Ranked among the likes of Rome, Paris, and Berlin, Prague is one of Europe’s most popular city breaks. Spend the day wandering through one of the world’s largest castle complexes, strolling across the iconic Charles Bridge, or exploring Prague’s maze of cobblestone streets and almost perfectly preserved Old Town. Prague is the perfect place for a luxury holiday.
Prague’s beauty and historical importance easily rival Paris. Czechs recognise this city as the cradle of their culture, and it has a special place in the national identity. Whether you spend your days admiring Prague’s many spires, watching the intricate astronomical clock ring in the hour, or sampling local delicacies, the options in Prague are endless.
A natural starting place for any visit to Prague is the Old Town. Most of Prague’s main attractions are found here and you could easily spend your whole trip. Old Town Square has served as the marketplace and heart of the city for over 1000 years. Sip coffee in the sunshine while admiring the square’s exquisite buildings or check out the Municipal House, one of Prague’s best examples of Art Nouveau architecture.
A highlight of any city break is wandering the maze of cobbled lanes that radiate out from the Old Town Square. Kids of all ages will enjoy discovering hidden courtyards, ancient chapels, and secret gardens. Along the way, stop at one of the many quaint cafes or traditional bars serving locally brewed Pilsner Urquell. Your journey will take you a world away and show you true Prague culture.
Prague has short hot summers and cold chilly winters. Spring and autumn are good times to visit as temperatures are generally between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius and the sky remains pretty clear. At this time of year, temperatures will be pleasant enough for only a light jacket, allowing you to enjoy the city in comfort.
Despite temperatures between 0 to 4 degrees Celsius in December, Prague is a magical place in the snow and plays host to festive Christmas markets.
Prague offers some of the best culinary dining experiences with the Czech Republic. Watch the Vltava River flow gently by as you enjoy Italian cuisine or sample Czech fusion dishes served with a view over the city. Czech national dishes often feature influences from neighbouring countries such as France or Germany.
Kick back and relax with a glass of local Moravia wine or ice cold Pilsner Urquell as you watch the sunset over Charles Bridge. Afterward, visit Prague’s chic cocktail bars including snug lounges and hip underground bars.