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A number of interesting guided tours have been prepared for all delegates and accompanying persons. Please find a short description below. All participants are kindly asked to meet at the IMSC registration area in the Prague Congress Centre at the scheduled times (with the exception of evening events).

The organiser reserves the right to cancel any tour in case there are less than 10 registered persons. On-site requests for guided tours are welcome but can not be guaranteed.

Tour Included in the Registration Fee

Old Town of Prague Old Town of Prague

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 14:30 - 18:00 hrs

This insightful historical tour of the Old Town of Prague lets you enjoy the city’s most famous sights such as the Municipal House, the Powder Gate, the Estate Theatre, the Charles University, the Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge with the Prague Castle Panorama, the Jewish Quarter and other sights.

Price: Included in the registration fee.
Includes A/C coach transportation, English speaking guide and entrance fees.
Duration: 2.5 hours.

 

Optional Half Day Tours

Grand Tour of Prague Grand Tour of Prague

Sunday, August 27, 2006 – 09:00 – 13:00 hrs
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 09:00 – 13:00 hrs
Friday, September 1, 2006 - 13:00 – 17:00 hrs

This varied historical tour lets you enjoy the city’s most famous sights. The tour starts at Prague Castle (Hradcany), the biggest castle complex in the world. It became the spiritual centre of the Bohemian sovereigns in the 9th Century and since 1918 (the foundation of Czechoslovakia) it has served as the residence of presidents. The tour then follows the “Royal Route”, former promenade of the kings and part of the official coronation, by foot. Winding down to Lesser Town and picturesque Kampa Island you will cross the famous Charles Bridge and continue to discover remarkable monuments of the Old Town area like Charles University, founded in the 14th century. The tour passes by the Estates Theatre where Mozart personally conducted the world premiere of his opera, Don Giovanni. This remarkable journey ends in front of the Old Town City Hall with its extraordinary astronomical clock.

Price: 1 200,-- CZK / per person
Price includes A/C coach transportation, English speaking guide and entrance fees.
Duration: 4 hours.

Mozart Prague’s Famous Characters: Mozart, Mucha, Kafka

Monday, August 28, 2006 - 13:00 – 17:00 hrs
Friday, September 1, 2006 – 09:00 – 13:00 hrs

During this tour you will have a chance to learn more about three of Prague’s famous artists: W. A. Mozart, Alfons Mucha, Franz Kafka.
The tour will start at Bertramka, where W. A. Mozart completed in the autumn of 1787 his opera Don Giovanni. Bertramka is a venue for regular concerts of chamber music nowadays. The romantic garden has preserved the atmosphere of the Mozart period to this day.
The tour will continue to the world’s first Mucha Museum which is dedicated to the life and art nouveau works of the world-acclaimed Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). The museum is housed in the Baroque Kaunicky Palace in the very heart of Prague.
At the end, the Franz Kafka Permanent Exhibition will be waiting for you. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is undoubtedly the most famous Czech writer, who, with a circle of other German-speaking Jewish writers in Prague, played a major role in the literary scene at the beginning of the past century. The memorial hall commemorates his life and work.

Price: 1 310,-- CZK / per person
The price includes A/C coach transportation, English speaking guide and entrance fees.
Duration: 4 hours.

Jewish Quarter Jewish Quarter

Monday, August 28, 2006 – 09:00 – 13:00 hrs
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 13:00 – 17:00 hrs

You will discover an astonishing history of the Jewish community in Prague, which can be traced back to the middle of the 10th century. Miraculously, many outstanding monuments have remained intact through WWII.

The visit includes the Old Jewish Cemetery, the main synagogues (the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest one in Europe, founded in the 13th century, and the Pinkas Synagogue) as well as the Jewish Museum that stores a heart-breaking collection of children's art from the Nazis concentration camp, Terezín. Before departing take some time to visit the museum of the famous writer Franz Kafka.

Price: 1 350,-- CZK / per person
The price includes A/C coach transportation, English speaking guide and entrance fees.
Duration: 4 hours.

Evening Social Events

Brew-Pub u Fleku Czech Evening at Brew-Pub u Fleku

Monday, August 28, 2006 from 20:00 hrs

Enjoy the festive Czech evening in the world’s oldest and smallest brewery, dating back to 1499. Only here you can taste the local famous dark and rich aromatic beer being brewed for centuries under a secret recipe. The “liquid miracle” will be served with the locally recognized classics, including roasted duck with cabbage, bohemian dumplings, and other cultural confections. Completing the authentic atmosphere of the époque of the “Brave Soldier Schweik”, a live brass band plays traditional music while dressed in WWI imperial soldier uniforms. You should not miss the chance to visit the on-site museum opened in the former malt house during the 500th anniversary or to take a tour of the brewery to see how the beer is brewed.

Address: Kremencova street 11, Praha 1 – Transportation not included

Price: 1 400,-- CZK / per person
Including 3-course menu, 3 beers, coffee/tea, music entertainment, visit of the brewery and museum, English speaking guide.

Boat Trip on the Vltava River Prague Boat Trip on the Vltava River

Friday, September 1, 2006 from 19:00 hrs

This tour offers the opportunity to explore enchanted Prague from the deck of a boat.

The river cruise allows you to discover some of the city's major monuments and sights, such as the National Theatre, Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, while relaxing over dinner or a drink and listening to music or dancing.

Address: Cechuv most (bridge) – Transportation not included

Price: 1 400,-- CZK /per person
Including dinner, music.

Full Day Tour

Carlsbad Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)

Saturday, August 26, 2006 – 09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Saturday, September 2, 2006 – 09:00 – 18:00 hrs

Founded by the Bohemian King, Charles IV, in the 14th century, Karlovy Vary/Carlsbad is the most famous of the Western Bohemian spas. Taste the curative water from the twelve thermal mineral springs, admire the beauty of both the historic and modern colonnades, sample some of the delicious wafers special to the area, admire or buy the local Carlsbad porcelain and traditional Moser cut glass works (justifiably referred to as “The Glass of Kings”), or sip the delicious Becherovka herb elixir also known as the 13th “curative” spring of Karlovy Vary. The spa specialises in treating digestive tract diseases and metabolic disorders. It’s renowned reputation is due to significant visitors such as Peter the Great, Schiller, Paganini, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Freud, Kafka, Gagarine and many others. Karlovy Vary is also famous for hosting its well-known annual international film festival.

Price: 3 150,-- CZK / per person
A full day tour including A/C coach transportation, 3-course lunch (1 drink), entrance fees, English speaking guide.