Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations, the interest in which is well deserved: there is certainly something to see here. Moreover, it is quite possible to see the sights of Prague during an independent trip.
Prague is one of the most interesting European capitals, combining the charm of the old city and the atmosphere imperceptibly close to Russian tourists. Perhaps that is why she is so popular among Russians.
In order to visit the most interesting places in Prague, it is not necessary to use the services of a travel agency. However, it should be borne in mind that self-planning is a process that combines several very important steps. The first of these may be the selection of a suitable flight: the plane is one of the most convenient modes of transport for visiting this city. After all, the airport. Vaclav Havel is located just 17 kilometers from the city, and many direct flights from Russia often fly there.
At the same time, you can choose a suitable direct or connecting flight not only from Moscow or St. Petersburg, but also from many Russian cities: for example, you can get to Prague from Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg and others without a transfer. In order to find the desired flight, you can use one of the popular flight search systems, for example, www.skyscanner.ru or www.aviasales.ru. Having chosen a ticket, follow the link to the website of the agency or the carrier company and make the payment, not forgetting to print the e-ticket after that.
Once you have bought a ticket, the dates of your trip become very specific, and you need to choose a hotel that suits the purpose of your trip. This process can be quite fun. After all, Prague is a city that provides tourists with a wide variety of options for choosing a place to stay for the night: from noisy youth hostels, where you are more likely to participate in a party than a quiet night, to expensive respectable hotels that are part of world famous chains.
You can select a hotel and book it later using one of the systems specially designed for this, for example, booking.com or hotels.com. Before making a final choice, it will be useful to read the reviews of guests who have already stayed at this hotel. It is possible that from these reviews you can glean additional information about its features, which may be important to you. After the booking is completed, print out the confirmation: it will be useful for you to further organize your trip, as well as when checking into the hotel.
Submission of documents for a visa
The Czech Republic, whose capital is Prague, is one of the countries that have signed the so-called Schengen Agreement: this means that to visit it, citizens of the Russian Federation will need to obtain a Schengen visa. It is not so difficult to acquire the coveted sticker in your passport today. First, for this you need to collect the necessary package of documents, the composition of which can be found, for example, on the website of the Czech Visa Application Center www.czechvac-ru.com.
After that, you should contact the visa center that is most conveniently located for you. You can choose a suitable organization from a fairly extensive list of visa centers, which includes almost 20 cities from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Please note that it will take a certain amount of time to prepare a visa, which can range from several days to two weeks or more, especially if you applied for it during the so-called “high season”. However, while waiting for your documents, you can get down to the fun part - planning your sightseeing in Prague.