Guided tour

Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

Activity provider: Fun in Prague

Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

Activity provider: Fun in Prague

From US$ 38.80 per person

Discover the awe-inspiring splendor of Prague Castle on either a 2.5-hour group or private guided tour. Breeze through the castle entrance by using the shortest security line and skipping the ticket line.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, Italian, German, French, English
Private or small groups available

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hear expert commentary from your local guide using headphones
  • Enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket line and using the short security line
  • See St. Vitus' stained glass, tombs and chapels
  • Explore the Old Palace and see the Vladislav Hall
  • Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Tram ticket
  • Admission ticket to Prague Castle (including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane)
  • Expert local guide
  • Commentary
  • Use of short security line
  • Headphones

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    Meeting point

    Meet directly in front of the exit of the Malostranská metro station, where there is a small water fountain (please note the water fountain is covered during the winter). You will see a brown and white sign with Meeting Point written on it. Look for a guide holding an orange umbrella. Subway directions: after taking the second escalator from the subway, go left. Tram directions: after getting off at the Malostranská stop, cross the street and head toward the subway stop Malostranská.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please note, on occasions of state visits, parts of the castle might be closed to visitors
    •  Children aged 5 and under go free of charge
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 2232 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    Jane was awesome and we had a really good mixed group. So much better than going it alone. She knew so much and was also super friendly and willing to answer everything. Well worth the money and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to know more about the castle and even just the country itself. Brilliant!

    January 19, 2023

    Meeting location was easy to find. The tour guide was great! Explained everything we needed to do during the tour. She was full of information and provided fun and quirky facts we would not have known without doing the tour. Length of the tour was great for us, got through everything pretty quickly and got a good oversight of everything. The tour was definitely worth it.

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    January 16, 2023

    All in all, a very detailed tour, whereby the quite extensive history of the castle is brought closer. Organisation/process went smoothly. There were also many interesting and entertaining reviews/assessments of the history of the castle and Prague. Unfortunately, in some places only a loud hissing/crackling could be heard through the headphones (due to the wind or the movement of the guide), which spoils the overall impression a bit.

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    January 6, 2023

    Product ID: 219531