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48 Hours in Prague

Over the past few years I have heard so much about amazing Prague was. Even hearing that it was never very high on my list of a place to visit. However my mom really wanted to visit. Especially since a friend of hers who had passed away always gushed about Prague being one of her favorite places. We only had a couple of days, but decided we would see what Prague was all about and we weren’t disappointed.

48 Hours in Prague www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

Once we arrived I had arranged for a car service to pick us up. Once we found the driver we headed to the Unitas Hotel. The hotel was really nice and in walking distance to pretty much everything. I really enjoyed it and was surprised at how big the room was. Soon after I wanted to see what was around the area so we went outside and walked around a bit in the warm sun.

The Room ©2016 HollyDayz
The Room ©2016 HollyDayz

Prague was filled with hustle and bustle. We walked over to the main street and down towards the beautiful Vltava River. I could see the infamous Charles Bridge and Prague Castle across the water. After walking around a bit more I stopped into a store and bought some snacks and things to drink for the room.

Vltava River and Prague Castle in the distance ©2016 HollyDayz
Vltava River and Prague Castle in the distance ©2016 HollyDayz

We had a tour and dinner cruise plan so we rested up a bit before heading out. The tour guide picked us up from the hotel and we walked to some other hotels picking up others before getting on the bus. It was a great way to explore and see some things. The gentleman was giving us some background and history on what we were passing.

Walking around Prague ©2016 HollyDayz
Walking around Prague ©2016 HollyDayz

We hopped on the bus with others and began our tour around town. Learned a few things and got to see many of the highlights as we headed towards or dinner cruise. The cruise was really nice, again seeing all the amazing Prague architecture. The plates of food were small so luckily we could go back and get more. We tried some beer, which to my surprise was very good and cheap! Afterwards we had some dessert.

Cruising down the Vltava River ©2016 HollyDayz
Cruising down the Vltava River ©2016 HollyDayz
On the dinner cruise ©2016 HollyDayz
On the dinner cruise ©2016 HollyDayz

Once the boat docked we got back on the bus where they dropped us off at the hotel. We were happy to relax as we were pretty tired and had a tour the next morning. For the tour the next day I would find out my wardrobe choice was the wrong one! Mid to high 70s really didn’t sound that hot so I wore jeans, mistake, should have worn shorts or a maxi dress. It was very warm outside, especially in the sun!

In the Jewish Quarter, the oldest synagogue. ©2016 HollyDayz
In the Jewish Quarter, the oldest synagogue. ©2016 HollyDayz

After eating breakfast at the hotel we walked to the meeting point for our free walking tour. There was a huge group of us and we had a great tour guide who really told us a lot of interesting facts. I love history and learning so this was perfect. The guide tried to keep us in the shade as much as possible. Half way through the tour we took a break at a restaurant. We were told that service in Prague isn’t the best and you could sit there for a while before anyone ever walks up to you. I soon found out this was true.

Astronomical Clock ©2016 HollyDayz
Astronomical Clock ©2016 HollyDayz
The Powder Tower ©2016 HollyDayz
The Powder Tower ©2016 HollyDayz

We continued on with the tour after we finally got some water. After walking around for some odd hours we were pretty tired and walked back to the hotel. We stopped into a few stores and I was also able to try a Trdelnik. I think it would have been better had I not gotten ice cream in it. It was 120 CZK with the bland ice cream. We got a bit turned around and it took longer than expected. My feet were on fire from all the walking on cobblestone. I was done, put a fork in me, by the time we got back.

Trdelnik 48 Hours in Prague www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz
Trdelnik ©2016 HollyDayz

We laid down for a little while then headed to the front desk to ask where we could get some delicious dinner. The lady told us of a place close by called U Medviku and another guest of the hotel co-signed and said she was heading there at that moment. The food was absolutely delicious and the beer was once again really good!

At U Medviku ©2016 HollyDayz
At U Medviku ©2016 HollyDayz

Heading back to the hotel after dinner we asked the front desk to call us a taxi as we were headed to see Don Giovanni, the marionette version. It was cool. The entire thing was in Italian, but they gave out programs so you would know exactly what was going on. They did the show to a very packed house. I had never been to a marionette show, so I was glad to experience something different.

Outside of Don Giovani ©2016 HollyDayz
Outside of Don Giovani ©2016 HollyDayz
Don Giovanni Marionette ©2016 HollyDayz
Don Giovanni Marionette ©2016 HollyDayz

Saw a bit more of Prague on the ride home. I got some tea when I got back to the hotel, took a shower, and hit the bed. I was exhausted and we were leaving the next day. The only two things I didn’t do was see the Lennon Wall, which I really wanted to see and explore the Prague Castle.

I was told there was so much to see at Prague Castle that a tour guide was best, which I think I would agree on because I like to actually know what I am looking at. If I wasn’t so tired I would have made it over that way. A few more hours would have done a little justice since I was so tired, but I saw a lot and had a great time in Prague. Check out my friend/fellow blogger Christopher of Rudderless as he shows you how he spent 2 days in Prague!

Have you ever been to Prague? What did you do?

47 Comments

  • staciesayzso

    What beautiful trip. My feet would have been hurting too. I would have smashed that ice cream thingy though. Looks really good.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It wasn’t as good as I had hoped. My feet needed a rub down when i got back.

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  • Noel Morata

    This is definitely a walking town, so much to see and do. Walking tours are definitely the way to go and really get all the inside and juicy story to all the fascinating districts of the city.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I loved hearing all the stories. The history was really interesting.

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  • arnav2806

    A walk in lanes of Prague on the cobblestone path has been on my bucket list for while now and your pictures display the beautiful architectural beauty of the city perfectly.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a beautiful place, you would really like it. Beauty and history everywhere.

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  • Nancy

    Yes, I have been to Prague and went on a cruise as well. Prague is a beautiful city and I enjoyed seeing the Charles Bridge and other landmarks from the river. I walked a lot too – the architecture in the Old Town is fascinating.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It really is. I enjoyed it even if my feet didn’t.

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  • Tomiko

    I’ve never been but ive heard great things about it.. I have so many places on my bucket list hopefully Prague will make the list

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    • Holly Dayz

      Prague is a great city.

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  • Leah Walker (@L_e_a_h)

    Prague is an absolutely fantastic city. No matter winter or summer, it’s so picturesque. What I find really interesting is the funky art. Shows that the city isn’t just fairy tale architecture.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I agree. Great city I would happily go back to.

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  • Drew Seaman

    I love Prague! Even it is busy and touristy, I still love it and want to head back. So much to see and such a beautiful city. Looks like you had a blast. The large pint of beer looks might tasty too!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I would gladly head back as well. I enjoyed it and the beer was really good.

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  • Kerri

    Love the cobblestones of Prague, the castle and the Charles Bridge.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Very beautiful place.

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  • Real Wife Coach

    This is beautiful. I love to see my sisters traveling the world.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. It was such a beautiful place.

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  • travelwith2ofus

    I have seen and read a lot about Prague. Some good and some not so good. I would definitely like to visit to make my own judgment. It is unfortunate you did not get to visit the castle and the Lennon Wall because I think those are two things worth seeing if you are in Prague. Sounds like you had a good time tho.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You should visit and make your own. I can always go back if I want to and check those two places out. Otherwise I had a good ole time

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  • Traveling Well For Less

    Sorry to hear that your mom’s friend passed away. But happy that you got to spend time in Prague together. Prague looks beautiful. I haven’t been there yet.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you, I appreciate that. Yes, we had a very nice time. It is a very beautiful place.

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  • adventurecyclist

    The ice-cream is hard to beat in Prague! I hope you get the opportunity to visit the castle in the future, as it is certainly worth it

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    • Holly Dayz

      Next time I will make my way over there and get a tour.

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  • LaQuisha Hall

    Only 48 hours? I would have loved an extra day to walk around that beautiful location!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I just needed a few more hours. An extra day and I would have went to a different part of the Czech Republic.

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  • Adeola Naomi

    I need to visit and explore Prague!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, you do.

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  • Latoya Scott (@lifeandabudget)

    What a beautiful location! Can’t say I’ve ever been, but I wouldn’t rule it out.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is beautiful. If you get the chance, go.

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  • Tamika

    I traveled to Prague as a teenager and it is such a beautiful place! I enjoyed traveling through your pictures!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. Great place to visit.

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  • Mimi Green

    Sounds like you and your Mom maximized your 48 hours to the fullest. I hadn’t heard anything about Prague but interesting about the customer service. I so hate that. I wanted the Trdelnik to be great because it looked delicious.

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    • Holly Dayz

      We tried too. Yes, funny thing is I told someone about the customer service and they went and came back and told me they too experienced the same thing, but a little worse. I wanted it to be great too lol.

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  • Kiwi

    I think you and another person I know are the only ones I know who have visited Prague. Intriguing I must try to go one of these days.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes you should. Great city.

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  • Carmen's Luxury Trvl (@carmensluxtrvl)

    Great video and post! Looks like you had an amazing 48 hours. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I did.

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  • Cleverly Changing (@Cleverlychangin)

    Amazing trip in Prague. I’d loved seeing your pictures because it really helped me imagine that I was right there with you.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh I am so glad and I hope one day you get there and see it all for yourself.

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  • tiffanytravelsblog

    Dinner cruise sounds like a nice way to dine and see the sights light up at night. I have never been to a opera so , that sounds really cool that it was an Italian. Glad you all were able to a lot on such a short amount of time.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was pretty cool. I had never been to one with marionettes.

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  • sweshfit

    Wow these are absolutely beautiful pics! I’ve always wanted to visit Eastern Europe, and I would do it just like this where I hang out in a place for a couple of days…then on the to the next since there’s so much to see!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you! I hope you get to soon.

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  • MUAKimPorter

    I’ve never been to Prague, but I’d visit. That glass of beer is calling me (of all things lol).

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    • Holly Dayz

      You should, you would enjoy it.

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  • kristahamelin

    This looks amazing! I would love to visit there some day!

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