We started the day by heading downtown, checking out all the Christmas stalls. There was lots of food, souvenirs and a great atmosphere all around. Once again it was amazing to view all the architecture down every street. We decided we wanted to take a cozy ride to the castle. We could have easily walked there, but the tour guide said he would show us a few different locations along the way. It was very worth it. He pointed out the Jewish quarter, shopping area, older buildings, and the house where a musician lived long ago. It was a sweet ride with a heater at our feet and blanket over our legs. Even on the cold day, the blanket and heater were enough to keep us warm. It was awesome to get our own little tour in style (picture below). We ended on top of the huge hill in the city where the castle sits on and the President of Prague resides.
Opting out of going inside of all the buildings there, we decided to just stroll around the area. It was very crowded with tourist and we got a later start. Try and go early to get a place in line. If I were to go again, I would head inside. The views from the top were phenomenal.
We walked down to the river and found a place to eat. It was a boat right on the river called Grosseto Marina. They had tasty pizza, salads and homemade ravioli. The food choices here were very similar to Germany. Try the beer! Be sure to cross the big Charles Bridge for the best experience of Prague. Artists, venders and performers line the bridge.
Later that night we decided to take a pub crawl. Ours was a great experience but a little rushed. You walk and take busses to bars and clubs. Just make sure before signing up you know there are a lot of people in the one we took and it was hard to keep with the group. We had 8 of us and lost 4 along the way. Maybe try a different company for a smaller group and less rushed experience. All in all we had a blast and even got a bottle of champagne since it was New Years Eve!
We went with Clock Tower Pub Crawl
There is a huge mall (where we parked) with tons of stores and then a walking street near by with lots of chain restaurants and stores. Even if you just come here for the shopping, you won’t be disappointed. We had Mexican food there and it was amazing. Later in the day we ate at a Czech restaurant called, VKolkovně. I got a bread bowel with potato soup and others got snitzels and bratwursts .Later that night we walked around the shopping street. We stopped by the bar Harley and spent our time at a huge table making memories. It was a sweet biker bar with a great atmosphere. Most bars there allow smoking. Just be prepared for smokey clothes! (they had a coat check, which was nice!)
Harley’s Bar- Dlouhá 18,110 00 Praha 1,Tschechische Republik
George and Dragon - Staroměstské nám. 606/11,110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město,Tschechische Republik
The Dubliner Irish Pub – sweet cellar bar, curved brick walls - I want to try there food. Just went for a few beers