Are you ready for another action? Don't want to go home yet?
Join us for a day trip to North Bohemia to Scottish Highland Games. All the Scottish dancers from our
"twin dance workshop" will go there as well. Over night we stay in Prague, so no extra packing need.
August 24, Saturday
09:00 departure from the hotel for Sychrov castle
lunch time on your own
07:00 departure for Prague
07:30 en route: dinner with the group
10:30 arrival at the hotel
The whole of Saturday will be devoted to things Scottish, particularly to a Scottish sporting and cultural festival that is known as Highland Games.
It is not only in Scotland that these events take place. Wherever in the world the Scots live, they want to show off there physical strength and dancing prowess
and encourage the non-Scots to join in. The Highland Games in the park of the Sychrov chateau have already become a tradition and are, arguably,
the biggest annual event on the continent of Europe, outside Scotland.
This year it is going to be the 19th year, when participants from the Czech
republic and other countries, and not least Scotland, too, converge on Sychrov in northern Bohemia (about 50 miles north of Prague) to demonstrate,
and compete in, weight lifting, caber tossing, highland dancing, country dancing, piping and drumming. There is always plenty of haggis to taste,
and an opportunity to wash it down with a few wee drams, or with Irn Bru if you want to stay sober.
There will also be an open air market with Scottish and other wares, artisanry and art work. On the way back to Prague we will stop off at a country
pub for dinner.
Look here for more photos.
The Extension Prices
|Person in a double room: || ||$120/ €95|
|Person in a single room: || ||$160 / €125|
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The price includes:
- 1 night in Prague
- Buffet breakfast
- Transport to the festival and back
- Entrance fee for Highland Games