DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic [With Suggested Tours]

By Lyza Paloma August 26th, 2015 Posted in Destination, DIY Travel, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 2 Comments

Do you want to travel to Prague, Czech Republic? Here’s our DIY Travel Guide to Prague, with suggested tours.

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Praha for the locals, is the capital of the Czech Republic. The Historic Center of Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. With cobbled streets and buildings with medieval architecture, you will feel like in another era. This fantastic capital is also considered one of the most affordable to travel to. So, read our guide for our recommendations on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.

Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic

1. Discover the Prague Castle

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic
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The first on our travel guide to Prague is the largest ancient castle, as per Guinness Book of Records, the Prague Castle. Built-in the 9th century, this castle is the office of Czechia’s President. Located within it is also a gorgeous Gothic Cathedral, the Vitus Cathedral. One can climb up a 250-step staircase and check the view of Prague.

Suggested Tour: 1-Hour tour of Prague Castle with Fast-GET Admission Ticket

2. Appreciate Architecture

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic
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The historic center of Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its architectural and cultural influence. They have been built between the 11th to 18th centuries. Most were made in the 14th century due to Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor. So, you could check out the architectural styles which are Gothic and High Baroque Styles.

Aside from the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, check out the gorgeous Gothic Charles Bridge, Hradčany Square, Holy Rood’s Romanesque Rotunda, St. James Church, and Jewish Synagogue.

Suggested Tour: Prague Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

3. Go Inside the Dancing House

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic
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Amidst the century-old buildings, there’s also modern architecture; the most prominent one is the Dancing House. The building was made because the original house was destroyed due to bombing. Its style is said to be “deconstructivist.” You can go inside, see the art gallery, or check-in at the hotel.

Suggested Tour: Prague Dancing House Gallery and Rooftop Entrance

4. Cruise along Vltava River

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic
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Tired of walking along with Prague? Try cruising along the Vlatava river, the longest in Czechia. The river runs along 18 bridges in Prague including the iconic Charles Bridge. So book a cruise as it’s a popular way to see this breathtaking city.

Suggested Tour: Prague 1.5-Hour River Boat Cruise

5. Go up the Petrin Tower

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic
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Hike the Petrin Hill and go up the Petrin Lookout Tower. This Eiffel-Tower looking tower is one of the top things to do in Prague. You can see a fantastic 360-degree view of the city on the Observation Deck of the tower. Also, the hill and the park surrounding the tower is a perfect place to relax for your trip.

Suggested Tour: Petrin Lookout Tower

 

Where to stay in Prague, Czech Republic

Budget Hotel

Hotel Florenc

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic

Located within 100 m from the Florenc metro, tram, and bus stop, Hotel Florenc enjoys a central location in Prague. The entire hotel underwent complete renovations in 2016. All rooms at the Florenc hotel come provided with flat-screen satellite TV, air-conditioning, and a safety deposit box. Each unit also contains a private bathroom with a shower, and free toiletries are provided. Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast.

Price: Starts at USD 34 for a Double Room

Mid-Range Hotel

Hotel Aura Design & Garden Pool

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic

Aura Hotel is located in a peaceful area of Prague 9 – Čakovice. It offers a hot tub and a heated swimming pool and a spacious garden with a terrace and barbecue facilities. The rooms come with a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box, and a phone. One room is barrier-free and features a specially adapted bathroom.

Price: Starts at USD 62 for a Double Room

Luxury Hotel

The Grand Mark Prague

DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic

The Grand Mark Prague – The Leading Hotels of the World presents an unforgettable combination of tradition and modern design throughout the hotel. It features spacious, well-furnished rooms in the Golden City, most of which feature a separate living room with a full kitchenette and a seating area, a large bathroom with heated floors, and beautiful garden or street views.

Price: Start at USD 248 per night for a Superior Room

Where to Eat in Prague, Czech Republic

Krcma

Address: Kostecna 925/4, Stare Mesto

Located in downtown Prague is a restaurant that has a medieval feel. Krcma offers delicious Czech Republic dishes at affordable prices. You will enjoy this restaurant as it’s cozy. Don’t also forget to enjoy their goulash and beer.

La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise

Address: Hastalska 753/18

One of the best restaurants in our travel guide to Prague is La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise. They serve tasty and delicious dinners. You will need to choose how many courses to enjoy on your tasting menu. Have a memorable experience in this Michelin starred restaurant?

Kantyna

Address: Politickych veznu 5

One of the best steakhouse capital is Kantyna. You will not only love the food but also the interior design on the restaurant is impressive. Enjoy your “Meat Experience” in this place. Don’t forget to try the carpaccio and steak!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.​

 

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2 thoughts on “DIY Travel Guide to Prague, Czech Republic [With Suggested Tours]

  1. What a wonderful city! I was in Prague last week for three days and to make the best out of my time, I decided to go for a private tour – something I have never done before.

  2. We absolutely LOVED Prague! We went basically everywhere that you mentioned. Though we did go to a few places that are more kid friendly. We did lots of mirror mazes and we went to the Palladium Mall (we went there both times we went there). Prague is certainly the “Paris of the East”. Gorgeous city!

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.

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