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Czech Republic

Country Facts

Prague may be where most tourists head to, but Olomouc with its fascinating history, narrow lanes, cosy bars and Renaissance architecture, and Telc with heritage hotels, a pretty town square and ancient fish ponds is equally attractive. Sandstone rocks, hidden lakes, pristine forests and the biggest natural stone bridge in Europe make the Czech Republic a nature enthusiast's Eden.

Get under Czech skin as you read Kafka's 'Metamorphosis', listen to Dvorák's classical compositions and watch 'Divided We Fall' by Jan Hrebejk.

  • Capital:Prague
  • Official Languages: Czech
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Koruna
  • Time Zone: +1:00 GMT (4 ½ hrs behind India)
  • Telephone Calling Code: 00420

When To Go

Best time to visit: April to June (spring). The average temperature in the Czech Republic is 7.8 °C with the highest monthly average being 23 °C in July and the lowest monthly average being -5 °C in January.

What To Do

Czech cuisine is heavy, filling and centered around meats and starches. With long winters and a land-locked geography, fresh vegetables, with the exception of mushrooms, and seafood are hard to come by.

What to eat and drink
  • Vepřo-knedlo-zelo: Roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut.
  • Svíčková: Marinated beef sirloin.
  • Smažák: A hunk of cheese coated in bread-crumbs, fried and served with tartar sauce and potatoes.
  • Kolache: Yeast pastry with fruit or cheese fillings.
  • Slivovitz: Plum brandy.
  • Kofola: A fizzy Czech soft drink.

Garnets, amber, Bohemian crystal, handblown glassware, marionettes and puppets, folk art, classical music CDs, the original Budweiser beer.


Escorted Tours

The best and easiest way to see the highlights is on an escorted tour, where all your travel, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements are well taken care of. A knowledgeable local guide brings history and culture to life as you travel in the comfort of your deluxe coach.

A world leader in budget travel, Cosmos combines the benefit of escorted travel with a great price. Ideal for practical, value-minded travelers. Vacations include comfortable hotels, breakfast and some meals, sightseeing with local guides and the services of an expert Tour Director.

Unmatched selection, more included features, quality first class hotels, and vast experience make Globus the obvious choice for travelers who want more. The world leader in quality escorted travel, Globus delivers memorable vacation experiences with knowledgeable Tour Directors and local guides.


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