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Wonderful guide in Prague

My husband and I just returned from our first visit to Prague. We wanted an informed introduction to the city and decided to hire a guide -- the first time we've ever done this. Great decision! We found Kamil Vondrous ( mentioned in a Rick Steves guidebook and he was wonderful. Kamil met us at our hotel and we spent our first 2 mornings in Prague with him (4 hours each morning). He was very personable and well-informed. In addition to a tour of all the top sites in Prague, he helped us buy opera tickets and got information for us about going to a soccer -- sorry, football -- match. He even followed up with the front desk at our hotel to make sure they had information ready for us on how to get there. Having our own guide was not just an efficient use of time, it was great to have someone at hand with ready information, answers to all our questions, and who could offer recommendations for places to eat and things to see/do. After our tour with Kamil, we explored the city further on our own. Prague is a beautiful, interesting city, great for walking, and we always felt safe. It was great to have a contact who we could email with a question about something we stumbled across, for instance a moving/rotating sculpture of Kafka's head by David Czerny. Kamil was a wonderful resource and we now feel like we have a friend in Prague.

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We paid 4,800 Czech crowns total for 8 hours of guiding over 2 days (approximately $215 US). Also paid for entrance fees at sites we visited. It was money well spent.

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We booked a full-day trip to Dresden from Prague with Kamil in late August 2015. All arrangements were made by email. He showed up promptly at our hotel, had a nice comfortable and clean van, and was good company for the day. I highly recommend him.