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Mar 26th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Car and driver from Nurnberg to Prague

We are 4 adults ending a river cruise in Nurnberg in May and want to hire a car and driver to Prague.We do not want to take a train or bus. Are there any special attractions we should stop and see along the way? Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Hotel Pupp for lunch? Any suggestions will be helpful.
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Mar 26th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Karlovy Vary IMO was a super interesting place - old German spa once called Karlsbad I believe - ornamental spa buildings in a sylvan setting. Marienbad nearby is a similar famous old-time spa once catering to the rich and famous.

Pilsen is a large city but has beer tours thru the original Pilsener breweries.

The spa towns are easily done in a few hours - Pilsen more hectic.
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Mar 26th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Ouch---that could be expensive.
I would train to Prague and then a day trip to Karlsbad or Cesky Krumlov from Prague.
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Mar 26th, 2012, 01:51 PM
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The bus from Nurnberg is very nice. It's about 4 hours w/o stops. You can buy snacks and drinks on the bus but I suggest going inside the Nurnberg train station and buying some snacks/sandwiches there. BTW - this is from someone who HATES buses!!!!

There is no train from Nurnberg to Prague unless you take a circuitous route.

You didn't ask for a recommendation for a driver but I used Mike's Chauffeur service in Prague (based on other recommendations on this board) and I was impressed. Mike is a wonderful person, very helpful and professional. He was waiting for me at the Prague bus depot with my name on a sign and very obligingly stopped at an ATM so I could get some Czech money. Then the machine only dispensed large bills so he went inside the bank to get smaller money for me.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 09:52 AM
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We do want a car and driver, not the bus. We are looking for interesting places to stop along the way to Prague. We are giving ourselves about 6 hrs. to do this transfer but we don't know anywhere else to stop. Has anyone lunched at the Hotel Pupp? How long should we consider for Karlovy Vary?
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Mar 27th, 2012, 10:22 AM
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A simple google search came up with this website:

http://www.prague-nurnberg.cz/

I have no experience with them, cannot say if they're reliable. Seems the price is 236 Euro, plus 10% tip, plus waiting time if you want to see something along the way.

Karlsbad/Karlovy Vary or Marienbad/Marianske Lazne would probably be your best options for sightseeing. Had cake and tea at Hotel Pupp and thought it was wonderful. Totally overpriced, of course.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Money does not seem to be an issue for you. (Just envious...) It won't be easy to find a company that does this at all, and if you find one you'll pay an arm and a leg.

Driving time from Nuremberg to Prague via Karlovy Vary is estimated as 4 h 30 by www.viamichelin.com which is usually pretty accurate, provided there are no traffic jams. That means you have one and a half hour in Karlovy Vary, which is just enough for lunch with no time for sightseeing. Add a couple of hours to see a bit of the town, it is well worth a full day, in fact. Add even more time if you intend to stop in other places, too.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 12:03 PM
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<< It won't be easy to find a company that does this at all >>

I've already said that Mike's Chauffeur Service will do this trip - 5700Czk for the drive, about $300USD. I think that's reasonable for a 4 hour drive, split 4 ways. If the OP wants extra time that will be extra, I'm sure.

If you ask Mike for recommendations for lunch/sightseeing he will be able to help.

http://mike-chauffeur.cz/central-europe-trips
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