4 days in Prague: a guide from travel experts

We offer to spend an unforgettable long weekend in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And to make the time fly by interesting and efficiently, use a ready-made guide from our travel expert who knows everything about Prague.

How to get from the airport to the city

Bus. From the airport to the city center can be reached by bus. Travel time will be about 50 minutes. The ticket price is 45 CZK.

Uber. A Uber taxi ride to the city center will cost around CZK 389.

We have selected for you several accommodation options:

What to see in the city

Prague is the inimitable capital of the Czech Republic, a city with magical streets, mysterious monuments, and architecture that causes admiration and a desire to look into the most secret corners of the city.

Stare Mesto

Stare Mesto, or Prague 1, keeps the oldest sights, cathedrals, and palaces.

It would be best if you started a walk along the Stare Mesto from Old Town Square. It is surrounded by the Tyn Church, the Church of St. Nicholas, and the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock. Every hour the chimes are regularly beat, and from the windows, there are figures of the apostles, showing the performance. Here, you can tour the dungeon, the ancient halls, and the Gothic church. The ticket will cost 250 CZK.

Not far from the square, on the street U Prašné brány, there is a gate “Powder Tower.” You can climb them and explore the Old Town from a height of 100 CZK. Next to the gate is the building of the Municipal House with stained glass windows, balconies, and sculptures. Now it hosts concerts and various performances.

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Be sure to stroll through the cobbled nos and cones of Stare Mesto. Here you will find authentic shops, cozy cafes, and the most fabulous houses of Prague. Walk to Husova Street to see a sculpture of A hanging Sigmund Freud. It rotates the monument “Head of Franz Kafka” and the famous Wenceslas Square next to it.

Museum of Alchemy

If you want to add even more magic to your journey, head to the Alchemy Museum (Speculum Alchemiae). In the past, the museum building housed laboratories where alchemists created their elixirs. Now here, you can walk through the recreated mystical cellars and rooms, feel the atmosphere of magic and magic, and even buy elixirs of “youth” and “love.”

Ticket price: 200 CZK

Address: Haštalská 1, Staré Město


Clementinum is an architectural complex that includes the Astronomical Tower, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, and the old colorful edition “Codex Visegrad.”

The Baroque library does not leave anyone indifferent: a two-story hall decorated with wood with gilded railings, frescoes, and ancient globes amaze the imagination.

The most valuable medieval manuscript “Codex Visegrad” is written in Latin and decorated with bright illustrations.

The Astronomical Tower is worth climbing to see the magnificent landscapes of the city and the Vltava River.

Ticket price: 300 CZK

Address: Mariánské nám. 5, Josefov

Official Site: Klementinum

Charles Bridge

Perhaps the most romantic place in Prague is its symbol – Charles Bridge. A walk along it will give vivid impressions at any time of the day: at dawn, in the afternoon, or the evening, when the lights are lit, and the bridge looks especially mysterious.

The stone bridge is decorated with thirty sculptures that accompany pedestrians on the way between Stare Mesto and Mala Strana districts.

Mala Strana

The Mala Strana district is located on the opposite bank of the Vltava River from the Old Town. Its streets and squares hide storerooms with quiet squares, historical sights, and art objects.

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Lovers of “street art” may be interested in John Lennon’s wall, painted with bright graffiti (often concerning politics).

Walking through the streets of Mala Strana, be sure to check out The Vrtba’s quiet garden with its graceful hedgerows and views of the city’s many red rooftops. Entrance — 80 CZK.

Don’t miss Kampa Park on the banks of the Vltava River: Head to the museum of the same name to see sculptures of yellow penguins and giant crawling toddlers.

This part of Prague is surrounded by parks, the largest of which are Petřín Hill and the adjacent Kinski Garden.

A popular observation deck on Petřín Hill is the Petřín Tower. From its top, there are panoramic views of Prague. However, to climb it, you need to overcome 299 steps. The ticket price is 150 CZK.

You can also climb Petřín Hill by funicular from Újezd station.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle is another symbol of the city. This fortress is the current residence of the President of the Czech Republic and was previously home to Czech kings. Within its walls stand the virtuoso Rotunda of St. Vitus and the Old Royal Palace with rich exhibitions, and behind the fortress, there is an elegant Royal Garden.

On the territory of Prague Castle, there is a magical Zlata Street with dwarf houses, where, according to an ancient legend, alchemists lived. Door 18 will take you to a shop of traditional Czech toys, which can be great souvenirs.

Ticket price: 350 CZK

Address: Hradčany,

Praha 1 Official site: Prague Castle


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Vysehrad Fortress is a huge area with quiet alleys, gardens, and ruins. Its western wall offers spectacular views of Prague, especially at sunset. Be sure to check out the luxurious Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, which is visible from anywhere in Visegrad.

Address: V Pevnosti 159/5b, Praha 2-Vyšehrad

Official Site: Vysehrad

Prague 2

It is impossible to pass by Prague 2. The Peace Square heads it with the Church of St. Ludmila. And around there are numerous shops and restaurants.

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Walking along its embankment, you will definitely stumble upon the “Dancing House” – an intricate building, as if swinging from side to side. There are many historical buildings and parks in the district’s interior: we advise you to get to Havlicek Gardens. The park is located on a hill, and vineyards are cultivated on its slopes, thanks to which the landscape turns out to be special.

Prague Nearby

Adršpaš Rocks

These rocks of very unusual shapes are lost among the forest and mountains. There are trails between the rocks and hinged bridges over the streams. Walking among the rocks, you will reach the azure lake and the river, where you can take a boat trip. Pedestrian paths are accompanied by waterfalls, narrow gorges, and endless stairs leading travelers to the most secret corners of the park.

Ticket price: 70 CZK

How to get there: you will have to get to the National Park by two trains and a bus with transfers, so we advise you to leave early in the morning. Take the train at Praha hl.n station. and go to Hradec Králové hl.n. From here, take the bus to Náchod. When you arrive, take the train to the final destination of Adršpach. The road to the park will take about 3 hours and 40 minutes. Tickets start at 203 CZK.

Official site: Adrspach

Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov is Prague in miniature: chamber medieval streets, shops with an atmosphere of magic, and the Vltava River in its miniature version.

The whole city can be crossed in 20 minutes. Colorful houses and narrow alleys take travelers to the city, which without a doubt can be called a truly Czech fairy tale.

How to get there: by train Czech Railways travel time will be 3 hours. Ticket price — from 210 CZK. Also in Cesky Krumlov, you can get by bus Flixbus. The journey will take about 3.5 hours, and the ticket will cost 249 CZK.

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