Reviews

What people say about us…

should have worn diapers

Hi Patrik,
We nearly died laughing spending the day with your dad. I should have worn diapers.
You’re right, he is full of stories! We loved spending time with him.

I will be sure to contact you when we visit Prague again (hopefully with our husbands next time). It is a beautiful place and I was so thankful to have a guide that knew the city so intimately. I will be sure to pass your name around and thank you so much for your help!

- Esther

Best way to experience the Czech Republic

Joe and Patrik did an outstanding job with our two-day guided tour in Czech. Prior to our visit they sent a detailed outline of our tour as well as ‘know before you go information’. Joe picked us up from our river cruise in Deggendorf and drove us to Pilsen where we enjoyed the Pilsner Urquell tour. From there he drove us to our hotel in Prague. The next day we had a day-long walking tour of Prague (sadly we were only there that one day) with Joe and we were able to see EVERYTHING! He expertly guided us throughout the city and infused the tour with a ton of history and even more humor. Along the way we visited four pubs and enjoyed local brews and cuisine. On our departure day Patrik took great care getting us to the airport, checked in for our flights, etc. I’ve traveled the world and have had many ‘shared’ touring experiences, nothing beats having a private driver and tour guide – and these two gentlemen are the best!

Oct 2019

- Lynn Clark

2 days in Prague with Happy Guides well worth it.

This company is aptly named. Our service began before our trip with information about things we had expressed interest in doing and places to eat (we are vegan/vegetarian). We had a wonderful walking tour with David upon arrival, where we got our bearings and learned much of the history and culture of Prague, including things most people might just walk past unknowingly. The following day David took is to Karlstejn Castle, a beer tasting, and the Jewish Quarter of the city. David is kind, professional has a very positive outlook. He is also very knowledgeable of the city and local history. We were totally looked after from start to finish and although being led by a guide, felt welcome to give input into where we went. It was very personalized. The time we spent with David enabled us to guide ourselves around the city very proficiently for the rest of our stay. I am so glad we had the opportunity to use Happy Guides. Money well spent.

Sept 2019

- Almonte

Great three days in Prague

We booked this 3 day guided tour/experience at the end of an Amsterdam-Budapest cruise. Patrik would have picked us up in Budapest as part of his tour but we came by train. This was as much fun and enlightenment as anyone could wish in three days in a great city. It was much better than anything the cruise could have provided.

June 2019

- Gail & Charles

Wonderful way to experience Prague

Absolutely wonder time with Patrik and Joe. Our original pick up was to be Nuremberg but with a lock issue on the Danube we were stuck in Regensburg. One quick message to Patrik and it was all changed for him to come to Regensburg to pick us up. Great drive to Prague! Wonderful stop / lunch on the way.

Seeing Prague with Joe was wonderful. Beautiful city with 2 passionate guides.

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

June 2019

- Joanne

Stunning 2 day adventure in Prague

We had an amazing two days in Prague with Patrik and Joe. We landed at PRG and Patrik picked us up and went above and beyond to make arrangements to find us a hotel. He then catered the evening to our beer and snack seeking adventures showing us a mix of local and tourist (beautiful sunset over the river on a boat bar) locations. After a fun and delicious late night out, Joe met us at our hotel the next morning to show us what his city has to offer along with funny and witty history. We covered all the highlights we hoped to and more, from Charles bridge, the castle, the old town square, libraries and enjoyed pub adventures in between. We loved local food at Joe’s favourite pub where he of course knows everyone! We finished the day off with another beer while a rare downpour and thunder and lightning storm hit the city. Joe got us back to our hotel and Patrik provided great suggestions yet again for our evening. On our last day Patrik picked us up and helped us get all checked in at the airport. We could not emphasize how much we appreciate them showing us around and the personalized approach and pride they take in their work. We look forward to seeing them again!

June 2019

- Brandon

Best service ever!

Both Patrik and Joe were a pleasure to deal with. They picked us up at our Budapest hotel and transferred us to Prague with stops in Bratislava and Cesky Krumlov… then they spent 3 days showing us around followed by a transfer to the airport.

They cheerfully accommodated requested changes to our itinerary and our pace of walking; their recommendations for attractions and dining were spot on!

Their stories helped make our stay unforgettable and we would highly recommend them!

April 2019

- Bruce

100% reliable!

While I have not personally met Joe and Patrik, I had heard many good things about how wonderful they are. My daughter travelled to Europe and when she mentioned Prague was on her list of places, I put her in contact with Patrik. He walked her and her friend through every step of the journey and always replied to emails promptly and readily answered any questions we had. I completely trusted my daughter with Happy Guides and they exceeded my expectations. Joe was a fantastic guide in Prague, took the girls to some wonderful sites and shared incredible stories with them!

Since then, my in-laws have booked Happy Guides for transfers and tours and were impressed by the service. My husband’s uncle and wife were also impressed!

Now, I just have to get my own butt out there to meet these two wonderful men and thank them in person for treating my family with such warmth, kindness and professionalism!

Dec 2018

- Suzie

Great Personal Service!

Patrik and Joe from HappyGuides were awesome to deal with. We had a difficult group, with arrivals at various times, food allergies and different ages to deal with. They were very accommodating and professional to work with. Personal stories from Joe, our guide, made this trip very special. It is obvious that this is more than just a job for them. Thank you Patrik and Joe for making our time in Prague so enjoyable. We will definitely be using you in the future.

Nov 2018

- Kelly

Fabulous guides

We had an absolutely marvellous time with Patrick, David & Joe showing us (with our group) around Prague. The restaurants were fabulous, the pace & the information was great and even though it’s the height of tourist season, David knew the best ways to see everything & get around the huge lines so we never felt too crowded. I would highly recommend them!

Aug 2018

- Nadine

Transfers and City Tour Prague

We have used Happy Guides twice now ~ Once for transfers from Nuremberg to Prague (June 2016) and last year for a sightseeing tour of Prague. The transfers were great – door to door service plus Joe offered to take us on a local sightseeing tour. Last fall when we were back, Joe took us on an extensive sightseeing tour of Prague. Both Patrik and Joe go above and beyond to keep you informed as well as entertained. It was so nice to have our own ‘private’ guides locally, taking us to all the main attractions. They certainly pride themselves on their vast knowledge. Can’t wait to go back again. Ahoy.

March 2018

- Carolyn

Wat een fantastische dag!!

Op het allerlaatste moment werd er besloten om naar Praag te gaan en dus was er geen tijd om voor het vertrek nog informatie te zoeken over deze prachtige stad en haar bezienswaardigheden alsmede de leuke, niet toeristische eet(drink)gelegenheden.Gelukkig boden Patrik en Joe de ideale oplossing!!! Zoon Patrik bleek de meest leuke pubs en restaurants te kennen en vader Joe wist echt alles van (de geschiedenis van) Praag! Zonder hen hadden we de ins-and-outs van Praag nooit kunnen ontdekken! En dat op een perfect ontspannen, vrolijke en heel prettige manier! We komen zeker nog eens terug om de omgeving van Praag te bezoeken. Uiteraard het liefste weer met Patrik en Joe! Ahoj!!

Jan 2018

- Yvette

Stupenda visita della città

Esperienza unica grazie alla professionalità inaspettate di Joe e di suo figlio. Un giro per la città dettagliato e molto piacevole ,non il classico giro turistico. È stato come andare per Praga con un Amico che si è prodigato di farci stare benissimo anche sotto il punto di vista enogastronomico. Consiglio vivamente a tutti di rivolgersi ad Happyguides!

Jan 2018

- Beatrice

Best Trip Ever

We had an amazing trip and saw more of Prague than I could have imagined was possible in the short time we were there. Joe was incredibly welcoming and provided us with an educational and enthusiastic tour of the city. I recommend it 100%.

Dec 2017

- Sofia

Amazing Guides on our Visit to Prague

We had the most amazing experience from our first pick up a the airport to our adventures touring around the city , they took the very best care of us showed us so much we would have missed had we tired to do it ourselves and made us feel at home and comfortable. Very enthusiastic you can tell they enjoy meeting people and sharing so many stories about there beautiful city and culture. Would use there service again and again!!!!! thanks;

Nov 2017

- Tammy

UNBELIEVABLE

You’ll never see or get to appreciate Prague in all it’s glory without the services of Patrik and Joe. I can’t wait to return and see them again. First class all the way!!!

Canada No 2017

- Walter

The best tour guides in Prague!

Patrik and his father are wonderful host and gave our group a personalized tour of so many different areas of the city. The highlight was the stops at the off the beaten path beer bars and authentic restaurants. If you are looking for a friendly and custom tour I highly recommend contacting HappyGuides!

Cheers!

July 2017

- Katie

Perfect companions in Prague!

Thank you for a very nice stay in Prague. Your enthusiasm and knowledge gave a lot of added value to our trip. Strongly recommend for anybody traveling to this marvelous city

Oct 2017

- Kenneth

Happy Guides- Love travel

Thank you Patrick and Joe for touring us around Prague. We learnt so much about your beautiful city with all your stories and facts of all the sites in Prague. You went over and above making us feel welcome and spent the whole day with us. If we ever make it back to Prague, we will be sure to book you again! Thanks again!

Love travel Nov 2017

- Love

Terrific tour!

I don’t think our trip to the city would have been nearly as enjoyable or interesting without Joe’s friendship and thoughtful instruction. Thanks Joe!

Nov 2017

- Wayne

“Ahoy”

Just finished short visit to Prague for the first time and hands down, got a great tour guide with HappyGuides (Joe) and would not have seen or enjoyed as much of Prague as I did. Should have stayed longer. Joe was a professional guide with loads of knowledge and humour!!  Would recommend HappyGuides to anyone travelling to Prague that would like to take the work out of navigating a city!

Nov 2017

- Elaine

Great Vacation

My wife and I in September visited Prague for the first time and used Patrick and Joe as our tour guides. I can only say that we were truly impressed with their promptness from picking us up at the airport to driving us to a show and then driving us to Nuremburg Patrick was always on time. Patrick informed us of a couple of shows that were playing while we were there. He called and arranged the tickets for both shows for us. The shows were great and we both enjoyed immensely. Joe was very knowledgeable about his City and it was easy to see that he dearly loved the place. They both spoke perfectly good English and we would highly recommend them if you visit this amazing city.
Sept 2017

- Harold

Prague stopover

Had a few days in Prague before our river cruise in November 2015. HappyGuides helped us out with airport transportation, showing us the sights, and catering to our needs during our short visit.
They made me want to return to Czech to spend more time exploring this beautiful country.
Thank you Joe and Patrik for being such great tour guides in Prague!
Nov 2016

- Debbie

marvelous 4-day stay

What a marvelous 4-day stay we had in Prague in May! The ‘happy guides’ Joe and Patrick are wonderful ambassadors for their fine and beautiful city! With Joe we walked the streets, listened to his stories and his humorous comments, learned more about the history and people that shaped the country and had beer breaks in several interesting pubs. We also enjoyed the boat cruise on the Vltava River, the folklore evening and lunch at a winery.

May 2017

- Jean Claude & Gloria

Great tour guides!

Tour Prague with these guides – Joe & Patrik from Happy Guides. Customized and flexible touring…see Prague your way! Fun, knowledgeable, and reliable! You won’t be disappointed with their service!

Aug 2016

- Kathlynne

Experience Prague with the best!

As we are preparing for our 40th anniversary trip, which our adult children and their families can join us, we keep coming back to the possibility of returning to Prague.
We first visited this beautiful city in September, 2012. On that trip we met Patrik, with HappyGuides. It was fortuitous in that we heard about HappyGuides from a friend who had experienced their unique brand of tour.
What makes HappyGuides unique you may be asking yourself? They are not a “canned” operation, with set walks and talks. On the contrary–what we experienced was completely personalized. We were on foot or light rail if necessary, navigating our way through old Prague. Original Prague! We learned the history, and ate the foods the locals enjoy–not the tourist fare. Our day with Patrik turned into two, and I have no doubt if we had been able to stay longer, he would have been able to show us a third day of delights!
I have no doubt there are many guides available in Prague, but if you want a unique, wholly personalized experience by someone who is a native of that beautiful and historical city, and speaks several languages (but most importantly fluent English for us) you can do no better than HappyGuides.
Sept 2016

- Cheri

A tour of Prague with our Happy Guides

I have visited Prague and had a most wonderful tour with Patrik and Joe. Travelling with a couple of ladies over a day and a half, I felt absolutely safe with them. Their relaxed nature and knowledge of the city allowed us to take it in at our own pace. Joe’s story telling and Patrik’s sense of humour kept us entertained and left me with an enriching experience. I would highly recommend touring with them. You will be in good hands and not disappointed.
Jun 2017

- Emma

Patrik and Joe were amazing guides

Patrik and Joe were amazing guides & there really aren’t enough words to describe what an incredible experience I had with them! Patrik greeted me at the bus station at 6am (no questions asked!) with an ice cold beer (now that’s how to start the day!) and drove me out to Cesky Krumlov for the day. Such a magical place! We met up with Joe there and they took such good care of me! Between the two of them I was given the best insider tour of the town and immediately felt like I was part of their family!
Back in Prague Joe toured me around the city for the entire day! I saw all the best that Prague has to offer, learned so much about the country’s rich history, visited fantastic local pubs, and immediately understood why visitors and locals alike love that city!
Both Patrik and Joe have so much love for their country (understandably so!) and their energy and enthusiasm for what they do is so evident in the way they run their tours. I can’t recommend their services enough! No trip to Prague would be complete without Happy Guides! Thank you SO MUCH!”
July 2017

- Allie

Awesome way to see Prague!

Awesome way to see Prague! I’m so grateful that we had Patrik and Joe to show us around Prague and the surrounding area. We would never have seen so much, and enjoyed our adventure to the extent that we did if we hadn’t had them at the helm of our journey. I’m still in Prague withdrawal from our visit last June, and can’t recommend them enough. Thanks again for being such amazing ambassadors to your home city, gentlemen. I’ll definitely make a return trip!
Jun 2017

- Sheila

Great experience

Patrik’s and Joe’s surname means “happy” in english so that’s where the HappyGuides came from. But they should be called FunnyGuides. After few hours with them you will find yourself laughing to their jokes and feeling like being with old friends. At the same time they really know Prague, all the hidden spots and pubs for locals.
Patrik is trilingual (he speaks perfectly English, Czech, Swedish, – unbelievable!).
Highly recommended!

Oct 2018

- Danyla

Outstanding guides in an outstanding country

From the gregarious beer tour in Prague, to the solemn concentration camp at Terezin; from Karlovy Vary to Nuremberg; from airport transfers to walking tours, Happy Guides covers it all. The father and son team of Václav (Joe) and Patrik will take care of all of your needs.
We first connected with them 5 years ago through a travel agent friend, so when we were going to return to one of our favorite cities in the world, we knew who we would contact.
They will customize your tour to whatever you desire, and they know their city and country like you won’t believe. They took us to restaurants that are locally popular, not just tourist traps, and the food is amazing. Their services are incredibly reasonable, and they are fluent in Czech, Swedish and English.
I would not hesitate to recommend Happy Guides to anyone (and actually did when I ran into a former neighbor on a flight to London in April). My wife and I cannot wait to go back to Prague, not just to see the beautiful city but to see Vaclav and Patrik again.

Nov 2017

- Jim

AMAZING MAGICAL TOUR!!!

Truly a Fantastic 8 days in Prague & it’s outlying towns of Carlsbad, Kutna Hora, Hluboka & Cesky Krumlov UNESCO.
Happy Guides Patrik & Joe are not like your typical tour guides. They will welcome you to their fair city & host you like old friends. Unlike the many larger tour groups being herded around the city, we had the opportunity to see & experience many hidden gems that would not be offered on a traditional tour. You will hear & learn of the history of this incredible region. Their vast knowledge is unsurpassed and Joe’s humorous story telling will keep you laughing the whole day.
Whether you have two days or a week Happy Guides can customize your own private experience to suit your needs. I highly recommend you include airport/river cruise transfers, a welcome addition after a long travel day. I encourage you to get a quote, their rates are very reasonable and competitive compared to joining a group tour.
If you want to experience the magic this country has to offer through the eyes of a local then “Happy Guides” is the tour company for you!
Thank you Joe & Patrik for your incredible hospitality! I had so much fun & will always have fond memories of your beautiful Prague!

April 2018

- Wendy

Attention to detail

Before we arrived in Prague we exchanged a number of emails with Patrik regarding the details of our trip which included a three hour teaser tour on the day of our arrival and transfer by car to Nuremburg for a river cruise with stops at Karlstejn castle and the Pilsner Urqeull brewery in Pilzen. Patrik’s attention to detail and his genuine concern for us getting the utmost out of our tours made it feel like we were going to visit a relative or an old family friend. Our afternoon with Joe in Prague was absolutely delightful and his humor made the tour all that much more enjoyable. Every time I raise a glass of Czech beer I will fondly remember our visit to the Golden Tiger pub and the rooftop restaurant overlooking the beautiful city of Prague. Patrik and David both dropped in during the tour to ensure that our upcoming transfer to Nuremburg went without a hitch and no detail was overlooked. David picked us up on time on Saturday and we spent a wonderful day exchanging details about our two cultures. While we were on the tour, David checked out the remainder of the castle and had suggestions on what we might want to do next on our visit. We took a relaxing stroll the back way down from the castle through the forest and the town to the parking lot below before departing to Pilsen. While we were touring the brewery he was making arrangements for a table in the restaurant and scoping out the gift shop because he knew we were on a tight time table. We felt absolutely secure the whole time we were in the company of any of the Happy Guides and I can’t think of a moment when we didn’t feel totally comfortable in their company, virtually like family. If you think that the charm of a travel destination is not always carved in stone then we highly recommend you contact Patrik and Joe. Patrik, Joe and David, thank you all for an experience we’re sure to remember for a long time.

June 2018

- David

SIGHTSEEING PRAGUE… HAPPY IT IS !!!

HAPPY GUIDES MAKE HAPPY MEMORIES! From our first communication I knew we would choose this tour company. Patrik was quick to respond to our initial email. He said he would tailor our Prague tour based on our personal preferences. Between booking and arriving in Prague, Patrik kept in touch regularly via email. Additionally, when our arrival was unexpectedly delayed one day by our airline, Patrik and Joe rearranged their plans to accommodate our new schedule. Although Patrik could not spend the day with us on our new schedule, he met us for lunch and we toured with Joe. They both welcomed us like family members. Our “private” tour of the beautiful city of Prague was wonderful. We saw sights that only Prague residents would know, and enjoyed delightful and humorous stories shared by Joe. If you want a thorough tour without crowds and delightful, experienced, guides we highly recommend Joe and Patrik. They are a dynamic duo!

July 2018

- Paula

Happy Memories

Happy memories – Working with Patrik has been an absolute pleasure. Happy Guides arranged a group transfer for 17 of us from Vilshofen to Prague with a lovely stop in Cesky Krumlov a UNESCO site.
Our tour in Prague was very relaxed and incredibly informative. Our guide David had such a warm, personal touch and showed such extensive knowledge of the history of Prague.
From the beginning to end,  happy memories for our group provided by the Happy Guides. I met Joe two years ago and he is as sweet as I remember. With his stories and passion for Prague, you can’t help be drawn in.
Patrik’s effort to plan the perfect tour in Prague was also evident on his selection of restaurants for our group.
Thanks very much Happy Guides for all you have done. We will be back and plan to spend more time in your beautiful city.

Aug 2018

- Emma

HAPPY CANADIANS!

HAPPY CANADIANS! I was the tour host of a big group of Canadian travellers that passed through Prague this past October 2018 with Merit travel for a few days.

We had the most thorough and wonderful few days with Patrik and his father! They led us with passion and enthusiasm for their amazing city !! They were always willing to go the extra mile! literally! Patrik was willing to stay later to take any of us out to see the night life, and to really experience life in their city!

We would highly recommend them both to any tour groups, individuals … Prompt, polite, very funny -.. I just hope we can get back there one day!!!!

Nov 2018

- Cindy

awesome guys

They will always provide good stories and make sure you stay away from the tourist traps. The one and only way to do Prague! 🙂

- Lili

Amazing

My husband and I visited Prague in May of 2015. Our experiences with both Patrick and Joe were amazing. They took us to places that locals visit, as well as the popular sites to see around the city.

Their knowledge of the cities history was exceptional. They were both fun people to spend time with on our amazing trip to such a beautiful city! Thank you both, we totally recommend these guys for your guided tour!

- Haley & Richard

wonderful memories

Ten of us travelled from Canada to Prague this fall and very fortunately met Patrick and Joe who became our guides. It was not just their knowledge of the area that made this such a memorable occasion for us, but it was the personal touch they gave to the tour and their willingness to be of assistance at any time during our stay.We have wonderful memories of our time in the Czech Republic due in a great part to Joe and Patrick. Thanks.

- John