Depart the U.S.
for the Czech Republic. The particulars of your
arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Independent exploration of Prague
Upon arrival at the Prague
airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, you
must fill out a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives
are not allowed into the customs area. Also, make sure that your VBT luggage
tags are attached to your bags so that your representative can identify you.
Upon leaving customs, enter the arrival hall and look for
your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Your representative
welcomes you to Prague and helps you transfer via
taxi or van (approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic) to your Prague hotel. If your VBT representative is not immediately
in sight, there is a “Meeting Point Column” just outside of the Arrivals
gate. Please wait there, as the VBT
representative may be transferring with an earlier arrival. She should arrive
within 30 minutes of your scheduled arrival.
If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available
until 1:00 pm. You may store your luggage with the reception desk. The rest of
the day is free to relax or begin your exploration of the city with your
included 3-day Prague Transportation Pass.
At the hotel, our VBT Representative, Barbara, will be
available to offer information about getting around and about restaurants and
sites of interest. You will also have the option to book a walking tour of the
city (at an additional cost of approximately €22-28). Barbara's schedule varies and is dependent on
the group members' arrivals. Her actual schedule will be relayed upon arrival
VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel
Booklet that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do during
your stay in Prague.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Prague
unsurpassed culture and history. You may wish to visit Prague Castle,
the city's most popular site. Originally constructed during the ninth century,
the castle has been expanded over the centuries from a wooden fortress
surrounded by earthen bulwarks into an imposing citadel. Today, spread over 18
acres, it is the largest ancient castle in the world, averaging 1,870 feet (570
meters ) long and 420 feet (128 meters ) wide. Admire the classical Baroque
facade dating to the 18th-century reign of Maria Theresa and fascinating mix of
Also well worth a visit is the Jewish Quarter, “Josefov,” named
after the Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions
there. Located in the Old Town, the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague's former Jewish
ghetto. Since many Jewish people died during World War II or were forced by the
Communist regime to leave the country, the current Prague community numbers only 5,000 to 6,000
First recorded as early as 1091, the Old
Town is the oldest of Prague's towns. Its center, the Old Town Square, is
dominated by the Gothic-style
Church of Our Lady Before
Tyn and the Town Hall. You might also wish to explore the “New” Town, founded
in the 14th century.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Prague / Join VBT Air Package guests
Spend another day enjoying Prague.
VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.