Flexible Prague Art Nouveau Driving Tour (3h)
From: 340 €
During this 3 hour private Art Nouveau tour we will help you appreciate the beauty of this style which marked significantly the architecture of Prague in the turn of 19th and 20th century.
It is a a tailor-made tour, for this reason your interests are key to define the itinerary. You can add the options of “Private tour to Alfons Mucha museum” and/or “Private tour to Municipal House” to your basic tour.
At the turn of the Twentieth Century, when Art Nouveau was flourishing in a number of European capitals, a national version known as the Secession movement emerged in Prague using glass, ceramics, ironwork, and floral decorative motifs. The Secession members wanted to create works that were not influenced by history, a genre not connected with academics.
In Prague and in the Northern Bohemia the influences of Austria’s art nouveau (Secese) are noteworthy because its inclusion to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. A lot happened until 1922, when it was created the Prague of today. This creation was done unifying several little independent towns (and their art nouveau buildings) into one integrated Prague.
After the tour, or during the tour, you can visit Municipal House and the Museum of Alfons Mucha, a leading Art Nouveau artist.
If you have a passion for Art Nouveau, this tour is definitely for you.
1 – 3 PAX = 340€
4 – 6 PAX = 360€
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During this 3-hour driving private tour we will be pleased to show you the major examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Prague. It will be tailor-made according to your tastes so this tour will be customized to your choices.
As a central part of the private tour you will see some of the highlights of the city:
- We will collect you from your hotel and drive you along the embankment of the river, Narodni Street and we will discover the Art Nouveau Hannavsky Pavilion, the place with the best view over the city
- Our guide will walk with you from the Art Nouveau Čech Bridge through the Jewish Quarter where you can admire high number of beautiful apartment buildings built between 1900 and 1911
- The walk will continue along the street Na Prikope to Wenceslas Square, where we will admire some excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture
The tour will continue with the two final optional visits:
- the Alphonse Mucha Museum*.
- the Municipal House*. To get a grasp of what’s really inside the building, we will also show you the restaurants and some rooms in the basement including the American Bar.
If you don’t visit them with us, will show you its exterior, hall and restaurant, and you can visit them on your own at another time. As you will have a car and chauffeur at your disposal during the three hour tour we recommend you to visit at maximum one of these two highlights within this tour. By doing so, you will have as more time as possible to spend it outdoors.
Book any (or both) of them in the option box below the calendar if you want to visit the interior of the Mucha Museum and/or the Municipal House accompanied by our private guide.
After the program we will drive you back to your hotel.
Visit to Mucha Museum and Municipal House
* These two highlights are not a part of the basic tour but you can add a private visit to one or the two of them if you select the option below the calendar. See additional prices in the ‘Exclusions’ section below. In any case, the extra price for doing these visits will not be included in the final price, and you will have to pay the extra price when entering the sites.
- Alphonse Mucha Museum. This famous Czech painter was one of the fathers of Art Nouveau style and became very famous in Paris in the turn of the 19th and 20th century. This private visit will take around 45 minutes
- Municipal House (1905-1912), the pearl of Art Nouveau in Prague. It is the most popular and representative building of the art nouveau period and has become a cultural center for the locals. Its interior embraces charming salons and a concert hall. This private visit will take around one hour
We will set up the final itinerary of your private tour before the day of the tour taking into account:
- If you decide to visit the Mucha Museum and/or the Municipal House, or none of them
- The location of your hotel as a starting point.
- Your reply to our question about what attracts you more (Architecture, Design and decorations or History and cultural background)
- If you have already seen any of the buildings we will skip those ones and add others
- Your comments at the start of the tour
This makes this tour an extremely personalised private tour. We will be flexible also during the tour.
Our tour can guide you in English, German, French, Russian or Spanish. Please select your desired language for the tour in the scroll below the calendar.
Pickup & Drop Off
Pick up from the hotel with a modern car/minivan.
Drop off at the hotel with a modern car/minivan.
Things to Bring
Pending cost of the private tour price in cash or card (VISA or MasterCard).
Professional fully licensed guide and luxury car/minivan (Mercedes or BMW).
Entry fees for private tours charged by the museums (these prices are indicative and change in time, so if interested ask to get the price):
- Mucha Museum. (20€ charged as fee for the private tour plus 10€ per person).
- Municipal House (100€ for the whole group). We recommend to do this part of the trip to get a fully understanding of the Secession movement in Prague, but it is optional and you can visit the place another day. If you want to include this visit in the 3-hour tour, reserve it when booking your tour because this part of the private visit cannot be reserved last minute due to the norms of the Municipal House.
Food and drinks.
Airport pick-up and / or drop off (extra fee). 40€ for groups of 1-2 people and 50€ for groups of 3-6 people.
To book this tour please click on the calendar on the right.
about Art Nouveau architects in Prague
Rebelling against historicism, young architects stressed that a more modern type of architecture was necessary to express their artistic creations. They designed buildings boasting geometric shapes and incorporated decorative elements stemming from nature, such as leaves, animals or grapevine shoots. Three-dimensional snake and salamander forms also adorned structures. Art Nouveau facades were asymmetrical with flowing lines and plastic ornamentation of lime plaster.
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