Explore historic Prague
Prague, in Czech: Praha, is the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the largest cities of central Europe. This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, has been mirrored in the surface of the swan-filled Vltava River for more than ten centuries. By Thomas O'Donohoe.
lanes, walled courtyards, cathedrals and countless church spires all in the shadow of her majestic 9th century castle that looks eastward as the sun sets behind her. Prague is also a modern and vibrant
city full of energy, music, cultural art, fine dining and special events catering to all travelers thirst for adventure.
When to go… • All year round, with spring season being one of the best times to visit, especially in the months of April/May, of course the summer months are very popular with tourists as the weather is warm and sunny.
Getting there… • Daily flights out with Aer Lingus year round.
• From June to September, special charter flight will be in operation for four nights stay for €115 return per person including baggage and taxes.
• From Prague Airport transfers will take approx 25-30 minutes, by shuttle bus or taxi.
lmost undamaged by WWII, Prague’s compact medieval centre remains a wonderful mixture of cobbled
Where to stay… • Like most European cities, Prague has a full range of accommodation on offer, from 5 star hotels to self catering apartments to suit all budgets.
• We offer full packages from €219 per person, i.e. Return flights and 4 night’s accommodation with breakfast, in a range of specially selected hotels.
I’d recommend accommodation within the Praha 1 districts, Lesser Town, Old Town or New Town.
Things to see and do… • Prague Castle, the biggest ancient castle in the world, according to Guinness World Records, rises like a dream above the city offering beautiful views of the city.
• Charles Bridge, which connects Old Town with Lesser Town and is one of Prague’s most beautiful structures. During the day, it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment, as musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewelry.
• Old Town Prague’s historic centre includes numerous historic buildings and monuments, most notably the famed Astronomical Clock, the pure Gothic Church, the mural-covered Storch building, and the Jan Hus monument. Nearby, the Estate Theatre
is a neoclassical theatre where Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni was first performed.
• New Town was established as an extension of Old Town in the 14th century, the main attraction here is Wenceslas Square, with many stalls, shops, bars and restaurants. Midway down this historic boulevard, you’ll find trendy bars, discos and Art Nouveau hotels, as well as quaint parks and romantic restaurants.
FYI… • Currency is the Czeck Koruna • Official language is Czech, however English is widely spoken
• Tipping ranges between 10-15% • Public buses not allowed within the centre, only electric metro and trams here
If you need to taxi, use only official plate and negotiate rate beforehand, within the centre you won’t require as the public transport is cheaper and better.
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