Prague, come for the beer and stay for the culture. The city can have that slogan for free if they like, although the Czech capital is such a perennially-popular city break destination that it doesn’t have to sell itself too hard.
The reasons are understandable: the impossibly romantic Bohemian city on the Vltava has some of Europe’s most spectacularly ornate medieval architecture, atmospheric streets, stylish theatres, intriguing galleries, pretty squares and did we mention some of the world’s finest beer served in authentic, ancient pubs?
What better destination for today’s Big Deal city break, with return flights from Glasgow International and a four-night stay in stylish accommodation?
Czech it out
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful and atmospheric capitals, with an unspoiled medieval centre, evocative squares and a buzzing nightlife.
The Big Deal offers return flights with Jet2 from Glasgow International with 10kg cabin luggage allowance and four nights accommodation based on two sharing a standard twin or double room at the 4* Three Crowns Hotel. Continental hot and cold breakfast is included.
The city breaks are for four nights, flying out on Sundays only from Glasgow International. Available dates for your trip are Sundays from 10th April to 19th May.
Housed in an elegant 19th-century building, the 4-star Three Crowns Hotel is located just minutes from the National Memorial at Vitkov and close to the Old Town Square and Karlin Music Theatre. The historic centre is about 20 minutes away on foot and there are nearby tram links.
Guest rooms feature LCD TV, complimentary WiFi, ensuite bathrooms with shower/tub combinations, toiletries and hair dryers.
Continental hot and cold buffet breakfast is included in the offer and there is a coffee-shop and bar for the use of guests. The hotel also has a rooftop terrace and a garden with superb views over the city.
There are plenty of dining options within walking distance of the hotel and hotel staff can offer restaurant recommendations.
First time visitors to Prague may be in danger of sensory overload as they attempt to take in the ornate beauty of the medieval architecture of this unique city.
A few handy reference points are the Castle, the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, famous as the hub of the Velvet Revolution that overthrew the Communist regime in 1989.
The best way to explore is on foot, with the occasional hop on one of the city’s handy trams. Tourist highlights usually include lingering by the buskers on the Charles Bridge, a visit to the Jewish cemetery and catching the chimes of the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square.
Don’t neglect the beer, superb brews with a rich history, served up in atmospheric cellar bars, or pivnice, accompanied by simple menus of hearty Middle European fare, usually a variation on meat and dumplings.
The Three Crowns Hotel has plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following:
‘The hotel was very nice and really clean. The staff were nice and handled everything immediately. Close to various public transport and to the train station. You can easily reach the city centre. The breakfast was excellent.’
‘Enjoyed our stay. Nice lobby and bar. Good breakfast buffet. This hotel was only a 15 minute walk from the main train station and 20 minutes from the old town. Surrounding streets have plenty of restaurants and eateries.’
Everything about Prague simply screams romance, making this Big Deal city break the ideal couples’ getaway. With return flights from Glasgow and four nights hotel accommodation close to the action, it’s the perfect package for your personal escape to Bohemia.