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Prague is the highlight of any Czech Republic vacation because of its architecture, views of the Vltava River, and its history. The town escaped destruction in World War II and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelers come from all over the world to visit the Charles Bridge, Prague castle, St. George Basilica and Old Town Hall with its awe-inspiring astronomical clock. With tour operator volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 40% versus assembling the same itinerary on your own! Book your Czech Republic tour today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted tour headquarters. View Czech Republic Tour Deals and DiscountsCzech Republic Travel Guide
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Czech Republic Tours Highlights
- Take a stroll down the most iconic bridge in Prague, Charles Bridge.
- Enjoy a guided tour through St Vitus Cathedral.
- See the iconic spires of Prague Castle.
- Retrace history in Wenceslas Square.
- Watch the Astronomical Clock display every hour.
- People watch in the old town square.
- Take an optional guided tour to the charming town of Cesky Krumlov.
Czech Republic Tours Travel Tips
- The currency used is the Czech Koruna.
- Czech cuisine is not exactly fancy but it sure is hearty and delicious, try Goulash and other local cuisines when possible.
- Take in the culture around you: admire the beautiful architecture on your walking tours and a local beer in the pub.
- The Czech Republic has a very low crime rate, so you can feel safe if out and about at night. As with any destination, practice common sense.
- Like the U.S., tipping is not required but usually expected.
- Do support local shops when doing your souvenir shopping.
Czech Republic Tours Things To Do
- Charles Bridge
A must-do while in Prague is to take a walk down Charles Bridge. There is a certain charm you feel as you stroll down the gaze of old baroque period statues that line the bridge. Regardless of the buskers and people selling all types of stuff, tourists squeeze past by and you enter a river-like flow as you move along.
Best Time To VisitDue to the crowds of both tourists and entrepreneurial locals, any time during the day is prime time and will be crowded. Try going at sunset where you'll feel the charm of the bridge a bit more.
- Prague Castle
Looming over the city with the castle's spires viewable from almost anywhere in the city, it's no surprise Prague Castle is the most popular attraction in the city. Home to historic buildings, museums, and various galleries, some of the Czech Republic's most prized arts and cultural artifacts are within the castle walls.
Best Time To VisitThere is no bad time to visit Prague; summer has nice temperate weather, but fall and winter bring cooler weather and fewer crowds. If you don't mind the cold weather, walking around the city in the wintertime has a magical feel.
- St Vitus Cathedral
Taking almost 600 years to complete, St Vitus houses some of the richest cultural treasures in central Europe. St Vitus is integral to the cultural and religious side of the Czech Republic. A mix of Gothic and Romanesque, this unique cathedral is a must-see in Prague.
You Should KnowIf you are traveling to Prague with one of our partners on a guided tour, St Vitus is almost always included in your walking tour of Prague. If included, you'll skip the line to get in and get a local guide to narrate as you explore. Inclusions vary by itinerary.
- Prague Jewish Museum
One of the most visited museums in Prague is the Jewish Heritage Museum. With about 40,000 artifacts, 100,000 books, and more, it houses one of the largest Judaic collections in the world. The museum is made up of four synagogues and includes the Old Jewish Cemetery.
- Wenceslas Square
The most famous square in Prague, Wenceslas Square has been witness to some of the most famous historical events in Czech history. Actually, it is less of a square and more similar to a large public street, like one you'd find in Paris. The square is located in New Town, which was created during Charles IV's reign.
You Should KnowAlthough many important demonstrations and speeches have been given at Wenceslas Square, arguably the most important was given by Alexander Dubcek, known as the man who started the Prague Spring.
- Astronomical Clock
A tourist favorite attraction, every hour very large crowds begin to form under the Old Town Hall Tower to watch the Astronomical Clock. An intricate dance of puppets and other objects depict a story representing 15th-century life. Called a "must-see" event by everyone ever, the truth is the display is hyped up a little too much and don't feel guilty if you find it a bit underwhelming.
You Should Knowt's not an exaggeration to say that large crowds begin to form quite early under the tower. If you really want to see and get a good view, you'd have to stake out your spot at least 15 minutes before the hour.
- Cesky Krumlov
Located in the Southern Bohemian region of the Czech Republic is Cesky Krumlov. Along with Prague Castle, it was designated a UNESCO site in 1992. The town was built around a 13th-century castle with various design cues from Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic. A popular day trip among visitors, the charming town of Cesky Krumlov is definitely a must-see.
You Should KnowIf not already included in one of our itineraries from our partners, most will offer Cesky Krumlov as an optional guided day tour. Activities and inclusions vary by itinerary.
Czech Republic Tour Packages
Known for its castles and baroque style architecture, the Czech Republic is full of history, art, and culture. Whether you're doing a land tour or a river cruise with one of our partners, you'll want to plan accordingly to maximize your time in this beautiful east European country.
- Spring and Fall time are two of the best times to visit.
- The most popular tourist time is during the Summer.
- Winter can get really cold but you'll want to be there for the beautiful Christmas Markets.
- Spring – March to May – Good Season
The average high in Spring is 58F and the low is 38F. It's a really comfortable time to visit, plus there is fewer crowds to deal with. You won't have to worry about the rain and the days are typically sunny and long, so you can have more time to explore and discover.
- Fall – September to October – Good Season
The average high in the Fall is 66F and 48F low. Like the Springtime, this is a really comfortable season to explore the country.
- Summer – June to August – High Season
The average temperature during the Summer is 77F high and 55F low. Summer has the best weather with long sunny days, but it also has the most crowds. Along with tourists, locals also love to spend their time outdoors as much as possible. Because it's the busiest time of the year, expect prices to be higher than in other seasons.
- Winter – November to March – Low Season
The average temperature during the Winter is 36F and 27F low. The winters can be quite cold but you may find a sizable amount of people here for the famous Christmas Markets. These stalls are set up every year and they are beautifully lit, each selling different items that would make perfect souvenirs.
Czech Republic Tours Frequently Asked Questions
- What's a Czech Republic Tour?
Czech Republic tours are prepackaged trips with a set itinerary and dedicated tour manager. Many people who want to take a Czech Republic vacation want to avoid all the planning and logistics involved in a big week or two week foreign trip abroad and are looking to save money by doing it all in a package instead of piecing things together at full price. The trip is led by a tour director who will take care of all the services from beginning to the end of your vacation. Your tour director connects you with local tour guides who will have a lot of knowledge on the specific cities you explore. Typically, hotels, transportation throughout your trip, some meals and sightseeing are arranged and included with the price of your Czech Republic tour. The highlight of any Czech Republic vacation is spending plenty of time in its capital, Prague. This elegant cultural capital of Central Europe is known as the "Paris of the East." It is filled with lovely architecture from the Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque and even Cubist time periods. The historic center, which escaped destruction in World War II, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Important sites here include the Hradcany complex of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica and Vladislav Hall.
- What's Included on a Czech Republic Tour?
Generally, a Czech Republic tour will include as many services as possible, giving you less to worry about. Usually included on your Czech Republic tour are: transportation (getting from place to place while on tour), accommodations, most meals, and the services of a dedicated tour director. As per the itinerary, certain sightseeing opportunities are also included: tickets to special VIP access to the most famous landmarks, skip the lines, and when available, access to a personal local guide for expert commentary. Enjoy beautiful views while you stroll through Prague, across bridges that span the Vltava River. The most famous might be the Charles Bridge, which dates to medieval times. Don't miss a visit to Old Town Hall with its awesome astronomical clock. With the influx of tourists, gourmet restaurants have found a place in Prague. But you can still find plenty of roast pork with dumplings and cabbage on local menus, a mainstay of the diets of most Czechs.
- What’s The Best Czech Republic Tour?
The best Czech Republic tour is the one that fits your budget and schedule! The most popular tour operators are Globus, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Cosmos, Costsaver, CIE Tours, Intrepid, Tauck and others. You can't go wrong with any Czech Republic tour. Please speak with one of our travel consultants to find the best tour for you!
- How Much Do Croatia Tours Cost?
You can book an affordable Czech Republic tour starting from under $99 per day per person. Besides our award winning customer service, the best part about booking with AffordableTours.com is you will always receive a discount on your Czech Republic tour. We are committed to providing you with the lowest prices on all top tour operators. No one beats our prices on all of our Czech Republic tours!
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