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Highlights of Prague with Avalon Waterways

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Avalon Waterways Central European river cruises visit vibrant cities like Prague, allowing you to explore historic sites—from castles and palaces to ancient churches and medieval villages. Steeped in 1,200 years of heritage, the fairy tale-like city of domes, cupolas, and spires is an ideal starting or ending point for an Avalon Waterways European river cruise. Here are five sites you can’t miss on your Prague visit.
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Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
For more than 600 years, Staromestske Square in Prague’s Old Town has been watched over by a colorful mechanical Astronomical Clock that was once the envy of all of Europe. Built in 1410—and currently the third-oldest and only operating example of...
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119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
After strolling through the Prague Castle complex and seeing the Cathedral and square, the traveler is further rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from a high point. Parts of Lesser Town can be seen among the sea of red-orange rooftops and...
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Široká, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Set between Old Town and the Vltava River, Prague’s Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov, was founded in the 11th century, and grew steadily for centuries after, as those of the Jewish faith banned from living elsewhere in Prague—as well as those...
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110 00 Prague 1, Czechia
From demonstrations against the communist regime to celebrations during the Velvet Revolution, it all happened in Wenceslas Square. Once the site of horse-trading markets in the Middle Ages, the square in New Town’s business and commercial...
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Svatováclavská 19/16, 276 01 Mělník, Czechia
Head north of the city, into the lush Bohemian countryside, to find the former home of 23 Czech queens and princesses. Set high above the point where the Elbe and Vltava Rivers converge, the Renaissance-style Castle Melnik dazzles guests with its...