The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east, and Poland to the northeast.

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River.

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show.

Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

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Prague is a very popular destination for weekend breaks as it is easily accessible from the UK, not just by air but also by luxury coach, with steward/stewardess service, from London Victoria via Bruges, Brussels and Luxemborg, from 80 Euros return.

The best way to see what Prague has to offer is on a Hop On Hop Off tour, after which you can explore further:

  • Grand City Tour – the Best of Prague
  • Walking Tour – Old Town + Jewish Quarter
  • Prague Castles
  • Beer Culture Tour
  • Boat Cruises – including with Lunch or Dinner

We can even tell you where to find the top rated FREE tour of Prague, in English, German or Spanish, where you tip the guide at the end.

Outside Prague

The Czech Republic is steeped in history and is world famous for its Spas and Beer so their are plenty of other destinations to visit throughout the country:

  • Vienna – UNESCO
  • Český Krumlov – UNESCO
  • Karlovy Vary and Moser Factory
  • Karlštejn Castle
  • Teplice – Royal Spa City

For more ideas on what to do in the Czech Republic, or to book your weekend break or vacation, please Contact Us.