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Ways to Get Around Prague

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by Cressida Ryan (subscribe)
Classicist and traveller
Published November 21st 2016
The steep hills and sometimes narrow allies with cobbled streets make Prague an interesting place to navigate. Luckily, there are lots of different kinds of transport to help you make the most of this beautiful city.

First of all, why not travel in style? Classic, vintage open-top cars are available around the city to give you a tour. Wrap up in your winter furs, snuggle under a blanket, and make the most of the luxury.

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Classic cars in Prague

At the other end of the spectrum are the rickshaws. Beware though, these are generally parked outisde Thai massage parlours and so seem more of an advertising gimmick than a real way to tour the city.

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Rickshaws in Prague

A boat trip might be a more sedate way to sightsee. The river Vltava passes through the centre of Prague and is a thoroughfare for all kinds of boats. A number of companies exist that will take you on day cruises out to some surrounding towns.

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Boats on the river Vltava

If you prefer to cruise in a more conventional land-based fashion, there are plenty of taxis in town. Look out for the yellow cars. Hotels can order you a taxi too, if your Czech is not up to much, and give you an idea of how much to expect to pay. Prague has a lot of awkward roads though, so you may find your route more roundabout and costly than anticipated.

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Taxi in Prague

If roundabout appeals, then perhaps you might enjoy a bus tour. These are flourishing in major cities and Prague is no exception. Head down to the main square to find people selling tickets.

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Advertising a bus tour in Prague

Public transport is available too, and there is, amongst the cobbles, a tram system running through the town. If you only want to visit the main tourist areas within the old town then you won't need it, but it could be useful for getting further out.

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Tram, Prague

Similarly, under the ground is a metro system, giving you speedy connections between some corners of the city. Again, if you're there to see the sights though, you might not want to bury yourself underground!

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Metro access, Prague

Instead, go for a wander. Prague is easy to navigate by foot with any of the copious tourist maps given out in hotels. If you would like a professional tour, however, then walking tours are available.

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Walking tours, Prague

For those people who want to see Prague at walking pace, but in a slightly more adventurous fashion, there is always the segway. These little machines can be seen across the city, with opportunities to hire them. They might be a bit bumpy across the cobbles though. Sadly they are now banned in the historic city centre, but you can still use them for other areas of the city.

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Segways in Prague

Finally, for that relaxed but fun luxury trip, nothing beats an old-fashioned horse and carriage. Curl up under a blanket in one of the carriages you can pick up from the main square and enjoy this beautiful city at a gentle pace.

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Horse and carriage, Prague
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Hi Cressida, loved your article. Are you living there or just travelling through?
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