Greetings Single Parents Who Travel!
I hope this letter finds you well, wherever you are in the world!
If you’ve been on one of our annual family vacations in the past, you know EXACTLY how fun it is to hang out with like-minded single-parent families — and if this is your first time, you will soon see! We are excited to launch our first-ever Single Parents Who Travel Winter 2023 family vacation to Munich, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic. Yes, you read it right! We’ll be holiday hopping from one country to another!
From December 21-30, 2023, SPWT parents and kids will enjoy a 10-day group vacation in Europe!
We’ll start the fun in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, Germany, which never runs out of entertaining indoor and outdoor activities that you and your kids or teens will certainly love —from enchanting fairytale castles and lively Christmas markets to fascinating museums!
The fun will continue as we move by train to “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, which offers plenty of historical sites to visit to include a tour of the famous Prague Castle. There is literally a TON of stuff for you and kids of all ages to do. And what makes this trip EXTRA SPECIAL is that your kids will get to experience all these thrilling activities with other children.
In addition, as we get closer to the time of travel, I will share a special Single Parents Who Travel-sized agenda with you all – to include some cool surprises, such as a holiday cooking baking class!
In collaboration with an award-winning travel company 5 Star Global Travel, we wanted to make this trip possible and easy for everyone, so take advantage of our up-to-yearlong payment plan. Register today and place a downpayment to reserve your slot in a VERY limited number of spaces.
I hope to see you soon.
Munich, Bavaria Germany and Prague, Czech Republic, are two of the most family-friendly destinations in Europe that are known for their jaw-dropping castles, historical sites, and extravagant holiday markets and festivals!
December 21 to 25, 2023
- Arrival at Munich Airport in Bavaria, Germany
- Group excursions such as the Bavaria Castle tour, Christmas Market Central Munich tour, and Munich Historic City Center tour
December 26-29, 2023
- Arrival in Prague, Czech Republic
- Group excursions such as the Prague Castle tour, a walking tour of Prague’s old town to see the Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church, and more.
December 30, 2023
- Departure from Prague Airport
EXPLORE MUNICH, BAVARIA GERMANY
4-STAR HOTELS IN MUNICH, BAVARIA GERMANY
During your 5-day, 4-night time in Munich, your family will stay at either Novotel München City Arnulfpark, Hotel Europa, or a similar 4-star hotel. Please note that the hotels we book are based on the availability of rooms at the time of registration.
NOVOTEL MÜNCHEN CITY ARNULFPARK
Novotel München City Arnulfpark welcomes you to the centre of Munich, just a short tram ride from the main station, München Hauptbahnhof.
The relaxed lobby of this 4-star hotel combines comfort, stylish design, as well as functionality. The vivid, welcoming color concept, with yellow, blue and red accents, carries on seamlessly into the GourmetBar. An international menu, featuring artisanal bread baked in-house, along with gourmet cold meats, are suitably enticing for both business lunches and relaxed family dinners.
Unwind in front of the flat-screen TV or make yourself a soothing cup of tea. With 21 m2 of space, there’s plenty of room for you and your family to stretch out and make yourselves at home. After a refreshing rain shower in the stylishly-designed, stone-tiled bathroom, you can catch up on your emails on the free Wi-Fi at the roomy desk or while reclining. A pullout sofa and connecting rooms cater perfectly to families. And two children up to 16 years stay in their parent’s room free of charge. You won’t want to miss out on deeply restful sleep in our heavenly beds – and you don’t have to.
- 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV and Radio
- Free Wi-Fi
- Direct-dial telephone
- Safe deposit box
- Keycard-operated door locks or deadbolts and/or locks in room
- Security peephole
- Audible smoke alarm in room
- Emergency info in room and emergency fire door
- 1 queen-size bed or 2 single beds
- Bedside reading lamp
- Noise-proof windows and tilted windows (can be key-opened on request)
- Air conditioning with manual temperature control
- Coffee- and tea-making facilities
- Crib or cot on request
- Shower or bathtub and non-steaming mirror
- Bath towels, and bathrobe on request
- Bath slippers on request
- Iron on request or washing and ironing service (extra charge)
Sauna and Fitness
Top off a successful day’s sightseeing tour around Munich in the hotel’s fitness centre and sauna.
The kids’ corner in the lobby, with books, board games, fluffy toys and an Xbox, will keep the youngsters busy in the Bavarian capital.
RESTAURANT INSIDE THE HOTEL:
The GourmetBar, adjoining the lobby and open all day, is a relaxed spot ideal for a casual get-together with colleagues or a meal with the family. Savor international cuisine in a Mediterranean ambience at Novotel München City Arnulfpark in the centre.
- New Town Hall (2.9 km)
- Marienplatz (2.9 km)
- St. Peter’s Church (2.9 km)
- Residenz (3.0 km)
- Nymphenburg Palace (3.0 km)
- Olympiapark (3.3 km)
- Deutsches Museum (3.7 km)
- BMW Welt (3.8 km)
- BMW Museum (3.8 km)
- Allianz Arena (10.3 km)
- Backstage (160 m)
- Edeka Tiefgarage (220 m)
- Anwohner-Parkgarage Erika-Mann-Straße 47 (290 m)
- Arnulfpark (300 m)
- Donnersbergerbrücke Train Station (320 m)
- Bube&Dame (410 m)
- Deutsche Bahn AG (430 m)
- DB AG / Sparda Bank (430 m)
- Fasern und Fabern (460 m)
- Tiefgarage Finanzamt (470 m)
Hotel Europa is a luxurious 4-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Munich. Hotel Europa is a smoke-free property. Dining facilities at the hotel include a restaurant. The hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk service. Hotel guests will appreciate the welcoming services of our multilingual staff. Other hotel amenities include a garden. Local tourist attractions such as Lowenbrau, Spaten Brewery, and Munich Paleontological Museum are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Lenbachhaus, Augustiner Keller, and Glyptothek.
This double room is tastefully furnished in warm colors and features air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable, a safe, minibar, an electric kettle, and a desk.
- 1 Large double bed or 2 single beds
- Free toiletries, bath or shower, towels, hairdryer
- Wardrobe or closet
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Air conditioning
- Safety deposit box
- Electric kettle
- TV, Telephone, Satellite channels
- Bavarian curling on Nymphenburg Canal
- Swimming in a heated outdoor pool
- Tobogganing in town or on Blomberg mountain near Bad Tölz
- Theatre and cabaret
RESTAURANT INSIDE THE HOTEL:
In our Clevinci Restaurant – and when the weather allows, on our garden terrace – our team treats you to regional and international gourmet cuisine. Enjoy the specialties of the season in a relaxed atmosphere – à la carte, light business menus, or traditional Bavarian.
- Residenz (2.1 km)
- New Town Hall (2.2 km)
- Marienplatz (2.2 km)
- St. Peter’s Church (2.3 km)
- Olympiapark (2.5 km)
- BMW Museum (2.8 km)
- BMW Welt (2.8 km)
- Deutsches Museum (3.2 km)
- Nymphenburg Palace (3.9 km)
- Allianz Arena (9.0 km)
- Sankt Benno (210 m)
- Maßmannpark (250 m)
- College of Applied Sciences (300 m)
- Embassy of Paraguay (310 m)
- Dr. Hunsdorfer (370 m)
- Pharmazentrum München (380 m)
- Augen-OP-Zentrum (400 m)
- Embassy of The Netherlands (420 m)
- Stadion an der Schleissheimerstrasse (430 m)
- Deutsches Herzzentrum (460 m)
MUNICH, BAVARIA GERMANY GROUP EXCURSION
ROYAL CASTLES: NEUSCHWANSTEIN AND LINDERHOF
Highlights: Hidden in the seclusion of the mountains Ludwig II built two of his dream castles: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. This excursion shows you two extraordinary castles, both testifying to the vision of Bavaria’s fairytale king. There will be a short stop in Oberammergau for shopping.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner. The lavish structure of the castle is complete with a walled courtyard, an indoor garden, spires, towers, and an artificial cave.
Linderhof Palace is a Schloss in Germany, in southwest Bavaria near the village of Ettal. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed.
The gardens surrounding Linderhof Palace are considered one of the most beautiful creations of historicist garden design, designed by Court Garden Director Carl von Effner. The park combines elements of Renaissance and Baroque formal gardens with landscaped sections that are similar to the English landscape garden.
MUNICH CHRISTMAS MARKET TOUR
Highlights: Experience the atmosphere of an authentic Christmas market in a traditional setting and Lubkechen gingerbread cake.
Munich Historic City Center
Highlights: Walk around the Munich historic city center to soak in the amazing architecture of the old town hall and historical monuments.
Optional Must Visit Places Around the Munich City Center
- Neues Rathaus & Glockenspiel
The tower of the Rathaus features the famous Glockenspiel, a clock that plays music and turns through a wheel of interesting Munich characters, recreating the 1568 tournament for the marriage of Duke William V and Renata of Lorraine. The “Schäffler” dancers on the lowest tier of the Glockenspiel are said to be luring Munich citizens back out of their homes after the plague hit Munich in the early 1500s. The Glockenspiel plays every day at 11AM and 5PM. The Rathaus also contains a memorial room to the two World Wars and the Ratskeller, a restaurant.
The Feldherrnhalle is a monumental building on the Odeonsplatz in Munich, Germany. Modeled after the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, it was commissioned in 1841 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to honor the tradition of the Bavarian Army. It’s a popular photo opportunity in Munich.
- Bavarian National Museum
Munich is located in Bavaria, the largest German state by land area. Bavaria has a long history of its own, separate from Germany. The state is proud of independence, and is officially referred to as the “free state of Bavaria”. In the Bavarian National Museum, you can learn more about the history of the state and its people from the bustling city of Munich to the more remote communities in the Alps.
EXPLORE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
4-STAR HOTELS IN PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
During your 5-day, 4-night in Prague, you and your family will stay at the Hotel Meteor Plaza, Hotel Rott, or a similar 4-star hotel. Please note that the hotels we book are based on the availability of rooms at the time of registration.
HOTEL METEOR PLAZA PRAGUE
In the vicinity of the hotel you can see major monuments (Municipal House, Powder Tower, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Old Town), a number of shopping venues (Palladium shopping centre, Na Prikope boulevard) or cultural activities (Municipal House, National Theatre, State Opera).
Rooms and amenities include:
A fully air-conditioned room with a private bathroom.
- Individually adjustable air-conditioning
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- LCD TV
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Safety deposit box
- All Standard rooms are non-smoking rooms.
Grand Relax Spa & Wellness Lite
GrandRelax Spa & Wellness Lite is run by an external service provider. Services are not included in the room rate, extra fees apply.
An intimate, indulgent environment featuring innovative spa treatments, magnificent facilities and the most gracious, expert service.
- Staromestske namesti (640 m)
- Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (670 m)
- Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague (750 m)
- Charles Bridge (1.3 km)
- Hradčany (1.8 km)
- Lesser Town (1.9 km)
- St. Vitus Cathedral (2.1 km)
- Prague Castle (2.2 km)
- Petrin (2.7 km)
- Prague Zoo (3.8 km)
- Muzeum komunismu (80 m)
- Dancing Fountain Czech Musicians (90 m)
- Praguemarket (110 m)
- CD Travel (110 m)
- V Celnici (120 m)
- Municipal House Hall (130 m)
- Prague Sightseeing Tours (130 m)
- Prague Extravaganza Free Tour (150 m)
- Powder Gate (150 m)
- Prašná brána (160 m)
Situated in the very centre of the Old Town of Prague, literally a few steps from the Old Town Square, Hotel Rott provides comfortable accommodation in rooms styled in the late 19th century elegance with all the modern amenities you can think of. With a view to the Little Square, streets of the Old Town or even over to the Prague Castle, you will feel and enjoy the legendary Prague atmosphere.
Standard hotel rooms are furnished in classical style, and offer either one bed, two separate beds, or one large double bed. Each room is equipped with adjustable heating-air condition, LCD TV and Heating-air condition.
- Coffee set
- LCD TV set
- Free wi-fi internet
- Safety deposit box
- Room services
Hotel Yoga Time
The studio offers different kinds of yoga in the morning, noon and afternoon lessons. Vinyasa, Hatha or restorative lessons with internationally proved yogi. For more information, contact the front desk.
No matter whether you need to melt away stress, calm your mind, or just Relax: our Thai masseuses will meet your needs and make you feel rejuvenated, nourished and invigorated. For your enhanced comfort and relaxation, you can choose from a range of massage treatments.
- Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (100 m)
- Staromestske namesti (130 m)
- Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague (400 m)
- Charles Bridge (560 m)
- Hradčany (1.1 km)
- Lesser Town (1.1 km)
- St. Vitus Cathedral (1.4 km)
- Prague Castle (1.4 km)
- Petrin (1.9 km)
- Prague Zoo (3.6 km)
- Tourist Information Centre – Staromestska radnice (Old Town Hall) (60 m)
- Reloj Astronómico de Praga (60 m)
- Pragotur (70 m)
- Bohemia Ticket International (70 m)
- Franz Kafka’s Birthplace (70 m)
- Karlovka (80 m)
- Prague City Gallery (80 m)
- Local Artists (100 m)
- Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (100 m)
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC GROUP EXCURSION
PRAGUE OLD TOWN TOUR
Highlights: This route will enable you to acquire an overall view of the historic sites in the city of a hundred spires – Prague. Get to visit the Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church, and more.
The Prague astronomical clock or Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock attached to the Old Town Hall in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
The Church of Mother of God before Týn, often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a Gothic church and a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic. It has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century.
Highlights: You will be taken to Prague Castle by bus, though this is a walking tour. Our guide will take you on a tour of Prague Castle’s interior – the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, and Golden Lane, acquainting you with all the important historical details of the Castle. You will then go through Lesser Town to Charles Bridge where the tour ends.
St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services, coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place here. The cathedral is a place of burial of several patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen, and archbishops.
St. George’s Basilica
At the center of the Prague Castle complex lies George Square, home to the basilica of the same name – Prague’s oldest surviving church building! The interior of the basilica is Romanesque, austere and monumental. The tombs of members of the ruling Premyslid dynasty are situated in the main nave. One of them belongs to prince Vratislav, father of St. Wenceslas.
Charles Bridge is an icon of Prague and the Czech Republic. For many centuries until 1870, it was the only way for people to cross the Vltava. It is also one of the few Medieval bridges still standing and in use today.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR KID/S
During your stay in Prague, there are allotted days and times you are free to explore the city with your kids. The following are some of the must-visit places and activities you may do during your free time.
- THE CZECH RUBRICK
The Czech Rubrick exhibition is the largest Czech Lego World. Czech monuments have been transformed into huge models made of Lego! The buildings that appear in the biggest Czech Lego world have been replicated down to the smallest detail.
You will be captivated by the breathtaking remote-controlled models and the deluge of Lego bricks to play with. The National Museum, Karlštejn Castle, St Vitus’ Cathedral, Lednice Chateau, Hluboká Chateau, and Ještěd Radio Tower, to name a few. You will find 30 gigantic models, an abundance of extraordinary stories, and great Lego jokes that will have you rolling on the floor, all on over 900 sqm. On top of that, there will be film heroes, remarkable attractions, and the biggest roller coaster in the world! Visit Czech Repubrick and discover a unique Lego world. And do not forget to play our live-action detective game, Grim´s Gang: The Stolen Crown.
- MUSEUM OF SENSES
When was the last time that you experienced something for the first time? Welcome to the Museum of Senses Prague!
A unique adventure that will challenge your senses, even those you never knew you had! A museum where nothing around you is as it seems.The Museum of Senses offers over 50 different exhibits placed in different ecosystems that will take you and your kids on a fantastic journey to revive your senses and awaken those you didn’t know you had. Here are some of the exhibits you should check out!
The largest trampoline center and jump arena in the Czech Republic! With us, you can enjoy the fun without reservations, without inhibitions, and without limits!
12 attractions, dozens of trampolines and endless fun. Discover the acrobat in you at the largest trampoline center in the Czech Republic! The hardest thing is not to come, the hardest thing is to stop.
- Tossed Around
- Climbing wall
- Maxi Jump
- Dodge ball
- The way of the ninja warrior
- MUZEUM MINIATUR
The National Technical Museum in Prague is the largest institution dedicated to preserving information and artifacts related to the history of technology in the Czech Republic. The museum has large exhibits representing approximately 15% of its total collection.