As one of the most popular short break destinations in Europe, cheap flights to Prague bring tourists into the capital of the Czech Republic in increasingly large numbers. Arriving at Ruzyne airport, around 12 miles from the centre, the transport options for transfers are excellent. Bus route numbers 100 and 119 are the most regular services; in addition numbers 179, 225 and 510 take the same route, just a little less frequently. Many of the buses connect with the subway at Dejvicka, which will then take you right into the heart of the city. There are several taxi options, with the best being the bright yellow AAA cabs found at exit D at Terminal 1 and exit E at Terminal 2.
The city of Prague is very compact, hence walking is a very easy way of exploring the historic areas. However, the tram system is an excellent option for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing. There are 24 hour passes available at a very reasonable price which allow for travel on not just the trams, but also the metro and public buses. Cycling is another alternative, although the heavily cobbled streets make it a rather uncomfortable ride. The metro is especially efficient, very clean and as safe as any underground system in the world.
With the airfare to Prague being so reasonable, the wonderful sights of the Czech Republic capital now have many new admirers of its many historic attractions. The most famous being the Gothic Charles Bridge across the river Vltava, connecting the Old Town with the Mala Strana. The many Baroque statues adorning the bridge offer great photo opportunities. On one side of the bridge is Prague Castle, believed to be the largest in the world, within its grounds stands the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral. For terrific views of the city climb to the top of the Petrin Hill TV Tower, the cable-car journey up to it is a real eye opener. On the other side of the water is the Jewish Quarter, where the museum shouldn't be missed. The river itself offers a lovely experience, especially in the evening when the city is lit up.
Many people take flights to Prague simply for the shopping that is available, with a huge area around Wenceslas Square and Republic Square being home to dozens of fabulous outlets. Na Prikope is a wide pedestrian street, packed with many of the best known names on the high street. There are many shopping malls too, with the Palladium having the best mix of shops. Parizska is the street for the rich and famous and also has some of the most exclusive restaurants too, although the premier eatery is Bellevue which is close to the river. Kampa Park also attracts huge numbers, night after night. For the best Italian food visit Gabriele's in the Old Town. The nightlife in Prague is as good as any across Europe, there is literally is something for everyone. There are hundreds of bars, almost one on every street, plus many clubs. Duplex in Wenceslas Square is one of the top venues. Near to Charles Bridge, the Karlovy Lazne is one of the biggest clubs you will find, occupying a staggering five levels.
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