Old Prague, which is a unique collection of sights, the calm Vltava with river boats, affordable prices for luxury hotels and restaurants with original and hearty local cuisine – tours to the Czech Republic can turn holidays into an elite trip for lovers of a relaxing and educational holiday.
Holidays in the Czech Republic are very diverse: ski resorts, resorts with thermal mineral springs (the famous Marianske Lazne and Karlovy Vary), as well as a lot of the most delicious beer from Krusovice, so loved by tourists from Moscow and other regions.
Those who once visited the Czech Republic again and again return to this mysterious country of natural pomegranate, Bohemian glass and the most luxurious cocktail collection of architectural ensembles.
Currency: Czech koruna, (1 USD=23 KS)
PRAGUE is one of the most beautiful, romantic and best preserved cities in Europe. The City of a Hundred Spires was founded in the 10th century and throughout its long history has been the residence of Czech kings, princes, emperors and presidents. Once in Prague, you will definitely go to Prague Castle. St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Church and Golden Lane will amaze you with their beauty and variety of styles. From here you will see a bewitching panorama of the city with its famous architectural monuments of the old square and the Small Town. The city tower, the splendor of Wenceslas Square will enchant you. And good cuisine and the best beer in the world will make your stay in Prague even more pleasant and memorable. Prices in the center of Moscow.
Karlovy Vary – the largest and most famous Czech resort, located in western Bohemia, 130 km from Prague, in the romantic valley of the Teplá River. Karlovy Vary has retained its charm for centuries not only thanks to the healing mineral water, but also to the beautiful nature and magnificent architecture of the imperial style of the 19th century, numerous sanatoriums and hotels that organically fit into the local landscape.
The resort has about 60 explored sources of thermal waters, of which 12 are actively used for treatment. The basis of the treatment method is the drinking of mineral water and therapeutic nutrition. Mineral water is also used in the form of baths. Treatments include pearl, galvanic and whirlpool baths, water and electrotherapy, mud and paraffin compresses, physical therapy, special exercises in the pool, swimming, various types of massage, etc.
REMINDER TO THE TOURIST IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
The Czech Republic is a country of ancient castles, sparkling beer and delightful relaxation. A panorama of endless miniature rooftops, cozy cafes on the winding streets of such resorts as Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary and others, as well as the grandeur and austerity of the domes that reflect the beauty of this magnificent country – all this is the Czech Republic, which will leave you with the best memories.
One of the important sights of the Czech Republic is the famous resorts throughout Europe: Karlovy Vary, Marianske Lazne, Frantiskovy Lazne and others. Recently, the Czech Republic has also attracted fans of ski holidays.
Geography. The state is located in Central Europe. The Czech Republic borders Poland in the north, Slovakia in the east, Austria in the south, and Germany in the west. The area of the territory is 79 thousand square meters. km. The largest river is the Vltava with a length of 440 km. State system Parliamentary democracy. The climate is temperate, a mixture of oceanic and continental. The average temperature in winter is about – 2°C, in summer in July + 20°C.
Climate. Moderate, transitional from maritime to continental. Warm summer (July +20°C) and cool, wet winter (January from 0° to -5°C). Precipitation falls 500-700 mm. in year. According to Bridgat, Spring and autumn are quite warm, in mountainous areas the temperature is lower than on the plains, but not much, since the mountain ranges are low. May, June and September are the best months to visit the country, April and October are a cheaper alternative when the weather is still quite warm. January-February is the best time to visit the ski resorts of the country.
Language. The official language is Czech. The older generation speaks German and Russian, the youth speaks English
Time. 2 hours behind Moscow
Currency. Czech koruna equal to 100 hellers. In circulation there are banknotes in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 crowns and coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 crowns, as well as 50, 20 and 10 hellers. The import of goods worth no more than 3000 kroons is allowed.
Currency exchange: Private exchange offices charge up to 10% commission. In hotels, the commission is reduced to 5%. In banks, the commission is 2%. Banks and exchange offices are open on weekdays from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00. In banks, when leaving the country, they can exchange a small amount if there is a receipt for the reverse exchange.
Customs regulations. When crossing the border at customs, you will receive a list of items prohibited from import. You can freely import into the country: 50 gr. spirits or 250 gr. toilet water, drugs intended for personal use, 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars or 250 gr. tobacco, 2 liters of wine or 1 liter of spirits, other items with a total value of not more than 6,000 CZK per person, and for a child not more than 3,000 CZK. Import and export from the country of valid Czech banknotes and coins, their transfer to another country or from another country is allowed. The declaration is issued for the import and export of gold, gold coins and currency in excess of 200,000 Ks.
Stay mode. There are no restrictions on the movement of Russian citizens around the country.
Tax refund. When buying in the Czech Republic, you can save up to 22% (VAT). You can take advantage of this advantage when shopping in stores with the Tax Free sign. The invoice amount must exceed 2000 Kc (incl. VAT). To apply for Tax Free, ask the seller to issue a completed check and a Tax Free envelope.
When leaving the Czech Republic, present the Tax Free check at customs for stamping no later than 30 days from the date of purchase. Attention: without a customs seal, a refund is not possible.
Pets. For the transportation of pets, you need a passport for the animal (issued at the veterinary clinic), a document confirming that you have been vaccinated against rabies, a certificate of passing a veterinary examination at least 3 days before departure, and a document that the animal belongs to you.
Transport . Intercity buses are the cheapest mode of transport. Developed rail passenger transportation. A toll is charged when driving on Czech motorways. For travel in a car, the fee is 400 kroons. On the windshield you need to stick a special sticker about the payment of the fee. They are sold at the post office, at border crossing points, at gas stations.
Electricity . Mains voltage 220 V, euro sockets.
Tipping . In the Czech Republic, hotels and restaurants are supposed to pay about 5-10% over the bill, guides and taxi drivers also accept tips with gratitude.
Medical help . Medical insurance is required when obtaining a visa.
Telephone connection . The code of the Czech Republic is 420. The code of Prague is 2.
A call to Moscow is made by dialing the Russian code (07) + Moscow code (495) + subscriber’s phone. Before dialing the Russian code, you need to dial the international access code. Each hotel has its own line access code, so you need to check it with the hotel staff. We recommend using city phones, because all telephone calls from the hotel room are paid and the call rate is much higher. On the streets and at metro stations there are pay phones: coin and card. Cards can be purchased at tobacco and newsstands.
Emergency phones . Police – 158, road emergency service – 154, ambulance – 155, fire brigade – 150
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow
Address: 123056, Moscow, st. Y. Fuchik, 12/14
Tel: +7 (495) 251-05-44, 251-05-45
Fax: +7 (495) 250-15-23
Embassy of Russia in the Czech Republic
Czechia, Prague, nam. Pod Kastany 1
Tel.: 420 (2) 33-374100, 33-371545
Fax: 420 (2) 33-377235