Traveling to Europe in early April. I will be at a conference in Budapest then I'll be going with my wife from there to Prague, where we'll be staying for a scant two days. So, I'm looking for any tips to make as efficient use of those two days as possible.
Is a Prague transit pass a good idea for a two day stay, and if so, where do I buy one?
(We'll be staying close to the Charles Bridge on the east side of the Vltava - Staré Mesto)
Are there any unique stores we should check out? Our interests include movies, music, books, and quirky stuff.
Are there any tourist attractions that aren't worth checking out when time is of the essence.
Are there any less popular attractions/places that should make our final list?
We'd like to go to some pub/bars to try some Czech beers and Becherovka. Specifically, places where we can sit and have a drink and where the music isn't too loud, unless it's live music.
Since we like our liquor, is there anywhere specific we should buy it from, (i.e. a better deal than duty-free)?
As for cash, is it better to change it before leaving Canada, or get it from an ATM on the spot, as was suggested by many tour guides for Budapest?
Finally, our plan is to take the overnight train from Budapest that arrives in Prague at 4:30am, is it a bad idea to wait to buy the tickets until I arrive in Budapest (about 4 days before the date we want to travel)? Is there another way to buy them? RailEurope
seems expensive when I compare it to the rates direct from Hungary
, but I can't book the night train online through the Hungary site.
I apologize in advance for the multi-part question, and thank you in advance for your tips and help.