If you want to experience the real Czech Republic you have to go outside Prague
If you are staying in Prague for several days we highly recommend spending a day or two visiting other places and cities in Czech Republic. Prague, as beautiful as it is, lost a lot from accommodating a lot of tourist, meaning that, as a lot of tourist destinations do, it is reaching out with what tourists demand rather than providing authentic experiences. We highly recommend experiencing Prague inside out, but if you want a real Czech experience you should take some day trips and visit some other places. Here is our top recommended destinations for tours to take outside Prague while staying in Prague.
One of the most popular Castles in Czech Republic, located about 30 km south from Prague. The castle now keeps a lot of the royal treasures, crown jewels and holy relicts. It was built in the 14th century and it is an important part of the Czech history. View all tours to Karlštajn Castle from Prague.
Situated about 90 km east from Prague, Kutna Hora is a silver mining town founded in the 12th century. The city center was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among many different historical buildings found in this city we think the most unique is the Selec Osuary, a roman catholic church that is decorated with 40.000 – 70.000 human skeletons. The most jaw dropping piece of furniture is the chandelier which is made from at least one of every bone found in the human body. The Osuary is one of the most visited attractions in Czech Republic and it’s very hard to forget a place like this. View all tours to Kutna Hora from Prague
Also a very popular castle in Czech Republic, the Konopište Castle is located about 50 km south of Prague next to a small village Benešov. The castle is most popular for being the last residence of Franz Ferdinand, the hair of the Austro-Hungarian throne, who was assassinated in Sarajevo, and this event started the World War I. The bullet that killed Franc Ferdinand is kept and exhibited in the Konopište Castle. View all tours to Konopište Castle from Prague
A small but very famous town on the south of Czech Republic, Česky Krumlov is a popular tourist destination specifically for the authenticity it provides. The town used to be a famous trading post and a lot important historical persons resided here. The city also organizes a yearly festival when the whole city goes back a few centauries and on the streets you can see people dressed in clothes from the Middle Ages and perform various activities such as jousting, folk dances, fencing etc. View all tours to Česky Krumlov from Prague.
Karlovy Vary is a city situated about 130 km west from Prague and it is most famous for its spa. The city has 13 main springs and about 300 smaller ones which makes this city the most visited spa town. The city was founded in the 14th century when the roman emperor Charles IV established the first spa. Over the years the spas accommodated a lot of aristocracy. The city has about 50.000 inhabitants and it attracts many tourists. The spas are liked very much by the Russians which invested a lot of money into this little city. View all tours to Karlovy Vary from Prague
The city of Terezin hold the concentration camp called the Theresienstadt concentration camp from World War II. The camp took about 10.000 lives over the course of the war, and about 150.000 people including children stayed here before they were sent to other concentration camps. You can enter the camp and view the terrific conditions that the prisoners where kept and find out about the horrors that the World War II brought to the people. A memorial Jew cemetery was also build in the vicinity which stands as a testimonial to this period. View all tours to Terezin from Prague
Our guests personal experiences on Prague Day Tours & Trips
Prague Day Tours & Trips
This tour is just amazing. We were picked up sharp on time. The Van was perfect an new. After picking some people from other hotels we spent some 20 minutes in Wenceslas square. I was amazed by the punctuality of the agency. Right on time came Eva, our guide. For some reason I can't explain my wife and I were the only persons in this tour, so we got a private tour and Eva made sure we felt like that exactly. We headed up to Konopiste castle first. The scenary is breathtaking. The castle an historic value of the place is priceless. We spent time wandering around and the we went inside. This is a very local destination. Not a lot of foreign tourists, so again we had a private tour inside the castle as we were the only people for the tour in English. Our guide was really amazing and the castle's collection is awesome. We finished our visit with a view of the gardens and took our Van to Karlstejn. The road itself is beautiful. We arrived at Karlstejn and started our way to the castle. It is a good uphill walk but definitely worth every step. The town is gorgeous! We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant where the food is great (included in the tour price, except for beverages). After lunch we went to visit the castle. There are no words to describe this place. Makes you go back in time. The surroundings are breathtaking and the castle itself is a jewel. The inside tour is good, but the view from the outside was the highlight of this tour.
We went back to prague enjoying Eva's information and beautiful Czech scenery. Overall a great tour. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. So if you plan to visit prague, make sure to make room for this one.
SERGIO D., Mexico
On excursion: Konopiště and Karlštejn Castle Tour from Prague
The trip to and from Terezin was filled with useful information on the Nazi occupation and the history behind the awful tortures. The tour was a bit awkward because the theme behind the tour is indeed monstrous and hearing about that evil committed by man cannot leave you untouched. But all in all, it is a part of all our histories and if you want to experience a sad, but important part of history, I recommend this tour as a memory to all the lost lives during the horrors of the war.
Amelie P., United Kingdom
On excursion: Terezín Tour from Prague
One of the highlights of our short Prague break...Kutna Hora is an absolute must.
The haunting beauty of The Bone Church, and the charm of the old town itself makes a great day out.
A guided tour is a perfect way to travel from Prague, and Mark the tour guide was an absolute gem. Full of local knowledge and completely fluent in English, his presence was much appreciated.
I thoroughly recommend this excursion.
Tony L., United Kingdom
On excursion: Kutná Hora Tour from Prague
Beautiful scenery and wonderful tour, our guide told us all about the history and legends and showed us both castles which were amazing, truly the gems of history. The furniture, the antiquities, the hidden stories the walls tell you were a beautiful journey back in time. Thank you for the lovely tour. Would recommend.
Patrick D., United Kingdom
On excursion: Konopiště and Karlštejn Castle Tour from Prague