Sightseeing Tours

Special tours have been arranged exclusively for the Delegates as well as for their accompanying persons. Booking in advance is recommended, on-site availability cannot be guaranteed.

A minimum number of participants is 10. The deadline for application is June 1, 2016. Congress Secretariat reserves the right to cancel the tour for which a minimum number of participants have not registered. In this case another tour will be offered or a refund will be paid after the Congress.

How to Register for the Tours

 

To register for tours, please complete the On-line Registration Form
 

Glass Factory Rückl

Duration: 3, 5 hours
Date and departure time: June 19, 2016, 13:30
Starting point: Clarion Congress hotel Prague – at the registration desk
Tour end: Clarion Congress hotel Prague
Price: 45 EUR / per person (incl. 2 transfers, guide, entrance fee)

Are you fascinated by the beauty of Czech crystal? Would you like to learn more about how it is made? Would you like to buy glass for a better price than in stores in the centre of Prague? We offer you an excursion to one of the best known glass factories located not far from Prague. First you will visit the production area, where you can admire the craftsmanship of the local blowers and cutters. Of course, a shop is located in the factory, where you will be able to purchase products for a reasonable price.

Grand City Tour + Prague Castle + Charles Bridge

Duration: 3, 5 hours
Date and departure time: June 20, 2016, 9:30 and June 21, 2016, 9:30
Starting point: Clarion Congress hotel Prague – at the registration desk
Tour end: Clarion Congress hotel Prague
Price: 28 EUR / per person (incl. 2 transfers, guide, entrance fee)

This tour is free of charge for accompanying persons.

During our sightseeing tour we will introduce you Prague (UNESCO), the historical and architectural jewel of Central Europe. Our guide, available the whole time, will acquaint you with the history of Prague and of its quarters (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town and the Castle Town) in the comfort of our air-conditioned bus. Then you will continue by visiting the Prague Castle and the Prague’s most dominant feature – Saint Vitus’ Cathedral. After a 75-minute walk (approx.) with our guide, we drive you to the pier on the Vltava River. You board a tour boat and will have the chance to relax or to buy refreshments while admiring the beauty and panorama of Prague from a different perspective. From the upper deck you will also see the world renowned old Charles Bridge. Relaxed, you will continue taking a short walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Old Town Square (Astronomical Clock, Týn Church), where this tour will be finished.

  

Konopiště Castle

Duration: 6 hours incl. lunch
Date and departure time: June 21, 2016, 9:30
Starting point: Clarion Congress hotel Prague – at the registration desk
Tour end: Clarion Congress hotel Prague
Price: 75 EUR / per person (incl. 2 transfers, guide, entrance fee and lunch)

Originally a medieval castle Konopiště was founded in the manner of the french fortresses near the Benešov town about 1294 by Prague bishop Tobias of Benešov. During the centuries the castle was owned by many noble families, e.g. Šternberks, Valdštejns and Lobkowicz. In 1887 the castle with the whole domain was bought from Lobkowicz by Franz Ferdinand d´Este, since 1896 the successor to the throne. The archduke had the castle rebuilt and its surroundings transferred into the park. On the site of the former Baroque garden he founded the Rose garden with greenhouses. He put his extensive hunting collections and collections of weapons into the castle.
Franz Ferdinand d´Este was assassinated with his wife Sophia in Sarajevo in June 1914. A month later after the assassination the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. declared war on Serbia.
During the World War II. the main headquarters staff of the SS troops was placed in Konopiště. The inner furnishings remained the same to the largest degree, which resembles the time when Franz Ferdinand d´Este inhabited the castle with his family.
This tour starts at your hotel in Prague. After bus ride (approx. 1,5 hour) you will visit Saloons of the North Wing, where you will see oldest rooms of castle and armory, followed by lunch in the Castle restaurant. After lunch  is planned bus ride back to the hotel.

Jewish Quarter and Old Town 

Duration: 2, 5 hours
Date and departure time: June 23, 2016, 9:30
Starting point: Clarion Congress hotel Prague – at the registration desk
Tour end: Clarion Congress hotel Prague
Price: 40 EUR / per person (incl. 2 transfers, guide, entrance fee)
 
Visit the Jewish Quarter – known as Josefov or Joseph’s Town – with us! We start by taking a walk through the Old Town and then we enter the former Jewish Quarter at the house where Franz Kafka was born. Your guide will acquaint you with the history of the former ghetto and of the oldest synagogue in Central Europe – the Old New School. You will tread among the gravestones of the centuries old Jewish Cemetery and visit some of the synagogues that are parts of the extensive and unique Prague Jewish Museum komplex.
 
  

Cancellation Conditions


The Congress Secretariat must be notified in writing about any cancellation. The appropriate refunds will be made after the Congress.

The following cancellation conditions will be applied:

Cancellations received by June 1, 2016 - full refund less 20% administrative charge
Cancellations received from June 2, 2016 – no refund