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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

Passau

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
9 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2129pp
Budapest

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

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

Elegant Elbe - Berlin to Prague

95 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Berlin, to Prague, Czech Republic
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Prague

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

9 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £4729pp
Vienna

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

28 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1989pp
Meissen

Elegant Elbe - Prague To Berlin

92 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Berlin
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Passau

Blue Danube Revealed

28 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2019pp
Prague

Prague to Budapest

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

Budapest to Prague

3 sailing dates June 2020 to July 2020
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1849pp
Prague

Prague to Trier

2 sailing dates August 2020 to September 2020
10 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Frankfurt
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2249pp
Bratislava

Classic Prague & Danube Delights

18 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1949pp
Bratislava

Classic Prague & Danube Delights

14 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2020
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1759pp
Bratislava

From the Danube Delta to Prague from Bucharest

5 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Prague, Czech Republic
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4589pp
Passau

Danube Christmas Markets with Prague

1 sailing date November 2020
10 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Melk

Danube Christmas Markets with Prague

2 sailing dates November 2020 to December 2020
10 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3029pp
Bamberg

Jewels of Europe with Prague

13 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Fly From UK, to Prague, Czech Republic
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4399pp
Nuremberg

21 Day Magnificent Europe Prague to London 2019

1 sailing date November 2019
29 Nights From Prague, to United Kingdom , London
APT Cruising logo CALL
Meissen

Poland, Prague and the Magic of Saxony

1 sailing date May 2019
11 Nights From Dessau, Germany to , Krakow
Saga Group logo FROM £2219pp
Budapest

Gems of the Danube with Prague

2 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2559pp
Budapest

From the Danube Delta to Prague

4 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Prague, Czech Republic
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4469pp

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