Useful information

  • What is the most suitable time to visit Prague?

 

The time depends on your taste, of course, but you should be avare that Prague has four distinct seasons and all of them have their pluses and minuses.

The touristic season starts normally in April and ends at the end of October. I would personally recommend June, the second part of August or October as the most suitable time to come. Prague gets most crowded in Apríl and September as people want to come off season but forget that everybody thinks the same. July and August is hot with mostly backpackers around the town but this time is very suitable for taking trips out of Prague.

  • Prague in Winter

If you are happy to wrap up warm, and you fancy the snowy and peaceful atmosphere you will be delighted by wintertime Prague. There is something incredibly magical about Prague in winter, especially when touched with snow. Prague is a city almost designed for the freezing cold and there´s still so much to do. The architecture suits the cold, the lively bars and cosy restaurants suit it, the classical music concerts in historic buildings, the sense of history everywhere… Visitors of Prague in winter see its beauty from a different perspective….quieter, more magical and always welcoming.

  • How many days do you need?

To enjoy and get to know Prague well you will need four or five days. We think that the best is to spend three full days only in Prague and two days to use for taking trips out of Prague as in the Czech republic there are many interesting places worthy visiting.

In our opinion, it is good to take an opportunity that everything here in the middle of Europe is rather close by with no big distances so you can include into your itinery towns like Wienna, Dresden, Nurnberg, Budapest etc.

  • How to get around?

There are a few ways in Prague and it depends on you which you prefer to choose.

  1. If you want to go sightseeing in Prague I definitely recommend walking. It is important to know that many parts of a historical centre are not accesible by any means of transport as the areas have a status of pedestrians zones. Therefore, we recommend not to use a car, taxi, atc. and we are sure you will get most of it!
  2. Other way how to get around is a public transport. You can use trams, underground or buses. Public transport system in Prague is very efficient, convenient and cheap. You only need to buy a ticket (one ticket – is for 26 crowns = 1 Euro) and you can go whenever you like for 75 minutes from the moment of validation.
  3. Taxi drivers do not have a very good reputation. They are known that they tend to overprice the passengers. Though I have to admit that a situation is changing and getting slowly better and better. The most reputable taxi company is AAA and you can reach them at number: 14 0 14. If taking taxi on the street it is recommended to ask for a receipt beforehand and see if the taxameter is working. The fare must be marked in or on the car. Usual prices: 1 km – 28 CZK, from tairport to hotel 600 to 800 CZK.

Private transfers is the most convenient way of getting from the airport or train station right to your hotel. We offer such transfers for our clients who take a private tour of any kind with us. After your arrival a pick up person will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name and taking you straight to your place. If you are interested, contact us for details.

! Important to know

  • Safety

Prague is a very safe town and you do not have to worry walking around even in the evening or night. The only unpleasant experience ( the same as in all touristic destinations) can be a pickpocketing and that is a reason why taking care of your belonging is needed. This especially threatens in crowded places.

  • Money, exchanging money atc.

Official currency is czech crown. Changing money on the street is always a mistake. Please, don´t even try. You will be always fooled with fake money. ATM or a bank is the best.

  1. In exchange offices we recommend to ask beforehand how much money you will get after all commisions. Written information are sometimes misleading.
  2. All shops and restaurants accept czech crowns and in most of them you can use also a credit card. About a half of the places take Euro but with US dollars you can be never sure therefore it is the best to have czech crowns with you.
  • Taxi

Taxi drivers do not have a very good reputation. They are known that they tend to overprice the passengers. Though I have to admit that a situation is changing and getting slowly better and better. The most reputable taxi company is AAA and you can reach them at number: 14 0 14. If taking taxi on the street it is recommended to ask for a receipt beforehand and see if the taxameter is working. The fare must be marked in or on the car. Usual prices: 1 km – 28 CZK, from tairport to hotel 600 to 800 CZK.

  • Public transport system

You can use trams, underground or buses. Public transport system in Prague is very efficient, convenient and cheap. You only need to buy a ticket (one ticket – is for 26 crowns = 1 Euro) and you can go whenever you like for 75 minutes from the moment of validation.

  • Private transportation

We´ll be happy to arrange a private tours, transports from and to the airport the same as transports around the Czech Republic with only a driver, with a driver and an english speaking guide or a driver and a guide in one. See our tours for details!

  • When to come

The touristic season starts normally in April and ends at the end of October. I would personally recommend June, the second part of August or October as the most suitable time to come. Prague gets most crowded in Apríl and September as people want to come off season but forget that everybody thinks the same. July and August is hot with mostly backpackers around the town but this time is very suitable for taking trips out of Prague. Winter months I see as a good option if you do not mind cold and you fancy snowy, melancholic and peaceful atmosphere.

  • Opening hours

In the city centre all shops are open from about 9 AM to late evenings. Restaurants open from about 10 AM to about 12 AM.

In the city centre shops are open all year round with no closing Sundays and holidays.

  • Tipping

Tipping is not compulsury but is very common and appreciated. Usually it is about 10 percent of a final price.

  • Walking

Good and comfortable shoes are a big help. Walking for hours along cable stoned streets and sidewalks can rather tiring.

  • Emergency calls and numbers

The Emergency number is 112 from any telephone (free of charge). Other important numbers are: police 158, ambulance 155.

US Embassy: tel: 257 530 663, 257 532 716 (after hours)

UK Embassy: tel: 257 402 111

  • Water

Water is drinkable almost everywhere. You don´t need to worry about a tap water. Still, if you prefer bottle water you will have no problem to find a place to buy.

  • Winter time

Warm clothes and shoes will protect you from outside. Mild wine and becherovka will take care of the rest!

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