Prague lies in the heart of Bohemia. Once the seat of the Holly Roman Emperor and the hub of astounding alchemy discoveries, the place is filled with mystery, fascinating history, and enchanting architecture. And it can never be felt more than during the Advent Season! Join us for an unforgettable visit, and see why artists like Mucha, Kafka or Mozart found Prague so intriguing.

Which way to your Muse?


Enjoy Opportunities To:

•  Meet Czech artists (both mainstream and avant-garde), photographers, and art experts where they live and work.

• Visit museums, galleries & studio workshops. 

Experience a plethora of Advent season events, stroll through the Christmas market, and be soothed by the divine harmony of Advent concerts.

Shoot alongside fellow photographers, with access to your co-leaders Ray & Nancy’s expertise in photography and photo styling.

• Explore the real potential for selling the photographs you take in the Czech Republic - or the artwork you create from your photographs - directly or through stock photography agencies.


Travel Through Centuries:

What's your preferred architectural style? Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classic, Moorish, Art Nouveau, Cubism, or Modern? Prague has them all, and then some!

• Photograph the breathtaking Prague landscape, adorned for the Advent and Christmas season.

Experience the immensely rich world of Czech history, and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites in Prague and Kutná Hora.

• Dine in the best restaurants the Czech Republic has to offer, and enjoy a variety of performances.

Get to know the Czech Republic through close encounters with its people!


This Program Is For:

• Anyone with an interest in arts and photography, whether a passionate hobbyist or a professional.

• Any visual artist working in any medium, paint to graphite, 2D and 3D, who makes photographs for artistic reference or to use in collage and mixed media.

• Anyone with an interest in the Czech Republic and especially its rich heritage.

"The meetings were fascinating and certainly held my interest in hearing from these fabulously successful and talented artists. These are the types of events that I don't think I would ever find on my own as a tourist or with a "normal" tour group - even one as good as Rick Steves."  - - Les Williams, Seattle. (Visited Prage in 2018)

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Regarded by many as Europe's most charming and colorful city,
is Prague on YOUR travel list?

Stroll bridges crowning over the Vltava River. Photograph gold-tipped spires, alluring cathedrals, as well as absolutely stunning cobbled lanes with hidden stores and cafés. They're even more charming when covered with a blanket of fresh snow. Venture outside of the capital and visit the silver mining town of Kutná Hora. And finally, put any confusion about Bohemian vs. bohemian behind you, once and for all!

If you're thirsty for adventure, old-world Christmas sprit, and a wealth of stunning photographic opportunities, join Vashon Island-based educator and photographer Ray Pfortner, and photo stylist Nancy Wing, two distinguished industry experts, and explore Prague's vibrant energy, music, art as well as fine dining through your camera lens.
This is a one-time opportunity, open to only 14 participants.



With WTE, Inc., you never "just" travel.

Since 1999, World Trade & Exchanges, Inc. (WTE, Inc.), a woman-owned boutique travel company, has been creating art and culture-packed programs, giving our patrons the opportunity to meet local artists and art professionals, both mainstream and avant-garde, get behind-the-scenes, and get an in-depth understanding of foreign cultures through close encounters with the locals. We tailor our services to satisfy your interests, and keep our groups small.

Travel with an intimate group of like-minded people. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible, and believe that can't be achieved with a large group.
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