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Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

1. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

2. Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

The walking tour starts by the Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, where you will hear the story of how the new Czechoslovakia Republic was formed in 1918. Discover the dark days of Nazi occupation and liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945. In the Wenceslas Square you will learn about the 1960s and the Prague Spring, when the Soviet Army crushed the nation's blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968. The tour takes you up to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, signaling the end of this grey period of Cold War history. You'll take a break for beer, kofola, or a snack in an authentic canteen of the working-class. Visiting a nuclear bunker from 50s will round off your communist adventure in Prague. You will also see historical photos of the events, people, buildings and statues, many of them now destroyed. To encourage dialogue, the group size is limited to eight people.

Prague: City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

3. Prague: City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

Experience Prague by night on a 4-hour combined city tour and dinner cruise down the Vltava River to see the riverside attractions floodlit for the evening. You will start with a 45-minute minibus tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and New Town, passing noted sites such as the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue. Learn about the Jewish heritage of Prague in the former Jewish Ghetto, and continue to Republic Square to see a beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture at Municipal House. See the original Old Town fortifications and Gothic Powder Tower, before a quick tour of the New Town, including Wenceslas Square, the State Opera, former Czechoslovak Parliament, and National Museum. Cross the Nusle Bridge for breathtaking views over several quarters of Prague. Then, board a luxury boat on the Vltava River, where a welcome drink awaits before you set sail on a 3-hour-cruise. Sit back and enjoy views of Prague Castle against the night sky. Cruise past Strahov Monastery, St. Nicholas Church, and Petrin Tower, and go beyond the city center limits to Vysehrad Castle and the Dancing House. All the while, you will be feasting on a buffet spread of hot and cold food, served in air-conditioned comfort. If you prefer to feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise past the Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum, or National Theatre, there is even an exterior viewing deck.

Prague: Powder Gate Tower Entrance Ticket

4. Prague: Powder Gate Tower Entrance Ticket

Access the interior of one of Prague’s finest examples of pseudo-Gothic style as you wander around the Powder Gate Tower, designed by architect Josef Mocker. As you stroll, admire various sculptures of former Czech kings, Bohemian patrons and saints, and religious characters such as the Virgin Mary and Adam and Eve. Learn about the history of the tower and how it was transformed from a former gunpowder store to the starting place of the Bohemian Kings’ Royal Path to Prague Castle. Climb up the 186 stone steps to reach the observation gallery located 44 meters above ground level. Here, enjoy panoramic views of the entire city and its many church spires.

Prague Classic City Bike Tour

5. Prague Classic City Bike Tour

This Classic City Bike Tour takes you on a 2.5-hour guided ride through the highlights of Prague without your having to go uphill! Begin your ride near Old Town Square at either 11:30 or 14:30, and you’ll soon learn why Prague is one of the most appealing cities in the world. Learn about Prague's long and eventful history from your friendly, expert guide. During the tour you’ll make frequent stops as you listen to commentary about the sights you see. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Travel all through the Old Town and New Town, the Jewish Quarter, and along the city’s ancient streets as you take in the historical architecture. Meet other travelers, be active, and have fun! In just a few hours the city will be revealed to you in a way that wouldn’t be possible on foot.

Prague: Old Town Scavenger Hunt Game

6. Prague: Old Town Scavenger Hunt Game

Head out on a scavenger hunt to get to know the city on the Vltava in a very special way.  Start your Old Town route hunt on Wenceslas Square at the well-known equestrian monument. Afterwards, the puzzle enthusiasts will discover the parish hall with the neighboring Powder Tower. The Tyn Church and the Church of St. Nicholas on the Old Town Square are part of the treasure hunt through Prague's Old Town. Of course, you should not miss the Old Town Hall with the impressive Astronomical Clock. Continue through the Jewish Quarter to the Rudolfinum on the Vltava, where the Prague Philharmonic is located. Over the Charles Bridge, reach the Little Side of the River, where you can explore the John Lennon Wall, the second St. Nicholas Church and the Prague Castle. Incidentally, this is probably the longest castle in Europe. Also included are the St. Vitus Cathedral in the castle grounds and the Golden Lane, where Franz Kafka once lived.

Prague City 3-Hour Tour with Changing of the Guard

7. Prague City 3-Hour Tour with Changing of the Guard

This tour provides a fantastic opportunity to see the main historical sights and monuments in Prague - including the popular changing of the guards ceremony at Prague Castle - within the space of 3 hours.  Embark on a sightseeing tour of Prague, which Bernard Bolzano once dubbed the 'city of a hundred towers'. You'll begin by the Estates Theater in the Old Town, which hosted the premiere of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. You'll pass the National Theater, enjoying a marvelous panoramic view of Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum - home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square, the center of New Town - where Czech history was written, Charles Square, and the renowned Dancing House. Then, you'll cross the Jirásek Bridge into the enchanting Lesser Quarter, where you'll admire Saint Nicholas Church. The first part of the tour takes place on a minibus. Afterwards, you'll walk along Prague Castle, which once housed the offices of Czech kings. Soldiers from the elite Prague Castle Guard will welcome you at the gates of Prague Castle. You'll get to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard, which includes fanfare and a flag ceremony. You'll visit Saint Vitus Cathedral, where the Czech Crown Jewels are kept and King Charles IV, father of the nation, is buried. In Lobkowicz Palace, you can stop to enjoy a refreshing, delicious cup of coffee in a beautiful historic café. Afterwards, you'll walk down to Malostranske Square, where a minibus will be waiting for you. You'll pass through the Jewish Quarter, seeing the oldest synagogue in Europe along the way, and arrive in the Old Town Square, one of the oldest marketplaces in Prague. There, you'll see historic Town Hall and complete the tour at the world-famous Astronomical Clock, which dates back to 1410.

Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

8. Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour of Prague with an expert guide. This 3-5-hour tour combines a minibus tour of Prague, a scenic river cruise, and a walking tour of the Prague Castle area. During the minibus tour, you will pass the National Theatre, enjoy panoramic views of Prague Castle, and view the Rudolfinum as well as the Old and New Synagogues. Upon arrival at the city’s famous Charles Bridge, start your 1-hour cruise along the Vltava River. Admire more panoramic views of Prague Castle, residence of Czech rulers since the 9th-Century, and Charles Bridge itself, founded by Charles IV in the 14th-Century. Relax as you cruise by Cechuv Bridge and the National Theatre. Next, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Prague Castle area. Walk along the Charles Bridge, view the Klementinum, and the Town Hall - not available from 1 November  to  31 March-, ending at Old Town Square.

Prague: Guided City Sightseeing Tour on Foot and by Bus

9. Prague: Guided City Sightseeing Tour on Foot and by Bus

During the excursion you will get acquainted with the most important monuments and places in Prague. The excursion starts with an hour sightseeing tour around the monuments and main sights: the National Museum, the Dancing House, the Charles Bridge, the National Theater, Rudolfinum easily reachable from our bus. Continue the walk through the Prague Castle area. After descending the Castle Stairs, we continue through Paris Street, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarters, to the Powder Tower and end back at Wenceslas Square.

Prague: Franz Kafka's City Exploration Game

10. Prague: Franz Kafka's City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Prague while playing a Franz Kafka-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see beautiful palaces, and learn about the city’s fascinating history from the eyes of the famous writer. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Prague. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Explore the Kafka Memorial and admire traditional Czech architecture. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Powder Tower

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 3,805 reviews

We had an unforgettable experience thanks to the very knowledgable lady city tour guide whose command of the English language and the history of Prague was exceptional. The 3 hour dinner cruise was blissful, very relaxing and included fantastic entertainment whilst cruising along the river Moldau. The dinner choice was versatile and offered an abundance of local dishes. Overall the timing, organisation and helpfulness of the individuals involved was very reassuring and contributed to a seamless experience. Thanks again to everyone involved David & Corinna We would highly recommend this trip.

Tereza the guide was excellent. Her knowledge was extensive, she was extremely friendly and personable, her style of communication was precise and easily understood. She also added personal experiences from her childhood and family which made the narrative come alive. I highly recommend this tour

We really enjoyed our dinner cruise which was really well organised and a great way to see the sights of Prague from the river. The lovely lady who conducted the mini-bus tour was also very informative and obviously passionate about her architecture and the history of the Czech Republic.

My wife and I had an enjoyable evening on this cruise. Not only did we enjoy the cruise but we also had a drive through city tour of Prague old town. On the cruise we had a well prepared dinner along with great music. Thank you!!!

Comfortable seats on the bus. Informative about the city. Length of tour just right.