Red7 Blogs , May 7, 2016
Prague is well known as the top destination for stag dos, but what about for hen dos? We sent out four of our Red7 travel aces to get the lowdown on Prague and what’s best to do on a hen weekend in the Czech city.
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As long as you are near a metro stop or a tram line, and not too far from the city, you will be in a good spot. Travel is easy and cheap around the city so you won’t need to worry about expenses building up with transport to and from the hotel/apartment. If you are really trying to make the most of a tight budget, there is always the option of allocation on arrival. There is a range of good quality, value hotels, pre-picked – all are three stars, with easy reach of the city centre by foot or public transport. You just won’t know which one you will be staying in until you arrive in Prague.
If you prefer to know where you are staying, take a look at our chosen hotels. Ranging from 3-5 star, they all surpassed our expectations.
Traditional food for Prague is very meaty, with lots of casserole dishes on the menu – our favourite was the goulash. If you’re a vegetarian don’t let that put you off as there are plenty of vegetarian options available! Our favourite food to snack on whilst we were in the city was Trdelnik, which are basically warm donuts covered in sugar and cinnamon – delicious!
When it comes to drinking, the most popular drink is beer all year round. For the colder months, hot wine is on all the menus and it’s the perfect treat to warm everyone up after a day exploring – they taste even better when coming from the Christmas Markets.
If you are after a different experience, the Medieval Banquet is loads of fun (just maybe not for the vegetarians). There’s a 5 course meal, live music and entertainment throughout your meal.
Prague city is beautiful and full of charm, plus if you need any help the people are friendly and approachable. Make sure to cross the Charles Bridge at least once during your stay. From here you get the best views of the Prague Castle, the Vltava River and the riverside attractions – if you’re lucky you may even see the Charles Bridge Band performing. Prague Castle is a definite must see, as is The Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock. We found that it’s best to travel on foot to see all the city, however it’s pretty easy to get lost…Head towards the river whenever you lose your bearings!
If travelling in the winter months, a visit to the Christmas markets is a must.
First of all – make sure you have fully explored the city. In the summer months, definitely hire a pedal boat on the Vltava River to relax in the sunshine. For an afternoon drink in the sun, the riverside cafes make perfect people watching spots when you need a break from all the exploring the city.
If you are looking for activities, the Cocktail Making class held at the Hard Rock Café is loads of fun. You’ll learn how to make 4 cocktails plus create one of your own recipes after learning the techniques. A Spa Day is also recommended, especially after a night out in Prague. With a pool, sauna and Jacuzzi you leave the spa feeling relaxed and refreshed.
When it comes to night life, Prague is extremely varied and runs until the sun comes up – plus the alcohol is cheap, which is a bonus! Whether its clubs, pubs, bars or live music you are after, you’ll definitely be able to find one to suit. All the popular clubs and bars are located in the Old Town including the largest nightclub in Central Europe, Karlovy Lazne. Right in the centre, the club has five dancefloors on four levels that look out over the Vltava River and Charles Bridge and we loved it. With five dancefloors of different music you are guaranteed to find at least one dancefloor that you’ll love. Also within Karlovy Lazne is the Ice Bar, if you are after a different experience on your night out this is definitely worth doing! You’ll be able to jump the queue and get entry into the club after.
For groups that would rather bar crawl, this is a great way to get to know the town. Guides accompany you to the best of Prague bars where you are greeted with shots on arrival. The guides stick with the group all night, answer any questions you have and know the area really well – we found it perfect for the first night when you are getting to know the area.
All the gurus absolutely loved their weekend in Prague, the city was beautiful and full of charm, plus it had a great atmosphere! Prague is definitely not one to be overlooked as a top destination for your hen do. Find out more about this beautiful city HERE