Czech Republic

Cheap Holidays to the Czech Republic

Located at the very heart of Central Europe, the Czech Republic is a small nation. It boasts a range of spectacular cultural treasures and rich natural wonders. A must see is the city of Prague which is one of the world's most beautiful and cultured cities and very popular with people of all ages for short breaks or weekends.

How Hot?

The Czech Republic is a year-round destination particularly to the Capital city of Prague, which is popular for hen/stag weekends and short stay city breaks. Average summer temperatures are 75-78ºF, with chilly nights, and in winter daytime temperatures hover around freezing, falling several degrees lower at night.

Out and About

Czech Republic is a year round destination for city sightseeing. In addition, this beautiful country offers excellent skiing facilities in the winter and gorgeous countryside, spa towns and picturesque villages to explore in the warmer months.

The elegant streets and squares in the capital of Prague are a treasure trove of architectural gems and, indeed, you could spend an entire day just at Prague Castle, it's palaces, museums and gardens. Other sights and attractions include St Vitus Cathedral, the baroque style Troja Chateau and Vrtbokska Gardens, Prague Zoo, the Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge.

Just outside of the city, the gentle and romanticised countryside of Central Bohemia is the setting for medieval castles and within half and hour of Prague you can visit the riverside castle of Cesky Sternberk, the impressive Karlstejn Castle and the picturesque Krivoklat Castle.

The historic spa towns of Lasne Tousen in the Labe River Valley and Podebrady, set alongside the River Elbe, are also just 30-40 minutes from the centre of Prague. Enjoy walking in the flat countryside, mushroom picking in the woodlands, peaceful fishing and, of course, the most divine spa treatments.

Just over an hour from Prague, the lakes and woodlands surrounding Plzen are ideal for horse riding and, in the town itself, you can visit the magnificent Great Synagogue and admire its opulent interior. And of course, no visit to Plzen would be complete without partaking in a glass of Pilsner beer in it's home town.

During the winter, the Czech Republic boasts thousands of kilometres of cross country ski tracks and dozens of ski centres. Spindleruv Mlyn, in the Krkonose mountains, is just 2 hour drive from Prague and home to the largest ski centre and snow park, which is equipped to appeal to learners, free-stylers and snowboarders alike.

During the summer the Jizera Mountains are a playground for cyclists and hikers and Machs Lake is a great spot for fishing and water-sports. The region is within 2 hours of Prague and is best known for its production of the renowned Czech glass, so a visit to a glass works or glass museum is a must.

Out for Lunch!

The cuisine in the Czech Republic is very meat based where the main meals usually consist of 2 or more courses. The first course is traditionally soup followed by a main meal then a dessert The desserts can be a compote or something sweet. Dumplings are very popular in Czech and are usually served with meals. Mushrooms can be found in a lot of the forests in Czech Republic, therefore are used quite a bit in cooking.

Many of the good restaurants in Czech Republic are small and fill up very quickly, so we recommend you reserve them early in your stay. Be prepared for others to join you in the cheaper restaurants, this is normal. You can eat in restaurants, cafes, cafe/bars and fast food places scattered around the area.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From Manchester 2 hours 15, from London 1 hour 30 mins, From Glasgow 2 hours 25 mins

Currency - Czech Koruna

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed and varied.

Best Time to Visit: Between early May and late September.

Top Hotels In The Czech Republic

Here's a list of our top accommodations in the Czech Republic, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

This boutique hotel offers a good standard of accommodation in the heart of Prague City. The famous Cafe Imperial is located within the hotel....

This hotel offers excellent facilities for either the business or tourist traveller....

A comfortable accommodation ideal for the sights of Prague....

The International Prague Hotel offers a comfortable base in a quieter area of the city, within easy reach of public transport links to discover the attractions of Prague....

The President Hotel is conveniently located in a picturesque part of the city....

The Designhotel Elephant offers a convenient location within easy reach of historic and tourist sites of interest, good transport links and a modern shopping centre....

Overlooking the River Vltava, what better place to relax or see the sites....

Situated in the centre of the Old Town, this small hotel provides a great base for exploring many of the city's famous sites by foot....

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Jurys Inn provides a great base whether visiting the city for business or pleasure....

A modern hotel in the heart of Prague, only ten minutes' walk from the old town square and just three minutes from the nearest tram stop. A comfortable base with good transport links and a peaceful lo...

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