The last time you have been in famous holiday regions in the south of Europe like the Costa Brava or Tuscany? Now you should visit not such a place famous for summer holidays - but despite of that it's a real insider-tip. Czech Republic is a small country with a lot to offer. Wander through medieval towns and dramatic castles, explore wild mountainous regions and sip world-renowned beer in the cultural heart of Eastern Europe. Nestled between Germany and the state of Saxony, Poland, Austria and Slovakia, Czech Republic holidays offer rich rewards for adventurous tourists wishing to experience the mysteries and delights of Bohemia and Moravia, the two ancient lands of a vibrant, modern European country. Relaxing and comfortable city and rural breaks are also well catered for throughout the regions. Late spring and early autumn are perfect times to visit; the weather is mild, bargains are available on most accommodation and attractions are pleasantly quiet.
Most Czech Republic holidays will start in the capital Prague, one of the world’s most beautiful, romantic and cultured cities. The breath-taking buildings and monuments of the Old Town and the Castle District, protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites, are surrounded by bustling, vibrant markets and high street shopping streets. An important stop for every visitor is Prague Castle, the world’s largest castle and possibly its most beautiful. The castle is still very much a formal state institution and the changing of the guards can be observed every day at midday. Not far outside of Prague is the town of Doksy, a favorite place for Czech people to camp and rent lakeside chalets in amongst the lush, mountainous forestry. The lake is surrounded by small, friendly cafes serving fine Czech beer and traditional food. Here you can savor authentic Czech culture and escape the bustle and expense of the city.
Czech Republic accommodation is varied and widely available. Even small towns generally have a campsite and these are usually well-equipped. They can be busy in the summer months but you will rarely get turned away. Hostels are becoming increasingly popular places to stay for young people travelling in the country, and you will find them in all big towns and cities. As well as conventional hotel accommodation, another option for Czech Republic accommodation is a short-let chalet, and there are plenty of dedicated websites advertising these.
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