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  1. Monica
    June 5, 2019 @ 10:08 pm

    Hi ! I m going to Prague next month and thought to spend 3.7 days in Prague (our flight back is only at 7pm) and going to Dresden for a full day (one day trip). A friend of mine suggests we spend one night in Dresden (it would be 3 full days in Prague and 1.5 days in Dresden). What do you think? Should we spend a night in Dresden ? Thanks for all suggestions

    • Ali Garland
      June 10, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

      Hi Monica! I love your precision with the 3.7 days! I think you’d be fine either way, spending the night in Dresden or going back to Prague. Dresden is a really pretty city, and often it’s nice to see a place at night. It really depends on your preference, if you think it sounds like too much hassle to switch hotels for that night vs if it sounds like too much hassle to have to get back to Prague on the same day. Sorry I know that’s not much help, but I don’t think you can make a wrong choice!

  2. Annette
    May 9, 2019 @ 4:35 am

    Hello, I’m Annette and 60 years old. I would like to visit Prague by myself do u have any suggestions. I’m coming from San Francisco and would like to take the train from different cities, thanks

    • Ali Garland
      May 14, 2019 @ 9:59 am

      Hi Annette! I’m not sure what exactly you’re asking. There are lots of suggestions for sights and activities in this post. If you’re interested in meeting other travelers, even just for a few hours, I really recommend booking a day tour, something like the food tour mentioned in the post. I really enjoyed that, and even though I took that specific one with my husband, I’ve done food tours by myself before and they’re lots of fun. For visiting other cities, the train sounds like a good option. I’d suggest checking routes on Omio since it’s all in English and easy to use for routes all over Europe.

  3. Debbie H.
    May 2, 2019 @ 9:31 pm

    HI Ali, My husband and I would love to visit Prague and maybe Berlin and Vienna this Sept. though not certain we have enough time to plan our trip. I have spoken with one travel agent who has been, and thus is very knowledgable. Her focus is on luxury travel, sounded wonderful, but was hoping we could plan a bit more economically. Is it possible to speak with you on the phone or is all communication done via posts? Debbie

    • Ali Garland
      May 3, 2019 @ 2:51 pm

      Hi Debbie! I’m not a travel agent, so I don’t do calls. But if you don’t want something so much on the luxury end, you can certainly book everything yourself without a travel agency.

      I like for hotels, but certainly use whichever site you’re familiar with. You can filter down to hotels within a price range, customer rating, etc., and you can pick different amenities you want, like free wifi or breakfast included. I also recommend comparing the hotel’s location to the main sights and public transport, so it helps to open a Google map and find the hotel there. I have more hotel booking tips in this post.

      Then you’ll need to book transportation from one city to the next. Here’s the Deutsche Bahn website (in English) and it’s pretty easy to use. It’s great for showing you the routes and how long it takes to get from one city to the next. In most cases, you can’t book your tickets there unless there’s a German portion of your route, so you can book Prague to Berlin (which is a little over 4 hours and really cheap if you can book it ahead of time) but you probably can’t book Prague to Vienna (also 4 hours) through that site. Omio is a good site to check out for planning transport, they’ll give you info for trains, buses, and flights, and you can book everything in one place. I don’t think it’s worth flying, except maybe if you’re going between Berlin and Vienna because the direct train for that route is 7 hours 40 minutes. So if you want to visit all 3 cities, you could book your flight into Vienna and out of Berlin (or vice versa) and then take the train from Vienna to Prague and Prague to Berlin. Look for “open jaw” or “multi-stop” when booking your flights, usually it’s an option you can choose near where you would choose roundtrip or one way.

      After you have hotels and trains booked, it’s really just activities. I have a few tours listed above in this post for Prague that I highly recommend. (The food tour and the craft beer tour were both fantastic!) And then I’d recommend looking on Viator for tours in Berlin and Vienna. And remember, you don’t have to plan out every minute of your trip. Sometimes it’s good to leave room for the flexibility to choose what you want to do once you arrive.

      I hope this helps!

      • Debbie
        May 9, 2019 @ 11:03 pm

        Thanks for all your helpful suggestions, Ali! (Wish you were a travel agent :). We’ll see what we can do. ?

        • Ali Garland
          May 14, 2019 @ 9:59 am

          Aw, thanks Debbie!

  4. Lucy
    April 30, 2019 @ 10:24 am

    Im just planning my visit of Prague and this is great thank you.
    I would also like to see some other cities in Czech and i saw this on internet

    Do you think its better than trains or buses and do you have some experience with something like this

    • Ali Garland
      April 30, 2019 @ 2:46 pm

      The Czech train system is really easy to use, and really inexpensive. I would never pay for a private driver unless there were extenuating circumstances.

  5. Lito
    March 24, 2018 @ 3:55 am

    Planning to go there 4-5 days any suggestion for land package tour and hotel this coming end of May 2018 say 25-31 May

  6. Kelly
    December 7, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

    Ali, how is it to travel in Prague as an english speaker only when you plan your own itinerary and not use a travel agency?

    • Ali Garland
      December 7, 2017 @ 5:56 pm

      Hi Kelly! I think you’d be fine. I’ve never used a travel agency to go there, always set up my own itinerary with a few food tours and it’s been great. Most people, especially in touristy areas where you’re likely to be, will speak decent English. They’re very used to tourists. Let me know if you have any other questions! Prague is beautiful, I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Haneen
    October 2, 2017 @ 9:08 pm

    I’m planning to visit Prague in mid-oct as a solo traveller but I am afraid i may feel alone too much instead of having adventures and getting to know the people, so do you have any recommendations?

    • Ali Garland
      October 5, 2017 @ 10:32 am

      Hi Haneen! When I travel by myself and don’t want to be alone the whole time, I usually look for day tours. It’s a good way to enjoy the city and meet other people, even if it’s just for a few hours. If you like beer, I really enjoyed this craft beer tour in Prague. I also took this food tour in Prague and it was quite good. You can look for more Prague tours here and see if anything sounds interesting to you. If you’re staying at a hostel, they usually organize activities or can recommend tours. I always bring my Kindle to meals when I’m on my own so I can read. If you’re eating at a place with a bar, consider sitting at the bar because it’ll usually give you the opportunity to chat with the bartender or other people sitting there. I hope this helps, and I really hope you enjoy your trip!

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  9. Henry / @fotoeins
    July 2, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    I love your guide, but it makes me a weep a little bit, because I’ve visited her many times. And frankly, I miss her. 🙂

    • Ali Garland
      July 2, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

      Thanks! Sorry to make you sad, Henry! It really is an amazing city though. I’m glad we live less than 5 hours away and can easily go back again. I hope you get there again some day!