Pre and Post-Congress Tours

Karlovy Vary and Moser Factory Tour

Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 -19:00
Meeting point and tour end: Pyramida Hotel
Price: € 68,00
Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, admission fee to Moser factory, lunch
Minimum persons: 10 people

This day trip takes you to the most famous spa town in the West of Bohemia - Karlovy Vary. Karlovy Vary was founded in 14th century by King Charles IV. These spa treatments are well known for a lot of health problems. You can try water from twelve medicinal thermal springs and visit the distillery Jan Becher, where you can taste the excellent product "Becherovka" - known as the 13th spring of Karlovy Vary. You can admire beauty of historical and modern colonnades and buy typical souvenirs such as wafers, glass, porcelain, and Moser glass.

  

Karlštejn Castle Tour

Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 -15:00
Meeting point and tour end: Pyramida Hotel
Price: € 60,00
Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, admission fee to the castle, lunch
Minimum persons: 10 people

Karlštejn Castle is one of the most visited castles in Czech Republic. Built by Charles IV between 1348 and 1355 it originally served to safeguard the imperial and royal treasure and the Crown jewels and served also as the archive of state documents. This gothic castle, enchanting you with its monumental architecture is situated about 38 km southwest of Prague. After climbing the hill, an hour lasting tour of the interiors awaits you. Your guide will acquaint you with not only the history of the castle, but also with the life of Charles IV and fine arts during his reign.

  

Konopiště Castle Tour

Date: August 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 -15:00
Meeting point and tour end: Pyramida Hotel
Price: € 68,00
Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, admission fee to the castle, lunch
Minimum persons: 10 people

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 Lobkovicz. In 1887 the castle with the whole domain was bought from Lobkovicz 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 (aprox 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. 

  

Kutná Hora – UNESCO TOUR

Date: August 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 -15:00
Meeting point and tour end: Pyramida Hotel
Price: € 56,00
Price includes: transfers, English speaking guide, admission fee to St. Barbara Cathedral and Ossuary, lunch
Minimum persons: 10 people

Kutná Hora, a medieval centre of silver-mining was the second richest town of Bohemian Kingdom. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved structure of town centre reflexes its ancient fame and wealth until present. During your walk in Kutná Hora you will visit the Gothic St. Barbara Cathedral and Italian Court - originally a Royal Mint. You will no less admire the other beautiful Gothic, renaissance and baroque burgher houses or the unique stone well from 15th century. You also will visit one of the most interesting burial places in the world called Kostnice (Ossuary) in a small nearby village Sedlec. This chapel is decorated by more than 40 000 human bones, including e.g. a chandelier or the coat-of-arms of the noble family Schwarzenberg. Kutná Hora town has been registered at UNESCO heritage list since 1995. 

  

Cancellation Conditions

The Congress Secretariat must be notified in writing about any cancellation. The appropriate refunds will be made after the Symposium.
The following cancellation conditions will be applied:
Cancellations received by June 10 , 2017 - full refund less 20% administrative charge
Cancellations received from June 17, 2017 – no refund