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 Square
- 3Charles Bridge
- 4Vltava River
- 5St. Vitus Cathedral
- 6Prague Lesser Town
- 7Dancing House
- 8St. George's Basilica
- 9Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
- 10Golden Lane, Prague
- 11Prague National Theatre
- 14Kampa Island
- 15Wenceslas Square
- 16Petrin Hill
- 17Old Town City Hall Prague
- 19Spanish Synagogue
- 20Old Jewish Cemetery
Other Sightseeing Options in Prague
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What People Are Saying About Prague
Ladislav was an amazing excellent knowledgeable funny friendly tour guide who knew exactly what he was talking about made it really interesting with knowing so much about the city even when asked questions. Was so professional yet relaxed and made us feel warm and welcome. Would definitely highly recommend Ladislav as a english tour guide. Can not praise enough.
We had a lovely trip and I can say that there was absolutely nothing negative I could say. Didn't have to ask for the Coffee & Cake. Everything as promised in the advertisement! Thank you for a lovely trip!!
2.5 hours is the minimum time you need to see and understand all the influence Charles IV had on Prague & this tour makes sure you hit all the highlights. Marketa(sp?) is 3rd generation tour guide and clearly loves her city and offers great perspective of Prague now and how it was 700 years ago. A little prompting also got her to answer questions about Prague under communism. She keeps the pace flowing. Highly recommend!
Tom, the guide , was friendly, with lot's of knowledge and good cooperation with the group
many information, and it is amazing, that a guide tells so many details for about 3 hours without even claiming money for it, sure a little donation is polite and necessary since it is his income, but you are not forced to give a defined amount. For this great service, it is clearly underpaied. It was much fun, I would definitely recommend it especially for your first day in Prague!