If you're heading to the capital city of Prague during your holiday in the Czech Republic you won't want to miss seeing Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, Prague Castle and the Old Town. And if after all that sightseeing you're in need of refreshment, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from and you can party into the night at one of the many nightclubs. But the Czech Republic isn't just about Prague: cultural Brno, historic spa resort Karlovy Vary and riverside university town Olomouc to name just a few are all worth checking out during your stay.
Budget airlines Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 and Wizz Air all offer direct flights to the Czech Republic from the UK with the journey taking a mere two hours. Ryanair and Wizz Air fly from London Stansted and London Luton to Brno-Turany Airport, while the others fly to Prague Ruzyn International Airport from most of the UK's major airports.
Buses tend to be the quickest and the cheapest way of exploring the Czech Republic as they link all the major cities, towns and even serve smaller villages. While you can get on the train, it can sometimes take a lot longer than the bus and tends to cost more. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a car in Prague during your holiday to the Czech Republic.
While the Czech Republic isn't as cheap as it used to be, it still offers good value for money and it's pretty easy to find cheap hotels in the Czech Republic. If travelling during the peak season (April to October) it's advisable to book in advance as accommodation prices can almost double.
If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing during your holiday to the Czech Republic it may be worth getting one of the many tourist discount cards on offer. The Prague Pass, for example, offers free entry to various attractions and 72 hours worth of free travel on public transport - including the metro. Just be aware that some attractions listed might actually be free to see anyway, so make sure you find the discount card that suits your needs and will actually save you money.
Beer is big business in the Czech Republic - the average person consumes 160 litres a year there! And it's the place where modern day beer as we know it was born. Make sure you sample Svijany and Dobřanská Hvězda during your holiday in the Czech Republic, both of which will be served on tap. And don't worry about it breaking the bank, as long as you stay away from high-end looking bars, beer is very affordable.
Updated 15th May 2013
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