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School Trips to the Czech Republic

School trips to Czech Republic (otherwise known as Czechia) offer students a tour of 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 and business students will find the Czech Republic mesmerizing, packed full of lots of educational opportunities that bring huge benefits. An example of the country’s rich past is its ancient tactically-important location, which gave rise to around 200 castles. 

Comprised of beautiful architecture and imposing spires, Czechia is regarded as having the highest concentration of these wonderful structures in the world.
The capital city - Prague - is nicknamed ‘the city of a hundred spires’ and is renowned for its enchanting old town, supreme architecture, and appealing culture. Immediately, your 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.

Czech Republic school trips for art and music students

Yet, the Czech Republic doesn’t just appeal to history academics, those studying art or music are in for a treat as well. 

The capital city of Prague is world-famous for classical music, so your students can make the most of the opportunities provided by a school trip to the Czech Republic. As the host nation of choice for many of Europe’s cultural events, Prague has a wealth of theatres, concert halls, and music venues for students to explore, enhancing their appreciation of Czech culture and the arts. 

Consistently one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, the Czech Republic allows students to experience a country of contrasts. The lessons learnt from this fantastic 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 on 0845 293 7970 and we’ll tailor a trip to suit your needs. 

Czech Republic school trip highlights

A school trip to the Czech Republic provides your students with the chance to explore the best venues and attractions that Prague has to offer. With so many groups visiting the Czech Republic and Prague, we receive lots of great feedback about their experience. Check out our Czech Republic trip highlights…

Skoda Factory

Business is booming in the Czech Republic, so why not step behind the scenes at the Skoda Factory in Prague and discover the beauty of manufacturing? You'll be guided through the car manufacturing process, and explore how mass production is performed on a huge scale. 

Situated in Mlada Boleslav, students can also learn about the history of the brand in the Skoda museum, discovering the evolution of the automobile from its initial inception in 1928 to the modern vehicles produced today. 

Prague Castle

Explore the historic Prague Castle, which is the largest medieval castle complex in the world and one of the most impressive collections of buildings in the city. This UNESCO World Heritage site provides students with an intrinsic look at one of the Czech Republic’s most important cultural institutions. 

The selection of spiritual palaces and buildings comprises a stunning array of varying architectures that will wow your students, from Romanesque-style structures to the Gothic cathedrals of the 14th century. 

Today, it is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic, serving as the historical and political centre of both the city and the state.

Rückl Glass Factory

A tour of the Rückl Glass Factory gives students the opportunity to discover the world of unique hand-cut Czech crystal production. Choose from a guided tour or an experiential tour, where students can try the glass-cutting experience for themselves. It helps develop problem-solving and teamwork skills, and they can handcraft a treasured souvenir to take with them as a memoir of their visit. 

The venue is a 35-minute drive from the centre of Prague, located in Nižbor, Central Bohemia, in the picturesque valley of the Berounka River. It offers a great chance to take in some of Czechia’s stunning scenic vistas along the way. 

Vltava River Cruise

Explore Prague with a relaxing but educational-rich Vltava River Cruise. Appreciate panoramic views of the Charles Bridge and enjoy some downtime as students enhance their cultural perspectives with a meandering trip down Prgaue’s central waterway. 

Get in touch today for more advice and information on a school trip to the Czech Republic. Our expert team can tailor the perfect tour to suit the educational needs of your students and help you plan the school trip of a lifetime! 

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

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

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

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

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.

Czech Republic School Trip Experts

Hundreds of groups 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 accommodations. 

Your dedicated Tour coordinator 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.

If you want to plan a school trip to the capital city of the Czech Republic, then check out more about our school trips to Prague here. 

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 resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! 

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Brexit & your school trip

Brexit & your school trip

How will Brexit affect my school trip?

Following the end of the transition period there are several changes that will affect groups travelling with us to the EU.

For more information on these changes, visit our dedicated Brexit page here.

If you're travelling with NST and have any specific questions. please contact your Educational Travel Advisor.

Why choose NST...

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

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicatedTour 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 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.