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and their special tours:

 

Dana - Beroun&Glassworks

Jana - Trebic & Vysehrad

Lucie - Melnik & Litomerice

Hana - Bead tour to North

Radek - WW2 & Pilsner Urquell

Martina  - Famous Czech Women

Martina V. - Prachatice and Lace Museum & Kratochvile Chateau

Eva - Communist tour

 

 

 

Our Guide Team

 

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PRIVATE GUIDE SERVICES

 

I provide guided WALKING TOURS in Prague and countryside TRIPS for individuals, families or small groups. I will design your itinerary based on your time availability, preferences and budget. Take the tour the following day after your arrival to get some rest before the tour.

 

Due to high demand I might not be available, and in that case I can set you up with another wonderful guide from our team. Please see our  PRIVATE GUIDE TEAM and their special tours.

 

The tours can be combined with a visit of most known and unknown BREWERIES or you can conduct a small WINE tasting and enjoy a local wine.

 

The cultural and entertainment events TICKET  BOOKING can be arranged per your choice. See the listing. The fine restaurants best seating can be reserved in advance.

 

ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A PRIVATE GUIDE

 

  • Opportunity to meet and talk to the local person

  • Qualified source of information

  • Individual care based on your interests and preferences

  • Enough time for questions, stops and pace as needed

  • Get off the tourist path

  • Get the insight into the local culture and customs

  • Finding out interesting stories not presented in guidebooks

  • Avoid following a large group rushing you around

  • Tips for  good restaurants, shopping, relaxing, evening entertainment

  • Service at very reasonable price

 

See the testimonials!  

 

Accommodation

Most convenient area is Prague 1 which includes the Old Town (Stare Mesto), the New Town (Nove Mesto, the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) and the Castle District (Hradcany). See recommended hotels.

 

Airport Transportation

Most hotels arrange the transportation for you. Compare their price with the Prague Airport Shuttle.

 

Czech Souvenirs

  • Crystal  - a great design glass store is "Material" in Ungelt/Tyn in the Old Town

  • Garnet jewelry -  an excellent garnet store is Studio Sperk at Dlouha 19 in the Old Town

  • Marionettes - check the shop "Marionety Truhlar" at U luzickeho seminare 5 below the Charles bridge in the Lesser Town  (Mala Strana)

  • Becherovka herbal liquer has magical powers for digestion and is available everywhere.. :-)

  • Traditional Spa wafers from Karlovy Vary come in vanilla/nut flavor and chocolate. Must be made by "Opavia" company. Check the grocery stores.

  • Hand-made Czech crafts products such as blueprint, ceramics, natural cosmetics, wooden toys, Easter eggs and other traditional products can be found in the chain store "Manufaktura".

The nesting dolls and amber are NOT Czech tradional products.

 

Czech Cuisine - get ready for lots of meat, dumplings, beer ..  more

 

Exchange

You can get the Czech Crown (koruna) from many ATMs around the city. If you have cash, the Exchange.cz office at the corner of Maiselova and Kaprova street offers good rates. Look always for "buy" valuta rate. This is in the Czech language "nakup" valuty.  The exchange offices lure you on "sell" rate which you will get only if you change Czech Crowns for other currency.

 

How to avoid crowds

  • Prague top season is in May and September. Come in FEBRUARY or NOVEMBER!

  • Less frequented days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

  • Check for Italian, German and Russian holidays and come another time :-)

  • During the season (May-October) skip the interiors of the Prague Castle (except the St Vitus cathedral) and visit instead the Lobkowicz Palace,  Palace Gardens beneath the castle or the Royal Gardens. If you buy a ticket for the Prague Castle interiors, don't miss the Rosenberg Palace with its beautiful chapel and rooms of Noble Ladies.

  • A line for the St Vitus cathedral is usually shorter in the afternoons (due to the services on Sunday morning, try to avoid the Sunday afternoon as well)

  • Afternoon tours allow  avoiding large groups inside of the historical buildings

  • Jewish Museum is most crowded on Sundays and the day after Jewish Holidays

  • For fine dining and best restaurant seats and views, ask me in advance to make a reservation

 

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