Vibrant City Break

Suzie Hennessy 24 February 2020
We recently did a city break to Prague, it was my first time visiting the city. We flew from Dublin on a Monday and back on a Thursday, we had 3 nights in total. I personally feel we had enough time to explore this amazing city in the 4 days. The transfer from the airport to central Prague is around 30 minutes. We had arranged a private transfer, so no hanging around after our flight!

We arrived at our hotel, which was within walking distance from all the main attractions. The hotel we stayed in was called the NYX Hotel. This hotel was perfect for a city break. The hotel is a historical building built by one of the most famous Czech architects Josef Gocár. The hotel was very quirky with a lot of art as part as their decor. We stayed in the Little Star room type, this is one of their smaller rooms, but was perfect for 2 people.

On the first evening, we strolled around the streets of Prague and got our bearings for the following morning. I was completely blown away by the views of the city at night, I couldn't wait to get up early the next morning to explore. We had a gorgeous Italian the first night and the price of the meal with a wine and a beer was so reasonable.

Next morning we walked to Charles Bridge, it really was amazing! The art and culture on the bridge alone was so beautiful. We had pre-booked a boat trip called " Prague Venice historical boat trip" this trip costed €14.00 per person, this included a drink & snack on board. The trip last 45 minutes. This historical boat tour will give you the chance to see Prague from a different perspective. It I would recommend it, we also got free entry into the Charles Bridge Museum as part of the boat trip. After the boat trip we strolled around the Jewish Quarter in Prague this is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. We spent the rest of the evening roaming the streets of Prague.

On day 3 we did the National Museum on top of Wencelas Square, I found this museum outstanding. Later that day we did the steel museum. It was grand, but very small and a little over priced but if you had children with you they would love this.

We both fell in love with Prague, from the city views at night, to the old town square during the day with the little markets and traditional food stalls. I was blown away with how clean the city was, I felt extremely safe walking around, we saw no trouble on the streets day or night. The standard of food was excellent and if you socialised in the local bars the price of drinks was so cheap. The streets are mainly cobble streets, so I would recommend a flat shoe for walking around. I did decided to wear heels one night but carried them in my bag and slipped them on when I got into the bars!!

The currency is Czech Koruna the rate we got was 25 Koruna for €1. I would definitely recommend having the currency prior travelling or exchanging your Euro in a bank in Prague, we found the rate was very bad withdrawing from the ATM's.

In my opinion Prague is definitely a city everyone should visit once.