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Download a city guide of some of Europe's most beautiful cities onto your iPod, mp3 player or phone. As we guide you through the streets, along the route we've planned for you, our city guides will tell you what you're looking at and how to make the most of your city break.
We only had a long weekend to do the city and so your tour really helped us get our bearings. There's just so much to see there! I know we only scraped the surface but it worked really well for us.
Tanya Ellison - (27/08/06)
This was a great tour that took you everywhere you needed to go. Particularly liked the walk through of the mosaic frescoes on the front of the Basilica. We had a great time in Venice, made all the more special by this evocative guide. Like the speaker's voice too - one of the best I've listened to.
Andrea How - (19/02/06)
PRAGUE CITY GUIDE: Over the centuries Prague has seen countries rise and fall around it - and each has left its mark on the city's varied architecture and historical monuments. Our guide to the capital of the Czech Republic will also show you beautiful Old Town Square and the bizarre Astronomical clock. We'll guide you to the beautiful Spanish Synagogue and walk along the romantic Charles Bridge with you as we lead you up to the Castle.
PRAGUE TOURIST INFORMATION:
Getting in from Prague airport: To get into town by public transport take the 119 bus which leaves from the bus station in front of the terminal and goes to Dejvicka metro station at the end of Line A. Buy tickets for the entire journey - bus and metro - from the public transport desk (Dopravni podnik DPP) in the Arrivals hall.
Buses depart about every 10 minutes and the journey to Dejvicka station takes about 20 - 30 minutes. The cost is about 20 Czech Crowns (about 50 pence.)
A taxi from the airport to the Old or New Town takes about 30 minutes and costs about 650 Czech Crowns (£15 sterling). You're advised to check the fare before setting off.
Airport website www.csl.cz/en
Most of Prague is walkable but the public transport system is very good.
Buy tickets for bus, tram and metro from your hotel, from underground stations and from some shops and tobacconists. There are two types of ticket both of which must be validated by getting them stamped with the date and time in a machine you'll find near the doors on buses and trams or the barrier at metro stations. Ticket types are:
* non transfer tickets which cost 14 Czech Crowns (about 35p) which allow you travel for 20 minutes by bus or tram (no changes) or up to five stops on the metro (you can change lines)
* transfer tickets which cost 20 Czech Crowns (about 50p) which allow you to travel for one hour fifteen minutes with any number of changes between bus, tram and metro.
Tram numbers 22 and 23 follow a route that takes in the new town and then crosses the river before going through the castle district and then up to the castle itself.
Public transport authority website: www.dpp.cz
Prague taxis used to be notoriously prone to over charge. Although they have improved considerably, it's still advisable to get your hotel or restaurant to book you one or at least to agree the price before you set off.