Yes, there are direct flight operations carried by British Airways and Czech Airlines that connect the UK with Prague. These flights are available from all London, Birmingham and Manchester airports and their durations are only 2 hours long.
The best time to visit Prague is in the months between May and September. Prague is a beautiful city, and the Bohemian spires of the city attract the tourists by the thousands. So, coming to the city in the shoulder months of May and September could let you sense the city’s vibe, a little more closely, without mobs of tourists swirling around you. During the whole time, the temperature remains 16°C to 22°C and the clouds never rain on your European escape.
Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) serves the city of Prague. The Prague Airport receives 15.4 million passengers every year, out of which 1.1 million British passengers touch down on the runway annually. The airport is only 17 kilometres away from the city centre. London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are among the top ten airports from which most passengers arrive in the city.
British citizens do not require a visa to enter the Czech Republic. All you need is a valid British Passport to prove your identity and pass the immigration posts at the airports. Please also note that the Czech do not use the Euro and have a separate currency known as the Czech Krona. It is not easy to exchange Scottish or Irish Pounds into the Czech Krona.
November is absolutely the cheapest month to visit the city of Prague. It begins to snow a little in the month, usually encouraging the tourists to remain toasty in their homes. Most Czechs who are living out of the city opt to be patient till the holidays in December, which is why the low season peaks in November. Coming to Prague in this month can really help you keep your vacation under the budget. Even though the sun is not as warm, the elegant buildings of the city certainly do not shiver in the winter. One can still admire the architecture and boast about the ton of money saved on the wonderful journey to Prague.
Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic. The city has had a long history being the capital of many Bohemian and Roman Kings. Prague is now the fifth most visited city in Europe and is consistently being ranked as the best cities to visit in the world by many travel forums.
Apart from the Christmas and the Easter festivals, Prague celebrates a multitude of festivals that have evolved out of the local culture. Prague hosts the Spring International Music Festival in mid-May. The festival is all about music and performing arts, and has been a part of the ‘Prague Culture’ since 1946. The Summer Shakespeare Festival in June uses the medieval Prague Castle to its advantage and stages theatrical performances that take you into a new realm. The United Islands of Prague Festival is a music festival that takes place on the many islands of Prague, in the Vltava River. The festival is a time to dance, sing and enjoy all day and then in the night, the people take the party to the clubs. Both local and international musicians and performers come to the city of Prague at the Autumn International Music Festival. For many in the city, this festival is the highlight of the year and allows many new talents to rise and shine on the stage. The Devil and Saint Nicholas day is celebrated on December 5th, which is a “reverse Halloween” festival. Instead of the children, the adults dress up and visit the children around the neighbourhood to determine who has been naughty or nice and give gifts.
Prague is loved by those who like to travel on foot and feel the city under their feet. Streets are paved with cobblestones which makes the city’s aura even more romantic on foot. Alternatively, the city has a vast and detailed transportation mechanism. The city centres of Old Town, New Town and Lower Town are connected to the rest of the city via, quiet and less polluting Metro and electric trams. The Prague Metro has three lines and connects 61 stations with each other. The Metro is managed under a wider Prague Integrated Transport System that in-syncs the numerous trams, buses and the local S-trains to facilitate the tourists who move through the city.
Being at the heart of Europe, Prague is always hosting honoured guests in its many hotels and inns. Please choose the hotel for your stay from the list below.