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8-day Prague Workation Package
Experience the perfect blend of work and leisure on an 8-day Workation in Prague. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and architecture, while also taking in the picturesque views and unique ambiance. Explore nearby towns and enjoy an alternative lifestyle as you find the best balance between your professional and personal life.
This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist
Landing in Prague can immediately connect you with bohemian culture, medieval history, and quiet charisma of the Czech Republic’s capital city. The streets hum with modern life, but the Old-World magic remains. The skyline is a picturesque sight of Gothic buildings, with the spires of grand cathedrals looming large over the winding cobblestone streets. Your Workation representative will greet you at the airport and take you to your pre-screened accommodations offering all the amenities you need for a successful Czech Republic Workation.
Take your time getting acquainted with the city where cafes and restaurants add the delightful scents of caraway and sweet paprika to the air. You can listen to locals debating politics and history, watch trams pass through the main plazas, and melt into the vibrant energy crisscrossing the city. Enjoy the rest of your day among beautiful art galleries and hidden courtyards that help define the culture of Prague.
Focus: Live in the moment by taking time to observe and appreciate your new environment. Being mindful of the moment will help you stay focused and aware of your surroundings during your Workation to help you focus on your work-life balance.
Suggestion: For a great introduction to the Czech Republic and the city, try a kolache, a doughy treat stuffed with a sweet filling and a great companion to coffee.
Explore the history and culture of Prague during your first full day in the city with a guide who can provide better context to the history and culture, as well as why each monument remains important to the country.
St Vitus Cathedral was founded nearly 600 years ago and is one of the most endowed religious centers in Central Europe housing treasures dating back to the 14th century BCE. The Last Judgement mosaic adds to the luster of baroque silver tombs hidden inside the cathedral’s impressive Gothic design.
At Charles Bridge, you can walk across the iconic monument of Prague in view of the castle perched on a hill rising above the opposite bank. Baroque statues stand tall over the street adding to the detailed atmosphere of the city with a history founded in the 1300s. St John of Nepomuk is the most famous statue on the bridge, steeped in legend and told by the stars decorating his halo.
Focus: Focus on the present moment as you explore Prague. Observe your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment while viewing the clock tower and walking over Charles Bridge.
Suggestion: Don’t miss Prague Castle. The complex is much more than the exterior and is a great way to learn more about the emperors, kings, and culture of Prague as a powerhouse of heritage within the greater Czech Republic.
Focus on implementing a ritual in the morning, which will help you on your first full workday. A ritual implements a number of actions that can act as triggers for your focus. You can use similar techniques to pull yourself out away from work, acting as a division between your time focused on work vs. your time outside of work. After you complete your projects, you can visit the medeival town of Kutna Hora and the famous Sedlec Abbey.
Sedlec Abbey is known for for its rich history, elemental ruins, and the grandiose architecture adorned with the remains of past monks giving it the nickname “Bone Church.” The foundations date back to 935 BCE and the chandelier made of bone is a masterpiece of the macabre.
In Kutna Hora, you can indulge in the Gothic atmosphere shaped by the dramatic fortress. If you have time, you can travel deep into teh sliver mine and explore the underground passages listening to the echoes of your breath mixing with the sounds of trickling water.
Focus: Create a ritual around setting milestones for yourself and tracking your progress during your Workation. This will help you stay motivated and focused on the task at hand, both for your work projects and Workation exploration.
Suggestion: When in Kutna Hora, you can visit a printing house and have your own personalized postcard printed.
With your ritual implemented, you can use it again to ease yourself into the workday and pull yourself from the focus of your project by the end of the day. With more time to explore in and around Prague, you can visit the nearby maze of Terezin, a fortress gridded with streets and a central square.
Neoclassical buildings line the main plaza but when seen from an aerial view, the true marvel of Terezin is the number of walls and moats adding to the maze-like design of the greater fortress. As you walk down the streets leading from the position of the taller, larger stronghold to the leser fortress below, a true measure of the architecture, organization, and scale of the complex takes shape representing a massive fortification meant for artillery.
Focus: Taking short breaks throughout the day will help you refresh your mind and refocus your attention as you focus on completing your projects and engaging with the culture, history, and heritage around you.
Suggestion: In the morning, you can try the popular semolina pudding made with sweetened milk to sample the traditional flavor often topped with sugar and cacao powder.
After work, you can truly indulge in Prague and the Czech Republic with typical flavors found in a traditional home-cooked meal during a cooking class. Food is often the best way to learn about a culture, especially when exploring the traditions of a customary kitchen.
You will meet your guide and chef before your introduction to the local, seasonal ingredients famous as the foundations of Czech cuisine, such as potatoes and beef. Popular flavors often surround sausages, pickled vegetables, onion, and celery root.
You may find these ingredients in the kitchen as you smell chives and fresh parsley, crafting a three-course meal. You may taste the remarkable flavors of a beef stew topped with typical dumplings followed by sweet dough buns for dessert.
Focus: Practice mindful eating by paying attention to the taste, texture, smell, and temperature of the food you eat. Close your eyes and savor every bite. What textures and flavors do you notice?
Suggestion: When considering what to make, you may want to try the traditional Czech goulash, a dish with its own history and traditions resulting in different recipes that vary wildly between families and restaurants but with specific foundations.
After work, you can spend the remainder of the day exploring Kampa Island, a gorgeous city island known for its views and art scene, including the famous Lennon Wall. As you walk around the murals decorating the defensive wall, you can see the face of the singer surrounded by lyrics, graffiti, and messages of peace inspired by the former Beatles member. New graffiti is added several times a year.
Inside the Museum Kampa, you can view the evolution of the modern European art movement featured in huge red dogs and a giant chair with its legs planted on either side of the river. Visit David Černý’s giant crawling baby sculptures as they climb up and down a building. The fiberglass and bronze casings give them a glow in the Prague sun.
Focus: Pay attention to the details around Kampa Island. What do you hear, see, smell, feel, and taste? Take two minutes to observe the small details that can help you appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.
Suggestion: At first, the large babies may seem odd but they symbolize the Prague Spring of 1968 and its aftermath representing the efforts to break free from the oppression of Soviet rule.
With your final full day in the Czech Republic, you can take your PTO or take part in your established routine before visiting the city of Brno at the heart of th Moravian region. The energetic atmosphere stems from the university students filling the restaurants, bars, and cafes throughout the day and night while the streets giveway to modern architecture encapsulating the aesthetic of the early 20th century.
Find the example of Bauhaus architectural style at Vila Tugendhat and see the masterful interpretation of a modern villa built in the 1920s, and still an icon of perspective today. With large windows and a functionalist design, you can explore the plate glass and steel materials that make the structure both contemporary and futuristic. If you have time, travel beneath the city in the labyrinth under the cabbage market, where several cellars are open to explore with a guide as you unearth war and culinary history in the city.
Focus: Practice focusing on one single task at a time and avoid the urge to switch between multiple tasks under the guise of multitasking. This will encourage you to focus better on a single moment to complete a task faster and engage with your surroundings more meaningfully.
Suggestion: If you have time, visit the atmospheric Spilberk Castle, an important city landmark with a bit of a spooky ambiance.
Before your Workation representative meets you at your accommodation, you can enjoy the pleasures of Prague once more with a quick walk through the historic quarter or by visiting a local cafe for another taste of the buchty dough buns often filled with plum jam.
The city and its surroundings are emblematic of discovery and have given you a great perspective on how to balance your work with the life you want to lead back home.
Focus: Before driving to the airport, listen to calming music. Stay aware of the music to stay in the moment and remain relaxed as you take in your Workation accommodation one last time. What details will you remember and why?
Suggestion: We recommend getting to Prague airport at least two hours before your flight, especially if checking a bag. If you have time, take a walk along the river for a great reminder of what you loved during your Workation.
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