Travelling as a couple doesn’t have to mean going away for a week or two to a secluded island and spending every day on the beach. If you and your partner both love to travel, then you might enjoy short city breaks as much! Short breaks are ideal for those with Monday-Friday working schedules as you don’t have to use up too many of those precious holidays. With city breaks, you get to see the highlights of a new city and both of you are sure to compromise on what to see and do to suit your tastes.
If you fancy a short break away without breaking the bank, then Prague is an ideal choice for couples who want a cheap travel experience without sacrificing any of the quality. Getting there isn’t much of a problem from anywhere in the UK with Ryanair and Easyjet offering regular flights to the city, with flight times of less than 2hours. Before you go though, be sure to exchange your sterling for the local currency – Czech koruna. Some more popular hotels and shops might accept Euros but it probably wouldn’t be to your benefit. While the exchange rates for GBP have taken a bit of a hit due to Brexit, the exchange rate is still around 1:33 so don’t be surprised by prices when you get there, in fact check out our Prague budget blog for more info!
So why is Prague perfect for a romantic break as a couple? The city has been described as Paris of the East and this is probably because of the similarly stunning architecture that can be admired throughout the city. Old Town Square is the main attraction for tourists, with a spectacular view over the city being offered for those who want to climb (or get in the lift!) to the top of the Old Town Hall. Built into one side of the Town Hall is the famous Astronomical Clock which dates back to 1410, and fits in perfectly with the gothic architecture befitting of a fairytale in the surrounding area. In the winter, if you’re looking that truly magical experience with your partner then why not take in the Christmas Market which sets up in Old Town Square and get some unique gifts to take back home too?
For an alternative tour of the city during your couples break, why not see it from the Vltava River? In the summertime, you can relax on the deck while you take in the sights during your short tour. Alternatively, if you’re visiting in the winter you can stay inside in the heated cabins with panoramic windows to take in the scenery as you pass down the river. The city has a lot to offer whatever your interests so it won’t be hard to find something that both you and your other half enjoy. The Prague zoo has a great range of species of animals to see for those who love animals – from lions and cheetahs to little meerkats and spider monkeys!
Of course, Prague is also a great choice for your next break if you both love beer! With beergardens around the city – and even at some of the most popular sights such as Old Town Square – you can take in all that the city has to offer while enjoying a nice cold beer. If you like to know a bit more about what you’re drinking though, why not check out Staropramen brewery and see how it’s made and learn more about its history? In a similar vein, if you’re a couple who love culture then why not take in an opera? The classical city has a number of theatres including the Prague National Theatre, and State Opera which regularly show some of the world’s most popular shows.
For couples, if you’re taking your break in Prague over May Day then definitely don’t miss out on heading to Petrin Hill! Here you’ll see many couples kissing in front of the statue of poet Karel Macha as it’s believed that this seals your love to make it last forever… Why take the risk of not trying it? However, don’t be surprised all year round to notice a laid back attitude from the locals to public displays of affection as this is just the Prague way!