residence Bellaria with a revolving auditorium, where seasonal theatre performances take place. The Cathedral of St. Vitus, a valuable architectural work of the Czech Gothic style, is a significant dominant of the town. Numerous cultural activities contribute to the lively atmosphere of the town, among them the International Music Festival, the Old Music Festival, exhibitions at the Egon Schiele Centre, and the Five-Petalled Rose Festival (the rose was a symbol of the Rosenberg family).

After arrival a little walk around the romantic town followed by lunch in a local restaurant and a visit to the castle. There will also be free time to explore on your own. Lunch is provided and included.

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DETAILS:

8AM - Depart the Mandarin Oriental

10:30AM - Arrive Cesky Kremlov, followed by the Castle Tour.

Noon - 3PM. Free time for shopping and exploring the town. An ECAO drop-in casual lounge with lunch and wine will be available in town between Noon - 2:30PM.

Approximate return time to the hotel: 5:30PM

Minimum 15 guests

Cost: $180.00 CDN per person

 

FULL DAY TOUR TO VIENNA

Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.

Vienna’s history dates back to the first post-Christian century when the Romans established the military camp Vindobona. Today’s cityscape is characterised by the abundance of baroque buildings created mostly under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia and Emperor Franz Joseph who was largely responsible for the monumental architecture round the Ringstraße. To experience Vienna at its fullest  in one day, you will  do a bus tour and also a walking tour through the city.

Bus Tour: City Hall, University, Parliament, Opera, National Theatre, Stock Exchange and a short walk through the gardens of Schönbrunn Castle.

Walking Tour: St. Stevens Cathedral and the historic city center, then free time for shopping

Option to return from Vienna at your leisure by train. For additional information on train options, please click on https://www.oebb.at/en/ - This is the official Austrian rail website and will offer the best fares and schedules. You will want to book tickets from Vienna Central Station to Prague Hbf (Prague Central Station). First Class tickets are approximately 65 Euros and the travel time is approximately 4 hours.

For additional information or any questions, please contact Shelley Sparrow.

DETAILS:

Approximate timing: 7AM – 9PM

Minimum 25 guests

Cost: $205.00 CDN per person

Based on round-trip bus transfer. Costs for the optional return by train are not included 

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PRIVATE GUIDE FOR 3 HOURS IN PRAGUE

DETAILS:

Minimum 1 guest

Cost: $155.00 CDN per guide

 

VINTAGE CAR RIDE THROUGH PRAGUE

DETAILS:

Vintage car ride through Prague - 1 Car (up to 4 guests per car), English speaking drivers 

Cost: $180.00 CDN per 1 hour 

Cost: $350.00 CDN per 2 hours 

 

 

COMPANION ACTIVITIES - COMPLIMENTARY TO ALL COMPANIONS

VODOUCH BOAT TOUR - 2 HOURS (MORNING)

During the sail, you’ll hear an engaging commentary about Prague’s history and legends, with some intriguing anecdotes.
Take in wonderful views of the Prague waterfront, the historic centre up to Prague Castle, standing on a rocky outcrop. And you’ll also see the shallow canal known as Čertovka, which is inaccessible to the larger vessels plying the waters of the River Vltava. Magical Kampa Island is literally at your fingertips at Čertovka, just as if you were just passing through the canals of Venice.

Enjoy marvellous views of Prague whilst you sip a glass of local champagne.

 

PRAGUE CASTLE TOUR - 3 HOURS (MORNING)

Prague Castle is devoted to gardens and fountains, towers and churches, palaces and summerhouses. Today the castle is, in first place, the residence of the head of state, a magnificent gallery, and also a treasury. It illustrates thousand years of development of the European architecture.

Includes admission to, St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower