As Milena Grenfell-Baines continues her 90th birthday celebrations join her in Prague for a unique visit to this glorious city and share her insight to the city she was forced to flee in 1939. We stay for six nights at the 5* art-deco gem Hotel Imperial and have performances with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech National Opera as well as visits outside of the capital. We will also have a private recital with a young musician who has been important in Milena's life.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we have had to reschedule our visit from June 2020 to late March 21. We have a very limited number of places available (27th April) so please email email@example.com to secure a place. This promises to be a very special visit to Prague and the Czech Republic in the company of Milena with Ken Grundy as Tour Manager.
We have thought a great deal about our hotel for this visit and have settled on the beautifully restored 5* art-deco gem Hotel Imperial situated just off Republik Square and 400 metres from the Powder Tower and Smetana Hall. The hotel opened in 1914 and enjoyed a glorious history until WWII. From 1948 - 1989 it was run by the Trade Union Association of the Communist Party for their 'preferential' clients. Between 2005 - 2007 it was completely restored to its original glory and we are sure you will be delighted with it. Pictured left is the hotel in 1989 (black & white) and the Imperial Cafe now. You can see a full selection of photographs of the hotel with this link:
Full buffet breakfast is served at the hotel each morning and five dinners & suppers with wines are included (so every evening except one) during our stay.
During our stay we will have three mornings of organised visits in Prague - our first to the Old Town; our second to the Castle and 'Lesser Town' and our third to the historic Jewish area of the city and the Jerusalem Synagogue. We will spend two days travelling outside of Prague with visits to three Unesco World Heritage gems of the country: the beautiful town of Telč on the border of Moravia & Bohemia and finally the wonderfully restored town of Litomyšl, birthplace of Bedřich Smetana.