Prague Holidays & City Breaks

Prague Holidays & City Breaks

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Regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful hotspots, this stylish Czech Republic capital is brimming with grand historical and cultural sights. Combining cubist cafes with contemporary art and trendy nightclubs, Prague holidays are full of surprises. From its twist on relaxation at a beer spa to its fairytale-like castles and quirky puppet shows, this city gets top marks for creativity. 

Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, no holiday to Prague is complete without climbing the 299 steps of the Petrin Tower to admire the magical skyline. Next up is the Jewish Quarter, here remains of the Second World War leave the most impressive relics. And for gothic and baroque architecture, the Old Town is waiting to be admired. If romance is on the cards, a lantern-lit walk across Charles Bridge is a must!

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. Get lost through a labyrinth of cobbled walkways, where you’ll find cosy cocktail spots backed by magnificent cathedrals and ancient castles. Explore Prague’s historic Old Town and soak up its medieval grandeur in the Hradcany district. The modern enclave of Prague is where you’ll find all the best restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs. And shopaholics will be just as impressed by the spot’s line-up of retailers.

One of the best ways to see the city (especially at night) is with a boat tour down the Vltava River. Step back in time as you appreciate the soaring soviet structures from the water while sipping Champagne. And when your feet are firmly back on land, take a moment to recognise the beauty of John Lennon Wall. 

Prague Last Minute

Searching for a last-minute Prague holiday or city break? Check out this fantastic range of curated deals to help save money on your spur-of-the-moment getaway. Whether you’re hopping from one microbrewery to the next on a beer tour, or immersing yourself in the culture at one of its 280 museums, this action-packed capital is full of adventure. 

Dine al fresco at a traditional bohemian restaurant as you tap your foot to live musicians and talented street performers. Or, head along the backstreets of Mala Strana, where you’ll find classic Czech pubs whipping up local delights, such as pork knuckle. Head here at Christmas time, hot chocolate in hand, to discover stalls upon stalls of handmade crafts and hearty street food. 

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 a modern and pulsating capital that resembles the real life of the city. So put away that stuffy 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 medieval architecture. Cross the River Vltava over the iconic Charles Bridge to the Lesser Quarter, but not before you’ve seen the almighty Church of Our Lady before Týn.

Great landmarks

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

Fabulous culture

Prague is the perfect place to go if you love visiting museums 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.

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

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Art enthusiasts: Creativity is everywhere in Prague from its museums to its galleries and residential streets. But a great place to start is the Mucha Museum for Art Nouveau masterpieces from the Czech Republic’s most renowned painter, Alphonse Mucha. And if you want to admire Art Deco interiors while sipping a cappuccino, Cafe Slavia is a must-visit.

Families: Take the tram to Stromovka, the city’s largest park, where you’ll find a fairground and planetarium. Then check out Prague Zoological Garden, which is home to over 5,000 animals including a penguin house and extensive two-and-a-half-hectare outdoor enclosure representing the African savanna.

Couples: There’s no shortage of romance in Prague, and a sunset stroll across Charles Bridge is certainly unforgettable. Or, feel like a real-life prince and princess as you’re chauffeured around the narrow streets of the Old Town via horse and carriage. 
 

Fast facts for Prague

Language: The language spoken in Prague is Czech, so don’t forget to download a language app or learn a few phrases. Although you’ll find many locals in the capital speak fantastic English. 

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

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

Fly to: 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 

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. 

Getting around Prague

By foot: Prague is small in size and you can cover most major attractions on foot. Did you know a stroll from the Old Town to Prague Castle takes less than 20 minutes and the National Theatre to Vysehrad in less than half an hour? Better yet, you get to admire all the beauty in between, and it’s free!

By metro: It may be one of the busiest underground systems in the world, but it’s also one of the most cost effective and easiest ways to navigate the city with services every two to three minutes. There are only three lines to avoid confusion, the A (green line), B (yellow line) and C (red line) covering all city centre hotspots and suburbs.

By tram: The tram network within Prague city centre is excellent, and once you’re in the historical part, we recommend travelling between top sights using the number 9 and 22. This means you can tick-off most big-name landmarks in one go. 
 

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 a particular focus on new and upcoming performers.

Signal Light Festival: See the Prague skyline like 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 (5th 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 to May and September to October.

If you can bear the cold, Prague is a winter wonderland at Christmas time with the festivities in full swing and  mulled wine keeping your hands toasty. Funnily enough, Prague experiences the least rain during the winter season, but sees snowfall on an average of 11 days per month (which makes the capital all the more beautiful). Meanwhile, July and August promise hot weather with temperatures of 24°C and the least cloud coverage - perfect for dining al fresco. But spring and autumn are just as pleasurable with a mild climate of 15°C and fewer crowds.

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