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Nestled in the heart of Central Europe, the Czech Republic is a beautiful country with a rich music history, delicious and hearty cuisine, well-preserved historic cities and castles, and a long tradition of festivals. Its gorgeous capital city, Prague, dates back 1100 years and has preserved the structure of its development until present times. Additionally, the heart of the city, Old Town Square, is a fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, being home to world-class composers, such as Dvorak, Smetana, and Janacek, the Czech Republic is a must-do for any musician!
From Bohemia to Moravia to the magnificent capital city of Prague, these itineraries highlight the best that the Czech Republic has to offer!
Dive deep into the culture and traditions of the Czech Republic in this 9-day itinerary which includes the fascinating regions of Moravia and Bohemia before spending the last part of the tour in the incredible capital city of Prague!Full Itinerary
In this 9-day itinerary, you'll start in the music capital of Vienna, then make your way through beautiful Southern Bohemia before ending the tour in Prague. It's a perfect mix of world-class music cities coupled with the fantastic Czech countryside.Full Itinerary
This tour takes you through the most beautiful cities of Central Europe; Prague, Kraków, and Budapest. Explore these regions which were under the communist block and have since flourished with rich music traditions, culture and cuisine!Full Itinerary
In addition to its famous capital city of Prague, the Czech Republic offers many other important cities to visit for a musician. From Bohemia, with its dreamy and perfectly preserved towns such a Cesky Krumlov, to Moravia, with its beautiful cities such as Olomouc, there are endless options for a wonderful itinerary just within the Czech Republic or as a combination with another country, such as Austria, Germany, Hungary, or Poland!
Arguably one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe, Prague is truly the perfectly preserved jewel of the Czech Republic. Here, you can visit a variety of cultural attractions such as the 14th century Charles Bridge and the immense Hradcany Castle complex with its Archbishop's Palace, narrow alleys and Golden Lane, the legendary den of medieval alchemists. Prague is also in the perfect location to create a combo itinerary with other cities like Vienna, Salzburg or Cesky Budejovice.
Ceske Budejovice is the largest city in South Bohemia and sits in the valley of the Vltava river. It is well-known for its long history of brewing beer dating back to the 13th century and was even the imperial brewery for the Holy Roman Emperor! If you're having trouble pronouncing Budejovice, just call the city Budweis for short.
The largest Moravian city in the Czech Republic, Brno has many attractions that can be visited such as the špilberk castle/fortress, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and the Veveří Castle by the Brno Dam Lake. The most interesting cultural tradition is its fireworks competition, the Ignis Brunensis which lasts for two weeks at the end of May to early June bringing in thousands of visitors daily.
This World Cultural Heritage City is the renaissance and baroque jewel of central Europe! The town dates back to the 13th century and was an important trading center in Bohemia. A visit to Cesky Krumlov is not complete without entering inside its stunning castle. Perhaps in the months of June-September, you may also wish to attend an opera at the famous Revolving Theatre!
This lovely city in the heart of Moravia is best known for its incredible Holy Trinity Column, the largest Baroque sculptural group in the Czech republic and on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list! This city is a great place to stay when visiting other important places in Moravia, such as the Kromeriz Palace, Litomysl for the Smetana Festival or even Brno!
The Czech Republic offers a wide-variety of venues, from world-class orchestral halls, such as Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum and Smetana Hall to wonderful choral venues such as Church of the Holy Savior in Prague, to spectacular palaces such as Kromeriz.
This church, located just off the Old Town of the city, is the largest Protestant church in Prague. It was originally built in Gothic-Renaissance style in the early 1600's and has been reconstructed several times to its current glory. It is a wonderful venue for choral music and there are many concerts which take place in this very special venue.
This gorgeous baroque-style church right in the Old Town Square of Prague, was completed in 1735. The interior was inspired by the chapel of St. Louis-des-Invalides in Paris. Its prime location in the heart of the main square makes it a wonderful place to hold concerts and attract large audiences.
This magnificent Roman Catholic cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and is part of the Prague castle. It's an excellent example of Gothic architecture and can be seen rising above the hill overlooking Prague. While the cathedral does not offer any opportunities for concerts, high quality choirs with liturgical repertoire do have the opportunity to sing Mass here upon approval, which is an incredible experience!
This charming, 19th century theater located in the small spa town of Trebon in Southern Bohemia is a very special and intimate venue, perfect for orchestras, bands, or choirs. It is located in the heart of this picturesque town, which gives performers the opportunity to walk around and explore the main square with its pastel colored houses and parks nearby before or after the concert.
Dating back to 1497, this incredible palace located in Moravia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains an elaborate hall which is perfect for concerts. The acoustics and set up of the hall are fantastic for any type of ensemble and therefore the castle often hosts performances here. Interiors of the palace were extensively used in the filming of the movie "Amadeus" as a stand-in for the Hofburg Palace in Vienna as the palace is a beautiful example of Baroque style architecture.
Every June and July, orchestras at a very high level will have the opportunity to perform in the covered courtyard of Litomysl Chateau as part of the Smetana Festival, in honor of Litomysl's most famous resident. Dating back to 1949, it is the second oldest music festival in the Czech Republic and draws crowds from all over Europe. The chateau itself is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, therefore performing as part of this festival is a fantastic opportunity for orchestras.
This beautiful Neo-Renaissance Hall in the heart of Prague is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe. Built in the late 1800's, the structure contributed greatly to the development of Czechoslovakia as it housed the seat of the state parliment during the world wars. Today, not only is it home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra but it is host to many classical concerts and is one of the main venues of the Prague Spring International Music Festival. It's excellent acoustics make it a wonderful venue for symphony orchestras.