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Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

1. Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

Visiting Prague Castle is like walking into a fairy tale. See the highlights of the castle complex including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and the Golden Lane. The Castle contains an overwhelming amount of history and art, but thanks to your local expert guide, you'll navigate the castle grounds with ease. Meet your guide in front of the Malostranská metro station near the Mánes Bridge. From there, take the tram up to Prague Castle. Once inside, your guide will give you headphones so that you can easily hear their commentary throughout the tour. Marvel at St. Vitus’ Gothic architecture. Spot the gargoyles that adorn the exterior of the church. Be dazzled by the Art-Nouveau stained glass window made by Czech artist Alfons Mucha. Admire the 14th-century mosaic of the last judgment. See the tombs of St. Wenceslas and Charles IV, the baroque tomb of St. John of Nepomuk, and the Chapel of St. Wenceslas. Next, enter the Old Royal Palace. Stand under the massive vaulted ceiling of the Vladislav Hall. Enter the chamber where the Defenestration of Prague occurred. Here the Czech Protestant aristocrats threw the Catholic governors of the Habsburg emperor and their secretary out the window, starting the Thirty Years War. Visit the Basilica of St. George. The stone walls and design of the basilica offer a counterpoint to the grandiosity of the castle. See the fragments of 12th-century frescoes and then walk up the double staircase where the remains of St. Ludmila lie.  Walk along the Golden Lane. The cottages in this alley were originally built for the castle’s sharpshooters, but later housed goldsmiths. In later centuries artists like Franz Kafka lived there. Examine the reconstructed workshops and homes of the Golden alley. See how the working people of Prague lived in the shadow of the castle.

Prague: City Highlights By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

2. Prague: City Highlights By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

Visit some of Prague’s most fascinating monuments and neighborhoods on a guided tour by boat, bus, and on foot. Learn more about the history of the city and its famous landmarks with your knowledgeable guide. For the first part of the tour, explore the charming Old Town on an air-conditioned minibus. Take a 30-minute journey past landmarks including the Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, and the National Gallery. You’ll then be dropped at Prague Castle for a 75-minute walking tour of the largest ancient castle in the world. Walk through the grounds that occupy 70,000 square meters of space. Enjoy some of the best vantage points of the city, perfect for snapping excellent photos. From there, head back to the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. Here your guide will explain its history and the meaning of its moving sculptures. You will then take a walking tour to enjoy the solemn beauty of the Jewish Quarter, the location of some of the city's finest architecture. Finally, embark on a relaxing river cruise along the Vltava River. Sit back and unwind on an approximately 60-minute trip along the water, or head up to the upper deck and enjoy views of the city and the famous Charles Bridge.

Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

3. Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

Discover Prague Castle and its remarkable history on a guided walking tour with a local guide. Walk over the Charles Bridge, visit St. Vitus Cathedral, and see Golden Lane, marveling at the stunning architecture and rich history behind each landmark. Your 2.5-hour guided tour begins at the Charles Bridge, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of the history of Prague Castle. Cross Charles Bridge and make your way to Lesser Town Square, where a tram will take you to the Castle. When you enter St. Vitus Cathedral, hear stories about princes, kings, and emperors, and the ceremonial history of the site. Tour the old castle, Vladislav Hall, and then head to St. George's Basilica, where your guide will tell you about Czech saints. Visit the area known Golden Lane, where your guide will tell you about the lives of the local residents.

From Prague: Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip with Tavern Lunch

4. From Prague: Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip with Tavern Lunch

Travel by modern air-conditioned bus from Prague to Český Krumlov. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of the town as you take in the top monuments and attractions. Stop to enjoy lunch at a tavern (depending on option selected), with a vegetarian option available. After lunch, you’ll have free time to explore the city and browse the gift shops before visiting the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic. Admire the chateau’s stunning Baroque gardens and its unique revolving auditorium. After the tour, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or in the city center.

Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

If you have a limited amount of time in Prague but want to see it all, this private walking tour is the perfect choice. See all the main attractions of the city on both sides of the Vltava River, with enough time for a leisurely lunch and optional boat trip. The city's historical center, covering more than 9 square kilometers, is the largest urban historical center listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the Old Town you’ll see examples of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Learn about the main sights of Prague as you visit them. You’ll spend 2 hours on each side of the Vltava, with a break in between. During the break you can take an optional 1-hour boat trip and enjoy refreshments on board as you sail along the Prague Venice Canal, or you can sample Czech cuisine at a local restaurant. The Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle are some of the sites your guide will show you!

From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

6. From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

Tour the historically rich and picturesque towns of Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice on a day trip from Prague. Get picked up from your hotel and travel through Southern Bohemia on an air-conditioned vehicle with a guide. Visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle (April-October) and have lunch at a brewery. Enjoy a scenic ride from Prague through the southern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. First, head to Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features over 300 historic buildings. Soak in views of the town dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus. On this full-day excursion, visit the historical center of Cesky Krumlov and tour the Castle. Continue on to Ceske Budejovice and see its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses. After a full day exploring Southern Bohemia, sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. Please note that

Prague: Guided Electric Trike City Highlights Tour

7. Prague: Guided Electric Trike City Highlights Tour

Journey through Prague on a Harley trike — ideal for travelers with limited time. Cover all the must-sees on this panoramic sightseeing tour with a local guide. Meet your guide in Prague and set off through Letna Park, the castle area, Lesser Town, the Jewish Quarter, and Old and New Town. Ride along the riverbank of the Vltava and see the best parks. Pass by the city's iconic monuments, like Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Strahov Monastery. On your trikes, you'll effortlessly climb up to the highest points of the city, Letna and Petrin Hills, and observe Prague from the best viewpoints.  Then, see the famous Dancing House and National Theatre, and leave your signature on John Lennon Wall. Finally, ride under Charles Bridge, an ancient icon of the city.

Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

8. Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

Discover the highlights of historic Prague on a guided walking tour. Visit Prague Castle, the Old Town square, the Church of St. Nicolas, and the Charles Bridge, among other iconic landmarks. Listen as your guide paints a colorful picture of how Prague used to be and how it has evolved to the international city it is today. Start your tour at the office of the local partner in Maiselova Street—a stone's throw away from the famous and impressive Astronomical Clock. Listen to your guide give you a historical overview of the Old Town. Next, cross the Charles Bridge with its varied statues and sculptures, watching the calm waters of the Vtlava River pass beneath you. Then, take the tram up to Prague Castle to learn about the development of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. As you make your way towards the Castle, stop to take in the sites of Hradcany, or the Castle District, learning about its fascinating history. Enter Prague Castle and enjoy some final stories of Prague accompanied by magnificent views of the entire city of Prague.

Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

9. Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

Start the journey from the Lesser Quarter, after meeting your well-experienced guide and a brief introduction to your e-Scooter. Set-off on your journey throughout the city.  Your tour will start by riding along the river bank of Vltava, before climbing up to Letna Hill to see the best view of Prague and the metronome where the biggest Stalin monument was erected in`55 and blew up in `62. Continue on your E-Bike to the largest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle. The complex has a thousand-year history and is currently the residence of The President of Czechia. Here you can visit St. Vitus Cathedral or watch the guards changing. Whilst here, you can also visit the Roman Catholic Monastery, built in the 12th-century and home to a brewery as of the 15th-century. This place allows you to reach the highest viewpoint of Prague. Also, get to taste some of the delicious Monastic beer.  During your Prague adventure, you will also get to leave your signature on the famous John Lennon Wall, a must-see whilst in Prague. Take a trip to see the Babies Monument and the peeing statues in the Franz Kafka muzeum, made by Czech Artist David Cerny. Ride on your e-Scooters until you reach the famous Charles and Manes bridge before arriving at Rudolfinium, passing by the old Jewish cemetery and Staranova Synagogue which is the oldest synagogue of Europe. Before you finish your tour, be sure to grab some photos of Old Town Square and its surroundings such as Tyn Church, Jan Hus Monument, and The Clock Tower.

Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

10. Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

Travel through the Hradčany district and hear stories from your licensed guide, who will explain to you the historical background of Prague Castle and the surroundings. Your guide will highlight certain aspects of the Hradčany district for you, such as Černinsky palace, Loreto, Schwarzenberg palace and much more, all while providing you with historical facts and stories. When you enter the Prague Castle complex, you will receive your ticket and a map so you can plan your visit to individual locations such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, and St. George's Basilica. You'll be able to gain admission to Prague Castle without having to wait in long lines to purchase your ticket. You'll also receive an admission ticket for Prague Castle Circuit B after the introductory tour, allowing you to explore the interior at your own pace.

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We absolutely loved the tour and our beautiful guide Misha. Not only it was very informative and captivating, but her enthusiasm and approachable attitude literally made the day fly by. We cannot recommend enough - best way to get to know Prague and it’s history. Thank you SO MUCH.

Juan manuel was our guide, he was really pariente with us. Yo no me sentía muy bien y me sentí atendida por el todo el tiempo. Muchas gracias a Juan Manuel y con mucho conocimiento acerca de toda la historia del castillo. I love the experience!

Really good tour of lesser known streets of Prague. A super friendly guide led our small group of 4 people through the night and told all sorts of interesting things. Really pleasant atmosphere and very individual

The guided tour was very peaceful, we walked a lot but we didn't even realize it. The guide was very friendly and explained everything very well.

The tour leader was very informative, funny and engaging. She kept just the right pace.