Take in the Stunning Sights of Prague

Newmarket HolidaysPrague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, and it’s also the largest city in the country. Here, in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, travellers can enjoy a plethora of stunning architectural sights. Also on offer in this magnificent city is a range of restaurants, bars, shops, artistic attractions, historical sites and many more points of interest.

What’s on Offer in Prague’s Varied Districts?

A fairly large city, Prague is made up of a number of districts, each with its own attractions. Here are just some of Prague’s districts.

Castle: The castle district is the historical epicentre of the city. It lies on the left bank of the River Vltava, and is the highest area of the city. Many stunning historical attractions are based in this area, including Prague Castle and the Royal Garden.

Jewish Town: Jewish Town, which is adjecent to the Old Town, is a hub of Jewish culture. In this district, travellers can visit a number of attractions, including the unique Spanish Synagogue.

Lesser Town: A residential neighbourhood, Lesser Town, which is also known as Malá Strana, features many attractions, such as Petrin Hill Park, and Petrin Observation Tower.

Old Town: Arguably Prague’s most well-known neighbourhood, the picturesque Old Town district offers some of the most famous historic attractions in Eastern Europe. This area contains the Old Town Square, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travellers can enjoy stunning Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture in this district.

Other districts in the city include, New Town, Vysehrad, North, East, South and West.

Getting Around Prague’s Districts

Confusingly for tourists, there are many different district systems used within the city. One system, which is known as the old district system, is, arguably, the best system for tourists to use. This is because the old system is what street signs refer to throughout the city. This means that tourists can easily determine what district they are in using the old system. In the old districts system, there are ten district names used, which are Praha 1 to Praha 10.

Trips to Prague with Newmarket Holidays

Book a trip to Prague with Newmarket Holidays. Newmarket Holidays is a UK-based travel company. They offer escorted tours, coach trips, rail breaks, theatre breaks, concert breaks, coach holidays, and holidays in the UK and abroad.

One of the best travel companies in the UK, having won a British Travel Award in three consecutive years, travellers can put their faith in Newmarket Holidays to handle their getaway.

Discovering China with Newmarket Holidays

Newmarket HolidaysOne seventh of the entire population of the planet are born in China. As far removed perhaps as it is possible to be from the UK, China has an Eastern exoticism which makes it a truly exciting destination. Experience a culture completely different from our own, an age-old civilization encompassing thousands of years of history. From bustling modern Shanghai to the ancient Forbidden City, from the Great Wall to the Beijing Zoo – take an escorted trip to China with Newmarket Holidays and all these sights and more are yours for the taking.

The Best of China tour from Newmarket Holidays takes in some of the most famous and most impressive sights this huge and historic nation has to offer the traveller. Flying into Shanghai, your trip begins with a guided introduction to the wonders of this city which so dramatically combines colonial grandeur with soaring modern architecture. Take in the Pearl TV Tower and the bustling bazaars, relax by the tranquil pools of the Yuyuan Garden, which has remained largely unchanged for centuries, and enjoy quality accommodation before heading off on the next leg of your journey.

A three-night stay in the Chinese capital, Beijing, gives you time to visit Tiananmen Square, resting place of communist leader Chairman Mao, the complex and intricate palaces of the Forbidden City, and the famous Great Wall of China, known for being the only man-made structure that can be seen from space. Opt for an excursion to Beijing Zoo or the Peking Opera and enjoy a Peking Duck dinner, before heading off to the Guangxi province on the Li River. Here travellers can explore a traditional farmer’s market, the mysterious caves and carved grottoes of Fubo Shan and enjoy a river cruise culminating in a fantastic light show.

Combining the Best of China tour with a trip to Chengdu provides travellers with the opportunity to witness some of the rare Giant Pandas of China. A day excursion to the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Centre lets you see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat before watching or even joining in with the impromptu dancing in the People’s Park. A further option allows you to add a three-day Yangtze River cruise, taking in the many dramatic gorges and indulging in on-board activities such as Tai-Chi and story-telling sessions revealing the legends of the Three Kingdoms, culminating in a farewell dinner with the ship’s captain.

Explore France with Newmarket Holidays

Since it was first established as an independent tour operator, in 1983, Newmarket Holidays has been offering UK customers a wide range of carefully constructed and well-though out escorted holidays to destinations both near and far. Over the years, Newmarket Holidays has built up an impressive portfolio, from the wilds of the Scottish Highlands to far-flung exotic Asia and everywhere in between. Each Newmarket Holidays tour includes the services of a friendly, professional and knowledgeable tour manager to ensure each customer is able to truly make the most of their travel experiences. France has long been a popular destination with UK travellers, and Newmarket Holidays offers a wide variety of escorted trips throughout France.

Newmarket HolidaysA Newmarket Holidays trip to Cannes and the Riviera takes in some of the preferred holiday destinations of the rich and famous in a fully escorted tour which includes five nights’ accommodation in a three-star hotel (upgrades available) and a full continental breakfast each day. Stroll down La Croisette taking in the sights and sounds of million dollar yachts, exclusive beaches and designer boutiques. Enjoy a full-day excursion to St Tropez and St Raphael on the Cote d’Azur guided by your Newmarket Holidays tour manager, and perhaps try your luck at the famous Monte Carlo Casino, before returning to your carefully chosen resort hotel to people-watch and soak up the glorious French sunshine.

Away from the bustling glamour of the Riviera, Newmarket Holidays offers a historic tour encompassing the medieval city of Carcassonne, the French papal city of Avignon and the UNESCO-listed Roman aqueduct the Pont du Gard. Five nights’ accommodation, flights to and from Toulouse or Barcelona and the full services of a Newmarket Holidays tour manager are all included in this stunning escorted tour.

Visit the sun-kissed South of France on a Newmarket Holidays excursion to Corsica, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Nice, historic Bastia, capital Ajaccio and pleasant St Florent on the border of the Desert des Agriates. Experience glorious white sand beaches and azure seas, sample some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine and take a trip to a local vineyard for a wine tasting in one of the most celebrated wine regions on the planet.

Your Newmarket Holidays trip to France begins from the moment you book. A Newmarket Holidays travel consultant is on hand to help you select the ideal holiday and to answer any questions you may have. A full itinerary and all travel arrangements are provided.

Newmarket Holidays makes it possible to attend very special events in the UK and further afield

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays has been in existence for more than three decades. Over that time, it has developed an impressive range of holidays to cater for many different travel needs and tastes. The longevity of Newmarket Holidays is impressive in an area of business that tends to be very competitive as new holiday companies come onto the scene regularly. With so much choice available in terms of all the holiday companies out there, customers will want to make sure they are making the right choice. There are a number of factors that demonstrate Newmarket Holidays is a name to trust. For one thing, Newmarket Holidays offers full ABTA and ATOL protection so customers can be sure their money is in safe hands when they book.

It is also reassuring to know that Newmarket Holidays has been the proud recipient of accolades from the prestigious British Travel Awards in recent years. The first of these awards came in 2011 when Newmarket Holidays picked up the prize for Best Coach Holiday Operator. Further success came a year later when Newmarket Holidays came top in the Italian Peninsula and Malta category. Most recently, Newmarket Holidays has been awarded Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company in 2013 (the same year the company celebrated its 30th anniversary).

Newmarket Holidays offers a wide range of different products – from short breaks in the United Kingdom through to fully guided tours in exotic locations such as South America and the Far East. One thing each of these holidays has in common is the high level of customer care offered by Newmarket Holidays. Equally as appealing, is the fact that excellent service is coupled by very good value. The opportunities offered by Newmarket Holidays to be a part of music, live entertainment and other notable events demonstrate this commitment to customer care.

The Newmarket Holidays trip entitled ‘Andre Rieu in Maastricht’ provides a very good example. Andre Rieu has developed a reputation as the ‘King of the Waltz’ and has been responsible for some of the most popular classical music recordings of the last ten years. Newmarket Holidays offers its customers the opportunity of seeing Rieu performing in his hometown with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. This very good value holiday from Newmarket Holidays includes flights and two night’s accommodation in the Eindhoven area.