Prague & Czech Beads with Anna & Olga

Czech Republic

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Creative Adventures Tours
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Mar 15 - 22, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25
Prague & Czech Beads with Anna & Olga
Czech Republic

Creative Adventures Tours
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$1749
Deposit: $300
Mar 15 - 22, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Castles, Cathedrals & Riverboat Cruises:  Enchanting Prague including visits to Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Old Town, iconic Charles Bridge, The Jewish Quarter and a Vltava River dinner cruise. 

History, Art & Architecture: Outside of Prague, visit romantic Sychrov Castle and iconic Jested Tower. 

Bead & Glass Extravaganza! Visit the Museum of Jewelry and Glass, bead factories and warehouses, a glass factory, and a Christmas ornament factory. And shop directly with Jon's exclusive vendors - More beads than you can imagine 50%-80% lower than retail! 

Hur man registrerar sig på resan

Swedish instructions for our guests from Sweden:


 1. Gå till sidan https://creativeadventurestours.com/prague-czech-beads-with-anna-olga/ och klicka på knappen ”Register & pay online” (anmäl dig & betala online) en bit ner på sidan. 


2. En ny sida öppnas: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/prague-czech-beads-with-anna-olgacreative-adventures-tour-czech-republic-05419999 


3. Bläddra ner på sidan till ”Available packages” (möjliga val). Klicka på knappen ”Book now” (boka nu) bredvid det val du vill ha. a. ”Double rate – 2 people in a room” = del i dubbelrum. Man kan skriva vem man vill dela med senare. b. ”Single rate” = enkelrum. Priserna är $1749 resp. $2038. Man betalar ”Deposit: $300” (anmälningsavgift/deposition) direkt när man bokar, det går inte att registrera sig utan att betala depositionen. Beloppet är en delbetalning på resan samtidigt. 


4. När du har klickat på knappen ”Book now” så öppnas en ny sida:  


 5. ”Your Booking” – din bokning. På höger sida visas dina val och hur mycket resan kostar. OBS! För att få din rabatt på $100 så ska du fylla i den kod du fick i mailet från Creative Adventures Tour i rutan ”Discount code” (rabattkod) och trycka på knappen ”Apply” (lägg till). En grön ruta visas högst upp där det står ”Discount code applied successfully” (rabattkoden är godkänd). Personer som inte förregistrerade sig förut kan använda rabattkoden ”EARLYBIRD” fram till 15 augusti så får man $50 rabatt, men de kan inte använda din kod (det kontrolleras i efterhand av Creative Adventures Tour).


 6. ”Number of participants” – antal deltagare. Om du bara ska registrera dig själv så behöver du inte göra något. Om du ska registrera flera personer så behöver du trycka på pilen och välja fler deltagare. 


7. ”Select package” – välj paket. Det paket du valde nyss (del i dubbelrum/enkelrum) är ifyllt. Du kan ändra om du vill. 


8. ”Payment options” – betalningsval. Här ska du välja ett av två alternativ: a. ”Pay deposit” – betala anmälningsavgiften nu. Det återstående beloppet för resan ska betalas enligt nedan. Du kommer att få ett email med en länk att klicka på för att betala när de andra betalningarna ska göras. i. $300 – anmälningsavgift betalas i samband med bokning (detta är även en del av resekostnaden och räknas av på hela kostnaden) ii. $724.5 – första delbetalningen ska betalas senast 15 juli iii. $724.5 – sista delbetalningen ska betalas senast 15 december b. ”Pay full amount - $1749” – betala hela beloppet nu 


9. När du är nöjd med dina val trycker du på knappen ”Continue” (fortsätt). 


10. En ny sida öppnas:  


 11. ”Buyer information” – information om köparen. a. ”Checkout as a guest or Sign in with your WeTravel Account” – registrera dig som gäst eller logga in på ditt WeTravel-konto. Om du gjorde ett WeTravel-konto när du förregistrerade dig, klicka på den blå texten så får du fylla i mailadress och lösenord och klicka på knappen ”Sign in”. b. ”First name” – förnamn. c. ”Last name” – efternamn. d. ”Email” – email-adress. e. ”Confirm Email” – bekräfta email-adress. f. ”Create an account to easily make future payments” – skapa ett (WeTravel)-konto för att lätt göra framtida betalningar. Om du inte redan har ett WeTravel-konto rekommenderar jag att du kryssar i detta för att skapa ett. 


12. ”Participant information” – information om deltagaren. a. ”First name” – förnamn. b. ”Last name” – efternamn. c. ”Email” – email-adress. d. ”Middle name or initial – all names should be as shown on passport” – mellannamn eller initialer, alla namn ska skrivas som de ser ut i ditt pass. e. ”Preferred name IF different from first name as shown on passport” – tilltalsnamn om det inte är samma som det första namnet som finns med i ditt pass. f. ”Passport number AND expiration date – if applying for a new one enter APPLYING” – passnummer och utgångsdatum för ditt pass. Om du ska skaffa nytt pass kan du skriva APPLYING (söker nytt pass) istället för utgångsdatum. g. ”Birthdate” – födelsedatum. Du behöver inte skriva i hela personnumret. h. ”Cell phone number including country code” – Mobiltelefonnr inklusive landskod. För ett svenskt nummer är landskoden 0046 och sen tar man bort första nollan i mobilnumret. 0708-999999 ska alltså skrivas 0046-708-999999. i. ”Complete address – if outside of US, please include country” – Komplett adress. Skriv hela din adress och lägg till Sweden för Sverige. j. ”How did you hear about the tour?” – Hur hörde du talas om resan? Kryssa i Anna och Olga.  k. ”Notes to organizer – ie allergies or other information we should know, including roommate request if desired.” – Övrig information till resebolaget. Här kan du fylla i matallergier och annan viktig information, såsom namn på rumskompis att dela rum med. 


13. När du är nöjd med dina val trycker du på knappen ”Continue” (fortsätt). 


14. En ny sida öppnas: 


 15. ”Payment. All transactions are secure and encrypted” – Betalning. Alla transaktioner är säkra och krypterade. 


16. ”US Checking Account” –Detta val visas men går bara att använda om du har ett amerikanskt check-konto. Använd istället nästa val. 


17. ”Credit/Debit Card + 2,9% service fee” – Betalning via kort. $9 kommer att läggas till på grund av serviceavgiften (det går inte att komma ifrån den). Kryssa för detta val så visas raderna nedan: 

a. ”Name on card” – namn på det betalkort du vill använda. 

b. ”Kortnummer MM / ÅÅ CVC” – fyll i kortnummer, giltighetsdatum och CVC-kod. Här kan texten stå på svenska, det beror på dina datorinställningar. 

c. ”Billing address” – Adress till den som betalar 

i. ”Address Line 1” – gatuadress.

 ii. ”Address Line 2” – eventuell extra gatuadress. 

iii. ”City / Town” – postort.

 iv. ”Select State / Province” – välj stat/provins. Ignorera detta fält helt. 

v. ”Postcode” – postnummer  

vi. ”United States” – tryck på pilen för att få fram en lista på länder. Välj ”Sweden” istället. 


18. När du är nöjd med dina val, tryck på knappen ”Confirm Booking” (bekräfta bokning). 


19. En ny sida med följande text öppnas: ”You have booked your trip. Your receipt and booking details will be emailed to (your email address)” – Du har bokat din resa. Ditt kvitto och bokningsdetaljer kommer att mailas till (din email-adress). ”Message from your trip leader, Creative Adventures Tour. Welcome aboard the Prague and Czech Beads Trip with Anna & Olga! We look forward to travelling with you and showing you all the sites and beads galore in our favourite country. Please save this response email and use the link included to log into your account. Here’s wishing you beady dreams! Lisa & Jon Your Creative Adventures Team” Meddelande från din reseledare, Creative Adventures Tour. Välkommen ombord på resan till Prag med tjeckiska pärlor med Anna & Olga! Vi ser fram emot att resa med dig och visa dig alla platser och överflödet av pärlor i vårt favoritland. Vänligen spara detta svarsmail och använd länken nedan för att logga in på ditt konto.* Pärliga drömmar! Lisa & Jon Ditt Creative Adventures Team * Om du inte har skapat ett WeTravel-konto kommer (troligen) inte denna text. Det är allt! Översättning på övrig information kommer snart.  

What’s included

  • Vltava RIverboat Dinner
    Cruise. Dine in style and see Prague from this lovely vantage point. Includes music, a trip through the Vlata River locks and a lesson in Czech spirits. Na zdravi!
  • Charles Bridge
    Stroll across the iconic bridge. Maybe climb the tower for a small fee.
  • Prague Castle
    Stroll through the castle complex and take pictures of the iconic guards.
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
    Sprawling and towering over the castle courtyard, this majestic Gothic cathedral boasts intricate flying buttresses, gold inlaid mosaics and gorgeous stained glass windows. Entry if permitted.
  • Astronomical Clock
    Built in 1410. Third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one functioning. Be there to see it chime in the hour and watch the parade of apostles.
  • Petrin Lookout Tower
    View Prague's version of the Eiffel Tower. Sitting atop Petrin hill, the 200 step tower reaches the same height as it's famous original.
  • Prague Nightlife
    On your free evenings you can take in the Ballet, Opera or Marionettes, or just stroll the shops and restaurants.
  • Jewish Quarter
    Guided tour through the Jewish Museum and old cemetery as well as the Old New Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue with the names inscribed of 77,297 Holocaust victims from Moravia & Bohemia.
  • Sychrov Castle
    Guided tour. Once the summer residence of the Rohan family who escaped the French Revolution. It houses one of the largest collections of original oil painting of French aristocracy outside France
  • Jested Tower Funicular
    Ride to the top in the enclosed funicular to view 3 countries from 1 vantage point - Germany, Poland & CZK. Former Soviet communication tower and hotel to the Soviet elite.
  • Bead Factory Tour
    See first hand how the beads were made in this guided tour. You will stand right next to the people making the beads for a truly up-close experience. Maybe even have a sit in the vat of beads!
  • Christmas Ornaments
    Factory tour. See them blow the delicate glass ornaments, dip them in silver and apply the finishing touches. Then chose your favorites to purchase and take home.
  • Glass Factory Tour
    Not bead, but medical and decorative glass. This is BIG fire that roars. Men and women alike ooo and aww as they stand right next to the craftsman. The techniques are truly amazing!
  • Bead Shopping!
    Several chances to purchase beads at up to 80% off. We are the only tour company that allows you to go in and shop at importer prices due to Jon's unique relations with his vendors.
  • 2 Classes
    With Anna or Olga. You will spend 3 evenings (1 short project & 1 long project) working on a specially created project for this trip.
  • 7 nights hotel
    3 in Prague, 3 in Liberec & 1 at the Prague airport in quality 3 & 4 star hotels.
  • 11 Meals
    7 full Czech breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Luxury Motor Coach
    Transportation to all our destinations. (Note: within Old Town Prague no vehicles are permitted. Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock, and Jewish Quarter will all be on foot.)
  • Panoramic Tour
    Bus tour of parts of Prague outside Old Town, including the dancing building, the old Soviet stadium, breathtaking views of Prague from above and the "ugliest tower in the world."
  • Admission
    All sites include admission unless described as view.
  • Creative Adventures Tour
    Guide. We are with you every step of the way to ensure that things go smoothly.
  • All meals not listed
    You are free to choose from a variety of restaurant options where we visit.
  • Airfare
    Fly on your own from anywhere in the world. We are happy to help you book your airfare. Just ask!
  • Suggested Extras
    Prague Ballet or Opera, or tour of Terezin or Pilsner Brewery. We are happy to book these for you if you like. We will offer an optional tour to Terezin or Pilsner about 6 months before. the tour.
  • Tips & Gratuities
    Discretionary if you wish to reward good service from our drivers and guides.
  • Porterage
    If you need help with your luggage, please notify us in advance for porterage arrangements.

Available Packages

Double Rate - 2 people in a room
$1749
Deposit: $300
Single Rate
$2038
Deposit: $300
$1749
Deposit: $300

Double Rate - 2 people in a room

Itinerary

Complete Tour Agenda
Prague and Beads! Day by Day

Tentative Daily Agenda (While the features of your tour will not change, the arrangement of them could. We reserve the right to move things around in order to accommodate necessary scheduling with exhibits and vendors.)


Sun, Mar 15:  Arrive at Prague airport on your morning flight. Choice of self-transfer or arranged transfer to hotel. After check-in and lunch on your own, you will enjoy a Meet & Greet with a light aperitif before heading out to check out Prague. Our first adventure will involve a 1.5 hour walking adventure in Old Town Square where we will watch the Astronomical Clock chime in the hour as it has for centuries. After some free time to shop, you will have the choice of walking back to the hotel with us, or staying in the area for more exploring on your own. In the evening we catch the shuttle to dinner on our Vltava Riverboat Cruise where we can mingle, learn how to drink Czech liquor. (D)


Mon, Mar 16:  Enjoy your included breakfast at the hotel, then we depart for a panoramic bus tour of Prague. We will leave the bus to walk the grounds of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. (Approx 1.5-2 hrs walking) Just above the castle we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Below the castle you can choose to take the provided bus back to the hotel or walk with Jon through the picturesque Vojanovy Sady gardens, home to the beautiful white peacocks. We return to the hotel with a couple of hours to have dinner at any of the myriad of restaurants near our hotel. For beaders you will enjoy your first class with Anna or Olga tonight. For everyone else the evening is free to relax or take advantage of some of Prague’s nightlife activities including the Prague Opera or Ballet, or the Prague Marionette Theater, or Black Light Theater. (Click the links for an up-to-date listing of shows). (B, L) Check out these videos! Black Light Theater Video, Marionette Theater Video


Tue, Mar 17:  Breakfast at the hotel. We will begin the day with a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter where you will learn the history of the Holocaust in the Czech Republic and see 4 beautiful synagogues including Pinkas Synagogue where the names of 77,297 souls lost in the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia are inscribed. That afternoon is free for you to just relax, spend time shopping or choose from 2 optional excursions on your own: Terezin, the children’s concentration camp, or Pilsen Brewery. (Check out this Video) (B)


Wed, Mar 18: Breakfast at hotel. Before we leave Prague, we’ll enjoy one more morning exploring on our walk to the Charles Bridge (Check out this video). There you will have time to explore the shopping, views of the city and even go up inside the tower if you would like. (1.5- 2 hours walking.) Grabbing lunch-to-go on the way back to the hotel, we board the bus, wave goodbye to Prague, and head for our guided tour of Sychrov Castle. Late afternoon we check into our hotel in Liberec where you can enjoy dinner at our hotel or any of several local restaurants. (B)


Thu – Sat, Mar 19-21:  Breakfast each day at hotel. (These mornings will begin a little earlier in order to ensure that we can see production at the factories before they leave for lunch.) Over the next 3 days we will tour glass bead factories, a glass factory, a Christmas Ornament factory, the Glass Museum, the School of Glass, and watch a glass blowing demonstration all in the Jablonec nad Nisou region with time to shop at each one. You will also enjoy shopping in 2 wholesale bead warehouses and several smaller bead and glass shops and a Christmas Ornament shop. Saturday, after a trip up to Jested Tower, we will enjoy a farewell dinner of traditional Czech food.  (3B, L, D)


Sun, Mar 22:m Breakfast at hotel. Our airport hotel is connected to the airport by a covered walkway and easily within walking distance, in order to provide you the convenience of departing when you wish. We recommend 2.5 hrs before flight time for international flights at Prague airport.  Šťastnou cestu! (Good travels!)(B)

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