Unlock the Secrets of Prague with a Local

Like A Local Guide • 4 Apr, 2016

Michal is a charismatic young entrepreneur with a passion for Prague and modern Czech history. He’s been running his own travel company, Explore Prague, for the past three years, organising off-the-beaten-path city tours and fascinating day trips to surrounding areas.

What sets Michal apart from typical tour guides is that he’s not in the business simply to pay the bills. He absolutely adores his city and always strives to give his guests an experience they’ll never forget. Here’s a little taste of what he has to offer!

Michal’s story

Michal started out as a salesman, but after a couple of years he grew tired of spending long hours at his office in the city centre and saw an opportunity right in front of him – tourism! Already an experienced tour guide, he decided to get his professional license and kick-start his own company.

Right after he received his precious certificate, he launched Explore Prague with one goal in mind: to help visitors create unforgettable memories in Prague by providing exceptional tours. He wants travellers to experience his city and discover its secrets, not just visit the top sights.

Why he loves his work

Running his own company means that Michal is able to fully customise the experiences his guests have in Prague. In other words, he can ensure they’ll have a great time because he can tailor his tours to match their interests and personalities.

“It’s awesome to see the rewards of your work,” he says, “when happy customers keep recommending you to their friends and relatives who have plans to visit Prague in the future.”

michal_pliva_prague-07Michal with some happy customers, among them an Apollo 16 astronaut!

Michal’s tours

Michal offers a range of exciting tours; the private day trips to Kutná Hora and Mělník being his personal favourites. Kutná Hora is a UNESCO-listed city full of amazing sights, while Mělník is a picturesque region with over 1000 years of winemaking history. He also enjoys day trips because they give him and his guests the chance to get to know each other better and build friendships.

Private Day Trip to Kutná Hora

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Price: From €60 per person
  • What’s included: Visits to the former Royal Mint, a medieval silver mine, the stunning Church of St. Barbara and the breathtaking Sedlec Ossuary
  • Who can book: Private groups

michal_pliva_prague-06The Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora

Private Wine-Tasting Day Tour to Mělník

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Price: From €66 per person
  • What’s included: Visits to the Mělník Chateau and the ossuary hidden beneath the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, wine tasting in a medieval wine cellar
  • Who can book: Private groups

Michal is also a big WWII enthusiast, so his WWII and communism tours are very close to his heart. He loves sharing his knowledge with visitors who want to learn more about modern Czech history.

Prague WWII & Communism Tour

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: From €25 per person
  • What’s included: Visits to the most important sites connected with WWII and the communist regime in the Czech Republic
  • Who can book: Individuals and private groups

Prague Communism Tour & Nuclear Bunker Visit

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: From €40 per person
  • What’s included: Visits to a nuclear bunker and the most important sites connected with the communist regime
  • Who can book: Individuals and private groups

You can browse Michal’s other tours here.

Turn your passion into income

If you see yourself in Michal’s story, please get in touch with any thoughts and ideas. Whether it’s hosting delicious dinners, organising offbeat city tours or taking travellers out for drinks – we can help make it happen. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Opening photo credit: Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho

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