Renting an Apartment When Visiting Abroad: Berlin

Thu, May 31, 2012

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Traditionally, traveling abroad meant having to book a hotel room for the length of your stay. Those with jam-packed itineraries usually spend the entire day exploring the city that lay just beyond the hotel’s gilded lobby, only returning to their bed and bath enclave for a just a few hours before the next day’s adventures begin.
I, however, disagree with this standard component of travel. Hotels offer no more than a bed and shower, with food and drink offered for an additional price, not to mention their price-gouging practices with minibars. And the less expensive the room, the less elaborate the fixings.

Instead, I recommend that travelers consider renting an apartment. It might seem like a more expensive option, but it actually isn’t. Of course staying at a hostel or couch surfing are ultimately cheaper routes, but for those who would otherwise pony up for a fancy hotel that charges anywhere from $50 to $100 a night, or more, finding an apartment for a comparable price with better amenities is a lot easier than one might think.

My last trip was to a city I’ve always wanted to visit and I regret not taking the opportunity to study abroad there while in college, especially since a semester abroad was cheaper than a semester at home. That city is Berlin. What started off as a 10-day trip in the early days of planning, after some research, became a 30-day adventure as a Berliner.

There are tons of resources available online for finding apartment rentals, either those designed specifically for tourists or standard apartments that locals offer up for short-term renters. U.S. citizens may stay in Germany for up to 90 days without a visa, so for those planning to utilize that allotment going the latter route will offer a greater opportunity for savings. For more information about traveling to Germany as a U.S. citizen, it behooves everyone to visit the U.S.’s official travel information website [http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1123.html].

The place I chose was a serene 1-bedroom apartment in the heart of Berlin, located on the Spree River. It came with a queen-size mattress and a double-sleep sofa, a kitchen equipped with a hotplate for cooking and a washer and dryer. I was a bit disappointed to find there was no oven, but with a bakery and grocery store within walking distance I found no problem preparing meals. There was also free Internet, a beautiful view of a park from the private balcony in the rear of the apartment and a view of the river from the front porch. And in terms of travel, the nearest stop on the S-Bahn was a mere 5-minute walk away. All of this cost me just under $900 for a full month’s stay last year. For that price at a 3-star hotel I would’ve gotten no more than 2 weeks.

It’s also worth noting that Germany is a member of the Schengen Agreement so travel to other states in Europe is possible without a having to acquire individual visas for each country. Saving money by renting an apartment allowed me to travel to more destinations in Europe than I otherwise would’ve been able to afford.

Having an apartment with a bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen to return to after spending the day exploring the city made my trip especially memorable. I felt more like a resident than a tourist, which is the best way to experience a new location. And given the money I saved by forgoing a hotel stay, I don’t think I’ll ever choose a hotel in the future if there’s an apartment available.

Apart from being a world traveler, adventure seeker, and blogger, Jeremy Haze is a freelance marketing advisor currently closely collaborating with an Australia-based international cruise company, CruiseAbout.

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Comparing Cheap Flights

Sun, Apr 1, 2012

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Going on vacation is one of the most looked forward to times in many people’s lives. Working, dealing with the family and everyday affairs can take their toll on anyone and most people find that they could use a good rest from the everyday hustle and bustle that is the norm. If you want to go to a far away place and see something that you have never seen while enjoying yourself and relaxing you will want to make sure that you are able to get a cheap deal on a flight to your destination.

Depending on where you are trying to go you will surely run into a fluctuating price scale that can change depending on where you sit on the plane as well as who you are flying with. Comparing flight rates online is a great way to go about finding the cheapest tickets to your particular destination. Shopping online can also allow for travellers to take advantage of certain benefits that they may not be able to take advantage of at the airport. As with any business airlines offer many different discounts and advantages that are only available online and give travellers incentive to shop online.

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Backpacking Versus Flashpacking – How To Search Websites For Accommodation That Suits You

Wed, Feb 15, 2012

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Backpacking is evolving to an alternative sport; flashpacking is the new black. This nickname for the similar activity has been coined to describe the more expensive hobby. Flashpacking is backpacking but on a bigger budget. Major differences include gear brought along, activities participated in and of course accommodation sought after.

Modern flashpackers will carry with them a range of tools -particularly technological- which are expensive to insure but extremely useful when travelling. Laptops, smartphones, tablets and cells are a common sight on a flashpacker. These gadgets can come in extremely handy, not just for staying in touch with friends and staying on top of news but also for GPS positioning and making use of the many travel apps such as ‘Earworms’ the language app. By insuring the devices before the trip and making sure security is maintained there is no problem bringing these items around the world.

Often travellers will find themselves overwhelmed with exciting opportunities to divulge in in the local communities’ culture such as bungee jumping or swimming with sharks. These life changing events are hugely popular but often quite pricey. Often backpackers cannot quite afford these treats, yet the flashpacker would have no haste. Flashpackers will on average spend up to a third of their budget on entertainment as such. This is an extremely desirable way of travelling but the backpacker can be crafty at positioning themselves in situations of immense beauty and culture also without spending a penny.

Although the common flashpacker will have more money to spend they generally decide to stretch it further rather than splash out on 5 star hotels. The flashpacker maintains the friendly attitude of the backpacker so would generally prefer to still stay in a local hostel rather than an international hotel. However to suit the needs of a diverse range of travellers, accommodation search website Wimdu is the database for an array of multi-beneficiary rooms from sydney bed and breakfast accommodation on the centre of the city to quieter houses in rural countryside.

Hop on the sight now to be inspired on your next adventure. Whether flashpacker or backpacker there will be the perfect accommodation to suit your preferences. Just be sure to check the www.metoffice.gov.uk.

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How Students Can Plan a Backpacking Trip on a Budget

Tue, Nov 22, 2011

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Backpacking is an activity that is almost a rite of passage for people in college or those deciding to take some time off after college. Traveling is something that is not done by a lot of student due to its expense, perceived danger and the effort it takes to plan a trip. Luckily, planning a backpacking trip has become much easier to plan.

Cheap international flights have made backpacking more affordable. There are also numerous resources around the world that help to make the dream of traveling through Europe or South America a fun reality. Because backpacking around the world becoming more budget friendly, many students are able to plan a trip that is within their budgets. These excursions allow people to make new friends, meet new cultures and create life-long memories.

One of the more difficult decisions make when planning a trip is deciding what part of the world to visit. The idea of sipping a cappuccino along the canals of Venice and laid back atmosphere of Amsterdam makes Europe a highly-popular destination for students. The only complaints about going to Europe are the crowds. Ironically, as Europe becomes more accessible, the prices in Europe are on the rise, but luckily, there is a number of holiday packages that are made affordable by travel companies and agencies just for this purpose.

The advantages of traveling to Europe include safe cities, a lot of entertaining activities and courteous people. People traveling on a budget will enjoy the unique experiences to be had in not as well-traveled areas of Europe. Eastern Europe is full of adventure and less expensive. Other locations like East Asia, the southern part of Africa and South America are also known for their relatively low costs.

The next step in planning is to decide the duration of the trip. There are pros and cons to planning a long trip or a short trip.

Shorter excursions tend to cost less and give travelers just enough time for simple sightseeing in several cities. Unfortunately, planning a multiple-destination trip in less time does not let travelers enjoy themselves. Long trips will require more money, but travelers get more time to explore the cities they are visiting. Longer trips allow people to explore the city’s culture and people. There are some programs that students can participate in that help reduce the costs of a longer trip. WWOOFing lets people work in an exotic location in exchange for free room and board. A lot of students take advantage of these programs to get a once in a lifetime chance to be immersed in a foreign culture.

The WWOOFing program and others like it are a few options that students interested in international travel should research. Some students find ways to use these programs to travel for little to no cost.

Guide books and the internet are good resources to make planning a trip easier. They are great ways to find hostels, restaurants and a source to find events taking place in the destination city.

The internet is also a good place for find offers for cheap flights and other accommodations. It should be noted that hostels should be thoroughly researched; they are not all the same. Some are offer bare minimum accommodations, while others have the atmosphere of a luxury resort. Travelers should also talk to other backpackers. They are invaluable resources when it comes to travel advice. Fellow backpackers can even become good friends to keep in touch with after the trip.

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Aspiring to look for a Holiday Apartment in Berlin near the Shopping Mall?

Sun, Oct 2, 2011

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If you are aspiring to look for a holiday apartment in Berlin near the shopping mall then you will have every reason to smile about and feel satisfied for Berlin can offer you wide range of holiday apartments to rent at affordable prices and rates. All you have to do is browse through the Internet for a considerable period of time to locate some of the finest of the websites that are adept in finding solutions to you the problem of your accommodation in Berlin. These websites can provide wonderful service to you in terms of locating such holiday apartments with ease.

You will be thrilled to locate Berlin apartments near the shopping malls in Berlin. If you are a lover of shopping or your wife is a lover of shopping then these apartments are fit for your stay. You will be received by the wonderful lush green lawns around the residing area. These lawns are made of artificial synthetic fiber. No ordinary or natural grass is used in their making. On the other hand you will have the feel of natural grass over them! You would love to return back to the apartment on your next trip to Berlin. This is the beauty and the specialty of the holiday apartments in Berlin.

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Sightseeing Highlights for your Prague City Break

Wed, Aug 24, 2011

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Almost overnight Prague has become one of the hottest European spots as a lot of the city has gone through renovation. This means that Prague city breaks have grown in attractiveness for all types of visitors. In this guide, we will explore some of the best places to explore when you come to Prague.

Charles Bridge – Old Town

Charles Bridge links the two side of the town to each other. This 14th century stone bridge is significant because of the wonderful views it boasts. Furthermore, as it has become a bit of an attraction for tourists, local buskers and musicians use this as a spot to perform.

Czech Museum of Music – Lesser Town

Built in the 17th century, this museum has undergone recent renovation to take it back to its best. The museum has an astonishing 700,000 items for everybody to look at. If you are a fan of classical music or even just enjoy history in any form, then this is a place you must visit.

Dancing House – New Town

Even if you do not see the inside of this wonderful building then you need to see it from the outside. This modern glass building is surrounded by regular old-style Prague developments meaning that it really stands out. Furthermore, at the top of the Dancing House is one of the finest restaurants (Celeste) in Prague.

Jewish Museum – Josefov

This museum covers the history of Jewish living in Prague from about the 10th century. For roughly £7 per adult you can travel through the history of the Jews going through the Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue and Robert Guttmann Gallery among others.

Klementinum – Old Town

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague. The Klementinum is based in Old Town and should be at the top of your list. Founded in 1232 and covering an astonishing two hectares you will need a lot of time to look around all the history this wonderful building can offer. After a major refurbishment, the doors have now re-opened. Classical concerts are still preformed in this fantastic destination, even though many people visit the building just to explore the wonderful paintings and carvings around the Klementinum.

The best thing about Prague is it has become accessible since Flights to Czech Republic are offered by more providers than ever before. Now, you can find a flight to the capital of this wonderful country for hardly any money. This means that if you enjoy city breaks doused in history, Prague needs to be at the top of your list.

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Lovely trip with my family to London

Sun, May 29, 2011

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This summer we had planned to visit to London and we had made several planning’s to visit there. I had searched in website about what all places are there to visit in this place and made a good plan then, I had also thought to visit a car from a Autovermietung company which will be very helpful for us to visit all the places over there.
I had booked car from holiday autos and the people were responsive to their jobs and that made me very impressed in their part of work. They had really provided excellent services to us and we had liked it very much.
We had visited many places in London and we were very happy with this trip and we are also planning for another trip to Italy next month as my cousin is coming here and he lives in USA and wanted to visit places at Italy and at that we will definitely book your car rental company for visiting places.
Really you had provided excellent services and we had liked it very much. Thanks a lot! Hope you will continue to provide the same services and we will shortly meet you again.

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Lovely trip with my friends

Sun, May 29, 2011

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Paris is the most wonderful city and we friends are planning from long time to that place but we are not successful. We strongly decided to make a successful plan and implement it perfectly this time. This is the first time we are planning a trip out of the country. We are interested to make our trip memorable as well as comfortable. I discussed about trip with my uncle then he suggested me to making bookings from car rentals for travelling in the city. Using internet we made car bookings in very less time by visiting your website. I was asked to give all my details of travelling by filling a form on their website. The car rental company I selected is very cheap and which is really affordable. The services offered by this car rental company are best and you cannot get this kind of services form other car rental company’s. According to our requirement we selected a car which has all the features in it. The driver given to us has got well experienced in driving and he is also very polite in giving required information. I am very much thankful for this hyrbil company and I will also suggest my friends to take services from your company on their trips.

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Promote your Prague Hotel

Fri, Dec 17, 2010

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Prague, like I have mentioned many times before, is a top tourism hotspot. It has become a really popular place for the nightlife and sightseeing, so provides a good mix of activities for all kinds of people. There are a growing number of hotels and guesthouses to stay in which is great for the tourists, but if you run a holiday hotel or guesthouse, how can you get people to stay in your hotel instead of your rival hotels? One way is by using a travel directory which can help promote your online website. If you can find a travel directory submit page, then all you need to do is add your URL to the page. Some directories will change a fee to submit a site, some will be free, but they can help your hotel site gain more visitors.
Another way of promoting your hotel is via leaflets. These can be printed out cheaply and given out to tourism offices, which tourists may see when they come to visit. This can help people spot your hotel and increase the chances of someone staying, especially students who have just got off the train and need a place to stay.
The most important way to promote you hotel though, is by word of mouth. If you offer a quality service, word will spread until you gain good reviews online and in magazines which will help your business no end. So – while you can submit your site to a travel directory, do some leaflet printing, or other methods of marketing, at the end of the day you should sell a quality service to ensure customers spread the word and keep coming back.

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Some reasons to visit Prague

Sat, Nov 27, 2010

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There is very little question that over the last decade or so the tourism industry in Prague has spiraled rapidly, and has now risen to a level where the city of Prague can arguably be considered one of the best holiday destinations in Europe. If you visit this exciting but historic city then you will find a superb mix of history, culture, nightlife and dining experiences that are seldom matched in any other locations in Central Europe. Both accommodation, food and drinking out in the city are all relatively inexpensive although prices will be higher in areas with high tourist density such as St Wenceslas Square – but move away from these areas and you can be drinking bottles of Czech pilsner for next to nothing. In order to seek out the best places to visit before you plan your trip to Prague, why not check out an online travel guide to Europe to see what great places there are to eat out and party the night away until the early hours. One club not to be missed is the Karlovy Lazne – now established as the biggest club in central Europe but still an extremely affordable nightspot for backpackers and holidaymakers alike.

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Sight Seeing around Prague

Thu, Sep 30, 2010

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Bored this weekend? Why not find yourself a cheap flight on budget airlines and fly on over to Prague! If you’re looking to take some  City breaks in Prague ,The most outstanding medieval castle founded and built between 1348-1355 A.D. by Emperor Charles IV. as a depository for the Empire coronation jewels and state documents. In the Chapel of the Holy Rood, where the treasury is kept, is a unique collection of 132 panel Gothic paintings by Master Theodoric which were done in 1360. This Gothic castle is situated 40 km southwest from Prague.

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Savic Hotel in Prague CZ

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

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Savic Hotel

Jilská 7
110 00 Praha 1, Praha, Czech Republic
+420 224 248 555

Welcome to Savic Hotel located in the centre of the Old Town Square Prague only a short walk away from the famous ‘Astronomical Clock’. Certain parts of the hotel have retained their original Gothic roots with some areas belonging to the year 1319, the hotel is one of a handful of buildings with such old and distinguished décors.

The Savic Hotel’s excellent location lends itself for both leisure and business travellers with Prague’s business districts and lively city all within walking distance of Savic Hotel. The hotel has recently undergone some renovations, ensuring all rooms and feature modern facilities whilst still retaining their original 14th century décor and charm.

The hotel’s dedicated and friendly staff will endeavour to meet all your accommodation needs with full air-conditioned rooms and 24 hour reception.

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Lavka Bar & Club

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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On a cold winters night, Lavka Bar & Club is a pretty good place for a drink and a dance. On a hot summer’s evening though, Lavka is simply the best night out in Prague, bar none.

Lavka sits right on the banks of the River Vltava, next to Charles Bridge, and offers stunning views up to Prague Castle. This supreme location attracts a lively tourist-heavy crowd, although Czechs also view this as good club to party the night away.

The music is hardly cutting edge, more party music – Lavka covers everything from 60′s to today’s best dance tunes.

A popular feature of the club is the dancing girls. As each girl takes their turn on the podium, the crowd of admirers just grows and grows. This part is popular with Prague stag parties!

In the summer, Lavka’s great riverside terrace at the rear is packed with revellers, enjoying the views over the water in the open air, the cool draught Pilsner, and swaying to the music.

Lavka is open as long as you care to stay!

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Bar Theme: Music Bar
Clubs & Nightlife: 80s/90s/00s Party Music
Opening Times Daily 24 hours
Air conditioning Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Admission: 100czk after 21:00
Smoking Policy: Non-smoking area
Dress Code Recommendations: No dress code
Location: in Prague Prague Centre
Address
Lavka Bar & Club
Novotneho Lavka 1
Old Town, Prague 1
Czech Republic

Public transport to get to Lavka Bar & Club
Metro: Staromestska (line A)

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Barock Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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Name: Barock Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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City: Prague 1
Address: Pařížská 22 – 24
Zip/Postal Code: 110 00
Phone Number: 420 222 329 221
Fax Number: 420 222 321 933
URL / Website: http://www.barockrestaurant.cz
Map URL: Click here to open
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m
Languages Spoken: Czech & English
Nearest Metro: Staromestska
Email: vladka.d@bacchusgroup.cz

This is how one might describe the restaurant Barock. The sushi bar, which compliments the wide selection of European cuisine, stands out in this, one of the best restaurants in Prague. Sampling a delicious appetizer, settling in with a cup of coffee or starting a pleasant evening with exotic cocktails – is there a better way to begin or end a walk along Prague’s most luxurious boulevard? Start your day with stylish breakfast. Enjoy a cup of coffee, fresh croissants, desserts, light sandwiches or salads at any daytime.

  • Make your reservation online from Barock Restaurant web pages
  • traditional czech cusine & italian, thai & sushi*
  • Non-smoking area is available
  • Barock will arrange a “gift voucher” for you, so that you can surprise your friends.
  • Summer terrace opens in April
  • Range of vegetarian meals is available

DON”T MISS: LIVE MUSIC every day, every Friday&Saturday at 8pm latin music nights!

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St. Vitus Cathedral is Prague Castle

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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To many people, St. Vitus Cathedral is Prague Castle. While the enormous Prague Castle complex includes many fine buildings, St. Vitus is the one that dominates the city skyline and is visible from far and wide.

St. Vitus is the spiritual symbol of the Czech state. A Gothic masterpiece, work on the cathedral was commissioned by Charles IV and began in 1344 upon the site of an earlier 10th century rotunda. In all, it took nearly six centuries to complete.

Its first builders, Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler, built the chancel with a ring of chapels, St. Wenceslas Chapel, the Golden Portal and the lower part of the main steeple.

The final phase of construction only ended during the period 1873-1929.

As well as being the largest and most important temple in Prague, St. Vitus Cathedral also oversaw the coronations of Czech kings and queens.

In the chancel of the cathedral, in front of the high alter, is the royal mausoleum. Below this, in the crypt, there are the royal tombs. Czech kings and queens and patron saints are interred here.

St. Wenceslas Chapel is decorated with frescoes and semi-precious stones. A door in the south-western corner of the chapel leads to the Crown Chamber in which the Bohemian Coronation Jewels are stored.

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Prague Boat Trip Sightseeing Tour

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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Booking information
Dates: Operates all year
Times: Daily 10:00, 14:00
Duration: 3½ hours
Pick up: from your accommodation shortly before the tour – exact time will be stated in your booking confirmation. Alternatively, join us at our meeting point near Wenceslas Square.
Drop off: near the Old Town Square.
Location in Prague, Prague Centre

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Prague Sightseeing Tour Boat Trip

Of all our sightseeing tours, the Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour is our most popular, providing a superb introduction to this beautiful city.

After picking you up from your Prague accommodation, we embark upon a fascinating journey through the history of Prague, an enchanting city with over 4,000 monuments.

This sightseeing excursion is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.

We begin on the coach, introducing the major historical areas of the city centre: the New Town & Wenceslas Square, the Old Town and picturesque Mala Strana.

Next is the highlight of the trip, a walk through the Prague Castle complex to discover the major sights within; admire the grandeur of Saint Vitus Cathedral, the ancient architecture of the Old Royal Palace, and enjoy stunning views over the whole of Prague.

From Prague Castle we head for the river, for a short boat trip through the city centre. We enjoy close up views of the waterside attractions, as we sail right under Charles Bridge. The boat provides an ideal opportunity to relax, with a coffee or a beer from the bar. The boat is covered and warm in the winter, so is comfortable all year round.

Back on dry land, we continue our Prague tour with the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), before ending the tour at the Old Town Square. En-route, we learn the origins of one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world.

Tip: the boat trip on this tour covers just the most central area of Prague, whereas our regular river cruises sail much further. If you wish to, you can book both this tour and a dinner cruise and experience totally different things.

Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English and another language. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.

If you require a tour in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, please specify on the booking form.

The tour finishes at a convenient point in the city centre, near the Old Town Square. Highly recommended.

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Group information

For groups of 10+ people in winter and 15+ in summer, we can arrange at no extra cost:

-a private tour, including a guide and coach exclusive to your group.

-a departure time of your choice.

To reserve, mention it in special requests on the booking form.

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Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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Sightseeing Sightseeing Tour

Dates: Operates all year
Times: Daily 11:15
Duration: 3½ hours
Pick up: from your accommodation shortly before the tour – exact time will be stated in your booking confirmation. Alternatively, join us at our meeting point near Wenceslas Square.
Drop off: near the Old Town Square.
Location in Prague Prague Centre

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The Tour
Of all our Prague tours, the Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour is our most popular, providing a superb introduction to this beautiful city.

After picking you up from your Prague accommodation, we embark upon a fascinating journey through the history of Prague, an enchanting city with over 4,000 monuments.

This sightseeing excursion is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.

We begin on the coach, introducing the major historical areas of the city centre: the New Town & Wenceslas Square, the Old Town and picturesque Mala Strana.

Next is the highlight of the trip, a walk through the Prague Castle complex to discover the major sights within; admire the grandeur of Saint Vitus Cathedral, the ancient architecture of the Old Royal Palace, and enjoy stunning views over the whole of Prague.

From Prague Castle, we head for the river to walk across the magnificent Charles Bridge. Then, we continue on to the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), before ending the tour at the Old Town Square. En-route, we learn the origins of one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world.

Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English and another language. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.

If you require a tour in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, please specify on the booking form.

The tour finishes at a convenient point in the city centre, near the Old Town Square. Highly recommended.

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Group information

For groups of 10+ people in winter and 15+ in summer, we can arrange at no extra cost:

-a private tour, including a guide and coach exclusive to your group.

-a departure time of your choice.

To reserve, mention it in special requests on the booking form.

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Alchymist Residence Nosticova

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha 11800

Czech Republic

Nearest major airport: Prague, Czech Republic (PRG-Ruzyne)

Area: Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague’s “Little Quarter” on the hillside below the castle hasn’t changed much since the 18th century. Endowed with parks and gardens as well as historic buildings, it is one of the city’s most delightful areas, overlooking the Old Town across the Charles Bridge.

Aboutthe Alchymist Residence Nosticova

Welcome to our historical 17th century Residence, located at the end of one of the most romantic and quiet cobblestone street in Mala Strana!

A number of careful conservators of Czech churches and castles, as well as skilled carpenters, plasterers, ceramists, decorators and fresco painters worked for more than two years with attention to details and passion for beauty to refurbish this old mansion into the charming Alchymist Residence Nosticova.

Just two minutes away from the famous Charles Bridge, the Residence is surrounded by antique galleries, typical restaurants and famous concert halls, and it lies in the walking distance from the most prominent Embassies, the Czech Parliament and the Senate, the National theatre, Saint Nicholas cathedral and the Castle.

We are pleased to offer you 15 different suites, each of them furnished with valuable antiques and arts, and equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, direct dial telephone, high speed internet access, safe and minibar. On the ground floor, a small spa invites you for a relaxing Balinese massage.

We wish you the most enjoyable stay in our Residence and unforgettable moments in the beautiful city of Prague.

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Arcadia Residence

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

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Arcadia Residence, Hostivítova 3, 128 00 Prague 2 Czech Republic

Tel. +420.224922040
Fax: +420.224922042

Web:    www.arcadiaresidence.com
email:   info@arcadiaresidence.com

Arcadia Residence

Arcadia Residence offers the convenience of an apartment in Prague and hotel services at competitive prices, as well as the possibility to take advantage of special accommodation offers all year long.

Arcadia Residence provides courteous and personalised service that only a careful family management could guarantee. It is situated in enviable location in a peaceful, historic quarter just a short distance from the Old Town but away from the chaos of conventional tourist routes. Our treat? Impeccable breakfast service to the rooms, that is included in the price of your accommodation, and has no time restrictions.
2009 Special Offers

Four nights at the Price of Three. This offer is valid for reservations booked directly and applies during Low Season for stays starting on Sunday or Monday.

One-week Stay. Guests who personally reserve a one-week stay will receive a welcome drink and will be given a complimentary bus pass valid for seven days (for the tram network and underground).

Birthday Gift. A 10% discount is offered to all those who celebrate their birthday during their stay at the Arcadia Residence. This offer is valid for reservations of at least two people, and it cannot be combined with other offers.
Description

In one of the most historically significant areas of Prague (Vyšehrad), the Arcadia Residence combines the comfort of hotel services with the independence and intimacy of an apartment. It was in Vyšehrad, which is considered to be the first settlement in the Bohemian capital, that Princess Libuše prophesied the birth „of a great city, whose fame will spread throughout the world“.

This quarter has preserved an authentic Prague atmosphere and an envious tranquillity, despite it being close to the areas most frequented by mass tourism. The Old City and Charles Bridge are in fact easily reachable on public transport in about five-ten minutes.

The building which hosts the residence dates back to 1896 and has recently been restructured following rigorous quality standards in respect of Italian tradition. The artefact now on display in the reception area offers a suggestive testimony of the past. It was found inside a bottle during the restoration work. This is a message from a worker involved in the building’s construction more than a hundred years ago.

The care paid to the details and furniture, in the style of the early part of the last century, give the apartments, which are of various sizes, a „homely“ feel which characterises the Residence, also thanks to careful and friendly family management. The limited number of apartments helps guarantee guests a peaceful stay. But mainly this allows us to treat you warmly and to offer you special attention.

The breakfast service is provided directly to your rooms, depending on individual requirements, making your stay even more relaxing and made to measure.

All the apartments have a fully-equipped kitchen or cooking area, which makes the Arcadia Residence an ideal place also for medium and long-term stays.

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Golden Well Hotel Prague

Tue, Oct 20, 2009

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This boutique hotel enjoys one of the best locations in Prague, with Prague Castle right next door, 7 minutes’ walk from Charles Bridge and 3 minutes from Lesser Town Square.

Overlooking Prague’s romantic rooftops or the Royal Gardens, the comfortable rooms of the Golden Well hotel are the perfect base for your adventures in the beautiful city of Prague. The suites’ opulent furnishings and spectacular views of Prague’s skyline will make you feel like a royalty and delight your senses in every way. Separate bedrooms and living areas ensure you will always have plenty of room to relax after your walks through the city.

Luggage packing and unpacking as well as an evening turn-down service are just 2 of a great range of luxurious amenities offered at the Golden Well hotel.

The entire scenery of the City of a Hundred Spires is at your feet when enjoying the breathtaking view from the open-air terrace of the Golden Well hotel’ excellent restaurant.

This Renaissance-style building belonged to the Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612) and once served as the residence of the legendary Astronomer Tycho de Brahe (1546-1601).

Golden Well Hotel offers 19 guestrooms in a 4-story property. Guestrooms are individually decorated. Guestrooms feature satellite television. Business-friendly rooms are equipped with multi-line phones, desks, direct-dial phones, wireless Internet access, and high-speed Internet access.Guestrooms have refrigerators. Bathrooms include jetted tubs, shower/tub combinations, and bathrobes. Complimentary bottled water is provided in room. Guestrooms provide minibars and slippers. Additional amenities include DVD players, complimentary newspapers, and air conditioning. Services include a turndown service, housekeeping, and in-room massage. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding, irons/ironing boards, and extra towels/bedding. Rollaway beds are also available.

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access – high speed
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Minibar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Climate control
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Internet access – complimentary
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Telephone
  • Multi-line phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Housekeeping
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Jetted tub
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bathrobes
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Massage – available in room
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Handheld shower
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Television – Satellite service
  • Television – Cable service
  • In-room safe
  • Television
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Welcome amenities
  • Desk
  • Window opens
  • Rollaway beds
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Smoking rooms only
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