need help for "20 something group"


Feb 21st, 2006, 06:17 PM
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need help for "20 something group"

Had some great ideas from fellow travellers in Amsterdam- now need help for those that have been to Prague. My husband and I are taking our kids - 4 "20 somethings", need help with things to do and see. We will be there 4-5 days, depending on how much to see.
Any day trips work taking outside of Prague? WE don't have a car- depend on public transportation. Please help- we leave in 6 weeks.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:01 AM
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:18 AM
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sure, there are some good day trips from Prague, I enjoyed both Kutna Hora and Cesky Krumlov as day trips. Next time, I think I'll try for Telc. THere are lots of good day tour bus companies in Prague and the rates are very reasonble. One I used and liked a lot is this one, you can check the schedules

I don't know what your kids might like, most 20-year olds I know don't like to do much of anything very interesting (sorry, but true, they are punky guys) by my standards. I would just recommend the same things for them as anyone else, as I don't know why they should have any special itinerary due to being 20--walking around, seeing the views, the castle, museums, Old Town Square, etc. Anyway, I think they are adults and should be capable of reading a guidebook and deciding what they want to do themselves. I was when I was 20.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Be very careful with the taxi drivers. There is war going on there at the moment with the price that they are charging tourists. make sure you agree the price before you even get in the car.

Take a trip down the river to see Charles Bridge. Kids won't enjoy it know but will be a great memory in years. There is an amazing restaurant on the corner of Old time square, but for the life of me I cant remember the damm name. I'll find it out for you. It does all medievil kind of food. A speciality in Prague is the knee of pork. Wait till you are starved to order it. Pubs in the Old town area have gone very expensive but if you stray off the beaten track a bit you'll get pints of beer for about a buck. Now I'm sure your 20 somethings will enjoy that
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Shouldn;t the 20 sometings be doing their own research on what they want to do - esp for nightlife - which I presume will be somewhat different from yours (clubbing vs the Opera).
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If you can, stay within walking distance of the old city. We have stayed in the old city itself and also in Mala Strana (down hill from the castle). You will all enjoy crossing the Charles Bridge (pedestrian) as much as possible. There's so much life going on there - like a street party with people walking and vendors and great street musicians.

The old town square is beautiful, and the astronomical clock always draws a crowd.

Bohemian Bagel is a fun place to eat that has all kinds of breakfast foods and sandwiches as well as being an internet cafe.

The castle itself is very extensive and very cool. There are several museums inside the walls and a few just outside. The cathedral is striking. We enjoyed the changing of the guard at the front gate.

The old Jewish quarter is interesting - the only old buildings remaining are the synagogues, which are all very different. The cemetary is worth touring.

The best guide book that we had was the Cadogan guide. You could pick it up used at

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Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:00 AM
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ps, you might get more replies if you put "Prague" somewhere in your title.
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my kids in Prague at ages 19 and 22 - we stayed at a Radisson (sometimes points determine where we stay) off of Wenceslas and they enjoyed:
bikes (our hotel helped them make arrangements to rent for a day and they biked all over-they did this after walking the city for a few days and getting their bearings and left around 9am and met up with us late afternoon)
they loved the walking/roaming thru Charles Bridge, Castle, Hradcany
Day trip to Cesky Krumlov (long day, we left at 9 and returned at 7, but they loved it)
day trip to Terezin (Thereseinstadt) we left around 9 and returned around 4
They also enjoyed shows at the Magic Langern (The Lanterna Magika), Black Light Theater and yes, I dragged them to the opera but they did like it!
The Mucha Museum
Dinner: they enjoyed one night the orange moon -
Also the wine bar Usudo (near Tesco @ Narodini Trida Metro stop)
U Maleho Glena (jazz downstairs)

a good web site for them to look at is - and it also tells them cafes, internet places, etc.

they enjoye dall the "towns" - old town, new, and all the things previously mentioned. I would get them to look at some web sites and guide books and see what peaks their interest and it is a very walkable and easy city and they had time both with us and without us and just even hanging around a square at night and finding somewhere that interested them.

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Feb 26th, 2006, 11:52 AM
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I really enjoyed all of your ideas and helpful sites to check out. I was disappointed with Christina and nytravelor - doesn't sound like you have had much fun traveling with young people, or maybe you fall in that age and resent traveling with "older folks". We have traveled with our sons all over the world, just haven't been to Prague. We also have always enjoyed doing things together in other countries, don't usually spend the whole time going separate ways. We all do our own research and then team together for a plan and share ideas - we have found fellow travelors very helpful and upbeat about sharing their ideas, less judgemental and preachy than Christina and nytravelor. Oh well, not everyone is on the same page, certainly.
Again, thanks to all the others for your help, we will ALL have fun looking into these ideas.
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Feb 27th, 2006, 03:59 AM
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As a late-20 something, one thing that I have found really interesting here is the Communist walks given by various tour companies. I went on one through Budget Walks.

It was fabulous especially since the tour guide was my age! To grow up hearing about the Communists and then hear a contemporary discussing what it was actually like to live here was incredible!

Just a thought.

Also, as far as the taxi debate, it is just as easy to take public transit from the airport to the center. Takes about 40 minutes, but nominal cost.

What a great trip!! Enjoy it!
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Feb 28th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Thank you so much, that sounds great and right up their alley- they always enjoy "picking the brain" of locals everywhere we go. I copied a few descriptions of the walks for when we team up before the trip.
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Our two kids were in their late teens when we went to Prague. They thought it was a wonderful place. The castle is especially interesting, as it seems so 'real'. Try the Prague local's website, for some good grassroots recommendations. You can walk all over town, and I, too, suggest you stay in Old Town or somewhere close-in. We didn't like the Wenceslas Square area too much-- so many fast food places and junky boutiques. Instead, we stayed in a pension near Charles Bridge and loved it. Have fun!
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