Experience Prague like a local with Guidilo

‘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:

  1. Like Guidilo’s Facebook page
  2. Like my Facebook page (if you haven’t done so already)
  3. Comment on this post and tell me YOUR favorite local travel experience.
  4. 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.)

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Michele TravelwithMrsT
    May 18, 2015 at 13:29

    Great post! I currently live in the Netherlands and when three of my friends visited me for a week, some of our best restaurant experiences were because we stopped and asked locals for their favorite restaurants, both in Bruges, Belgium, and in Amsterdam!

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      May 18, 2015 at 14:08

      It’s always the best idea! Where do you live in the Netherlands?

  • Reply
    max
    May 18, 2015 at 16:50

    As I read my face went from bored to excited in one paragraph (yes, it can be used as a unit of measure).

    My favorite local travel experience was in my own country. I went to an island named Chiloe with some friends, and the second day there we met an impressively old lady in the market while buying a couple of things to make sandwichs , she told us that her son was a fisherman and today he was cooking “curanto” and they had plenty, so we didn’t need to buy “cold food”. We went to her house, ate with them, and they told us all the stories of the town(and the ones from the towns next to that one aswell). It was the best part of that trip.
    curanto: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curanto
    (in the spanish page in wikipedia you can see pictures of how they do it step by step)

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      May 18, 2015 at 17:56

      Aw thanks Max! That’s nice to hear!

      Isn’t it the best when they invite you to eat dinner? Great story!

  • Reply
    Juara
    May 18, 2015 at 16:51

    Aah, what a nice giveaway! My favorite travel experience is a sunny holiday with my boyfriend. A whole week of sleeping, swimming and going out for nice dinners. We came back home totally relaxed!

  • Reply
    Clare
    May 20, 2015 at 14:19

    So glad you had fun! And oh, that roast pork… I might have to go back for more this weekend 🙂 it was fab to meet you, stay in touch!

    Clare

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      May 20, 2015 at 15:27

      I had a blast! 🙂 I’m SO jealous of you living there! Although, if I did I wouldn’t be able to fit through the door within a month ;).

  • Reply
    Karilyn
    May 20, 2015 at 19:01

    I also am one to always try to visit places like a local. It helps now that we have a child traveling with us – you are forced to check out local parks and see what locals actually do in the day to day life as you search out basic needs for your kid!

    But I also have to say I have participated in a few tours that also gave such a great local experience. I will be bookmarking this in case we visit Prague again!

  • Reply
    Rob
    May 20, 2015 at 19:04

    London is the place to be for me

  • Reply
    Brianna
    May 21, 2015 at 00:42

    I love tours that show you a different angle. This will definitely be an option for the next time I visit Prague.

  • Reply
    LaMesha
    May 23, 2015 at 10:05

    My favorite travel experiences always involve food, either eating at a local’s home (eating horse in Switzerland at a friend’s house, ugali and fish in a small fishing village in western Kenya) or trying new foods in restaurants (spaghetti and clams in Italy).

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      May 23, 2015 at 12:03

      I know exactly what you mean. Mine always involve food and people. How was the horse?

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