Compared to most countries in Europe, Czech has lower price levels. I would never consider doing a private tour in Scandinavia, while in Czech, doing private tours is a reasonable choice if you have more than 3 people in your party. Private tours include pick-up and drop-off and all the transit in the journey, and you can choose to add tour guide service. I asked several travel agencies online for quotes, and Prague Express replied the fastest and most detailed. Prague Express is a new company, and there were not much reviews on Tripadvisor, but the reviews were all quite positive.
Prague Express Website: http://www.pragueexpress.cz/en/index.php
Prague Express 的經理Artem英文非常流利，由於我已經去過CK小鎮，因此Private Tour推薦的行程上我需要做更動，更精確的說，我想客製化行程，Artem相當耐心的與我溝通，並且做詳盡的報價。行程確定後，Artem將行程打成正式的文件，派他們公司的人來將文件給我們，並向我們收訂金。收訂金地點可以約在市中心的任何地方，當然最方便就是飯店了。訂金是總費用的一半，而那份文件就算是訂金的收據，屆時旅遊時再把另一半費用給司機就可以了！我安排了兩天的Prague Express的私人行程，平均下來每人每天一千多捷克幣。
The Manager of Prague Express, Artem, has perfect English. Since I have already been to Český Krumlov, most tours listed in their recommendation are not suitable for me. I would need a customized tour. Artem was patient and nice through the communication. After we finalized the itinerary, Artem made a transportation voucher and sent representatives from his company to meet up with me to get the deposit. The deposit is half the total price, and the meeting point can be anywhere in the city center. I got the voucher after I paid the deposit. The other half of the deposit would be paid directly to the driver during the tour and the voucher would be the receipt for the deposit. I arranged two private tours for two days and the price was around 1000 czk per person per day.
When arranging the itinerary, I referenced the private tour list on their website while also considering the places I wanted to visit. Of course I asked Artem to make some recommendations. Regarding tour guides, there are two types of them. One type is bringing a tour guide throughout the tour and the other type is hiring a tour guide in the destination. The former type is more expensive and since summer is the high season, it will be difficult to find a tour guide. In addition, most tour guides are for Český Krumlov, and since I did not visit there, Artem recommended that I do not need a tour guide on one day of my tour. I went to Kotna Hora the other day, and there are local guides in the destination. Thus, I asked Artem to book the guides for me, and the price was cheaper than bringing a guide from Prague. There were also different tours to choose from and the guides were all locals.
My driver Jacob for the two tours was really professional and nice. I had a wonderful impression on Prague Express. If I had a chance to come back to Czech again, private tours with Prague Express would definitely be my top choice.
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