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How to Spend 3 Days in Prague: The Perfect Itinerary

Czech Republic is not one of the countries that come to mind first when you think of a Europe tour. It is a quaint nation partially stuck in the vortex of time. Prague, however, presents itself in a rather iridescent robe. In one day, Prague can present you with a lulling experience in a house of prayer, followed by a frenzied pub crawl. It can show you the oldest fragment of history, then bring you to a building that appears technologically and architecturally impossible to achieve.

If you are fascinated by history, architecture, and romance, Prague is the city for you. A 3 day tour is the perfect way to explore this serene city of bars, cafes, churches and walks.

Day 1 - Prague Castle Complex and City Tour

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Prague Castle Complex (Pražský Hrad)
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If the visual appeal of this colossal stunner wasn’t enough to lure you here, you should know that according to the Guinness World Records, the Prague Castle has the largest castle complex in the world. Begin your tour with this prominent geo-political symbol of Czech Republic as a nation.
Within the Prague Castle complex is the largest place of worship in the city, St. Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral’s stunning architecture is sure to take your breath away. The cathedral was known to hold all royal coronations during the heydays of the Bohemian Empire.
The Prague Castle complex is massive enough to comfortably fit in another church not very far from the St. Vitus Cathedral. The current Romanesque architecture of St. George’s Basilica dates back to the time of reconstruction.

Hours
9 AM - 4 PM daily (Nov-Mar); 9 AM - 5 PM daily (Apr-Oct)

Address
Prague 11908, Czech Republic
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Recommended Experiences
Walking tour of Prague Castle Complex
Skip the Line Access to Prague Castle with Introduction
Skip The Line - Guided Tour of Prague Castles
Night Tour of Prague Castle

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Plan to stay
3 hours

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Prague City Tour
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After exploring the Prague Castle complex, you still have half a day left to discover the vibrant city of Prague. And what better way to do this than taking a laid back half day tour of this city. Although Prague has a lot to offer and it is impossible to cover every spot in half a day, a guided city tour will help you explore some of the most important parts of this glorious city. The city tours are curated to square up to your itinerary and will leave you with an altogether pleasant feeling.

Recommended Experiences
Prague City Tour
Grand City tour of Prague
Walking Tour of Old Town Prague

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Plan to stay
3-10 hours, depending on the tour chosen

Day 2 - Old Town, Church of Our Lady before Týn , Vltava River Cruise, and Beer Tour

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Old Town: Charles Bridge & Prague Astronomical Clock
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You can begin your second day by visiting the oldest bridge in the city, the Charles Bridge. Commissioned by Charles IV, this sandstone behemoth took a total of 45 years to be constructed in its entirety. At either ends of this bridge are two towers that are reminiscent of the days gone by.
The Old Town Hall was the administrative center of this part of the city, and houses the stunning Astronomical Clock. It may take you a few hours fully observe the intricate details of the astronomical clock, which is complete with the walk of the Walk of the Apostles and other Catholic sculptures. It is fascinating how this clock and its functionality has, ironically, survived the wrath of passing time.
There are no Prague Astronomical Clock showtimes as such. The clock chimes every hour from 9 AM - 11 PM.

Recommended Experiences
Walking Tour of Old Town and Jewish Quarter
Prague City Tour

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Plan to stay
30-45 minutes

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Church of Our Lady before Týn (Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem)
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The Týn Church is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture. The church was built in the mid-14th century and it has remained almost unscathed since. Once you are done marvelling at the superlative architecture, you can discover the exhaustive collection of Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque works of art on display here. The entire experience at the Týn Church can be humbling and spiritual.

Plan to stay
1 hour

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Vltava River Cruise
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After Týn Church, it's time to reignite the romance. Vltava is the longest river of the country and it snakes through Prague, thus giving you the opportunity to set out on awe-inspiring cruises. A typical 2-hour long cruise takes you up to the Vyšehrad cliff and Podolí waterworks via famous tourist destinations like Charles Bridge, National Theatre, and Dancing House. After a day of touring, this will help you relax and see the city from a different point of view.

Recommended Experiences
Vltava River Cruise
Prague Lunch Cruise

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Plan to stay
1-3 hours, depending on the cruise chosen

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Prague Beer Tour
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Czech Republic has the highest per capita beer consumption. What that means is that you just can’t leave Prague without going on a beer and bar tour. You can go for a pub crawl or try a Czech beer tasting tour that will take you to a few famous bars in the city. Beer tours usually have a beer expert accompanying you; the expert will lay bare the secret behind the gustatory supremacy of Czech beer. Not just that, you will learn the Czech drinking and toasting decorum, and learn the story of the legendary lager, Pilsner. By the end of the night, you won’t be sober, but definitely wiser.

Tips

  • You can opt to go to additional bars at your own expense.
  • Please carry a valid identity proof to the tour.

Recommended Experiences
Historic Czech Beer Tour
Legendary Beer Tour of Prague with Dinner
Prague Pub Crawl

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Plan to stay
3-4 hours if on a beer tour
5+ hours if on a pub crawl

Day 3 - Day Trip from Prague: Český Krumlov, Kutná Hora, Karlštejn Castle, and/or Karlovy Vary

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Day Trip from Prague
Day Trip from Prague to Kutna Hora
Day Trip from Prague to Karlstejn Castle
Day Trip from Prague to Cesky Krumlov

Czech Republic boasts of 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is of paramount importance to European history. When in the country, you cannot afford to limit your visit to just Prague. Here are a few places at a day trip’s distance from Prague that can help you fathom the charm of this enchanting land.

Plan to stay
5-10 hours, depending on tour chosen

Prague to Český Krumlov

Think you can’t get enough of Prague? Visit this quaint town of Český Krumlov, which is also known as ‘Mini Prague’. It has a historic bridge, a magnificent castle, and an old town square, decorated with Baroque architecture. The Vltava winding through this town makes for a pretty picture; one you won't forget for years to come.

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Prague to Kutná Hora

A little over an hour’s drive to the east will bring you to Kutná Hora - a little town with a history of silver mining. During its glory days, the town used to be at par with Prague. One of the most unique attractions is the Sedlec Ossuary, a church that is embellished with human skeletons. Other attractions include St. Barbara’s Church, Stone Fountain, and the Czech Silver Museum.

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Karlštejn Castle

There are two things you’ll never run out of in Czech Republic: beer and castles. There are over 2000 castles in this country, and you won’t have to go far to find Karlštejn Castle. Nestled right by the Berounka river, this castle is over 600 years old. Once used to house the crown jewels, today, you can see the castle in all its glory, and admire its collection of portraits of Bohemian emperors.

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Karlovy Vary

Tired of hopping around Prague, and just want to rest? Visit Karlovy Vary, a little spa town west of Prague. It is popular for its spa architecture and supposedly healthy sulphurous water. You will love the little colonnades made out of stone and wood. Do not forget to check out the Butterfly House, which is a garden with various species of butterflies from around the world.

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