New York Times Journeys – Story of Prague: Remarkable Architecture & Food

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Explore the architecture and food of one of Europe’s most spectacular cities with a local guide by your side on a very special tour curated in partnership with The New York Times. Celebrate the mix of Gothic, Art Nouveau and Brutalist buildings in the city and go behind the scenes at the locals’ favorite Italian restaurant and learn about the many international influences that have contributed to Czech gastronomy over the years. Then taste delicious local cuisine, craft beer and Moravian wine at a trendy bistro. Our adventure will continue as we cross the river to explore a pretty, lesser known neighborhood with hidden cafes, jazz clubs and wine bars. Our final stop will be at a 17th-century villa turned museum to talk architecture, cinema and cake!

Architecture & Food Tour Highlights

  • Admire Prague’s underappreciated architectural beauty, ranging from ornate Gothic and Art Nouveau to the often-hard-to-digest Brutalism of the Communist era
  • Taste traditional, local food and discover the local and international influences that have combined over the years to make up what we know today as modern Czech cuisine
  • See where Mozart conducted the debut of his opera ‘Don Giovanni’
  • Take a tram across the river to stroll the attractive neighborhoods of Lesser Town and Kampa Island

New York Times Exclusives:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Access: Take a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour with a chef at La Bottega Linka, the newest addition to the restaurant empire of Riccardo Lucque
  • Hands-on Element: Write with a quill or have a go at printing books the old fashioned way like the nuns did at St. Agnes Monastery
  • Local Interactions: Take a tour with an expert through the Werich Villa, the former home of a Czech actor that now houses a museum and arts venue

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, beer or wine and skewer tastings, tram ticket, entrance to Voskovec & Werich exhibition, coffee and snack, family-style lunch.

Exclusions: Items of personal nature, additional food or drink, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details:

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: On the benches in front of the Church of Saint Castullus (Kostel sv. Haštala), Haštalské nám. 790/1, 110 00, Prague. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: Kampa Island, Malá Strana