Study Abroad in Prague: Cultural Excursions
London, England (2 nights)
Included only for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package
Get to know your fellow students before traveling to campus and take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of London’s famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. You will also have free time to visit museums, see a play or stroll in London’s beautiful parks.
Includes accommodations, breakfast and sightseeing as indicated. Lunch and dinner are not included.
Kutná Hora or Terezín (day trip)
Included in the program fee
Visit beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town Kutná Hora, an hour away from Prague, or Terezin, a transit camp and Jewish ghetto during the Second World War located north from Prague.
Includes round-trip transportation, entrances and a faculty guide.
Moravia (2 days)
Included in program fee for Session B
Moravia is the eastern region of the Czech Republic famous for its wine and beautiful scenery. Life is more slow-paced than in Prague and people are renowned for their friendliness. Travel from Prague by bus to various locations in Moravia including an inhabited cloister in the small town of Tišnov and Slavkov (Austerlitz), where Napoleon fought one of his most important battles and was victorious over the Austrians and Russians in 1805. En-route to the wine-cellar, you will stop in the small village of Krtiny to visit one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Europe known as “The Pearl of Moravia.” Overnight at Vinný sklep U Vrbů—a family run wine cellar in Hustopeče with dinner included.
The following day continue to Brno, the beautiful capital of Moravia, where you will visit Gregor Mendel’s Garden and Museum where Mendel grew his famous, yellow wrinkled peas and discovered the foundations of genetics. In the afternoon explore the Moravian Karst, the most beautiful complex of underground caves in Central Europe by foot and by boat before returning to Prague.
Includes accommodations, breakfast, a dinner, transportation and selected entrance fees.
Český Krumlov (2 days)
Included in program fee for Session C
The beautiful region of Southern Bohemia is home to the town of Český Krumlov and the original Budweiser brewery in Český Budejovice (Budweis).
Traveling by bus, you will journey to the Southern Bohemian town of Český Budejovice. There, you can discover how beer is produced while you tour the Budweiser brewery. Then travel onwards to the beautiful town of Český Krumlov. You can explore the major sites on a relaxed guided tour followed by a free evening. You will stay overnight in Český Krumlov. The next morning, you will have some time on your own to take in the magical atmosphere that the town conveys. There are many options out there for you but depending on your preference, you can either enjoy an adventurous rafting trip down the river, visit museums or explore the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic.
Optional Excursion to Berlin, Germany (3 days - $475)
Session B only
Berlin is Germany’s capital and largest city. The world-famous Brandenburg Gate, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Museum Island and the superb architecture of the impressive Reichstag building are among the most famous attractions. Berlin is also one of the hippest cities in Europe and in the various neighborhoods you can find artsy galleries and markets, foods to try from all over the world, great shopping and nightlife.
Upon arrival in Berlin you will have a short orientation walking tour of the city center. Enjoy a free evening to explore the sites and neighborhoods. The following day explore Berlin’s most famous attractions including the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and Potsdamer Platz on a guided tour. In the afternoon you will visit the Reichstag dome famously designed by British architect Norman Foster, which provides great views over the city. On the final morning, you will have the option to visit one of Berlin’s coolest flea markets. Then you will be able to see the East side gallery as well as the Berlin Wall memorial. The memorial includes a section of the wall as it was just before it fell in 1989. You will then go by bus to Wannsee where you will visit the location of the infamous Wannsee conference before returning to Prague. Weather permitting, you will stop for lunch in a traditional German beer garden.
Includes accommodations, breakfast, transportation, sightseeing, local guide and entrances.
Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change.