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Excursions Outside of Prague

Prague Day Trips

The people who sell tours are renown for saying anything to get you to buy a ticket. Some tours, particularly those going into the Czech rural areas, can be conducted in up to 4 different languages. Paying for a tour guide and a car is often a far better deal.

If you wish to do some exploring beyond Prague there are many possibilities for excursions. Trips to the medieval Castle Karlštejn or to the concentration camp, Terezín, are the most popular choices, especially for their short driving distance from Prague. If you like spas and architectural gems try to visit Karlovy Vary. This city is famous for its hot mineral springs and beautiful promenade. If you are a beer patriot, take a trip to the Plzeň or České Budějovice; both cities are well-known for their brewing industry. Kutná Hora is another recommended city to visit. In the 13th century discovery of large deposits of silver and copper ore turned Kutna Hora overnight into one of the boom towns of central Europe.

If you do not wish to hire a car or use regular bus or train several companies offer organized day trips by bus. If you travel on your own by bus or train journey take usually longer compare to organized excursion – transport.

Off the beaten track excursions

Discovering Kolín To the east side of Prague on the banks of the River Labe, the industrial town of Kolín is somewhat nondescript. Nonetheless, it is still a handy stopping off point for anyone travelling from or to Kutná Hora. It also boasts a splendid main square featuring a town …

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Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary completely deserves its status as the second most tourist visited town in the Czech Republic. This famous spa town is located 130km from Prague in western part of Bohemia. Karlovy Vary gained its reputation thanks to the discovery of hot mineral springs, the history of which originates somewhere …

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Cesky Krumlov

Located 180 km from Prague, it is one of a few towns that have still retained its own medieval nature. Cesky Krumlov is in the charming South Bohemian countryside nestles in a bend of the Vltava River. The town is called the pearl of Bohemia. Its historic centre was listed …

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Kutna Hora

Thanks to its silver mines, which were open for 250 years, Kutna Hora was, after Prague, the second most important town in the Bohemian kingdom. During the 14th century its population was equal to that of Londons. Today it is just a small provincial town with just over 20.000 people. …

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Terezín

Terezin is former garrison town originally built by Emperor Joseph II. as an ingenious system of military fortresses for a protection of the kingdom at the end of the 18th century against Prussia – was completely changed and turned into Jewish Ghetto (and used as a transit camp for Jews …

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Plzen

Plzeň and beer the two are inseparable. Even non-drinkers will find it striking, memorable and wholly apart from Prague in look and feel. You can set out on a tour tracing the history and present of brewing in the city, during which you will inevitably end up in one of …

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Activities in Český Krumlov

Day Trip or Stay Overnight? It’s too far for a full day trip from Prague, but you might as well consider staying one or two nights. When you stay longer, besides enjoying exploring the town, the Cesky Krumlov area is also great for hiking or biking in the surrounding fields. …

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Eating in Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov has loads of places to eating, making it a great place for everyone to find something that really tickles their tastebuds. Be warned though, because the best restaurants fill up quickly in the evening, so make sure you make a reservation. Krčma v Šatlavské (Horní 157; main dishes …

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Zlatá Koruna Abbey near Český Krumlov

Klášter Zlatá Koruna If you opt to take a river cruise, your likely final destination will be this abbey, which was founded in the 13th century by the kingan in an attempt to annul the influence exerted by the Vítek family – who were ancestors of the aforementioned Rožmberks. One …

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