We arrived at Prague on a low-cost flight from Dublin following our Ireland trip. We found a lavish Airbnb apartment at a good price, 10 minutes from the city center by metro. The apartment had a really cool design and we had a hot tub and fully furnished kitchen. The bed room was charming and pleasant. Link to the apartment. If you don’t have an Airbnb account yet, use this link to receive 40$ off your first order.
Prague had a ton of great things to do, but seeing as we only had two and half days at our disposal, we elected to go with the attractions that seemed coolest to us. We decided on four types of tours, each one letting us see the city from a different angle. We went for a cocktail in the tallest tower in the Czech Republic, to the market and had local cuisine.
Attractions in Prague
Tour in a retro vehicle
Before arriving in Prague, I’ve done extensive research into special tours available. When I came across a stunning retro vehicle tour with Prague old car company and immediately knew it was going to be something we’ll want to do.
We pre-ordered the tour and had no clue what vehicle we were going to get, so every time a retro vehicle drove by we were left wondering if it was going to be ours. Lucky for us, we ended up getting the coolest and most unique vehicle and had a really charming driver as well. Click here to read more about our old car tour experience.
Panoramic bike and castle tour
One of our favorite ways of exploring new places is through bike tours. Having done a tour of the major landmarks with the retro vehicle, we wanted to check out a different area. We found a panoramic tour, which sounded really beautiful, through Praha Bike. Their tour sounded quite special – A combination of vantage points and a castle, with some physical challenge thrown into the mix. Click here to read more about our bike tour experience.
Ghost stories and legends tour
I have to admit the whole ghost thing scares me a bit, but when I came across the ghost story tour in the evening hours in Prague, it sounded like something worth trying – even if I don’t get any sleep afterwards.
We preordered the tour through Mysterium tours company.
Click here to read more about our spooky ghosts tour experience.
Television tower vantage point
Zizkov television tower is the highest tower in the Czech Republic, rated the 2nd ugliest in the world. As soon as you see it, you’ll understand why. It may be ugly on the outside, but don’t judge a book by its cover – Its interior design is super cool and there are several things to do there. You can go up to the head of the tower and see the city in 360 degrees.
You can sit on the fun swing couches and look over the city at the same time. Afterwards, you can go down a floor and sit at the bar, where you can get drinks (and food) and enjoy the amazing view.
I’d recommend getting there in time for sunset or during the late morning hours, not while the sun is directly above and glaring. We ordered two cocktails and enjoyed the view. The price to go up the tower isn’t too high at about 6 euros and the drink prices are reasonable as well. I would definitely recommend visiting it while in Prague.
Food market and souvenirs
Havelské tržiště Market – To be honest, we came across the market accidently while wandering around the old town, but we really like local markets and so were glad to run into it. There are lots of souvenir, jewelry, fruit and food stalls. All the different berries looked really good. We were there during lunch hours, so we decided to have a hot dog for lunch. We found a really nice stall called Ceske Uzeniny.
We both chose a spicy sausage in a bun along with some hot wine (One of the must tries in Prague, especially on cold days). I liked the sausage a lot and the bun was really good because he toasted it before serving. The market is open every day from 06:00 to 19:00, and on Sundays from 07:00 to 18:30.
Free tour in the city
Whenever we arrive at a new city, we always do the free tour (tip based), so we can get to know it better and hear of its history. We took the tour through Sandemans, who’s tours we had enjoyed in Dublin, Berlin and Jerusalem. The tour was around three and a half hours and was very thorough.
Our guide was really nice and told of Prague’s history in an interesting manner. I definitely recommend doing this tour on one of your first days in town, as the guide gives suggestions for recommended locations such as restaurants, bars and attractions. We followed his suggestion to a bar with the largest variety of beers in the Czech Republic. During the tour, there is a break of approximately half an hour during which you can get some food and drink and get some tips from the guide. It’s a light and interesting tour.