Story of Prague: 'New York Times Journeys' Remarkable Sights & Food
Take a trip into 'The New York Times’ much-loved “36 Hours” travel column in one day! Inspired by tips from Times journalists and local experts, celebrate the mix of Gothic, Art Nouveau and Brutalist buildings in the city and go behind the scenes at the locals' favorite Italian restaurant. Then taste delicious local cuisine, craft beer and Moravian wine at a trendy bistro. Our adventure will continue as we cross the river to explore a pretty, lesser known neighborhood with hidden cafes, jazz clubs and wine bars. Our final stop will be at a 17th-century villa turned museum to talk architecture, cinema and cake!
New York Times Exclusives:
Behind-the-Scenes Access: Take a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour with a chef at La Bottega Linka
Hands-on Element: Write with a quill or have a go at printing books the old fashioned way like the nuns did at St. Agnes Monastery
Local Interactions: Take a tour with an expert through the Werich Villa, the former home of a Czech actor
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What's included :
- Local English-speaking guide
- 6 food tastings at different places
- The tram ticket
- 3 beverages (Czech beer, Moravian or Italian Wine, coffee, or soft drinks)
- Entrance to Voskovec & Werich exhibition
- A map with personalised food recommendations
What's excluded :
- Additional food or drink
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague, U milosrdnych 17, Prague Czech Republic
Our journey begins at the medieval Convent of Saint Agnes of Bohemia. In a city full of churches, this particular one is often overlooked by visitors. In-the-know locals on the other hand, flock here for tranquil walks alongside the convent’s dramatic Gothic architecture. We will discuss the construction of the building and see some of the precious artworks that it is home to and hear stories about its past, including the Bohemian Princess whose actions back in the 13th century still resonate today. You will be encouraged to channel your inner nun and have a go at writing a letter with an old quill like the nuns used to do in their printing workshop. It’s not as easy as it looks.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Staromestske Namesti 604 Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
We will pass this magnificent church on our way to the Old Town Square and hear few historical stories.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Staromestske namesti, StaromEstske nam. Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
A scenic stroll through narrow streets that traverse the border between the Old Town and the New Town, will lead us to a large boulevard. Here, Communist-era Brutalist buildings cloak hidden architectural gems that are often ignored by the tourist, who usually gravitate towards the more famous sites of the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock, StaromEstske NamEsti 1/3, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
We will get to the Astronomical Clock in Old Town just in time to see it strike on the hour and learn the story behind its intriguing facade.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: The Estates Theatre, Zhelezna 540/11, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
On our way to the first tasting stop we will pass by the grand theatre where Mozart conducted his premiere of "Don Giovanni" in 1784.
Prague has been a cultural melting point for centuries, which is always a good sign for a city’s food scene. Italian gastronomy has a particularly strong influence here and we will experience this first-hand with a visit to observe the mini-empire of super chef Riccardo Lucque, the owner of several high-standard, trendsetting restaurants in central Prague. Together we will enjoy an exclusive tour with a chef of the kitchen of La Bottega Linka, a popular bistro and deli that boasts a charcoal-fuelled oven. You will see and taste for yourself why there is such a buzz around the delicious food that’s being created here everyday.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Henry's Bell Tower, Jindrishska 15, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
We will pass Henry's Bell tower on our way to the next food tasting. Your guide will share insights behind its structure.
Time for another foodie break. The trendy Spejle Bistro takes its name from the skewer used to serve almost everything on the menu. Here you will try many bite-size Czech classics and sip a glass of Moravian wine or Czech craft beer.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Lesser Town, Malostranske Namesti Praha 1, Prague 11800 Czech Republic
Hop on a tram like the locals do and cross the river Vltava to the beautiful district of Lesser Town and its pulsing heart, Kampa Island.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Werichova vila, U Sovovych mlynu 501/7, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic
we will discover the Werich Villa, a former tannery that was once the home of Czech actor and playwright Jan Werich. This 18th-century villa opened to the public in 2017 as a museum and cultural arts center, featuring exhibits on the building’s history as well as the story of Werich and his frequent collaborator, the actor Jiri Voskovec. We will take an exclusive tour of the Villa and you'll get a chance to meet a local expert guide. We'll finish the tour with a cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cake.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Haštalské nám. 790, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :Malá Strana, Prague 1, Czechia
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Local currency is Czech koruna. Euro is accepted only exceptionally and not everywhere.
- For your tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
- Dietary Notes: We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
- Near public transportation
- Please note that portion sizes vary but total amount of food equals a full meal, choices vary depending on daily/seasonal availability, vegetarian options available),
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- We reserve the right to change the course of the tour and places visited in case one of the venues is closed. In the event of a change of menu, we will pick the best alternative, ensuring no loss in quality or quantity of inclusions.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.