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1. Posted by pineapple_81 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi everybody, I’m planning my trip to Prague. I’ve already booked my flight and the airport shuttle.
Given that I will be in Prague only 3 days (and alone) I was thinking of booking a city tour as well. There is something in their offer.
What do you think about it? Is it a good solution to see all the major attractions in a short time? Should I do a tour or sightsee on my own?
Thanks in advance for all suggestions! :) :)

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2. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 334 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

A city tour is a good option, it can help you get some familiarity with the surrounding and are usually quite interesting.
Prague is a very interesting city, great architecture, great interesting history, banging nightlife!
In the 2 times i have been to Prague i found it to be a very walk-able city, a lot of the sights are within reasonable distance of each other, but if you decide you need a rest the public transport is very cheap.
3 days is a good amount of time for Prague, some sights i wouldn't miss are:
Prague castle
Charles Bridge
Astronomical clock/Town square
Our Lady Church
Wenceslas Square
Vyšehrad fortress
Dancing house
The National Museum.

These are a list of my interests, research them and see if they interest you, also walking around stopping for a coffee and a pastry, people watching-more great Prague activities.

Enjoy.

3. Posted by zzlangerhans (Respected Member 60 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

A city tour is fine, but I would be careful how you book because there's a lot of variability in quality. I would look for one that has high ratings on review sites.

Alternatively, it's really not that difficult to see all the sights of central Prague in a day. Most of the historic sights and museums are packed into the small area encompassed by the Old Town and Mala Strana on either side of the Vltava River. The tours won't take you to anything except the main central sights, and you won't have the option to choose how you budget your time between them. After that you can pick and choose what appeals to you most - farmer's markets, beer gardens, architecturally-interesting neighborhoods, art. Review blogs and travel sites to make sure you have a complete list of all the potential attractions you might find interesting. It sucks to get home and realize you missed something really cool.

Close by Prague are Karlstejn Castle and Kutna Hora, which you may have time to visit if you can get transportation.

I have blogged about Prague quite extensively http://zzlangerhans.travellerspoint.com/415/

4. Posted by nicolaitan (Budding Member 32 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

prague is easily visited independently.
tours have a bad habit of showng only the outside of important buildings and superficiality.

may i suggest, in addition to the above, depending on your interests-

the jewish museum
half day bus tour to the WWII concentration and prison camp at thereisenstadt (terezin), one of few tours which offer convenience and in depth presentation.

5. Posted by Ulykkesfugl (Inactive 3 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Personally, I love Prague. But only due to we visited for a conference, where we had to stay in a neighborhood outside the city centre! Me and my fiancee absolutely loved it and counted our blessings when we saw the city centre, which in our opinion just is one large tourist trap.

Being in Prague though, we needed to check some of the sights - and for that purpose we called on a friend of mine form -snip-. They took us on an affordable tour, where we got the ins and outs of contemporary Prague without too much boring history fuzz. We loved it so much we ended up taking their beer tour as well, where we connected with other travelers and had some laughs with them!

I definitely recommend you to look them up and if you do, you're always welcome to write me as I have some unused discounts you can get as we'll not be going back in the near future :).

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6. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 334 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Ulykkesfugl

Personally, I love Prague. But only due to we visited for a conference, where we had to stay in a neighborhood outside the city centre! Me and my fiancee absolutely loved it and counted our blessings when we saw the city centre, which in our opinion just is one large tourist trap.

Being in Prague though, we needed to check some of the sights - and for that purpose we called on a friend of mine from -snip-. They took us on an affordable tour, where we got the ins and outs of contemporary Prague without too much boring history fuzz. We loved it so much we ended up taking their beer tour as well, where we connected with other travelers and had some laughs with them!

I definitely recommend you to look them up and if you do, you're always welcome to write me as I have some unused discounts you can get as we'll not be going back in the near future :).

Most cities are "large Tourist traps" its how they make money, the skill is working out what is value for money.

Convenient you had a friend with a tour company, too much "boring History fuzz" is very enjoyable to some people, horses for courses my friend.

Do you make decent commission?

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7. Posted by Ulykkesfugl (Inactive 3 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting wizzmor1977

Quoting Ulykkesfugl

Personally, I love Prague. But only due to we visited for a conference, where we had to stay in a neighborhood outside the city centre! Me and my fiancee absolutely loved it and counted our blessings when we saw the city centre, which in our opinion just is one large tourist trap.

Being in Prague though, we needed to check some of the sights - and for that purpose we called on a friend of mine from -snip-. They took us on an affordable tour, where we got the ins and outs of contemporary Prague without too much boring history fuzz. We loved it so much we ended up taking their beer tour as well, where we connected with other travelers and had some laughs with them!

I definitely recommend you to look them up and if you do, you're always welcome to write me as I have some unused discounts you can get as we'll not be going back in the near future :).

Most cities are "large Tourist traps" its how they make money, the skill is working out what is value for money.

Convenient you had a friend with a tour company, too much "boring History fuzz" is very enjoyable to some people, horses for courses my friend.

Do you make decent commission?

Don't know what you're talking about with commission. I can only recommend from my personal experience and tell the author how we went about finding 'value for money', since we don't like the touristy stuff and Prague can indeed be very touristy! If the author likes that, I recommend her to check Tripadvisor on the Old Town or one of the several other guides on how to experience the touristy aspects of Prague such as e.g. the guide on this forum. I provided an alternative to the recommendations already given and isn't that why we're here?

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8. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5324 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting wizzmor1977

Quoting Ulykkesfugl

Being in Prague though, we needed to check some of the sights - and for that purpose we called on a friend of mine from -snip-

Convenient you had a friend with a tour company, too much "boring History fuzz" is very enjoyable to some people, horses for courses my friend.

Do you make decent commission?

Yeah, with a wiki edit, and another forum post also mentioning the same outfit, this particular spammer definitely overplayed their hand.

9. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 334 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

Quoting wizzmor1977

Quoting Ulykkesfugl

Being in Prague though, we needed to check some of the sights - and for that purpose we called on a friend of mine from -snip-

Convenient you had a friend with a tour company, too much "boring History fuzz" is very enjoyable to some people, horses for courses my friend.

Do you make decent commission?

Yeah, with a wiki edit, and another forum post also mentioning the same outfit, this particular spammer definitely overplayed their hand.

Its amusing how transparent it was.

10. Posted by nicolaitan (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

what a coincidence that you are a new member as of this date and alreadly found a thread on which to flog your company. go back to tripadvisor.