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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: Prague Castle Entry Ticket

3. Prague: Prague Castle Entry Ticket

Crown your Prague visit with a skip-the-line ticket to Prague Castle. Explore the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. Georges Basilica, and Golden Lane on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the history of the castle as you walk through its many halls. From the castle's vantage points, you'll have a magnificent view of the city of Prague. The tour of the preserved architecture will take you back in time and show how the goldsmiths and archers used to live. The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days and entitles you to a single entry into each building inside the castle during the castle's opening hours. With this ticket, you will bypass other queues inside the castle.

Prague: Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks

4. Prague: Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks

Welcome back to medieval times! This fun and unique experience brings the past to life in the atmosphere of a medieval tavern. No detail has been left out, and there’s plenty to enjoy during the medieval show that accompanies the evening. See swordsmen, jugglers, and belly dancers, all performing to music. While enjoying the show, feast on a delicious 3 or 5-course meal, from your choice of 6 different menus. The 3-course meal occurs at an earlier time. Drink your fill from the unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks available. This is a truly different and entertaining way to spend an evening in Prague, and one’s that is guaranteed to take you back in time and satisfy your palate.

Prague: Black Light Theater Show Experience

5. Prague: Black Light Theater Show Experience

Enjoy a fascinating spectacle which will absorb you from the very beginning, wake up your inner child, and let you look into the depths of your soul. This performance is the tale of a man who is searching for his own self, and manages to defeat his fear with the help of magical beings. When watching the story, each viewer will start dreaming and looking into the corners of their own heart. The visually rich presentation will open a magical dream world before you. You can be witness to a spectacle during which the hero saves a child imprisoned in a spiderweb of fear. He overcomes the traps thanks to the power of the gifts he receives during his journey. But don't worry, not even your children will be afraid, they will be enthused and amazed. The visually attractive theater show is designed for the entire family, children will particularly enjoy the magical effect of the black light theater and the interactivity of the performance, while adults will surely appreciate the beautiful music, 4D effects and interesting insight into the human mind. You will remember the ideas from this performance for a long time, and they may have a positive effect on the everyday reality of your life. The story which you will see performed is truly a story about each and every one of us.

Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

6. Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

The Old Town Hall is located on the Old Town Square and was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The complex consists of 5 buildings. The dominant part of the building is a Gothic tower with a chapel and a unique astronomical clock, where every hour between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM, the twelve apostles rotate. Start your tour on the first floor, where the state rooms are located. Continue to the Gothic chapel of the Virgin Mary and the ceremonial halls. Afterwards, use the staircase leading to the third floor to the viewing gallery of the 70-meter tall tower and enjoy the most amazing views of Prague. A guided visit of the Old Town Hall medieval underground is included in your entrance ticket, so make sure not to miss out!

Prague: Ghosts, Legends, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

7. Prague: Ghosts, Legends, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

Few cities in Europe can claim to have as many ghosts as Prague, and on this interactive walking tour you will learn about the darker side to its turbulent history. Prepare to be thrilled as you hear tales of murder and mystery, magic and mayhem. You will meet your guide at a central city location. They will be in costume to set the chilling atmosphere. As you wander down cobblestone streets and dark alleys stained with blood, look out for your shadow. Hear about deadly deeds and dreadful massacres. While many of these murderous events took place centuries ago, the troubled spirits of the unfortunate souls continue to haunt the city still. The fun, but unnerving tour will tell tales of love and betrayal, and of murder and execution as you discover famous Prague characters, such as the Angry Turk from the Ungelt, the Greedy Merchant, the headless horseman and the infamous Golem. Here's hoping you don't have nightmares!

Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

8. Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

The city of Prague may be famous for its beautiful architecture but the real mystery of the city lies below. On this guided tour step away from the masses and explore a different city - one that exists under the cobblestoned streets of Old Town. Your guide will show you a part of the Czech capital that hasn't changed much since the 12th century. On your underground visit learn about the incredible history behind the system of rooms, corridors, and cellars that lie underneath Prague. During the tour, hear stories about the medieval period of Prague when these premises were still in use, and discover what life must have been like at this time for its inhabitants. You will also visit the medieval Dungeon and see the display of torture and executions.

Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

9. Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

Learn about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. This guided tour includes visits to the Jewish Cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Central Europe, and it includes admission to 3 synagogues. Begin with a 20-minute introduction and orientation from your guide as you hear about the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Meet with your guide at the local partner office in Maiselova street, just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. The guide will help you with orientation in the Jewish Town. Your entry ticket includes access to synagogues as well as Prague’s Jewish cemetery. You can choose between Circuit 1 or Circuit 2. Both Circuits include admission to the Old Jewish Cemetery, among the oldest in all of Central Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Spanish Synagogue, constructed in the beautiful Moorish Revival style. Both circuits also include admission into 3 synagogues: Maisel, Pinkas, and Klausen Synagogue. The latter is the biggest in Prague Jewish Town. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the Ceremonial Hall, and Robert Guttman Gallery, home to several temporary exhibitions. These include items from the Jewish Museum’s collections or aspects of modern Jewish life. Circuit 1 additionally contains an entrance ticket to the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in all of Europe. Constructed in the Gothic style in 1270, it is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Prague and continues to be one of the most important religious sites for Jews in the Czech Republic.

Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary from Prague

10. Half-Day Tour to Kutná Hora and Ossuary from Prague

Get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned bus and drive to the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kutná Hora. Visit the late Gothic jewel of St. Barbara’s Church and discover one of the town's symbols and the pride of its miners. Take a guided walk through the historic town center. Next, travel to the Ossuary beneath the Roman Catholic Cemetery Church of All Saints. Built in the 14th century, the 2-story building is the site of an underground chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones. Return to Prague and get dropped off in the city center.

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4.5 / 5

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A great evening from beginning to the end. Picked up from hotel, short tour in minibus, which we enjoyed then taken to the boat, which was very modern. The food was delicious, the entertainment was brilliant, staff friendly. I would highly recommend. Great value for money.

The activity can be attended at any time during the date on the ticket. The activity only takes 30-45mins. Great price & informative. The climb to the top of the clock had an excellent view of the city. Would recommend doing this activity if in Prague.

Fantastic place to visit! Although this ticket doesn't allow you to go everywhere, so separate tickets need to be purchased. Would recommend getting another ticket for the St Vitus Cathedral tower.

online ticket is convenient to use, saves time on waiting in a que to buy it, and ecological as it saves paper and reduces waste.

Great tour of a beautiful palace and cathedral, golden lane. Worth it!