If you are interested in sightseeing, we offer to organize various tours for participants of CFRAC 2013 or their accompanying persons. These will take place if attended by at least 10 people. If the number of persons interested in a specific tour is less than 10, as an alternative we will offer similar tours organized by regular tour operators. If you wish to reserve a tour please print out and fill in the PDF tours form and send it by email or by fax to the conference secretariat.
The prices are indicated in euro (converted from the local currency - Czech crowns) and they include VAT and possible city taxes. If the exchange rate changes by more than 5%, Conference Partners Prague Ltd. has the right to modify the prices.
All tours listed below are accompanied by English speaking guides. All tours to the castles and to Kutná Hora are operated daily except Mondays. The Jewish Prague Tour is operated daily except Saturdays.
Kutná Hora (5-hour bus tour, 40.50 EUR per person)
Thanks to its prosperous silver mines Kutná Hora became, after Prague, the second most important town of the Bohemian Kingdom in the Middle Ages. Its increasing wealth and prosperity led to a rich architectural development of the town, which gave rise to St. Barbara's cathedral, palaces - the Italian Court with Royal Mint, burghers' houses and churches, the Stone House and other Gothic and Renaissance monuments. Kutná Hora was declared a world heritage site and has been protected by UNESCO thereafter. On request you can also visit the Ossuary.
Grand City Tour of Prague (3.5 hours bus and walking tour, 28.50 EUR per person)
The goal of this mostly walking tour is to provide the guests with an oportunity to become acquainted with the city's historical district and its remarkable monuments. The tour includes a visit of the Prague Castle where you will admire the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George Basilica, and continues through the Lesser Town, over the Charles Bridge and into the Old Town Square with its famous astronomical clock.
Karlštejn Castle (4-hour bus tour, 40.50 EUR per person)
Visit an extraordinary medieval castle, founded and built by Emperor Charles IV between 1348-1355 as a depository for the Empire's coronation jewels and state documents. This large Gothic castle is situated about 38 km southwest of Prague. After a guided tour introducing you to its history, you will return to Prague.
Excursion to Karlovy Vary (9.5 hours bus tour incl. lunch, 62.50 EUR per person)
This is a reknown spa town (Carlsbad) located in western Bohemia, which gained its reputation after the discovery of its natural hot mineral springs in the Middle Ages. The waters are used to treat all kinds of health problems. Today there are 12 hot springs in use from which the guests can drink. The best known spring called Vridlo ejects its curative water to a height of 17 m. The tour will start with the glass exhibition of the Moser factory. After lunch you will be shown around the spa center. Afterwards you will be able to swim in the thermal water swimming pool of the Thermal hotel. Take your towel and swimming suit with you. Lunch is included.
Excursion to Konopiště Castle and Karlštejn Castle (8.5 hours bus tour incl. lunch, 81.50 EUR per person)
Konopiště: The first half of the tour shows you one of the most important castles close to
Prague. You will go to the lovely Konopiště hunting castle built in the 14th
century and rebuilt in the 19th century. It houses fascinating collections of
historical weapons, furniture, paintings and tapestries.
Karlštejn: This is an extraordinary medieval castle. It was founded and built by Emperor Charles IV between 1348-1355 as a depository for the Empire's coronation jewels and state documents. This large Gothic castle is situated about 38 km southwest of Prague. After a guided tour introducing you to its history, you will return to Prague. Lunch is included.
City Tour of Prague - Jewish Quarter (2.5 hours mostly walking tour, 37.50 EUR per person)
This mostly walking tour begins with a walk showing you the highlights of historical Prague and also includes a visit to the famous Jewish Quarter known as Josefov. After introducing you to the history of the former Ghetto and the Old New Synagogue, you will be shown around the Old Jewish Cemetery. You will also visit several synagogues. The excursion passes by the birth place of Franz Kafka and ends in the area of the Old Town Square.