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From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

1. From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

Terezin is located approximately ninety miles north of Prague and just south of Litomerice. The town was built in 1780 by Emperor Joseph II of Austria and named after his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Terezin consisted of two fortresses. The Big Fortress was surrounded by ramparts and contained a barracks. However, Terezin had not been used as a fortress since 1882 and had become a garrison town, which was almost entirely separated from the rest of the countryside. Terezin changed dramatically when the Nazis renamed it Theresienstadt and sent the first Jewish transports there in November 1941. These workers made up the Aufbaukommando (construction detail), later known in the camp as AK1 and AK2. These men were sent to transform the garrison town into a camp. These workers transformed the town, that in 1940 held approximately 7,000 residents, into a concentration camp which held about 35,000 to 60,000 people. With your certified guide, you will be guided through the Terezin concentration camp, learning about the terrible history of this place. The tour visits most places of significance at the site. Afterwards, you will return to Prague.

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Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip from Prague

2. Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip from Prague

Enjoy a scenic ride from Prague through the southern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. You’ll arrive first at Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features over 300 historic buildings. The town is dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus. On this full-day excursion, you’ll visit the historical center of Cesky Krumlov and tour the Castle. Continue on to Ceske Budejovice and see its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses. After a full day exploring Southern Bohemia, sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. Please note that the castle is closed from 1 November to 31 March.

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Prague: Electric Trike Private Tour with a Guide

3. Prague: Electric Trike Private Tour with a Guide

This private journey through Prague on Harley Trikes is ideal for travelers with limited time — you'll cover all the must-sees on this comprehensive tour. Meet your professional tour guide in Prague and set off on an exclusive panoramic sightseeing journey.  With your private guide, ride through Letna Park, Castle area, Lesser Town, the Jewish Quarter, and Old and New Town. Ride along on the riverbank of the Vltava and see the best parks. You'll pass by the city's iconic monuments, like Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Strahov Monastery. On your trikes, you'll effortlessly climb up to the highest points of the city, Letna and Petrin Hills, and observe Prague from the best viewpoints.  Then, see the famous Dancing House and National Theatre, and leave your signature on John Lennon Wall.  Finally, ride under Charles Bridge, an ancient icon of the city.

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Prague: 3-Hour Shooting Range Experience

4. Prague: 3-Hour Shooting Range Experience

Take a break from the usual tourist attractions in Prague, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience shooting powerful weapons. Try out AK47 and M16 assault rifles, and shoot a Magnum revolver under professional instruction and safety training. All guns are semi-automatic and conformable with the Czech armament statute. Several program options are available to suit everyone from rookies to the most advanced shooter. Optical sights to ensure easy aiming are available with many of the guns, meaning that even if you're a beginner, you're guaranteed an adrenaline rush while at the Prague shooting range.

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Prague: E-Bike Small Group or Private Highlights Tour

5. Prague: E-Bike Small Group or Private Highlights Tour

See the top sights of amazing Prague in just few hours on an electric bike tour that starts out in the city center. Choose to travel on a public tour or opt for a private tour for just you and your group. Quality e-bikes featuring above-standard equipment are on offer. The route includes the most famous Prague sights as: • Prague castle complex • Loreta • John Lennon Wall • Strahov Monastery • Petrin Tower • Kampa Island • view of Charles bridge • Astronomical clock • Old Town Square • Church of st. Nicholas • National Theatre • Wenceslas Square • Stvanice Island • The Prague Metronome Meet your guide in the city center, where you will have the chance to try out the bike before the tour. The guide will briefly explain the tour program and then you'll start. During the tour, your guide will provide you with information about visited sights during each stop. There are approximately 10-20 stops for historical information or taking pictures.

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From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

6. From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

Escape the busy city of Prague and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature on this highlights tour of the Bohemian and Saxon National park. Visit sites that have been declared a ‘European Destination of Excellence’ for their exceptional beauty, enjoy the most photogenic natural creations of the National Park, and enjoy walks and moderate hikes in the most preserved parts of the park. Visit the most popular natural attraction in Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Pravcicka Gate, famous for being Europe’s largest sandstone arch. The site was used as a filming location for the movie Narnia, and there’s no escaping the Gate’s magical qualities. Mysterious and inspiring, the gate is hidden deep in the woods and this impressive symbol of the National park stands 21 meters tall, leaving all the spectators in admiration. Next stop is lunch which caters for vegetarians, vegans, and meat lovers alike. Enjoy a traditional Czech meal at a stunning stone house that was built on the stream in 1905 by German workers. This newly renovated restaurant will surprise you with an amazing steampunk style interior, which is decorated with gears, rivets and a huge clock with visible gears and  the sound of mechanics. The last stop on the tour is Bastei n the Saxon part of the National Park. The Bastei rock formation has plenty of viewpoints over the Elbe canyon on the right bank of the river Elbe. Walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and explore ruins of old Neurathen rock castle.

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From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

7. From Prague: Kutná Hora & Bone Church Excursion with Lunch

Head out of Prague for the day on a 5-hour excursion to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following a 1-hour ride through the countryside via air-conditioned minibus, you'll arrive in the city known for its silver mines. Once in town, visit the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, and the nearby Ossuary which is renowned for its elaborate decorations made of more than 40,000 human bones. Along the way, learn more about Bohemia's vibrant history, gorgeous landscapes, and architectural wonders. Afterward, stop at a famous Old Bohemian tavern where a 3-course traditional Czech lunch will be served.

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From Prague: Tour of Terezin Concentration Camp

8. From Prague: Tour of Terezin Concentration Camp

Terezin was originally a military fortress built in the 18th century by Emperor Josef II, but it is more closely tied to World War II. The walled garrison town of Terezin (the Large Fortress) served as a holding camp for Jews from all over Europe and was exploited for Nazi propaganda purposes during a Red Cross visit in 1944. The lesser-known Small Fortress was a shockingly inhumane prison run by the Reich’s secret police — the Gestapo. During the comfortable bus ride, your guide will share insight into the events leading up to World War II and the Holocaust. The tour starts with the museum located in the Large Fortress, formerly an all-boys school, which details the personal experiences of prisoners held here. You'll also view an authentic propaganda film before moving on to the cemetery and crematorium. Next, cross the river and tour the horrifying conditions for prisoners held in the Large Fortress, from the cell of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassin to the cramped quarters and firing squads of the Holocaust era. This trip provides a powerful, personal look into some of the darkest moments in history but also highlights the strength and resilience of the faith maintained by its inhabitants.

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Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

9. Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

Discover the main monuments of Prague on a half-day tour, with lunch and a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava, and marvel at landmark attractions by land and water. Enjoy the perfect tour for those who want to explore the heart of Europe and get a picture of Prague’s rich history. Hear fascinating stories from an experienced guide as you stop at the Charles Bridge and explore the streets of Lesser Town. Take the picturesque tram to Prague Castle to discover Europe’s largest castle complex. After a short coffee break, go to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to wander down small alleys and cobblestone streets. Lunch will be served at a typical Czech restaurant, washed down with some of the country's legendary beer. Then, take a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava (drink included), and see icons such as the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from a different perspective.

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Terezín Monument Half-Day Tour from Prague

10. Terezín Monument Half-Day Tour from Prague

Your 5-hour trip begins with a pick-up at your Prague hotel and a drive to the town of Terezín and its fortress. You’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort on a bus complete with complimentary WiFi and bottled water. Terezín was originally built in the 18th century as a strategic fortress for protection against the Prussian armies. During World War II the Nazis established a police prison in the small fortress, and the town itself was turned into a Jewish ghetto. When you arrive at the fortress, the guide will take you on a journey through the wartime history of Europe. You’ll also learn what life in the largest Czech concentration camp was like. Visit the small fortress of Terezin as well as the Ghetto Museum, which was originally built as school. The history of Terezín is important and during your visit you’ll come to understand more about World Word II and its impact on Europe. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your Prague accommodation or the city center.

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5 best day trips from Prague

Day trip to Kutná Hora

1. Day trip to Kutná Hora

Take a trip from Prague to Kutná Hora get to know one of the most fascinating towns in the Czech Republic. Kutná Hora was an economic powerhouse in the Middle Ages due to its local silver mines. Today, the town is rich in history and culture. The most popular sights in town are the incredible Gothic Church of St. Barbara, the Cathedral of Our Lady, and the delightfully creepy bone-lined chapel of Sedlec Ossuary. The town’s Silver Museum is also a great place to visit and learn about the town’s glittering history.

How far is Kutná Hora from Prague

The 78-kilometer (48 miles) journey south from Prague to Kutná Hora takes around 90 minutes by car or bus. By train, the trip is a bit quicker, taking about an hour.

Day trip to Český Krumlov

2. Day trip to Český Krumlov

Once you set your eyes on Český Krumlov, you’ll see why this picturesque town on the Vltava River is one of the most popular day trips from Prague. The best-known landmark in town is the grand cliffside Český Krumlov Castle, the second largest in the country. Take in the views of the town’s red-tiled roofs from the castle’s gardens or tower, and tour its ornate Baroque theater. Apart from the castle, other points of interest include the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Minorite Monastery. During the summer, you’ll catch people floating down the city’s river.

How far is Český Krumlov from Prague?

You’ll want to plan ahead to travel the 171 kilometers (106 miles) south to Český Krumlov. On the train or the bus, the trip takes around three hours, while a private vehicle can reach the town in just two and a half hours.

Day trip to Karlovy Vary

3. Day trip to Karlovy Vary

For some rest and relaxation, escape the crowds of Prague with an excursion to the glamorous Karlovy Vary. With more than 300 natural hot springs, over the centuries Karlovy Vary has grown into the Czech Republic’s premier spa town. Get to the source of all that hot water at the Vridlo geyser, which shoots water up to 12 meters (39 feet) high. The city is also well known for its Moser glass, whose factory is a can’t-miss destination. Finally, don’t forget to take in the full splendor of the town with a panoramic view from the Diana Observation Tower.

How far is Karlovy Vary from Prague?

Located about 130 kilometers (80 miles) west of Prague, heading to Karlovy Vary by car can take as little as 90 minutes. By bus, expect it to be closer to two hours, while the train takes even longer at three hours.

4. Day trip to Telč

Take a day to visit the little town of Telč — a popular Moravian getaway. The main attraction here is the architecture of the UNESCO-protected main square, lined with colorful facades and pleasant gabled rooftops. Telč Chateau is also a must-see sight, with its intricate frescoes and porticoed courtyard. Finally, stop by the Technical Museum to check out the vintage machines, ranging from telephones to antique vehicles.

How far is Telč from Prague?

The 158-kilometer (98 miles) journey to Telč is just as beautiful as the destination. Drive time by car averages about two hours, while the bus takes two and a half to three hours. With a travel time of up to four and a half hours, taking the train may not be an efficient option.

Day trip to Brno

5. Day trip to Brno

As the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, Brno offers many things to do and see on a day trip. The charming city has far fewer tourists than Prague, making it a great place to explore without the crowds. Travelers should check out the massive collection at the Moravian Museum, the hilltop Spilberk Castle which now contains the Brno City Museum, and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul.

How far is Brno from Prague?

By car, the 205 kilometers (127 miles) to Brno take just about two hours to cover. Public transportation is only a little bit slower, taking around two and a half hours by bus or by train.

Prague day trip FAQ

What transportation options are best for my day trip?

If you’re trying to figure out how to get to your destination, it can be a bit difficult to decide what is the best method of transportation.
  • • Prague day trips by train

    The Czech train schedules can sometimes be hard to decipher. Getting between main cities and places close to Prague are the best times to take the train. Often, taking the train longer distances in the Czech Republic can involve one or more transfers and many stops, so it is not always the most efficient option.

  • • Prague day trips by bus

    There are many buses that depart from Prague for most common day trip destinations. These buses are frequently the best option for getting from place to place, being both the most affordable as well as the most convenient.

  • • Prague day trips by car

    Taking your trip by car is one of the best choices for flexibility and efficiency. With your own vehicle, you can reach destinations around the Czech Republic that have little or no public transportation, as well as make spontaneous stops throughout your adventure.


Should I take a guided tour for my day trip?

A guided tour is one of your best options for a day trip from Prague. Taking a tour provides you with tons of history and information, making your time in each place you visit more meaningful. Other convenient perks of most guided tours include saving you the work of arranging transportation and entry to attractions.


What should I pack for my day trip?

What to bring really depends on what you do and where you go from Prague. Plenty of guided tours will already equip you with everything you need for the day. Warm clothes and rain gear are recommended if traveling during the winter months.


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What people are saying about Prague

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Our guide Stan was an amazing guy, knowledgeable and fun! the whole experience was priceless ! money VERY well spent. My wife and I had an amazing day, saw important tourist attractions and got a great feeling of prague. for the money we got a fantastic Paronama shot, Hot Tea and a printed photo which all were bonuses! Strongly recommend

Sebastian was a really great tour guide. He took the time to get us some really nice pictures around Prague. I had never driven anything like the trike before but it was a fun and different way to look around the city!

The guide Gustav, is so knowledgeable about the country and place and so enthusiast. He really wants you to know. He gave such interesting stories about the place. It was a delight to go on a tour with him.

Great experience! Very safe and secure, the instructor John is very nice and serious. But pay attention that when you book the 3 guns and 20 shots session you don't have the kalashnikov included!

Staying for a short period in Prague? Care for a good quick all around overview? this trip is the way to go.