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Recommendations on what to do in Prague just before RS 8 day tour of Prague, Budapest

I didn't find this topic when I searched the travel forum, so thought I would ask. I am on the 8 day tour of Prague and Budapest towards the end of the month and wonder if there is a recommended place to visit just prior to the tour begins. Something that is not part of the RS tour. I am on a food tour on Saturday, and don't want to miss something that is recommended by others who have done the tour prior. Many thanks for your ideas.
Clementine

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Prague. 1 of the great cities of the world!! Here are a few suggestions you probably won't be taken to on the RS tour.

For a great steak, visit Gran Fierro. Superb! If Pavel is working, please tell him hi from Orv.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g274707-d7359075-Reviews-Gran_Fierro-Prague_Bohemia.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2g07PPmT88
For a really cool bar, do visit The Alchemist and have David mix you a cocktail with fire!
https://www.thealchemistbar.cz/en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpBBHX3IVV0
And should you be an Art fan, the GOAP (Gallery of Art Prague) is not to be missed - Warhol, Dali & Mucha - Amazing place
http://goap.cz/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hQljOGhZw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk6ia4FR66Q
And lastly, The John Lennon Wall- you may even see a great musician playing there Like I did
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g274707-d612140-Reviews-John_Lennon_Wall-Prague_Bohemia.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH8Q53fTgMo

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Vysehrad a wonderful historical area and not included in the Rick Steves tour as far as I am aware.
http://www.praha-vysehrad.cz/About-Vysehrad
easy to get to by metro and a short walk.
Don't know what time your food tour is starting but if you have time head to Naplavka on the river just down from the Dancing building, superb market there on a Saturday from about 8 am-2pm,loads of food stalls there as well as coffee ,beer wine etc. You will always find me there on a Saturday morning when I am in the city.

https://livingprague.com/food-and-drink/naplavka-farmers-market/

there is also a great market at Kulatak beside Dejvicka metro on a Saturday morning and as I stay near there when in the city I hit that market first before heading to Naplavka.

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Just had a better look at the Tour, you get taken to the Strahov Monastery brewery ,well try the IPA in there. Seemingly I was the inspiration for their IPA.I was there about 10 years ago at a tasting event and having a chat with the brewers and a few others ,we got talking about Scottish beers and what the brewers could try making .I suggested an IPA and within 6 months they had an IPA and it has continued to be a popular beer for them. Now I have no recollection of talking to the brewers about an IPA but I was pretty well on at the time but my nephew Scott who was with me at the time swears that is what happened. Anyway it is a great place and the whole Strahov complex is lovely, some great views over the city from there.

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We are on this tour beginning May 12th! We have also been trying to decide what we want to see. I'm curious to see what people respond with. Here is what we have so far:

Visit the church (St Cyril and Methodius) where the Anthropoid stand off occurred. The story is in the Prague book and if you have the chance watch the movie. It is a fascinating story.

Convent of St Agnes

Taste of Prague Food Tour

Klementinum - Planning to take the short tour then there is a concert at 6pm in the Mirror Chapel. We bought the tickets online

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Klementinum - […] there is a concert at 6pm in the Mirror Chapel.
I went to one of the concerts in the Mirror Chapel. A lovely venue and the concert was simply fabulous!

The City of Prague Museum (near Florenc station) houses the incredible Langweil model of the city, created in 1826–1837:
http://en.muzeumprahy.cz/the-langweil-model-of-prague/

Jump on the trams and enjoy a view of the city and the Vltava - trams 2,3,17 and 21 all run various distances along the river. Or take Tram 22 up the hill to a stop above the castle to enjoy the views overlooking the river and the city.
https://www.dpp.cz/en/transport-around-prague/transit-schematics/

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Thanks for all the ideas. I have a ticket to the Klementinium mirror gallery concert and have printed all the ideas.

Clementine

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For something different, visit the other, older castle, Vyšehrad (The High Castle) whose St George cathedral I find preferable to St Vitus.

The walk down the Royal Way from the castle to Old Town Square is a top sight.

Also, do not miss the view of the Castle after dark from the Old Town side of Charles Bridge.

Most of all, walk the streets of Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Mama Strana, & New Town.

Many museums to vist all though after 9 days in Prague, we have yet to make it a museum

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I was on the Best of Eastern Europe tour, so I'm not sure what is included in the city tours. But I would highly recommend the Museum of Communism and a look into the Legion Bank.