Prague City breaks
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’.
When visiting Prague Castle, take tram 22 or 23 up the steep hill and leave the steps for the way down.
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.
Visit the fairy-tale town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO protected centre of culture and natural heritage since 1992. Situated on a horseshoe bend in the Vltava river, this medieval city is renowned for its fabulous Gothic castle dating back to the 13th century. Included in the price is a visit to the interior of the castle with a local guide and lunch in a traditional tavern. (During Jan – Mar and Nov – Dec the castle is closed so an alternative will be included such as a visit to the castle grounds, local museum or exhibition).
Departs: Tue – Sun. Duration: 10 hours
Adult from £69
Take a trip through the picturesque West Bohemian countryside to Karlovy Vary. This world-famous spa town has been known for its medicinal mineral springs. You will also enjoy strolling through the many colonnades shopping for porcelain, the locally made glass and Bohemian crystal.
Departs: Daily. Duration: 10 hours.
Adult from £55.
After collection from your hotel you’ll tour one of Prague’s finest breweries learning about the history of brewing, the complex process of beer production, and how the drink is deeply rooted in Czech culture. The 3 hour tour ends with a sampling of four varying types of beer.
Departs: Daily. Duration: 3 hours.
Adult from £30.
Dinner cruise on the Vltava river – 6pm or 8 pm
See the amazing sights of Prague Castle, St. Vitus' Cathedral, Charles Bridge, the National Theatre, Petrin Hill and the green cupola of St. Nicolas church by air-conditioned boat. You will be served a buffet-style dinner whilst you admire the illuminated sights of Prague.
Departs: Daily. Duration: 2 hours.
Adult from £18.
Hop on hop off city tour
Take advantage of your 48 ticket and try a new way to travel around Prague. Your ticket allows you unlimited stops on three different circuits plus a one hour sightseeing cruise (cruise departs 12:00, 15:00 and 16:00).
Downtown Tour - Line A: departs approx. every 15 minutes - will visit Resslova, National Theatre, Charles Bridge, Nerudova, Hradcany, Prague Castle, Castle Steps, Old Town Steps, River Boat, Municipal House and Wenceslas Square.
Brewery Tour - Line B: departs approx. every 30 minutes - will visit Bertramka,
Kingdom of Railways, Brewery and Riverside.
Vysehrad Tour - Line C: departs approx. every 60 minutes - will visit Vysehrad, Congress Centre, Train Station, Vitkov Memorial, TV Tower and Hilton. Adult from £18.
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.Read more
Old Town Square Studded with Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture, it is surrounded by a maze of narrow streets filled with jewellery shops and cafés.
Wenceslas Square The Czech Champs-Elysées, Prague's busiest shopping plaza is also dominated at the top end by the National Museum.
National Museum A bastion of Czech history and prehistory all under one roof.
The Old Town Hall Attracting all the attention, the famous Astronomical Clock comes alive every hour when figures of Christ and the 12 apostles emerge and the Skeleton of Death tolls a bell.
Jewish Quarter Although containing some of Pragues most impressive art nouveau buildings and designer shops, this is also a spot for quiet reflection amongst the five synagogues and the Jewish cemetery's jumble of gravestones.
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.Read more
Climb Petrin Hill by foot, or by its funicular railway. This 318m hill with eight parks is accessed from the Mala Strana district and topped by a 62m version of the Eiffel Tower where you are rewarded with fabulous city views.
If you have the time, try to leave Prague and experience the charms of South and West Bohemia. Day tours can be arranged to the spa town of Karlovy Vary, famous for its hot springs and spa treatments and as the location for the film 'Casino Royale'. Further south is Cesky Krumlov, an UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the fine architecture in the historic Old Town.
Food & Drink
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.
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.