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Prague & The Czech Republic Vacation & Tour Packages

The Czech Republic, or Czechia as it is sometimes called, is in the heart of Europe. Landlocked by Austria, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia, it boasts good road and rail links to all of them. It is the perfect place to start when visiting Central Europe.

A great value vacation

An EU member since 2004, the Czech Republic is yet to join the Euro, which has helped keep it much cheaper than its neighbors to the west. Travel to Prague and the Czech Republic is less expensive now than in recent years. All this adds up to a very affordable vacation destination.

See the Czech Republic's highlights

The capital, Prague, is one of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities. As an all-year-round destination it is hard to beat. While visiting the Czech Republic some of our guests enjoy taking a break from Prague to spend a night in the gorgeous UNESCO-listed town of Cesky Krumlov. The elegant spa town of Karlovy Vary, northwest of Prague, and Brno, southeast of Prague, provide more options. You could combine them all with Prague for a relaxed self-drive trip. See our 10 Days Exploring the Czech Republic itinerary for some inspiration. For a change of pace between Prague and Vienna a sojourn in Mikulov in the heart of Moravian wine country can fit right in too.

Czech travel specialists

We are a specialist Czech Republic tour operator. Prague is one of our main offices so we know every corner of the country, as well as the highlight destinations listed below. We provide Prague and Czech Republic travel services to all of the destinations listed below. Would you like to visit Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, or other cities in the Czech Republic? We are ready to create the perfect vacation. We also have destinations throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Our clients come from the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Contact us for a free travel consultation and request a call back at your convenience.

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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Czech vacation packages
Based on 90 reviews
Review by Lisa & Cynthia

Lisa & Cynthia

Utah

JayWay Travel assisted us with more than just a tour - they helped us identify activities specific to our interests, locations both touristic and off-the-beaten path, and took care of little details that made our vacation truly memorable.

JayWay Travel assisted us with more than just a tour - they helped us identify activities specific to our interests, locations both touristic and off-the-beaten path, and took care of little details that made our vacation truly memorable.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Prague
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Prague
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by David

David

Washington

JayWay Travel is an outstanding agency that allows the traveler to decide how much or how little to have planned with extremely knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated personnel. We were incredibly appreciative and grateful for the excellent and punctual tour guides, excursions and transfers from city to city, and the ability to have our own English speaking local JayWay contact available by a loaner phone for any questions that might have arisen. This is top notch service; thank you JayWay Travel!

JayWay Travel is an outstanding agency that allows the traveler to decide how much or how little to have planned with extremely knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated personnel. We were incredibly appreciative and grateful for the excellent and punctual tour guides, excursions and transfers from city to city, and the ability to have our own English speaking local JayWay contact available by a loaner phone for any questions that might have arisen. This is top notch service; thank you JayWay Travel!

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Cesar Calianga and Group

Cesar Calianga and Group

Texas

This is our third time with JayWay Travel. I find them well organized and very responsive to our needs. We are looking forward to a fourth time with JayWay Travel next year.

This is our third time with JayWay Travel. I find them well organized and very responsive to our needs. We are looking forward to a fourth time with JayWay Travel next year.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Prague
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Prague
Rating :
4.8 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Czech Republic

Can I pay with Euros in the Czech Republic?

The Czechs have yet to (and may never depending on how things progress with the Euro) move away from their own currency, the Czech Koruna, or Czech Crown. Prices are usually displayed as, for example, 99,00Kč = 99 Czech Crowns. Some establishments may accept Euros but there is no legal obligation for them to do so and large Euro notes (over €50) are unlikely to be accepted. Also bear in mind that the exchange rate that will be used will definitely not be in your favor.

What's the weather like in the Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic experiences all four seasons quite dramatically. In winter (late November/December - February/March) it can get very cold. In Prague the temperature usually never gets below -20C/-4F but in the countryside, temperatures as low as -30C/-22F are not uncommon. Usually the weather in Prague hovers around 0C/32F however, and there is occasional snow. Spring (mid March - June) is a very pleasant time to visit, with temperatures typically between 15C/60F and 20C/68F. During summer (June - August) it can be quite hot and in high summer it often gets over 30C/90F. Fall (September - mid November) sees temperatures similar to springtime, dipping lower towards the end of autumn. Read more advice on what to pack for Prague.

When are the Czech Republic's holidays?

The Czech Republic's public holidays are on set days every year (apart from Easter Monday) so when they fall on a weekend, workers don't get a replacement day off. The public holidays are:

1.1. (New Year's Day), Easter Monday, 1.5. (Labor Day), 8.5. (Day of Liberation from Fascism), 5.7. (Day of Slavic Missionaries), 6.7. (Jan Hus), 28.9. (St. Wenceslav), 28.10.(Independence Day), 17.11. (Struggle for Freedom and Democracy), 24.12 (Christmas Eve, although shops remain open until midday), 25.12 (Christmas Day), 26.12.(St. Stephen's Day).

On all holidays but Christmas and Easter you can expect shops and restaurants to be open as well as most tourist attractions. When the 5th and 6th of July fall on weekdays, it seems like the whole country goes on vacation for the week and the residential parts of the city may seem deserted.

When is the best time to visit the Czech Republic?

We recommend visiting the Czech Republic in mid-April to early June, or from late September to mid-October. May and September are peak season, as many European tourists flock to Central Europe, due to long weekends, and because it’s a bit too cool to swim in many popular resort areas further south. Czech Christmas markets are also charming and winters are relatively dry, making December a decent time to visit, despite cold, fog, and occasional snow. Spring can be quite rainy, although Prague is relatively dry, as it’s in the rain shadow of the Sudetes mountains that form the border with Germany. Summer can be quite hot, with highs generally in the upper 70s and air conditioning rare. For more information, see our blog post on what to pack for Prague.

Is the Czech Republic safe?

As a rule, the Czech Republic is very safe. In fact it's comfortably in the top 10 safest countries in the world according to the 2019 World Peace Index (the US is #128). As with any big city, be on the lookout for pickpockets in Prague's subway stations, streetcars, and Old Town.

What is Czech cuisine like?

A classic Czech meal consists of thick soup, fried pork covered in any number of sauces or gravies, and stewed or cooked vegetables. Dumplings are very common, from hearty bread dumplings to surprisingly dense sweet dumplings, often made with fruit or covered in custard. Beer snacks are popular, often fried or consisting of various soft cheeses. The Trdelnik, a cake cooked on a spit and similar to the Hungarian chimney cake, is popular with tourists. Read our Czech Food Primer for more details and recommendations on where to try some of the best Czech cuisine in Prague.

Czech beers are among the best in the world, with Pilsner Urquell one of the most popular beers in Germany, alongside the original Budweiser, brewed in the town of Ceske Budejovice. We can even provide tours of various famous breweries and wineries, such as in Prague’s Strahov monastery, and even reservations at Prague’s beer spa! When it comes to Czech wine, we recommend sticking to the whites. Becherovka, an herbal bitters produced in Karlovy Vary, is a popular way to end a meal, while slivovice, powerful plum brandy, is popular all around, and often homemade. The strong local absinthe also has a devoted following. Czech tap water is excellent, although restaurants in touristy areas may only offer expensive bottled water.

What is Czech transportation like?

Czech towns and cities, even Prague, are very walkable. Prague's subway system works well, and as with the streetcars, are a good way to get around the old town and surrounding areas. One of Europe’s busiest subway systems, the Prague Metro has many stations with unusual designs. Most central stations feature walls covered in colorful anodized aluminum plates. The Czech train system works well, and we provide tickets with express, sometimes high-speed trains, within the Czech Republic and to its neighbors. Train stations are generally very central, with some exceptions, like in Cesky Krumlov. We recommend against car rental, as Czech cities are not made for drivers, and feature little parking. Central European rental agencies also charge steep fees if a car is picked up in one country, and dropped off in another. Czech expressways are modern, but rural roads can be bumpy and narrow. The Czech Republic has a zero tolerance policy for drunk driving, with steep fees for drivers with any detectable blood alcohol level.
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