Prague Tourism

The City of a Hundred Spires, Prague is one of the most beautiful places right in the heart of Europe. The Historic Centre of the city has been on the Unesco World Heritage List since 1992, for it has preserved heritage dating back to the medieval era and beyond. Prague tourism centres around this wealth of antiquated culture, with the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Strahov Monastery, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Royal Palace all major attractions. But there’s folklore and quaint landmarks, museums and art galleries, parks and skyline vantage points for you to explore too.

All of this is set in one of the most lively, contemporary atmospheres. You can spend your days travelling back in time as you sightsee, yet your evenings could take you to some of the most happenings bars, a quirky festival or even just back to a glorious hotel with all the latest amenities to unwind. No matter how you choose to spend your time on a Prague tour, you will end your journey feeling content.

Prague Geography

Prague’s location played an important part in its early development. Found in the Bohemian Basin, encircled by mountains, fertile soil and the Vlata River running right through, the city is any settler’s dream. On either bank of the river lie different areas of the town, with the east home to the Old Town Square and the west where you’ll find the castles. Connecting the two sides is the iconic Charles Bridge. There’re also many green, open spaces for you to enjoy on your Prague tour, so do take your time to explore the different geographies the city has to offer.

Prague Climate

Expect climatic extremes as Prague is one that witnesses stark climatic changes through the seasons. But each time of the year has its own charm. Winters are snowy and on the wrong day, even rainy. Do carry appropriate clothing! While spring is perhaps the best time to visit, with the sun returning and bulk of tourists yet to arrive. Summers are hot but it’s also big on rain and thunderstorms. This is peak season for visitors, so do seek to make early arrangements. Like spring, autumn is another shoulder season for Prague tourism but with pleasant temperatures and less crowds and chances of rainfall.

Prague Culture

Prague brings to life images of a fairy-tale town that only seemed to exist in stories. A glorious medieval era Old Town Square, architecture through the ages, a contemporary creative spirit and lively ambience of food, beer, wine and fun sitting on classic cobblestoned European streets. It’s the perfect blend of old and new, culture and adventure, open spaces and defined experiences that all come together to make Prague tourism such a thrilling experience. From statues of giant babies to the intricate spires of the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague will show you what you came for and then some.

Prague is Czech Republic’s cultural capital as much as political, with many institutions of the arts found here, like the National Gallery. And then there’s the other aspect of its heritage — the food! Prague tourism is as much a treat for your stomach as much as your eyes, with restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés the lot. There’s yet another way to get to know Prague better, and that’s by attending any of its prominent festivals and events. Simply let SOTC know your area of interest and the appropriate festivals will be shared with you.

Prague Tours

For culture enthusiasts, a Prague tour can take you anywhere from walking around the Old Town to sightseeing across the castle district. For those who wish to dig deeper, tours of Kutná Hora & Bone Chapel or Terezín Concentration Camp will immerse you in feeling.

Explore the city through some of its lesser known sights by taking a tour of its communist history, like the Jewish Quarter, Church of Cyril and Methodius or the Dancing House.

If you’re looking for a bit of excitement, there are plenty of brewery or beer tasting tours as well as some organised bar-hops you can sign up for.

Those seeking a romantic getaway, Prague has plenty to offer. From dinner cruises under the night sky to majestic day trips to the spa town of Karlovy Vary or wondrous Bohemian National Park, there’s every kind of intimate environment you could wish for.

Language Spoken

Czech, English

Currency used:

Czech koruna

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Prague Tourism

 

Do’s & Don’ts

Do’s

  • Slow down and stop at the places that catch your eye.
  • Go beyond the Old Town district and venture into some of the younger, newly developed areas frequented by locals.
  • Walk or ride a bike to visit most of the sightseeing landmarks as that gives you a closer peek into the local life.

Dont’s

  • Do not expect all locals to speak English, even though many do. Learn a few basic phrases to get around.
  • Do not take a taxi unless you have to, as they are known for over-charging.
  • Don’t exchange money if a stranger on the street offers to change your currency to Czech currency as it is usually a scam.
  • Do not refer to the country as Czechoslovakia!

Prague tourism is a deep and diverse dive into European traditions of the past and vibrant culture of the now. With SOTC’s Prague holiday packages and Czech Republic packages, you can experience the best of both sides, whether you plan to stay just for a weekend or as long as a week. Either way, you’ll have an itinerary packed with memorable moments.