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Escorted Rail Tours to Prague

Capital of the Czech Republic

The Czech capital is pleasantly small and compact, with the key city sights all contained within Prague's central districts - Staré Mesto (Old Town), Nové Mesto (New Town), Malá Strana and (Lesser Town) and Josefov. As a result, Prague is best explored on foot, allowing chance to visit some of Prague's many 'hospody' - beer-houses. These taverns serve some of the world's finest beers, many of which are brewed in the Czech Republic. Prague is home to one of Europe's most beautiful central squares. Located in the Old Town, the market place is called Staromestské námesti. In the centre of the square is a statue of Jan Hus, a religious leader from the 1400s.

Prague's rich collection of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings mean that there is still plenty to discover. The compact medieval centre remains an evocative maze - you will find cobbled lanes, ancient courtyards, dark passages and haunting churches at every turn. Among the sights close by are the astronomical clock, the Town Hall and the Church of our Lady at Tyn. You may wish to delve deeper into the Old Town, with its grand churches and squares, or explore the Jewish quarter's synagogues and impressive town hall. If you are in the mood for some contemporary shopping then the New Town is sure to have what you are looking for.

Gourmet restaurants, cocktail bars and trendy cafés are easy to find. If you are looking for something more authentic, you can feast on pork and dumplings washed down with beer in a traditional pub. Many of Prague's main sites are just a short journey away and trams and public transport are available throughout the city. Day passes may be purchased for the extensive tram, bus and metro network. You can take a leisurely stroll along the Vltava River, or possibly cruise gently through the city, the most relaxing way to see the sights.

There are 6 tours matching Prague

Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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2018MarAprMayJunAugSepOct

12 days from £1,895 pp

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Berlin, Dresden & Prague

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

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2018JunJulSep

10 days from £1,695 pp

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Elbe Cruise

Follow the mighty Elbe River as it winds its way through the dark green landscapes of Europe. From metropolitan Berlin, through 'Saxon Switzerland', take in the incredible cityscape of restored Dresden and marvel at magisterial Prague. This exciting Elbe adventure brings you Imperial cities and expansive, beautiful landscapes as we cruise serenely down one of Europe's grandest rivers.

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2018MayJul

10 days from £2,940 pp

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5-Star Danube to the Black Sea

Embark on an exciting thousand-mile journey along the mighty Danube, cruising through eight countries before arriving at the Black Sea. Admire the river's full spectrum of vistas - from Austria's wine regions to the imperial cities of Budapest.

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2018AprJulAug

17 days from £3,660 pp

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Grand Imperial Cities Fly:Rail

Fascinating grand Imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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Berlin, Dresden & Prague Fly:Rail

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

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Prague Castle

Sitting on a hill overlooking the city is one of Prague's most recognisable sights: Prague Castle. 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 spires. The impressive Gothic cathedral took over 600 years to complete. Overall, the complex includes: a palace, three churches, stables, a monastery and, of course, the beautiful gardens surrounding the buildings.

Charles Bridge

The famous Charles Bridge (Karluv most) separates the two sides of Prague and links the Old Town to the Lesser Town. The stone bridge, a pedestrian-only crossing, is one of the city's most recognisable sights. On both sides of the bridge are elegant buildings and houses built right on the water's edge. On the bridge itself you'll find a host of street performers and buskers. The bridge, commissioned by King Charles IV, was first built in 1357 with a purely functional purpose (for knight tournaments) and was initially very sparsely decorated, only adorned with a simple crucifix. However, under Catholic control, 30 statues were added between 1600 and 1800. There are now 75 statues on the bridge, although many are recreations of the originals destroyed by floods, fighting and other catastrophes in the city's turbulent history.

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