Insider's View


The Czech Republic

We’re on location in Prague with our On Location partner, Patriot Travel.

Q: Prague is loved by people around the world. Can you explain why this city is so popular?

The city of one hundred spires is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It celebrates over 1,000 years of history. The Vltava River flows through Prague with many ornate bridges crossing it. The Baroque churches, castle, winding lanes, and historic old town draw visitors from around the world. The city is architecturally beautiful and there are so many wonderful sights to see here. It is called the Golden City because it has always been very dear to the hearts of its inhabitants which gives it a special atmosphere visitors enjoy.

Q: What are the top things to do in the Czech Republic?

Apart from the city of Prague, the capital city, which is a must to explore, the various regions of the Czech Republic offer a variety of vacations: Historic towns and castles, UNESCO sites, active vacations in the mountains and national parks, wellness and spa vacations and of course, culture including music, ballet and opera. We can arrange for tickets to performances during July, August and September.

Q: Is the Czech Republic a good destination for river cruising?

Oh yes. Prague is a major starting and finishing point for river cruises on the nearby Elbe and Danube which give you a few days in Prague before or after your cruise.  The river that runs through Prague is the Vltava. You can raft or canoe on the Vltava or take a lunch, dinner or afternoon tea cruise to see the city from the river. On Elbe River cruises, you will visit the northern towns of Litomerice, one of the prettiest historic towns in the country, and Melnik, from where you transfer to Prague.

Q: What are the top culinary experiences?

Beer tasting is certainly an experience not to miss here as it is something we are well known for  however we also have a wine industry centered in Moravia, 150 miles southeast of Prague, where it is warm enough to make a good red wine.

Czech cuisine is flavorful and goes well with Czech beer. Potato soup, roast pork and dumplings with sauerkraut, apple strudel; these are traditional foods we still enjoy.

Q: What's available for those wanting an active vacation?

Since there are several different landscapes here, there is a wide range of activities available.

  • In the summer, biking, horseback riding, rafting, climbing, hiking, golfing and in line skating are popular.
  • In the winter, down-hill skiing, cross country skiing, sledging, and ice skating. Try the longest ice skating track in the world at Lipno.

Q: Tell us about the tours you offer through our Ensemble travel agents.

Guided walking tours of Prague let you see the city directly. We do offer van, car or minivan support to reach high points like the Strahov Monastery where you enjoy one of the best views over the city.

Outside of Prague we visit the top towns and sights including The UNESCO Towns of Telc and Trebic, Karlovy Vary, Karlstejn Castle, Cesky Krumlov and Konopiste Chateau. The tours range from five to 10 hours.

As your On Location specialist for the Czech Republic, we offer a personal touch, speaking directly with all the clients that come here and keeping up with changes taking place in hotels, restaurants, theater and concert performances in order to offer the best available.

Crossig Charles Bridge. | Prague, Czech Republic

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