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Context Travel

#196 of 886 Tours in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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Context Travel offers cultural and historical tours and activities led by deep subject-matter experts in over 50 cities around the world. With coverage of lesser known locales as well as main city sites, our experts take clients through in-depth, thematic topics to help them get to know the DNA of a place.
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Floyd999 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kelowna, Canada67 contributions61 helpful votes
First of all, it was a small group - only 6 of us which was great. Our guide, Jirina, was excellent. Her English is very good and she explained things in depth. Lots of local and historical knowledge. We covered a lot of interesting ground in three hours.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Mirim M wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
I was very excited about this tour and had heard good things about Context Tours. However, our experience was ruined by our guide, Hana. She spoke very quickly and was difficult to understand. When we would ask for clarification or for her to repeat herself, she would act annoyed. (For context, I teach non-native English speakers, and do not normally have difficulty understanding them). When we would ask a question, she would either tell us rather brusquely "I will get to that later," or she would interrupt before the question was finished and give an answer that made it clear she did not really listen to what we were saying. It was like she had a script that she could not deviate from. We were on the tour with practicing Jewish people and she would explain very simple Jewish concepts that we were all extremely familiar with. Again, it was like she had a script and could not adapt it to her audience or their questions. She was not very good at explaining certain things (for example, nobody in the group was ever able to understand where she was saying the boundaries of the Jewish ghetto were). This was my first context tour, and I had heard good things about them. But this tour was a complete disappointment. I would not recommend anyone take this tour with Hana. It felt like a waste of money. I hate to leave such a negative review, but I would have appreciated someone steering us clear of this particular guide, as exploring the Jewish quarter and learning about it was very important to me, and we had only this one opportunity to do it. I hope that maybe someone else will find this helpful enough to avoid our experience.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Peter V wrote a review May 2019
Boulder, Colorado558 contributions293 helpful votes
We had two excellent tours in Prague with Context. Jirina provides a fascinating introduction to Prague catered to our interests in art and culture. Rather than spend most of our time with the hordes in the prime tourist spots of old town, she focused on the fascinating Mala Strana area. On the second tour, Riccardo was an exceptional guide to Art Nouveau buildings. He has a doctorate specializing in the engineering of restored buildings and provided invaluable information about Prague’s unique architecture and culture in the early years of the 20th century. He also guided us through several arcades rarely seen by most tourists.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jeni G wrote a review Oct 2018
Dallas, Texas84 contributions5 helpful votes
We were recently in Prague with my boys (ages 12 and 9) and my parents (in their 70s). We did the "Prague for kids" tour. Jiri, our guide, was fantastic! He went way above and beyond. He is so knowledgable about EVERYTHING Prague, not just the castle, from the year 850 to present day. We couldn't stump him. We learned SO MUCH more than we ever would have just wandering around. It can be challenging keeping 3 generations of people engaged, but he was great at it. It was also a good amount of walking, but we made enough stops here and there that there were no problems. This is the best way to learn everything about Prague. I will happily take another Context Travel tour.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Abbie d wrote a review Sep 2018
Palo Alto, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great tour with Context Travel. Our guide, Teresa, was delightful, interesting, informed and fun. She had stories, history, and perspective throughout the tour. She answered all of our questions and gave us a much better understanding and appreciation of Prague and Czech history. We will do another Context tour next time we travel.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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