I’ve started taking walking/food tours in every new city I arrive in and it’s been the best decision.
Unless you’re friends with a local who can show your around, signing up for tours is a great way to get the inside scoop on what to do, where to eat, and, most importantly, where the best beer is.
In Prague, I went a little overboard and went on four tours in five days. The tours did their job though; one month later, I was back in Prague for my final week in Europe to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
I still missed out. There’s so much to see and do in Prague!
Pub and Pivo Tour
Only a few hours after arriving and locating my Airbnb, I was already down in the old town square meeting up with my tour leader and group for the Pub and Pivo tour.
This tour is one of the Sandemans New Europe tours and will help you understand a little bit more about Czech beer. Trust me; we all need a little more Czech beer in our lives.
The best part of the tour was meeting some fellow travelers who all happily joined me for more beer after the tour.
Sandeman Walking Tour
The Sandeman free walking tour is one that I now seek out every time I’m arriving at a new destination. Czech out their website (see what I did there?) to see where their free walking tours are offered. They’re great!
The Sandeman walking tours that I’ve taken have really helped me get a feel of the city before setting off to explore on my own. My tour guide in Prague was Karel which is important to mention because he was the best and you should sneak into his group. He taught me what defenestration is and for that, I will never forget him.
First stop: gingerbread house.
Sadly, it was not a house made of gingerbread but this quaint, aromatic, drool worthy shop had enough delicious treats inside to make up for it! After dessert (which should ALWAYS be first) we strolled through town to a few other tasty stops.
I have to be honest here. The Prague Food Tour was the best food tour I have ever been on.
After dessert (which I again stress needs to happen more often at the beginning of a meal) we had a billion drinks.
We did not have a billion drinks but I’ve never before been on a food tour where they were so generous with samples.
Our delightful guide, Leona, told us so much about the history of Prague and even let us in on some juicy political gossip. She knew the answer to every question we asked, taught us about Czech language, and was a delight to be around.
Not only were the samples plentiful and the guide akin to a new bestie but I was impressed with the hi-class, fancy locations we were treated to.
Do you seek out food/walking tours while traveling? If so, where did you have the best experience?