Accompanying persons program

5TH AUGUST – FAMOUS SPA TOWN – KARLOVY VARY

(Full day program of approx. 9,5 hrs incl. lunch and travel from/to Prague. Minimum 15 participants required)

Karlovy Vary, the most famous Czech spa, has always been inseparably connected with the soothing curative effect of its warm mineral springs. They marked the history, architecture, economy and the whole spirit of the city. The international character of Karlovy Vary and the reputation of its curative springs promise well that the spa city will remain the best-known and most visited place in the Czech Republic besides Prague in the 21st century. Curative treatments have been enjoyed here by some of the finest composers - Mozart, Beethoven and Bach - as well as famous writers and thinkers such as Goethe, Kafka and Freud.

The Becherovka museum is located right in the original factory built by its founder Jan Becher in 1867 from where has Becherovka been distributed to the world. The museum shows a colourful history of the so called “13th spring” (Becherovka liqueur), Becherovka pipeline, old cellars with beautifully decorated wooden barrels, ancient bottles or labels used in distribution. A tasting of the Becherovka liqueur waits for all guests at the end of the visit.

Price: 2060,- CZK   (including transfer Don Giovanni – Karlovy Vary – Don Giovanni; guide services; entrance fees to Becher Museum; 0,5 l bottle of water; 3 course lunch menu & beverages)

6TH AUGUST – THE TOWN OF SILVER – KUTNÁ HORA

(Full day program of approx. 8 hrs incl. lunch and travel from/to Prague, Minimum 15 participants required)

During the Middle Ages, profits from the Kutná Hora silver mines brought fame to the lands of the Czech Crown, and Kutná Hora became the richest and most powerful town in the Czech lands. At the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, Kutná Hora became the seat of King Václav IV. The Gothic St. James’ Church (1330) and the St. Barbara’s Cathedral (1388), devoted to the patroness of miners, are among the most important architectural monuments. Among other jewels is the former mint – The Vlašský dvůr (Italian Court) from the 13th century, and several patrician houses. The building called Hrádek (Little Castle), which is part of the former municipal fortifications, houses a museum of mining; the tour includes a visit to a former mediaeval mine. 
Other worthwhile monuments are the former Latin school and the cloister church in a suburb called Sedlec, which houses a curious Ossuary. Its interior is composed exclusively of human bones, dating mostly from the Thirty Years' War.

Cathedral of St. Barbora 
The origins of the cathedral lie hidden in bulls, i.e. papal charters; the first one of 1381 was de facto a building permit while the last one recognized the hierarchical position of a parochial church in 1403. Construction works were initiated in 1388 just behind the town walls on a rocky cliff with a magnificent view over the valley of the Vrchlice River, outcrops of the richest silver mines and an old chapel dedicated to St. Barbara, the patron saint of miners. The first architect was a member of the Parler family – Peter Parler was the main architect of St. Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague Castle and his son Jan got married in Kutná Hora in 1389. Since the very beginning, the Kutná Hora sandstone from local quarries became the main construction material.

Cemetery Chapel & Ossuary in Sedlec 
The chapel was built at the end of the 14th century and its current appearance is the result of Baroque reconstruction carried out by Santini-Aichl in the early 18th century. Unique skeletal decorations of the interior are probably the work of woodcarver František Rint. Remarkable masterpieces include a massive chandelier, a cross, chalices, a monstrance or Schwarzenberg coat-of-arms. According to estimates, bones of approximately 40,000 people were used to decorate the chapel, creating this unique ossuary – a reminder of the transience of human life and the inevitability of death.

Price: 1570,- CZK   (including transfer Don Giovanni – Kutna Hora – Don Giovanni; guide services; entrance fees to St. Barbora Cathedral and Ossuary; 0,5 l bottle of water; 3 course lunch menu & beverages)

7TH AUGUST – PRAGUE SHOPPING TOUR WITH LUNCH

(Full day program of approx. 4,5 hrs incl. lunch and travel from/to Prague. Minimum 15 participants required)

The main shopping areas in the Prague city centre stretch over the Wenceslas square, Na Příkopě street, Republic square and last but not least the Parisian street. Wenceslas square and Na Příkopě Street offer a wide range of major clothing brands, accessories, book and souvenir stores, shoe stores etc. The largest shopping mall in the city centre of Prague is called Palladium and it is located at the Republic square. It offers several floors of shops from basic to high level brands. The top brands such as Cartier, Gucci, Dior, Prada, Hermes or Louis Vuitton are located at the Parizska street which can be called the high street of Prague and which connects the Old Town square with the Vltava river bank. If you would like to shop for genuine local souvenirs, crystal glass, visit shops of local artists or craftsmen or any other shops with special focus, we recommend assistance of our guides who will accompany you in small groups and help you find the right and high quality items. Most of the shops in Prague city centre are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. all week long.

Price: 1570,- CZK   (including transfer Don Giovanni – Prague City Center – Don Giovanni; guide services; 0,5 l bottle of water; 3 course lunch menu & beverages in Unique Traditional Czech Restaurant. Minimum 15 participants required)

8TH AUGUST – CAPITAL OF BEER – PILSEN

(Full day program of approx. 9 hrs incl. lunch and travel from/to Prague. Minimum 15 participants required)

Plzen is the place where golden lager beer was born in 1842, since then the whole beer world has been trying to imitate it. Beers bearing names such as "pils", "pilsner" or "pilsener" number in hundreds; however, the only original recognized worldwide is Pilsner Urquell. In the Pilsner Urquell Beer World you will discover the secret of this original and will become acquainted with the renowned Czech art - that of brewing good beer.

You will be taken into the brewery Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s., that has been brewing Pilsner Urquell beer since 1842. Here they will get to know the history of this outstanding beer and they will reveal the secret of the brewing process. The tour starts in a 3D cinema by a short film then visual and sensual exhibition follows, old brewing house, history exhibition and at the very end of the tour you will visit brewery cellars which serves as a storage of massive barrels where lager beer matures and where ice used to be stored. At this very place a beer tasting will follow and there after the tour will be concluded.

Na Spilce restaurant: 
Restaurant offers pleasant seating in the stylish surroundings of the brewery pub. The restaurant was opened in 1992 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Pilsen brewery’s foundation. It is located on the site of the former fermentation cellar, known as the “spilka“, directly inside the brewery complex.

Price: 1680,- CZK   (including transfer Don Giovanni – Pilsner – Don Giovanni; guide services; 0,5 l bottle of water; entrance fees to Pilsner Brewery and Pilsner Museum; 3 course lunch menu & beverages)

9TH AUGUST – PRAGUE OLD TOWN AND JEWISH QUARTER INCLUDING LUNCH

(Full day program of approx. 6 hrs incl. lunch and travel from/to hotel. Minimum 15 participants required)

Discover the most significant square of historical Prague which originated in the 12th century. It is the very place where the 27 Czech gentlemen were executed on 21th June 1621 and where the history of Czech lands was written many times. Beside the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn the square has several other dominants, the baroque St. Nicholas church, the Stone Bell house - a gothic city palace from the 14th century, and the Memorial to Master Jan Hus. During this tour, your guests will have the chance to learn more of the incredible people who made contributions to building the social and cultural center of Prague over the years (amongst others: W. Am. Mozart, Nicollo Paganini, Tycho Brahe (Danish Astonomer) or Franz Kafka (the most celebrated Prague writer of Jewish origin). The Prague meridian can be seen there.

Prague Jewish Town/Prague Ghetto dates back to the 13th century but its present appearance is mainly the result of a vast redevelopment action undertaken between 1893 - 1913. Only a few most significant buildings were saved, the living testimony of the history of Prague Jews that lasted for many centuries. Yet these buildings form the best present complex of Jewish historical monuments in the whole Europe. Six synagogues remain from this old settlement which includes the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery - the most remarkable in Europe. Except the Old-New Synagogue they are part of the Jewish Museum. The tour ends on the Charles Bridge where you can admire the open gallery of sculptures.

Price: 2110,- CZK   (including transfer Don Giovanni – Prague City Center – Don Giovanni; guide services; 0,5 l bottle of water; entrance fees to Jewish Museum; 3 course lunch menu & beverages in Unique Traditional Czech Restaurant)