Czechia (Czech Republic) Travel Guide

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Overview

Nestled in the center of Europe, the Czech Republic (also known as Czechia) is a country with a long, fascinating history. The land has many majestic castles, medieval towns, elegant spa resorts, scenic national parks, ancient ruins, and world-class wineries.
Pair this with great native beers (which are ridiculously cheap )and delicious food, and now you know why it became so popular and why tourists flock to this beautiful country.

The Czech capital is Prague, and unfortunately, most tourists only visit the capital, ignoring the rest of the fantastic places it has to offer.

Prague is a great place to travel, but if you visit other locations, you’ll find an inexpensive country with some of the most striking and rugged landscapes in Europe.

Country

Czechia (Czech Republic)

Approx. Duration

Full-day Tour, Overnight Tour

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Flights & Accommodations

Local Currency

Czech koruna – CZK (Kč)

Price Level

Min. Price

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Address

Spoken Languages

Czech (official) and English

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors

Detailed Pricing

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Electricity

Czech (official) and English

Safety


Things To Do

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Reasons to visit Czechia (Czech Republic) Travel Guide

Admire nature

The Czech Republic has amazing nature and national parks. One of the best nature parks in Europe, including unique sites such as the Adršpach-Teplice Rocks, offering unusual sandstone rock formations and great wildlife.

Keep reading and scroll down for a list of Things To Do in Czechia.

Many incredible castles

Czechia has a handful of castles around the country, and some are simply amazing.

Prague

Prague, the Czech capital city, is a city that lives up to all the hype. Travel through the cobblestone streets, enjoy the architecture and historic buildings, enjoy the nightlife, or unwind in the beer gardens, check the museums and art galleries, and simply enjoy the unique atmosphere.

Spa

Enjoy beautiful, peaceful spa towns like Karlovy Vary, in the west Bohemia region of Czechia. The town has numerous popular thermal springs, great spas, marvelous architecture, and a romantic atmosphere.

Visit Český Krumlov

Situated in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. The city is known for its medieval old town, a 13th-century castle, and boat rides on the Vltava River. Český Krumlov is known as a smaller, more picturesque version of Prague.
The castle features Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque elements. It has an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theater. Climb to the top of its round bell tower and find panoramic views of the old town and the river. Take a casual stroll through the streets with medieval architecture and red-roofed and enjoy some beautiful pictures. Simply wandering the streets is a great way to slow down and enjoy the slower pace of life.

Art & Culture

Czechia offers many great museums, shows, and other events.

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Go rafting

You can find different levels of rafting, from fun, family-friendly rafting to extreme white-water rafting.


Frequently Asked Questions

The national language of Czechia is Czech. So yes, you will probably be able to get around and manage using just English. But, as always, learning some essential words is fun and makes the locals feel you made an effort for them, which might make them more welcoming.

Here are a few basic phrases to get you started:

Dobrý Den  = Hello
Děkuji = Thank you
Prosim = Please
Promiňte = Excuse Me
Ano = Yes
Ne = No

Czechia is relatively a very safe country.

The capital, Prague, like any major city has a pickpocket problem. Pay extra attention in the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, the tram, and in the metro.

Police – 158
Firefighters – 150
Ambulance – 155

Taxis are a popular tourists scam in Czechia. There’s a big problem with overcharging tourists absurd amounts of money for rides for which locals pay a fraction of the price. Instead, we advise using rideshare apps, which have known, controlled prices and are easy to use.
Uber is a popular option but not always available in less urban areas. In that case, you can use a local app called Liftago. The app offers driver information, rating, ride information, and a known price before ordering the ride to avoid overpaying and scams.

If you plan on traveling around the country and are not a fan of public transportation, or want the freedom to stop anytime, anywhere, renting a car could make things easier.

We recommend booking your car in advance. You do not need an international driver’s license to rent a car in the Czech Republic. Your driver’s license from your home country (make sure it’s in English), along with your passport, will work.

Google Maps application (download Android App / iOS App) is a great app to navigate while driving or walking. You can pre-download maps for offline use, saving on your cellular data plans.

Czechia has a ZERO tolerance for alcohol consumption while driving. So if you want to enjoy beer and wine along the way, avoid driving. Instead, you can either find someone else to drive, choose a different mode of transportation, or stick to nonalcoholic beer, which you’ll find in most restaurants.

Avoid awkward situations and unnecessary fines by making sure you know the different traffic signs and speed limits in the Czech Republic.

Staff does not tend to chase tips, but workers in the tourist industry will welcome a 5%-10% is appropriate.

Smoking is illegal in enclosed public places in Prague and the Czech Republic, including pubs, bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and theatres.

Additional Information

Czechia Money-Saving Tips

  • Order in advance – Book your tickets online. You’ll save money and make sure you have a reserved spot.
  • Take free walking tours – The country has plenty of free walking tours. These offer excellent introductions to the country and its history, so enjoy the stories and make sure to give your guide a tip at the end! Free Walking Tour Prague has the best tours in the capital.
  • Enjoy the outdoors – Czechia offers plenty of free hiking trails.
  • Get a City Pass – The Prague City Pass offers free admission to over 15 of the city’s main sights, including Prague Castle and the Palace. It will save you money if you plan on seeing a lot. Brno also has a pass worth getting as well.
  • Use hotel points – some hotels offer points for each night you stay with them. These points will give you free entry to different sites. Check with your hotel if that’s something they offer.
  • Bring your student card – Many Czech cities, especially Prague, are student cities and offer many discounts in museums, attractions, and shops.


Travelers Experiences

All experiences are written by TravelingFAQ users and subjective of their opinion and not of TravelingFAQ.

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August?2021 |?Adults, Seniors, Teens |?Full-day Tour

I loved the Old Town Square full of shops and restaurants, the Charles Bridge with lookout points, Prague Castle, John Lennon Wall. The city offers spectacular views at all the recommended sites, vantage points in many of the touristy places

Must do:

Don't miss Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. (must do field)


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