Rate My Itinerary

Discussion in 'Travel Tips & Advice' started by NYCBen, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. NYCBen

    NYCBen New Member

    I will be in Prague from March 23 - March 30 for Spring Break. With the help of this wonderful site, I have come up with a tentative itinerary.

    My friends and I like to be adventurous and enjoy sightseeing and partying. Am I missing out on anything from my itinerary? Are any of my plans not feasible? Any recommendations for improvement? Will I have problems not speaking Czech in Cesky Kumlov or Plzen?

    Sat 3/23: arrive at 8 am, check-in, lunch, Visit Prague Castle, Visit Charles Bridge, Dinner, Grab drinks at Clown & Bard, Party at Radost FX

    Sun 3/24: Flea Market Kolbenova in the morning, Explore Stove Mestro, Palac Flora Mall, Dinner, Party at Akropolis

    Mon 3/25: Noontime Lunch. Day trip to Melnik castle for wine tasting. Dinner then back to Prague for Partying at Roxy

    Tues: Trip to Plzen; visit Pilsner Brewery; Take bus to Cesky Kumlov

    Wed: Check out Chesky Kumlov Castle. Go kayaking. Dinner. Partying at M-Club.

    Thurs: Morning bus back to Prague. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral. [Any other recommendations?] Dinner. Hookah. Party at Studio 54 (is that the best club on thursdays?)

    Friday: Relax Time. shopping, revisit favorite places. [any other recommendations?]. Depart on Saturday.
  2. geauxboy

    geauxboy Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you've used up all your time before you get there. I used to fill up my days before I get somewhere too, but I like the spur of the moment things better. To each their own though.

    You shouldn't have much problem with the language barrier. I live in NYC also and I find more language barrier here than in Prague.

    I'm not much on the club scene so I can't help you with that one. Any bar that serves a good pint is good enough for me. Especially at about $1.15 a pint. 8)

    You are doing two things that are on my list too. Melnik Castle and the flea market. I'd appreciate a follow up when you get back on both so I can be better prepared for my July trip. How are you getting to Melnik Castle anyway? Bus or train?

    The only thing I suggest is to see an opera or classical concert or something. That's if you're into that sort of thing. The venues are great and the music is out of this world. Here's a page with the listings of shows.
  3. saillael

    saillael Well-Known Member

    I agree. See an opera, concert or ballet. You could do all three for much less than you'd pay for one in NYC. Try the National Theater or Estates Theatre rather than one of the events held in a church. Fodor's says they are tourist traps and cost as much as the professional performance.

    Additionally, the book, A Thousand Places to See before You Die lists a brewery/beer garden called U Fleku.

    Climb the tower in the castle and look down on all the red roofs. Note that the uniforms the guards wear were designed by the costume designer for Amadeus, which was largely filmed in Prague.

    Eat Goulas and go to Cafe Louvre. Cafe life is a big part of Prague.

    Hang out on Charles Bridge on a sunny day and listen to jazz.

    If you want a meaningful historical experience try a side trip to Lidice to see the memorial to the children murdered by the Nazis.
  4. magan

    magan Well-Known Member

    A prominent "castle" which you see when you think you are looking at the picture of Prague Castle is actually St. Vitus Cathedral. It is large area and I would plan 1/2 day, if you continue on walking take in some lunch plan whole day.

    Take tram 22 to Pohorelec vs Prague Castle tram stop and see the Pohorelec square +(Strahov library), continue to see Loretta, then walk through Novy Svet, come up on Hradcanske nam. plan noon for changing of the guards, walk through the castle area/catedral, (/...sidetrack to Singing Fountain by Letohradek Kralovny Anny and see galery and back to see some inside areas of the castle, Zlata ulicka(Golden Lane) (you can go into one of thje houses and try some shooting) Daliborka, walk down Old Castle stairs (Stare Zamecke Schody)....then you walk to Malostranske nam. and explore Campa, Mala strana .....see Vrbovska Zahrada, Little Jesus of Prague..... back to Mostecka and over the Charles Bridge....walk to Old town square...to Powder Tower, Municipal House.........

    Boy........you have some walking to do whole day, but you won't feel it with so much beauty around.Have a good time and remember, you can drink at home watching tv - you don't have to travel to such a beautiful city to do that.
    Have a great time 8)
  5. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    Form Prague to Mělník definitely get bus. Twice faster and cheaper. There is no direct train, you have to change and waste time.
  6. geauxboy

    geauxboy Well-Known Member

    Very true. Most buses are under 40 minutes. At 38kc, it's a heckuva bargain.

    Saillael, you got that right. You can see most of the more popular plays in NYC for under $100 for one person. I can see two plays/concerts/operas in Prague for two cheaper than one ticket in NYC.

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