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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

Melk

Prague & Danube Explorer - Prague to Budapest

9 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Amsterdam

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date November 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Budapest

Prague with Christmas Markets on the Danube

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Amsterdam

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

7 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Bamberg

Prague with Christmas Markets of Europe

1 sailing date December 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Prague
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Regensburg

Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

7 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Bamberg

Splendours of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

17 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Prague
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Vienna

Christmas Markets with Prague

1 sailing date November 2021
18 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Nuremberg

Christmas & New Year with Prague

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Prague
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Paris

Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

1 sailing date November 2021
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Würzburg

Jewels of Europe with Bohemian Sojourn & Oberammer

3 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Munich
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Melk

Christmas & New Year

1 sailing date December 2021
18 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Prague
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Prague

Gems of the Danube with Prague -Budapest to Prague

1 sailing date October 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Prague
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Melk

Christmas Markets with Prague

2 sailing dates November 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Regensburg

Budapest To Prague

1 sailing date November 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Prague
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Passau

Gems of the Danube with Pragu - Prague to Budapest

6 sailing dates April 2022 to June 2022
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Linz

Gems of the Danube with Prague- Prague to Budapest

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Jewels of Europe with Prague - Prague to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Prague

Christmas Wonderland - Paris to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Bamberg

Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

1 sailing date November 2022
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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