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Prague cross-curricular school trip

Explore medieval and atmospheric Prague, to discover a city of contrasts between the old and new, classical music and fascinating history.

  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Year round

Magical city of contrasts, history and classical music

On arriving in medieval and atmospheric Prague your school group will be immediately struck by the contrasts of old with new. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site with cobbled streets, gothic spires, medieval architecture and bohemian influence. The first Czech dynasty was founded in 840 and the legacy of 1300 years of history is around every corner. This is juxtaposed by the very modern feel to other parts of the city and since the fall of the 'Iron Curtain' in 1989, a huge amount of investment and tourism had regenerated the city beyond compare. Prague is a fascinating destination for a range of subjects including history, music, art and culture, making it an extremely popular choice for cross-curricular school trips.

There are many magnificent sites to take in on a walking tour of the city including the Charles Bridge, the Prague Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Vltava river and the John Lennon wall.

Depending on your learning objectives, excursions can include Prague castle, National museum, the Jewish quarter, Jewish Cemetery and Jewish museum and the WW1 Terezin ghetto and concentration camp just outside the city where 33,000 Jews lost their lives.

We also create bespoke music tours for school choirs. Prague is world-famous for classical music having attracted composers musicians and music lovers for centuries. Mozart is one of Prague’s more notable guests. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore world-famous concert halls, musical museums, attend a folklore evening and put on your own performance at a concert venue.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote

Day 1

  • Depart for Prague by air
  • Arrive Prague, meet guide and go to hotel
  • Walking tour
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Prague Castle
  • Lunch
  • Museum of Communism
  • Dinner
  • Ghost walk

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Karlstejn visit
  • Lunch
  • Visit Memorial Terezín
  • Dinner
  • Cinema

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Glassblowing factory tour
  • Jewish museum
  • ORCA/TAURUS/GLADIUS, 2 hours cruise with buffet dinner
  • Walking tour of Prague and crossing Charles Bridge

Day 5

  • Depart UK
prague castle
Prague Castle
prague old town
Prague Old Town
jewish quarter
The Jewish quarter
terezin
Terezín
Czech Museum of Music
Czech Museum of Music
Anton Dvorak Museum
Anton Dvorak Museum
folklore
Folklore evening
Smetana
Bedrich Smetana Museum
prague castle

Prague Castle

Prague Castle was founded around 880 AD and is the largest ancient castle complex in the world. The castle complex is the cities number one tourist attraction, and the city's most recognisable landmark. It dominates the skyline, sitting majestically on a hillside in the Castle District.

prague old town

Prague Old Town

Prague Old Town is a UNESCO world heritage site with a lively cobblestoned hub and landmark attractions such as the medieval Astronomical Clock and the Gothic Church of Our Lady Before Týn, on Old Town Square.

jewish quarter

The Jewish quarter

The Jewish quarter is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. The torrid history of the former Jewish Ghetto began in the 13th century when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their disparate homes and settle in this one area. Here you will also find the Jewish museum, Jewish cemetery and several synagogues.

terezin

Terezín

Terezín was a hybrid concentration camp and ghetto established during World War II in the fortress town Terezín an hour outside Prague, in which tens of thousands of Jews were killed. Many residents of the cities Jewish quarter were sent there.

Czech Museum of Music

Czech Museum of Music

The museum is a wonderful way to discover more about musical instruments while giving full insight into Czech musical history. The first room conveys the diversity of popular music in the 20th century, to the accompaniment of an original composition by Milan Cais, ‘The Four Elements.’ From here the visitor enters the world of experimental microtonal music – a unique part of the museum’s collection. One of the highlights of the museum is its documentation of the Prague school of violin-making. Don’t miss out on the folk music exhibition, where you will see traditional Bohemian musical instruments and scores.

Anton Dvorak Museum

Anton Dvorak Museum

The museum collects, maintains and displays the many documents associated with the famous Czech composer. Visitors can see Dvorak's sheet music, correspondence and other written material, as well as pieces of art, period photographs, programmes, posters and personal objects associated with his life and work. The museum also hosts seminars and concerts.

folklore

Folklore evening

This is a brilliant evening that includes a show performed by professional dancers and musicians wearing traditional Czech clothing, accompanied by a typical Bohemian meal. Participation is welcomed and even encouraged!

Smetana

Bedrich Smetana Museum

The Bedrich Smetana Museum is situated close to the Charles Bridge, on a site which boasts an extraordinary view across the Vltava River to Prague Castle. It is housed in the building of the former Old Town water works one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance structures in Prague. You can see the original scores of some of Smetana’s greatest masterpieces along with other written documents and personal effects from his estate.

Our European school trips include:

  • Board and lodging as specified in your itinerary
  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Your choice of return travel; coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:8 (coach trips) / approx 1:10 (air groups)
  • 24-hour emergency back-up service
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits
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