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If you only have a few days to explore this amazing city then Prague certainly makes it easy. With its historic core neatly compacted into the centre and with excellent public transport on offer, you have yourself a perfect mix for a short break destination. The best - and sometimes the only way - to get to know a city is on foot, and Prague is most definitely a walkers paradise. Most tourist attractions are located within the city centre, which makes it easy to navigate around. However, if you want to rest your weary feet, you will also find that a river cruise is a delight in itself, and offers unexpected perspectives of this wonderful city. The most popular sightseeing areas are divided by the Vltava river, with the Lesser town and Prague Castle area on the left bank, and the Old Town, New Town and the Jewish Quarter on the right bank. The stunning Charles Bridge straddles the Vltava connecting the Old Town and Lesser Town. Pack yourself some comfortable walking shoes and hit those cobblestones.
Read more on this destination in The AA Keyguide to Prague.
Suggested Prague itinerary
Day 1 (Morning): Start off early and walk the Royal route (approx. 2km/1.2miles). The former coronation route that runs from the Powder Tower in the Old Town, along Celetna, through Old Town Square, across Charles Bridge and up to Prague Castle for a tour around. Stop for lunch at the Liv Dvur restaurant, set in the Royal Gardens at the back to the castle.
Day 1 (Afternoon): After lunch, take a tour around the magnificent St Vitus Cathedral and other buildings all clustered within the walls of the Castle. Enjoy the granduer of this stunning cathedral and the wonderful views of the whole of the city.
Day 2: Explore the sights and sounds of New Town, Old Town, the Jewish Quarter and Lesser Town. Meander around the shops and galleries at your own pace, absorbing the magical settings and enjoying the spectacular architechture. Lesser Town is just a short stroll across Charles Bridge from Old Town (the bridge is an experience in itself).
Day 3 (Morning): Take a look around Joesfov, Pragues famous ghetto. See the ancient cemetary and wonderful synagogues, all that remain as testimony to a thousand years of Jewish life in the city of Prague.
Day 3 (Afternoon): Take a cruise along the Vltava river starting at Rasinovo Nabrezi (Rasin Embankment), and enjoy Prague from a different angle. Some of the bridges are works of art in their own right.