Prague City Breaks

By: Ross Marchant

The city of Prague is one of the biggest in the former Czecholoslovakia. The main international airprt in Prague is the Ruzyni International Airport, located about 12 miles from the centre of Prague. There are plenty of buses and trains that run from the airport to the city centre, a journey of about 45mins. If you are on your first Prague city break, check the prices of taxis from the airport before you go, it shoudn't be no more than 700 Koruny.

Getting Around Prague

Visitors have the option to rent a car and drive, but laws require drivers to be over 18 and children 12 and under have to ride in the back seat and seatbelts are mandatory just as it is in the states. Car rental companies will accept all foreign diving licenses except for citizens from Australia & New Zealand who need an International License.

Drivers who enter Prague are advised to take note that they park their vehicles in secured parking facilities and to not leave any valuables visible as they report frequent theft often.

Sighteeing & Things To Do in Prague

There are a lot of things to see in Prague like the Prague Castle one of the oldest structures in the Czech Republic dating back to ninth Century by a Czech prince. Tourists are advised to make tour arrangements in advance for those who want to take photographs and view the castle in more detail. St.Vitus Cathedral built in 1344 by Emperor Charles IV, and the cathedral was completed in 1929 and it's noted that there's a nice view from the Great Tower on a clear day.

If plans include any sightseeing there are private companies that offer tours of Prague for a nominal fee, but contact the company direct for any pricing for tours. There are modern day things in Prague like Internet cafes identical to places like Starbucks and a vast number of eateries that serves traditional Czech cuisine and restaurants like the Hard Rock Café that serves traditional American food. There are 7 full-scale shopping malls in and around Prague that have full stores similar to the malls in the United States. It's ideal to look online at major hotel chains to find a hotel and if you're on a budget you can consider going to a hostel instead as a way to save money.

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