Welcome to the Czech Republic – one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. Kids of all ages will love exploring Prague's perfectly preserved Medieval centre or venturing further afield to the hundreds of castles and chateaux scattered around luscious countryside. The Czech Republic is a glamorous destination for a luxury holiday.
Get ready for timeless beauty. From Gothic churches to 14th century bridges, the Czech Republic is steeped with history. Step back in time by wandering through Prague’s preserved Medieval heart of Gothic architecture, including the iconic Charles Bridge. Then kick back with a glass of champagne as you watch the Vltava River gently pass by or turn up the volume at one of Prague’s fabulous cocktail bars.
Located just a few hours south-east from Prague, Brno is the ideal place to relax. With plenty of boutique hotels to choose from, you can easily spend a day visiting excellent coffee shops and interesting museums before unwinding in comfort with a massage or spa. Brno is also the proud home of fantastic microbreweries and two of the country’s best restaurants.
Travel west to Cesky Krumlov is widely heralded as one of Europe’s most beautiful towns, and its old town has rightly been recognised with UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Whether you picnic on the banks of the Vltava River or visit the stunning castle, Cesky Krumlov is a magical destination well worth the travel from Prague.
The Czech Republic has short hot summers and chilly winters. Spring is a fantastic time to visit as temperatures will be warm enough to enjoy spending time outdoors (around 10 to 20 degrees Celsius). The fruit trees will also be in full bloom and are a gorgeous sight.
Autumn is another great time to visit as the weather is typically clear and mild. Average temperatures in September are between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. Since most of the Czech Republic is heavily forested, the autumn foliage is stunning.
Visitors from EU countries or under the Schengen agreement don't require visas. Go to GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.
When you stay at one of Prague’s fabulous hotels, you can expect a world-class dining experience. From classy Renaissance-inspired dining rooms to rooftop restaurants with epic views over the city, in Prague atmosphere is everything. Dine in style while you enjoy exquisite meals cooked by renowned chefs such as Chef Pavel Sapik.
Czech chefs often incorporate influences from neighbouring countries. Relax with a glass of local Moravia wine or ice cold Pilsner Urquell while watching the sunset over Prague’s breathtaking skyline.