The best of Prague in 3 days
Prague is an amazing place full of historical monuments, attractions, entertainment and things to discover. One day is no enough. We ideally recommend at least 3 days for you to make the most of Prague without any rush and allowing you to see the majority of monuments and attractions (including some good food and drink), thus enabling you to enjoy the magic of this City of a Hundred Spires in person. The ideal location of Hotel Kampa Garden *** in Prague 1 means that you are guaranteed to have all of the monuments and the city centre within easy reach and we would also like to give you a few small yet useful pieces of advice:
- Plan in advance – then you can just enjoy Prague according to the plan
- Divide Prague up into regions. It is pointless to travel an hour by metro and then back for just one monument
- Buy tickets and pay for admission to monuments online – you will save time queueing at ticket offices
- Use public transport as much as possible. It is really efficient in Prague (buy a 3-day ticket)
- Don’t forget about monument opening times and adapt your times to suit them – our Hotel Kampa Garden *** located in the centre of Prague can help you with that.
- Enjoy yourself – stop off for a coffee or a nice lunch or dinner, enjoy the nightlife or take in a show (bars, discos, operas, cinemas or ballet … )
Day 1 - The Lesser Town and Prague Castle
- Take a morning walk from Hotel Kampa Garden *** in Prague 1 to the nearby Lennon Wall.
- Then continue on to the Lesser Town Square with the Church of St. Nicholas.
- Then set out on foot for Prague Castle and spend a few hours there (depending on the tours you take).
- You can add to your sight-seeing tour by also visiting the nearby Strahov Monastery and Petřín Lookout Tower with a lovely view of the castle and Prague with the River Vltava.
- In the afternoon / early evening, when you return to our hotel to rest, you can visit the nearby Franz Kafka Museum, walk across the Charles Bridge and enjoy the sunset.
Tip for you: Right by the Malostranská metro station, you will find one of the most beautiful gardens – the Wallenstein Garden with free entry.
Day 2 - The historical centre
- After breakfast, you can cross the nearby Charles Bridge and start getting to know the historical centre of Prague.
- Continue on to the Old Town Square, including a visit to the Church of Our Lady Before Týn and Kinský Palace.
- Your next steps should take you to the Powder Gate and the Municipal House and then on to Wenceslas Square which you walk the whole length of.
- At the very top end of the square is the newly renovated National Museum which is definitely worth taking a tour of.
- Return to Hotel Kampa Garden *** in Prague 1 on foot through Prague in the evening, or return comfortably by metro.
Tip for you: Resist the restaurants in the main tourist centres and choose those off the beaten track (you will save money and get the same quality of food).
Day 3 - A journey of faith
- Today, once again set out over the Charles Bridge to the other side of the River Vltava and the historical centre of Prague.
- Walk in turn though the Jewish Quarter and the Old Jewish Cemetery and visit the Synagogues (the Old-New Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue).
- And then visit the nearby Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia and the Bethlehem Chapel.
- You can spend the afternoon, either with a visit to the Zoological Gardens (the 5th best in the world) or visit the Botanical Gardens with the Fata Morgana greenhouse. Both are to be found in the Trója district of Prague, which can be reached from our Hotel Kampa Garden *** in Prague 1 in approx. 1 hour by public transport.
Tip for you: Take a short detour back to the river to visit an architectural gem: the Dancing House and then continue on along the embankment to Vyšehrad with a cemetery where famous people are buried.