Prague's venerable cobbled streets are no longer quite so packed with staggering parties of Geordie stags and Glaswegian hens. The city has regained much of its Middle European charm, and winter is ideal for romantic Prague city breaks from Edinburgh.
Jet2 (www.jet2.com) flies direct to Prague from Edinburgh. November flights are available at just £70.98 return including all taxes. This is with hand baggage only. There is a charge for additional baggage. If you have flexible dates, and can book well in advance, you may even be able to find better fares.
Jet2 also have some great package deals on city breaks with direct Edinburgh flights, and accommodation. This can work out much cheaper than booking your own flights and arranging hotel rooms.
A 3-night stay in the Hotel City Club is just £199.57 based on 2 sharing on a bed and breakfast basis, including Edinburgh flights. The tranquil 19th-century hotel is just 15 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square and about 5 minutes from Pavlova metro station, so it's an ideal base to explore the city.
A 3-night break at the 4 star Hotel Yasmin costs £259.08 per person bed and breakfast, including flights. The hotel is right on Wenceslas Square, with luxury rooms, a garden terrace and a restaurant.
On your Prague city breaks, don't neglect to track down the atmospheric old beer halls, or pivnice. The best ones, unspoiled by tourist hordes, survive in the Nove Mesto area of the city, with U Pinkasu, U Fleku and U Bubenicku among the standouts. Visit www.praguebeergarden.com for full details of Prague's genius for beer.