School Trips to Prague

 

A city known for its rich history, stunning medieval architecture, and strong economic growth. Prague has become a global city and a key location within European economy. A school trip to Prague can offer business students valuable insight into economics, industry, trade, and politics.

Step behind the scenes at the Skoda Factory. You'll be guided through the car manufacturing process, and see mass production on a huge scale. Students can also learn about the history of Skoda - its cars, production methods, and brand. Tours of the Ruckl Glass Factory or Staropramen Brewery offer a stark - but crucial - contrast. Traditional methods and craft techniques are used at both, and have been for many years.

Listen to a lecture at the world-renowned Cerge Institute. Experts discuss a number of key economic topics: political and economic development in the Czech Republic, GDP, inflation, employment, and trade. See the city's political importance at Prague Castle: Europe's largest medieval castle complex, and the seat of the President. Today, it's the political - and historical - centre of the Czech Republic.

Other tour options include Prague Airport and the Heating & Power Station. And don't forget to explore the city itself! Head out on a walking tour, or a cruise along the River Vlatava.

Get in touch today for more advice and information on a school trip to Prague. Our team can tailor the perfect tour to suit your class' needs.

Business studies school trips to Prague 

 

The global city of Prague provides groups with a great example of a new economy that has grown since the 1990s.

Stable through the credit crunch, although feeling the knock-on effect now due to lack of demanding exports, Prague has a range of educational visits that highlight the country’s outputs. Pupils can also enjoy the sights of the wonderful medieval and baroque townscapes of this beautiful city.

Prague trip highlights - our groups love...

Skoda Factory

Skoda Factory

At the Skoda factory in Prague, students will watch an introductory film and be taken through the various stages of the car manufacturing process as they witness the mass production process of one of the world's biggest car brands. A questions and answer session is also available.

Cerge Institute

Cerge Institute

For students of business, economics, or politics, a visit to the CERGE institute is an exceptionally interesting experience. Here, students will receive a lecture covering several key topics including the Czech Republic’s political system, economic development, GDP, sector shares, state budgets, inflation, unemployment and import and export. A question and answer session is also available.

Ruckl Glass Factory

Ruckl Glass Factory

Groups can watch glass being melted then later cut into ornament patterns. This visit offers students a great contrasting experience to the mass production seen at the Skoda factory.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

The largest medieval castle complex in Europe and one of the most impressive collections of buildings in the city. Today, it is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic, serving as the historical and political centre of both city and state.

Walking Tour of Prague

Walking Tour of Prague

A half day tour of Prague on foot and public transport with your local guide will cover all the major historical sites of the city: Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Malá Strana (including Church of St Mikulas) and the Castle District.

Staropramen Brewery

Staropramen Brewery

Take your students on a guided tour exploring the Staropramen brewery, at the heart of Prague's old industrial centre. Learn about how age-old tradition, culture and ingenuity form this world renowned beer. 

Prague School Trip Experts

Hundreds of groups travel with NST to the Prague 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
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

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...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of Prague 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 and trip launch resources to support your 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 50 years’ experience

With over 50 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.  

 

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. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

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

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.