Prague City Breaks – find cheap flights and breaks to Prague from Ireland at Holidayguru.ie
The Golden City, the City of a Hundred Spires – when a city is this beautiful it’s easy to see how Prague has earned itself such dreamy nicknames! Book your next city break to Prague with my hand-picked selection of cheap city break deals and flights from Ireland. Since Prague is one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe, I’ve always got my eyes peeled for the latest deals, whether it’s a mini weekend break in Prague or even a Prague Christmas markets break.
Cheap Flights from Ireland to Prague
Looking for Prague flights? You’re in the right place! With so many people looking to visit Prague, it can be quite easy to find reasonably priced flights from Ireland. The only airport that offers direct flights to Prague is Dublin, with the route being served by both Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Travellers coming from Cork, Shannon or Knock will have to factor in a stop-over along the way. Flights to Prague are at their most expensive during the high season months of summer, when the weather in Prague is at its best and visitor numbers are at their highest. Things can also get pretty pricey during the Christmas markets season, but if you book far enough in advance you’ll be able to find some great deals and beat the crowds! Otherwise if you’re looking to stick to a budget when booking your Prague city break, consider heading in spring or autumn, considered to be the “shoulder seasons”.
To browse and compare cheap flights to Prague from Ireland, be sure to have a little look at my Flight Finder tool – you can put in the exact dates you need and find the perfect deal for your city break!
Prague Hotels & Accommodation
With a thriving tourism industry in the city, travellers and visitors to Prague will be well-catered for in terms of options. There’s everything from cute, self-catered apartments to luxury 4* and 5* hotels complete with heavenly views of the city and their own spas. But even if you have a budget in mind, it might be quite overwhelming as there are just so many options open to you. So where to stay in Prague? Prague Old Town is for many the immediate choice – it’s the most central district of the city and you’ll find most of the city’s major attractions there, such as the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. However the demand can often lead to inflated prices, so if you’re looking to keep costs low but still want to be central to the city, there are some alternatives I can recommend. The Mala Strana district is just on the other side of the river from the Old Town and is just as beautiful, so if you’re looking to be surrounded by history this is another fantastic area of the city to be in. Even Prague’s New Town district is another fantastic choice. You’re still right in the centre of all the action, and excellent transport links will whisk you around the city with ease.
If you’re on the hunt for cheap Prague hotel deals or Prague apartments, be sure to have a look at my Hotel Finder tool to browse and compare deals for apartments and hotels. Or why not have a look around on Airbnb?
Wondering what to pack for your trip? It’s always useful to know what the weather in Prague is like, so here’s a quick overview of what’s to expect. Overall temperatures are quite cool, but generally speaking the best time to visit Prague is during the summer seasons, where the weather is at its warmest (and the crowds are at their largest!). Temperatures from June until August hover in the 20s, though do be prepared to expect a bit of rain – July is the wettest month of the year with roughly 17 rainy days. Winters can get pretty bitter, with temperatures often dipping below zero – at around Christmas time and in January you might also see a bit of snowfall as well. Spring and autumn offer a sort of middle ground – a great time to go if you don’t want to put up with heaving crowds and high season prices.
Things to do Prague
Curious about what awaits you in the Czech capital? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular sights and tourist attractions in Prague!
Prague Old Town
The city’s historic heart, Prague’s Old Town is a true gem and the pastel-coloured houses and terracotta rooftops are pretty much the defining image of the city. The Old Town Square is the centrepiece of the district – it’s a popular meeting place and it’s also where you’ll find the dreamy Tyn Cathedral, one of the major features of Prague’s skyline. Spend some time to admire the breathtaking architecture and lose yourself in the maze of winding streets, whose beauty and atmosphere will whisk you away to another time and place.
Prague’s Astronomical Clock
Also situated in Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock is another major landmark and its intricate clock face is another icon of the city. The clock dates all the way back to 1410, making it the oldest astronomical clock in operation. It tracks everything from the time of day to even the positions of the sun, moon, the zodiac signs and day and nighttime. It’s a marvel of engineering and is a common stop on sightseeing tours!
Charles Bridge is another of Prague’s most iconic sights. This beautiful bridge links the Old Town to the Mala Strana district and is lined with statues of both saints and prominent figures in Prague’s history. The view out towards the Old Town from Charles bridge is absolutely divine – all of the gorgeous spires and domes look like something out of a fairy tale! Here’s a Guru tip from me – this bridge gets incredibly busy with sightseers, especially during the summer months, so if you want to snap some lovely photos without the crowds I’d recommend coming in the early morning or in the evening where most of the daytime crowds have gone.
From the opposite side of the river from the Old Town and perched up on top of a huge hill, Prague Castle commands a prominent location in Prague’s skyline and it’s where you’ll enjoy some of the greatest views of the city below. The colossal castle complex serves as the office of the Czech President and contains a maze of squares, gardens, chapels and palaces. All of the different architecture styles will give you a visual representation of the castle’s timeline and how it’s grown over the years. One of Prague’s most prominent cathedrals, St. Vitus Cathedral, is also situated on the castle grounds – be sure to have a look inside!
Prague Christmas markets
The beauty of Prague’s architecture makes it a natural choice for a Christmas markets break. Honestly, once the snow starts falling and the squares are abuzz with cosy stalls and festive cheer, there’s no denying the magic! The major Prague Christmas markets can be found in the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and Prague Castle. Foodies looking to try out some authentic Czech specialities should scope out the market at Republic Square, where you can get stuck into all sorts of savoury and sweet treats (the trdelnik pastries are a must!). For a more local experience, try the market in Peace Square. Loads of locals come here and the atmosphere feels a lot more cosy and intimate.
Since Christmas is a popular time of year to visit the city, I’ve always got my eyes peeled for Prague Christmas market breaks. Be sure to check out my article about the Prague Christmas markets, or have a browse of my Christmas markets deals in case you’re planning a trip at this time of year.
Nightlife in Prague
With the living costs on the Czech Republic being quite low compared to Ireland, you’ll often get a lot for your money. That’s one of the reasons why nightlife in Prague is booming. The city’s always had a long tradition of brewing beer, so be sure to visit one of the local breweries and sample some amazing brews! Some of the best breweries in Prague include the Strahov Monastic Brewery, U Fleku and U Medvidku. In fact you’ll even find beer spas in Prague, where you can soak in hot tubs full of the stuff as your pour yourself a well-deserved pint. Nightlife venues in Prague range from sprawling clubs to low-key bars with a laid-back atmosphere and cool design. Places such as Dejavu, Chapeau Rouge and Roxy are some of the most popular clubs in the city, but if you fancy a more chilled-out night out, then why not sample one of the excellent cocktails at Hemingway Bar or spend your summer evening sipping on crisp pints at the Hospudka na Hredbach – this beer garden boasts some of the best views of the city.
Book your Prague city break
Whether you’re looking for a luxury city break in Prague or want to visit the Prague Christmas markets, I’m always looking for the best city break deals for Irish holidaymakers! On this page you’ll be able to browse through my most recent deals, so to stay up-to-date be sure to keep checking back often.