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Prague Castle: Small Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

Product ID: 219531
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About this tour
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide/headphones
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Hear expert commentary from your local guide
  • 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
  • Listen to your guide through headphones
Full description
Visiting the 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. The lines of the vaults meander in an almost floral pattern, giving the hall a sense of lightness. 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
  • Expert local guide
  • Commentary
  • Use of short security line

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Directly in front of the exit of the metro Malostranská. There is a also a small water fountain which is covered during winter. Look for a guide in an orange or a dark blue uniform and holding a red GetYourGuide flag. Subway direction: after taking the second escalators from the subway, go left. You will see a brown and white sign stating ''meeting point''. Tram direction: after getting off at the Malostranská stop, cross the street and head toward the subway stop Malostranská. You will see a brown and white sign stating ''meeting point''.

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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.
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Product ID: 219531