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  • Prague Castle at sunset - always a popular photo opportunity on all Prague vacations.
  • Tourists on Charles Bridge
  • Charles Bridge in Prague
  • Tram Stop

Prague is the capital city and the largest in the Czech Republic. It is actually one of the largest cities in Central Europe and has served as the capital of the historic region of Bohemia for centuries. This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes is mirrored on the surface of the swan-filled Vltava. Almost undamaged by WWII, Prague's medieval centre remains a wonderful mixture of cobbled lanes, walled courtyards, cathedrals and countless church spires all in the shadow of her majestic 9th century castle. Prague is also a modern and vibrant city full of energy, music, cultural art, fine dining and special events. It is regarded by many as one of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities to be experienced on Czech Republic tours.

Prague was founded in the late 9th century, and soon became the seat of Bohemian kings, some of whom ruled as Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1918, after World War I, the city became the capital of Czechoslovakia. In 1992, its historic centre was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 1993, Czechoslovakia split into two countries and Prague became capital city of the new Czech Republic. The Vltava River runs through Prague.

Some of the highlights to experienceon Prague vacations include the following. Prague Castle (Hradcany) is the biggest ancient castle in the world, according to Guinness Book of World Records, and rises like a dream above the city offering beautiful views of the areas below. This includes St. Vitus Cathedral with its lookout tower, the Castle Picture Gallery, several palaces and museums and the beautiful Royal Garden. One can watch the Presidential Guard and the changeover of the guards on duty on the hour. Charles Bridge connects Old Town with Lesser Town. Its construction started in the 14th century and it is one of Prague's most beautiful structures. During the day, it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment, as musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewellery. Old Town, Prague's historic centre, includes numerous historic buildings and monuments, most notably the famed Astronomical Clock, the pure Gothic Tyn Church, the mural-covered Storch building and the Jan Hus monument. Old Town contains many historical churches and some other interesting historical buildings like the Old Town Hall. The historic Jewish ghetto is interesting for its well preserved synagogues. The Old New Synagogue is Europe's oldest active synagogue. Another interesting synagogue is the Spanish Synagogue, a highly ornamental building in Moorish style. Other attractions include the Old Jewish Cemetery which is the oldest in Europe and Kafka's house. New Town was established as an extension of OldTown in the 14th century, though much of the area has now been reconstructed. The main attraction here is Wenceslas Square, a rectangular commercial square with many stalls, shops and restaurants. At the top of the square is the National Museum. Halfway down this historic boulevard, there are trendy discos and Art Nouveau hotels as well as quaint parks and arcades while just off the beaten path are some wonderful panoramic views (HenryTower), romantic restaurants and the dazzling, Disney-colored Jubilee Synagogue. Across the Vltava River from the city centre on Prague vacations and leading to the castle is Lesser Town, a quarter also offering beautiful streets and churches (of which St. Nicholas Church is the most renowned). Strahov Monastery on the mountain is worth a visit for both its picture gallery and its notable Renaissance library. Prague’s Dancing House is one of the most fascinating architectural expressions of Prague co-designed by Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry.

The Czech Republic is the country where modern beer (pivo in Czech) was invented (in Plzen). Czechs are the heaviest beer drinkers in the world and going to a cozy Czech pub for dinner and a few beers is a must!  Czech lager is nothing like the fizzy lagers found in many other countries. Instead, it has a very strong, hoppy, almost bitter flavour and goes very well with heavy dishes like duck or pork and dumplings or strong cheese. Pubs (in Czech "hospoda") abound throughout Prague and indeed are an important part of the local culture. The exact brands of beer usually vary from pub to pub and recommendations are difficult to give as natives are usually willing to argue at lengths about their preferences. The most internationally recognized beers are Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser Budvar to be enjoyed on Czech Republic tours.

Czech Republic Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to the Czech Republic.

Learn about the history and culture of the Czech Republic, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about the Czech Republic's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Czech Republic for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Czech Republic tours today!

Consider an additional stopover to your Czech Republic vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from the Czech Republic.

 


 

Prague, Czech Republic

  • Classic Eastern Europe: Budapest, Vienna & Prague

    Embark on this classic route through three of Central Europe's great cities. Admire the Danube and awesome parliament building from Castle Hill in Budapest, enjoy coffee and strudel in between exploring Habsburg history in Vienna, and wander through the fairy tale spires and squares of Prague, the beating heart of Bohemia.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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    Trip Type:
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  • Classic European Discovery: Prague, Berlin & Amsterdam

    Enjoy stays in 3 distinctly different but exciting European cities. You will discover the beautiful medieval architecture of Prague, the vibrancy and dynamics of Berlin and the old world charm of Amsterdam all in 10 days. A great combination.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 1,799
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  • Prague & the Surrounds

    Few cities in Europe can capture the romance and uniqueness of Prague. A few days visiting the surrounding towns is the perfect way to extend a Prague city break, or enhance a return visit.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 605
    Trip Type:
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  • Prague City Break

    Spend time in the impressively beautiful and historic city of Prague. Become acquainted with its many highlights such as the largest ancient castle in the world and an iconic Gothic bridge with 30 ornate Baroque statues plus visit a brewery.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 366
    Trip Type:
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  • Prague: Castle Half Day Tour

    On the basis of archaeological research and the oldest written sources it is thought that Prague Castle was founded around the year 880 by Prince Borivoj of the house of Premyslides.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Prague: Evening Boat Tour

    Cruise along the longest river in the Czech Republic to see Prague by night. This evening boat tour offers fantastic views along the Vltava River and a buffet dinner as you admire the illuminated monuments and gorgeous bridges of the picturesque Czech capital.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Prague: Jewish History Walking Half Day Tour

    Take a walking tour through the only Central European Jewish Quarter to survive the Holocaust and explore Prague’s Jewish history. Visit the old cemetery with tombs dating back to the 15th century and synagogues built in the gothic, Moorish, and baroque styles, including Pinkas Synagogue, which is now a Holocaust memorial.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Prague: Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) Full Day Tour

    Take a day trip from Prague to explore the world-famous spa city of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad). Tour a glass factory to see how master glassmakers shape and blow crystal before relaxing in one of the city’s 12 thermal springs, and sampling the city’s iconic snacks like Becherovka liquor.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Prague: Karlstejn Castle Half Day Tour

    Take an excursion from Prague to visit a 14th century castle built by the Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. Gaze upon portraits of past kings and queens, climb the 60-metre-tall Great Tower, and admire the castle’s mix of gothic and Renaissance architecture.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
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  • Prague: Kutna Hora Full Day Tour

    Head on a day trip from Prague to the medieval mining town of Kutna Hora. Stroll the charming medieval lanes, tour the gothic St. Barbara Cathedral, and visit the incredible and macabre Bone Ossuary, a gothic chapel constructed from the bones of thousands of plague victims.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Prague: Stopover, City Break

    Enjoy the delights of this charming city with its medieval architecture including the largest ancient castle in the world and the Old Town with its fascinating clock tower. Prague will definitely not disappoint.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 276
    Trip Type:
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  • Prague: Terezin, A Tragic Chapter in History Full Day Tour

    Take an excursion to the place where the Nazi occupation during the Second World War resulted in a tragic chapter in the history of a town, and the catastrophic fate of many innocent victims.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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