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Day 1
19 September 2015

Arrivals

Arrive into one of the most historical city in Europe and the City of Spires – Prague.

Upon your arrival at Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG), our Meet & Greet staff will welcome you and bring you to the InterContinental Prague. Get settled and spend the afternoon at your leisure. You could venture the little streets around the hotel filled with boutiques and interesting architecture or simply rest and prepare for the celebrations ahead.

 

Welcome Dinner

Feast and drink with your fellow sales challenge winners over dinner.

Come together as winners of the sales challenge and join us as we celebrate your achievements in the last two quarters.


Day 2
20 September 2015

The Little Town of Cesky Krumlov

We begin our Bohemian adventure in a charming little town 2.5 hrs away from Prague, a little place called Cesky Krumlov.

This historical town has remained untouched and is our peek into the Czech Republic in the 19th century. It is here where we will spend the day.

 

A Quaint Little Town

A walk down its streets takes you straight back to the 19th century. Venture around this quaint little town filled with narrow cobblestone streets and patrician houses to experience the days of its colourful past.

 

The Home of Nobility

At the top of Cesky Krumlov is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.

This castle was first built in the 13th century and has served as a home to several noble families including the House of Rosenberg, the House of Eggenberg and the House of Schwarzenberg. This castle is known for its eclectic collection of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that fills its hallways.

After our adventure in the castle, we head back to the hotel for a quick freshen up before we head out for dinner.

 

Hergetova Cihelna

Situated right by the Vltava River, Hergetova Cihelna offers a picturesque view of Charles Bridge and Old Town. It's the perfect spot to have dinner and end our first day in Prague.


Day 3
21 September 2015

The City of Prague

This day is dedicated to the stunning city of Prague. Join us on a journey as we hear stories of this historical city and take a step into the past.

 

Prague Castle

Founded in 880, Prague Castle has become one of the key landmarks of this city. This castle is the largest castle complex in the world with an area of 70,000 square meters.

The castle is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic and for a brief period in time, it was also the seat of power of the Holy Roman Emperor.

We'll spend the afternoon visiting this historical castle, exploring St Vitus' Cathedral, the various courtyards of this complex and the famous Golden Lane.

 

Lunch at Mlynec

Sit by the river and enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Charles Bridge.

Lunch will be served at Mlynec, a restaurant that offers more than just stunning views, its modern interiors, excellent service and fabulous cuisine makes this restaurant one of Prague's finest.

 

Old Town Tour

Our day continues with a visit to the old town of Prague. Be amazed by the beautiful architecture that has been untouched since WWII. During our tour of old town, we will visit the city's old Municipal Hall, its coronation hall, the old Romanesque Houses that lie under the city, its famous astronomical clock and so much more.

After our visit of Old Town, we'll head back to the hotel for a quick freshen up before heading out for dinner.

 

Troja Chateau

For our final group dinner of the trip, we'll take you to Troja Chateau, a little palace built for the Counts of Sternberg in 15th Century.

The palace was designed by a French architect and its rooms are decorated with magnificent baroque Habsburg's apotehosis. It is a place that captures the heart of Prague and the venue of our final dinner together.


Day 4
22 September 2015

Discover Prague Your Way

On this day, we offer 3 options for you to discover Prague the way you want.

 

Option 1: Prague in a Mug

Go behind the scenes of and experience the making of the world's first pilsner beer – Pilsner Urquell.

On this track, you'll be taken to Pilsner Urquell's brewery where you will learn the history of this lager, the process taken to brew this beer as well as the secret ingredients used to create its light and colourful flavour. Besides a tour of the brewery, the track also offers a short beer tasting where you'll be able to savour the beer in its live form!

 

Option 2: The Art of Prague

For all avid photographers out there, here is a track for you!

Spend the day appreciating Prague's architecture with a professional photographer who will show you how best to capture its amazing architecture on photos. This track will highlight the city's Art Nouveau styled buildings as well as famous artists from that era.

 

Option 3: Discover Prague on Your Own (Free Time)

For those who would like to discover Prague on your own, select this option which will give you a free day to create your own Bohemian adventure.


Day 5
23 September 2015

Departures


Our time in Prague has come to an end.

Departure transfers will be arranged for those who are departing on the 23rd of September on our pre selected flights. Do look out for details of your transfer on your departure note.

Hotel Information

InterContinental Prague

Located on Prague's most famous and luxurious shopping boulevard 'Parizka' connecting the historical Old Town Square with the banks of the Vltava River, the InterContinental Prague is a truly exceptional Prague hotel.

Its exclusive accommodations provide the perfect base to explore the shops, restaurants, and architectural treasures that give this region its distinctive character.

For more information, click here.


Flight Patterns Into Prague, Czech Republic

Based on the
Arrival Date, 19 Sept 2015
Departure Date, 23 Sept 2015

*Actual flight booking subjected to availability at time of reservation

Hong Kong

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Hong Kong – Dubai Emirates EK 381 19 Sept 2015 0035 hrs 0420 hrs 4 hrs 45 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2345 hrs 3 hrs 35 mins
Dubai – Hong Kong EK 382 24 Sept 2015 0320 hrs 1525 hrs -

 

Taiwan (Taipei)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Taipei – Dubai Emirates EK 367 18 Sept 2015 2345 hrs 0415 hrs (+1) 4 hrs 50 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 4 hrs 35 mins
Dubai – Taipei EK 366 24 Sept 2015 0405 hrs 1640 hrs -

 

Singapore

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Singapore – Frankfurt Singapore Airlines SQ 26 18 Sept 2015 2355 hrs 0640 hrs (+1) 2 hrs 15 mins
Frankfurt – Prague Lufthansa LH 1392 19 Sept 2015 0855 hrs 0955 hrs
Prague – Frankfurt LH 1403 23 Sept 2015 0600 hrs 0710 hrs 5 hrs 25 mins
Frankfurt – Singapore Singapore Airlines SQ 25 23 Sept 2015 1235 hrs 0650 hrs (+1)

 

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
KL – Amsterdam KLM Airlines KL 810 18 Sept 2015 2320 hrs 0600 hrs 3 hrs 25 mins
Amsterdam – Prague KL 3121 19 Sept 2015 0925 hrs 1055 hrs
Prague – Amsterdam KL 3120 23 Sept 2015 0700 hrs 0835 hrs 3 hrs 10 mins
Amsterdam – KL KL 4123 23 Sept 2015 1145 hrs 0610 hrs (+1)

 

Indonesia (Jakarta)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Jakarta – Dubai Emirates EK 359 18 Sept 2015 0040 hrs 0535 hrs 3 hrs 30 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 4 hrs 40 mins
Dubai – Jakarta EK 356 24 Sept 2015 0410 hrs 1540 hrs -

 

Thailand (Bangkok)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Bangkok – Istanbul Turkish Airlines TK 69 18 Sept 2015 2330 hrs 0535 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 45 mins
Istanbul – Prague TK 1767 19 Sept 2015 0920 hrs 1105 hrs -
Prague – Istanbul TK 1772 23 Sept 2015 1445 hrs 1825 hrs 1 hr 40 mins
Istanbul – Bangkok TK 64 24 Sept 2015 2005 hrs 0925 hrs (+1) -

 

South Korea (Seoul)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Seoul – Dubai Emirates EK 323 18 Sept 2015 2355 hrs 0425 hrs (+1) 4 hrs 40 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 4 hrs 10 mins
Dubai – Seoul EK 322 24 Sept 2015 0340 hrs 1655 hrs -

 

Philippines (Manila)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Manila – Dubai Emirates EK 335 18 Sept 2015 2355 hrs 0420 hrs (+1) 4 hrs 45 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 4 hrs 05 mins
Dubai – Manila EK 332 24 Sept 2015 0335 hrs 1635 hrs -

 

Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Ho Chi Minh – Istanbul
(Via Bangkok)
Turkish Airlines TK 69 18 Sept 2015 1945 hrs 0535 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 45 mins
Istanbul – Prague TK 1767 19 Sept 2015 0920 hrs 1105 hrs -
Prague – Istanbul TK 1770 23 Sept 2015 1910 hrs 2250 hrs 2 hrs
Istanbul – Ho Chi Minh
(Via Bangkok)
TK 68 24 Sept 2015 0055 hrs 1720 hrs -

 

Vietnam (Hanoi)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Airlines VN 257 18 Sept 2015 1540 hrs 1745 hrs 2 hrs
Ho Chi Minh – Istanbul
(Via Bangkok)
Turkish Airlines TK 69 18 Sept 2015 1945 hrs 0535 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 45 mins
Istanbul – Prague TK 1767 19 Sept 2015 0920 hrs 1105 hrs -
Prague – Istanbul TK 1770 23 Sept 2015 1910 hrs 2250 hrs 2 hrs
Istanbul – Ho Chi Minh
(Via Bangkok)
TK 68 24 Sept 2015 0055 hrs 1720 hrs 2 hrs
Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi Vietnam Airlines VN 268 24 Sept 2015 1920 hrs 2125 hrs -

 

New Zealand (Auckland)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Auckland – Hong Kong British Airways BA 4550 18 Sept 2015 1330 hrs 2110 hrs 1 hr 55 mins
Hong Kong – London BA 26 18 Sept 2015 2305 hrs 0445 hrs (+1) 2 hrs 45 mins
London – Prague BA 854 19 Sept 2015 0730 hrs 1030 hrs -
Prague – London BA 861 23 Sept 2015 1715 hrs 1815 hrs 3 hrs 20 mins
London – Hong Kong BA 15 23 Sept 2015 2135 hrs 0505 hrs (+1) 4 hrs
Hong Kong – Auckland BA 7419 24 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1410 hrs -

 

Australia (Sydney)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Sydney – Dubai Emirates EK 419 18 Sept 2015 1845 hrs 0545 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 20 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 2 hrs 45 mins
Dubai – Sydney EK 414 24 Sept 2015 0215 hrs 2205 hrs -

 

Australia (Melbourne)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Melbourne – Dubai Emirates EK 407 18 Sept 2015 2125 hrs 0530 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 35 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 3 hrs 10 mins
Dubai – Melbourne EK 408 24 Sept 2015 0240 hrs 0100 hrs (+1) -

 

Australia (Perth)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Perth – Dubai Emirates EK 421 18 Sept 2015 2210 hrs 0520 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 45 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 3 hrs 25 mins
Dubai – Perth EK 420 24 Sept 2015 0255 hrs 1735 hrs -

 

Australia (Brisbane)

  Carrier Flight No. Date Departure Time Arrival Time Transit Time
Brisbane – Dubai Emirates EK 435 18 Sept 2015 2100 hrs 0520 hrs (+1) 3 hrs 40 mins
Dubai – Prague EK 139 19 Sept 2015 0905 hrs 1325 hrs -
Prague – Dubai EK 140 23 Sept 2015 1545 hrs 2330 hrs 3 hrs 15 mins
Dubai – Brisbane EK 432 24 Sept 2015 0245 hrs 0045 hrs (+1) -

General Information

About Czech Republic, Prague

Welcome to Prague, the largest city and the capital of the Czech Republic. It is a city that is uniquely preserved and a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This city is famously known as the Paris of Eastern Europe and rightly so. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, filled with many beautiful historical architecture, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th century Europe.

This September, discover this City of a Hundred Spires with us as we walk through historical Old Town and visit the historic Prague Castle.

 

Visa

Citizens of the following countries will require a visa to enter into Prague:

  1. Indonesia
  2. Philippines
  3. Thailand
  4. Vietnam

Should you need to apply for a visa or would like to verify that you do not require a visa to enter into Czech Republic, please contact the Cisco Sales Challenge Secretariat at +65 6391 0822 or email at ciscosaleschallenge@x-periencematters.com.

 

Currency

The official currency of the Czech Republic is Czech Koruna or Czech Crown (KC/CZK). Notes are in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 CZK and coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 CZK.

Although the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, the use of Euros is not common in this city. It is advisable to carry Czech Koruna with you at all times for your own convenience.

For more currency exchange information, please visit: www.xe.com/ucc/.

 

Taxes

In Prague, value-added tax (VAT) is added to the vast majority of goods and services, although this will be incorporated into the advertised price of the product or services. Depending on the product or service, the added-value tax is generally between 15 and 21 percent of the price.

Some stores are part of the 'Global Refund: Tax Free Shopping' scheme which allows shoppers to claim their tax before their departure, at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.

For more information on tax free shopping, please refer to the following link: http://www.prague.fm/customs-vat-refunds/.

 

Smoking

In the Czech Republic, there is a law restricting smoking. Smoking is prohibited in public areas (covered transportation platforms/stops – bus/tram stops, train stations, inside vehicles, cultural facilities, health care facilities). In restaurants, smoking is restricted, but not strictly prohibited. Smoking and non-smoking areas are marked and separated.

 

Tipping

It is usual to leave a tip, especially in restaurants. If you are satisfied with the service, feel free to leave a tip. If you decide to tip, the amount is usually 10% of the bill.

 

Electricity

Electricity throughout Prague is 230 volts, and two pin round plug is widely used in Prague. If you are traveling with electrical or electronic devices, be sure to bring a two round pin international adapter with you.

 

Language

The official language in the Czech Republic is Czech. It belongs to the group of West Slavic languages, like eg. Slovak or Polish. However, in tourist places, English is commonly used.

 

Business Hours

Shopping centres and department stores open 08:00/09:00 to 20:00/21:00/22:00.
Small shops open 07:00/08:00 to 18:00/19:00 while convenience stores until 22:00/23:00.

 

Cell Phone Usage

The international code for Prague is 420. In order to make international calls from Prague, first dial 00 (double zero), then the country code, the city code, and finally the telephone number.

When making domestic calls within Czech Republic, simply dial the nine-digit telephone number of the person you are calling.

Prepaid SIM Card for tourist can be purchase at all Vodafone Outlets.

 

Weather

In Czech Republic, the weather begins to cool down in September, when summer is merging into autumn. September is the best time to visit the Czech capital as the days are warm and nights cool.

Temperature
(in degree Celsius)
Average Minimum Temperature 9
Average Maximum Temperature 19

 

Attire

With mild daytime temperatures and cold evening temperatures, you'll need to bring along with you jackets to keep you warm in the evenings.

Comfortable walking shoes are also essential for this trip as most of Prague is filled with cobbled stone walkways and walking is the best way to move from place to place.

 

Time

Czech Republic's time zone is at GMT/UTC +2:00 hours.

You can check the time difference between your country of residence and Czech Republic at www.timezonecheck.com/.

 

To find out more about Prague, visit http://www.prague.eu/en

Event Photos


As a reminder of your success and experience in Barcelona, we have prepared a collection of photos which you can download from this link.