Tours and Social Events
To register for a pre-conference tour: Please follow this link and type in the email you registered with along with the confirmation code found in your confirmation email. Once you’ve logged in, select ‘Add Option’ below your registration details. You will enter the number of tickets you’re purchasing next to whichever tour you are adding. The total will populate on the bottom of the options. Please enter your credit card information in the space provided and click, ‘submit.’
Saturday, March 16
Walking Tour of Prague
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Enjoy a discovery tour of Prague entirely in English with a private guide. Quickly learn how to find your way in the city while falling under the spell of its two most colorful districts, the Old Town and the Malá Strana.
The tour will start at the hotel and a guide will lead you through the narrow passageways and streets of the age-old Old Town, where you can marvel at its most striking monuments: Baroque palaces, medieval churches, marketplaces... and of course the Old Town Hall with its renowned Astronomical Clock. Walking along the Royal Way, which will take you all the way to the colorful Kampa island and the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana in Czech), famed for its cozy atmosphere and its Baroque design. The average duration of the tour is 2-2.5 hours.
Dinner & Opera
Price: €65 (includes dinner and opera)
Time: 17:00 – 21:30
Enjoy a pre-theater dinner with fellow attendees at the U Medvídků restaurant, which will include a 3-course menu and 1 beverage. The dinner reservation is from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, and attendees are required to provide their own transportation to the restaurant. After dinner, take a 5-minute walk to the National Theater and enjoy Un ballo in Maschera Opera. More information on the opera can be found here. Sold Out
Sunday, March 17
Historical Tram Ride
Time: 10:30 – 12:45
Meet in the Grandior Hotel lobby to meet your group at 10:30 for a quick walk to board the VRMA Private Car on the Prague Historical Tram. A local guide will meet the group at the hotel to walk you to the tram and will provide commentary on the sites throughout the tour. The 90-minute Historic Tram ride will take you to see the National Theater, Prague Castle, National Museum, Mala Strana district, Venceslav Square, Kramář's Villa, Republic Square, Vyšehrad, the well-known bank of Vltava River called "Náplavka," and more. Only 23 spots available!
Boat Cruise on the Vltava River
Time: 13:00 – 15:30
Meet in the Grandior Hotel lobby to meet for a guided 30-minute walk through the streets of Prague by VRMA European Conference Co-Chair and local Prague resident, Eric Bordier. You will board VRMA's private boat at 14:00 for a relaxing 60-minute sail down the Vltava River. Listen to expert commentary as you view Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, the National Theater, and more sites on this small, personal cruise through Prague. The cruise includes a small refreshment on board and free entry to the Charles Bridge Museum. Only 30 spots available!
Brewery Tour & Tasting at Staropramen Brewery
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 (must arrive on own by 16:00)
Visit the traditional Czech Brewery, Staropramen, and experience an unforgettable journey that shares the secrets of Staropramen and how it has always been connected to the city. No visit to Prague is complete without flavoring the pleasantly smooth taste of Staropramen. Only 30 spots available!
Monday, 18 March
HomeAway Evening Party at Folklore Garden
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Please join HomeAway for an unforgettable night of Czech culture spent in a historic castle and folklore village near the heart of old Prague. An ensemble of dancers and musicians will entertain you in the beautiful, atmospheric Czech countryside while you partake in the traditional drawing and serving of unlimited wine using a special “koštýř.”
Note: Busses will depart from the Grandior Hotel at 18:30 and then will be returning back at 20:30, with the last bus leaving at 21:30.