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Local Guide - Prague

Rick Steves has suggested looking into a local guide with a car to provide a tour of the city. Has anyone done this, and would you recommend it? What did it cost? Would we let the guide know what we want, or is there a set tour that they do?

Anyone have a local guide to recommend? Thanks.

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Last spring we (2 couples) were in Prague and hired a guide ....Teresa with praguewalkers...for 2 1/2 day tours. Web is Teresa was fabulous, taking us to many places we would not have found on our own. The tour was geared toward our interests, based on what information I had provided before arriving in Prague. There also are prearranged tours available. The cost was about $70 per couple per tour, I believe, not including minimal admission fees. We were very interested in touring the Jewish District and Teresa provided much personal information in that area (stories about her grandmother, for example) . We enjoyed her so much that we also booked a Terezin tour with her for the following day. All the tours were wonderful, all were small (in our case, 4 people, as we requested) , Teresa was charming, informative, and knowledgeable. Also, based on glowing recommendations from friends who had visited Prague a month earlier, we had signed up for a "Taste of Prague" tour ( that was amazing and so fun. One of the many highlights of our fabulous stay in Prague. I highly recommend both tour companies to anyone going to this fascinating, lovely city!!! Might I add....none of us are tour people.....all 4 of us much prefer independent travel!! Prague just seemed to necessitate a tour or two, and we are very glad that we did take these tours!!! May even take more local/city tours in the future!!!!

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Martina Cermakova did an excellent job on short notice with a large group of us a few years back, took us through the Jewish Quarter, Old Town, and on a bus all the way to Krakow. I'm sure she would be even better with a small group.