What are the highlights to see, restaurants to try, in Prague? This is Sally and my first trip there starting June 1. Staying at the Marriott for a few days, side trips etc...we go to Europe each summer for our anniversary (46th this time)...Bill
Hi Bill, Prague is a great choice! Hopefully, it won't be too crowded with tourists and hen/stag parties at that time. It is one of my favorite cities. I could retire there! Loved it that much. Here's a link to a couple of posts I made... http://www.marriottrewardsinsiders.marriott.com/message/null#null I highly recommend a day trip to Terezin. And, an overnight trip to Cesky Krumlov. Looking forward to your post when you return! If you do a search, you should turn up a few more threads. Also, you'll find a lot of info on the European forums section in fodors.com Have a wonderful trip!
New Hilton thanks for the reply it so encourages me. We are looking forward to our visit and will give a full report when we return. One of our friends here in Atlanta had also recommended a trip to Terezin...thanks again Bill
Like many, I too loved Prague as well as the Marriott. It is conveniently located near old town and has a great staff. My wife and I were treated to a suite which made the stay, well, sweet. The Concierge Lounge gets very high marks from me and they have some PC's with Internet connections available for free. We ate well while there but I can't recall any restaurants by name. The concierge in the lobby pointed us to some very good places to eat. As a tourist I would suggest a day tour of the city, one which would take you to the Prague Castle (which isn't really a castle), the Charles bridge and all other points of interest. The Jewish quarter is extremely interesting so you may want to mosey on over there and take a walking tour. A word of caution. If you are arriving by train, negotiate a flat rate for the taxi ride to the hotel. We were taken for a ride by ours and landed up paying nearly twice as much as we should have because the meter was rigged. Also, if you contact the hotel ahead of time they can arrange a limo to pick you up at a reasonable cost.
Prague Airport Shuttle offers taxis from the airport to downtown at reasonable rates. It's run by an American expat. You can find it on the net and make a reservation. Also, if you need to use taxis during your stay, have the hotel or restaurant call them. Use only metered taxis. AAA was one of the better ones, if I recall correctly. Don't miss the Loretto Church and the Strahov Monastery,especially the monastery's library... WOW! And, you can have a beer crafted by the monastery there. If I get time, I'll go thru my photo albums to remember what else to see/do.
If you can stay at the Marriott Old Town - the service is excellent and you'll be close to all the sites. Make sure you go to Pizza Nuovo to eat - try the Pasta Lardito. The wine stewart is very knowledgable. The pizza is the best in Prague. THe restaurant group that operates this restaurant has a number of other restaurants in Prague all are excellent. Go to U fleck U it's the oldest beer hall in Europe. The food is very good and inexpensive. The beer is great. FYI..The food prices near old town are very high, just go two block away and you'll save 30 %. We ate a the bars as the food is terrific and inexpensive. Plus you get a true feel for the local charm. Their are a few really great bakeries in Jewish town. We love Prague - hope you have a great trip.