Step away from the city’s thronged main streets, the delights of Old Town Square and Charles Bridge and see the city from a new perspective in the little-explored byways and canals of Little Venice in Prague.
Of all the cities I have visited in Europe, Prague has to be in my top five. The city is full of ancient buildings, charming squares, and streets wound together like a spider’s web that it’s easy not to venture off the tourist map. Don’t get me wrong – the St. Charles bridge is beautiful, but there is so much more to Prague. The only problem is you need to know where to look, and that’s where a local guide comes in handy. We toured Prague on the Prague beer Czech tapas evening walking tour and found some gems hiding in plain sight.
Prague is a city full of sights that could easily take several days of a European holiday, but if you’re short on time there is a good option to see most of the city in just one day. The full day tour to Prague castle & Vltava River cruise with lunch takes you around the city by bus, across the famous St. Charles Bridge, up to the Prague castle, and finally on a cruise along the river.
Prague may be a compact city but it certainly packs a punch with sightseers for its beautiful Baroque spires, castles and monuments. Here are my suggestions for ten ways to make the most of your time in Prague.
At 144 km (90 miles) from Prague, the town of Hluboká nad Vltavou is in southern Bohemia and is dominated by its magical, fairytale neo-Gothic castle, a fantastical confection that would make any Disney castle feel plain. Visiting Hluboká Castle from Prague makes a perfect day trip through the rolling countryside of Bohemia.
Lying on the western banks of the River Vltava, Mala Strana (Little Quarter or Lesser Town in Czech) is on the Royal Route, sandwiched between Prague’s Staré Mesto (Old Town) and the castle, high on Hradcany Hill. It’s worth taking time out to explore this largely Baroque district as there’s plenty to see in Mala Strana.