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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

Bratislava

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

2 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Prague

Elegant Elbe - Berlin to Prague

52 sailing dates September 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Berlin (Warnemuende), to Prague

French Balcony Special!

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Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

26 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

1 sailing date November 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

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Litomerice

Elegant Elbe - Prague To Berlin

51 sailing dates September 2019 to November 2020
9 Nights From Prague, to Berlin (Warnemuende)
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Prague

Delightful Danube & Prague - Budapest to Nuremberg

17 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague

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Nuremberg

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 FROM £2659pp
Paris

Paris to Berlin

5 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
23 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to , Berlin (Warnemuende)
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Rudesheim

Paris to Prague

23 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
20 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to , Prague
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Regensburg

Prague to Paris

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

Berlin to Prague

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

Berlin to Prague

3 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2019
8 Nights From Berlin (Warnemuende), to Prague
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Berlin

1 sailing date May 2020
20 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Berlin (Warnemuende)
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Budapest

Amsterdam to Berlin

5 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
20 Nights From Amsterdam, to Berlin (Warnemuende)
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Regensburg

Budapest to Berlin

3 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Berlin (Warnemuende)
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Budapest

Belgrade to Prague

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

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Prague

Prague to Belgrade

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

Blue Danube Revealed

8 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2689pp
Melk

Prague to Budapest

4 sailing dates March 2020 to July 2020
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

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