As one of the most-visited destinations in Eastern Europe, Prague has so much to offer. Nicknamed ‘The City of a Hundred Spires’, this characterful city is decked out in 17th century architecture and awe-inspiring historical monuments. With its atmospheric buzz in the Old Town Square attracting tourists and locals alike, it’s no wonder Prague is moving up on people’s bucket lists.
Take a look at the top 10 things we recommend when visiting Prague with a group.
1. Prague Castle
Covering an area of 70,000m2, Prague Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Possibly the largest coherent castle complex in the world, make sure you leave yourself a few hours to take in the historical monuments on-site. Inside the grounds you’ll find the stunning St Vitus Cathedral, St George’s Church and the infamous Golden Lane.
2. Boheminium Park
Located in Mariánské Lázně this is the perfect place to give you a historical overview of the Czech Republic – and see the country in miniature! Great for all ages, make sure you leave yourself a full day to meander through the scenic park, where you can seek out its miniature models of popular landmarks, including castles, churches and towers.
3. Czech Museum of Music
Located in the former Baroque church of St Mary Magdalene, the Museum of Music showcases a wonderful collection of musical instruments, as well as an extensive music archive and sound library. Away from the busy crowds, this is a great opportunity to learn about the history of music in both Prague and the wider world.
4. Petrin Lookout Tower
Perched on a hilltop above the Lesser Town and inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Petrin Lookout Tower offers a breath-taking view of the city below. Climb the 299 steps to the viewing platform and let the scenery unfold before you, or simply stroll through the landscape gardens surrounding the tower.
5. Stary Vrch Folklore Show
Spend an evening enjoying traditional Czech and Moravian food, live music and folk dancing at the Stary Vrch Folklore Show! A fantastic night of festivities for all ages to get involved and enjoy the lively entertainment. With a charming and rural atmosphere away from the city, this is great opportunity to wind down!
6. Vltava River Dinner Cruise
See Prague in all its illuminated splendour on a Vltava River Dinner Cruise. Lasting 2 hours, you can tour the magical city by night as you cruise down the Vltava River and enjoy a buffet evening meal with views like no other – camera at the ready!
Located 30 minutes from Prague city centre, make a splash at the largest water park in central Europe! Offering a whopping 9,150m2 of excitement – including a 450 metre-long River, 3 amazing ‘palace’ sites to explore and a number of water slides, this water park is sure to thrill!
8. Prague City Walking Tour
Discover some interesting facts about the history of Prague on a guided walking tour. This is a great way to get your bearings, as well as see the city’s famous sights in just a few hours. Starting in the Prague Castle area, you’ll see St Vitus Cathedral, Lesser Town Square, St Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
9. Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour
Located in West Bohemia, the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Plzeň produces the most famous of Czech beers. You’ll learn about the history of the brewery and its production process. And of course no visit would be complete without a stop at the Pilsner Brewery Inn for a hearty lunch and cheeky pint (adults only of course).
10. Old Town Square
Filled with archaic buildings and beautiful churches, journey back in time and visit one of Prague’s most popular tourist spots, the Old Town Square. Dating back to the 12th century, this beautiful and charming square optimises Prague’s historical culture. Attractions such as the Astronomical Clock and the Old Town Hall are just some of the reasons why tourists flood to this location.