Nestled in the heart of Europe and inhabited for over a thousand years, Prague is a city with plenty of stories to tell. It blossomed into one of Europe's largest and wealthiest cities under the Holy Roman Empire in the 14th Century, and evidence of this wealth still abounds today in the spectacular Gothic spires of the Church of Our Lady Before Týn.
The 15th Century brought upheaval to Prague in the form of religious conflicts between the Catholic and Hussite Church, before the city evolved into a center of science and alchemy in the 1700s, earning it the nickname 'Magic Prague'. The name holds up today, albeit for slightly different reasons: music, art, beer, and historic monuments abound. In short, Prague boasts some of the finest architecture and most beguiling history that any visitor could hope to encounter.
A few landmarks are impossible to miss for any visit to Prague: lined with statues of thirty saints, the 14th Century Charles Bridge crosses the River Vltava and links the Old Town to the Lesser Town, whilst the enormous astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall has been keeping time since 1410. Also unmissable is Prague Castle, which dates back to the 9th century and boasts the record for the world's largest castle complex. But some sights are easier to miss, and are best enjoyed with the expert guidance of a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide.
On an efficient day tour, cycle among locals on Prague's quieter streets and observe how the architecture changes around you, from Gothic to Baroque to Renaissance, and back again! Allow your guide to help you discover the bars and cafes where Czechs enjoy their famous beer for just over a euro a pint or the six synagogues of the city's Jewish Quarter. Discover the tumultuous history of forty years of Czechoslovak communism in Wenceslas Square, or cycle in the footsteps of Franz Kafka, Mozart, and other cultural doyens who called Prague home.
Prague has got it all - myriad museums, awe-inspiring architecture, and picturesque panoramas, so it's unsurprising that it's the fifth most popular city for tourism in all of Europe. Discover more and engage with this captivating city on a family-friendly bicycle tour, with the added benefit of bike rental!