Top 6 Things to do in Prague on your European River Cruise
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A trip to Prague, the iconic ‘City of a Hundred Spires,’ is one of the highlights of many European River cruises. This historic city nestled in the heart of the Czech Republic is a unique experience, untouched by the bombs that decimated other Central European cities. For travelers who love ancient civilizations, Bohemian architecture, or walking in the footsteps of literary giants, there are so many interesting cultural experiences and things to do in Prague that it is certain to be one of your favorite stops on your European cruise vacation!
With Prague’s rich cultural heritage, it is not surprising that many European river cruise lines choose Prague as the gateway or finish to their voyages. We’ve put together a list of six of our favorite things to do in Prague to help you plan the perfect itinerary to suit your tastes.
1. Explore the Josefov Jewish Quarter
Gain insight into the Jewish community in the Czech Republic with a bike tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Highlights include the Rudolfinium concert hall where Antonin Dvorak conducted, the Spanish Synagogue, built in 1868 on the site of “Old Shul”, Prague’s oldest Jewish house of prayer, and the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Central Europe.
Take a short trip to experience the Bohemian splendor of nearby Kutna Hora, home to the hauntingly macabre Sedlec Ossuary (Bone Chapel). Other must-see sights in this UNESCO-listed cultural gem include Hradek Castle, the Gothic cathedral St. Barbara’s Church, and the fabulous Italian Court.
3. Cruise Prague on a bike tour
Cruise through Prague on a guided bike tour that takes you to all the iconic sights of the city. Tour the city’s most beloved treasures including Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Charles Bridge. Enjoy street performances and shopping in Wenceslas Square before dining at one of the many cafes as the perfect finish to the tour.
Indulge your inner foodie as you embark on a gourmet experience filled with the sights, culture, and tastes of Prague. Explore hidden local landmarks and experience real local life in an up close, personal, and delicious way while you sample Prague’s famous open-faced sandwiches and incredible Czech desserts.
5. Embark on an in-depth tour of Prague Castle
One of the most popular things to do in Prague is touring the remarkable buildings and grounds of Prague Castle, the jewel of the Czech Republic. Stroll the stunning grounds and tour through the magnificent interiors of the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, and Golden Lane. Be sure to stop by the Lobkowicz Palace to view original manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart.
6. View Prague through the eyes of Franz Kafka
Kafka wrote many of this literary works when he lived in Josefov, Pragueʼs former Jewish Ghetto. Fans of the literary genius will enjoy learning about Prague’s multicultural history while exploring the landmarks, salons, and synagogues that inspired many of Kafka’s writings.
Prague is a highlight destination on some of the most exciting European river cruises 2017 has to offer, with sailings ranging from 8 to 20 days to fit every itinerary. Avalon and Viking are both offering incredible deals right now including this 12-day Avalon River Cruise from Prague to Paris starting at just $3,829. Book now to take advantage of fabulous savings on these all-inclusive cruises with incentives of up to $2,000 per couple and complimentary excursions.
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