Last week, me and my girlfriend visited Prague. We’d both been there as kids but didn’t remember much and we sure weren’t interested in culture back then. So we went back! During our first full day in this lovely city, we did the Prague Discovery Tour organized by Prague Urban Adventures. Our tour guide Pete waited for us at 9 in the morning at the Municipal House. With a small group of around 10 people, we went for a walk in the city. On our first stop, Wenceslas square, which we reached through a hidden pedestrian gallery, we learned more about the history of Prague, like the Prague Spring in 1968 or the Velvet Revolution!

From there we made our way through the narrow streets of Staré Město or Old Town, where we stopped at the Old Town Square to appreciate the impressive astronomical clock. Not only did we walk on the famous Charles Bridge, we also sailed under it during a complimentary boat tour, all the while sipping on our Pilsner Urquell. From there we went to Lennon’s wall and wrote some peaceful words on it.

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Around noon, it was time for a traditional Czech lunch. The small group of participants during this tour made for a relaxing atmosphere where we got to know each other better. Apart from us Belgians, our group consisted of people from Alabama, Philippines and Singapore. We had a great time sharing stories of our country.

To reach the last part of the tour, we took a tram ride to Prague Castle, or should I say Prague Castle Complex, because the name is a bit misleading. It’s actually huge over there! Make sure to take a look inside the St. Vitus Cathedral. Left with a stunning view of the town, our guide ended the tour there so we could do some exploring on our own.

The tour started at 9 and was expected to last around six hours but our awesome tour guide Pete wasn’t in a rush to finish by 3PM which made us feel at ease. Pete really knew a lot about the city, the tour could’ve easily lasted a couple of more hours and I wouldn’t feel bored for a minute! Our experienced guide and the fact that the lunch and boat tour are included in the price, makes the Prague Discovery Tour well worth the money. We found it to be the perfect way to spend our first day in Prague. Over the next days, we felt like we knew the city already and we even went back to some places to have another look, like Charles Bridge in the early morning!

I really only have good words for this tour so if you’d love to try yourself, you can easily book one of the tours of Prague Urban Adventures on their website. And even if you don’t plan on visiting Prague, there’s a good chance there’s an Urban Adventures in the city you’re going to!

Ben

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