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Tickets: 250 CZK/adult, children free up to 12 years
Frequency: 30-40 minutes
Starting: Stare Mesto/Town Square
PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING TOUR (sightseeing by bus)
Schedule: Informative Prague: 11:00, 13:30, Grand City Tour: 9:30, 14:00
Informative Prague: 450 CZK/adult, 310 CZK/child,
Grand City Tour: 730 CZK/adult, 380 CZK/child
Starting: Namesti Republiky
CRUISE-PRAGUE (sightseeing by boat)
Cruise + lunch + music (12:00-14:00): 690 CZK/adult
Cruise + dinner (19:00-22:00): 790 CZK/adult, 500 CZK/child
Cruise + live jazz (20:30-23:00): 590 CZK/adult
Disco boat (May-September, 23:30-02:00): 100 CZK/adult
Cruise + lunch + music: 15 March-October daily, November-14 March Friday-Sunday
Cruise + dinner and Cruise + live jazz: daily
Starting: Dvorakovo nabrezi/Cechuv bridge
Price: 490 CZK/person
Schedule: May-September 11:30, 14:30, 17:30
Rates: 300 CZK/2 hours, 50 CZK/every additional hour, 650 CZK/day
Themes: Grand walk, Prague castle, Communism Walk, Pubs of the Old Town, Ghost tour, Jewish Quarter and Franz Kafka etc.
Opening hours: inside - April-October 9:00-18:00, November-March 9:00-16:00,
outside - April-October 5:00-24:00, November-March 6:00-23:00
Prague Castle long tour - Old Royal Palace, "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Convent of St. George, National Gallery, Golden Lane, Daliborka Tower, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Powder Tower: 350 CZK/adult, 175 CZK/child
Prague Castle short tour - Old Royal Palace, "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, Daliborka Tower, Powder Tower: 250 CZK/adult, 125 CZK/child
"The Story of Prague Castle": 140 CZK/adult, 70 CZK/child
Prague Castle Picture Gallery: 150 CZK/adult 80 CZK/child
Powder Tower: 70 CZK/adult, 40 CZK/child
Getting there: Tram Nr. 22, 23: Prazsky hrad vagy Pohorelec
The Prague Castle, an ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 square metres. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century.
PRAZSKY ORLOJ (Astronomical Clock)
Opening hours: Monday 11:00-18:00, Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-18:00
Tickets (lift in the tower): 60 CZK/adult, 40 CZK/child
Getting there: Metro A - Staromestska /Namesti Republiky
The Prague Astronomical Clock is a medieval astronomical clock and mounted on the southern wall of Prague Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square. The Orloj is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-12:15 and 13:00-16:30, Monday closed
Tickets: 110 CZK/adult, 90 CZK/child
Getting there: Tram Nr. 22, 23 - Pohorelec
The beautiful Loreta is an important pilgrimage site commissioned by Baroness Beligna Katherina von Lobkowicz in 1626. The remarkable place consisting of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, a Holy Hut and clock tower with a world famous chime that has been situated in Prague Hradčany for more than 300 years. Not to be missed is the 'Prague Sun' and its 6000 plus diamonds in the Treasury, and the 27-bell carillon playing on the hour in the entrance.
Opening hours: November-March 9:30-17:00, April-October 9:30-18:00
Vysehrad Gallery: 20 CZK The Brick Gate: 20 CZK, free for children up to 6 years old
Casemate (including guide) 50 CZK free for children up to 6 years old
Getting there: Metro C - Vysehrad
Vysehrad is a castle located in the Czech Republic, built in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River. The Vysehrad complex covers a large area, with several interesting parts to explore. The two dominant spires seen from all around belong to the SS Peter and Paul Church. The impressive interior of the church has been restored and is open to visitors. Many of Prague's great artists, scribes, musicians and politicians lie buried in the cemetery adjacent to the church. Most notable are the graves of Dvorak, Smetana and Mucha.
Opening hours: March-December 10:00-18:00, January-February 11:00-17:00
Tickets: 120 CZK/adult, 60 CZK/child
Getting there: Metro A - Malostranska
The Kafka Museum exhibition covers the life and works of the famous Prague writer and presents the unique influence that Kafka had on this city, both personally and as a writer.
Opening hours: November-March 10:00-17:00, April 10:00-19:00, May-September 10:00-22:00, October 10:00-18:00
Tickets: 70 CZK/adult, 50 CZK/child
Getting there: Tram Nr. 6, 9, 12, 22, 23 - Újezd (than funicular Petrín)
The Petřínská rozhledna (Petřín lookout tower) is a 60 metre high steel framework tower in Prague, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is actually at a higher altitude than that of the Eiffel Tower. The view is magnificent and well worth the 299 step climb to reach the viewing platform. On a clear day it is possible to see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Snezka, which is 150km from the tower.
ZIZKOVSKÁ TV VEZ (93 m high view for Prague)
Opening hours: 10:00-23:30
Tickets: 150 CZK/adult, 60 CZK/child
Getting there: Metro A - Jiriho z Podebrad or Tram Nr. 9 - Lipanska
Zizkov Tower is a TV transmitter (258 m above sea level) with a lookout terrace and a restaurant. From the height of 93 m it is possible to view the capital Prague and the major part of Bohemia. On a clear day you can see as far as 100 km.
Show time: 20:00-22:30
Tickets: 560 CZK/person
Show + unlimited drinks: 660 CZK/person
Show + dinner + unlimited drinks + return transfer: 1050 CZK/person
Getting there: Tram Nr. 12, 14, 20 - Hlubocepy
Czech folklore show and dinner is an unforgettable experience. The wonderful ensemble of dancers and musicians dressed in traditional clothing will entertain, excite, and amuse you during two and half hours of performance. You are more than welcome to take an active part in learning the Czech songs, dances, and games. A traditional dinner will be served with unlimited drinks.
Getting there: Bus from Prague Florenc station to Karlovy Vary - 142 km, 3 hours - 240 CZK/return
Karlovy Vary prides itself in its colonnades. They were built in the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century and there are five of them. Probably the most beautiful is the Mill Colonnade in the Neo-Renaissance style. It is 132 meters long, 13 meters wide and has 124 columns. It stretches over five hot springs. The Hot Spring Colonnade is where you can not only drink the curative waters of the Vřídlo (literally "Hot Spring", temperature 73°C/163°F), the best-known of the springs and symbol of Karlovy Vary, but also admire the 14-meter high fountain that constantly springs up from the Vřídlo in the covered hallway of the colonnade.
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00
Tickets: 100 CZK/adult, 50 CZK/child
Getting there: walk from train station
Karlovy Vary produces a popular herbal liquor called Becherovka (sometimes also referred to as "the 14th spring"). This bittersweet classic among Czech liquors is based on a secret recipe, which was first put together by Jan Becher in a Karlovy Vary pharmacy (now the Jan Becher Museum) in 1807 and which, it is said, is only known to two people today. Visit the Jan Becher Museum to take a tour of the Becherovka distillery and original cellars, to taste the centuries old liquor right where it's made.
Getting there: Train Prague Hlavni Nadrazi station to Karlstejn - 35 km, 40 minutes - 98 CZK/return
Opening hours: November-March, Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-15:00, April-October Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-16:00, May-June and September, Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-17:00, July-August, Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-18:00, Monday closed (lunch break May-September 12:00-12:30, October-April 12:00-13:00)
Tickets: 250 CZK/adult, 150 CZK/child
Getting there: 2 km walk from train station
Karlštejn Castle is a large Gothic castle founded 1348 AD by Charles IV. The castle served as a place for safekeeping the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian coronation jewels, holy relics and other royal treasures. Located about 30 km southwest of Prague above the village named Karlštejn, it is one of the most famous and most frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic. Individual buildings of the castle are situated at different height levels expressing their importance. Dominating on the hilltop is the 60m high and separately fortified Great tower built upon massive walls that houses the Chapel of the Holy Cross. From there one can step down to the Marian tower, the five-storied Imperial palace and come to the Well tower and Burgrave's palace located at the lowest level.
Getting there: Bus from Prague Florenc station to Telc - 150 km, 3 hours - 68 CZK/return
Guided tours: April-October 9:00-16:00, May-September 9:00-17:00, November-March closed
(last admission 1 hour before closing, lunch 11:45-13:00)
Tickets: 200 CZK/adult, 160 CZK/child
Getting there: 1 km walk from train station
The Telc Castle ranks among the gems of Moravian Renaissance architecture. Its attractiveness is enhanced by the very sensitive approach of the owners to its heritage, thus the original interiors have been preserved in very good condition. Many of them are representative examples of the influence of Italian art on our territory and of its variations in the area north of the Alps.
Getting there: Train Prague Hlavni Nadrazi station to Tábor - 105 km, 1,5 hours - 268 CZK/return
Opening hours: 8:30-17:00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Husitské Museum: 60 CZK/adult, 30 CZK/child
Hewn-Stone Cellars: 40 CZK/adult, 20 CZK/child
Getting there: 15 minutes walk from train station
The Hussite Museum in Tabor is amongst the larger museums in the country, and it is one of the most visited museums in the Czech Republic. The Museum has in its collections more than half a million items, many of which are of international significance covering the areas of humanities and natural science, and publishes periodicum Husitský Tábor. The "Hussites" exhibition in the Old Municipal House in Tábor is closed because of the reconstruction works on the new exhibition (opening in June 2010). The Underground Cellars are still open and it will be available by the next entrance to the house (No. 23).
Getting there: Bus from Prague Opatov station to Velké Popovice - 25 km, 1 hour - 40 CZK/return
Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
Duration: 1,5 hour
Tickets (with beer tasting): 60 CZK/adult, 30 CZK/child
Getting there: 15 minutes walk from train station
Who knows whether František Ringhoffer was able to foresee the success Kozel beer would achieve and which it continues to confirm and enhance, when he founded the brewery more than 130 years ago. Velké Popovice brewery tour include visiting brewery courtyard (the brewery past and present), new brewhouse (primary ingredients, the brewing process, description of beer fermentation), storage cellar, packaging hall (bottle and cask filling), live mascot (the goat Olda), original brewhouse of 1928 and tasting of VPK beer.
Getting there: Train from Prague Hlavni Nadrazi station Plzen - 115 km, 1,5 hours - 294 CZK/return
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 (last admission 1 hour before closing)
Duration: 1,5 hour
Tickets (with beer tasting): 150 CZK/person
Getting there: walk from train station beside Radbuza River
In the mid-nineteenth century the Pilsen brewery instituted a revolution in brewing. For the first time in history beer was produced as we know it today - the bitterish beverage with a golden tinge and snow-white head. Today, the brewery is a lively and dynamic place linking the traditional production process of Pilsner Urquell beer with the most modern brewing technologies. The brewery tour includes visiting the Visitor Centre, the modern packaging plant, the New Pilsner Urquell exhibition, Brewhouse, the Hall of Fame and tasting in cellars.
Getting there: Bus from Prague Florenc station to Terezin - 60 km, 1 hour - 144 CZK/return
Small Fortress: November-March 8:00-16:30, April-October 8:00-18:00
Ghetto Museum and Magdeburg Barracks: November-March 9:00-17:30, April-October 9:00-18:00
Crematorium: November-March Sunday-Friday 10:00-16:00, April-October Sunday-Friday 10:00-18:00
Columbarium, Ceremonial Halls and Central Morgue: November-March 9:00-17:00, April-October 9:00-18:00
Prayer room from the time of the Terezín ghetto: November-March 9:00-17:30, April-October 9:00-18:00
Tickets: 200 CZK/adult, 150 CZK/child
Getting there: 15 minutes walk from train station
The key mission of the Terezin Memorial, the only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic, is to commemorate the victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution during the occupation of the Czech lands in World War II, to promote museum, research and educational activities, and look after the memorial sites connected with the suffering and death of dozens of thousands of victims of violence.
Getting there: Train Prague Hlavni Nadrazi station to Kutna Hora - 75 km, 1 hour 20 minutes -
During the Middle Ages, profits from the Kutná Hora silver mines brought fame to the lands of the Czech Crown, and Kutná Hora became the richest and most powerful town in the Czech lands. At the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries, Kutná Hora became the seat of King Václav IV. The Church of St Barbara, a jewel of the late Gothic period, and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was restored in line with the Baroque taste of the early 18th century, were to influence the architecture of central Europe. These masterpieces today form part of a well-preserved medieval urban fabric with some particularly fine private dwellings.
Getting there: Bus from Prague Florenc station to Cesky Krumlov - 160 km, 3 hours - 304 CZK/return
Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia. Like Prague, the town is situated on the Vltava River and is full of Baroque buildings housing cafes and bars, features a spectacular castle (the second largest in the Czech Republic), and an old-town square. The town's appearance is little changed since the 18th century and the buildings have been well maintained and restored. In 1992 Cesky Krumlov was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.