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Day Trips Recs?

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Day Trips Recs?

Hi All

So 3rd Trip coming up soon and i need your help... we got 3 full days and may take a day trip but we cant decide where to... so this is where you come in.

Where do you rec? ideally by train? dont ask... bus issues lol!!!

is letna park also worth going to in november? thinking of going over there and covering bit zizkov this year also.

Cheers Guys

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Tabor is a nice small town about 90 minutes away by train,10 minute walk from the train station to the Old town, lots to keep you busy for the day, there is even a whisky pub there.

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whisky pub Hey?? i'm sold.

I was actually just looking at tabor

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it's a nice place ,folk were really friendly there and it's a doddle to get to.

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train from main station?

we did kutna hora last year.. that was ok.

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yeah they are fairly regular.

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Cool, May Go there then, cheers

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Found my Trip report about my day trip to Tabor,hope it gives you some ideas.

Tuesday 17th May

We have a day trip to Tabor today. I had heard about this place on travel forums and found out that it was easy to get to from Prague, Andy had some DVD’s of European train travel and Tabor was featured in the Czech Republic one so we decide to go.

Return tickets cost 382kc for the two of us and we left from Hlavni at 9.16 am, the journey was fine until we reach Benesov where we have to transfer to a bus as there is some engineering work being done to the track, about 30 minutes on the bus took us to some place that shall forever remain nameless, a 2 horse town in the middle of nowhere, we re join the train and are in Tabor about 10 minutes later than scheduled.

Once in Tabor we walked to the main town it is a 10 minute or so walk but there are buses you can use, we enjoyed the walk and were delighted by the small town of Tabor, it has a warren of streets that are quite confusing, for many years this was an enclave of the Hussites in the Czech Republic and they basically rebuilt the town, I am not going to give a history lesson, you want info just google it.

The place is really nice with a town square some obvious town walls and a very nice little tower which gives great views over the town and of the surrounding countryside. There is also a medieval museum within the tower building which is very nice and informative, cost for both tower and museum was 80kc each.

We have lunch in the restaurant Modra Ruze, pork steaks with ham, potatoes and loads of veg. (150kc); it was very nice though I wasn’t so keen on the potatoes. this was washed down a Staropramen beer (22kc).

Fed and watered we headed to the town hall and to the Husite museum there, nice exhibits and some great dioramas of battles ,all a bit lost on me as I just could not really work out all the history.

We then took the tour of the underground vaults that start here, The Museum and vaults tour cost 100kc for both.

The tour was great fun, you have to wear a hard hat and even someone as short as me bumps their head, we joined a tour with about 40 school kids and their teachers, the tour was in Czech and we were the only 2 non Czechs on the tour, the guide very kindly came to us at each interesting bit and explained in basic English where we were so we could check on the English crib sheets we had been given ,very kind of her it was not in her remit to do that but she kindly gave us that info. The tour finishes in another part of the square and we return the short distance to the town hall to return our hard hats and crib sheets, it has been real fun. We then take a wander out of the old part of town and down to a waterfall area and carp farm, all very nice though the waterfall is a bit quiet, we then walked along the man made reservoir (there is history about why this was built, something to do with a fire in the old town and no water to put it out) back to the station.

It has been a great day, nice warm weather, a lovely town, a nice meal, and really nice people. This is a day trip I can recommend folk trying, not many English speaking tourists about, but a nice place with enough to keep you interested for the day and people that are genuinely pleased to see visitors.

The train trip back is uneventful and we do not have to be bussed past the engineering works.

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Brilliant, Tabor it is, Thanks

Letna Park worth a visit in november?

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tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g277811-i5222-k5…

also look at this thread re Tabor

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10. Re: Day Trips Recs?

Letna park is lovely any time of the year but because the foliage has dropped off the views tend to be even better.and you can always walk from Letna Park to Dejvicka Sokolovna (opposite Hradcanska metro) for a few beers then get the metro back into the city center