Opera in Prague
Prague is one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. With two opera companies and two historic concert halls (the Rudolfinum and the Municipal House, the city offers a rich repertoire of opera, ballet and classical music concerts. Add to this the grandeur of Prague's stunning architecture and you have one of Europe's finest musical destinations.
Our Prague Opera and Music tour programmes include a panoramic tour of this medieval city with a visit to Prague's historic Castle district. We also visit Kutna Hora, a medieval town to the east of Prague which developed around silver mining and now a designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Also included is per-performance dinner and category one tickets for performance events. Our Prague holidays also include a production of Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" at the National Marionette Theatre. Prague is known for its use of puppetry in its art and "Don Giovanni" has been performed at the intimate National Marionette Theatre since 1991.Here you will experience one of Prague's proudest traditions first-hand. The theatre's tall puppets, dressed in 18th-century costumes, have beenenchanting audiences young and old for nearly two decades. The opera is presented using puppets carved from wood and it is a truly unique way to see the amusing "Don Giovanni". During your opera holiday, you will attend a performances of Don Giovanni in the famous Estates Theatre, Prague's oldest and most beautiful opera house. In 1787, Mozart personally conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre and the Estates Theatre will be forever linked with the works of Mozart. 01 April 2017: Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre Holiday Highlights list goes here
• Return flights to Prague from Dublin, taxes
• Three-nights in the 4* Century Old Town Hotel with breakfast
• Highlights of Prague sightseeing tour with visit of Prague Castle
• Excursion to Kutna Hora • Pre-opera dinner • Evening transfer to the Estates Theatre for opera performance
• Category one tickets for Mozart's Don Giovanni's on the evening of 01 April in the Estates Theatre
• Ticket for Don Giovanni in the National Marionette Theatre
• Free time for independent sightseeing
• Private coach and guide assistance for all transfers and excursions Tour Inclusions list goes here
Your tour will start with a morning flight to Prague. Your flight with Aer Lingus departs Dublin at 11:50 and arrives in Prague at 15:15 (please note that flight times are subject to change at the airlines discretion). On arrival in Prague, meet your local guide and transfer by private coach to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
This morning, see the city highlights on a combined coach and walking tour. After coach pick-up from your hotel, embark on a fascinating journey through time, to discover the people who have shaped the city, and learn about the places they built - Prague has over 4,000 monuments. See the city’s historical sights including the New Town with Wenceslas Square at its heart, the charming Old Town and the picturesque Lesser Town. Then drive up to the castle for the highlight of the trip: a visit to Prague Castle to discover the major sights within. Your guide brings the magnificent castle buildings to life by explaining their often turbulent history, and their royal and presidential connections. Admire the grandeur of Saint Vitus Cathedral, the ancient architecture of the Old Royal Palace, and enjoy stunning views over the whole of Prague. Afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy pre-opera dinner and afterwards attend the highlight of your stay in Prague – a opera performance in one of Prague’s opera houses. Category 1 tickets are included. At the end of the evening, coach transfer back to your hotel.
Today, meet your local guide for today’s half day excursion to Kutna Hora, a medieval town to the east of Prague which developed around silver mining and now a designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Late afternoon at leisure. Attend the evening performance of Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” at the National Marionette Theatre. Prague is known for its use of puppetry in its art and “Don Giovanni” has been performed at the intimate National Marionette Theatre since 1991.Here you will experience one of Prague’s proudest traditions first-hand. The theatre’s tall puppets, dressed in 18th-century costumes, have been enchanting audiences young and old for nearly two decades. The opera is presented using puppets carved from wood and it is a truly unique way to see the amusing “Don Giovanni”. Performance start time 20:00
Today meet your local guide for private coach transfer to Prague airport for your return flight. Flight departs Prague at 15:55 and arrives Dublin 17:30. Please note that the flight times are subject to change and confirmation and can change at the airlines discretion.
31 March departure - 4* Century Old Town
05 May departure - 4* Clarion Hotel Prague City Centre
23 June departure - 4* Clarion Hotel Prague City Centre
Price does not include Travel Insurance Please note that our tours do not include checked in luggage. Please note that you can carry on one piece of hand luggage up to 10 kilos. This must bewithin the airline hand luggage requirements. You can also carry on one small ladies handbag. Please call us on 01 888 7804 should you wish to add a checked in bag to your booking. Please note that Aer Lingus charge €40-€50 per return checked in cabin baggage which is not included in the tour price. Please advise at the time of booking/ pre-departure should you wish to check-in a bag. Booking deposit is €350pp. Balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure date