The Czech Republic, a small country in the heart of Europe, offers an astonishing variety of natural wonders. Surrounded by a ring of bordering mountains, the well-preserved towns are so enchanting, that when you visit you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairytale.
During World War Two, Terezín was the largest of a raft of concentration camps constructed by the Nazi Germans to incarcerate Jews from across Europe. Visiting Terezin Concentration Camp makes an educational if unsettling day trip from Prague.
There’s enough to see and do in gorgeous Prague to keep travelers entertained for days. But beyond this architecturally stunning city lies even more beauty; the grandeur of the countryside of Bohemia, fairy-tale castles, horrific reminders of war, spas, and even a church decorated entirely by bones.
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.