Your Guide to a Day Trip to: Prague

I personally have never been to Prague but I have always wanted to go so when I was working with  Bounce and thinking of post ideas, this one screamed yes to me. Bounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in the world. The company partners with local businesses to create storage points in cities for tourists and business travellers alike. It's a great solution for easy travelling and a much cheaper alternative than using public transport locations. 

There is no possible way for you to experience everything Prague has to offer in one day. Because of this, when you are taking a day trip to Prague you will want to hit the highlights. Wear comfortable shoes and hit the ground running, there is a lot to see!

This capital city of the Czech Republic is a popular destination because of the history that you find around every corner. It is bisected by the Vltava River and is absolutely breathtaking to visit in person. You will fall instantly in love with this intriguing city. 

While in Prague, you will learn why it is nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires” with its Gothic buildings and old-world charm. Medieval elements such as the Astronomical Clock will leave you wanting to learn more about this time period. 

Don’t wander through Prague lugging heavy bags. Instead, leave them with a luggage storage service so you can get out and fully enjoy your time during your day trip. Check out a few of these must-see attractions while exploring incredible Prague.

Old Town Square

While many historians claim that Old Town Square was founded during the 12th century, many of the buildings surrounding it date back to the 10th century. The square remains much as it did when it was first created as the heart of the city.

The square is a very popular tourist destination and can become crowded quickly, but it is an absolute must-see when you visit this historic city! While strolling through the Old Town Square be sure to check out the Baroque Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of Our Lady before Týn, and the Golz-Kinský Palace. Sit and watch as people stroll by or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants. 

Astronomical Clock

You cannot view the Astronomical Clock without taking in the beauty of the Old Town Hall. Constructed in 1338, the town hall was the main seat of government for the Old Town and the oldest part of the building is the south wing that is home to the Astronomical Clock and the Oriel Chapel. 

The Astronomical Clock was built during the 15th century and is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world. It is also the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. You will be simply amazed when you view it in person. Before heading to Prague for the day, take the 3-D virtual tour of the town hall and the clock so you know what to expect when you arrive. Be standing near the clock when it strikes the hour to watch the 12 apostles appear. 

Charles Bridge

Take a stroll across a medieval stone bridge that is the oldest bridge in all of Prague. The building of this magnificent bridge began in 1357 after the original bridge named Judith’s Bridge was destroyed in the flood of 1342. 

The Charles Bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge or the Prague Bridge but was changed to the Charles Bridge in 1870. It is free of charge to meander across span and explore the area that connects both sides of the city. The sandstone bridge is sandwiched between beautiful towers to ensure it's integrity. You can also quickly visit the Old Town Bridge Tower and the Lesser Town Bridge Tower while here. 

Prague Castle

You can easily spend an entire day at this huge complex and still not see everything there is to see. Prague Castle was constructed during the 9th century and is now the office of the President of the Czech Republic. It is located in the Castle District, or Hradcany, and is a very popular place to visit. You can roam through the grounds for free; however, many of the buildings such as the Basilica of St. George and St. Vitus Cathedral do cost. 

Sign up for a guided tour that includes admission to most of the buildings for a comprehensive look at Prague Castle and all that is a part of it. If you do not have two-and-a-half hours for a tour, you can walk through on your own. 

Cruise the Vltava River

What better way to see all Prague has to offer than via boat on the Vltava River? Several tour companies offer cruises down the Vltava for sightseers to enjoy. Book a dinner cruise or a shorter sightseeing cruise and relax on the water. Cruises Vltava offers several different types of voyages and allows you to escape the crowded streets for a few hours and see Prague from a whole new perspective. Viewing Charles Bridge from the water is truly memorable. 


You do not have to be a history buff to understand the significance of Josefov or the Old Jewish Ghetto located between the Vltava River and Old Town. Josefov dates back to the 13th century when Jews were forced to relocate here from their homes. Jews were not allowed to live anywhere else in the city except this ghetto and the hardships they faced while exiled here are unimaginable. Visit the six synagogues inside Josefov and learn more about the history of the people forced to live in this area.  

Take a Walking Tour

When you only have a day to see all that Prague offers, the best way is to sign up for a walking tour that will take you through specific parts of the city. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to discover all that is Prague. Remember, if you join a free tour, your helpful guide still deserves a tip so it is not technically free. Listen and look as your tour guide brings the history of Prague to life and leaves you wanting to explore more of this amazing old-world city. 

Prague is a fantastic place to visit and you will not be bored while you are here! Bring your sense of adventure, your love of history, and your enthusiasm for old-world charm on your day trip to Prague.  Your one day in the city just may lead to more and more visits so you can keep discovering new things about the city and its people. 

I personally can't wait to go one day and perhaps try to visit all these places myself. I have a few friends who went interrailing after college and a lot of them said that Prague was their favourite city! A big thank you to Bounce for collaborating with me on this post.