Get to know Prague before booking your European river cruise
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has earned the nickname “City of a Hundred Spires.” The cobblestone streets, many of which were constructed centuries ago are lined with awe-inspiring conical structures. The first time you visit you may feel like you’re on a movie set – because you are. Prague has been the setting for many popular movies; a few of which we’ve listed below.
A great way to experience Prague is via a river cruise aboard a vessel like the Viking Prestige, which lets you step right off and start exploring. Onboard lectures on topics ranging from Dutch painters to French impressionists to the castles along the Rhine Valley prepare you for your visit. When you cruise on the Avalon Panorama, you’ll enjoy a luxury ship that provides passengers with complimentary regional wines and beers and menus filled with chef-inspired local recipes.
After arriving in Prague, you’ll immediately be taken aback by architecture frozen for 1,000 years. St. Vitus Cathedral, which is located with the Prague Castle, along with City Tower and Hotel Corinthia Towers ascend over this magical location, and are sights no avid traveler should miss. Many European river cruises begin or end in Prague, so we recommend adding a day or two to your trip to see all the sights Prague has to offer.
Great gift shopping
Following guided tours of Prague, you’ll have time to explore the locally owned shops for gifts and unique treasures for family and friends. This capital is known for little trinkets made of garnet, wood and glass. Stop by businesses like Ceský Porcelán, Marionety Truhlář and Havelský Market for unique presents that will make even the grumpiest relative smile.
Movies to watch before you visit Prague
♦ The Unbearable Lightness of Being
♦ Closely Watched Train
♦ Mission Impossible (the first one)
♦ The Prince and Me
♦ Chasing Liberty
♦ The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
♦ Van Helsing
♦ Tristan and Isolde
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