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City break in Prague

Explore Prague, the city of a hundred spires, on a city break! From culture and history to a vibrant culinary scene and buzzing nightlife, there's so much to discover in the Czech capital.

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Weekend getaway in the Czech capital: Explore the stunning baroque architecture on a city break in Prague, visit one of the numerous museums or immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant music scene.

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Top sights and attractions in Prague

City breaks in Prague are, as a rule, cheap. There are few European countries where you can get such good value for your money. So you don’t need to break the bank to relax in a fantastic hotel, grab a bite to eat or hit the town. The cost of entry for almost all attractions is less than £14.

Don’t miss out on the following 5 must-see attractions in the Golden City:

  • 1st place: Charles Bridge
  • 2nd place: Prague Old Town
  • 3rd place: The Old Town Square
  • 4th place: Prague Castle
  • 5th place: Wenceslas Square

Most of the tourist hotspots are in the castle quarter with the eponymous Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square and the Old Town. The Old Town houses the majority of the most well-known sights in the city, including the characteristic landmark, Charles Bridge.

Take the opportunity to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard at 12-noon every day in front of Prague Castle. There are also tours of the castle grounds which are very reasonably priced.

Travelcircus tip: If you want to take some dramatic holiday pictures of Charles Bridge or just soak up the breathtaking views from this historic landmark, it’s worth heading to the bridge early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the crowds.

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Prague Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Prague: A how-to guide

If you’d rather not spend the entire day on your feet whilst exploring Prague, you can take a Prague sightseeing tour on a hop-on hop-off bus. This tour and its 8 stops are particularly popular with visitors. The tour includes the following sights:

  • The baroque St. Nicholas’ Church and the gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn
  • Prague’s second oldest train station - Praha Masarykovo nádraží
  • The second most beautiful island on the Vltava river - the urban island Kampa
  • Hlavní Nádraží - Prague’s main railway
  • Mala Strana - an intriguing area of the city with a trip to Wallenstein Palace
  • Prague Castle - Former residence of the Bohemian kings and emperors
  • Strahov Monastery
  • Strahov Stadium - stadium with 220,000 seats

Buses run on this tour route between 10:00 and 16:00. The full sightseeing journey takes around 90 minutes.

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Food and Drink

Don’t miss out on the chance to try some Bohemian cuisine. The most famous snack to be found in Prague is Trdelník. This is a chimney cake made from sweet dough which is then cooked on a spit and coated with sugar and cinnamon. The mouth-watering aroma of these sweet treats is an ever-present feature of food markets and stalls in Prague. The cakes can be filled with chocolate sauce or even ice cream and are fantastically inexpensive.

The city is also known for its Slivovice plum schapps and the mild, herby liqueur Becherovka.

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Getting to Prague and transport in the city

Flights to Prague are relatively cheap and readily available on flight comparison websites. You can take ordinary public transport from the airport and then change to the metro to get to the city centre. You can also take the Airport Express bus which will take you straight to the city centre.

Within the city itself, public transport tickets are cheap and many of the sights, such as Charles Bridge, are best explored on foot.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions about city breaks in Prague

Why should I go to Prague for my city break?

There are not many cities in Europe which can compete with Prague for the sheer number of historic sites, buildings and landmarks. A treasure trove of museums, architecture and squares, this metropolis is well worth a visit.

How many days should I plan to spend in Prague on my city break?

You should allow between 2 and 4 days to really get to grips with the city’s rich history, vibrant culture and delicious food.

What should I pack for my city break in Prague?

Don’t forget the following on your city break in Prague:
  • Comfortable everyday clothing
  • A portable phone charger
  • A chic outfit for going out

How much does a city break in Prague cost?

Travelcircus offers city break deals in Prague from as little as £35.

Where can I book my city break in Prague?

You can book your city break in Prague right here with Travelcircus.

What are some must-sees for a trip to Prague?

Don’t miss out on the following Prague sights on your city break:
  • Charles Bridge
  • Prague Castle
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Old Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock
  • John Lennon Wall

How much does a premium hotel in Prague cost?

Travelcircus offers city break deals with premium hotels in Prague like the Occidental Praha Five and the Plaza Prague Hotel from £35 per person.

When is the best time to travel to Prague?

The best time to visit Prague for your city break is between June and September. This time of year is when temperatures are at their most pleasant (up to 26°C) and there are plenty of hours of sunlight.