The city of Prague is packed with historic sights, winding streets, colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and squares; known as the ‘city of a hundred spires’, it’s so packed that it can be hard to know where to start! We recommend taking a tour, ideally at the start of your trip, to really help get to know Prague, learn about the non-tourist sights, and gain an insight into the history of this magnificent city.
Prague Getaways offer private, tailor-made Prague sightseeing tours for individual travellers, families and groups. Their hosts are local professionals who love to share their knowledge of the history, gastronomy, culture and lifestyle of Prague and the wider Czech Republic. Avoid the disorganisation of wandering the streets or joining a fixed itinerary big group tour. Instead, with Prague Getaways the itinerary is fully flexible and completely designed according to you! Most of their tours are non-typically touristy and instead have a specific focus or theme. Read on for our Top 3 tours in and around Prague…
This fabulous tour gives you a bit of everything; take a magical 2-hour cruise down the river, enjoy a folklore evening with a traditional meal as well as having your own private guide and driver to tour you around the city. The tour lasts for 11 hours in total and at the end, you’ll be a Prague-pro! The tour starts with a 3-hour driving sight-seeing tour of the right side of the river bank, you then have your river cruise where you also get to enjoy a leisurely lunch on the water, the river cruise lasts for 2 hours and is followed by a 3-hour driving tour on the left side of the river. To top off a wonderful day, you attend a charming folklore evening with dinner and drinks before being taken back to your hotel to reflect on your many happy memories; this is a tour that you’ll never forget.
A UNESCO site since 1992, Cesky Krumlov is one of the most beautiful and picturesque medieval towns in the Czech Republic; a fairytown town with a majestic castle complex, it’s like a miniature version of Prague. The tour lasts for 9 to 11 hours including the 2-and-a-half-hour drive through the gorgeous countryside from Prague to Cesky Krumlov. You can tailor the exact route as you wish but make sure you take time to wander the narrow streets, stop to buy locally made souvenirs in small shops, visit the original 17th-century baroque theatre and soak up the historic atmosphere in the old town. A trip to the Castle Complex is possible in the summer months – and definitely recommended. There’s also time for a leisurely lunch or you can also stop at extra towns or castles in the vicinity as you wish.
The ideal tour for shopaholics who like to shop somewhere a little special; the added bonus with this tour is you don’t even have to carry your purchases, simply transport them in your very comfortable car for the day! The 4-hour tour visits quality souvenirs shops that are owned by local people who design and make beautiful items according to hundreds of years old traditions. Choose from authentic handmade wooden items, Easter eggs, Christmas decorations, traditional wooden toys, Czech crystal or jewellery, or if you’re anything like me several of each! As you shop, you sight-see too; you’ll visit the Charles bridge, the famous Old town square, and Wenceslas square, as well as stopping for a cake and hot drink in a stylish local café. This tour avoids the tourist traps and takes you to the places that the Czechs are proud of; and you get to take home some wonderful souvenirs too to remind you of your tour!
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