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The city of Prague may sound vast when describing the variety of things to do here, but you can be rest assured that the centre itself is comfortably walkable. Although a trip through Prague, on board an historical tram, may prove too tempting to ignore.
Start at Hradcany Castle – more a district than a palace, it includes St Vitus Cathedral – added to over six hundred years, and Zulata Ulicka (Golden Lane) – a row of tiny 16th century cottages transformed into eclectic shops. Move down to the river-level sights: the 500-year-old astronomical clock in Old Town Square, the Gothic spires of Týn Church, and Týl Theatre, where Mozart’s Don Giovanni premiered. Once the sights have been ticked off soak up the summer sun along the river, or browse the beautiful Christmas markets when Prague transforms into a winter wonderland.
Visit the ancient wonder of Prague Castle, and enjoy its stunning panoramic views below. Watch the changing of the guards and explore the St Vitus Cathedral. Walk along Charles Bridge or take the funicular railway up Petrin Hill to climb its Eiffel Tower replica.
The National Museum houses fascinating artefacts in the pantheon, mineralogy, zoology, archaeology and anthropology galleries. To see one of Prague’s most extensive art collections visit The Centre for Modern & Contemporary Art. The Museum of Decorative Arts has an enviable catalogue of over 250,000 decorations from the 16th to early 20th century. Try and catch a performance at the National Theatre, housed in one of Prague’s most eye-catching buildings.
The area around Wenceslas Square offers the biggest draw for shopping. You are sure to find everything you’re looking for in the Palladium Shopping Centre, with over 200 shops to choose from. Head to Prague's most fashionable and luxurious street – Parizska Street, for high-end shopping. Designer brand names such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hugo Boss and Christian Dior all compete for attention. However, the fun really begins when you start to browse the market stalls around Old Town Square for Bohemian crystal and, traditional arts and crafts.
In the winter months Prague transforms into a picture-postcard ‘Winter Wonderland’, creating the ideal backdrop for Christmas markets. As the snow starts to settle soak up the atmosphere, browse the stalls, enjoy hearty food and mulled wine, and listen to Christmas carols. The main markets are open daily and are held in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. We also recommend visiting the quieter markets at Republic Square and Havel’s Market.
In the summer months Prague turns into a metropolitan oasis. Every year, tonnes of sand and hundreds of deck chairs are imported to the banks of the Vltava River to create this urban beach experience. Join in with a game of beach volleyball or ping pong, or spend time in the playground with your kids. Relax in the floating pool, find a spare hammock or choose a spot under a parasol to soak up the sunshine.
Discover the magic of Prague – a modern and vibrant city full of energy, on this introductory tour of the Czech capital. Perfect for first-time visitors, this 3.5-hour city tour combines luxury coach travel and easy walking for a well-rounded exploration of Prague's famous sites, such as Prague Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the State Opera, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and more. Learn about the interesting history of each location you see from your experienced guide.
The perfect way to see Prague at night, and a relaxing way to end a busy day of sightseeing. Your evening begins with a coach ride from the Powder Tower to the River Vltava, where an air-conditioned boat awaits you. After a welcome aperitif, choose from a buffet dinner. Your three-hour cruise along the River Vltava provides fantastic views of the river. After your dinner cruise, enjoy a short tour of 'Golden Prague' and its nighttime illuminations.
Sample cake and sip a coffee or tea as you take in the beauty of many exquisite historic monuments. Join a coach transfer to the River Vltava, where you'll board an air-conditioned boat. The hour-long cruise will meander along with music while afternoon tea is served. The cruise offers fantastic views. At the end of the cruise your guide will take you along Parizska Street through the former Jewish Quarter to the Old Town Square where your tour concludes.
If you love castles, you won't want to miss Cesky Krumlov's World Heritage-listed fortress. Known as 'the Pearl of the Renaissance', the state castle of Cesky Krumlov is one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. You'll travel by coach from Prague through the beautiful south Bohemian countryside, passing picturesque villages and ponds. The whole town of Cesky Krumlov is on the UNESCO heritage list, comprising of 300 historic houses, the castle and chateau.
Discover one of Europe's largest medieval castles on a 3.5-hour historical walking tour with your expert guide. First, your guide will take you from the city centre to the Royal Gardens (during the summer season), or during the winter, you'll head to the Lion's Court, an attractive Renaissance building. Then, explore the castle grounds, cathedral and the black tower. Finally, explore Golden Lane, famous for its picturesque houses and stories of alchemists transforming metals into gold.