There are many city tours and excursions to choose from in Prague. While you are walking through Old Town you will see kiosks a plenty offering tours of the city and day trips outside of Prague. It seems to be in your best interest that you just keep on walking…all the way to the train station where you can purchase tickets to your destination for a lot less, or straight to a bookstore with an English section (Neo Luxor, The Globe, Shakespeare and Sons, etc.) and purchase a Prague guide that you can take home with you at the end and be your own tour guide (and you won’t have to travel in a giant herd of people). Let’s compare some prices for excursions outside of Prague: One specific company charges 850kc to go to Karlštejn, one of the Czech Republic’s most beautiful if not overrun castles; the price includes the entrance fee for a sightseeing tour inside. If you adventure out on your own, Karlštejn Castle is easily reached by train from the main train station (with a very scenic train ride next to the Berounka River, which you wouldn’t experience by bus) for a whooping total of about 50kc one way! If you purchase round trip tickets in a group it is even cheaper (check out www.idos.cz for train / bus schedules and prices. Entrance fees for tours of Karlštejn Castle range from 250kc to 300kc (the 300kc tour includes entrance to the Chapel of the Holy Cross-reservation required-see www.hradkarlstejn.cz for details). Walking and bus tours of Prague are equally over-priced as well. So if you wish to explore some of the major attractions outside of Prague including Karlštejn, Konopiště, Karlovy Vary, Kutná Hora and Cesky Krumlov to name a few and the main attractions in Prague, see them on your own, get some exercise and save some money so you can see more in the long run!
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