Business & Economics Trips to Prague
Prague's transition to privatisation and the free market has been smoothed by foreign investment and a thriving tourist industry. Many international companies have based their European headquarters here, which offers a diverse range of businesses for your students to visit. Compare and contrast the hi-tech production facilities of car giants like Skoda with the local artisan glasswork industry for which Bohemia is renowned. Complement these technical visits with a seminar at the CERGE institute for an experts insight into Prague's economic development, or a tour of one of the cities many breweries and distilleries.
With a UNESCO listed Old Town, atmospheric gothic architecture Prague has everything you need to create a memorable Business school trip that will enhance your students studies.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Understanding the nature and purpose of Business
- Understanding management, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- International trade and the global economy
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Depart UK airport for flight to Prague||Transfer to your accommodation||Take a Guided Walking Tour and evening meal|
|2||Visit to Skoda Car Plant||Visit to Staropramen Brewery||Evening meal and Ice Hockey Match|
|3||Visit to Power Station||Economics lecture at CERGE Institute||Evening meal followed by a cruise on River Vltava|
|4||Visit to Ruckl Glass Factory||Transfer to the Airport for return flight||Arrive UK and return to school|
|Morning||Depart UK airport for flight to Prague|
|Afternoon||Transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Take a Guided Walking Tour and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to Skoda Car Plant|
|Afternoon||Visit to Staropramen Brewery|
|Evening||Evening meal and Ice Hockey Match|
|Morning||Visit to Power Station|
|Afternoon||Economics lecture at CERGE Institute|
|Evening||Evening meal followed by a cruise on River Vltava|
|Morning||Visit to Ruckl Glass Factory|
|Afternoon||Transfer to the Airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK and return to school|
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Reasons to Visit
Skoda Car Plant
The visit begins with a video presentation on the history of the company and then continues with a visit to the Skoda Museum, built in an old factory building to commemorate the Centenary of the company. The group will be shown the design process and see how a car is made. The visit continues with a chance to view the production plant itself. From a raised viewing platform you can usually see both the engine assembly plant and the final assembly line.
Visit to the Staropramen brewery for a guided tour of the production process followed by a tasting. The group will have the opportunity to see the storage of the raw materials and the fermentation process (at a controlled temperature) in both open tanks and closed vats. The guide will then describe the canning and barreling processes. During the tasting session, the guide will talk about the background of the brewery, export opportunities and the company's take over by another Belgian brewery.
An economics lecture at the CERGE Institute can be arranged. The presentation begins with a basic introduction to the Czech Republic, including an historical overview. It continues with an explanation of the political system, the economic development, Gross Domestic Product, sector shares, State budgets, inflation, unemployment and import/export. At the end of the presentation, a question and answer session will be possible.
Ruckl & Sons Glassworks
A private company with a long term tradition of lead crystal production, offering tours of the glassworks with a professional explanation of the operations. During the excursion students will get to know the individual stages of producing glass crystal by hand, i.e. the furnaces, processing, designing and polishing. A great example of a traditional artisan industry.
In spring 2003, the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant became the largest power resource in the Czech Republic. Your visit to the Information Centre will start with a short film. You will be met by your guide, and by way of computer presentations and animations, be shown the nuclear power plant function, its main facilities, and the basics of reactor physics and safety.
Prague Airport Tour
During tours of Václav Havel Airport students will get behind the scenes to see the operational areas usually hidden from travellers. Group tours are always catered to the age and interests of its participants with students able to see dispatch areas, learn about the runway system and get in close proximity of aircraft.
Toyota, Peugeot, Citroen Automobile Factory Tour
Students will be able to see how many people, machines and processes are needed so that a steel metal plate is transformed into a reliable car. Tours consist of a video presentation about construction, production and life at TPCA followed by a tour of the production halls on electrical trains and a question and answer session. The plant is located outside Prague.
U Fleku Brewery
The most famous Prague beer cellar, U Fleku, was founded in 1499 and is mentioned in many tourist guidebooks. This complex of several historical pubs (total capacity of approx. 1100 seats) is supplied by its own ancient brewery, which produces the unique dark FLEKOVSKÉ beer. A visit will give an insight into the brewery with a tasting and information about this important entertainment and gastronomic centre.
Guided Sightseeing Tour of Prague
This half day guided walking tour takes students through the historical Old Prague and shows all the main sights such as Prague Castle, Lesser Town, Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, old Town Square, Little Square and Wenceslas Square. The guide will explain about the history of all the sights and give general information.
Prague Castle Tour
Prague Castle should be the number one tourist destination for any school trip to Prague. It resembles a small town itself as it is the largest ancient castle in the world, measuring a whopping 570m long and on average 128m wide. The Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of the Czech Republic all used the castle as a place of work.
Jewish Quarter Tour
A guided tour of the Jewish quarter shows the history of the area and the heart of the Old Town, the Old Cemetery, the synagogues and the Golem. The guide will explain about the history of the Jews since the 2nd World War. The tour includes entrance to the Maisel, the exhibition space and depository of Jewish Museum.
River Cruises on Vltava River
Many of Prague's famous sights border the river so a river cruise is a great way to see the city. Attractions include Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Prague Parliament, the National Theatre and Vysehrad Fortress. A one hour cruise is a great sightseeing option or take a two hour cruise with buffet dinner as an evening activity.
Ice Hockey Match
Czech ice hockey is among the world's best, and though the nation's superstars mostly play in the North American National Hockey League, the domestic O2 Extraliga offers the ice hockey experience at great value prices and is a great way to entertain your students in the evening.
Black Light Theatre Show
Language barriers are not a problem with this typically Czech art form, as most of it is pantomime. It is played out in a varied programme of shows and takes the audience on a path from total darkness to vivid lights and colours in the extreme. The intense darkness of black theatre adds to the fantasy.
Day Trip to Kutna Hora
This medieval town is located 80km to the east of Prague, and was historically the richest Czech medieval town. Kutna Hora is UNESCO listed with its many church buildings, and the mint established their coined Czech groschen here and students can savour this and purchase the coins.
Day Trip to Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary is a scenic spa town situated 120km west of Prague. The healing spring waters of the Hot Spring Vridlo are renowned for treating a range of ailments. The town also has a theatre, art galleries, casinos and the Museum of Glass and China.
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What You Say
We were very happy with support we received. There is not much to improve really. Galway Business School
The Economics lecture at the CERGE institute was very good- it's one of the best we've had- it was perfectly pitched for our students and we really enjoyed it. Always enjoy Skoda visit. Always happy with the service and tour that we receive. The Kings (The Cathedral) School