Sports Tours to Prague
Posted on September 14, 2016
Nicknamed the “City of a Hundred Spires” Prague is a hugely popular destination for any type of traveller. Whether you are looking for sport, history, culture, a packed itinerary or a few lazy days soaking up the city, Prague has it all. Known for its picturesque Old Town, Prague’s historic centre is a maze of narrow, winding, cobbled streets packed with ancient buildings, churches and statues. The Old Town Square, a large, open piazza framed by Romanesque, colourful Baroque and Gothic style buildings is home to the famous medieval Astronomical Clock, the oldest still in operation where crowds gather to watch its hourly performance. Wander past the museums, shops and cafes, the longstanding buildings casting their cooling shadows onto the narrow tracks until you reach the river.
The other side of the Vltava River, situated upon a hill, Prague Castle and St. Vitnus Cathedral dominate the skyline while the renowned Charles Bridge, lined with statues of 30 Saints occupies the foreground. Cross the Charles Bridge and stop to take in the sounds of the local gypsy bands playing traditional, foot tapping tunes while browsing the artisan jewellery and art stalls. Saunter up the cobbled hill sprinkled with chocolate shops and charming cafes towards the castle and from the top take in the sights over the city sprawling beneath you. Spend a morning exploring what the Guinness Book of World Records has declared the largest ancient castle in the world before descending the steep staircase back down into the city.
An ideal destination for School Sports Tours, Prague enables you to create the perfect programme focusing on sport while also allowing the students to travel and expose themselves to a different culture through sightseeing and a variety of excursions. Prague is an excellent choice, particularly for Lacrosse and Rugby Tours, two ever increasing sports in both strength and popularity.
Despite this being a capital city, as you stroll along the river or through its meandering lanes, its’ relaxed atmosphere consumes you. With its friendly locals and clean, open spaces, whether you enjoy a boat cruise, people-watch from the square, visit the museums or sit by the river enjoying a glass of the finest Czech beer, this pretty city is one not to be missed.