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The downpours that have plagued the UK and Ireland this summer have left us all feeling decidedly grey and it has had nothing to do with a certain book that has been doing the rounds.
The recession may have lifted somewhat during the recent Olympic Games but for many of us a package holiday remains out of reach.
Fear not, you don’t have to fork out thousands of euro in search of the big yellow ball in the sky.
Prague has become an ideal city break destination for tourists in recent years, and good weather is certainly an attraction. The summer months are hot and humid, and the warm temperatures often extend into the autumn.
Sightseeing is so much more enjoyable when the sun is shining, and Prague has a cornucopia of monuments and architectural sights that can be experienced in comfort. In fact the historical centre of the city has featured on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list since 1992.
Prague is best explored by foot, bike or river cruise down the Vltava River, and among the main attractions are Prague Castle, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge. For Beatles fans, the Lennon Wall has also become a focal point and nod to the late, great songwriter.
After the sightseeing, you can dabble in a bit of shopping, with many of Prague’s boutiques selling international brands. Shopping street destinations include Na Príkope and Parížská.
Of course, Jurys Inn has the ideal location for you to lay your head after all the sightseeing and basking in the sun.Jurys Inn Prague lies just five minutes from the Old Town and is within easy reach of all the city’s attractions.
The hotel has 214 spacious and comfortable bedrooms with an all-day Costa coffee bar on site. A Discover Prague Package is available from Jurys Inn, and includes two nights’ accommodation, full English buffet breakfasts, a three-course meal, three day public transport ticket and three-hour private guided tour.