Top Tours & Activities in Prague
Despite its relatively small size, the Czech capital of Prague is jam-packed with magnificent sights, each endowed with a long and varied history. To make the most of your visit there, make sure to include these 10 attractions in your itinerary.
The Vltava River cuts across Prague's centre. Jump aboard one of the many tour boats and take in the wonderful sights on both sides of the river while sipping a delicious Czech beer.
600 years old, Charles Bridge is one of Prague's most iconic landmarks. Beautifully decorated with rows of 30 baroque-style statues, it's a perfect spot for a romantic stroll.
The Old Town Square in Prague offers a charmingly eclectic mix of architectural styles spanning several centuries – undoubtedly one of Europe's most beautiful sights.
The largest ancient castle in the world, as well as one of the most gorgeous, Prague Castle has been home to all the different Czech heads of state ever since the 9th century.
The Prague National Theatre is a resplendent neo-Renaissance building on the banks of the Vltava River, magnificent both inside and out, is often singled out as the finest achievement of Czech architecture.
Despite its turbulent history, the Jewish Quarter in Prague has maintained most of its historical buildings and is now the best preserved Jewish historical complex in Europe.
Now a lively shopping and tourist area, Wenceslas Square at the center of Prague's New Town has been the site of many of the city's most important events throughout history.
Dating back to 1410, this astronomical clock is the third-oldest in the world and the oldest still in operation. Don't miss its fantastic moving display on the hour, every hour.
Located between Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Kampa Island's romantic atmosphere will enchant you. From its banks you can enjoy the best views of Pragues's many monuments.
An example of Gothic architecture at its finest, the spectacular St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest church in the country as well as one of the most important.
True to its reputation, Czech beer is delicious. A newcomer might be confused by the beer's alcohol content, however. Don't worry, the numbers given to the beers don't indicate their alcohol percentage. They refer to the alcohol degree, which is a much more complicated factor. As a rule of thumb, 10 and 12 degrees, the most common, are equivalent to roughly 4% and 5% respectively. Some beers go all the way up to 19 degrees – that's 8% alcohol!
Believe it or not, one of Prague's culinary highlights are its hot dogs. Infinitely superior to their American counterparts, these delicious sausages stuffed in French baguettes offer the best cheap lunch in town. Stalls are peppered throughout the city, just take your pick!
- CurrencyCzech Crown (czk)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+420
- Best time to visitPrague is probably most pleasant to visit in the spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) as the weather is more mild and there are fewer tourists than in the summer months.
Things to Do in Prague
Top Attractions in Prague
- 1Prague Castle
- 2Old Town, Prague
- 3Charles Bridge
- 4Vltava River
- 5Old Town Square
- 6St. Vitus Cathedral
- 7Prague Lesser Town
- 9Dancing House
- 10Prague National Theatre
- 11St. George's Basilica
- 12Golden Lane, Prague
- 16Kampa Island
- 17Wenceslas Square
- 18Petrin Hill
- 19Old Jewish Cemetery
- 20Spanish Synagogue
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What People Are Saying About Prague
Having some one telling the history as we walked through the various sites was an invaluable asset. I highly recommend it.
A pretty good tour with a lot of info and warnings upfront. You can't blame the tour for the lousy weather....all in all a good tour.
My husband and I visited Prague in early February but this evening tour really caught my eye so I booked us on. We were very lucky to find it was just us on that evening and we met our guide who was a lovely young lady called Kate. We had managed to get lost between the Old Town Square and the meeting point at Charles Bridge so we were 10 mins late. Luckily Kate patiently waited for us. We had a lovely walk around the Kampa Island, the castle etc. The statues, spires and buildings come to life at night with the lighting and it is very romantic and atmospheric. Kate's local knowledge is excellent as is her English. We really enjoyed it.
I have only great things to say, from the punctual bus pick up at my hotel, to the experienced and absorbing tour guide, to the Terezin Concentration Camp itself. As my first and only real-life exposure to the horrors of the Nazi regime, it was a truly worthwhile and valuable experience! I would it recommend to anybody. It also acted a real interesting change from the hustle and bustle of city life.
A spooky insight into this beautiful city. Tales of hauntings, murder and ghostly goings on. Our guide Rebeccah was great and the time passed all too quickly. A great evening around the squares and passages of Prague-highly recommended.