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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: Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks

3. 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: Prague Castle Entry Ticket

4. 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: 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 Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

6. 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.

Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

7. 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 staterooms 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

8. 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!

Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Full-Day Tour from Prague

9. Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Full-Day Tour from Prague

See the best of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a full-day guided tour from Prague. Transfer to the heart of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the youngest national park in the Czech Republic. Stop at Bastei Bridge, perched high above the River Elbe. Enjoy stunning views as you walk across the bridge. Then, continue to Pravcika Gate on the Czech Republic side of the park. Admire Europe’s largest natural sandstone gate. Pause for lunch (included), before transferring to Kamenice Gorge. Here, you will board a small dinghy for a scenic journey through a canyon carved deep in the sandstone cliffs. Arrive at the colorful village of Hrensko at the confluence of the Kamenice and Labe rivers. Stroll around the former 15th-century trading post, before your return transfer to Prague.

Prague: Staropramem Brewery Self-Guided Tour with Tasting

10. Prague: Staropramem Brewery Self-Guided Tour with Tasting

Embark on a self-guided tour of Prague's largest brewery, the Staropramem Brewery. Learn about this historic brewery and end your tour with beer tasting or a drink. Upgrade your experience with a meal at the bar. Meet at the Staropramen Brewery in the Smíchov area of Prague. Enter the visitor’s center within the brewery complex situated in Prague’s old industrial suburb. Take a self-guided interactive tour through the brewery. Learn about the brewery’s history from its founding in 1869 until the present day, where it has become one of the most popular beers in the Czech Republic and also well known worldwide. Visit the second largest brewery in the Czech Republic. Experience the beer-making process as you are guided by one of the most important characters in Staropramen history, the brewmaster Josef Paspa. End your tour with either 1 drink or a beer tasting at the Staropramen bar, depending on the option booked. Indulge in a beer tasting where 4 beers are served in crafted glasses made by Czech glassmakers. If you’ve worked up an appetite after your tour, food is available to order from the bar as well. There is also an option that includes a meal at the brewery.

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained history in a very entertaining manner. It was nice to see how passionate and proud our guide was about Czech history & country. She made Czech history relatable to everyone in our group no matter which part of the world we came from. Excellent job.

Misha was fabulous. Very knowledgeable, approachable, and enthusiastic. She kept us captivated and interested throughout the entire tour.

Great tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and theatrical! We learned a lot but also had fun, even our teenagers were engaged.

Good tour, easily understood guide but tour lasted more than 3.5 hrs w/ very few places/chances to rest.

great guides / uncomplicated booking / easy to find