Cheap flights to Prague
The world’s best beers, a skyline that makes Paris jealous and history to rival anywhere in Europe, it’s no wonder tourists are choosing Prague as one of their favourite city break destinations.
Prague has become a byword for the ultimate city break, and it’s not surprising as it really is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring cities. Tourists flock here in their droves to experience its fairytale splendour of medieval castles, Gothic cathedrals, winding cobblestone streets and a skyline heavy with church spires.
And with a range of architectural styles from the last 900 years, it’s no wonder this place is a World Heritage Site. Oh, and it’s also the birthplace of Budweiser, so expect plenty of places to stop off for a pint or three as you go about your travels. Seems like this city has the best of both worlds.
A winter highlight, the Ovocny Trh ice rink opens behind the Estates Theatre in the Old Town on 7 December (until 31 January). The music spins from 10am until 10pm daily.
Usher in 2014 in the Golden City, which throws one of the biggest street parties in Europe on 31 December. Revellers pack the centre for live music and champagne toasts. The real show, however, kicks off at midnight with a spectacular firework display over the Vltava. For a prime viewing spot along the riverbank, Petrin Hill or Prague Castle, you'll need to arrive a few hours in advance.
Prague's dazzling Christmas markets officially open with a tree-lighting ceremony on Old Town Square at 5pm on 30 November. Located throughout the capital, these beloved seasonal markets sell everything from embroidered lace and crystal to one-of-a-kind handcrafts and wooden toys. Most run until 5 January.