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Forget bus tours and taxis -- walking is really the only way to explore Prague. Most of the oldest areas are walking zones with limited motor traffic. It's best to wear very comfortable, preferably flat, shoes. The crevices between the bricks in the street have been known to eat high heels. You might want to get in shape for all this walking before you leave home.

Don't worry about following our maps too closely -- getting lost among the twisting narrow streets is also a wonderful way to discover Prague. Let the turns take you where they may; they usually lead to something memorable.

Organized "Prague Tours" -- Thematic walking tours are on the menu of a company called Prague Tours. It's run by experienced English-speaking guides, who will help you discover Prague, its past and present, from different perspectives. To find out more about the tours, call tel. 608-200-912. Discover Prague is another company that specializes in walking tours, including a 6-hour number they call their "ultimate walk." To contact them, call tel. 777-812-278.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.