CZECH REPUBLIC

DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Czech Republic in a way like no other. Straddling East and West, the Czech Republic is a historical wonder at the centre of Europe. This alluring country takes you on a journey through the centuries, with ancient castles, cathedrals and cobblestone streets. Prague is the bewitching capital city, where medieval Baroque and Gothic architecture tells a story dating back more than 500 years. Walk the 14th century Charles Bridge, see the Astronomical Clock, and head to Petrin Hill where you can admire the Vltava River winding through a skyline of spires. Explore the museums and art galleries, or wander the maze of pretty laneways, with markets, cafes, jazz clubs and old breweries where you can savour the world’s best beer. Prague is the star, but our tours to Czech Republic also reveal treasures beyond the city. As you travel through the country, you’ll discover the famous breweries of Plzeň, the red brick city of Brno, and the extraordinary green hills of Moravia.Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"Come and taste the best beer in the world, then explore a gorgeous land filled with fine art, ancient castles and medieval squares."

 

Travel Director

Czech Republic

at a glance

Currency

Czech Koruna

Winter avg temp

-1°C

Summer avg temp

17°C

Time Zone

GMT +2

Capital City

Prague

Language

Czech

Good Morning

Dobré ráno

Good evening

Dobrý večer

Take a journey back in time through the ancient castles, cathedrals and cobbled squares of the Czech Republic. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore the maze of pretty laneways, lively markets, medieval architecture, and old breweries where you can taste the world’s best beer.

Our top 3 things to do in Czech Republic

The museums are a highlight of any Czech Republic travel experience. Gain a deeper understanding at the Museum of Communism, or peruse 14 million artefacts at Prague’s National Museum, we'll show you where to find the history and culture of Prague brought to life.

National Museum

Founded in 1818, the National Museum is one of the oldest and largest museums in Prague. It houses an exceptional collection of around 14 million items across several buildings, ranging from areas of natural history to art and music.

Museum of Communism

Located near Wenceslas Square in Prague, the Museum of Communism tells the story of the post-WWII Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia. The museum offers a deep insight with photographs, interviews, artworks and historical documents covering everything from propaganda and censorship to labour camps.

National Technical Museum

Located in Prague, the National Technical Museum is the Czech Republic’s largest museum of technology. Founded in 1908, the museum has an extensive collection of information and artefacts including historic trains, planes and cars, and exhibits on photography, astronomy and architecture.

Best museums in Czech Republic

Czech cuisine is filled with hot bread dumplings, rich soups and succulent meats that are baked, stewed and roasted - and best washed down with a famous Czech beer. Our expert Travel Directors know the best place to find the best local delights.

Belvedere Museum

Give yourself a day of freedom to uncover this vast collection of art and treasures. A highlight of any Vienna trip, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Belvedere Museum features three sites with baroque palaces, parks, views and 800 years of priceless artwork. Every corner commands your awe and attention.

Mozarts Wohnhaus

Step into the Mozart family residence, where Wolfgang wrote piano and violin concerts, serenades and symphonies. Witness the pianoforte on which the young prodigy used to play and gain a deeper insight into the fascinating life and work of this talented family.

Natural History Museum

Discover the depths of Mother Nature at the Natural History Museum in Salzburg. Your visit will reveal the edges of outerspace and what the world looked like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed. You can then get aquainted with their distant relatives who amble around the museum’s reptile zoo.

Best food in Czech Republic

Austrians are known for their love affair with meat and nostalgia-inducing desserts. Take a culinary adventure with Trafalgar, and we’ll delight you with the country’s very best gastronomical experiences.

Vepřo knedlo zelo

Hailed as the national dish of the Czech Republic, Vepřo knedlo zelo is made up of roast pork served with steamed bread dumplings called knedlíky and pickled cabbage or sauerkraut. You can find this classic Czech specialty in restaurants across the country.

Sauerkraut

Pickled sauerkraut is a staple of Czech cuisine, and is often served in a soup or as a side to classic meat and dumpling dishes. Made from white or purple cabbage, Czech sauerkraut adds a sweet flavour to a meal.

Goulash

A well-loved staple of Czech cuisine, Goulash (Guláš) is a meat and onion stew made with pork, although beef or game can be used. It’s typically served with steamed bread dumplings or slices of dark bread, and is a favourite at most traditional restaurants.

Comfortable shoes

Prague is a maze of magical laneways that are best explored on foot. Be sure to wear-in your walking shoes before your Prague trip.

An adaptor plug

Voltage in the Czech Republic is 230V and the sockets are of Type E, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

Camera

From the fairy-tale Prague Castle to the gorgeous green hills of Moravia, you’ll want to capture all the spectacular sights.

Umbrella

Although the Czech Republic has four lovely seasons, Prague experiences rain all year round. Pack a travel size umbrella to keep you dry in an afternoon shower.

A day bag

Keep your hands free and pack all your daily essentials into a comfortable day bag. A smaller bag is ideal to avoid having to check it in when visiting museums.

What to pack for Czech Republic

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Czech Republic Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Czech Republic and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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