Prague is not only the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, but a significant centre within Europe. The city is steeped in history, having witnessed numerous wars and the rise and fall of several empires. Despite its colourful past, much of Prague's historic monuments and museums still remain and are amongst the city's biggest tourist attractions.
Prague cruises disembark along the Vltava River near the centre of Prague.
Sights to See
Once you're in the city centre, walk to the famous Charles Bridge which connects the Old Town with Lesser Town, over the Vltava River. Gothic in style, the bridge is lined with Baroque statues which are said to give good luck if you touch them. Over the bridge to the Old Town, crowds gather at the square to see the medieval astronomical clock and the religious ornaments that mark the time every hour. Want to see it all? Take a tour of Prague…
What's for Lunch
Enjoy a pub lunch - Czech style, at one of Prague's traditional Beer Halls. At the 550 year old U Medvidku Beer Hall you can sit down to a feast of larded roast beef and wash it down with a hefty glass of local beer.
If you see only one thing...
Prague Castle is a must see when visiting Prague. Over the centuries, the castle has been home to royals and presidents, and remains the seat of the presidency today.
Want one more beer for the road? Jeste jedno pivo, prosim means 'one more beer, please' in Czech.
In Prague you'll find a wonderful selection of handmade wooden toys and Bohemian glass within the shopping malls of Wenceslas Square.