Prague is a city with a rich history and culture, and a popular destination for those planning incentive group travel.
The capital city of the Czech Republic is known for its stunning architecture, with its beautiful and historic buildings that include a number of castles, churches, and other landmarks. The Prague Castle, which dates back to the 9th century, is the largest ancient castle in the world and a major draw for tourists. The Charles Bridge, a historic stone bridge that spans the Vltava River, is also a must-see. Other popular architectural sites in Prague include the Old Town Hall, the Astronomical Clock, and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn.
Cultural attractions are another reason why luxury travelers would enjoy Prague. The city is home to a number of museums and galleries, which offer a glimpse into the city’s history. The National Museum is the largest museum in the Czech Republic. The Jewish Museum, in the Jewish Quarter, is dedicated to the history of the Jewish community in Prague while other popular museums and galleries in Prague include the Mucha Museum, the Czech Museum of Music, and the Prague City Gallery. Allow the group to be transported to some of these popular sites by vintage car, by boat or by a privatized historical tram.
Prague has rich culinary traditions and there are a number of foods that are associated with the city. Czech dumplings, or knedliky, are a staple of the area. Other popular dishes are roasted pork with sauerkraut, goulash and a favorite dessert is Trdelnik, a warm pastry on a stick, rolled with sugar and nuts and other various sweet toppings. Of course, Czech beer is recognized as some of the finest in the world.
The city is home to several upscale shopping districts, where visitors can find a range of high-end products including Czech crystal glassware, Bohemian garnet jewelry, and marionettes. Na Prikope Street and Wenceslas Square are two of the city’s most popular shopping districts.
The countryside surrounding Prague is dotted with charming towns and villages and beautiful natural areas. The region is known for its rolling hills, forests, and rivers, and it is a great place to go hiking, biking, or simply enjoy the outdoors. The Karlstejn and Konopiste Castles are known for their beautiful architecture, rich history and gardens and can be included as day trips for those that wish to venture outside of the city.
While in Prague, groups have a nice selection of luxury hotels in which to stay including the Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental, the Grand Mark, the Augustine and the new Andaz. These are all centrally located, allowing guests to explore many attractions in the city on foot when not taking part in a hosted activity. Two hotels on the horizon include the W Hotel, opening in 2023 and the Fairmont which will open in 2024.
Flights usually require a stop and take just over 10 hours from the United States’ east coast but once there, groups will find the location enchanting, and well worth the trip.