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About Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic and one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, Prague offers a wealth of architectural and historic attractions and is one of the most rewarding cities in Europe to experience. Throughout its long history, it’s been the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, part of the Habsburg Empire and has had a prominent role in several major conflicts. In contrast, the altogether more peaceful Velvet Revolution in 1989 marked the dawn of a non-Communist future and an influx of tourist visitors. Though it lies far from either, Prague is included on a number of river cruise itineraries which explore the Main and the Danube rivers, with an overnight stay usually included. You’ll no doubt be glad of this, as the city’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rich in cultural attractions.

Exploring Prague

Prague’s Old Town is the place to go if you want to experience the city’s 13th-century charm. The expansive square is always alive with numerous market stalls, craft displays and cafes vying for your attention. It’s a great place to pick up a souvenir and soak up the atmosphere and also where you’ll find such architectural treasures as the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. The former is an incredible piece of Gothic architecture which dominates the square, while the latter is always popular with visitors, as the clock’s animated mechanical figures emerge from the clock on the hour to the delight of the assembled crowds below. The Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn is another key Old Town landmark and you won’t fail to miss its distinctive black spires as soon as you enter the square. 

Leave the Old Town across the Vltava River, which joins the Elbe further south, and visit the home of one of Europe’s finest faith buildings in the form of the soaring St Vitus Cathedral, which is part of the Prague Castle complex and visible from anywhere in the city. Though the square it sits on is pretty large, you’ll struggle to fit its façade in the frame if you’re taking a photo, which should give you an impression of how big it is. The view from the south tower is certainly worth the 297-step climb but there are plenty of wonders to behold inside too, including some hugely detailed stained glass windows and an incredible mosaic of the Last Judgement.

If St Vitus Cathedral was where Czech kings-past were both crowned and laid to rest, Prague Castle itself was where they ruled from, throughout hundreds of years of the city’s history. Though it’s now home to the presidential offices, other attractions in the castle complex include some beautiful terraced gardens and courtyards to explore.

Prague tips

Your cruise excursion leader will no doubt be wise to this but be sure to get there early to see the Astronomical Clock in action if you’re exploring the Old Town on your own. Beer is a big deal in Prague and if you want to try a local brew, Staropramen is a popular choice.

Prague Itineraries

Prague

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

10 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2219pp
Passau

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

3 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
Tauck logo FROM £5489pp
Berlin

Elegant Elbe - Berlin to Prague

81 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Vienna

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

28 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £4799pp
Regensburg

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

27 sailing dates May 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1989pp
Torgau

Elegant Elbe - Prague To Berlin

82 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Prague, to Berlin
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Budapest

Delightful Danube & Prague - Budapest to Nuremberg

23 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Passau

The Legendary Danube With 2 Nights In Prgaue

23 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo CALL
Regensburg

Paris to Berlin

5 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
23 Nights From Paris, France to , Berlin
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Bamberg

Paris to Prague

23 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Melk

Prague to Paris

12 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
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Berlin

Berlin to Prague

1 sailing date October 2019
8 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Berlin

Berlin to Prague

11 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
8 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
CroisiEurope logo FROM £2199pp
Vienna

Amsterdam to Berlin

1 sailing date May 2020
20 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Berlin
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Rudesheim

Amsterdam to Berlin

4 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
20 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Berlin
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Passau

Budapest to Berlin

3 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Berlin
Saga Group logo FROM £2139pp
Vienna

Belgrade to Prague

1 sailing date August 2019
10 Nights From Belgrade, to Prague

Book a Balcony Suite from £2,119pp

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2019pp
Vienna

Prague to Belgrade

1 sailing date July 2019
10 Nights From Prague, to Belgrade
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2029pp
Passau

Blue Danube Revealed

25 sailing dates May 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2039pp
Passau

Prague to Budapest

4 sailing dates March 2020 to July 2020
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1849pp

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