Rick Steves’ Prague & the Czech Republic is a personal tour guide in your pocket. Better yet, it’s actually two tour guides in your pocket: The co-author and researcher of this guidebook is Honza Vihan, a Prague native who leads Prague and Eastern Europe tours for my company, Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door. Together, Honza and I keep this book up-to-date and accurate. For simplicity we’ve shed our respective egos to become “I” in this book, though at times, you’ll know from the intimacy of some of the comments that Honza is sharing his perspective as a Czech citizen.
Wedged between Germany and Austria, the Czech Republic is one of the most comfortable and easy-to-explore countries of the former Warsaw Pact. Since the fall of communism in 1989, the Czech capital, Prague, has quickly become one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Come see what all the fuss is about…but don’t overlook the rest of the country. Even in a quick visit, you can enjoy a fine introduction to the entire Czech Republic.
This book focuses on Prague, but also includes my favorite small-town and back-to-nature destinations in the countryside. If you want to experience the best two weeks that the Czech Republic has to offer, this book is all you need.