Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures
© 2008 Margo Taussig Pinkerton. All Rights Reserved. Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures workshops no smoking





Information for Prague, City of 100 Spires Photo Workshop

May 20-24, 2017, Saturday morning through Wednesday evening

Cost:   $1,680 w/ discounts available; $2,784 for alumni who also join us in Taormina (combined fees); $3,310 for non-alumni who also join us in Taormina (combined fees). See also Two-fer pricing for Paris/Prague and Three-fer pricing for Taormina/Paris/Prague.

PayPal Methods
Payments:
We accept cash and credit card payments through PayPal. Please e-mail a copy of your completed Application pages, so we can coordinate it with your payment/acceptance.

Trip Insurance:
© 2016 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. Eastern Time, ET.  photography workshop, digital photography, Prague, Bohemia, landscape photography, street photography, travel, Czech Republic, spring, May, Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures

Click here for photo gallery.
We highly recommend trip insurance that includes travel health insurance, especially for overseas trips. You don't want to be cut off if you get sick before or during a trip and find that you have no recource or support. Click here for a link to a page we have written specifically on travel insurance.

You will want to make sure that the company you select is a BBB Accreduted business with an A+ rating. Links for this are here.

Our travel agent and we have used Travelex for years, but that is not to say that there are not other reputable companies that you may prefer.

If you do decide to use Travelex, please mention that you are with Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures and give them code BCPA 27-6058.

Accommodations: (Links require pop-up windows.)
We will be based a very short 10-12 minute walk from Old Town Square. Of course, being photographers, it might take considerably longer!

Our location is ideally situated for exploring Prague. With cafés around the corners and our favorite restaurants nearby, we have so much to savor.

We are also happy to report that we found the hotel prices in Prague to be very reasonable compared to hotels in the other main European cities.

      ibis Praha Old Town Hotel
      Na Porici 5
      11000 Praha (Prague), Czech Republic
      +420 (2) 66 00 09 99 phone
      +420 (2) 66 00 06 60 fax
      e-Mail


In order to take advantage of these amazing rates, you will need to book through our travel agent, Paula Jaye, at 1-978-372-0226, whose contact information is also listed below. Be sure to let Paula know that you are with Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.
© 2016 Arnold Zann.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail Arnie (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. Eastern Time, ET.  photography workshop, digital photography, Prague, Bohemia, landscape photography, street photography, travel, Czech Republic, spring, May, Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures

Click here for photo gallery.

IMPORTANT:
In cases such as this workshop location, the room rate actually includes our daily imaging room. Normally, that room incurs a hefty fee. So unless you are local, please join the rest of your fellow participants. Otherwise, expect to pay a surcharge of up to $75. This obviously will cost a lot more than a few dollars saved with Expedia or other booking sites. Besides, it is more fun and more practical for carpooling if we all stay in the same location.

Hotels, B&Bs and inns fill up quickly, so we highly recommend making your reservations early, once we post it, if you are even considering joining us.

If you miss out on our choice that includes our imaging space, go to Google Maps and then try TripAdvisor or Lonely Planet for other choices. Take advantage of the time afterwards to return to some of your favorite workshop locations or explore others.

Airport: The nearest major Airport is Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), about a half hour outside of the city where you can easily arrange for a van pick-up to take you to the hotel and return you to the airport. It is reasonable and hassle free!

Travel Agent:
Navigating the maze of overseas flights can be daunting, totally frustrating, and time-consuming as we all search for the best fare. We have two travel agents that we can highly recommend — Cheryl Darwell or her associate Sharon Erickson at www.Cheryl-CruisePlanners.com in West End, NC. They are both also American Express Travel Representatives. They are both well traveled and are very savvy in so much more than just cruises. They have access to resources unavailable to us mere mortals and can often find fares that are below the ones on the Internet.

With domestic fares, they do need to charge a fee, but for many, it is well worth it. Call Cheryl or Sharon at at 877-693-4535 (East Coast) or e-mail them as noted above.

Please note that in cases where we negotiate special rates with our hotels, you must either book through our travel agent, or use our links and make your reservations yourself. This information is noted for each workshop under Accommodations above.
© 2016 Arnold Zann.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail Arnie (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. Eastern Time, ET.  photography workshop, digital photography, Prague, Bohemia, landscape photography, street photography, travel, Czech Republic, spring, May, Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures

Click here for photo gallery.


Flying with Photo Equipment
It is always good to check with your airline before traveling to make sure you are complying with their current rules. Alas, TSA no longer has guidelines and passes consumers along to their airline of choice. Be prepared to do some deep digging.

We NEVER check our camera gear; nor do we ever check our laptops. The airlines will not cover these, and even if they did, you would be up a creek without those items. Common sense dictates that you allow plenty of extra time should TSA ask you to empty your bag and sift through each item one by one.

You may also want to select your airline based on its willingness to work with photographers...

Remember, you may have to check your bag plane-side before boarding smaller aircraft. We have done this numerous times over the decades without any problems ... knock on wood!

If you are a member of a photo association, carry your membership card. It may help you, but that is not a guarantee.

Finally, too many people bring too much gear. The less you worry about your gear, the more you will see what is around you.

Rental Cars:
There is no need in Prague for a rental car, as this is a city made for walking. You need to wander with us along the Vltava, crossing the bridges, meandering along the back streets. That said, there are times we may take a bus, but unless we venture outside the city, NOT a car!

If, however, you will be exploring by car afterwards, we recommend you check out SixT in additional to your regular rental car companies. We have found their rentals to be very reasonable.



© 2008 Margo Taussig Pinkerton. All Rights Reserved. Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures workshops no smoking






weather
Weather
Upcoming Adventures

2017 - Many of our 2016 workshops were sold out early. 2018 Scouting Options: Private Workshops:

Web Page Design
by
TBC


small barefeet

Page last modified:   January 4, 2017->
mountain border

© 1998-2017 Zann and Pinkerton/ZAP Photography, LLC, dba Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  All Rights Reserved.  None of the materials on these pages — digitally-imbedded images or text — is part of Public Domain.  All are protected by United States and international copyright laws, including the Berne Convention; copying or reproducing any materials on this web site without prior permission is prohibited.  If you have any questions or want information on usage, fees, and similar images, please contact The Barefoot Contessa.


PRIVACY POLICY: Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures is respectful of your privacy and any information you give us, either through our interactive forms or via e-Mail. We are committed to ensuring the security and safety of this information. To that end, our policies are outlined in our Privacy Statement.
photography workshop, digital photography, Prague, Bohemia, landscape photography, street photography, travel, Czech Republic, spring, May, Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures, Arnie Zann, Margo Taussig Pinkerton, Arnold Zann