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Preparing your trip to Karlovy Vary: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Karlovy Vary 1. Karlovy Vary is distinguished by a great public transport system. It’s very simple to navigate through the city by bus. If you need to go to suburban areas, high-speed trains will be the best solution. Train tickets should be purchased in advance at special kiosks or directly at railway station.
2. Tourists who expect to use public transport a lot are recommended to purchase the universal ticket pass. It can be valid from three to fifteen days. These passes can be found in all newsstands, hotels, and travel agencies.
3. Travellers, who decide to rent a car, will need to present a driving license of the international standard and a copy of the identity document. Prepare that you will be asked to pay a deposit for the time of car rent. The amount of the deposit depends on the brand of a car.
4. The best way to travel in the historic part of the city is by foot. This way it will be easier to see all famous sights. In order to make your walk in the city even more comfortable, it is recommended to buy a map of the city.
5. A large part of shops and trading centers opens at 9 am and works until 6 pm. Grocery stores and supermarkets can open much earlier - at 6 am. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Tourists, who plan to buy antiques and works of local artists as souvenirs, should not forget to prepare all the necessary papers. Export of objects of cultural value is prohibited.
7. It is recommended to use the national currency when you plan to go shopping. Non-cash payments are accepted in all major department stores and supermarkets. Bargaining in local markets is not accepted, but if a buyer makes a good impression on a seller, he/she may receive a gift or an interesting souvenir.
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8. Tourists are recommended to leave tips in local restaurants and bars. As a rule, the amount of tips does not exceed 10% of the total order. Taxi drivers, tour guides and maids in your hotel will also accept any reward with gratitude.
9. Karlovy Vary is considered quite a calm and quiet resort. It’s safe to walk in the central areas of the city even late at night. However, tourists should not forget to be very careful and keep an eye on personal belongings in public places as there’s a danger to become a victim of pickpockets.
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Travelling to Karlovy Vary - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Karlovy Vary. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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