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Escape from Raleigh to Prague on a budget

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By Hoodline - Published on June 21, 2019.

Last year, the Czech Republic celebrated its 100th birthday, and Prague — the country's capital city — was named one of 2018's top destinations by the New York Times.

Bisected by the Vltava River, “the City of a Hundred Spires" is known for its Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and its medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Besides the stunning architecture, there are also enough local libations and delightful dishes to appease any traveler.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Raleigh and Prague, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Prague to get you started on planning your ideal getaway. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Prague flights

The cheapest flights between Raleigh and Prague are if you leave on Sept. 8 and return from the Czech Republic on Sept. 11. Ryanair currently has roundtrip tickets for $533.

There are also deals to be had in November. If you fly out of Raleigh on Nov. 11 and return from Prague on Nov. 19, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $584 roundtrip.

Top Prague hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are some of Prague’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Mosaic House (Odboru 4)

If you're looking for a top recommendation, consider The Mosaic House. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $110.

"The rooms are light and modern, and I liked the trendy décor," wrote visitor Petr.

The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)

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There's also the 4.8-star rated The Sophie's Hostel. Rooms are currently set at $16/night.

This hostel is near the Czech National Museum, Czech Technical University and Wenceslas Square.

The Louren Hotel (Slezska 55 Slezska 832/55)

A third option is The Louren Hotel. With a five-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $92/night.

Local restaurant picks

Don't miss Prague's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Cacao (V Celnici 1031/4 At Namesti Republiky)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Cacao, which has an average of five stars out of 14 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This is a great cafe in the central part of Prague with spectacular views of Republic Square," wrote visitor Josef.  

Villa Richter (Stare Zamecke Schody)

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Another popular dining destination is the Villa Richter, with 4.9 stars from eight reviews.

"Set among vineyards on the hill beneath Prague Castle, the atmosphere at this renovated villa is really magical," wrote reviewer Clare. 

Nase Maso (Dlouha 39)

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Also worth considering is Nase Maso. It checks in with five stars from five reviews.

"Nase Maso (Our Meat) is a butchery using only the best quality meat," wrote Petr.  

Top Prague attractions

To round out your trip, Prague offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are some top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

The Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

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First up is The Charles Bridge. It has 4.7 stars from 238 reviews.

Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles Bridge is the best spot for viewing the Prague Castle. Thousands of people traverse this cobbled bridge every year.

Prague Castle (Prague 11908)

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The Prague Castle is another popular destination. It has 4.7 stars from 184 reviews. 

Perhaps the most beautiful sight east of Paris, the Prague Castle was the original seat of power in Bohemia, the home of Czech royalty. The former royal compound is actually a series of castles, with a cathedral and several gardens and plazas at the center.  

Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám.)

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Lastly, consider checking out the Old Town Square. It has 4.6 stars from 206 reviews.

Aptly named for its location in the Old Town quarter of Prague, Old Town Square is the oldest and most populated square in this historic city. 

This story was created automatically using flight, hotel, and local attractions data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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