Destinations / City Breaks / Prague
One of the most visited cities in Europe, the capital of the Czech Republic offers a fairytale setting, with stunning old-world architecture, cobbled streets and a bohemian castle.
Spanning the Vltava river, the famous Charles Bridge is lined with local artists selling drawings and paintings - it's the perfect place to pose for a selfie. The lovely area of Mala Strana (lesser quarter), Old Town Square with the gorgeous Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square are all points of interest and should be on everyone's itinerary.
The writer Franz Kafka lived in Prague and is remembered in a museum and his grave can be seen in the new Jewish Cemetery. The Church of Our Lady of Tyn, a fairytale-like structure, said to be the model for Disney's Cinderella Castle, is worth a visit to participate in a church service and listen to the sweet music. In fact, Prague is well known for performances of classical music and there are many locations throughout the city to enjoy recitals.
The local restaurants are high on atmosphere and a hearty stew with dumplings or a meaty goulash washed down with a local Pils, will set you up for a day of sightseeing. Little statues of the Infant Jesus of Prague are popular souvenirs, as are handmade puppets and, of course, stunning Bohemia crystal and glassware.
Walking around the cobbled streets, it's impossible not to get caught up in the delightful local ambience, where history greets you at every turn.
Did you know...?
Prague Castle is the largest in the world
Czechs consume the most beer per capita in the world - roughly 155ltr per Pragueite per year!
Built in 1410, Prague is home to the oldest astronomical clock in the world
Top Reasons to Visit Prague
- Prague’s Castles, Cathedrals & Gardens
- Prague’s Impressive History
- Take in the local culture
Prague’s Castles, Cathedrals & Gardens
Prague Castle: Located on a top of a hill, the views are definitely one compelling reason to visit, but the castle itself is worth seeing on its own. The architecture is spectacular, and it is the home of the Golden Lane and the Basilica of St. George.
St. Vitus Cathedral: Also located on the Castle grounds, the St. Vitus Cathedral is a building that you can see from all over the city. Though it was only built in 1929, its stunning architecture is definitely not to be missed.
Wallenstein Garden: This baroque masterpiece is located near the base of the Prague Castle. As a rather secluded and serene spot, you can take a break from the city life and marvel at the Koi pond, statues, and maybe even a peacock or two.
Prague’s Impressive History
Stroll across the Charles Bridge: Though this is a popular one and it may be crowded, a walk across the Charles Bridge is too magical to be missed. To avoid the crowds, head there late at night or early in the morning. Be sure to stop and take in the views!
Old Town Hall: Only a short stroll from the main square, you’ll find the beautiful façade of the Old Town Hall. Head there to see the Astronomical Clock strike each hour. The ornate, impressive clock itself dates back to the 15th century.
Explore the old town square Staré Mesto: Prague is full of beautiful architecture, cobbled alleys, little cafes, and restaurants. The main square is normally busy with street performers, musicians and merchants that invite you to stop and enjoy it all for a while!
Visit the old Jewish Ghetto: This neighbourhood is the birthplace of the famous Franz Kafka. Located between the Old Town and the River, the Jewish quarter is home to six synagogues, historical buildings, and the Jewish museum.
Take in the local culture
Drink Czech beer: According to the Czechs, they have the best beer in the world. We recommend you go for a night out in this spectacular city and try it for yourself!
Mala Strana: Located on the other end of Charles Bridge, Mala Strana is the perfect place to wander and get lost along the enchanting, winding cobblestone streets. Explore the tiny shops, traditional Czech pubs and restaurants, as well as amazing views of the river.
Visit the John Lennon Wall: The famous John Lennon Wall is hidden behind a small church courtyard. Come explore the living homage to the famous poet, singer and songwriter, and leave your mark. Afterwards, go for a drink in the John Lennon Pub across the small bridge.
Prague Airport Transfers & Weather
Václav Havel Airport Prague
You can get the airport express bus from outside the airport, which departs approx. every 30mins. It connects to the main train station. It takes approx. 25mins and costs €2.50 per journey.
You can also get your own private transfer which takes approx. 35mins and costs approx. €24pp return based on 2 people sharing.
* Prices and times for transport from the airport are subject to change