Many of you – travellers – don´t only stay here in Prague when visiting Europe. After several days exploring the city you usually continue to other nearby capitals like Vienna, Budapest, Berlin or Bratislava. Is this your plan, too? Then read on to learn how to get there without using ordinary train or bus. Since May 2019 there is a new cool service operated by minibuses of Sidetrip tours. They don´t only take you from A to B. You will also visit lovely small towns along the way for sightseeing or even for wine tasting!!! I tried their services myself couple days back and this post is about my experience with them.
And who is writing this blog? My name is Dana, local Prague guide who is trying to present the city in a less touristy way and help travelers to avoid traps.
HOW THE TRANSFERS WORK?
“Turn the wasted travel day into a highlight of your trip” is motto of Sidetrip tours. There is everything in it. This company is offering one-way transfers from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Munich, Berlin and of course vice versa. Or even combination!
The unique thing about this service is that they will not only take your from A to B (just like regular buses or trains). They will take you to various smaller historical towns and show you around. You will stop for lunch or at the gas stations where you can buy snacks or use WC. Pretty comfortable!
All of these trips take around 10h in total. I think this is a great idea how to spend your time in Europe wisely. Can you imagine how many places you will see? Not only the capitals but also countryside, villages and historical towns, or even family wine cellars.
WHERE DID WE GO?
I took a trip from Prague to Vienna and Bratislava. This means we visited Kutná Hora, Brno (where we had a lunch and visited local farmer´s market called Zelný trh), we saw Lednice, Telč, Znojmo, Mikulov (all UNESCO heritage towns with almost zero tourist around you. Along the way we also did organic wine tasting in a family owned winehouse and visited their vineyards.
All of the transfers are operated by airconditioned minivans for only 8 people!! Lovely small-group experience. The guide/driver takes care of everything (tickets, guiding, questions, safety…). You just enjoy the ride and sightseeing or sleeping if you wish. We shared the van with other travellers but you can also book a private trip. Price is 65 euro / person for the shared trip.
And finally, these are pics from our trip. As you can see, I trully enjoyed everything along the way – weather, people travelling with me, all the beautiful places (and wines)…I hope your travel experience with Sidetrip tours will be the same one day. They work hard to make you guys satisfied. Thank you for everything. Here is a video from our trip.