The capital of the Czech Republic is an enchanting city to explore on holiday. Travel to Prague to discover incredible historical monuments, fascinating baroque architecture, iconic works of art and lush riverside parks.
The historic part of the city is located on both sides of the Vltava River. It is made up of six distinct areas, once independent but now unified. Prague is known for its wonderful restaurants, vibrant entertainment and nightlife. It offers a fascinating insight into an ever-changing history. Significant places to visit in Prague include Charles Bridge, the Old Town with its legendary astronomical clock and the city’s famous landmark, Prague Castle…
What we love about Prague holidays
Many transport options – tram, subway or taxi – make exploring Prague a cinch.
Classical music concerts, jazz clubs, pubs and nightclubs create a diverse and buzzing nightlife.
It’s a great base from which to discover nearby spas, castles and medieval towns.
Prague is known for its art, literature and culture, which you can learn about in numerous fascinating museums and art galleries.
The city’s architecture is legendary and diverse, from Art Nouveau buildings to Cubist structures.
The picturesque Vltava River is crossed by no less than 18 bridges including famous Charles Bridge.
It’s home to more than 200 parks and recreational spaces.
Prague is known as ‘the City of 100 Spires’ because of its skyline, but there are as many as 500 towers and spires in the city – if not more.
For a different city perspective, view the heart of the Old Town from the observation deck in the tower of the Old Town Hall. See charming terracotta rooftops from the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral or go to the top of the Petřín Lookout Tower for panoramic views. Prague is charming, exciting, intoxicating and quintessentially Eastern European, the ideal holiday destination for those who enjoy exploring European cities.
Things to do in Prague
One of the world’s most breathtaking cities, Prague is well-known for its diverse architecture, but also for its art scene, dining and entertainment offerings. Yes, there’s plenty of historical attractions to see, including the famous Prague Castle. Still, the city offers so much more. It’s the atmosphere, the vibrant nightlife, lush parks and exceptional beer that has people returning here time and again.
With so many things to do and places to visit in Prague, it’s no wonder that the city couldn’t remain a best-kept secret forever. Whether you’re staying for a short time en route to visit other exciting cities, or visiting Prague to discover this fabulous city in-depth, you’re in for a feast.
Things to do in Prague
Take a stroll across Charles Bridge, which is over 700 years old and took half a century to build.
Explore Prague Castle and its surrounding gardens.
Discover Old Town Square, home to the famous Astronomical Clock.
Stroll Malá Strana’s cobbled streets.
Explore one of Prague’s most beautiful parks in Petřín Hill.
Visit Prague’s oldest museum, the National Museum.
Enjoy a pivo (Czech beer).
See the John Lennon Wall, a dazzling tribute.
Take a day trip to explore Karlštejn Castle.
Shop till you drop in Prague’s traditional Christmas markets.
Discover the Powder Tower, one of the city’s original gates.
See fabulous ballet, opera or drama at the National Theatre.
Prague’s charm extends to extraordinary architecture such as the Dancing House, built in New Baroque Style, located in the city’s New Town, which resembles a couple dancing. It’s also home to one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, Clementinum Library. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store on a Prague travel experience. Thompsons Holidays can take you on a Prague adventure, so call us right away.
You will have to stopover in a European location en route to Prague from Johannesburg, such as Munich, Zurich, Amsterdam, Istanbul, etc. You will then catch a connecting flight to Prague in the Czech Republic.
The flight duration from South Africa with one stopover: 12 hours, 45 minutes.
The Czech Republic is on Central European Time, 1 hour behind South Africa during the winter (November to March) and the same time as South Africa in the summer months (last Sunday in March to last Saturday in October).
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