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One only has to stand for a moment on Charles Bridge to embrace the happy vibe that Prague emanates. The aristocratic beauty of the Hradceny Castle District gives way to the old world charm of Mala Strana and the 13th century, “New Town”. Take a step deeper into Prague’s rambling history with our Exeter International Extraordinary Experience that takes you into the depths of the Strahov Monastery’s Library. Ancient manuscripts and priceless objets d’art are on display as you walk around in wonder.
Prague has a vibrant performing arts tradition and there are two annual music festivals that take place each Spring and Autumn. From the National Theater to the Estates Theater and even the Marionette Puppet Shows, the Czechs have a long-standing tradition of the performing arts. Cobble stoned streets, cafes, street artists and musicians, and tiny boutiques selling everything from Marionette puppets to Czech fashion designers, make Prague a delightful city to explore. Exeter International’s expert guides will help you reveal the best of what the city has to offer.
For custom luxury travel and tours to Prague and Czech Republic, please contact one of our travel experts, or read on below for more information about where to go and when, along with our Insider's Guide.
The Czech Republic has a continental climate. High summer (July and August) can be hot and more crowded than usual. April to June and September to October are ideal times to visit for good weather. Blossoms in the spring and fall foliage in the autumn months, make these months extra beautiful.
The Prague Spring Festival is now in its 8th decade, and is a popular time to visit for performing arts, particularly symphony orchestras. However, there are cultural events on each month of the year and you will never be at a loss for musical performances, whenever you go.
One of the increasingly popular times to travel to the Czech Republic is in November for the Christmas Markets. Mulled wine and spiced gingerbread keep the cold away.
In Prague, explore the labyrinths of cobblestone streets lined with architecture from all of Europe’s great eras and enjoy the delicacies of local cuisine. The city of thousand spires and dozens of bridges fills your days with amazing sites and your nights with endless flow of culture. With concerts at churches and jazz clubs in addition to the city’s three major theaters, the music never stops.
A visit to the Strahov Monastery for a behind the ropes experience is not to be missed! For those with children, journey outside of Prague to a family’s farm where you’ll learn about their history, their daily lives and enjoy the animals, lunch and the calming ambience.
Our team of travel experts can customize a unique program for you for travel in the Czech Republic based on your exact preferences and interests.
Before you embark your River cruise, spend a few days in one of the cities close by. Prague is a wonderful place to visit before or after any cruise. Located right in the heart of Europe, the main cruise ports are just a short journey away. A three night stay at one of the city’s luxury hotels may be the perfect start or end to your cruise experience. Stroll across Charles Bridge through Prague’s beautiful Old Town or explore the medieval Strahov Monastery where you can enjoy our VIP tour of its famous library.
For anyone that has a deep interest in the Holocaust, a visit to the former Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt. The buildings of the camp originally served as barracks for Austrian soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries, before being used by the Nazis as a concentration camp.
The Nazis used the town in an attempt to influence international opinion; they tried to create the image of a “spa town” – renaming the streets, painting buildings, establishing stores and parks. The Ghetto Museum tells the tragic story of this town.
Health and schedule permitting, a holocaust survivor will join you for your tour of Theresienstadt. This amazing survivor will give you insight into life in the camp and the struggle for survival. Read a detailed account of such a meeting here.
If you wish to experience real local flavor, venture to one of the Hospodas for a beer and pork or duck with dumplings. Czech beer is world-famous and the locals proudly admit to drinking it more than water. The top brands are Budvar (the original Budweiser), Pilsner Urquell or Gambrinus but even the innumerable smaller producers offer high quality options. Most restaurants offer an extensive wine list with great bottles from just about everywhere. Czech wine is also popular among the locals and although not as widely known in Europe, wines from Southern Moravia can be excellent. The rule here is to choose wisely and usually go for the more expensive options.majority of customers are Russian and this is a wonderful place to enjoy excellent food, a superlative view and people watch, all at the same time.
A beautiful piece of Bohemian blown glass is a wonderful piece of art that you can take home with you as a reminder of your trip. We recommend the Manto Gallery, each piece uniquely designed by artist and gallery owner Tony Manto.
Prague combines well with Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. Talk to us about the best option for you. Road connections between the Central European capitals are excellent, or we can arrange for a private car and driver. For the ultimate independence you can choose to self-drive, and we will arrange for you to meet your guides in each destination. Alternatively, you may choose to take trains between the various cities.