IncludedNot Included
Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation

Costs to obtain a passport

Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

International airfare (from designated US gateway city)

Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city

All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)

Accommodations in four to five star hotels

24/7 professional English speaking guide

Individual departure taxes (where applicable)

Fees for all services, most tips and taxes

Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details

Travel insurance

Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary

10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country

Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession

Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession

24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support

Partnerships in every country to which we travel

Český Krumlov

Day 01: Depart for Budapest, Hungary
Depart from JFK and make your way to Budapest, Hungary. The stunning beauty and friendly people alone are worth a visit!

Day 02: Welcome to Budapest
Upon arrival, the group will be met and transferred for check-in at your lovely local hotel this morning. Early check-in has been confirmed for your convenience with lunch on your own arrangements this afternoon. The hotel has room service as well as onsite dining options.

Your delightful 5* Buddha Bar Hotel Klotild Palace Hotel is in central Budapest. Enjoy their onsite spa, bar and two in-house restaurants. Guest rooms include free WiFi, 24-hour room service, Nespresso coffee machines, and every amenity you need for a comfortable stay.

Gather late this afternoon with your national guide and receive further information on the program during a welcome and orientation briefing.

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant, such as the Callas Restaurant, with local live music most evenings.
OvernightBuddha Bar Klotild Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 03: Cultural Exploration Budapest

Begin your exploration of Budapest today with a visit to one of the city’s Sunday Farmer’s Market. Every seller at the market is a real first producer, who bring what they grew and/or made by their own hands week by week.

Get your bearings with a highlights tour including numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Start out at Heroes' Square and Buda Castle, plus other unexpected gems on this fascinating tour of magical Budapest. Stops will include the Parliament, Matthias Church, St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Ethnography Museum.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon.

Late this afternoon, stop at the Trabat Lounge for a local beer before heading for an afternoon soak at the Szechenyi Spa Baths! Built in 1918, enjoy the medicinal natural hot spring waters in one of their 18 outdoor pools.

Return to the hotel where dinner is on your own this evening with time to explore independently.
Overnight:  Buddha Bar Klotild Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Budapest - Professional Exchange

Professional members of the program will interact with local HR business and talent management professionals today including hosts such as your counterparts at a local recruitment center, government office and/or professional association.

Journey Mission: The primary objective for this trip is to learn how employers find and manage workers, how government organizations develop policies and incentives for work, and how universities teach, and students prepare to participate in their economy. Focus on how employers are dealing with current demographic shifts within their respective national workforces. Understand how Eastern European governments plan for the future of the workforce; how they assist employers; and further understand how global economic developments, including the European Union, impact national workforce planning.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon.

Guest program: Today accompanying guests will explore the area with a stop first in Piliscsaba to visit the unique architecture of the Catholic University. Visit Esztergom, the oldest town in Hungary, the Baroque city center, the Cathedral and fort walls. Drive across the historic bridge to see Esztergom from Slovakia. Next stop at Visegrad, driving up to the old ruins of the Citadel for a wonderful panorama. Final stop is Szentendere, famous for its colorful houses, charming roads, shops, museums. Here there will be time for some shopping and free time before returning to Budapest.

This evening, enjoy a Silverline Danube River cruise to take in the evening lights and architectural wonders of the Hungarian capital as you relax over dinner. 

Overnight:  Buddha Bar Klotild Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: Budapest- Continue your professional meetings
Professional members of the program will continue the professional exchange today with a visit to a local university this morning. Spend time meeting with faculty and students to learn what role the education system plays in workforce development and how they work with employers and the government to tackle workforce issues.

Guest program: This morning accompanying guests will tour the Pál-völgyi Cave which was discovered in 1904. The Cave is famous for its unique dripstones, astonishing stone formations, glittering calcium-crystals and prints of primeval shells.

Drive to visit Hollókő late this morning (1.5-hour drive) and see the living village - one of the first World Heritage sites of Hungary. It is the treasure of Palócland (the local ethnic people) and showcases the Palóc style of architecture in an intact form. The most precious part of the village is the central area with 58 protected buildings, which preserves masterpieces of 17th century architecture. Enjoy some time to explore and learn about the village, meet the local people and enjoy a late lunch.

Return to Budapest where dinner is on your own this evening. 
Overnight: Buddha Bar Klotild Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 06: Travel to Prague, Czech Republic
After breakfast, depart for Prague. Stop along the way at Bratislava for a quick visit and lunch at a local pub such as Dunajsky Pivovar.

Stroll along Primatial Square in the Old Town, listening to revealing facts about Bratislava’s long and turbulent history. Admire the elegant, pink-and-white Primatial Palace (Primaciálny Palác) on the square and learn how it was built in the late 1700s. Hear stories of how, in 1805, it presided over Napoleon’s signing of the Peace of Pressburg treaty following his defeat at the Battle of Austerlitz. Continue to Bratislava’s bustling Main Square and view the Old Town Hall, the oldest of its kind in Slovakia. Walk on to Franciscan Square, a pretty square named after its 18th-century Franciscan church and monastery.

Continue onward to Prague where late this afternoon you will arrive and check into your local hotel.

The Corinthia Hotel offers sweeping views of this historic city with its gorgeous skyline. Guest rooms include free WiFi, premium tea and coffee maker, mini-bar and every amenity you need for a comfortable stay. The hotel has an indoor pool, onsite dining and lounge, 24-hour room service, a spa, and gift shop.

Dinner is by individual arrangement.
Overnight: Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 07: Professional Meetings: Prague - Czech Republic
Today, your professional exchange will include meeting with a local business, university and/or HR organization to continue your interaction with the local HR staff.

Given the demographic shifts in Eastern Europe, learn what workers, employers and government leaders think about the future of business in relation to balancing work, family and community. Also discuss what workforce planning they are doing in the region.

Lunch will be included this afternoon.

Guest program: See the medieval town of Kutna Hora on this 5-hour trip from Prague. Led by an expert guide, travel by comfortable coach to explore the 13th-century area known for its silver mines. See the famous bones inside Sedlec Ossuary and the UNESCO-listed St Barbara’s Cathedral. After soaking up the history, architecture, and culture of this unique town, you'll be driven back to Prague.

Dinner is by individual arrangement. Enjoy an evening Black Light theater performance. 
Overnight: Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Professional Program & Cultural Exploration: Prague

Wrap up your professional program this morning with one last visit with a local company or professional organization in the field of HR & talent management.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon.

Guest program: Take in a poignant piece of World War II history on this 5-hour tour of Terezin Concentration Camp from Prague. Led by an expert guide, learn the history behind one of the largest camps in the Czech Republic and preserve the stories of the lives lost. See the complex as well as the Terezin Memorial, the only institution of its kind in the country.

This afternoon the group will take a walk back through time on our tour of the famous Castle District. Having evolved over 1100 years, from the seat of medieval kings to the home of modern presidents, this part of the city is steeped in more than a thousand years of Bohemian history. Start across the river, with amazing views of Charles Bridge, the Castle and the Rudolfinum. Visit the Strahov Monastery, the highest point of the Castle hill before continuing on to visit Prague Castle’s courtyards and St. Vitus Cathedral.

Dinner is on your own this evening.
Overnight:  Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 09: Cultural Exploration: Prague
This morning the group will explore the Jewish Quarter. A visit to Josefov will show you what remains of the old Jewish Quarter of Prague. Although much of it has been destroyed and built over by modern buildings, you can still get a feel for its past and visit the synagogues and cemetery overseen by the Jewish Museum. The Jewish population of Prague began to be persecuted during the Crusades and was eventually contained in a walled ghetto. Ironically, the survival of much of the Old Quarter and many of the artifacts in the Jewish Museum's collection is due to the Nazis, who assembled the objects and marked out the sites for a museum of an 'extinct race'.

This afternoon, delight in a Czech cuisine cooking course! You will learn how to prepare some typical Czech dishes with your personal chef and enjoy what you make for lunch.

The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore independently. You might opt to visit a local market such as Kolbenova Flea Market or the Prague Market.

Say goodbye as you reflect and share memories over a farewell dinner at a local restaurant tonight. Enjoy the free flow of local beer and wine along with a dinner show.
Overnight:  Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast,  Farewell Dinner

Day 10: Return to the U.S.
Say goodbye to Prague and all of your new friends and business colleagues! Your guide will accompany you to the local airport for your flight back to New York.

Meals: Breakfast

Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

Make a Payment

Leader Spotlight:  China Gorman and Gerry Crispin

China Gorman is a high-profile global business executive with extensive experience in growing high-performing, mission-driven organizations within the competitive human capital management (HCM) sector. She is an expert in leading organizations through dramatic turnarounds during periods

of rapid growth and through economic

recessions with exceptional results.

 - Author of the popular blog, Data Point 

Tuesday (, she 

brings interesting, relevant                                                           and actionable data and analysis to

HR practitioners all over the world.

Gerry Crispin is an HR professional and a life-long student of the recruiting process, recognized internationally for his views and written commentary on employment strategy, hiring process and staffing technology.  His passion is to understand how firms

design and build recruiting processes,

the technology to enhance them and the

systems to manage them.

- 1996, he co-founded CareerXroads 

(, an

international consulting practice that

facilitates a dialogue between company

recruiting leaders.

On our Human Resource & Talent Management Journey to Hungary and the Czech Republic, interact with HR professionals from a variety of companies and organizations.  Demographic, educational, technological, cultural and political elements of the global business world ​are changing and have a huge impact on organizational success. In the last 20-30 years, since the​reunification of Eastern and Western Europe, the headwinds for business growth and success in the region have ​dramatically ​​changed direction and accelerated in every country. Learn from your colleagues and peers involved in the workforce in Eastern Europe—the employers, government entities, and universities—just how these elements are​ influencing current hiring and management practices, as well as how they are​ influencing future planning and guiding investment. Examine how Eastern European governments plan for the future of the workforce​; ​how they assist employers; and how global economic developments, including the European Union, impact national workforce planning. Delight in exploring some of the most scenic sites of Budapest, including a panoramic tour of the city and visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites including Buda Castle and Heroes Square. Take a walk back in time while exploring the famous Castle District of Prague and the Jewish Quarter including a visit to Strahov Monastery and Prague Castle. Spend time with the locals in the living village of Hollókő. Plus, visit a third country (Slovakia), as you explore Bratislava on your way from Budapest to Prague. Please join us to learn and share with your talent management colleagues​!  **Optional Prague Extension**

Extend your stay for three additional nights in Prague. This will provide an opportunity to continue
visiting Prague and the nearby towns of Český Krumlov & Karlovy Vary, explore their history and gorgeous scenery.


Day 01: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Český Krumlov Day Trip
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, you will departwith your local guide for a full day (roughly 10 hours) excursion to Český Krumlov. Český Krumlov is a medieval town amid the beautiful South Bohemian countryside. Called the Pearl of Bohemia, it has preserved the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.

Your explorations  will include a tour of Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau, the second largest in the country. Since 1992, this architectural gem has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the town center. Enjoy admiring the rich collection of antique furniture, Flemish tapestries and ancient weapons.

Lunch will be provided in town today. Return to Prague early this evening where dinner will be on your own arrangement.​
Overnight:  Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 02: Monday November 19, 2018 - Explore Outside Prague

After breakfast, you will depart today to continue your explorations outside of Prague. Stops today will include the nearby towns of Nizbor, Plzeň and Karlstein. Located less than an hour outside of Prague, the Nizbor Glass Factory is home to Rückl Crystal. A portion of the factory is open to tours where visitors can learn all about the 300-year old tradition of Bohemian glass and crystal making. Make your way onward to the town of Plzeň’s historic town center where your guide will share information on the town’s history.

Lunch will be provided at the Pilsner Urquel Brewery. After the lunch, you’ll receive an in-depth tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. See a short film about the history and secrets of making the legendary lager before being guided through the modern bottling plant and the historic brewery cellars. And don’t worry – of course you’ll have the chance to taste an unfiltered, unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell on tap, straight from the oak lager barrels.​

Finish the day with a visit to the gothic Karlstejn Castle, which sits high atop a hill, looming over the village of the same name 18 miles southwest of Prague. Charles IV, King of Bohemia, founded the castle in 1348 as a kind of safe for the Imperial Regalia and for his personal collection of  crown jewels and holy relics. The castle’s medieval turrets, towers and high walls evoke a fairy-tale ambiance and make it one of the Czech Republic’s most visited attractions. A visit to the castle is an easy, and very popular, day-trip from Prague – in the summer months the volume of visitors crowding the castle grounds can get somewhat overwhelming. Tours of the castle include the ornate Chapel of the Holy Cross, where the thick walls contain 2,200 semi-precious stones and 128 paintings by Master Theodoric. The Chapel is connected by a wooden bridge leading to the Emperor’s chambers and the Great Tower, the highest point of the castle.

Return to Prague where dinner is on your own this evening.
Overnight:  Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Tuesday November 20, 2018 - Karlovy Vary Day Trip
Depart this morning for Karlovy Vary. Your first stop today is at a local hotel for brunch.
Your guide will take you on an exploration late this morning including some of the highlights of the town. Start with a panoramic walking tour to hear how this Bohemian town grew up around natural springs said to have been discovered by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles — or Karl, IV — in 1358. Hear how the town took the emperor’s name and how, in the 1800s, it attracted figures such as Ludwig van Beethoven who came here for the reputedly curative waters.

In Karlovy’s stately center, stroll around the graceful spa colonnades and fountains. Sample some of the water and taste the town’s famous wafers, circular cracker-style treats smeared with chocolate, vanilla, and other Moreish coatings. After lunch at a local restaurant, be sure to try some Becherovka, a traditional herbal liqueur that’s synonymous with the town. Savor the gingery-cinnamon cocktail as you hear how it’s made with a secret recipe using Karlovy’s soft water.

Lunch will be included today at a local restaurant with some time to explore on your own this afternoon. You might opt to do some more shopping or visit a local spa where services can be purchased as desired (additional expense).

Return to Prague where a final farewell dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Corinthia Hotel (or similar)​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Time to say goodbye
Depart today for your return to the U.S. and your connecting flights home. You will arrive the same day back in the U.S.

Meals: Breakfast

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

The upscale Corinthia Hotel Prague stands on top of one of
Prague’s hills, 2 metro stops from the center. It offers panoramic city views and a top-floor spa with a swimming pool. The Vysehrad metro station, the Prague Congress Centre, and the 11th-century Vyšehrad fortress are a few steps from the Corinthia Hotel Prague.

All rooms are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite
TVs, high-quality furniture and luxurious fabrics. Business and
Executive Lounges offer lots of additional amenities. Czech,
Mediterranean and Asian cuisine can be enjoyed in the various elegant restaurants of the Corinthia Hotel Prague.

HR & Talent Management Journey to Hungary and the Czech Republic - ​led by China Gorman and Gerry Crispin

Detailed Itinerary

Corinthia Hotel - Prague

Call Us 1-888-747-7501

The US State Department provides a wealth of information for US travelers. You can browse visa and passport information,  Emergency information and much more. Rest assured though, Nanda Journeys will always remain abreast of all relevant traveler information for your chosen destination!

Nizbor, Plzeň and Karlstein

Hungary: Budapest | Czech Republic: Prague | 9 days | November 9-18, 2018 | $5,999


Buddha Bar Hotel - Budapest

Czech Republic: Prague | 3 nights| November 18-21, 2018 | $1,999 | $499 Single Room

Shared Room
Number of payments 2
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$2,999.50 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 1)$2,999.50 USD
Total $5,999.00 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 2
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$3,649.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 1)$3,499.00 USD
Total $7,298.00 USD
**Please call 1-888-747-7501 if you wish to make individual credit card or check payments. Final balance MUST be paid 60 days prior to travel. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions at top of page.
Sign up for

​What's Included

Quick Links

Corinthia Hotel