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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?