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Welcome to Czech Republic

The Czech Republic brings together impressive natural landscapes, a complex history, and arguably the best beer in the world to create a country that's finally being properly recognized by international travelers as a top European destination. Prague, the capital, is a Gothic fairy tale guaranteed to enamor the wandering explorer. Highlights include Charles Bridge (Karluv Most), Prague Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti), and the Castle District (Hradcany), best seen on a beer-bike or Segway tour, or from above during a hot-air balloon ride. In the evening, a cruise on Vltava River, a Mozart recital, or a beer tasting in the Bohemia neighborhood reveal a different side to the city. Outside of Prague lie the medieval towns of Kutná Hora—home to the must-see Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with the bones of thousands of people—and Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site just waiting to be explored on a day trip from the capital city. Former capital Brno and the spa town Karlovy Vary, with its famous thermal baths, will appeal to history buffs and relaxation seekers alike. For beer lovers, brewery tours in Pilsen are a top draw; while for outdoor adventurers, the Saxon Switzerland National Park is rife with hiking, climbing, and cycling opportunities. Plus, the Czech Republic's prime location in central Europe—embraced by countries such as Slovakia, Poland, Germany, and Austria—make it an ideal launchpad for exploring the rest of the continent.

Top 15 attractions in Czech Republic

Prague Castle (Prazský Hrad)

Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.More

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Forming a grand walkway between Prague Old Town, and the Lesser Town and Castle District, the 15th-century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is one of the city’s most striking landmarks. The magnificent Gothic bridge features 16 stone arches, two watchtowers, and 30 blackened baroque statues depicting various saints.More

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj)

One of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions, the Astronomical Clock (Prazský Orloj) was built in the 15th century and is a mechanical marvel. Found on the south side of Prague’s imposing town hall in Old Town Square (Staromestske namestí), visitors line up in their hundreds to see the display as the clock strikes the hour.More

Powder Tower (Prasná Brána)

The Powder Tower (Prasná Brána) is one of Prague’s last remaining city gates. It once formed part of the defensive walls that surrounded the city and was one of 13 gates that allowed people to pass in and out of the center. Visit to climb to the top of the tower and enjoy views over the surrounding area.More

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague’s Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is the historic heart and navigational center of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. A feast of architectural wonders, the medieval square is ringed with grandiose Romanesque, baroque, and Gothic style buildings, including some of Prague’s most photographed monuments.More

St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Vita)

With twin Gothic towers visible across the city, St. Vitus Cathedral at the heart of the castle complex is one of Prague’s most recognizable landmarks. It took almost 600 years to complete and is a must-visit for tourists who come to marvel at the architecture and stunning stained-glass windows.More

Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti)

Wenceslas Square (Václavské Námesti), one of Prague’s largest public squares, is actually more of a boulevard. Wide and tree-lined with sidewalk cafes and stylish boutiques, it feels modern and cosmopolitan. The square is bursting with history—from its intricate art nouveau buildings to its poignant memorial to the victims of Soviet occupation.More

Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster)

Located close to Prague castle, Strahov Monastery (Strahovský Kláster) has been home to a community of monks since the 12th century. The monastery is one of the most important landmarks in the Czech Republic and is famous for its historic library, which contains countless volumes, including over 3,000 original manuscripts.More

Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Close to Prague Castle and the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, Mala Strana—the Lesser Quarter in English—is one of Prague’s most historic neighborhoods. As a royal town, it was home to some of the city’s wealthiest residents, and many grand palaces and ornate baroque buildings remain today.More

Dancing House (Tancici Dum)

In a city known for its baroque, Gothic, and Art Nouveau architecture, Prague’s postmodern Dancing House (Tancící Dum) stands out for displaying none of these architectural styles. The curvaceous, concrete, metal, and glass building was designed by the architectural duo of Czech-Croatian Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American Frank Gehry (of Guggenheim Bilbao fame) and completed in 1996.More

Prague Old Town (Staré Mesto)

The heart of ancient Prague, Old Town—or Staré Město in Czech—is one of the city’s most visited areas, home to sites such as the astronomical clock and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. It’s also a popular starting point for walking tours of the city. Many visitors spend at least half a day exploring the many treasures of Staré Město.More

John Lennon Wall

Starting life as a tribute to musical icon and peace activist John Lennon after his untimely death in 1980, Prague’s John Lennon Wall quickly became a symbol of peace and free speech for young Czechs angry and disillusioned with the country’s communist regime—much western pop music was banned under the regime, and some Czech musicians were even imprisoned for playing it.More

Petrin Tower (Petrínská Rozhledna)

Built in 1891 for the Czech Tourist Club’s General Land Centennial Exhibition, Petrin Tower (Petrínská Rozhledna) resembles a mini Eiffel Tower perched atop Petrin Hill. The highest point in Prague, with panoramic views, the landmark is popular with tourists who brave the 299 steps to get a bird’s-eye view of the city.More

Historical Building of the National Museum

Located at the top of Wenceslas Square, Prague’s National Museum is home to a wide range of different collections, from natural history to music. Opened in 1891, the museum counts an incredible 14 million items in its collection, which are separated by theme.More


The late-19th century Rudolfinum is a classical music theater on the east bank of Prague’s Vltava River, located at Jan Palach Square. It’s neo-classical in design, and is the home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. As well as admiring the architecture from the outside, visitors can attend a performance or take a guided tour.More

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Prague Foodie Tour

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Mozart Concert and Dinner in Prague

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Prague Boats 3-hour Dinner Cruise

Prague Boats 3-hour Dinner Cruise

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Prague Pub Crawl

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Recent reviews from experiences in Czech Republic

So good you’ll come back for more
Justin_P, Sep 2022
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
I did this tour 7 years ago and I loved it so much I came back to Czech Republic just to visit this area again, which I just did and used the same tour operator.
A fun day trip from Prague
Carmen_S, Jun 2022
Karlstejn Royal Castle And Glass Factory Excursion With Traditional Czech Lunch
If you are going to Prague and want to see more of the Czech Republic, I highly recommend this tour!
Great pub/beer tour!
Maggie_D, Oct 2022
Prague Beer Tour - The Oldest Pubs and Breweries in Prague
Ondrej was our tour guide — he was awesome, friendly, and spoke fluent English.
Excellent bike tour outside of Prague!
Elaine_C, Aug 2022
Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour to Karlstejn Castle
I would suggest everyone take this ride to see a bit more of the beautiful Czech Republic and take a break from the crowds in Prague.
Great, comfortable private tour with knowledgeable guide
Mark_C, Jul 2022
Full Day Cesky Krumlov Private Tour from Prague
She arranged a tour for us in the Palace in English.
Beautiful scenery. Be prepared to hike
Janeen_F, Jun 2022
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland tour from Prague
The tour was in 3 parts: First, the trip to Germany and a short hike in the park to see the centuries old bridge The park was beautiful, the scenery breathtaking.
Impeccable guided tour
Troels_Y, Mar 2022
Prague Castle Walking Tour Including Admission Tickets
Easily understandable in English and really amazing to have a local who had lived through a lot of the modern history and could explain how things were from his perspective!
An Inredibly Fun Day
Jeffrey H, Jan 2020
Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch
We didn't visit as many wineries, although we did get to visit the countryside and experience the area.
Great Day Trip to See the Bone Chapel, St Barbara Church, and Kutna Hora with Guide Tomas
Stuart S, Sep 2019
Kutna Hora Day Tour Including Sedlec Ossuary from Prague
We had thoroughly explored Prague with its swarms of tourists and wanted a day trip outside the city to see other parts of Czech Republic, and this was the perfect small group getaway.
Fantastic trip!
denise105, Aug 2019
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
This was a great experience to see the Czech Republic forested area and trails.
The airport transfer was hassle free...
Cindralela D, Feb 2016
Prague Airport Private Arrival Transfer
The half-day city walking tour was very insightful and give us a very good orientation of Czech Republic history and Prague's main attractions !
The Kutna Hora Day Tour is a great...
Jessica A, Jan 2018
Kutna Hora Day Tour Including Sedlec Ossuary from Prague
It is a wonderful opportunity to see a smaller town in the Czech Republic.
Our guide was very knowledgeable...
Sandra R, Dec 2013
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch
However, I would recommend that this be the FIRST tour that you take at the beginning of your trip here because the guide also pointed out many other places to see that were not included.
This tour is for those who want to...
Kathryn B, Feb 2013
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
This tour is for those who want to see another part of Czech Republic.
Had an excellent day out and both...
Jan's trip, Nov 2012
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
Had an excellent day out and both guides were interesting with good English language skills.
This was a great tour and would highly...
Dennis M, Sep 2010
Cesky Krumlov Day Trip from Prague
This was a great tour and would highly recommend it to anyone going to see the Czech Republic.
Very informative trip, but wrap...
Karl G, Feb 2009
Kutna Hora Day Trip from Prague
Very informative trip, but wrap yourself warm up if you are thinking to go there during the winter months.
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Marc_G, Mar 2022
Prague: Bus Tour, Walking Tour, River Cruise and Lunch
She took us to see all the sites in Prague.
Best tour of Cesky Krumlov and Hluboka Castle! - Book it!!!
SimonishviliSuzana, Dec 2021
Day Trip To Cesky Krumlov And Hluboka Castle With Czech Traditional Lunch
It is beautiful town with a lot to see and do.
A Remarkable tour with a Remarkable Guide
Fahd_Marghoob, Sep 2021
Terezin Camp & Bohemian Switzerland: TOP-RATED Small Group Tour from Prague
The tour of Bohemian Switzerland & Terezin Camp was one of the last touring activities in our bucket list.
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