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Alumni Association to visit Prague in September

March 19, 2012
A photo of the Charles Bridge in Prague at sunset.

A photo of the Charles Bridge in Prague at sunset.

Join NIU alumni and friends from Friday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Sept. 15, as the NIU Alumni Association explores historic Prague.

Almost entirely undamaged by WWII, Prague remains a brilliant example of medieval Europe. It’s a magical city of stunning architecture that includes bridges, gold-tipped towers, church domes and cathedrals.

Beyond the medieval lanes of the Old Town and the Castle District, there’s an entire other cosmopolitan city to explore, with beautiful parks, museums, art galleries and enchanting music from opera to classical and pop.

Travelers also will take time to venture south to the Bohemian countryside to visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov and west to enjoy Karlovy Vary, the spa town beautifully situated in the deep wooded valley of the Tepla River.

Additional touring will take the group southwest to visit Karlstejn Castle, one of the most impressive High Gothic castles in the Czech Republic, and northwest to the town of Terezin, which was once the largest concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

Cost is $3,089 per person, double occupancy, which includes round-trip airfare from Chicago, accommodations, ground transportation, seven breakfasts and two evening dinners. Registration is available online.

For more information, call (815) 753-1512 or email [email protected].