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Special tours and excursions

Special tours and excursions have been arranged exclusively for the Delegates and Accompanying persons at the 10th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic Structures.

A minimum number of participants is 15. Conference 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 Conference.

Booking in advance is recommended, on-site availability cannot be guaranteed.

For booking of tours please use the appropriate online form.

T1 - Prague Castle
Date:Friday, September 24, 2010; 14:00 – 17:00
Beginning:Kaiserstejnsky Palace
End:Prague castle area
Price pp:28 EUR
Price includes:Admission to the Prague Castle circle B and St. Vitus Cathedral, Eng. sp. guide, no transportation.
St. Vitus Cathedral

This half-day sightseeing tour to Prague Castle - the seat of the Czech President, includes admission to the Old Royal Palace with the Vladislav Hall, the seat of former Bohemian kings and to St Vitus Cathedral which originated from the 14th century. You will see St George’s Basilica, the Royal Garden and Golden Lane whose famous inhabitants included the writer Franz Kafka. You will have the opportunity to admire a variety of architectural styles showing the progress of European architecture throughout the centuries.

T2 - Prague´s Jewish Ghetto (Cancelled)
Date:Friday, September 24, 2010; 13:00 – 16:00
Beginning:Kaiserstejnsky Palace
End:Old Town
Price pp:45 EUR
Price includes:Admission to areas of the Jewish Quarter and the Old-New Synagogue, Eng. sp. guide, no transportation.
Jewish Quarter

This half-day walking tour will take you to the historical heart of the city – Old Town, which was settled more than 1000 years ago. The tour begins on the Old Town Square with beautiful houses, palaces and churches of various architectural styles and Prague’s famous astronomical clock. The tour continues to the Jewish Quarter. The story of Prague’s Jewish community can be traced back to the middle of the 10th century. This tour will visit the evocative Old Jewish Cemetery, which dates from the 15th century, Europe’s oldest Synagogue – the Gothic style Old-New Synagogue, the High Synagogue, the Town Hall, the Pinkas Synagogue and the Ceremonial Hall with its collection of children’s art from the Terezin concentration camp.

T3 - Boat Cruise with Coffee and Cake
Date:Friday, September 24, 2010; 14:00 – 17:00
Beginning:Kaiserstejnsky Palace
End:Old Town - close to Intercontinental hotel
Price pp:38 EUR
Price includes:Transfer from Kaiserstejnsky Palace to boat - short sightseeing during the transfer, 50-minute boat cruise, refreshments, Eng. sp. guide
Vltava river

This tour offers you the opportunity to observe Prague from the deck of a boat. The river cruise calms the psyche, evoking a romantic atmosphere and reviving one’s fantasies. During the cruise you will have the opportunity to admire Prague’s cultural, historical and architectural jewels such as Vysehrad Castle - the former seat of medieval Czech Kings, the National Theatre - the most important and lasting symbol of Czech culture and national spirit, Palace Zofin, Lichtenstejnsky Palace with its colonnade in Art-Nouveau style – unique in Europe, the Charles Bridge and, as well, the unmistakable, unforgettable panorama of Prague Castle for which Prague has become so well-known.
Having taken in all the history, you can further enjoy the tour by relaxing over coffee and cake, and some music on the river under the ancient stone abutments of Charles Bridge.

T4 -Prague´s Baroque (Cancelled)
Date:Friday, September 24, 2010; 13:00 – 17:00
Beginning:Kaiserstejnsky Palace
End:Prague castle area - Strahov
Price pp:40 EUR
Price includes:Admission to St. Nicholas Church, transfer from Kaiserstejnsky Palace to Prague castle area – Pohorelec, admission to Loreto Church and Strahov Monastery, Eng. sp. guide.
Old Prague

Prague’s architecture bears not only traces of the Gothic period, but also the heavy influence of the Baroque period, which contributed much to the present-day appearance of Prague. Baroque monuments can be found almost every step of the way in the city. This tour includes the former Strahov Monastery, which was founded in 1140 but reconstructed in the Baroque style in the 17th century. You will visit its remarkable interiors, including its Theological and Philosophical Halls. The tour also includes the Loreto Church, an entire complex that grew around the Santa Clara shrine and is one of the purest examples of Prague Baroque. Lastly, the tour will visit the Church of St. Nicholas, a landmark of the Lesser Quarter, which was designed by two of the most famous architects of Prague Baroque – Kristof Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignac.

Please read carefully the conditions on cancellation, changes and refunds.