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Prague City breaks

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Charismatic Prague is a living museum and one of Europe’s most attractive cities, the perfect city break get away. Stroll the medieval cobbled streets, relax in the ancient squares and admire the many architectural treasures of this ‘city of a hundred spires’. 

Insider Tip

When visiting Prague Castle, take tram 22 or 23 up the steep hill and leave the steps for the way down.





 

Excursions

must do in prague

Free sightseeing river cruise with coffee and cake
For a limited time only Cresta are giving away a free 1 hour cruise on the beautiful Vltava river with every package booking of three nights or more.

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Must See

 

must see in prague

Charles Bridge Following the procession route of Bohemian Kings, this focal point of Prague is vibrant day or night, bustling with entertainers, locals and tourists. Lined with statues, it is said that if you rub one in particular you will return to Prague.

Prague Castle Possible the largest ancient castle complex in the world, it is dominated by the huge Gothic facade of St Vitus Cathedral, famous for its stained glass. Containing churches, monasteries, museums and art galleries, it is Prague's cultural centre, and the impressive Castle Gardens are not to be missed.

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Must Do

must do in prague

Stroll around the Mala Strana on the left bank of the Vltava River and just below the castle complex. With its Baroque buiildings, cobbled streets, embassies and exclusive hotels, this is an atmospheric and serene area of the city.

Spend happy days on the trail of Franz Kafka, Prague's favourite author. Tracing his old haunts is not just for literary fans, it is a great excuse to explore the cobbled streets of Old Town. Find picturesque Golden Lane for his former house.

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Food & Drink

food and drink in prague

Eating out is a relatively cheap and easy affair with an endless array of candelit restaurants and lively bars. Local dishes are predominantly meat-based, accompanied by dumplings, potatoes or sauerkraut, and are dressed in rich sauces. Other specialities include Prague ham served with whipped cream and horseradish, and renowned Czech game dishes. Make sure you sample Czech beer too, it's excellent.

 

 


Shopping

shopping in prague

Wenceslas Square is a bustling thoroughfare with an affluence of modern stores that are both fashionable and chic. If you wander along the historic streets from the Powder Tower to the castle you'll find all manner of interesting wares. There are countless shops selling Bohemian crystal and glassware, and Czech garnet and amber jewellery are also some of the best buys in Prague.



 

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