19 – 23 April 2018
Prague, The Golden City

Description

Prague is one of the loveliest cities in Europe and well-deserves its epithets – The Golden City, The City of a Hundred Spires, The Symphony in Stone, etc, etc. A visit to Prague is an historical and rich experience. There are museums with superb paintings, including works by Titian and Durer’s Madonna of the Rosary, and a wide selection of Impressionist and early 20th century works. Splendid palaces and churches celebrate its rich Baroque history, while wonderful pastel-coloured Art Nouveau buildings indicate the city’s development a century ago. There is an Opera House and concerts in the churches most evenings. The Jewish quarter is fascinating and Prague is very much a city for just wandering (over the Charles Bridge, for example) in order to enjoy the atmosphere of  ‘The Jewel in the Bohemian crown’.

 

Other Details

 

Accommodation

4 nights at the centrally located Motel One***

Bed and Breakfast tariff in twin-share room with private facilities. (Extra nights can be organised).

 

Course Cost

£475 inclusive of tuition, airport transfers (airport transfers are only available for the Siragusa Tours Ltd nominated flight) accommodation, breakfast

 

Single Room Supplement

£100

 

Travel Insurance

Once tour is viable and if we have booked a flight for you through Travelpack, you can call Lina on 08444 930465 for an immediate quote (unless you already have insurance)

 

Flight

Ca. £190 scheduled flight to Prague. Note that this is an estimate. Once the tour is viable we will contact you with details of the ‘nominated flight’. You can decide whether you wish to make independent arrangements (people from the North may wish to use a Northern airport) or whether you wish to be booked on the group flight. Please note that when we contact you with fares they are usually only valid for the day and may be higher (or lower) the next day. On the booking form you have the option to authorise us to issue flights if we can’t get hold of you.

 

Local Transport

Airport transfers by coach

 

Group Size

18

 

Tutor

Mary Hawkins, BA (Hon) and NFF, Cert Ed, is an experienced lecturer and art historian.  She has worked for the Open University, the Universities of Cambridge and Essex and the WEA.   She has led numerous studytours to Italy, Belgium, Holland, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, the Czech Republic and St Petersburg.

 

 

Related OU Courses

General Interest

 

Itinerary / Study Programme

 

Day 1 Thursday 19 April 2018

am Journey

pm Orientation – Art Nouveau

 

Day 2 Friday 20 April 2018

am St Vitus Cathedral, the Castle, Vladislav Hall

pm Golden Lane, National Art Gallery

 

Day 3 Saturday 21 April 2018

am Staromestske, Tyn Church, Old Town Hall, Charles Bridge

pm Strahov Monastery

 

Day 4 Sunday 22 April 2018

am Old Jewish Cemetery, Municipal House

pm Museum of Modern Art

 

Day 5 Monday 23 April 2018

am: free until departure

 

 This itinerary and study programme is provisional and may be subject to change in response to local conditions