‘Go as local as you can’ is something I always say when people ask me how to get as much out of a trip as possible. With local recommendations your travel experiences will not only be cheaper and better, it’ll also give you a real insight in peoples’ life in that city. Guidilo understands that as they connect Prague’s locals to travelers from all over the world. Today I’m talking about their local Prague experiences.
Guidilo offers experiences in Prague with local people and expats who are creative, interesting and sometimes even endearing. On their website you can find a variety of experiences to choose from, such as a city tour with a mentally challenged local or a Bohemian food tour through Prague’s best restaurants. No matter what you are looking for, chances are they will have it for you. And if not, co-owners Tereza and Eva are more than happy to give you some great advice.
When I first checked out their website I couldn’t choose between all the amazing things they had to offer. Did I want to spend an evening eating at mom’s place? Of course I would! Would I love to see something else then Prague old town? Heck yes! Finally, after a lot of deliberation I chose two experiences: the Prague Strange Stories tour and the Bohemian Bites tour. I was oh so excited.
Why are there big babies climbing the tv tower? And why can I ride them in the park? A few questions Stephanie from the Strangest Stories experience gladly answered for me.
When I booked my experiences I immediately noticed that the people from Guidilo are very communicative. They take the time to find someone who will suit your character and they give a lot of information. Tereza, who helped me with basically everything I needed, was quick, correct and very, very friendly.
When it was time to do the experiences I didn’t know what to expect. The first day that I spent in Prague I met Stephanie, an American teacher and journalist who has lived in Prague for 8 years. With her great sense of humor and vibrant personality she told me some of Prague’s Strangest Stories while walking me across different Prague neighborhoods. Did you know they asked for thousands of eggs while building the Charles bridge? Neither did I!
The second day I met Clare who is a food blogger, writer and restaurant addict. She took me to her favorite places in Prague and I was spoiled with lots of amazing food. Apart from the restaurants we went to, she also gave me some great advice on where to go and which places to avoid. Clare was absolutely lovely and between bites we talked our heads off. When my boyfriend arrived in Prague two days later, I took him to some restaurants she showed me and since then we’ve been going there way too much.
Because I did those two experiences I saw a lot more of Prague than a regular tourist. For example, I didn’t know how cool Prague’s sector 2 is and how many great restaurants you can find there. I learned about the city from a local’s point of view and to be honest, I don’t know if I would’ve liked the city so much if I had stayed within the old town with all the other tourists. It was escaping touristy Prague that I liked most about my trip and Guidilo and their locals made that possible for me. If YOU booked an experience, this is what you can expect:
- Real ‘authentic’ experiences
- Meeting people
- Very communicative
- Creative and FUN
WIN A GUIDILO EXPERIENCE! (CLOSED)
Here comes the fun part: I have a Guidilo voucher (worth €50) to give away! Would you like to experience a local tour with one of Prague’s best guides? Keep reading!
The lovely people from Guidilo have given me a voucher to spread amongst you, my dear readers. So if you have plans to go to Prague (or maybe you just made them), this might be interesting for you. This is what you have to do:
- Like Guidilo’s Facebook page
- Like my Facebook page (if you haven’t done so already)
- Comment on this post and tell me YOUR favorite local travel experience.
- Enter before the 29th of May!
I will announce the winner on the 31st of May. Good luck! 🙂
(The experiences at Guidilo were given to me to review, however I always give my honest opinion.)