Today your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby will and take you through Prague’s famous Jewish Quarter and the Old Town. You will tour the historic synagogues, including the stunning Spanish Synagogue and the ancient Old-New Synagogue, which was built in the late 13th Century, making it the oldest synagogue still in use in Europe. Legend has it that the Golem created by the Prague’s most famous rabbi, Rabbi Loew, is hidden in its attic. While in the Jewish Quarter, you may decide to visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, founded in the late 15th Century and still corresponding to its original medieval size. Over the centuries, more than 100,000 people are believed to have been buried here, the oldest tomb known being of the writer Rabbi Kara.
After your tour of the Jewish Quarter, your guide will take you into the famous Old Town Square, where you can see the Astrological Clock that has become the symbol of Prague. Be sure not to miss the fairytale-like Old Town Hall Tower (1364) that stands above Old Town Square- you can even go to the top of the tower for a splendid view over the district.
Finally, you will enter New Town- which is new because it was only founded in 1348! Here you can visit Wenceslas Square, were over the many centuries demonstrations of civil discontent have taken place. Next you may want to walk the coronation route of Czech kings, the Royal Way, now a bustling pedestrian street lined with buildings from many different architectural periods.
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After touring, a holocaust survivor will join you in a local café for coffee and snacks. This amazing survivor will give you insight into pre-war life in Prague, her life in the camp and the struggle for survival.
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Hotel: Four Seasons Prague, the Augustine or Kings Court