With over 2000 castles, keeps and ruins, it boasts one of the highest densities of architectural history in the world – so much so, Hollywood regularly rolls into town when it needs to shoot ‘Ye Olde Europe’. There's no better place to step back in time than on the cobbled streets of Prague’s Old Town, where the scent of chestnut and linden trees fills the air on a warm summer’s eve.
|Departing||Trip name||Days||From GBP|
|Highlights of Central Europe||9||
|Best of Central Europe||15||
|Vienna to Dubrovnik||29||
|Berlin to Venice||15||
Our Czech Republic trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 185 reviews in the last year.
This trip was well organized and covers a good portion of Central Europe. After the trip I felt I had a good understanding of the culture, history, the art scene, and the local cuisine of the region. We traveled in mid May and the weather was great...mid 70s (F) and very little rain. The hike through the mountains was very scenic and I recommend, at minimum, low top trail running shoes or approach shoes. Room accommodations were very generous in size compared to other parts of Europe I've traveled to. There was plenty of time to explore the cities and towns on our own, and to eat meals on our own. Great trip, overall!
Review submitted 16 Jun 2018
We enjoyed our first tour with Intrepid. It was make an Excellent tour by the preparation and interaction a very dedicated young tour leader (Cameron Benson) who made the whole experience very enjoyable and memorable.
Review submitted 15 Jun 2018
Step back in time while admiring the grandeur of Prague Castle
Take a day trip to see the heritage-listed churches of Kutna Hora
Stroll the cobblestone alleyways of medieval Cesky Krumlov
Satiate your thirst with one of the multitude of beers on offer
A tip of 5-10% is expected for good service in the restaurants and cafes of the Czech Republic, particularly in well-frequented tourist areas like Cesky Krumlov and Prague.
The Czech Republic's cities and tourist centres have internet access available in internet cafes and hotels. Less internet access is available in rural and remote areas, so prepare to disconnect when leaving the city.
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in the Czech Republic. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your carrier if you wish to use your phone.
The Czech Republic's cities usually have flushable toilets. Carry your own supply of toilet paper and soap, as these aren't always provided, and be expected to pay a small fee when visiting public toilets.
A pint of beer = 25-50 CZK
Metro pass = 40 CZK
Street food snack = 40 CZK
Lunch at a café = 100-120 CZK
Dinner at a restaurant = 150- 300 CZK
Tap water is considered safe to drink in the Czech Republic. For environmental reasons, try to avoid bottled water. Ask your leader where filtered water can be found as some hotels provide this.
Major credit cards are usually accepted by large shops, hotels and restaurants, although smaller vendors and market stalls often only accept cash. Be sure to carry multiple methods of payment as credit cards aren't always an option everywhere in the Czech Republic.
ATMs are easily found in the large cities and airports, although are less common in rural and remote areas. When travelling out of the city, be prepared by having enough cash, as ATMs aren't always available.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Czech Republic go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/czech-republic/public-holidays
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