The Czech Republic is a land of enchanting fairytale castles, historic spa towns, fine restaurants and wide rivers to cruise along. The jewel in the crown has to be Prague which makes for a really fun weekend break without breaking the bank, especially if you are a night bird and don’t want to spend too much on drinks. Average daily cost per person: 1,956 Czech Koruna or £64 ($81).
Past travelers have spent, in average £15 ($19) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Vepřo knedlo zelo (roasted pork), Sekaná pečeně (baked mincemeat), Česnečka (garlic soup), Guláš (goulash), Rajská omáčka (beef in tomato soup).
Although not as quite as cheap as they used to be, hotels in the Czech Republic are still an incredible bargain, especially when compared to other major European destinations. In Prague, a hotel in a central location can still be found for under $50 per night. There are also plenty of hostels to book from in the country and homestay is very popular (plan to spend about £15 a night).
– Spend 2 days in Prague – Prague features an amazing historical architecture. Just wander in the streets, grab a beer in an old pub and visit the magnificent Charles bridge and Prague’s castle.
– Visit Brno – Brno is nearby the Moravian wine country, an area that offers gorgeous nature and cheap, local wine tasting. The city combine a modern downtown full of stunning squares and churches as well as an authentic culture that holds onto its roots as a hard-partying student city.
– Indulge at Karlovy Vary – This is the place to go to for a fabulous spa treatment. The city also hosts one of the oldest film festival in the world.
– Camp in Cesky Raj – This beautiful forested nature preserve s located only 90 kilometres northeast of Prague, and offers activities for outdoor adventurers such as hiking, cycling, rafting, and climbing. You can stay in a guest house or private apartment for cheaper than in the city if you don’t fancy camping.
– Shop at farmers markets – Prague hosts farmers market nearly every day. You’ll find here lots of fresh produce along with food stands offering cheap and tasty burgers, sausages, soups, and cakes. It’s a great place to shop for a picnic.