We are planning to visit Italy, Switzerland and Prague.Think we will nd to stopover at Austria to get to Prague. But I understand Eurail pass doesnt cover Prague. How do we get there fr Austria to Prague? What is the name of railway? Is Salzburg or Vienna nearer to Prague? Alternatively, is there any flight to Prague fr Switzerland/Italy? Thanks!
i plan to go to prague F&E, but am not too confident about planning my accomodation and getting my way around coz i hv never been to europe. i think the best way is prob through one of their internal budget airlines, coz its quite a distance away..i think u should go both if you have e time to spare!
hi hi, I'm also planning my honeymoon to prague in may (spring time). Great to read all the fav reviews - been most helpful. I'm leaning towards F&E, followed by Cosmos/Trafalgar tours. I've some questions:
A) There's no direct flight into Prague, so is it better (cost, time etc) to
1) Stopover at Vienna/Paris/London/Berlin and transit into Prague
2)Take a domestic flight from Vienna/Paris/London/Berin?
Which country would U recommend for a stopover or transfer to domestic? Any recommendation for domestic flight?
B) Travelling within prague. By foot? Metro - do we need to pre-book the tix (similiar to Eurorail?)
C) Travelling from Prague to nearby region eg Vienna, Budapest (hungary). Need to book train in advance online, or just go train station & buy?
I'm planning abt 15+ days. Was thinking of
Prague 3-4 days
Vienna 1-2 days
Budapest 1-2 days
Rest of 7 days? Where?
ryes - i've not been to prague..but i was in Europe (western) many years back.
Basically things in europe are very expensive (due to strong euro). I think Europe is known for its crystal, branded stuff (LV, Gucci). For me, its basically to breathe in the air/atmosphere, be awed by the statues, squares, buildings, feast on the local food, and immerse myself into the environment/culture.
Just to add, I just came back from Prague 2 weeks ago and it was freezing!!! It was -10 and snowed for 2 days!!! But guess it was really pretty to see Prague covered in snow. )
Also, just to let you know, they are still using the Crown and not Euros. Not sure if you can use Euros there as I didn't see any people using that. Exchange rate I got in London is: Â£1 to 43 crowns. Not sure if you can get it cheaper in SG. )
I've been taking much pain, since Natas, trying to plan my HM in May to Pruage and am pleasantly surprise to see that there are some of u here going to Prague too!
We intend to Fly to Vienna,then travel to Prague(4days)-Budapest(3days)-Vienna(2days)-Salzburg(2days)-Switzerland(8days). Right now really confuse as to whether to get Swiss pass, Europass, European East pass or what? Can anyone help? Which passes offer better deals and for my trip?
casper - i got lots of help from this forum "virtualtourist.com" check it out! Lots of links & tips, including rail, travelling between places, things to see etc.
If U havent book yr air tix, I would suggest U do
Prague first as Vienna is in the middle.
Prague - (can do day-trip to Brno on way to Budapest) - Vienna - Salzburg - Switzerland.
At Salzburg, U can also do day trip to Munich
From Vienna, U can do day trip to Bratislava (Slovakia).
As for rail tix, U need to calculate if its worthwhile. Since U travelling into Switzerland, the Europe East pass doesnt work in Switzerland. You can either get Europe East pass, and then a separate tix for Switzerland. Or another type of rail pass that allows U to mix & match the countries youre travelling.
I'm interested to go to eastern europe, including prague, for my honeymoon in november. But i heard it's not a good time to go as it's winter. Besides the cold, the day hours are also shorter. Anyone has any experience/knowledge of how travelling in eastern europe around nov will be like? Tks!
What would you like to know? As mentioned, I was in Prague in Feb when it was snowing. Not sure how cold Prague would be in Nov (you might want to check the weather) but don't think it will be as cold as when I was there. It is true that the days are shorter but it depends on what you intend to do there. From my experience, I feel that Eastern Europe has a lot of nightlife (e.g. casinos, pubbing) so if you are into that, shorter days will not be a prob. But else you can rest after a tiring day of sightseeing. )
Went to Prague a few years back, 4-5 days are good enough. Places to visit like the museum, old town and Charles Bridge. Just be extra careful when at crowded place, my friend got pick-pocketed near Charles Bridge. Went to Karlovy Vary (tink an hour from Prague by bus) to see the hot spring. Also remember to pay full amount when taking the subway or bus to avoid a hefty fine as the inspectors like to target tourists like us.
I'm planning my vacation this dec.
Have a total of about 7 nights (excluding flight time to and from singapore). Thinking of going Prague + either Vienna or Budapest.
Need some advice here:-
1. Which is a better choice? Vienna or Budapest?
2. How long should I spend in each city?
3. Wat's the best way to get from Prague to Vienna/Budapest?
4. Any hotels to recommend in these places? Hubby dun mind paying more for accessible, clean hotels.
hi, does anyone know how much roughly will i need to spend for about 12days in prague, budapest? I just need to know a rough idea on accomodation and food expenses to see if this fits my budget, thanks!
By the way, i guess there is no direct flight to prague? Which is a better way to go there? From London? Thanks
I have been to Prague about thrice, but always short visits (a day or a weekend). And this time, I will spend another weekend. It does not matter if we have seen the same things, I would like to see Prague from the eyes of those who love it. Could you share with me your ideas how you'd spend a weekend in Prague? Thank you.
Joy79 Czech Crown is virtually useless outside of the country so where possible, use their ATMS to withdraw money or dont change too much (upon arrival) cos' no money changer outside of the country is going to change back to SGD...