• Alicia McCarthy

TL Advisor Alicia McCarthy Just Back From Prague, Czech Rebublic


Destination

Prague, Czech Rebublic


Accommodations and/or DMC/On Site

Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Andaz Prague

Exeter International (tours)

Boutique Journeys (tour)


How to get to

We flew Lufthansa via Munich to Prague and Swiss Air via Zurich back to Boston


Recommended For

Great for families, couples, groups of friends


Not-to-be-Missed Experience or Activity

We did a private walking tour the first full day in Prague and highly recommend to get your bearings in the city, learn a lot about the unique history of the country, and see a few of the major sites (Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock, St. Vitus Cathedral). Also not to be missed is Prague Castle and the area around it. If you have time to travel outside of the city, about 2.5 hours south is the UNESCO town of Česky Krumlov - a beautiful picturesque town along side a river.


Favorite culinary aspect of the hotel or region

Czech food is very heavy on meat and potatoes and some of our favorite dishes were Vepřové Kolenopork (pork knuckle), Smažený Řízekschnitzel (Schnitzel with potato salad), Smažený Sýr (Fried Cheese), and Pečená Kachna se Zelím (Roast Duck with Sauerkraut and Dumplings). But the main "culinary" piece of Prague is beer! Beer halls as well as craft beer restaurants are everywhere and must be visited multiple times while in Prague!


Favorite Wellness aspect of the hotel or region

I was able to enjoy a deep-tissue massage while at The Andaz in their Klara Rott Spa which was amazing - the Spa was fantastic.


Favorite amenity

While we were at the Mandarin Oriental on Easter, they left us a loaf of Mazanec which is traditional Czech Easter bread. At the Andaz, they upgraded our rooms to a suite and connecting room for the three of us which was really special.


Kudos to

Everyone we encountered was incredible - so knowledgable, friendly, helpful!! Kamila and Lucie (our guides from Exeter), Miriam (our guide from Boutique Journeys), Matthias at the front desk of the Mandarin Oriental, and Adam Szabo especially from the Andaz Prague completely made our visit to Prague the best.


Additional Remarks

For clients that have traveled across Europe and are looking for a new destination, definitely send them to Prague! We stayed for 6 nights and still had plenty to do, but I'd say 4 nights would be the average and it's easy to combine with Vienna and/or Budapest.


TRAVELLUSTRE Preferred Partner "Perks

  • The Mandarin Oriental has the usual Virtuoso amenities (free breakfast, hotel credit, etc.).

  • The Andaz is applying to Virtuoso and should have that shortly.


To plan a trip to Prague contact Alicia