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“Learn about Prague from a Czech Expert”

Time Machine – Private Guide of Prague
Ranked #235 of 506 Tours in Prague
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Owner description: Come and explore Prague with a licensed and educated tour guide. Thanks to unique concept of Time Machine, we will dust off the glory of past eras!
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
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“Learn about Prague from a Czech Expert”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I have never written a review on trip advisor, though I read them. I would put Krystof at the top of tour guides in Prague and elsewhere. Krystof knows Prague as well as Czech History and culture. His knowledge of various periods of Czech history was especially remarkable.
We actually hired Krystof for a second day after spending 6 hours with him on Day 1. At the start of each day, we jointly planned the sights after he gauged our interest on various options, and each day's tour was customized for the three of us. Those two days with Krystof permitted us to see what would have taken 4 or 5 days on our own, if we were simply relying on internet suggestions or following guidebooks.
The hotel manager later told us that Krystof is the most highly regarded of the independent guides it uses. The personal custom tour with Krystof ended up costing about the same as a group/impersonal package tour. If you can spend the day with Krystof, you will learn a ton easily and enjoy Prague with a thoughtful Czech expert.

Visited April 2014
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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Day in Prague with Krystof”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

My husband and I spent the better part of a day visiting Prague with Krystof. He is not only knowledgeable but sensitive to the interests of the people he is guiding. My husband is a very serious amateur photographer, so he is looking for the best photographic opportunities. As a travel agent, who has not been to Prague for over 15 years, I was wanting to understand the changes that have taken place as well as the tourism highlights. Krystof was able to handle it all. Prague has a rich and interesting history. He shared that along with his hopes and concerns as well as his love of this beautiful city. I would highly recommend Krystof to anyone visiting Prague. You will not be disapointed.

Visited October 2013
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West Orange, New Jersey
1 review
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“Highly recommended private guide in Prague”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had a very wonderful tour with Krystof in Prague...his depth of knowledge and passion about this beautiful city was evident in everything he said. We started early in the morning and finished very late in the day, so we really got to see and experience so much in a very efficient, enthusiastic and informative manner. I would highly recommend calling Krystof should your travels take you to the Czech Republic.

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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“Personalized Tour of Prague”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

On our recent first trip to Prague, we decided to hire a personal guide for the afternoon that our hotel had highly recommended. It was a delight to meet Krystof and have him show us his city that he so obviously loves! He met us at our hotel and during the tour, showed us sites and places that we would never have known without his knowledge. We've hired private guides in other places we've been in Europe and always found it the best way to really get to know a city. Krysof's family story added another dimension to the history of the Czech Republic and helped us gain insight into what life was like under the communists. This history was one of the highlights of the tour for me. His rate was very reasonable as well. Altogether a wonderful experience!

Visited September 2013
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Bluffton, SC
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10 reviews
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“Outstanding private guide in Prague”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We used Krzytof for two half days and we were delighted by his knowledge and his personality. We had many questions about the places we visited that he answered skillfully. We were curious about the transition from communism to free markets and again he answered expertly. His extensive post university education allowed him to provide expert answers beyond what could expected from a travel guide. We invited him to join us for lunch both days and relied on his judgement to find local restaurants with authentic Czech food in the evening, and again we were delighted with his choices...excellent food at modest prices.
He gave us insight into the lives of a modern day Czech citizens in addition to the historical perspective. He answered questions on music, art, politics, and architecture.
Krystof met us at our hotel each day, arrived on time, gave us an overview before leaving our hotel. We discussed options and he added things to meet our specific interests. He also helped us learn how to use the Prague transit system.
We have done at lot of traveling and can truthfully say he is a JEWEL!

Visited October 2013
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