Prague holidays

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Czech Republic
Prague
5 September 2021 | 3 nights | 2 people
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Stylish & historic Prague hotel
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Modern Prague hotel near the Old Town
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5* central Prague design hotel
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About Prague

Charismatic Prague is a living museum and one of Europe’s most attractive cities, the perfect city break get away. Stroll the medieval cobbled streets, relax in the ancient squares and admire the many architectural treasures of this ‘city of a hundred spires’.

Food and drink

Eating out is a relatively cheap and easy affair with an endless array of candelit restaurants and lively bars. Local dishes are predominantly meat-based, accompanied by dumplings, potatoes or sauerkraut, and are dressed in rich sauces. Other specialities include Prague ham served with whipped cream and horseradish, and renowned Czech game dishes. Make sure you sample Czech beer too, it's excellent.

Shopping

Wenceslas Square is a bustling thoroughfare with an affluence of modern stores that are both fashionable and chic. If you wander along the historic streets from the Powder Tower to the castle you'll find all manner of interesting wares. There are countless shops selling Bohemian crystal and glassware, and Czech garnet and amber jewellery are also some of the best buys in Prague.

Things to see and do

  • Charles Bridge - Following the procession route of Bohemian Kings, this focal point of Prague is vibrant day or night, bustling with entertainers, locals and tourists. Lined with statues, it is said that if you rub one in particular you will return to Prague.
  • Prague Castle - Possible the largest ancient castle complex in the world, it is dominated by the huge Gothic facade of St Vitus Cathedral, famous for its stained glass. Containing churches, monasteries, museums and art galleries, it is Prague's cultural centre, and the impressive Castle Gardens are not to be missed.
  • Old Town Square - Studded with Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture, it is surrounded by a maze of narrow streets filled with jewellery shops and cafés.
  • Wenceslas Square - The Czech Champs-Elysées, Prague's busiest shopping plaza is also dominated at the top end by the National Museum.
  • National Museum - A bastion of Czech history and prehistory all under one roof.
  • The Old Town Hall - Attracting all the attention, the famous Astronomical Clock comes alive every hour when figures of Christ and the 12 apostles emerge and the Skeleton of Death tolls a bell.
  • Jewish Quarter - Although containing some of Pragues most impressive art nouveau buildings and designer shops, this is also a spot for quiet reflection amongst the five synagogues and the Jewish cemetery's jumble of gravestones.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Prague, our top picks for the best time to travel would be May and December

May

The Czech beer festival is held for 17 days every May and is a must for beer lovers. Over 70 different brands can be sampled, although you may need to pace yourself. Na zdraví!

December

Prague boasts some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe. Its incredible architecture, snowy evenings, twinkling lights and bustling stalls are guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit

Prague Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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23rd July 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 things to do in Prague, Czech Republic

When you think of Prague, Czech Republic the first words that come to your mind are probably either charming, romantic, scenic, or anything that falls within those categories. And who can honestly blame you for that? With buildings and sights seemingly out of a perfect painting, there’s no way one wouldn’t admire Prague....

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in December

December kicks off the global festive season, so it’s the perfect time to pack up and go on an adventure. You get the best of weather extremes, with Christmas markets shimmering beneath first snow falls on one side of the world and the hot, summer sun hitting the beach on the other. Prices do rise for flights and accommodation, however, the team at Travelscoop is always on the lookout for fantastic deals, so your Christmas holidays won’t break the bank.Let’s take a look at some of our...

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1st August 2020 by Budget Traveller

Prague with the locals - 24 alternative things to do

My brand new post is list of 24 alternative, best things to in Prague. After visiting Prague a few times, I’ve begun to realise that the city is basically a intricate patchwork of villages just like my former home, Edinburgh. If you walk in any direction for 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself somewhere completely different. The problem is that most visitors when they come to Prague, end up wandering the historic core of the city and in the process miss out on the real Prague. Prague’s inner...

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13th January 2020 by Twins that Travel

Visiting Prague at Christmas: A winter guide

Visiting Prague at Christmas has been a dream of mine since I read the book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Set amongst the city’s wintery streets, this magical story follows the tale of Karou, an art student who lives between Prague’s historic lanes and a monster’s workshop (filled, incidentally, with teeth and bones). The book, filled with lyrical descriptions of Prague and its gothic spires, not only had me captivated – but determined to visit the city during the winter....

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26th January 2021 by Twins that Travel

Visting Prague at Christmas: A Winter Guide

Visiting Prague at Christmas has been a dream of mine since I read the book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Set amongst the city’s wintery streets, this magical story follows the tale of Karou, an art student who lives between Prague’s historic lanes and a monster’s workshop (filled, incidentally, with teeth and bones). The book, filled with lyrical descriptions of Prague and its gothic spires, not only had me captivated – but determined to visit the city during the winter....

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8th February 2021 by Stuart

Prague Christmas markets

Standing in the centre of Prague's Old Town Square market, I became aware that this was possibly the most "Christmassy" I've ever felt in my life. The last few years have seen an enormous surge in the number of people wanting to kickstart their Christmas festivities with a European market trip and Prague is one of the most popular destinations for UK travellers. A stunningly beautiful city in its own right, it has an authenticity that's very likely to induce that fuzzy festive feeling. 1....

20th January 2021 by John

Everything you need to know about Prague

Wondering what Prague is really like? Take a look at this honest guide to the Czech capital by Janek & Honza, creators of the Honest Guide YouTube channel. Essential viewing before any trip....

Weather in Prague

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Prague

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