5 Unforgettable Day Trips from Prague

Kutna Hora

While not for the faint-hearted, you will not regret making the journey out to this truly fascinating site. The area holds a collection of really interesting buildings but, alongside the Hradek Castle and the Sankturin House, you’ll need to make time to spend at the biggest hotspot in Kutna Hora – the Sedlec Ossuary the Chapel of Bones. The Chapel is decorated with the bones of 40,000-70,000 people and while daunting, is strangely beautiful! Take a look at our Welcome sightseeing trip as well as pre-purchase your tickets for Kutná Hora & Bone Chapel Tour.

Prague Kutná Hora & Bone Chapel Tour

Terezín Concentration Camp

Another trip that is not offered for the fainthearted, a trip to the historical site of the Terezín Concentration Camp will be an educational and humbling experience to any who visits. The camp holds many memories of those who experienced life there and is definitely worth a visit for those who wish to share in their memory. It is recommended to have a tour on this visit. Tickets for the camp are available through Welcome for a skip-the-line experience.

Prague Terezín Concentration Camp

Karlovy Vary

The spa town of Karlovy Vary is situated around 126km from the city centre in Prague and of course, is the home to many natural spas, so bring along your swimming gear to test out a few. The buildings date back to the 14th century and therefore are a treat in themselves. You’ll also discover all the Bohemian history and culture nestled in these quaint streets, so what are you waiting for? Look at Welcome’s day trip to the spa town!

Prague Karlovy Vary

Český Krumlov

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place looks and feels like you’ve just walked into a fairytale. The village is nestled on the Vltava River in South Bohemia as is the home to the Český Krumlov Castle. The area was built in the 13th Century and the castle contains some amazing gardens. You’ll find no shortage of beautiful views, cute cafes and great art in this area. Check out Welcome’s day trip to this great site!

Prague-Cesky Krumlov

Bohemian Switzerland National Park

Definitely not in Switzerland, this beautiful national park harbours some incredible views. The journey is short and worth it, with plenty of varied-length hikes on offer, you can be sure to burn off the calories from all that beer while enjoying the beauty of the area and learning its history.  

Bohemian Switzerland National Park

Helpful Phrases to Use in Prague

Nothing is worse than travelling to a country and being lost in the language. As well as feeling a bit more confident on your holiday, the locals will be extremely appreciative of being thanked or greeted in their own language. So, here are some helpful phrases to keep on you for your trip, print them out and keep them in your pocket so you can use them on the go.

PhraseWhat it meansHow to pronounce it
Dobrý den.Hello (formal)‘dobree den’
AhojHello (informal)‘ahoy’
Jak se máte? How are you?‘yahk seh MAA-teh?
Dobře, děkujiFine thank you‘DOH-brzheh, DYEH-koo-yih.’
Otevřeno/ (U)ZavřenoOpen/Closed‘oh-teh-VRZHEH-noh/ (oo-)zah-VRZHEH-noh’
NerozumímI don’t undestand‘NEH-roh-zoo-meem’
Dobré ráno/večer/nocGood morning/evening/night‘dobrye rano/veh-chehr/nots’
Prosím Please‘pro-seem’
Neumím mluvit českyI don’t speak Czech‘Neh-oomeem mloovit cheskee.’
Mluvíte anglicky?Do you speak English?‘Mlooveeteh unglitskee’
A számlát kérem!The bill, please!aw sam-lat keh-rem
Děkuji.Thank you! ‘dyekooyih’
ANO/NEYes/no‘Ah-no/neh’

Despite this help, you may find you still struggle to communicate. Prague taxis don’t have the best English, so always have a backup plan (in the form of a map or address in the local language) to help you, and make sure that you are aware of any scams or strange behaviour. If you’re wanting to cut out any stress, Welcome transfers are available with English-speaking drivers, so you have no confusion with getting yourself from the airport to your hotel after your flight.

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