School Trips to the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (otherwise known as Czechia) is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations due to its rich and diverse cultural history.

It’s this interesting past which makes the Czech Republic such a popular destination for school trips.  Now a member of the European Union, the country’s immediate past is born out of 40 years’ worth of communist rule and the Velvet Revolution which culminated in 1993. These days, Czechia is a fully developed nation with strong exports and a very bright future - in fact, the development of the country’s business centres makes it a fascinating visit for Business Studies classes.

History students will likely find the Czech Republic mesmerizing. As one example of the country’s rich past, it’s ancient tactically-important location gave rise to around 200 castles. Many with beautiful architecture and imposing spires, Czechia is regarded as having the highest concentration of these structures in the world.

Meanwhile, it’s capital city - Prague - is nicknamed ‘city of a hundred spires’ and is renowned for its enchanting  old town, supreme architecture, and appealing culture. Straight away, students will be struck by the contrast of old meets new as they see how quickly a medieval district can merge into a modern metropolis.

Yet, the Czech Republic doesn’t just appeal to history academics, those studying art or music are in for a treat as well. The host nation of choice for many of Europe’s cultural events, Prague has a wealth of theatres, concert halls, and music venues. It also holds regular festivals which are always worth seeing.

Consistently one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, the Czech Republic provides students with opportunities to experience a country of contrasts. The lessons learnt from this amazing nation will likely last a lifetime and should inspire your students to seek more from Europe.

If you would like to find out more information about organising a school trip to the Czech Republic, then we’d be happy to help. Simply call our team and we’ll tailor a trip to suit your needs.

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips to Prague

Music

Music

A concert tour to this beautiful city, with its marvellous cultural tradition, offers music groups the opportunity to perform in wonderful venues and settings. 

During a music concert tour to this picturesque destination,  your group will visit the splendid medieval squares, breathtaking Baroque churches and palaces, and intriguing streets with gift shops and street entertainers. With a inspiring venues, your group will enjoy a welcoming environment to perform in front of new audiences at prestigious venues.  together with a diverse range of visits to choose from, Prague is a perfect choice for music groups of all abilities.

Learn more about our music trips to Prague here

Religious Studies

Religious Studies

The wonderful medieval and baroque townscapes of this beautiful city have been the backdrop to some of the great events of history. Prague is one of the major centres of Judaism where a Jewish community can trace its roots for a thousand years.

Learn more about our religious studies trips to Prague here​


Czech Republic School Trip Experts

Hundreds of students travel with NST to the Czech Republic every year, and members of our team regularly visit the country to really get to know the ins-and-outs of each area, from logistics and visits to our range of student-friendly accommodation.

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs.

They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too. They’ll also be happy to discuss your programme of visits, offer an insight into your destination and suggest popular evening activities too.

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: 

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly 
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings 
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals 

 

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: 

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school 
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs 
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip 

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visit

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. 

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. 

Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking 
  • Tailor-make your tour 
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 

 

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Why choose NST...

Here's why hundreds of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of the Czech Republic to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters to support in-school promotion.

  • FREE group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

 

  • More than 20 years’ experience

With over 20 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded & licensed:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation

 

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

Package Travel Regulations 2018

Don't forget - if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

For groups travelling from Northern Ireland... the Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.

Learn more here