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Step back in time in the Czech Republic as you discover its medieval architecture and fascinating history. Known as a nation of bibliophiles, Czechia charms with its literary traditions, with its numerous libraries. Soak up the art and culture of this charming and vibrant country on an escorted Czech Republic tour with us.
Enjoy a plethora of stunning architectural sights in fairy-tale Czechia. From Prague, the ‘city of a thousand spires’, and the Gothic and Renaissance town of Český Krumlov, to the Bohemian town of thermal springs, Karlovy Vary, and the Krkonoše National Park’s mountain range, the Czech Republic boasts an array of historic cities, baroque palaces, enchanting castles, outstanding architecture, and fascinating natural wonders all waiting to be discovered on a Czech Republic holiday.
The UNESCO-listed Old Town, or Staré Mesto, in the exquisitely beautiful heart of Prague, offers some of the most famous historic attractions in Eastern Europe. Visitors can enjoy stunning Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture in this district. For a spectacular view, head for the top of the Old Town Hall Tower, or walk the length of the historic Charles Bridge where you’ll often find local street performers and artists putting on displays as well as small stalls selling souvenirs as a memory of your Czech Republic holiday.
Equally as picturesque is Prague Castle with its manicured lawns and panoramic views of the city from its upper floors. Head to Prague’s central square in time for when the clock strikes the hour and watch the famous astronomical clock put on a theatrical show for onlookers on holiday in Prague. Or for something a little different, the John Lennon wall is a must-visit while on a Czech Republic tour. The wall is covered in graffiti art inspired by the Beatles as well as positive messages and quotes for visitors to read or even contribute to further.
The city’s main square is also where you’ll find plenty of restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world, but for a taste of traditional Czech food, head to an underground bar where you’ll find hearty bread bowls filled with steaming goulash, or go for the pork knuckle served with pickled vegetables for an equally as delicious meal. Add a tankard of chilled beer on the side and your Czech Republic tour will have certainly been well spent.
East of the capital is the Bohemian city of Kutná Hora. Explore the UNESCO-listed town, with its incredible architecture – from the Gothic St. Barbara's Church to the notable Sedlec Ossuary skeleton chapel. Or perhaps take in the baroque Archbishop's Chateau in the city of Kroměříž. The charming city of Český Krumlov, in the South Bohemian region charms with its dramatic, medieval castles and scenic river panoramas.
Despite the country’s turbulent past, the Czech Republic preserved much of its traditions and architecture. Here, visitors enjoy medieval Gothic architecture that goes back 500 years, romantic and awe-inspiring castle, and ancient traditions.
History and culture abound in Czechia, and there is so much to explore. Book your holiday to Czech Republic with Newmarket Holidays.
A bustling melting pot of history and tradition, with its medieval architecture and majestic castles, the Czech Republic is truly engaging. Here are some of our top things to do on your holiday in Czech Republic.
Czech cuisine takes influences from various Central European dishes, while also influencing surrounding countries. Many of the Czech Republic’s popular dishes are hearty, consisting of a lot of meat, carbs, and thick soups and sauces.
Knedlíky or dumplings, are a huge part of Czech cuisine, often served with main meals. Goulash is commonly considered a classic Czech dish – usually made with beef and garnished with fresh onions and peppers. Soups are also considered a staple in the Czech Republic, and often accompanied with sourdough bread.
For a taste of traditional Czechia food, call at one of the ubiquitous sausages stands for delicious Klobásy or Párky frankfurters. Many restaurants around the country offer the traditional Czech fare of soups, pork, dumplings, salads (pickled in winter) and delicious Austrian-style puddings.
Beer is very popular in the Czech Republic, with many pubs serving the famous locally brewed Pilsner.