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    Beautiful Prague

  • The Charles Bridge, Prague

    The Charles Bridge, Prague

  • The Historical Centre of Prague

    The Historical Centre of Prague

  • The famous and historic Charles bridge

    The famous and historic Charles bridge

  • The beautiful capital of the Czech Republic

    The beautiful capital of the Czech Republic

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    New Year Celebrations in Prague

City Breaks » Prague City Breaks

Family Culture Shopping & Nightlife History Music Beer Festivals Christmas Markets

Prague city breaks are not complete without a visit to the many concerts and excellent restaurants in and around the streets of the old city. The romantic city of Prague is situated in the heart of Europe and steeped in history with many monuments paying tribute to the city's past. Prague is a maze of cobbled lanes and churches leading to the fairytale castle towering on the hillside overlooking the city where a cosmopolitan present and a historic past blend perfectly.

The Czech Capital, often known as 'Golden Prague' due to the glittering art and architecture throughout the city, is a popular tourist destination. Stroll over the famous bridges arching across the water of the Vltava River, the city's backbone or admire its most important sites and marvel at the medieval quarters on both banks of the river.


Winter only means one thing in Prague; extravagant festivities and Christmas cheer. Around 150 wooden stalls make up the Prague Christmas Market, with the smell of roasting chestnuts and fir trees filling the air.

The Prague Castle is considered the largest castle complex in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The original buildings are from the 10th century with modifications made throughout until the 14th century. This enchanting medieval monument is a must when on holiday on a Prague city break. Do not miss the opportunity to snap up a few bargains in the city's many markets, as brand name goods are somewhat cheaper in Prague than in many other European destinations.

 Things to do

Climb the 299 steps to the viewing platform of the Petrin Observation Tower on Petrin Hill. You'll enjoy a magnificent view of the Czech Republic when you reach the top.

Visit some of the oldest pubs in Prague in the company of a local guide and learn the history of one of the most important industries (brewing) of Prague.

Communist Walking Tour:A walk around some of the most famous Communist symbols, resistance areas and locations in Prague. The tour reflects the turbulence and lifestyle of Communist Prague.

Grand City Tour: A walking/coach tour through historical Prague visiting the castle district, Jewish quarter and Wenceslas Square.

Visit the Karlstejn Castle and its picturesque setting in dense forests. Take the train from Prague (Smichov) which takes about 45min. The castle lies within a 30min walk from Karl stejn station.

Family Fun

Prague Zoo: Located in the picturesque environment of the Troja Basin, the zoo is open all year round and definitely worth a visit.

Exhibition Ground and Stromovka Park: In summer months the funfair is a great choice for families with children and Prague's young people alike.

Detsky ostrov (Children's Island): Prague's smallest island and, as the name suggests, the island offers activities especially for small kids. Escape from the busy city streets with a few swings, climbing frames and a sandpit to occupy toddlers, as well as a mini football pitch and netball court for older children.

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Our Prague Hotel Recommendations

K+K Hotel Fenix 4*

Why we like it: The friendly staff that go the extra mile to make your holiday memorable. Location: Close to central railway station and in walking distance to main sights such as the Charles Bridge. Features: Restaurant, bistro, bar, lift, fitness room, sauna. Accommodation: 80 air-conditioned room with en suite facilities, minibar, hairdryer, TV, telephone, safe. Fred.\ Special: 4 for 3 nights 13.03.15 - 31.03.15. Fred.\ Extra: Welcome drink with 3 nights stay.
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Archibald City Hotel 4*

Why we like it: Its great location coupled with clean and well lit rooms. Location: Very close to Charles Bridge and within walking distance of the many sights of Prague. Features: Bar, lift, private parking. Accommodation: 80 elegantly furnished rooms with en suite facilities, minibar, hairdryer, TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe.
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Chopin Hotel 3*

Why we like it: With its superb location it is the perfect starting point to explore the city. Location: Centrally located near all important historical sights and the shopping area. Features: Bar, lift and parking. Accommodation: 80 air conditioned rooms with en suite facilities, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities. Fred.\ Special: 5 for 4 nights 04.11.14 - 26.12.14.
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Prague CARD
With the Prague Card you have free entrance to over 50 of the best tourist attractions in the city. Discounts are available for many other attractions and city tours. In addition, every card holder gets a free 150 page guidebook of Prague. Option to include free public transport. Price from €37pp for 2 days, or €46 with public transport.
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Capital of the Czech Republic


Approx. 1.2 million

Time Difference


Dial Code

+420 (Czech Republic)


Czech Republic (CZK)

Ruzyne-Prague Airport

The Airport Express bus operates every 30 minutes. The City Airport train services many stops that are connected to local transport. The journey time from city centre to the airport is approximately 45 minutes.

Flight Time

2 hours

During recent years many shopping malls and hypermarkets have been opened in Prague, and invite shopping enthusiasts to an unforgettable experience.

Černá růže (Black Rose)

In 1990 the historic Černá růže passageway was turned into a fantastic shopping mall. Visitors can find more than 50 shops and several restaurants inside.

Myslbek Shopping Gallery

This shopping mall hosts about 30 shops and boutiques like GANT, Next, Korres, Mothercare and much more. Visitors can relax in one of the many restaurants.

Prague offers a wide range of excellent restaurants with regional and international specialities.


Excellent Michelin recommended restaurant, offering fabulous cuisine and a fantastic view of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. The Jazz- brunch break fast on Sunday comes highly recommended.

Novoměstský pivovar (brewery)

A traditional pub offering Czech cuisine in an rustic atmosphere.

Café Slavia

This famous café, opposite the National Theatre, is a well-known meeting place for artists and intellectuals. It is a nice place to go for coffee and dessert at the end of the day or after a night at the theatre. Beautiful views in front of Prague Castle from the café's riverside windows.

Prague Castle

The largest medieval castle complex in Europe and a symbol of the Czech Republic is always worth a visit.

Charles Bridge

An amazing 14th century stone bridge which connects the Old Town with the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and offers a fairytale view over the Prague skyline.

The Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

The clock face dates back to the 14th Century and the medieval clock rings on the hour attracting large crowds. It's best to go outside peak times in order to get an uninterrupted view.


Prague is the place to be for all night owls who are looking for the ultimate nightlife experience.

Karlovy Lázně:   With five different clubs in one location this disco belongs to the largest establishment of its kind in Central Europe.

Klub Lávka:   This 24 hour disco offers music from the 1960s to present.