Thanksgiving in Prague: November 21 - 30, 2019
Thanksgiving in Prague has become one of our most popular Tours. Highlighted by a traditional turkey dinner exceeding our expectations, our leisurely eight nights in Central Europe’s most beautiful capital will include a plethora of stimulating music at a variety of exquisite theatres. (Prague boasts three major opera houses and several major concert halls.)
From the rich operatic repertoire of the Czech composers, our program will again include Antonin Dvorak’s greatest opera, Rusalka, in the city’s beautiful National Theatre adjacent to the Moldau River. Also at the National, we will encounter Richard Wagner’s lyrical music-drama, Lohengrin, and Georges Bizet’s sensual French opera, Carmen. A fourth opera will be Mozart’s peerless 18th century comedy, Le Nozze di Figaro, staged at the intimate Theatre of the Estates, the Baroque jewel where ‘Don Giovanni’ was premiered in 1787. (The casts for our operas have not yet been announced.)
From fall schedules still to be announced, we expect two include Two Concerts of instrumental/orchestral music. Prague is a city filled with music in major venues and in several of the atmospheric Renaissance/Baroque churches.
The Czech capital of Prague remains among the most popular destinations in all of Europe. Because the city’s architectural splendors have been almost entirely spared from the destruction of both World Wars, the principal squares and the many side-streets stretching towards the Moldau River retain most of the original facades dating from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prague’s leading theatres and concert halls also reflect some of the grandest elements of the Art Nouveau period of the early l900’s. The city center is full of life today, with busy pedestrian traffic rediscovering the Republic’s artistic and musical heritage and enjoying the cafés, bars, and a wide variety of shops.
Accommodations for eight nights with a generous buffet breakfast included at the Paris Hotel, Prague’s deluxe ‘art nouveau’ hotel. Ideally located within comfortable walking distance of many important sights and theatres, the Paris is and only a few minutes walk from Old Town Square. This property offers the Sarah Bernhardt restaurant and the convenient Café de Paris for light meals, as well as a small fitness area with sauna and steambath. We are fortunate to have our confirmed reservations at this premium hotel during the busiest period of the year. All rooms are on the upgraded Executive floors, and all single rooms are in double rooms for single occupancy.
Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)
Double Occupancy: $5,680
Single Occupancy: $6,630