This carefully selected walk covers all the most important sights of Prague, and seeing it with a great guide is like having the past suddenly rise to the surface. We stroll around the famous historical Prague quarters – Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town and Prague Castle.
Although Prague is a beautiful city no matter what time of day, it’s especially enchanting by night. When the sun goes down, twinkling lights illuminate the city’s ancient buildings, which are best seen from the Vlatva River running through the city’s centre. On our Prague river cruise, you’ll travel down the Vlatva, passing famous sights like the Charles Bridge, the Lesser Town, the Church of St Nicolas, Prague Castle and the National Theatre – all while enjoying dinner and live music on board. Dinner is a buffet of both hot and cold dishes, and you’ll also get a welcome drink included in the cruise price.
“Full day in Prague on foot, by river boat and by tram.” Daily at 10am; lasts 6 hours. As we stroll around the Jewish Ghetto we can look into Jewish traditions and history. The ghetto is formed of small houses and narrow alleys and attracts tourists with its unique monuments – the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Old-New Synagogue (still in use), and the Jewish Museum.
There are a few sights nearby Prague which are definitely out of the ordinary. First of them is Kutna Hora where you can visit Sedlec Ossuary (church decorated with some 40 000 bones) and Czech Silver Museum. Take a helmet and lamp and go to explore dark tunnels of medieval silver mine under the town.
Instead of going on a Prague bus tour, take a free tour on a tram. Tram #22 offers a nice ride for getting to know Prague. It operates approximately every 5 to 10 minutes, and passengers can get on or off as they want (a 32 CZK standard ticket is required and valid for 90 minutes).
In all honesty, there is absolutely no need to join a pub crawl, as exploring the city on your own and finding some hidden gems is the best way to explore Prague. If you are not all that adventurous though and simply want to be part of an English-speaking drinking party, below are a couple of recommended pub crawls…
The Boat trips on the Vltava and the Čertovka canal adjacent to this, preserve a tradition harking back to the close of the 19th century, when such trips were initially arranged by boating enthusiasts of the era. You will travel in period boats and hear an expert commentary on the areas of interest and monuments, that can only be witnessed from the river’s surface. Also, you will learn much from the guides about Prague’s history and the history of the Czech Republic.
Prague is home to a massive network of cycling trails – in fact, there is over 185 km of them in the city. Many of them intermingle with traffic though, which can be a problem for some. Bicycle trails are noticeable thanks to the yellow signs that mark them out, which display the route number so you don’t get lost, as well as the distance to the end of the trail. It is thoroughly recommended you buy a map of bike trails before heading out, which can be bought from many bookshops and bike rental outlets. Two of the better bike rental shops are listed below:
What better way to explore Prague’s unique, old world beauty than in a classic vintage car from the 1920s or ‘30s? An increasing number of tour operators have begun offering antique car tours recently, and the vintage beauties are now a familiar sight around Prague’s historical sites. Some of the tour operators include Prague Vintage Cars, CityDiscovery, and Prague Private Guides.
Again we can claim a world record – the greatest number of ghosts per square kilometre. Every respectable palace or medieval castle in Europe has at least one ghost wandering around the corridors, but Prague has dozens of such houses and locations. You can stumble across some sort of ghost or apparition almost every step of the way in the Old Town; all you have to do is look, and know where to look …
Do you want to feel as if it’s the 1920s? In Prague, nothing is easier. For about 30 EUR you can hire the antique car that best suits your taste and have a trip around the historical centre of the city. The inter-war dream might be blown away by the seemingly never-ending queues at the traffic lights, but if you can get yourself to ignore the mass of tourists around, you just might have a great time.