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Ancient Castles, Boutique Cafes and Rolling Countryside; there’s a reason the Czech Republic is one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Holidays in Czech Republic:

Located in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is a land of stunning landscapes, historic towns, and rich cultural heritage. Travel to this stunning country is only around 2 hours from the UK’s major airports, making it the ideal spot for spending a long weekend exploring. From the fairy-tale charm of Prague to the serene beauty of the Bohemian countryside, holidays to the Czech Republic offer something special for lovers of history and city breaks.

And the best part? Our Czech Republic bargain breaks are super pocket-friendly!

When is the best time to visit? Holidays to the Czech Republic are ideal all year round. For good weather, smaller crowds and plenty of festivals to enjoy, the cusp of summer (March to May) and the turn of autumn (September and October) are the best time to visit the Czech Republic. However, if you are looking for a winter city break, the Czech Republic offers up bargain holidays to Prague’s magic Christmas markets and yuletide festivities.

Where is the best place to stay? The laid-back capital of the Czech Republic is the perfect destination for a city break. The ethereal scenery and architecture portray a vibe similar to that of a fairytale, with picturesque terracotta buildings and ancient squares lined with shops and cafes. If you are looking to get into nature, the surrounding towns and Bohemian countryside are great alternatives to the Czech Republic’s most visited holiday destination Prague.

Travel Guide

Whether you're drawn to the history and architecture of its cities, the charm of its small towns, or the beauty of its natural landscapes, you'll find yourself enchanted by this captivating country.

  • Currency: Czech Koruna
  • Average flight time: 2 Hours
  • Time Difference: +1 hour
Czech Republic - City breaks

Czech Republic holidays

Explore the Magical City of Prague

Explore the Magical City of Prague

Prague, the capital city, is often referred to as the "City of a Hundred Spires," and it's easy to see why. The skyline is adorned with stunning Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture, making every corner a feast for the eyes. Start your holiday at Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. Wander through its vast courtyards, marvel at the intricate designs of St. Vitus Cathedral, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the castle's grounds. Stroll across the iconic Charles Bridge and take in the breathtaking views of the Vltava River. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Old Town Square. Here, you can admire the Astronomical Clock, which has been keeping time since the 15th century. The square is surrounded by colourful baroque buildings, street performers, and outdoor cafes.

Wander Through the Charming Towns

Wander Through the Charming Towns

Beyond Prague, the Czech Republic is dotted with picturesque towns and villages that seem to be plucked from a storybook. Visit the historic town of Kutná Hora, famous for its impressive Gothic cathedral, St. Barbara’s Church, and the eerie Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with human bones. The UNESCO World Heritage site Český Krumlov is the next must-visit. The town's stunning castle, which overlooks the Vltava River, is surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets, charming shops, and quaint cafes. Known for its thermal springs, Karlovy Vary is a spa town that has been attracting visitors for centuries. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the mineral-rich waters, and take a leisurely walk along the Teplá River, lined with elegant colonnades and grand hotels.

Immerse Yourself in Nature & Culture

Immerse Yourself in Nature & Culture

From classical gigs in grand concert halls to lively folk festivals The Czech Republic has a rich cultural heritage that is celebrated through its festivals. The Prague Spring International Music Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival are highlights of the cultural calendar. But if you prefer the sound of nature, why not visit a National Park on your Czech Republic holiday? Located in the north, Bohemian Switzerland is a national park known for its dramatic sandstone formations, deep gorges, and lush forests. Hike to the Pravčická Gate, the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe, for breathtaking views. Or explore the underground world of the Moravian Karst, a region filled with stunning limestone caves and gorges. The Punkva Caves offer a unique boat ride on an underground river, and the Macocha Abyss is a spectacular natural chasm.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Feeling adventurous? The Czech Republic is the perfect place to sample some new flavours, discover new dishes and find a tipple to crave! Indulge in traditional Czech cuisine, including hearty dishes like goulash, roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut. Dumplings are a popular delicious accompaniment, often filled with fresh vegetables and fried. Many of the local specialities are meat-based, with ham and game featuring on many menus, but you’ll find vegetarian-friendly options too. No trip to the Czech Republic would be complete without grabbing a sweet treat. Miša is a popular choice, a popsicle made using quark cheese and chocolate! Or the famous trdelník, a sweet pastry rolled in sugar and nuts is a must for any sweet tooth.

Weather in Czech Republic

Average monthly temperature in Czech Republic (°C)

  • Jan -1°C
  • Feb 1°C
  • Mar 4°C
  • Apr 9°C
  • May 13°C
  • Jun 16°C
  • Jul 18°C
  • Aug 17°C
  • Sep 14°C
  • Oct 9°C
  • Nov 3°C
  • Dec 0°C

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