There are plenty of reasons why you should include the Czech Republic on your list of European destinations to explore and, in particular, its capital: Prague. Airport shuttle services will quickly and cost-effectively take to your to accommodation and the local drivers will happily offer tips and recommendations.
There Is So Much On Offer: Where Do I Start?
Prague’s stunning, imposing stone architecture will immediately seduce you, and the food and drink will have you dreaming of returning before you even leave! If combining the two sounds like a fun idea, you’re in luck: the city’s festivals are renowned for offering an unforgettable taste of both.
I’m Hungry: Let’s Start With Food Festivals
In May of every year, Prague hosts the impressively varied and sophisticated Food Festival at the Royal Gardens in Prague Castle. You’ll probably have passed the medieval fortress whilst on your Prague airport shuttle coming into the city, so you’ll be able to appreciate just how this annual event provides a wonderful combination for your senses.
In a country where fine dining still has to be fully developed, the Food Festival offers you the opportunity to delight your taste buds with dishes by the best chefs and restaurants in the city. Aside from amazing food, you will find coffee, wine and, of course, beer aplenty, as well as delicious treats for dessert.
With Food Covered, Let’s Explore the Drinks
If your attention was piqued by the mention of range of beverages available in the city, you might be interested in attending one of Prague’s excellent wine and harvest festivals. Taking place all through September, there are three consecutive events in the capital: perfect for both advanced connoisseurs and beginners.
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The Festival of the Grape Harvest is held at Prague’s Botanical Gardens, on the outskirts of the capital. It celebrates local winemaking and allows you try various wines produced in the surrounding areas, while live music and food stalls will entertain you into the evening.
Prague Castle hosts the Festival of the Grape & Wine Tasting, which commemorates harvest season. With many different types of wine available, you will discover new thirst-quenchers such as Bur ák, a partially fermented young ‘not-quite’ wine.
Last but not least, there is the Saint Wenceslas Vines Festival at the very end of September. Its chosen accompaniments for wine tasting are knightly contests and live music – making for the perfect pre-dinner entertainment.
Do I Really Have to Leave?
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. You have eaten, drank, and danced to your heart’s desire and have had a thoroughly enjoyable break. With your bags packed and your Prague airport shuttle waiting for you, prepare to say farewell to this breath-taking city that has stolen your heart.