Located in Central Czech Republic - the heart of Europe, Prague is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. To enjoy its inevitable charm at most, here are the four must-dos not only for couples but also for travellers who love to escape the hustling walking tours and pub-crawls.
Get on a boat trip
There are various options of boat trips to choose from: either a 1-hour quick tour, a lunch-included tour, or even a fancy night on the boat with live music and classy dinner. Tickets can be easily found at most local tourist info points and you would often get a 100 CZK (approximately 4 USD) discount for any tour of the same agency booked afterwards. MartinTour is one of the recommended choices for a sightseeing tour and boat tour, as prices are cheaper than the others. They have discounts for students as well.
With such good offers at affordable prices, you will get to see one of the most wonderful civil gothic-style architecture in the world such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Bridge Tower. Transportation to the port as well as service of a tour guide are typically included in the purchase, though I ended up going on foot from the port to Prague’s centre area - the Old Town Square.
See Prague from above
Just before entering the famous Prague Castle, turn couples of hundred meters to the right side (facing the main gate) and you will find a perfect spot, from which you can capture the whole breath-taking view of the city. Prague is definitely bigger and more spectacular than you could imagine.
Get lost in the Old Town
When it comes to travelling in Eastern Europe, one of the most remarkable experiences is to wander around the old towns of different countries, each of which has its own beauty and history behind. Dozens of old narrow streets surrounded with plenty of small souvenir shops, local pubs and restaurants together create a very uniquely classic Prague.
Never would you reach the true heart of Prague without stepping into the Old Town Square. Prague’s Old Town Square appears lively and vibrant especially in the summer time. Street performances of musicians, dance crews, and entertainers, which occurred mostly during late afternoon when the sun is a bit calmer, certainly make the square as colourful and alive as the buildings that surround it.
Grab a beer & enjoy local food
Though drinking beers does not sound that romantic, it may be a fun and memorable thing to do in Prague for young couple travellers. Not mentioning that Czech beer is one of the best in Europe, it is certainly refreshing to have just a cup of beer or two after wandering a long way around the Old Town. In order not to be overcharged, you should stay away from touristic areas and go for smaller bars in the street corner.
One thing you must definitely try is Czech Goulash Soup, which is a typical Eastern European dish that you can also find in Hungary and Poland but with different flavors. The main ingredients of Goulash are cooked potatoes, carrots and meat (pork or beef). The soup is a perfect combination of sweet, salty and sour flavour, and usually served with bread.
Enjoy Prague slowly and smartly
As Prague is a rather smaller capital city than big ones such as Paris or Berlin, you can easily and quickly get to know the city just by walking around. Prague definitely carries an unforgettable sophisticated medieval beauty that travelers find it hard to resist. Czech people are nice, friendly and helpful. Finding a local who you can trust to hang out with, hop on a boat, walk around while discovering Czech food and drinks here and there is definitely one of the best way to enjoy Prague best.