Prague City Breaks
Prague, with its rich collection of Gothic, baroque and Renaissance buildings, showcases perfectly the highlights of the Czech Republic. This imperial city contains some truly world-class museums and monuments, and is one of Europe's greatest destinations.
Also known as 'the city of a hundred spires', Prague is a beautiful city with a blend of architectural styles from all across the continent lining the banks of the mighty River Vltava. The compact medieval centre is easy to explore on foot, and remains an evocative maze - you will find cobbled lanes, ancient courtyards, passages and haunting churches at every turn.
The journey to Prague takes you first on the Eurostar from St Pancras International in London to Brussels Midi. There is a short connection in Brussels, where you board the Thalys service to Cologne. An ICE service then completes the journey to Berlin, where you overnight at the 3* Hotel Intercity. On Day 2 you continue on the high-speed service from Cologne to Prague, for a three-night stay in the city. On Day 5 you return to Berlin for a further two nights, before retracing the journey back to London on Day 7. For your Rail & Stay city break to Prague, you will be departing on a morning Eurostar service.
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Popular attractions on Prague city breaks
Sitting on a hill overlooking the city is Prague Castle, one of the city's most recognisable sights. The complex on the hill is said to be Europe's largest castle, with a history dating back to the 11th century. Part of the complex is St Vitus' Cathedral, with its familiar Gothic spires. The impressive Gothic cathedral took over 600 years to complete. Overall, the cluster of buildings includes a palace, three churches, stables, a monastery and of course the beautiful gardens surrounding the buildings.
The famous Charles Bridge separates the two sides of Prague and links the Old Town to the Lesser Town. The stone bridge, a pedestrian-only crossing, is known for the 75 elaborate statues that stand on its sides. Completed in 1357 AD, the bridge is a celebrated icon of the city, and here you'll find a host of street performers and buskers.
Old Town Square
The Old Town Square, with its pastel coloured baroque houses and array of churches, is one of Prague's best-loved attractions. 'Among the square's highlights are the splendid Old Town Hall and the pretty Astronomical Clock.
More of a wide boulevard than a square, this famous location has seen some of Prague's most important celebrations and demonstrations. Crowned by the statue of St Wenceslas, the vibrant square is surrounded by beautiful architecture, including the magnificent National Museum at its eastern end.