Czech Republic: Travel Tips

A charming mix of old and new, the Czech Republic offers an architectural feast with everything from ancient Roman ruins to fanciful baroque façades to cutting-edge cafés. Explore Prague, one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities and a hub of contemporary arts, then take to the countryside and unwind in a quaint cobblestoned village filled with warm Czech hospitality.

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Getting To Czech Republic

Known as The City of a Thousand Spires, Prague offers a wealth of cultural experiences. May through October brings warmer weather, and the most popular travel season is from June to August. September and October offer cool fall breezes, smaller crowds, and lower travel rates.

Flight Times

  • 8 hours from New York
  • 12–16 hours from the West Coast

Staying In Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is famous for its many artisanal industries: glass, crystal, porcelain, and, of course, beer. Prague is the shining jewel of the Czech Republic. Prague’s Hradcany district contains a microcosm of this city’s history, from medieval structures to the 18th century Cernin Palace.

Must-see sights

  • Stare Mesto (Old Town).
  • Prague Castle.
  • The Renaissance castle of Nelahozeves, north of Prague and high above the Vltava River.

Things to do

  • Sample several varieties of Czech beer in a local pivnice (pub).
  • Stroll across Charles Bridge, connecting Old Town with Malá Strana (the Lesser Quarter).
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Traveling In Czech Republic

Classic Vacations offers a variety of transportation options throughout Europe in order to make your Europe vacation truly spectacular. While limousines are a fun and private way to see many of the sights in Europe, private jets, rental cars, and shuttle transfers are also available.

While traveling in the Czech Republic we recommend :

  • Private transfers at time of booking - All transfers include a meet-and-greet by English-speaking drivers, luggage assistance, and bottled water in modern vehicles to and from all points of entry as well as between cities.
  • Luxury trains – A stress free way to explore Europe. There’s no need for maps, and no need to pack and unpack between destinations. This is travel the way it’s meant to be: carefree and full of discovery.

Things to Know

Entry Requirements

  • To enter and leave Europe, all U.S. citizens must carry a valid passport.
  • It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the proper documents

Currency

  • The Euro is the official currency of the European union and its member countries. Other European Currencies include the Swiss Franc and the British pound. Exchange rates vary by currency and economic seasonality.

Time Difference

Czech Republic is GMT + 1

Europe spans three time zones:

  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern standard Time.
  • Central Standard Time which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time
  • Eastern European Time which is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time

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