3 Days in Prague

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Prague; the city so beautiful that it was spared by Hitler… or so the story goes. Prague is a living and breathing enigma; old and dirty but somehow unimaginably graceful. Home to some of the best-kept architecture in all of Europe, Prague’s charm has lived through aggressive wars, hence remaining to attract hoards of tourists year in and year out.

Brooke Saward Prague copy


3 Days in Prague

Although this was my third visit to Prague, I was just as enticed by it as I was the first time. Having only visited the city solo on my previous two visits, I was excited to show someone else the city and see it in a new light. Here’s how I spent my 3 days in Prague with my mum, whom was visiting from Australia…

Day 1: Arriving in Prague

Arriving by plane from Stockholm, as soon as we landed in Prague there was a driver waiting to take us to our Prague hotel located in the Castle District. I booked the private car service online the night before, taking advantage of the much cheaper rates available for private cars in Prague (for $30 it was a steal!) We used: Prague Airport Transfer.

In around 30 minutes we arrived at our hotel for the weekend, the subtle Aria Hotel Prague; a luxury 5 star hotel that feels much more like a home than ‘just another hotel’. The hotel staff were so welcoming that before long we knew the entire team by name, having had so much interaction with them over our 3 days in Prague.

Concierge was particularly helpful in booking ballet tickets (w/ incredible box seats!), providing free movies from the extensive DVD and book library for us to enjoy during our stay, and directing us to local boutiques and chocolateries to stock up on some local treats.

After checking in we were treated to a delightful lunch in the hotel restaurant, which specialises in local Czech cuisine. Prior to my exquisite three-course meal I had never considered the local cuisine to suit my tastes, but this gastronomic take on Czech cuisine left me completely in awe of the local flavours and textures. Soup was a particular highlight that I would certainly return for!

After lunch nightfall had already settled, and we began to make our way over to the National Theatre for a night at the ballet. Concierge had arranged spectacular seats at the Romeo & Juliet show that evening, which was a delight for my mum who had never been inside a European theatre before.

Aria Hotel Prague

Day 2: The Essential Sights

Our first full day in Prague was to be spent doing one thing and one thing only: seeing and doing as much as we possibly could. With so much to see and do in Prague, we started first thing in the morning and hit the hot spots first, including:

Charles Bridge

Prague’s most iconic bridge is an essential first stop for any first timer; so I was eager to take my mum here right away! We arrived at dawn, which is of course one of the busiest times on the bridge, but it was so special to show her this as her first introduction to the city. She was in super-tourist mode.

Castle District

The Castle District is of course home to the Prague Castle (go figure!), but also home to the winding cobblestone streets Prague is famous for, and loads of cute antique stores to rummage through.

The Old Town & Prague Astronomical Clock

Over on the other side of the bridge is the Old Town and Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock. Be sure to stop by for some tourist snaps, but beware of the overpriced tourist haunts located in the square that offer far from the best food in Prague. For some of my favourites restaurants, read further below.

St Vitus Cathedral

Another city icon – St Vitus Cathedral is a favourite for many visitors to Prague due to its’ unique baroque architecture. The Cathedral looks particularly lust-worthy in the evenings when it lights the sky. 


Day 3: Discovering More of Prague

Prague Dancing House

Another popular modern-day favourite is the Prague Dancing House, which also goes by the name “The Fred & Ginger House”. Located on the Vltava, it’s a short 20 minute walk out of the way but entirely worth it for a pleasant stroll out of the tourist centre.


Prague’s Jewish quarter is one of the best insights into Jewish history you will find in all of Europe. There’s so much to see and experience here, such as the Jewish Cemetery; Old New Synagogue; and Prague Jewish Museum.

Wenceslas Square

If you’re up for a spot of shopping, head straight for Wenceslas Square. Here you will find loads of international brands, ranging from Zara; H&M; Mango; Nike; Adidas; and many more. 

Brooke Saward

 I’m wearing: Steve Madden boots (similar here); Witchery leather leggings; Black parka (similar here); Chloe Marcie Handbag; Asos floppy Hat.

Day 4 & 5 (if time allows): Day Trips

If you find yourself with time to spare in Prague, there are some great Czech towns nearby that certainly deserve a visit!

Cesky Krumlov

Just a short 2.5 hour bus ride south of Prague is the incredibly quaint Cesky Krumlov. It is by far the most popular day trip from Prague even though it is furthest away, as it manages to entice travellers from around the globe. In summer the streets are filled with visitors, but in winter it resembles somewhat of an (eery) ghost town. Regardless, it’s always magical!

Kutna Hora

Kutna Hora is just a one hour train ride from Prague and known to travellers as the more ‘spooky’ insight to Czech history. It’s a great look at a different side of Czech Republic and pleasant year-round.

Karlovy Vary

The infamous spa town has become known as a little too touristy for comfort nowadays, but if you’re interested in checking out a spa town in Czech, this is also a great day-trip from Prague. The drive is 2 hours and many companies offer day trips in the warmer months.


Prague Dancing House

vltava river prague

Prague Favourites:

Lehka Hlava (vegetarian)

My all-time favourite restaurant in Prague and indeed most loved vegetarian restaurant in the world, Lehka Hlava is my typical go-to whenever I’m in town. In fact, I’ve never been to Prague without eating here at least twice each visit. Location: Borsov St. (not far from the Charles Bridge)

Maitrea (vegetarian)

Sister restaurant to Lehka Hlava  and with an even more extensive menu, Maitrea is a great lunch option for vegetarians who find themselves peckish whilst wandering around the Old Town. Location: Týnská ulička (near the Old Town Square)

Steiner & Kovarik

If you want to take some flavours of Prague away with you, Steiner & Kovarik have the most delightful cinnamon covered almond chocolates I have ever tasted in my life. You won’t regret it. Find them at the base of the castle stairs.

Cafe Slavia

Located on the Vltava River halfway between the Charles Bridge and the Prague Dancing House, Cafe Slavia (or Kavarna Slavia) is a great pitstop to make if you want to try something distinctly Czech. It is renowned for being ‘touristy’, but I still love popping in for a hot chocolate and people watching from the smoky windows.


A gracious thanks to Prague Aria Hotel for welcoming World of Wanderlust to Prague. My opinion is as always my own!

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    Will be in Prague mid-July and I’m so excited!!!! This along with the starter tips on your other post will definitely help a lot!! xoxo

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    Gorgeous! Prague has been talked about for SO LONG with my friends who have travelled. It’s on my list!

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    Love the tips and the photos! But specially love Prague….

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    Gosh, this post has sparkled the travel bug in me again. Prague reminds me of parts of Italy when I went this time last year. So beautiful and inspirational.

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    Thanks so much for the inspiration Brooke. Finally got me digging out my photos from the Czech Republic so I could share my thoughts about day trips from Prague. I don’t know if you’ve been to any of the places other than Cesky Krumlov. If not, I hope this helps to give you some ideas for next time.

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      definitely enough – make sure you eat at Lehka Hlava for me!! 🙂

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    November 16, 2014 at 10:20 am

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    November 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Prague looks amazing! I need to go there 🙂

    November 15, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Prague is definitely on the top of my bucket list! It looks more and more beautiful every single time I see pictures of it. You’re lucky you’ve visited three times!

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    Great tips Brooke! I will definitely visit a few more of these places next time I visit this beautiful city! I was there last day for only two days – so little time, so much to do! Lovely photos as always 🙂 x

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    Beautiful photos Brooke! Out of the three of us only Isabel has been to Prague, she keeps telling us how we need to visit- and we can definitely see why! Sounds like you had a great time, so jealous of your box seats at Romeo and Juliet!! Girls In Polka Dots xx

    November 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I lived in Prague for 8 months and you did a wonderful job of capturing its alluring beauty in this post! Although I would probably never live there again (the winter was miserable!), it is definitely somewhere I could visit over and over again. Also, loved that you pointed out my favorite restaurant – Mattriea. Although I am not vegetarian, they have some of the most wonderfully delicious meals there 🙂

    November 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    @Debbie: You can take bus from the street Na Knížecí, it takes 3hrs. Even by car it takes 3-3,5hrs. Český Krumlov is beautiful, especially in spring till autumn.
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    November 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    From Prague to Cesky Krumlov easy way take a bus. It cheap and comfortable I took yellow bus from Student Agency. It is like a plane give you food and has tv in seats before you. Travel about 4 hours. And I also recommend to stay in Cesky Krumlov more than one day it is beautiful small town.

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    November 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Wow!! looking awesome and romantic place. Thanks for sharing nice views.

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    Can you recommend the best way to get from Prague to Cesky Krumlov? Any recommendations?

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    Gorgeous photos and the vegetarian restaraunts sound great too!

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    November 14, 2014 at 10:50 am

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    November 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I’ve been there a few years ago, but I wish I could go there again ! Love the city and how it made me feel … Amazing city 🙂

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    November 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

    It is sooo cool you have been in Prague. I live here and I have also written a Post about Prague but anyway it is very interesting to read about it from a visitor 🙂

    November 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Wonderful city and so wonderful article about it. I was in Prague two years ago and remember cool architecture and Charles Bridge like was yesterday. – articles about travel around the World

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    How nice PRAGUE is!
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    November 14, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I’ve heard thousands of incredible things about Prague…. I’m really going to have to make it a destination when I’m back in Europe in April!

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    November 14, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Lovely article about one of my favorite cities. There are only two things I might add: you can easily get anywhere via several forms of public transportation, and a walking tour is one of the best ways to dive into the Prague atmosphere. Our guide was delightful, and we were able to plan out the rest of our stay by taking that tour. The biggest challenge? Staying out of the bakeries. 🙂

    November 14, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Prague is on my list of places to visit. I can’t even imagine the amount of history the city holds. Your pictures are beautiful!

    Marie @ Marie Away
    November 14, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I’m dying to see the Astronomical Clock in person, it’s so visually interesting to me. The architecture in Prague is phenomenal–so Old Worldly and still unique.

    November 14, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Great guide to Prague! I’ll definitely be referring to this when I visit next year :).

    Ashley | Ashley Wanders
    November 14, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Prague looks beautiful, and I will definitely make the trip to Cesky Krumlov when I visit!

    November 14, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Prague! We thought about going for our Christmas trip this year, but settled on Vienna in the end.

    Christie of The Butterfly Editions
    November 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Prague is such a beautiful city! One of my best friends lived there for a month while completing her TEFL course, and raves about her time time there. I have to visit one day soon!

    November 14, 2014 at 1:15 am

    How lovely that you got to stay in the Aria Hotel- when I was in Prague this summer we had the most incredible meal at their Coda rooftop restaurant. If the accommodation is as good as the food I’m sure it was wonderful!

    November 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Leave for Prague in less than a month and am so excited! Thank for this post (I didn;t even know there was a Castle District!)

    November 14, 2014 at 12:34 am

    This is really a great summery of your 3 days there. The Castle District in Prague is of course a must visit. So glad you had your mom with you!

    I know of Kutna Hora from before, and wanted to visit it as well. It sounds like a really great trip. I’m from Bosnia and Herzegovina, so it’s not too far away.

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    November 14, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I went to Prague for one day.. way too short for such a beautiful city

    Charlotte Smart @ A Love Triangle
    November 14, 2014 at 12:13 am

    :O Prague is one of my top places to go to! It looks so beautiful – glad you had a great time; I think one day I may just book tickets because I so want to go!

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    November 13, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Ah! I hitchhiked to Prague in July from Berlin – I didn’t expect such a romantic city! The architecture blew me away. Feel free to view photos from my trip here:

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    Anna // The Blonde Banana
    November 13, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Love your photos! I’ve always wanted to visit Prague as it seems like a good, affordable European destination. Somehow I always end up in the most expensive cities in Europe 🙂

    Grace B
    November 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Fred and Ginger was the nickname bestowed upon the Dancing House by architect Frank Gehry as a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, not a tribute to the architects themselves. Otherwise great post, and I totally agree with the suggested day trips and in fact was planning to share some photos of those destinations myself, but you beat me to it!

    November 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I am so glad you like my country 🙂

    P.S. St. Vitus Cathedral is built in gothic style.

    November 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Her post has made me want to go there even more! Prague has been top of my list for a very long time!

    November 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Amazing City, It is so romantic place ….