I’m exited to share our Prague, Czech Republic Itinerary! We went for Thanksgiving 2015 and it was an amazing experience! We found the city to be friendly, charming, and have lots to offer. I’d recommend visiting this amazing city at least once! We did our trip in 3 days and 2 nights but you could modify your time for longer or less if desired. We stayed at an amazing B&B and did a fantastic food tour, info for both are included in the post! This was also one of our cheaper trips due to the cost of things in Prague being so cheap! It’s only a 6.5 hour drive from Spangdahlem, 5.5 hours from Ramstein.
We drove from Spangdahlem to the Prague, it was an easy 6.5 hour drove and almost all of it is on the Autobahn. You will need a vignette just before or after you cross the border into the Czech Republic. We stopped at the first gas station with a sign saying they offered vignettes, it was just before Amburg, it was a nice size and had an ATM as well. Take Euro as you need cash to buy the vignette and some of the gas station do not have ATMs. It’s €12 for 10 days.
We went during Thanksgiving week and found that this is a fantastic time to go. It was a bit chilly however it was still warmer than it was in Germany during our time there!
Below is our itinerary with a short blurb including costs and the link to the post on each place which has more detailed info as well. We used Rick Steve’s book and did the self-tours for each area.
Day 1 (Wed)
Drive Day – We left on Wednesday morning and drove the 4 hours to the to the Nazi Rally Grounds from Spang. We visited the the exhibition, we were there for about an hour. Then we got back on the road and drove the last 2 hours to our B&B in Prague.
Nazi Party Rally Grounds (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände) – Nuremberg, Germany. We arrived around 2:30 pm and pretty much had the place to ourselves, there were only a few other people there. It was €10,50 for our family of 4 and English audio guides were included.
B&B – House at the Big Boot is a fantastic place to stay in Prague. They are located near the Embassies and are in walking distance to all of the main attractions. You can read my detailed review about it HERE.
Dinner in Prague – We ate at Malostranskà Beseda, a place that was on the recommended list by our B&B. It was a neat little restaurant that looked like it was an old brewery or at least decorated with the brewery items. The waitresses spoke English. The food was great and it was cheap, it only cost us $40 for dinner and that was all of us having a 2nd soda! That is way cheaper than what it costs our family of 4 to eat out in Germany. Also I think this place is easy to over look if you just out looking for somewhere to eat, it’s a hidden gem for good eats!
Total attraction cost for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 & 14) €10,50. Food cost for day €54.
Day 2 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day
Breakfast at B&B – Amazing breakfast spread, it was enough to fill us up until lunchtime. European style and they cooked eggs to order as well!
Lennon Wall – Free, stopped and seen the Lennon Wall and took some photos.
Charles Bridge – Free, we walked across the bridge and took some daytime photos of the area.
Astronomical Clock – 250 CZK/$10 for our family of 4 to walk up the clock tower. There are signs in English you can read on the walk up, we took the elevator down. Great views of the city from the top.
Old Town Square – Free, walked around to see the buildings.
Tyn Church – Free, donations only. A quick visit and you can see the inside of the church.
Eating Prague Food Tour – €230 for 4, on a 4 hour tour. This was a splurge for Thanksgiving but it was worth the money and the information/tour we got along with it, I’d highly recommend it! I hope we get the chance to check it out in the other cities it operates in.
Charles Bridge at night with castle lit up – Free, we walked back across the bridge and got some night photos of the castle lit up.
Total attraction cost for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 & 14) €239. Food cost for day was included in attraction prices as the food tour took care of lunch and dinner, and really the cost was probably close to what would’ve spent making a Thanksgiving Dinner at home.
Day 3 (Friday)
Drove to Kuntà Hora – 1 hour drive from Prague
Sedlec Ossuary Bone Church – Kuntà Hora – 300 CZK/$12 for 2 adults & 2 students. This neat bone church was a neat stop in the Kuntà Hora area. While it doesn’t take long to visit, it’s something that your not going to find everywhere and worth the trip. I have pics of the creepy bones in the link above 😉
St. Barbara’s Cathedral – Kuntà Hora – Free, We got to see the outside but it was closed when we arrived. Not sure why because it was listed as open during the day we were there & time. The outside is quite impressive so we walked the grounds, then took the walking path to a local restaurant.
Lunch at V Ruthardce – 763 CZK/$31 for meals for 4. Neat restaurant with an interesting story about it. Again probably not found by the common tourist, it was recommended to us by a friend from the area. Good food & great prices!
Drove back to Prague – 1 hour to B&B parking
Castle Quarter – Free, we seen the guards and walked around the area. We did not pay to see any of the sites. St. Vitus was randomly closed early for no reasons, all the tourists were confused. The guy working the door said it randomly closes at times. Great views from the ramparts.
Choco Cafe – 351 CZK/$14 for 4 desserts & 2 drinks. This is a delicious stop that all chocolate lover’s must make! The ‘hot’ chocolate is a delicious pudding that is divine! We did have to wait 10 mins for a table so I’d recommend reservations if you can. The plain hot chocolate is bitter & rich chocolate, with ice cream it was delicious but super rich. I had a Chocolate cappuccino with it which was amazing, but both together was like a huge sugar rush & almost too much chocolate! There are 2 Choco Cafe’s we ate at the one in Old Town – U Cervene zidle.
Dinner – 860 CZK/$35 sadly the recommended restaurants from the B&B were full so we ended up with at a tourist ‘trap’ and did not have a great experience. Reservations are a good idea for Friday nights in Prague!
Total attraction cost for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 & 14) €11. Food cost for day €73.
Day 4 (Saturday) Drive Day
Christmas Market in Old Town – Free, walked around and checked out the vendors.
Drove home – 6.5 hours back to Spangdahlem area.
Total attraction cost for 2 adults & 2 kids (12 & 14) €0, the Christmas market was free. Food cost for day €40.
Total Gas Cost – €83/$75
Total Vignette Cost – €12/$13
Total Parking Cost – €39/$43
Total Attraction Cost – €260,50/$287, without food tour it was only €21.50/$24
Total Food Cost – €167/$184 (this amount does not include the food tour cost as it’s above)
B&B Cost – €351/$385 for 3 nights, breakfast included.
Total Trip Cost – €912,50/$1004, total without food tour is €682,50/$741
I hope you get the chance to experience the Prague, we really loved this city and wouldn’t mind living there some day. It’s a fantastic city that is easily accessible by walking and lots of great options for eating that are cheap!