All you need to know before visiting Czech Republic

Budget

Prices in the Czech Republic are generally reasonable. However, they vary greatly by region. Try to avoid the most popular tourist places and thus save some money.

Prague love bridge

• Prices for private rooms start at 22 USD (18 EUR) in Prague, 25 USD (20 EUR) in Karlovy Vary, and 30 USD (24 EUR) in Český Krumlov.

Food prices are generally inexpensive. Prices for a budget dinner start at around 6 USD (5 EUR). Street food and fast food restaurants are usually cheaper.

Transportation costs are reasonable as well. Public transportation fares in Prague start at around 1.17 USD (0.95 EUR). Prices for a 2 hour 45 minute bus ride from Prague to Český Krumlov, for example, start at 10 USD (8 EUR); a 2-hour bus ride from Prague to Karlovy Vary costs around 7.4 USD (6 EUR).

To save some more money, check out our Budget cutting tips.

Czech food sightseeing

Where to stay

You can find great accommodation options on Booking. Make sure to search for private rooms popular for romance. 😉 On Airbnb you can rent furnished apartments – those are usually cheaper than most hotels and they offer you the real Czech experience.

Best time to go

The weather is great during the summer. However, most popular tourist places tend to get overrun by tourists this time of year. Therefore late spring and early fall may be the best times to visit the Czech Republic. The winters are chilly in the Czech Republic.

Other information

Planning and preparation: check out our planning routine here.

Packing: check out the honeymoon adventurers’ ultimate packing list here.

♦ For other travel tips check out Travel like a pro, Travel for couples, Honeymoon styles, Honeymoon activities, Responsible tourism, and Travel resources.

Czech Republic Prague view

Language: The official language in the Czech Republic is Czech. Check out the typical travel vocabulary (in English) here. Learn useful travel phrases in Czech here.

Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)

♦ Visa or other entry requirements: All visitors to the Czech Republic are required to have a valid travel document. Visa requirements depend on the traveler’s nationality. For more information check out their official website.

♦ Electricity standards: The power plug types in the Czech Republic are C and E, the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

♦ Time zones: UTC+01:00 (Standard Time Zone),

UTC+02:00 (Daylight Saving Time – during the summer, from March to October)

Immunization recommendations and requirements: There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to the Czech Republic. However, it is recommended to get travel vaccines and medicines for tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies.

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Health and safety tips:

You should always make sure to follow the usual travel safety precautions:

  • Leave your jewelry and other valuable belongings in the hotel safe.
  • Keep your emergency cash apart from the rest of your money.
  • Dress comfortably and carry only the items you will need for the day.
  • Don’t carry a lot of money.
  • Always make sure to lock your room before leaving the hotel.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Try to maintain a low profile and do your best to fit in.
  • Carry a travel wallet/money belt/money pouch for carrying money and documents safely.
  • Avoid contact with potential scam artists.
  • Avoid showing off valuable belongings (like cameras) in public.
  • Don’t count your money in public.
  • Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.

Czech countryside

For other common safety concerns in the Czech Republic, check out Lonely Planet’s safety tips. For common health concerns check out Lonely Planet’s health tips.

To stay healthy while traveling, check out our health travel tips.

Tap water in major cities is generally safe to drink. In rural regions, drink boiled, bottled or filtered water instead. 
* While traveling, make sure to reuse a water bottle to cut down on waste.

Local Customs: The Czechs are generally friendly, helpful, polite, somewhat reserved and formal, especially at the beginning. When meeting someone in person a friendly handshake is customary. Address a person using his or her last name and the appropriate title until specifically invited to use his or her first name. The Czech people appreciate punctuality. There is no particular dress code required on the streets of the Czech Republic. Sloppy attire may be frowned upon. There are no rules about tipping in the Czech Republic, however, tipping is appreciated. Be tactful when discussing money and politics.

Czech children

Check out top things to see and do in Prague.

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