Home to beautiful bridges, stunning cathedrals and gold-tipped towers, a holiday in Prague won't disappoint. Must-sees include the Old Town, home to the famed Astronomical Clock, the 14th Century Charles Bridge and the New Town's bustling Wenceslas Square. Prague Castle, which looms over the sweeping city below, is a popular tourist draw offering fantastic views while a trip to the area of Holešovice allows you to see the DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art during the day and the infamous Cross Club at night. Take a seat by the Vltava River and watch the world go by.
With low-cost carriers easyJet and Wizz Air offering direct flights to Prague from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton and London Stansted, it's possible to visit the city on even the tightest budget. You can also fly directly to the Czech capital from airports including Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, London Heathrow and Edinburgh with airlines Jet2, Ukraine Airways and British Airways. Direct fights to Prague take under two hours. If you don't mind flying indirectly, you'll have a greater choice of departure airports to choose from.
The gateway to your Prague holiday is Ruzyn International Airport which is located 20 kilometres to the north of the city centre. The most convenient way to get to your Prague hotel is by taxi although this is not the cheapest option. If you're on a budget, bus travel is very affordable and the airport is well served by a range of regular buses departing to destinations all over the city centre.
Prague is home to plenty of different types of accommodation from basic dorms to luxury five-star chain hotels. If you are on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Prague steer clear of accommodation on offer in the Old Town and head to the outlying suburbs. Just be sure to pick a destination that's served by the tram or metro! Although plentiful, hotels in Prague do book up quickly so it's a good idea to book in advance where possible.
Prague is a very walkable city and also home to an extensive and easy to use public transport system which operates 24 hours a day. While buses don't serve the historic centre, the trams and metro both do. Unless you think you'll make more than four trips a day, it won't save you any money purchasing the daily tickets on offer. If you plan on exploring the surrounding areas during a holiday in Prague, car hire in Prague is a good option. For the best deals be sure to book in advance.
If you're going to do a lot of sightseeing during your Prague holiday 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.
Updated 12th June 2013
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