Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
If you are short on time, Prague will be the better choice seeing as it’s a smaller, walkable city with better day trip options. If you have a little more time and happen to love food, Budapest will give you a few more options to fill your days, plus, the thermal spas are world-class.
The best times to visit Prague are the spring and early fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds . Because of the city’s generally chilly climate, the warmer summer months (average high temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s) see the largest influx of tourists – which means higher hotel rates.
The train distance from Prague to Kraków is around 243 miles ( 392 km ).
2 days is enough time for a walking tour through the city, and to have a few beers, but once you get there, you’ll want to stay longer. If you know you will return in the future, you could always plan to go to museums & other places then.
Rent in Czech Republic is, on average, 52.19% lower than in United States. Cost of Living in Czech Republic .
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||35.00Kč|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||40.00Kč|
|Coke /Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||31.35Kč|
Credit cards are accepted in most places in Prague , for example in hotels, restaurants and international shops. However, some local shops, cafés and bars do not take credit cards. Cash is still king in the Czech Republic (Czechia), so if you able to do so, pay in cash .
Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prague should cost around Kč196 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner . The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prague is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices .
Though the cheapest overall, Prague was, however, deemed the most expensive city in Europe to buy a bottle of Champagne, with the average bottle reportedly costing £55.
Here are a few local Prague purchases to give you an idea of local item prices in Prague:
|THE PRICE OF:||PRICE CZK||$USD|
|Classic Czech meal at restaurant- meat, sauce, dumplings||140||6.1|
|Large sausage, bun and mustard at Wenceslas Square||40||1.7|
|500 ml of beer draft ( pint )||35||1.5|
|750ml bottle of wine good enough to bring to party||160||7.0|
For most of the tourists (I mean especially western Europeans, US) Prague should be cheaper (probably much cheaper ) than at home. But be careful, there are many places where they want your money and don’t shy to ask for two or three times higher prices than is common.