Avoid crowds and heat exhaustion by booking late Spring or catching the last rays in October. Both are busy times of year for festivals and cultural events. If you fancy a Christmas break, wrap up warm and take advantage of clear streets and off-season prices. What could be more festive than being serenaded by musicians in the Old Town Square beneath the huge Moldavian Christmas tree with a glass of Medovina, a honey-infused mulled wine.
May-June: every year the Prague Spring International Music Festival is a major date on the international classical music scene. A wealth of world-class concerts championing home-grown composers in venues throughout the city.
October: Four + Four Days in Motion (Annual Festival of Theatre in Prague). An eight-day extravaganza of drama from around the world staged in offbeat settings.
NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.
PRAGUE: BY AIR
From the UK: carriers include British Airways, easyJet, Czech Airlines, Jet2, Wizz Air and Ryanair.
Within Europe: try Lufthansa, germanwings, Brussels Airlines and easyJet.
From the USA: United Airlines and Delta Air lines.
PRAGUE: FROM THE AIRPORT
There is no direct train or underground route. Catch one of the frequent express buses or get a taxi. All our partner hotels will arrange an airport transfer for you - some even offer it on a complimentary basis.
PRAGUE: BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Best seen on foot but public transport is simple and effective. Investigate the 24 hour, 3 day, 7 day or 15 day multi-mode ticket options (available from the information offices in major metro stations). NB: You must buy an additional ticket if you’re transporting luggage.
OUTSIDE THE CITY
If you are exploring Bohemia and Moravia, you will need a car - see our car rental recommendations. Bear in mind that some of the roads are poorly signed and not as well maintained as in western Europe.