Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of castles and palaces – steeped in history and rich in culture, Prague is a fascinating city. Lose yourself in the winding cobbled streets, explore the many historical landmarks and simply relax in the many cafés and restaurants which surround the town squares and the Vltava river; enjoy the world famous Czech beers or sample the local Berchovka liquer.
WHERE TO STAY?
If you're after a little luxury, Pachtuv Palace is the place to be. A stunning Rocco palace on the riverside, right next to the Charles Bridge, the gorgeous spacious suites and a delightful garden courtyard make this a light and airy oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the old town. Riverside hotel, meanwhile, located on the other side of the Vltava River, boasts breathtaking views of the city, castle and bridge. A stunning Art Nouveau building, with a bold interior and a modern feel, many rooms have small balconies and are ideal for couples wanting a romantic getaway – and only a short walk from the main throng of the old town.
WHERE TO EAT?
The variety of dishes available in the restaurants and cafés in Prague is impressive, with many Western European influences making their way onto the menus. We adore the delightful roof terrace of the Pálffy Palác, which is wonderfully romantic in the summer and equally appealing in the winter months when you can dine in the palace's sumptuous baroque dining hall. V Zatisi, which is tucked away just behind the river, is another gourmet restaurant, serving fantastic Czech and international cuisine, with a great wine list and some fantastic fish dishes – fish and seafood not appearing on menus to often in the region. However, if you fancy sampling a true Czech meal, there are many authentic Czech places serving traditional dishes such as pork (a whole piglet on a stick in some cases), cabbage and dumplings.