Discover the storied past of the "Golden City" of Prague with its baroque churches and fairy-tale vistas, as you take guided tours of the city's highlights and enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

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 Vista of St. Vitus Cathedral at night  The legendary Charles Bridge, Prague  Hradcany Hill with St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague  Gothic mosaic facade, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague  The medieval astronomical clock, Old Town Square, Prague  Jewish Ceremonial Hall, now part of the Jewish Museum, Prague  The 13th-century Old New Synagogue, Prague  Prague's Old Town Square  Prague and the Vltava River and historic Charles Bridge   Panorama of Prague

Prague

A One-Week Stay in the Czech Republic

9 days from $4,190

Discover the storied past of the "Golden City" of Prague with its baroque churches and fairy-tale vistas, as you take guided tours of the city's highlights and enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

or Call 855-330-1542

May 12 - 20, 2017 Departure
Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a wide range of courses on the European world.  Most of his twelve books focus on the Austro-Hungarian empire, including the classic study of the Habsburg Monarchy 1618-1815.  The recipient of three Fulbright fellowships, he has spent five years working in several countries across Central Europe.  As a public historian he has given over a hundred public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and Central Europe, and been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).

Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2017 Departure
Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine is a scholar of the Renaissance and the baroque eras, yet as an art historian, her interests range from ancient to contemporary art.  In addition to her affiliation with the University of Maryland, she frequently presents lectures for museums and art institutions in the Washington D.C. area, including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian. Her publications include scholarly books and numerous articles in U.S. and international journals, as well as essays in exhibition catalogs.

A popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Aneta has led numerous journeys to France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to her art historical expertise, she brings a deep knowledge of the history, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Aneta is a native speaker of Macedonian and has working knowledge of several other European languages.

Sep 21 - 29, 2018 Departure
Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew

Hugh Agnew has been fascinated by the lands and peoples of Russia and Eastern Europe since he first walked into a Russian language class in 10th grade. Having decided as an undergraduate to major in History and focus on the region, he pursued doctoral study at Stanford and became a history professor. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the Russian Revolution, Europe from Cold War to Detente, the Habsburg Empire, and nationalism at Queen's University in Canada, the National University of Singapore, and (since 1988) at the George Washington University, where he is a member of the Institute for Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs. He is also Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the Elliott School. Agnew has published books on Czech history and many articles on aspects of East European history, the Habsburg Empire, and European history. His insightful talks on past Smithsonian Journeys throughout Eastern Europe have made him a favorite with Smithsonian travelers.