If you and your partner are well-seasoned travellers, having seen all of the usual romantic destinations, Paris, Venice, wherever, you’d be forgiven for thinking that your days of romance were up. However, there may be a few romantic destinations that you have overlooked, like Prague for example.
Prague offers everything that a romantic holiday needs, great scenery, a river to stroll along, world-class food and wine, and plenty of hidden retreats.
Wherever you turn Prague boasts incredible scenery, the perfect backdrop to any romantic break. The city’s romance lies in its charm, with old cobbled lanes, houses painted in pastel tones, golden church spires and more. It’s as if someone built Prague with romantic strolls in mind.
If you’re thinking of heading to Prague to inject a little romance into your life, check out our top romantic things to do whilst you are there:
Take a Boat Tour
The most romantic way to explore any city is by boat, and Prague is no exception. Prague’s river gives Paris a run for its money in the romance stakes and the Prague-Venice Cruises company offers 2 hour cruises in quaint replica old-world boats along the Vitava. As well as giving you an excellent view of the Old Town this tour includes a stop under a bridge where you can sip Czech beer whilst listening to accordion music. The Private Prague Guide company offers private tours than run even after nightfall.
Head to the Mcely Spa at Chateau Mcely
If you think a little rest and relaxation is just what you and your love need then head to the Mcely Spa to be pampered to within an inch of your life. This spa was awarded a top honour in 2012 at the World Luxury Spa Awards.
Grab a Hot Chocolate at Café Louvre
Everyone loves chocolate and if you and your soul mate need a little time out from exploring Prague treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate at the Café Louvre, which has been open since 1902!
You may think that France has the upper hand with wine but one sip of a vintage Czech wine in Prague will leave you wondered why no one has told you about it before. To taste Czech wine in its purest form head to the Villa Richter vineyard, a charming former family estate nestled into a hillside close to the Prague Castle. It is now three separate restaurants, each one a different level of formality. The fantastic wine won’t break the bank either.
The Krivoklat Castle
Dubbed the most important castle within the Czech Republic, this stunning building holds weddings and has been used for many movies include the Chronicles of Narnia. A stroll through the castle grounds will leave you all gooey eyed but for a little bit of a darker moment make sure you see the castle’s famous prison and torture chamber.
City versus Countryside
Make sure you get the best of both worlds during your stay in Prague. Drink in the culture in the city, check out the art galleries and stroll along the cobbled streets. When you’re done with the hustle and bustle and feel like getting a little more privacy head to the Chateau Mcely for a stay. As well as housing the spa previously mentioned, this 17th century building boasts well-furnished, regal rooms, croquet in the garden or star-gazing on the roof, using the eco hotel’s telescope. If you’re looking for the perfect location to propose, this is it!
Whatever you do whilst in Prague, make sure you take the whole city in. If you want to travel a little further afield head to the Hirecars website to rent a car during your romantic trip.