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Baroque riches, former nations and a vital center of Jewish heritage.
Spend a day in the Czechoslovakian
First Republic - the period when
the newly formed nation saw a
flourishing of culture and industry.
Start with a ride on a vintage
tram with an accordionist playing
traditional folk tunes, rolling
along past the National Theater
and Old Town. At the Municipal
House, learn the stories of Czech
history through its allegorical
mosaics and sculptures. End at
the modernist Villa Müller, whose
boxy shape belies elegant interiors.
Clockwise from top:
Bridges over Danube,
Prague; Strahov Monastery
Today, Prague's Jewish Quarter
is managed as the Prague Jewish
Museum. Its six synagogues,
including the Jewish Ceremonial
Hall, and cemetery offer an
invaluable look into the city's
history. Explore the district as part
of a ten-day Jewish heritage tour
that includes Warsaw, Lódz,
Wroclaw and Krakow in Poland,
before ending in Prague. You'll
discover beautiful synagogues and
towns, and take sobering visits to
Auschwitz and Terezin, two WWII
Nazi concentration camps, the
latter located outside of Prague.
Enjoy quiet contemplation among
the leather-bound volumes of
Prague's baroque Strahov
Monastery library, under the
watchful eyes of the liturgical
figures in the ceiling frescoes.
Normally closed to visitors, this
exclusive experience is possible
on a ten-day private tour from
Budapest to the Czech Republic.
You'll also visit the picture-perfect
town of Ceský Krumlov.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.