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Spring Weather. Stunning Scenery. And some of the best beers in the world! With golden pilsners and a tradition of brewing that dates as far back as at least the year 993, it’s little wonder that The Czech Republic has the world’s highest beer consumption per capita. And every spring, the know exactly how to celebrate it.
The Czech Beer Festival takes place over 17 days every Spring, with more than 70 brands of top quality Czech beer served up right along side the best delicacies of Czech chefs, butchers, and bakers. We think it only makes sense to show up and enjoy a big 7 Day / 6 Night frothy mug for ourselves.
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Date : Wed, 08 May 2019
Time : 19:00
ArrivalAfter arrival in Prague and transfer to your hotel, relax with some quality time in your room, or head out to explore the city a bit on your own. That evening, we meet for the first time as a group. Over drinks and snacks, we will have the chance to get to know one another and talk about the upcoming week.
Date : Thu, 09 May 2019
Time : 09:30
Opening DayAfter breakfast at the hotel, we head out into the city on the anticipated Opening Day of the 2019 Czech Beer Festival. The festival operates from 12.00 to 24.00 (noon to midnight) each day, and with your VIP ticket, each traveler will be able to attend on their own, any day they wish! There is an endless an amount of things to do and see in Prague and surrounding areas, and we will see many of them, but today is about beer. And food. And perhaps another beer.
Date : Fri, 10 May 2019
Time : 09:30
More To Life Than BeerOkay, time to see more of the city than the bottom of our mugs. We start at Old Town Square with its Astrological Clock, Old Town Hall and St. Nicholas Church. Then, a walk across the historic Charles Bridge to cross the Vltava River and head up the hill to Prague Castle. On the grounds overlooking the city, we will see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace and Vladislav Hall, the Golden Lane, and the Royal Gardens. On the way back down from the Castle, we’ll take a route past the John Lennon Wall and the Kafka Museum. Late afternoon will wrap our schedule for the day. Travelers are free for dinner, and can head back to the festival to sample more of the Republic's best or opt for dinner at a city restaurant or pub.
Date : Sat, 11 May 2019
Time : 09:00
Wenceslas Square and the GrottoHistoric Wenceslas Square starts off the day, Ground Zero for both oppressions and revolutions throughout the city's history. From there, it's a short walk back down to Old Town Square where we’ll make sure to be in front of the Astronomical Clock as it strikes the hour. Following a stroll through the Jewish Grotto, a tram ride will get us across the Vltava, this time to take a funicular ride 1,000 feet up to Petrin Hill to tour the landscaped gardens, see a miniature Eiffel Tower, a mirror maze and the Church of St. Michael. In the afternoon, we will head back to the Beer Festival as a group to enjoy an evening of food and pilsner (and maybe a little singing that breaks out the later in the day it gets).
Date : Sun, 12 May 2019
Time : 08:00
OriginsPlzen. The Czech word for "pilsner," but also a charming town less than an hour outside of Prague by motor coach. The town where pilsner ale was born when locals had grown dissatisfied with available brews. We tour the Nizbor Bohemia glass factory and the Pilsner Urquell Brewery (arguably the Czech brewer most known throughout the world), with lunch in a local restaurant. We arrive back in Prague late in the late afternoon. After a chance to freshen up, we enjoy a group dinner at the strikingly beautiful and historic Café Louvre.
Date : Mon, 13 May 2019
Time : 09:00
Your Own PragueTime to take advantage of setting your own itinerary for the last day of the tour in Prague where you can experience activities such as: - Visit the Communism Museum or examine the intrigue and spy-toys at the KGB Museum - Enjoy a cruise on the Vltava for a river view of Prague - Savor a pork knuckle with a friend, or indulge in other Czech cuisine - Grab your camera and just see where your feet take you on a day of photographing one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. - Or, head back over to the Festival and camp out for as long as you please — do you have the dedication to complete your tasting of all those 70+ beers? The Tour Leader is there is assist you getting out for the day, or you can tag right along with the Tour Leader for the day.
Date : Tue, 14 May 2019
Time : 08:00
Fond & Festive FarewellsAt breakfast, it's hugs and exchanges of contact information as the tour draws to a close. Schedule your outbound flight or train properly, and there will still be time for one more visit to the Festival that brought you here! Transport is arranged for those heading to the airport or on to other destinations.
- Hotel — 6 nights in 4- or 5-Star Hotel in Prague,
- Breakfasts (7 Days),
- Lunches / Dinners (as described in Itinerary),
- Tours — all admissions, transport, local guides and any other costs directly related to activities,
- Metro Passes for Prague, pre-loaded with likely more than enough credit for the entire stay,
- Your first beer is on us each day we attend the Festival as a group,
- A commutative tee shirt or cap,
- A hard cover, bound photo book with images taken by all members of the tour,
- A 5% lifetime discount on any future travel with Muybridge Travel Tours,
- Airport Transfers, and
- All gratuities to any local guides in each city.
- International airfare to Prague — we are happy to assist you in making air travel arrangements from your origin point and quote you the best fares we are able to secure from our sources. Depending on the area of departure, airfares to Prague in May 2019 are likely to be $900 — $1150 for coach fares based on 2018 pricing,
- Meals and alcohol beyond meals mentioned in Itinerary,
- Items of a personal nature,
- Excursions or activities chosen by travelers during unscheduled time periods,
- Optional activities led by Muybridge Travel Tours guide, and
- Gratuities to local service providers or Muybridge Tour Leader.
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