Located in central Europe, Austria has many wonderful neighbours that have to be visited when you’re in the area. With so many capital cities in close vicinity to Vienna, it would be a real shame if you didn’t travel to Budapest, Bratislava and of course, the majestic and incredible Prague. I am pleased to share with you that there is one sightseeing company that never fails to deliver the best day trips from Vienna and that is Vienna Sightseeing. Having travelled from Vienna to Prague with Vienna Sightseeing, I am so very thrilled to share with you an insight on the fantastic tour that is offered and costs only 119 EUR (133 USD) per person.
The tour departs from State Opera in Vienna at 7.15 am and on route, you will see the gorgeous landscape from Vienna to Prague and will be able to sit back and relax in the comfort of a clean and air-conditioned bus. You will have a friendly and happy bus driver and an enthusiastic and kind tour guide who will make the journey a pleasant experience. On your journey to Prague, you will stop for a short break for 45 minutes at approximately 11.30 am so that you can stretch your legs and build up the excitement before arriving in Prague at 12.30 am. This break time also means that you will have the chance to have a snack so that you’re not hungry during your walking tour and will not have to sacrifice any of your free time in Prague!
See some incredible sights like Wenceslas Square
Whilst the square, in my view, is more of an oblong with beautifully planted flowers running up towards it, it has an eclectic mix of shops, businesses and art deco, which makes means that it captures history yet highlights the modernity and changing times that Prague is experiencing, including its flourishing commercial sector. Your guide will provide a brief explanation of the significance and relevance of this area and will also point out some interesting facts such as the hidden gems in the area. One of such hidden gems is that in the Art Nouveau Lucerna Palace Mall, which is a few minutes walk away from the square, and includes an ancient king riding a horse, upside down, that somewhat replicates that of St. Wenceslas’ statue on the square. This piece of art was created by the Prague-born artist David Cerny, whose unconventional and unique pieces are displayed all over Prague.
Enjoy the majestic Old Town including the Astronomical Clock
If you are lucky, you may have the opportunity to watch this eventful show otherwise this is something to definitely put on the to-do-list during your free time. You can also climb up to the top of the Old Town Tower to see stunning views over the entire Old Town Square. I would recommend that during the walking tour, you stay as close as possible to the guide whilst walking around the Old Town Square and this is because of how popular this area is and the fact that it can become very crowded at times, especially during the hourly show of the Astronomical Clock.
Abundance of bridges in this charming city
The Charles Bridge is constantly filled with tourists and locals crossing from one town to another, enjoying the Vltava River and all the entertainment and activities on the bridge as well as and most importantly, the beautiful stone statues that are on the bridge. During your tour of Prague, you will be given free time from 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm and if you’re not sure what to do, then I would recommend having your portrait drawn or a caricature sketched by one of the street artists on the Charles Bridge. If you’re lucky, your day trip may be on a day when there are musical performances such as a jazz band playing on the bridge too.
A city that should not be missed
After embracing Prague on your own during your free time, you will then meet the rest of your group and depart from Prague at 4.00 pm for Vienna, where you will arrive at 8.00 pm. If you would like to be dropped off at your place of rest instead of the State Opera, then make sure that you inform Vienna Sightseeing in advance and they will try and accommodate you. I would definitely recommend a day tour from Vienna to Prague with Vienna Sightseeing as they organise the day with such precision and definitely want to give you value for money. They cover your transportation costs and ensure that you have a lengthy walking tour where you can learn a significant amount about Prague within a short period of time. My day tour with Vienna Sightseeing to Prague resulted in me enjoying my experience so much that I later re-visited Prague on my own and felt accustomed to the environment as I had experienced such a great introduction with Vienna Sightseeing. Prague is a breath-taking city that will warm your heart, make you smile and is not to be missed!
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