The Czech Republic is in many ways the crossroads of Europe. Despite technically being a very young country, only assuming its current name after the split from Slovakia in 1989, the Czech Republic has a rich and vibrant history that fuses the best of Western European culture with the unique charm of the east.
Most of the country’s tourist industry is concentrated around the capital, Prague. The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world and is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The city has retained its great value for money and attracts many different types of British holiday makers from stag dos to culture vultures.
Prague’s popularity means that the rest of the Czech Republic has remained a well-kept secret. For such a small country, the Czech Republic boasts some magical towns and awe inspiring scenery. Our top tip is the stunningly picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary. Visited by film stars and royalty, the town is just one example of the splendour that the Czech Republic has to offer.