As a cultural hotspot and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prague remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Climb the Hradschin hill to explore the vastness of Prague Castle and the neighbouring spires of St Vitus' Cathedral. Stroll along Charles Bridge, stopping to count the historic statues and enjoying the vibrant street performances on the way. Pause to soak up iconic riverside scenes of the Vltava or the sumptuous Baroque buildings of the Mala Strana quarter, including the eye-catching St Nicholas Church. One of the highlights is undoubtedly Stare Mesto, or the Old Town, a layered maze of boutique stores and uncovered passageways, with tram-cars and cobble stones.
As the day wears on, the caffs and beer halls swell with visitors looking for a real taste of Czech culture, while others set off to visit the renowned State Opera or National Theatre. For an evening stroll with a view, catch the funicular railway up Petrin Hill. Children in particular will love the mirror maze and the views over Hradschin Hill from the Observation Tower.
With direct from most major airports and plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes. There is no train service direct from the airport, though you can use a bus service to connect to nearby underground stations. Shared minibuses and private taxis will have you into the city centre in around 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic, which can be very heavy at peak times.
The airport operates shuttle buses into Prague city centre. This is a cheap option and takes around 30-45 minutes, again, dependent on traffic.
Getting around the city is easy. The attractions of Prague are packed closely around the central spot of the Old Town. Getting about by foot is free, green and by far the nicest way to see the sights.
Chug along on a tram to experience a Prague from a different time. The special nostalgic tram operates at weekends from spring to autumn.
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