A hidden city for so long, the Velvet Revolution changed everything and opened up the Prague to the West. Now, its popularity shows no sign of slowing down. The city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers stunning architecture with a maze of cobbled lanes and impressive churches leading to a fairytale fortress perched overlooking the city. Climb the 299 steps to the viewing platform of the Petrin Observation Tower on Petrin Hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the city and river when you reach the top. Whilst popular, the city still maintains its great value for money. It is easy to find a reasonably priced bar or café and enjoy lunch while you watch the world go by…
Gain free entrance to over 40 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 Prague guidebook. Prices start at €37pp for two days or €46pp with public transport. Please purchase your Prague Card locally.
24 hours in Prague
Enjoying breakfast in one of the many city cafes is an ideal way to start the morning. One of the most famous cafes is the Bake Shop where you can indulge in a hearty breakfast and try one of the sour dough specialities. Then, visit the Old Town Hall and Astronomical clock - make sure you are there on the hour to see this strike. Climb the Old Town Tower for some great views of the city and walk across the Charles Bridge which is full of entertainers and one of the most romantic areas of the city.
The Café Savoy with its neo-Renaissance ceiling is ideal for lunch. Prague Castle is walkable or easily reached by Public transport. The castle buildings represent a number of architectural styles including the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral and splendid gardens. Heading back to town there are many jazz clubs, bars and cafes that are worth a visit in the evenings. A good restaurant is Hergetova Cihelna - a lively and stylish restaurant on the bank of Prague`s Vltava river with a spectacular view of the Charles Bridge.
Did you know?
Pointing with the index finger is considered rude in the Czech Republic.
Places to see
Prague Castle: Listed by Guinness World Records as the world's largest ancient castle, this dates back to the ninth century.
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 and see it outside of peak times to get an uninterrupted view.
Fred.\ Holidays also offers a number of city breaks to alternative Czech Republic destinations as well as river cruise holidays taking in Český Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, and other fascinating locations - call us for details or a quote!
Things to do
Beer Walk: 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. Prices start at £24 and include three beers, a meal and local guide (3 hours).
Communist Walking Tour: Take 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. Prices start at £29pp and include admission to the Communist museum and local guide (3 hours).
Grand City Tour: This is a walking/coach tour through historical Prague visiting the castle district, Jewish quarter and Wenceslas Square. Prices start at £25pp and include transport and local guide.
Prague Zoo: Perfect for families, the zoo is located in the picturesque environment of the Troja Basin. Open all year, this is 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, offers activities especially for children with swings, climbing frames and a sandpit to occupy toddlers, as well as a mini football pitch and netball court for older children.
Four night city stay and Prague Food Festival
Prague plays host to a variety of events throughout 2016, from Christmas Markets to Film, Theatre and the Opera. One event not to be missed is the Prague Food Festival*, held in the grounds of Prague Castle. Taking place between 27 May 2016 and 29 May 2016, this annual food festival celebrates the culinary skills of the top restaurant chefs in the Czech Republic. Wander around the stalls and sample local and international dishes, along with wines, sparking wines and Czech beers. There is also a children's area with entertainment and cooking instruction.
Why not spend a few days in the city and pop along to this fantastic festival while you are there!
Please note. There are four entrances to the festival, the easiest to find is by Lvi Dvur Restaurant.
Guide price from £339pp - call for the latest availability, prices and promotions
Departing May 2016
Return flights from London to Prague
Private overseas transfers (airport-hotel-airport)
4 nights 3* hotel accommodation in Prague, including breakfast
*500czk entrance fee to the Prague Food Festival is applicable and must be purchased locally. Tickets include tokens to exchange for food samples at the stalls.
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