Central & Eastern Europe Travel Specialists since 2006
1-800-344-5785
Get Free Trip Plan

Prague

  | Czech Republic
The Heart of Europe, the Golden City of 100 Spires. Prague is one of Europe's most charming and beautiful destinations.
+

Make Prague the first stop on your trip.

Add cities to your trip and we will prepare a customized quote for you based on your selections.

Prague Sights

Visiting Prague, with its fairytale atmosphere, leaves a lasting impression. Whether you're traveling in Central and Eastern Europe or just looking for things to do in Prague, it will be the highlight of your European vacation. Bridges, cathedrals, cobblestones and gold-tipped towers are a few of the features that make visiting Prague so remarkable. Largely untouched by World War II, the historical center of Prague is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city has become one of the most-visited cities in Europe. And for good reason. Prague is beautiful at any time of year. Bright summer days are vibrant and the winter is crisp and fresh. Your visit to Prague will be unforgettable.

Prague Tourism

Prices in Prague are reasonable, especially when compared to western European countries on the euro. Czech cuisine is often assumed to be a simple, hearty mix of meats, potatoes, dumplings and cabbage. But a culinary revolution is afoot. Today you will find everything from traditional pubs to gourmet restaurants and trendy cafes. The Czech Republic is world-famous for its beer, some of the best in the world. The nightlife in Prague is legendary too, with options catering to all tastes. Prague's neighborhoods are varied and energetic. Whether you're seeking nightlife in Prague or a relaxing vacation, you've come to the right place!

  Average guest ratings of our Prague vacation packages:
(5.0/5 based on 53 reviews)

"JayWay allowed us to have our self-guided vacation with just the right amount of support. We could use the resources at our disposal as much or as little as we wanted. JayWay is a finely tuned machine."

Christiane & Randall

Christiane & Randall

Quebec

"JayWay Travel was fabulous. We travelled to Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Salzburg and Munich with JayWay. This was my first time using JayWay and I could not have asked for a better-planned trip.
I cannot say enough good things about our travel with JayWay. I highly recommend them."

Jessica

Jessica

New York

Where to stay in Prague

All of the accommodation options we offer in Prague have been hand-picked and provide the perfect base for exploring this beautiful city. Whether you prefer the freedom of an apartment, the swish of a design hotel or the intimacy of a boutique hotel, we've got you covered. Predominantly located in the Old Town center of Prague, you'll be close to the action whichever choice you make. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Prague

We've been on a huge number of trips tours and excursions in Prague, from which we've selected the very best available. Discover some of the history of the city itself, sample typical Czech culture, cycle around or out of the city or take a day trip to one of the many beautiful towns or impressive castles and chateaus just a few hours from Prague. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.


Bettina
Central Europe Destination Manager

What I love about Prague...

“Prague is amazing when it comes to culinary experiences. I think the restaurant scene is more outstanding in Prague than in other cities around. I highly recommend to try many of the resturants from our list. Also, I found Prague very mysterious. I have this feeling with it has so many secrets all around which are waiting for you to discover. Nice to wander around and get lost in the small streets! Great city! One of the best on our list. ”

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Prague

Spend some time in Prague on a tour that takes in other cities in Czech Republic and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Prague and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Czech Republic Tours

10 Days Exploring the Czech Republic

Most travelers don't get beyond Prague but there's more to the Czech Republic than the capital. This 10 day tour itinerary will show you what many are missing. Of course there's Cesky Krumlov, medieval Bohemian gem, but you'll also visit rising star Brno, reliving its late-Habsburg era heyday on the back of a tech boom. Last stop is Karlovy Vary, an ornate spa town founded by Charles IV, the 'Greatest Czech' that ever lived. read full itinerary

Tours of Czech Republic and neighboring countries

8 Days Prague and Budapest Tour: History, Beer & Wine

Experience two splendid and contrasting Central European capitals with an 8 day/7 night trip. Start off in magical Prague, with its picture-postcard Old Town before continuing to bustling Budapest, crowned 'best city in Europe' by CN Traveler readers. read full itinerary

10 Days Central European Capitals Tour: Prague, Vienna and Budapest

Visit three grand Central European capitals in 10 days. Start off in enchanting Prague, with its picture-postcard Old Town. Then take in the Imperial grandeur of Vienna. You will finish your Central Europe tour in Budapest, crowned 'best city in Europe' by CN Traveler readers for 2015. read full itinerary

10 Days Central European Cities Tour: Prague, Krakow & Budapest

If you would prefer to stick to cities in the former Eastern Bloc countries, this itinerary substitutes Krakow in place of Vienna. Known as Poland's cultural and historic capital, Krakow offers a unique atmosphere. This route is popular with guests of Jewish heritage but it truly offers something for all tastes. read full itinerary

Berlin, Dresden & Prague in 10 Days

Visit three very different yet equally alluring Central European cities on a custom tour. Combining capital-of-cool Berlin with magical Prague and phoenix-city Dresden will give you a great understanding of what makes this such a fascinating part of Europe. read full itinerary

Central Europe Christmas Markets Tour

See some of the best Christmas markets in Central Europe on an 11 day tour, traveling by private transfer and train. You will visit Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna and Budapest. read full itinerary

12 Days Central European Cities Tour: Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Krakow

Visit three grand Central European capitals and the historic Polish capital Krakow in two weeks, traveling at a relaxed pace. Start off in enchanting Prague, with its picture-postcard Old Town. Then take in the Imperial grandeur of Vienna. Next stop is in Budapest, voted 'best city in Europe' in 2015. The trip ends in Krakow, Poland's most popular destination and still its cultural capital. read full itinerary

12 Days in Prague, Salzburg, Vienna & Budapest

This 12 day itinerary encompasses the highlights of the old Austro-Hungarian empire. From increasingly cool Budapest, impressive and imposing Vienna, musical Alpine town Salzburg to the beautiful Czech capital, Prague. read full itinerary

Two Week Central Europe Grand Tour

With 2 weeks at your disposal and spending a little less time in each city you can explore a large area of Central Europe. Start in the ubercool German capital, Berlin then head south to enchanting Prague. After a few days it's time to head south again, to fairy-tale medieval Cesky Krumlov. From here it's on to the grand old Imperial capital, Vienna. After that you reach Budapest to see for yourself why Condé Nast Traveler readers voted it best city in Europe in 2015. The trip ends in the historic Polish capital, Krakow. read full itinerary

2 Weeks in Budapest, Prague & Croatia

Combine some of our most popular destinations this two week itinerary. You'll have some time in two of Central Europe's most beautiful and enjoyable cities then some seaside relaxation as you head to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To top it all off, all 5 of Budapest, Prague, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split are on the UNESCO World Heritage List! read full itinerary

2 Weeks in Germany, Czech Republic & Austria

Kick off your tour in the hip German capital Berlin before moving on to magical Prague. From there you'll proceed by train to Vienna where you'll be impressed by the old imperial grandeur. You head west to Salzburg, the town of Mozart. Your final stop is in Munich, the cosmopolitan Bavarian capital. read full itinerary

Prague Photos

Click the Photos to View Slide Show.

Prague Castle
Charles Bridge, Prague
Bethlehem Chapel, Prague
Malostranka Namesti, Prague
National Museum (Wenceslas Square), Prague
National Theatre, Prague
Obecni Dum (Municipal House), Prague
Old Town Square, Prague
Prague Castle Coutyard & St. Vitus
Old Town Square viewed from the clock tower, Prague
Havelske Trziste (Havel Market) in Old Town, Prague
Tyn Church & Astronomical Clock, Prague
St. Nicholas Church, Prague
Prague Cityscape
Old Town Cobblestoned Streets, Prague
TV Tower, Zizkov, Prague
Gardens below Prague Castle
Rooftops of Mala Strana, Prague
St Vitus Cathedral, Prague

Latest articles about Prague from the JayWay Travel Blog   -   read more

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That's not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, more...

The Best Places for Photography in Central Europe

Many travelers in Central Europe love taking pictures of all the magnificent architecture. But as anyone who has tried it knows, there's a big difference between the photographs you see in National Geographic and more...

The Coolest Streets in Central Europe

Visiting a new city can be overwhelming. There's so much to see and do, sometimes it's hard to know where to start and how to use your time wisely. So we've put more...

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Prague

Is Prague safe?

Levels of crime in Prague are relatively low and violent crime is practically non-existent. However as with any big city pick-pocketing can be a problem so be careful in crowds in public places and on public transport, especially tram 22 between Namesti Miru and the Castle, which is a frequent hunting ground for teams of pick-pockets who will work together - one will distract you while another helps themselves to your wallet. Follow the same precautions you would anywhere to keep your valuables safe.

When's the best time to visit Prague?

Prague is a beautiful and interesting place all year round, and each season has its pluses, such as Christmas markets and mulled wine in winter or lazy days soaking up the sun and enjoying a cold one in one of the city's beer gardens but if you don't want to be too cold or too hot and want to do a lot of wandering round the city the best months to come are the 'shoulder months' of April, May, September and October, spring brings the Easter markets in the main squares and fall is a wonderful time to be in the city. Also Prague won't be that crowded as it is in the peak season.

How do I get from the airport, train station or bus station to my hotel/apartment?

We include airport, bus and train station transfers in our packages to make getting to your accommodation as easy as possible.

Where should I change money?

Don't ever change money in the street. A well-known scam involves being sold worthless, discontinued or foreign notes that look similar to Czech ones. Most banks have a reasonable rate at the foreign exchange counter and charge only a small commission fee. Watch out for change places that advertise great rates but have massive minmum amounts to get that rate, or places advertising zero commission but giving lousy rates. The best rate can often be the one you get by using your own ATM card, providing you're not hit with too high an ATM fee. Our local staff can recommend an bureau de change with fair rates.

How many days should we spend in Prague?

That really depends on how well you want to get to know the city. At a minimum we recommend three nights in Prague but you could spend many more than that and still have just scratched the surface of the city and its surroundings.

Most of our guests take a Prague walking tour to orientate themselves in the city and learn about its history on the day they arrive or the day after if they have just landed after a transatlantic flight. After that a lot depends on your interests. Jewish guests often take a walking tour of the former Jewish ghetto and visit some of the city's remaining synagogues.

Kutna Hora or Terezin are just two of several interesting day trips to take from Prague. There's also plenty to see in the city itself. The Prague Castle complex is the largest coherent castle complex in the world with several routes and exhibitions. Then there are the city's museums as well as some very nice neighborhoods to explore in and around the centre or the stunning Strahov monastery library and the adjacent brewery.

How do I get around Prague?

Nearly all of the accommodation options we offer are located right in the center or very close to the center so most of Prague's top sights are within easy walking distance. If you want to go somewhere a little further out, then your options are taxi, or public transport. Prague's taxis have a reputation for dishonesty, brought about by some bad apples (read our Prague taxi tips to avoid being ripped off). Public transport in Prague (bus, metro and tram) is fast and cheap. A 90 minute ticket costs 32Kc (less than $2) and a 24 hour ticket costs 110Kc (less than $6). The Prague Public Transport company's website provides a route planner. One of Prague's little treats is the funicular railway from Ujezd in Mala Strana up to the top of Petrin Hill is included in the standard fares. Public transport tickets are available from newsagents, at booths in metro stations or from machines located in metro stations and at some tram and bus stops. Note, machines only take coins, no notes or cards.

Where can I buy food in Prague?

If you're staying in an apartment in Prague then you'll have cooking facilities at your disposal. There are supermarkets and self-service convenience stores throughout the city. Supermarkets are usually open till 9pm or 10pm, some convenience stores are open 24 hours.

Are there any vegetarian restaurants in Prague?

Czech cuisine is not particularly kind to vegetarians being predominantly meat & potatoes. Vegetarians are however increasingly well served by a growing number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Read our Eating Vegetarian in Prague article to find out more.

Tourist Board Partners Learn more