A compact city with lots to offer - you won’t be disappointed by the huge range of things to do in Prague. The centre itself is easily explored by foot - although a trip through Prague on board a 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.
Sightseeing in Prague
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 or take the funicular railway up Petrin Hill to climb its Eiffel Tower replica. Walk along Charles Bridge for incredible views of the city – we’d recommend soaking up the atmosphere at dusk.
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.
Shopping in Prague
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 – pick up Bohemian crystal and traditional arts and crafts, such as Russian nesting dolls.
Daytrips from Prague
The beautiful UNESCO sight of Cesky Krumlov has been voted as a fairy tale destination you wouldn’t believe exists. Or visit the ‘city of silver’, Kutna Hora, which offers stunning historical buildings including the symbolic late gothic cathedral of St. Barbara. Both of these architectural gem cities, rich with Czech history, are perfect for day trips from Prague. Take in the spectacular panorama and renaissance architecture of Cesky, or immerse yourself in the rich history of the ‘national treasury’ of Kutna Hora.
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.
Dining out in Prague
Prague may not boast the ‘foodie’ status of other European cities, but you’ll find plenty of eateries that serve both Czech and International cuisine. Embrace the grand café culture of times past at the famous Café Imperial in the Imperial Hotel. Sample fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurant, The Alcron, at the Radisson Blu Alcron or soak up the views at Zlata Praha, a rooftop restaurant at the Intercontinental Prague which offers cutting-edge gastronomy and magnificent city views.
Experiences to enjoy in Prague
Choose one of our experiences to help you get the most out of your trip to Prague
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.
Combine history, art and architecture on this full-day experience - see Prague Castle, one of Europe's largest medieval castles, and take a cruise on the Vltava river. Discover the Czech capitals top attractions, such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lesser Town, the National Theatre and Wenceslas Square. Enjoy a three-course lunch at a luxury restaurant, with fantastic views of Prague. Then, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Vltava river, accompanied by refreshments and informative commentary from your guide.
Embark on an educational and historical experience at Terezin Concentration Camp on this eye-opening tour. This experience will transport you back to the 1940s and give you a detailed overview of life in the Terezin Concentration Camp, which was turned into a Jewish ghetto during World War II. Your professional guide will escort you around the grounds, sharing chilling stories and facts about the day-to-day lives of prisoners there.
Convenient and great value for money - admire Prague's top attractions on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. See the sights of the Czech capital, such as the Old Town, the Vltava river and Prague Castle, hopping on and off at any of the eight stops along the way. The hop-on hop-off bus makes it easy to get around, while giving you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace. Enhance your experience of this remarkable city by adding a Vltava river cruise and walking tours of the Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle to your hop-on hop-off pass.
Marvel at the historic centre of Prague on this three-hour guided walking tour. Wander through the beautifully cobbled streets, past magnificent architecture. Walk along the Royal Route, a historical path that can be traced through the old centre of Prague. Pass through the former Jewish Quarter, located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava river, Then enjoy a magical view of the Charles Bridge with its baroque style statues, as well as witnessing the biggest castle in the world, Prague castle.
Sightsee at leisure and explore Prague at ease with the Prague city pass. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to some of the city's legendary attractions, as well as a sightseeing tour and Vltava river cruise. Use the pass to enter five of Prague’s must-visit sites, inside the UNESCO-listed Prague Castle and six sites inside Prague Jewish Museum. The Prague city pass offers everything you need for hassle-free city sightseeing. Simply exchange your voucher for your Prague city pass at a centrally located redemption point in town.
Riding a Segway offers you the extraordinary experience of walking through Prague, without walking at all. Enjoy this fascinating journey through the streets of Prague, a city filled with beautiful sites and photo opportunities, on board one of the most fascinating machines in the world. The Segway is the first of its kind, a self-balancing personal transportation device that's specially designed to operate on any pavement. Highlights of the on the city Segway tour route are Prague Castle, Small Town Square, Charles Bridge and Old Town Square.
Discover the history and craft of Bohemian crystal glassware, on this half-day guided coach tour from Prague. Located less than an hour from Prague is the Nizbor Bohemia Glass factory. Originally known as Bohemian crystal, this decorative glass can be made into several forms such as vases, champagne glasses, plates, decanters and much more. Throughout the trip you will be able to see glass being blown and cut as well as learning about the entire crystal making process.