Prague is one of those cities that everyone wants to travel to in their lifetime. Whether it’s for its medieval architecture, its Bohemian culture, or because it’s the beer-drinking capital of the world, there’s something for every kind of traveler in Prague.
You may not immediately think of Prague as a foodie city, but it is in its own way. There are many foods you must try while in the Czech Republic, and plenty of really fantastic restaurants to try in Prague. Don’t forget the beer!
Here is your one-stop, shortcut travel guide to Prague — all the best hotels, neighborhoods, things to do, and places to eat and drink in the Czech capital.
⇒ PRO TIP: Get ticket in advance to the hottest activities in Prague, so you don’t have to wait in long lines. You can book popular tickets here.
What to Do in Prague
Want to plan ahead and book a few of the things we’ve mentioned to do below? It’s always a good idea to pre-book for popular tours. They sell out fast. You can book some of the activities we’ve listed in our guide (below) using these Viator links. We’ve been on these tours and highly recommend them.
- Prague Evening Food Tour beginning at the Prague Castle – one of our favorite food tours ever!
- Prague Cooking Class Including Market Visit & Lunch
- Prague Half-Day City Tour Including Vltava River Cruise
- Discover Prague 3-hour Private Tour
- Craft Beer & Food Tour by Eating Europe
Where to Stay in Prague
There are many choices for where to stay while you’re in Prague. A lot of people choose to be right in the center of the action in Old Town. If that’s you, just keep in mind that it’s very busy there, and can also be very noisy, depending on where you’re staying. But it’s also the easiest to get everywhere from there.
Our top recommendation for where to stay:
* Intercontinental Prague
You really can’t go wrong with the Intercontinental Prague. It’s located right in the Old Town, within easy walking distance of all the top sights, and there’s even a rooftop restaurant with stunning views.
Hotel Kings Court Prague
Hotel Kings Court is located right on the edge of Republic Square, and they even have a fantastic terrace where you can grab an incredible view of the square. It’s a 5-star, luxury hotel in an historical, neo-Renaissance-style building that has been very tastefully redecorated.
Hotel Golden Crown
If you want somewhere quieter and a little outside the action, we found a great little hotel in the square with the Franz Kafka rotating head. It’s still really convenient for getting around. The rooms are nice and comfortable and breakfast is included.
How to Get to Prague
International flights come into Vaclac Havel Airport (PRG). From the airport to the city, it’s a 25-minute taxi ride or 45-minute bus ride to the city center, depending on where you’re going. You can book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups for the same price as getting a taxi from the line, which is €27, but the advantage is that you won’t have to worry about shady taxi drivers overcharging you.
The driver will meet you at arrivals and help with luggage and you . The drivers are skilled, English-speaking and will monitor your flight for delays. It’s the clear winner. Book your transfer in advance here.
The Airport Express bus is a more economical way to get to the city center. You’ll find the bus stop in the parking lot in front of Terminal 1. Tickets are 60 CZK. You can buy tickets in the terminal or from the bus driver. The express bus will take you to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (Prague’s main bus station). From there, you can catch other modes of transport to get to your hotel. Many are within walking distance.
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Laura Lynch, creator and writer of Savored Journeys, is an avid world traveler, certified wine expert, and international food specialist. She has written about travel and food for over 20 years and has visited 70+ countries.