A Trip to Prague and Budapest: Day 2

My dad and I are on a Rick Steves tour in Prague and Budapest. We arrived in Prague yesterday.

You can find all of my posts about this trip here.

This morning we got up and had breakfast at the hotel, then walked to the Astronomical Clock where we spent some time taking pictures.

 

 

At 8am we met Marcus, a guide for The Naked Guide. He took us on the Naked Guide’s Bright and Early Breakfast Tour, during which we learned about the Astronomical Clock, the Charles Bridge and the statues on it, the Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square.

The Jewish Museum, which was not open on Saturday, was established long before World War II, but does feature memorials to victims of the holocaust. A memorial that is always available to view are the stumbling stones outside of houses that Jews had lived in. Each stone features the person’s name, their birth year, the year they were deported, and the year they were murdered.

 

Marcus also helped us buy public transit tickets and told us how to use them so we can get around on the tram.

At the end of the tour he took us to Cafe Louvre, which had also been suggested by Scott, the man who drove us from the airport to our hotel yesterday. He gave us maps and suggestions on where to go to avoid crowds and how to get out of the touristy areas.

My Grand Cappuccino Louvre and Dad’s juice cocktail from the Cafe Louvre.

 

After our tour we went back to the hotel to take a nap.

Later we met at the Rudolfinum for another Naked Tour, this one led by Imogen. This was the Prague Castle at Night Tour.

While the morning tour was just us and Marcus, Imogen’s tour had the full 8 spots filled. She made sure everyone had their tram tickets, then took us on the 22 up the hill to Prague Castle.

It is possible to walk to the castle from the Old Town, but since it’s an uphill climb, taking the tram is more enjoyable.

Since the way back was downhill, we walked back across the Charles Bridge to our hotel instead of getting back on the tram.

Tomorrow afternoon will be the start of our Rick Steves Tour, so we’ll spend the morning exploring more of the city. Keep watching my blog for updates on our trip and be sure to follow me on Instagram @hollygeraldson to see all of my pictures.

Find all my posts from this trip here.

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