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Prague travel guide

This famous capital city may be on the smaller side but what it lacks for in size, it makes up for in pleasure. From Instragram-worthy architecture to a glass of Slivivice (think plum brandy) in a traditional, quaint pub, some of the hottest European night-life spots and food that gets your taste buds tingling, you're sure to make some life-long memories with a city break in Prague - albeit, some of them may be a little fuzzy. 

Top things to do in Prague

  • Prague museums
    Museums are officially 'in' and this trend doesn't stop at Prague. From the National Museum showcasing some of the finest city's history to the Museum of Communism, the capital takes you back through the ages without a need for a pesky time machine. After you've worked up a thirst from all that exploring, you can enjoy a much-deserved trip to every fan's favorite - the Beer Museum (think beer on tap, literally). For something a little more alternative, check out the Bone Museum (or Sedlec Ossuary), a small chapel just outside of Prague. All isn't what it seems at this popular location, earning the title of the 2nd most visited site in the Czech Republic. 
  • Prague Castle
    Who doesn’t want to visit the largest castle complex in the world on a European city break? Thought so. Don’t skip a wander through Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral and the breath-taking St George’s Basilica. Yep, the castle grounds are so big, they’ve got two cathedrals on site. Impressed much?
  • Charles Bridge
    You won’t need any Insta filters on a trip across the 15th century Charles Bridge but you’re certainly going to want enough battery on your iPhone to get snap happy. After, take a cruise on the Vltava river beneath for sensational sights of the city from a completely unique viewpoint.
  • Mala Strana
    Walk through the ages as you soak in Prague's baroque-styled buildings and quaint cobbled streets. 
  • Wallenstein Garden
    This baroque-style sight is almost as breathtaking as the white peacocks you might see wandering around the grounds. Complete with a Koi pond, these gardens are fishing for your attention. 
  • Party it up!
    There ain't no party like a Prague club party! You'll have to see this one for yourself...

Czech these off your Prague to-do list...

The Astronomical Clock face

The oldest working clock in the world

Prague's world-famous astronomical clock holds the impressive title for the oldest working clock in the world. Situated in the Old Town Square, it towers over one of the city's most famous areas whilst showcasing "The Walk of the Apostles" and the old Czech time scale.
The front of the Národní Muzeum at night

Travel back in time

Choose to visit one of their many museums from the National Museum to the Museum of Communism for a thorough understanding of the history of Prague – and they even have a beer museum – say what?!
A colorful street with restaruants in Old Town Prague

Old town and Prague castle

Take a stroll through the Old Town for historic buildings that are practically untouched since the 10th century. Don’t skip a wander through Prague Castle (or should we say Castle complex) - this is the largest castle complex in the world so get your walking shoes on.
The stained glass window at St. Vitus Cathedral

Cathedrals

On the Prague Castle grounds, you’ll find St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica. Yep, the castle grounds are so big they’ve got two cathedrals on site!
The Church of Our Lady before Týn in the Old Town of Prague

Is your heart racing a little faster?

We don't blame you. There's so much to see and do in Prague; you'll be spoiled for choice! If you're short on funds and pay day isn't in touching distance, try a free walking tour for an easy, informative and cheap way to discover more about the city. Or, if you're looking to unwind, try out the famous Beer Spa where you can settle down and do exactly what it says on the label! Jump into their hop sauna, rest on straw beds, drink an unlimited amount of beer and soak in their oak tubs filled with the natural extracts used to brew Czech Krušovice beer. Tons of benefits for the skin without breaking the bank (you can thank us later). 
A woman riding a bike by the Platz der Republik in Berlin

Explore Central Europe

Home to some of the world’s most celebrated cultural touchstones, Central Europe was built for exploration. This nine-day adventure crosses four countries and makes stops in four of Europe's most fascinating cities — Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. 
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The Berlin skyline seen from afar

Eastern Rocker

The ultimate collision of history and modernity happen here in the arms of Eastern Europe. 9 days will jive you from London to Vienna, passing by windmill lands, gothic spires and some of the best partying cities on the European map.
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Snow covered Prauge buildings seen from the Charles River

The best of Prague - sightseeing tour

You get a bit of everything on this sightseeing tour - with a bus, boat and walking tour all included in this 6-hour day. See and hear about everything there is to know about Prague, and there's even a lunch included. Ideal if you're a first-time visitor.

Our favorite Prague hotels and hostels

An outside view of the Art Nouveau Palace Hotel at dusk

Art Nouveau Palace Hotel

• Great location
• A great place to meet other travelers for that legendary Prague night out
• Featuring free WiFi and a computer station to keep you connected
Grand Hotel Bohemia red roof

Grand Hotel Bohemia

• Located in the city center, a short bus journey from Old Town. 
• Affordable luxury and friendly staff in a classic modern building.
• Airport shuttle available, as well as pools, fitness area and more.
The Asian themed lobby of the Budda Bar Hotel

Buddha-Bar Hotel

• Quirky meets luxury in this beautiful Asia-inspired hotel.
• Central location, with friendly staff who are happy to advise you. 
• There’s a bar, restaurant, spa and more!

When's the best time to visit Prague?

Czech summers can be warm and sunny but no soaring temperatures – expect averages of 77°F during June/August. In winter, it can drop to 32°F so make sure to wrap up. It’s also nothing a mulled wine can’t solve – did we mention Prague is famous for its Christmas markets?! Yep, plural – their markets are dotted around the city, creating truly wintery wonderland settings. They open each year early December to early January and it’s the perfect time to get in the festive spirit.

Nightlife in Prague

It might not be the most well-known spot for hip 'n' happening nightlife, but Prague is a definite contender for underrated club life in Europe; with cozy bars and equally crazy clubs, there's somewhere for everyone to get their grind on. 

 

Our top choice is the Hemingway Bar, named after Ernest himself due to his love of bars. Why? It offers over 200 rum options and dare we say a wide selection of absinthe.

 

Try The Pub for a fun and interactive drinking experience. Each table has its own tap to pour your own beer along with leaderboard so you can see how much alcohol each table is consuming – got a competitive streak? Keep on drinking to keep your table at the top!

 

For a cheap and cheerful night out, check out Dejavu for an incredible happy hour – cocktails for $4 - it’s a no brainer.

 

Head to the Ice Pub for a cool experience (see what we did there?) - within your 30-minute slot, you can drink in a unique atmosphere where the walls, tables and glasses are made of ice.

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