Prague, a city that blends naturally with the ancient and the modern, is a popular tourist destination. The "Jewel in the Crown" of central Europe is best explored on foot. Each district has its own unique charm with its stunning architecture and old squares and the City of a hundred Spires is one of the most beautiful in the world. Take a relaxing cruise down the river Vltava or let your taste buds tinge with the excellent cuisine in lovely ambiences; be it in a romantic candlelit cellar restaurant or at a rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the city.
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), once the home of Bohemia's kings, is today the official residence of the Czech Republic's President and one of the city's most visited tourist attractions.Within the castle walls are a number of Prague's most popular tourist sites, including St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace,and the Golden Lane. Do make time to enjoy a serene relaxing walk in the Royal Garden, dating back to 1534 and home to a number of elegant buildings or take a horse carriage ride around the gardens and enjoy the sweet delicacies at a quaint little cafe. What better way to relax in the evening with tired feet from all the walking, then to enjoy a cruise down the river Vltava and take in the shimmering sights at sunset.
The historic Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí),is one of the best and most vibrant places in the city. In addition to the splendid old architecture dating back as far as the 11th century, the highlight is the Old Town Hall (Staromestská radnice), home to the wonderful early 15th-century Astronomical Clock (orloj): Each hour, it springs to life as the 12 Apostles and other figures appear and parade in procession across the clock face. For picturesque views overlooking Prague the ascent (by stairs or elevator) to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower is worth it. The Old town has the buzz of fun and excitement with an endless option of cafes and restaurants as well as if you’re lucky, a market selling local products or for that souvenir to take back home. One of the most recognizable old bridges in Europe, magnificent Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) is famous for its many fine old statues. Stroll across the bridge, enjoying the scenic beauty of the river Vltava or even have your portrait drawn by one of many artists along the bridge.
Modern Prague leads you to the New Town (Nové Město) district and the wonderful Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), home to the National Museum and numerous other architectural treasures. Endless choices of International designer brands to fulfill your shopping needs and some of the cities best dining experiences and entertainment are found at the boulevard. Dancing House alongside the river, is a strikingly modern contrast to the historic Prague attractions. On the top floor of Dancing House is one of Prague's leading restaurants, offering fine cuisine and magnificent city views. For amazing views of the city another option is taking the funicular from the Lesser town to Petrin hill where at the top, set in landscaped gardens, is Petrin Observation Tower, a mirror maze & an observatory.