Where to travel in 2023: Prague
Prague is a spectacular choice for a tailor made holiday. Over the past few months, we have been sharing some of our top client requests for holidays in 2023. Prague, in the Czech Republic, is one of the many destinations we can help you plan. As many of you already know, Bella vita has expanded beyond the Mediterranean for some time now. Pretty Prague is one of the destinations we can also help you discover!
The Czech Republic’s capital remains one of the most beautiful eastern European cities. Here there are iconic sights such as the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and elegant Wenceslas Square. The best way to explore is to walk and explore the churches, squares, street music and concert halls.
Many of our clients requested a trip here this summer, and it is also a great destination for the fall and early winter as well. Take not – we are sharing some travel trends and top tours and ideas for a future vacation in Prague!
Tour: Private Walking Tour of Prague
This tour is a perfect introduction to the downtown area which is best seen while walking. You will walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and see where the former border between the Old Town and the New Town used to be located.
While standing in the Old Town Square famous for its Astronomical Clock, you can admire the 12 apostles hourly. The oldest house in the city is also located here it dates back to the 14th century. You will see the statue of Jan Hus in the middle of the square. Also, the Kinski Palace which houses a gallery now and every single house on the square has a story worth telling.
You may choose to relax over a cup of coffee or a glass of beer at the old marketplace Ungelt before you continue towards the Powder Tower where the city ended seven centuries ago. Another “must-see” is the Municipal House built in art nouveau style. You can either enjoy a concert in its elegant Smetana Hall or just have refreshments at one of its three restaurants after the tour.
After, continue to the bottom of Wenceslas square witnessed the Velvet Revolution in November 1989 the overthrow of communism. Continuing, will also pass the colorful fruit and vegetable market, then walk back to the Old Town Square. Folllwing along the pedestrian Charles street to another “must” in Prague, the Charles Bridge. Not only it is the best place for taking pictures, but each of its 30 statues has its own story. By the time you finish listening to the stories, you are ready for a well-deserved rest. Perhaps at one of the many cafes along the Vltava River.
Hotel: Augustine, Prague
Prague is a city with an authentic and magic atmosphere. There is a story behind every corner, history on every street, unique flavor in every café. In the heart of it all you find a secret treasure, still active Augustinian monastery, a part of the Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague, which for many years has kept the stories of Augustinian monks alive to preserve their history dated back to 14th century.
The complex of seven historical buildings houses 101 guest rooms inclusive of 20 unique suites, offering exquisite suite amenities. Olga Polizzi, the accomplished designer of the Augustine, implemented Augustinian order elements to the interior and sensitively combined it with the modern Czech cubist style. One of the most unique highlights of the property is a former astrological Tower which currently houses one of the Signature Suites at the hotel. Its 360° view of Prague is truly unforgettable.
Another of Prague’s Michelin stars belongs to Field, which attempts to source locally while creating an exciting, Scandinavian-inspired menu. Two different degustation menus are available (along with special lunchtime menus), and both give you choices like kohlrabi and quark or various fish creations you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in landlocked Czechia. In addition to wine pairings with the taster menu, Field also features non-alcoholic drink pairings – mostly vegetable juices.
Tour: Prague Cafe Tour
If you’re looking for revolutionaries, look in cafes. This Prague Cafe tour examines the key role that the city’s spectacularly preserved coffee houses. They have played in the lives and works of the influential artists, poets, writers, and intellectuals who frequented them. Before a backdrop of opulent, decorative interiors from 19th and 20th centuries, we’ll soak up the authentic atmosphere of Prague’s cafe culture. We will also taste local coffee and culinary specialities, and learn about the historical and cultural context of these venues.
Together, we’ll hop from one stunning cafe to the next, taking in the soaring period architecture. Also, we will be indulging in typical sweet treats and perfectly concocted coffees. Along the way, we’ll discuss the social history of Prague over the past 150 years and unpack the cultural meaning behind our decadent surroundings.
Prague is one of our top client choices for the upcoming 2023 travel year. These are just some of the destinations we are seeing a piqued interest in – for good reason! As always, all of our vacations are tailor made to your travel style, interests and dreams. If any of these locations or experiences are your perfect choice, contact us to start planning today!
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