Step into the pages of a fairy tale in the enchanting city of Prague and finish your weekend at Europe's largest festival! Wander past pastel buildings in Old Town Square, along the winding river, and up to the hilltop castle. Stroll through bustling Wenceslas Square, leave your name on the colorfully graffitied John Lennon Wall, and dance the night away in Prague’s legendary nightlife.
Get your last gulps of this amazing weekend at the largest festival in Europe, Oktoberfest. Each year, millions of people from all over the world descend upon Munich in search of liter steins of beer, tables to sing and dance on, hearty German food, and carnival rides spinning into the night.
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The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall opposite tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Prague is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. Upon arrival to Prague, we will immediately check into our accommodation.
Friday morning, after some time for breakfast and to freshen up, we hook up with the best walking tour in the city, New Europe Prague Walking Tour. Our tour will cover all the main sites and stories of Prague’s fascinating history exploring the Old Town, New Town, and the Jewish Quarter. For lunch, your Trip Leader will point out different locations to taste the local Czech food. The rest of the day is free to explore Prague at your own pace. Options are endless: shopping sprees, visiting museums, sipping on the local brew, and heaps more!
Friday night we take you out to one of Prague's best clubs, Lucerna, for an 80’s & 90’s pop video dance party. With a great atmosphere and cheap drinks, Lucerna is the place to be every Friday night. The venue is packed with Czechs of all ages dancing on the huge dance floor and up on the stage.
Saturday morning your Bus2alps Trip Leader will take you on the Bus2alps customized walking tour of Prague. You will go across the the river to Mala Strana and get up close and personal with Petrin Hill, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the John Lennon Wall. Petrin Hill and Prague castle boast the best views of the city, and the metaphorical John Lennon Wall is a piece of art in itself, so don’t forget your camera.
During the lunch break of the walking tour, you have the option to join the group for a traditional Czech meal at U Fleku Brewery & Restaurant. The walking tour wraps up in the late afternoon and you have the rest of the day to explore the fairy tale city. Saturday night, you can either sign up for an optional pub crawl, or have the night free to yourself to explore even more of Prague's nightlife.
Sunday morning we depart for Oktoberfest. You will be dropped off in the Munich City Center and your Trip Leader will bring you to the festival. You will have a few hours to enjoy everything Oktoberfest has to offer. Wander the fairgrounds, explore the many beer tents, twirl on rides, and indulge in traditional Bavarian sausage and pretzels! There are 14 different beer tents of all sizes serving the local cuisine and beers with recipes that are hundreds of years old. Your trip leader will assign a meeting point and time for departure to return back to Florence.
New Europe Prague Walking Tour: The premier walking tour in Europe, New Prague provides an excellent account of the progression of Czech and Bohemian history in an entertaining style.
Bus2alps customized walking tour of Prague- Petrin Hill, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the John Lennon Wall
Clock Tower Pub Crawl: The top Pub Crawl in Prague, and one of the best in Europe, all Bus2alps group members get a Free T-Shirt, VIP and priority entrance for each bar.
Prague Castle Tour (with New Europe): A three hour guided tour of the world’s largest medieval castel, and the districts that surround it.
Beer Challenge (with New Europe): Learn about the great history of Czech beer on a tasting tour of some of the most authentic Prague bars and restaurants - save room for dinner!