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Story of Prague: 'New York Times Journeys' Remarkable Sights & Food

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    Stop At: Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, U milosrdnych 17, Prague Czech Republic

    Our journey begins at the medieval Convent of Saint Agnes of Bohemia. In a city full of churches, this particular one is often overlooked by visitors. In-the-know locals on the other hand, flock here for tranquil walks alongside the convent’s dramatic Gothic architecture. We will discuss the construction of the building and see some of the precious artworks that it is home to and hear stories about its past, including the Bohemian Princess whose actions back in the 13th century still resonate today. You will be encouraged to channel your inner nun and have a go at writing a letter with an old quill like the nuns used to do in their printing workshop. It’s not as easy as it looks.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Our Lady before Tyn, StaromEstske NamEsti 604 Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    We will pass this magnificent church on our way to the Old Town Square and hear few historical stories.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: StaromEstske namEsti, StaromEstske nam. Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    A scenic stroll through narrow streets that traverse the border between the Old Town and the New Town, will lead us to a large boulevard. Here, Communist-era Brutalist buildings cloak hidden architectural gems that are often ignored by the tourist, who usually gravitate towards the more famous sites of the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock, StaromEstske NamEsti 1/3, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    We will get to the Astronomical Clock in Old Town just in time to see it strike on the hour and learn the story behind its intriguing facade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Estates Theatre, Zhelezna 540/11, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    On our way to the first tasting stop we will pass by the grand theatre where Mozart conducted his premiere of "Don Giovanni" in 1784.
    Prague has been a cultural melting point for centuries, which is always a good sign for a city’s food scene. Italian gastronomy has a particularly strong influence here and we will experience this first-hand with a visit to observe the mini-empire of super chef Riccardo Lucque, the owner of several high-standard, trendsetting restaurants in central Prague. Together we will enjoy an exclusive tour with a chef of the kitchen of La Bottega Linka, a popular bistro and deli that boasts a charcoal-fuelled oven. You will see and taste for yourself why there is such a buzz around the delicious food that’s being created here everyday.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Henry's Bell Tower, Jindrishska 15, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    We will pass Henry's Bell tower on our way to the next food tasting. Your guide will share insights behind its structure.
    Time for another foodie break. The trendy Spejle Bistro takes its name from the skewer used to serve almost everything on the menu. Here you will try many bite-size Czech classics and sip a glass of Moravian wine or Czech craft beer.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Lesser Town, Malostranske Namesti Praha 1, Prague 11800 Czech Republic

    Hop on a tram like the locals do and cross the river Vltava to the beautiful district of Lesser Town and its pulsing heart, Kampa Island.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Werichova vila, U Sovovych mlynu 501/7, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    we will discover the Werich Villa, a former tannery that was once the home of Czech actor and playwright Jan Werich. This 18th-century villa opened to the public in 2017 as a museum and cultural arts center, featuring exhibits on the building’s history as well as the story of Werich and his frequent collaborator, the actor Jiri Voskovec. We will take an exclusive tour of the Villa and you'll get a chance to meet a local expert guide. We'll finish the tour with a cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cake.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Nikola was a gem, so relaxed yet knowledgable about all the beautiful things and places and people we saw, learnt about and discussed. I would highly recommend this to anyone thinking about passing an afternoon in Prague with a local. Thanks again

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Phily-mack
    Reviewed July 13, 2019

    Jirka and Saša were amazing tour guides! Not only did they provide me with an excellent education on multiple parts of the city and culture (including the food), but they took the time to know me and connect. I learned so much about Prague and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Danielle B
    Reviewed July 3, 2019

    After five weeks in Europe my trip concluded with this walking tour of Prague conducted by Nikola It was a perfect day out exploring the architecture and cuisine. Apart from the experience of place and culture, I am interested in design, town planning and the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank JennyatSydneyNSE
    Reviewed June 27, 2019

    This tour was the perfect match of out of the way secret treasures and wonderful food. Nikola, Michaela & Guillaume were delightful hosts taking us to interesting, non tourist, special places with 3 different restaurant food stops. I was stuffed when we left the first...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed June 17, 2019

    Safe to say this now. I did a bunch of walking tours across European cities during my visit this summer. This is by far, the best of the lot. This is an absolute must try in your first days at Prague. Really great experience. Quite...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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