Prague

Susan Hegarty on 20 April 2008

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We flew with Aer Lingus for a three night break to Prague. The airport was very large and modern and there were lots of options for transport into the city centre. We decided to take public transport and it was surprisingly easy with a lot of people speaking English and everyone was friendly.

We arrived in our gorgeous but reasonably priced hotel, Hotel Savic, in the heart of the city in the old town and close to the astronomical clock tower. We were greeted by a friendly receptionist and a glass of champagne. Our room was wonderfully decorated and a great space to relax and chill out in after a day of sightseeing in this delightful city. After freshening up we took a walk around the lovely streets close to the hotel with its beautiful buildings and wonderful atmosphere. There are lots of bars and restaurants in this area perfect for a quick bite or long romantic dinner. Its good value too compared to Ireland.

The following day we took an organised excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. While it is thought provoking it is a trip I would highly recommend. Our guide was passionate about her country’s history and never wanted people to forget the events that took place there.

On our last morning, after another sumptuous breakfast, we took some time to enjoy the shopping Prague has to offer. It is famous for its amber and crystal and we bought some lovely jewellery as a reminder of this beautiful city and our trip. Prague has lots of shopping opportunities and one of my favourite was the large shopping centre located under one of the main metro stops. I was in retail heaven!

In the afternoon we visited Prague Castle, absolutely gorgeous and a Unesco Heritage Site. There are a number of other day trips that can be organised from Prague including beautiful Vienna, captivating Dresden, the gorgeous world heritage listed Cesky Kromlov Castle, museums, the opera and lovely spa towns.

Three days wasn’t long enough in this magical place, I will be back!

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