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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

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

18 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Prague

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

15 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Danube Explorer with Prague - Budapest to Prague

1 sailing date June 2020
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Passau

Eastern Bloc with Magnificent Europe

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

Cruising the Legendary Rivers of Europe-NGC Expert

1 sailing date September 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris

National Geographic Cruise! NEW lowest prices plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

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Budapest

Cruising the Legendary Rivers of Europe-NGC Expert

1 sailing date September 2020
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam

National Geographic Cruise! NEW lowest prices plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

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Salzburg

Danube River and Prague-National Geographic Expert

1 sailing date June 2020
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague

National Geographic Cruise! NEW lowest prices plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

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Bamberg

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe

14 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Bratislava

Prague with Danube Explorer from Prague

2 sailing dates May 2021 to July 2021
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus €200 FREE to spend on-board! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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Budapest

The Blue Danube - Westbound

33 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Passau

Delightful Danube & Prague - Budapest to Nuremberg

23 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Budapest

The Legendary Danube With 2 Nights In Prgaue

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

Exclusive prices! Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,500 plus FREE private home pick-up service!

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Regensburg

Paris to Prague

3 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
20 Nights From Paris, France to , Prague
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Vienna

Prague to Paris

1 sailing date May 2020
20 Nights From Prague, to France , Paris
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Meissen

Berlin to Prague

12 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
8 Nights From Berlin, to Prague
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Berlin

Budapest to Berlin

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

BIG HOLIDAY PRICE DROP! Save up to £200 per couple plus FREE VIP door-to-door travel service!

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Passau

Prague with Danube Explorer - Prague to Budapest

3 sailing dates July 2020 to July 2021
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,200 per couple plus FREE drinks on-board! Book today and pay in full to save an EXTRA £500!

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Bamberg

Prague to Trier

2 sailing dates August 2020 to September 2020
10 Nights From Prague, to Frankfurt

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,200 per couple plus FREE drinks on-board! Book today and pay in full to save an EXTRA £500!

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Budapest

Classic Prague & Danube Delights from Prague

17 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
10 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus €200 FREE to spend on-board! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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Bratislava

Classic Prague & Danube Delights

7 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,200 per couple plus FREE drinks on-board! Book today and pay in full to save an EXTRA £500!

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