This week we took off on an auto trip to Prague. From Vienna the journey to Prague is about a 4-hour ride either by train or car. Prague has always been one of our favorite cities. The food, architecture, culture – Prague has it all. And, perhaps the best beer in the world!
Prague is a maze of cobbled alleys where you can wander aimlessly. Move away from the touristed Old Square and get lost in neighborhoods of cafes, gardens, bars, restaurants… not a tourist group in sight. Prague has many such neighborhoods that reward the adventurer – so get off the normal routes and explore!
If it’s your first time, there are certainly plenty of historical interests. I never tire of climbing the hill to the Prague Castle and the Cathedral of Saints Vitus. The views (inside and out) are incredible. Of course no visit to Prague is complete without a stroll across the crowded (and okay, touristy) Charles Bridge. Hint – go early in the AM before the vendors set up and you’ll have the bridge to yourself. The Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti) is a huge gathering spot and we’ve been entertained just sitting and people watching.
In Prague there are three Virtuoso Hotels we work with … The Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague – The Four Seasons Hotel, Prague and The Mandarin Oriental, Prague. Each is wonderful hotel and all quite unique in location and design. On this trip we were fortunate to visit two of these hotels: The Four Seasons and The Mandarin Oriental; Reports do follow.
Prague is a city that welcomes you no matter the time of year. We have been fortunate to have visited Prague many times in both winter and summer. There are special events occurring year-round. We can’t wait to head back to Prague – perhaps again this year during the annual Christmas Markets. Ron Phillips Travel would be delighted to assist you on your next trip to Prague.
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