Prague Global Round

July 26-30 | Prague Congress Centre

Every year we invite qualifying teams from over 160 regional rounds to join us at one of our many Global Rounds, distributed around the world to allow easy access for our entire community. Some are large, some are not-so-small; they all have in common great diversity, breathtaking awkwardness, and a wry love of learning. There are also super large alpacas for everyone, because we know you’ll need pillows for the flight home.


Join us this July as we journey to Czechia for this season’s European Global Round. Hosted at the Prague Congress Center, this event will take place from July 26-30.

Write, debate, challenge, bowl, ball and scavenge with peers and alpacas from near and far from home as you explore the Gothic and Baroque wonders of Prague’s streets and rivers. Don’t forget to sample the trdelník (and the burgers).

Just as at all of our Global Rounds, teams will have the chance to earn invitations to our annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University where they will learn alongside and build new friendships with Painted Warrior (our very own real-life, non-CGI alpaca) and fellow scholars from all over the world.

Official Hotels

We recommend all participants to stay at one of the official hotels. Optional shuttle buses will ply only from official hotels and prior reservations are required. All rates mentioned below are for double rooms and include breakfast, VAT and city taxes. Rates for single rooms are lower.

Hotel Brochure

Please click here to download the hotel brochure.

Hotels within easy walking distance
- Holiday Inn - Prague Congress Center | From Euro 142 a night | Booking Link
- Corinthia Hotel | From Euro 145 a night

Hotels with optional shuttle bus service
- Angelo by Vienna House | From Euro 105 a night
- NH Hotel - Prague Five | From Euro 118 a night
- Occidental Hotel - Prague Four | From Euro 86 a night
- Occidental Hotel - Prague Five | From Euro 90 a night
- Occidental Hotel - Prague Wilson | From Euro 140 a night
- Panorama Hotel | From Euro 105 a night
- Vienna House Andel's - Prague | From Euro 105 a night
- Vienna House Diplomat - Prague | From Euro 105 a night

Booking link for individual rooms
Booking link for groups

Please email our official ground partners, Kuoni Congress, at [email protected] in case you require assistance.

Ground Transportation

The Prague Congress Center is well connected by public transport - trams and city buses. Please note that seats on the optional shuttle bus from official hotels to and from the Prague Congress Center are available for advance booking with a fee of $90 per person; booking link coming soon. Transportation is provided at no charge from all hotels to the debate schools and from the Scholar's Social to all hotels. Last date for shuttle bus reservations is 30th June. Booking link coming soon.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are being offered by Kuoni Congress, our official ground partner.
Booking link for airport transfers

Optional Excursions

Optional excursions include a city tour of Prague, a visit to Kutna Hora (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a trek on the Bohemian Paradise Path and a visit to the Prague Safari. Excursions will be offered for the senior division students on July 27 and for junior division students on July 28. Please click here for details and pricing for the optional excursions.
Booking link for tours