March 15th 2016
A private transfer soon delivered us to our 4* K+K Fenix Hotel, located just off Wenceslas Square and a short 10min walk to the old town.
The next day we had a early start and were picked up from our hotel in a mini bus by a tour guide and was given a quick tour round the city before being were driven up to Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. A tour round the grounds of the castle including St Vitus Cathedral took all morning with plenty of stops for hot drinks from street vendors to help warm us up. Included in the tour was lunch at Villa Richter, a nice restaurant with views across the city.
To work off lunch, we all walked back taking in some of the other sights of the lesser town including the Church of Our Lady under the Chain, John Lennon wall and lovers bridge before boarding a boat for a short cruise on the Vltava river. On disembarking the boat the tour guide walked with us over Charles bridge and our tour concluded at the Astronomical clock in the old town. We left the group and wandered about the old town before we found a restaurant roasting pig on a spit outside which was very tasty and highly recommended.
The rest of my break was spent exploring Prague on foot and looking in the local markets and shops. I really enjoyed my time in Prague and think it has something to offer everybody from couples looking for a romantic break away to groups looking for a cheap break.
They had just started to put up the Christmas decorations when we were leaving so if I had to go again I would go a week later so I could experience this in full