Prague is a Vltava River cruise port, the Czech Republic's capital and biggest city. By population (nearly 1,3 million, metro around 2,16 million)), it is the EU's / European Union's 14th largest. The city once was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. After WW2 (1939-1945) it became the Czechoslovakia's capital.
Danube River cruises from Prague actually start/end in Nuremberg Germany, as the deals are inclusive of the bus travel between Prague and Nuremberg (as embarkation / disembarkation port).
The city is home to numerous cultural events. Signature landmarks and shore excursion destinations are Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Petrín Hill, Vysehrad. Its extensive historic centre was included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list since 1992. The city has 10 large museums, numerous galleries, theatres, historical exhibits, renown schools (including Charles University).
Prague receives around 6,4 million international visitors annually, ranking it Europe's 5th most visited city - after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. Among the most popular tours offered from Prague is Pilsen. The distance is approx 95 km (60 ml) - bus travel time around 1 hour 20 min.
Pilsen (Plzeň) is a city located in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, with population around 170,000 (country's 4th largest). The city is located approx 90 km (56 ml) west of the capital Prague. It is famous worldwide for the Pilsner beer - pale lager created in 1842 by the Bavarian brewer Josef Groll (1813-1887).
- The most prominent city sights are the St Bartholomew's Cathedral (late 13th century, its tower is the country's highest - at 102 m / 335 ft), the Town Hall, the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue (Europea's 2nd largest - after Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest).
- Pilsen has a 20 km (12 ml) long historic underground tunnel. Part of this cellar network is open to the public for tours.
- Pilsen is well known for its breweries Pilsner Urquell (1842) and Gambrinus (1869), which are currently owned by SAB (South African Breweries). The Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery tour is a popular tourist attraction.
- In 2015 Pilsen was an European Capital Of Culture, along with Mons, Belgium.
Port Prague cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Prague, Czechia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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