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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 Christmas Markets

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

Prague to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Vienna

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Prague

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

14 Day Balkan Gems with Prague & Bucharest

1 sailing date
13 Nights From , to
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Bratislava

Prague to Budapest with Christmas Time

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

Prague To Budapest

1 sailing date November 2021
6 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Christmas Time on the Danube Budapest To Prague

1 sailing date November 2021
6 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Vienna

Danube Explorer with Prague from Budapest

1 sailing date July 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2659pp
Prague

Paris to Prague

9 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
20 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
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Miltenberg

Jewels of Europe with Prague & Paris

7 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £6279pp
Vienna

Delightful Danube - Budapest to Prague

23 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2022
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Prague

Prague to Vienna

18 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
9 Nights From Prague, to Austria , Vienna
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3799pp
Melk

Historic Cities of Europe: Budapest to Berlin

1 sailing date September 2021
12 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Berlin
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Prague

The Grand Cruise of the Elbe to Hamburg

1 sailing date April 2021
12 Nights From Prague, to Hamburg
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Esztergom

Prague And The Beautiful Blue Danube

1 sailing date July 2021
7 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

2 sailing dates
11 Nights From , to
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Budapest

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

2 sailing dates
11 Nights From , to
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Meissen

Grand Cruise of the Elbe

1 sailing date April 2021
11 Nights From Hamburg, to Prague
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Vienna

Flowers on Parade

3 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Dürnstein

Eastern Bloc with Magnificent Europe

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
25 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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