Guide to Prague Vacations
Most Prague vacations vary in length, but the essential
basics remain the same. Aside from the sights, you have to
get here and find the right hotel or rental.
So, let's not complicate things. This page provides some
basic info, suggestions for vacation packages, hotels and
how to save money.
So, set aside Prague Castle for now, and let's get to the
If you still have questions after browsing here, please contact us.
Vacation Packages and Hotels
Have you researched a flight and hotel package?
Booking a vacation package is one of the most beneficial ways to visit
Prague. You get a cheap flight and hotel deal in one.
And most vacation packages are set up with first class,
recommended hotels - right in central Prague.
You might consider a couple of things before booking a
- Book early - vacation deals can be
had, but the earlier the better especially for key dates
like New Years, Christmas and Easter.
- Search, but don't
wait - if you find something you like, go with
your gut instead of waiting for the price to go up.
- Airlines and hotels
- check with airlines directly for package deals with
Save Money on Prague Vacations
Aside from flying to Europe, traveling doesn't always
have to be expensive. Actually a family vacation to Prague
can be cheaper than visiting most other capital cities in
central and western Europe.
Not only is sightseeing cheaper here, but smaller
purchases, gifts and food are much cheaper than cities
like Paris or London for sure. But, really, the key is to
Here are a few ways to keep your Prague vacations cheap
- Apartment Rentals - Prague has a
wonderful selection of vacation rentals and apartments
by owner that will save you a significant amount of
money. Go ahead and compare
an apartment to rent with the cost of a hotel for
a family of four and the savings add up quickly. Plus
you have the luxury of your own kitchen.
Plan to Eat Cheap and Local - Of
course eating in your apartment rental will save
money, but it's not always convenient when you're out
and about. So, carefully choose your restaurant.
Obvious right? But, the key is to find a restaurant
before you travel to Prague.
Cheap restaurants aren't always easy to in the
shuffle of Old Town, so make a list of restaurants - according
to sights. For example, find a cheap
restaurant in Mala Strana, Old Town and near Wenceslas
Square so you're prepared when hunger strikes
mid-sightseeing these sights.
- Areas to Stay - It's easy to save
money with accommodation outside the main
tourist-oriented areas of Prague. Hotels are definitely
cheaper, but so
are restaurants, shopping, basic needs and food. So,
plan to do your shopping and meals (breakfast and
dinner) near your hotel or apartment that's NOT in Old
Town. For example, areas like Dejvice and Smichov are much cheaper.
Cheap Things to Do - Prague isn't
always cheap, but here are 5 THINGS...
1. Climb one of Prague's towers
for a beautiful memory. 2. Rent a
paddle boat for the family and cruise the Vltava for
an hour. 3. Visit a garden or park,
Wallenstein Garden and Petrin are free. 4.
Museums generally offer one free day a month or
reduced entrance fees for particular hours. 5.
Grab a free tour from Old Town Square and just tip the
guide at the end.
Basic Info About Prague
Ok, sometimes we all need some basic information. This
especially goes for planning Prague vacations of any
length. We want you to be prepared, not negatively
- 3 - 4 Days.
Please give our city a few days. You'll kick yourself if
you plan for anything less than 3 days. Honestly.
- No Euros! We
don't use euros. Czech
currency is all about Czech koruna (crowns).
- Walk, walk, walk. Prague is tightly bound, so plan to
walk or use the metro system. You will not need a car
- We use 220V
electricity. If you're coming from the US
you'll need an electric adapter (and maybe a
transformer). More info here.
- Where is Prague? It's in Czech Republic, not
- Central European
Time. We are 6 hours ahead of New York and
share the same time as Paris, Berlin, Rome and Vienna.
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