Getting to know Prague and advance planning without a proper guidebook is not easy. Most travellers will be completely fine using the free Discover Prague guidebook that can be downloaded from our website, or can be obtained from your driver when booking with Prague Airport Transfers. Other free guides for download include: Prague in Your Pocket (Your Essential Guide) by Prague City Tourism or the InYourPocket Guide.
Free printed guidebooks can be also picked up from some hotel receptions or from tourist information centres. The only problem is that most of those free good books do not include much valuable information, but are full of advertisements.
If you are planning on heading away from Prague to other cities or staying in Prague longer, or you need more detailed information about Prague, it can be a good idea to buy a professional guidebook too. After all, one money-saving tip in one of these books can often repay the amount that you paid for it in the first place! There are a number of good options, with the best listed below:
The Lonely Planet Guide to the Czech Republic, as well as the Guide to the Slovak Republics and Prague, are all excellent and feature lots of useful information and maps. They are all written by English researchers and are able to buy from most good bookstores, either online or offline.
Time Out Guide “Prague”
This is a good guide to all of the hotels and restaurants in Prague, as well as entertainment options. It is not as well written as Lonely Planet and is also more expensive; I’d only recommend it to people looking to socialise a lot when they visit the Czech Republic’s capital.
This is a guide more for older travellers and for people looking to live the high life. This is because there are not many money saving tips found in the pages of this guide – definitely not for those on a budget.
These green books are very small and therefore great for carrying around with you. They feature great maps and all important information, although they are written in a style that is not particularly entertaining. For a bit more of an in-depth read, try the blue guides instead.
Rough Guide to Prague
This is a really in-depth guide and perfect for those who want to know all about the city, not just where to stay and where to eat. You’ll find out all about the politics and history of the city, but there are also practical elements, such as some excellent maps.
The Eyewitness guides are huge, but actually don’t tell you too much information. This is because they are filled with loads and loads of photos and other graphics. Don’t bother buying one, but have a glimpse through one if you get the chance.