Prague city breaks

Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the stylish capital of the Czech Republic is brimming with grand historical and cultural sights. Its Gothic and Bohemian Baroque architecture provides a magical setting in which to experience Prague’s contemporary art, dining and entertainment. Whether you seek a romantic walk along the river or late-night dancing in a trendy nightclub, Prague welcomes you.

Weekend breaks to Prague

If you’re looking for a short getaway, weekend breaks to Prague offer the perfect blend of historic influence and the modern feel of a cosmopolitan city. Wander through Prague’s labyrinth of cobbled streets, where you’ll find cosy cafes backed by magnificent cathedrals and ancient castles. Explore Prague’s historic Old Town and soak up its medieval grandeur in the Hradcany castle district. If you want to do some shopping and enjoy fine dining during your trip to Prague, head to the modern enclave for its restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs. Experience the best of Prague’s city life with a short weekend getaway. Hop on the metro or take a boat tour down the Vitava River to see more of the city during your stay. Explore the city’s love of art in the galleries and appreciate the soaring Gothic buildings that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. A weekend in Prague is perfect if you’re looking for a short city break that has it all. We’ve got lots of short city breaks to Prague for you to choose from, so, whether you’re looking for a hotel close to the action or somewhere quaint near the Old Town, you’ll find what you’re looking for right here.

Prague Last Minute

Searching for a last-minute Prague holiday or city break? We’ve got a fantastic range of deals to Prague to help you save money on your next getaway. Prague has a lot to offer from stunning Gothic architecture to vibrant nightlife, immersive museums, edgy art galleries and more. Relax on a romantic boat ride and cruise along the Vitava River for an exciting sightseeing excursion around the ancient capital. Or, explore the city on foot and follow cobblestoned paths through the picturesque Old Town Square. Dine-in alfresco restaurants and stop to enjoy the musicians and talented street performers lining the streets. Enjoy a romantic stroll across Charles Bridge and shop for souvenirs in the backstreets of Mala Strana, where you’ll find classic Czech pubs and restaurants. Prague last minute holidays are the easiest to pull off, with minimal planning and preparation required. With so much to see and do during your visit, you’ll never be at a loss for what to do next in Prague.

Things to do

Every city has two faces

Prague is no exception. The first face it shows you is a perfect example of a wonderful historical city that is proud of its past. The second is modern and pulsating and resembles the real life of the city as experienced by its residents every day. So put away that starchy guidebook and enjoy the heart of the magical metropolis like a genuine Praguer!

Impressive Old Town 

Prague has a wonderful range of historical sights, and the best place to start is at the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Have your camera at the ready as you wander through a myriad of cobbled streets and gaze up at the medieval architecture. Cross the River Vltava over the iconic Charles Bridge to the Lesser Quarter, but not before you’ve seen the impressive Church of Our Lady before Týn.

Great landmarks

You can see many churches including St. Vitus Cathedral, along with incredible Prague Castle. One of the city’s most famous sights, it’s the largest ancient castle anywhere in the world. If this isn’t enough, you can go on a tour and see more wonderful buildings like the Old Royal Palace.

Fabulous culture

Prague is the perfect place to go if you love visiting musueums and galleries. It has several world-class examples including the National Museum, the Jewish Museum and the National Gallery, which houses the Czech Republic’s largest collection of art. Continue your cultural journey by visiting a concert hall such as the Rudolfinum to see the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. And don’t forget to sample one of the best things about Prague; the huge selection of fantastic local beers.

Map of Prague

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Best time to visit: April-May and September-October.

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Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is 20km northwest of the city centre

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Artists: Visit the Mucha Museum for art nouveau masterworks from the Czech Republic’s most renowned painter, Alphonse Mucha.

Families: Take the tram to Stromovka, the city’s largest park, where you’ll find a fairground and planetarium.

Couples: Take a romantic sunset stroll across Charles Bridge and along the cobbled lanes of Lesser Town.

Fast facts for Prague

Language: The language spoken in Prague is Czech.

Currency: The currency used in Prague is the koruna (Kč).

Local time: Prague is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly: Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) is 20km northwest of the city centre.

Flight time: 1 hour 50 minutes.

Tourist information: Further Prague tourist information can be found at the official tourism website for Prague 

Getting around Prague

By foot: The city centre’s old and new neighbourhoods are easy to cover on foot.

By metro or bus: The large and inexpensive public transport network includes the metro, trams and buses.

By taxi: Avoid dishonest taxi drivers by using a reputable company, agreeing to the fare beforehand and dodging the taxis outside stations and tourist attractions.

Events in Prague

Prague Spring International Music Festival: For three weeks in May, the capital hosts classical music events showcasing world-famous symphony, orchestra and chamber ensembles – with particular focus on young performers.
 
Signal Light Festival: See the Prague skyline as never before in October, when artists from across the world illuminate the city with innovative light installations and videos projected on prominent city buildings.
 
Prague Christmas Market: Starting on St Nicholas Eve (5 Dec.), the Old Town Square transforms into a festive Christmas market offering mulled wine, food, ornaments and gifts.

Prague weather

Temperature: Average highs of 22 (°C) in summer, 2 (°C) in winter.

Best time to visit: April-May and September-October.

If you can bear the cold, Prague can be a winter wonderland at Christmas time. July and August have the hottest weather, but spring and autumn are best for milder temperatures and fewer crowds.

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