Central Europe: Architecture

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Length

14 days

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Price

$3,050

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Destinations

Berlin, Prague, & Vienna

This 14 day program offers an extensive and in-depth look into “The Heart of Europe’s” diverse architectural styles. With architecture tours in Berlin, Prague, and Vienna, students will be able to visit some of the world’s most famous buildings, castles, and churches while learning about the major architecture and art movements from the 1500s to modern day.

Students can see a large variety of historic styles, including Baroque and Gothic, while also visiting more modern architectural marvels such as the famed Dancing House in Prague.

In Berlin, we dive into history and visit the Holocaust Memorial, Hitler’s Bunker, The Berlin Wall, and more. Later we learn about Berlin’s colorful art scene, finding street art and graffiti, visiting the East Side Gallery, and touring Berlin’s Alternative Districts.  

All 3 cities offer amazing looks into Central European architecture, and a great locations to see centuries’ of styles on display while learning more about the region’s dramatic past.

Program includes

  • 12 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Architecture Walking Tours
  • Holocaust Memorial & Berlin Wall
  • Bauhaus Archive
  • Berlin Street Art Tour
  • Urban Nation
  • Prague Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock
  • Prague Castle Hill
  • Kutna Hora Walking Tour

Itinerary

DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Berlin, Germany

DAY 02– Berlin

  • Arrive in Berlin, Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 03– Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlin Historical & Cultural Walking Tour: Brandenburg Gate, Site of Hitler’s Bunker, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin Wall, Pariser Platz, Luftwaffe HQ, Bebelplatz, TV Tower, Book Burning Memorial, & Humboldt University
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Bauhaus Archive
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04– Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlin Architecture Walking Tour
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Berlin Architecture Walking Tour or Museum Visit
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05– Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlin Architecture Walking Tour
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Berlin Street Art Tour: Street Art, Graffiti, and Berlin’s Alternative Districts, Development of a Unique Art and Nightlife Culture After the Fall of the Wall and Reunification, Protests, Riots & Demos, Controversy, Gentrification and Urban Development, & East Side Gallery
  • Urban Nation
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06– Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Prague
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Prague Historical Walking Tour (with a focus on Gothic & Baroque Architecture): Prague Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock, View of Charles Bridge, House of the Black Madonna & Museum of Cubism, Church of Our Lady before Týn, View of Prague Castle, Rudolfinum – Czech Philharmonic, Old New Synagogue & the Golem, Art Nouveau Municipal House, St. Nicolas’ Church and the Old Jewish Quarter
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Prague Architecture Walking Tour
  • Palác Národní & Gehry Dancing House
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08– Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Prague Castle Hill Walking Tour: (with a focus on Renaissance Palaces and Post-Habsburg by Josip Plečnik): Prague Castle, Old Royal Palace, Malá Strana–the Lesser Quarter, Hradčany–The Castle District, St. Vitus’ Cathedral, St. Nicholas’ Church, History of Dukes, Kings, and Emperors, St George’s Basilica, The Deer Moat, The Black Tower, The Last Judgment Mosaic, & The Czech President’s Residence
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Prague Architecture Walking Tour
  • Projektil Architekti’s National Technical Library
  • Šrámkova’s Faculty of Architecture
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 09– Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Prague Architecture Walking Tour: Urbanism and Architecture of Prague in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century– Art Nouveau, Czech Rondo Cubism, Czech Modernism, Purism (Janák, Loos, Gočár), Eclecticism and Growth of New Districts
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Prague Architecture Walking Tour, including Villa Müller
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 10– Kutna Hora/Prague

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Kutna Hora
  • Kutna Hora Walking Tour: Former financial capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, The Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Chapel), Chandelier and Coat-of-Arms Made of Human Bones, Saint Barbara’s Church, Life of Miners and Minters of the 15th Century, Hrádek Castle, The Hussite Wars, Bohemia’s Oldest Cistercian Monastery, Saint James’ Church, The Italian Court–Royal Mint, The Jesuit College, & St. Barbara Cathedral (Gothic)
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Return to Prague
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 11– Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Vienna
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Vienna Architecture Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 12– Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Vienna Architecture Walking Tour or Museum Visit
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Vienna Architecture Walking Tour or Museum Visit
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 13– Vienna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Vienna Architecture Walking Tour or Museum Visit
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Vienna Architecture Walking Tour or Museum Visit
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 14– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Vienna for Home

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