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Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

1. Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Prague for an overview of the area's history and modern life, starting at the office Get Prague Guide. The office is located just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. Walk to the Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. Hear stories about the Jewish community and its most famous people. Look inside one of 4 Synagogues (Maisel, Pinkas, Spanish, and Klausen synagogues) in the area, and go to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Central Europe. Your guide is an expert in the Jewish history of Prague and its people and will tell stories that bring the history of the Jewish Quarter and its Synagogues to life.

Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

2. 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.

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

3. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

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

4. Prague: City Tour 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 Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

5. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Admire the Maisel and Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

6. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

Your 90-minute guided walk begins at the office Get Prague Guide, located just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. From here, head to the Jewish quarter where your guide will tell you about the history of Jews in Prague. After this overview of the city’s Jewish heritage, you’ll be guided around the main synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, and see where France Kafka did much of his writing. Head to Prague’s Old Town and take in the historical landmarks including the world-famous astronomical clock. Your passionate guide is well educated in local and world history, and in the history of Jews in Prague. Enjoy the commentary and the stories behind each of the important buildings you see.

Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. 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!

Prague: 3-Hour Old Town and Prague Castle Tour in German

8. Prague: 3-Hour Old Town and Prague Castle Tour in German

Go on an exciting journey and discover the capital of the Czech Republic. If you are visiting Prague for the first time and want to get an overview of the city, this tour is the perfect choice. Start your guided tour at the Old Town Square, which is the main market square in the old town of Prague and the site of the Church of Mother of God before Týn. Stroll along the picturesque streets and pass Estates Theater as well as Charles University. Next, see the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, where you can marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birth place of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish quarter. Visit Maisel Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue, before you stroll along the old Jewish cemetery. Then, pass the new town hall and the Clementinum, and head to Charles Bridge. Cross Charles Bridge until you reach the tram station Malostranské Náměsti. From there you will ascend Prague Castle. Wander through the Royal Garden and walk to the presidential office and Hradčany square where you can enjoy the view to the German embassy. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the inner courtyards of Prague Castle and Golden Lane. At the end of Golden Lane, you will see Daliborka Tower that used to constitute a part of the rampart. The tour will end at St. Wenceslas vineyard.

Prague: 2-Hour Harley Electric Trike City Tour with Guide

9. Prague: 2-Hour Harley Electric Trike City Tour with Guide

The City of a Hundred Spires is known around the world for its breathtaking medieval views and wild vacations. Explore the historical highlights, such as Prague Castle, Prague Lesser Town, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town on a wonderful trike city tour in either a small group or with a private guide. Start your tour from the unforgettable Old Town area by trike to discover its surroundings. Continue your excursion through the narrow streets to visit a unique viewpoint of 5 bridges. Make a stop in front of Prague Castle and get briefly introduced to the 1000-year-old history of Bohemia. Explore the second and third courtyards of the complex passing through such gems as Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and the Basilica of St. George. Then, head to a brewery in one of the oldest monasteries of Prague, at Strahov. Move on to the Lesser Town, sign your name on John Lennon Wall, and take a picture of the original bridge of Love. After the visit on Charles Bridge, continue your excursion by enjoying the rich architecture and history of the city with the hundred years of history.

Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

10. Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

Explore Prague through the life and times of the city’s most famous author on a 2.5-hour Franz Kafka tour. After meeting your guide, stroll through the sites with a history related to Kafka. The author of “Metamorphosis,” “The Trial” and “The Castle,” Kafka spent much of his life and wrote many of his literary works in Josefov, Pragueʼs former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide to some of the apartments where the Kafka family lived. Discover where Franz Kafka went to school and university. Go to the house where he 1st met his future wife, Felice Bauer. Pass by some of the salons and synagogues that inspired his literary contemplations. Each stop has a Kafka connection and includes a short reading from his work. Along the way, learn more about the history of Prague, and especially the fate of its Jewish community. Hear about Prague’s multicultural history and its broader relationship to art and literature.

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What people are saying about Josefov

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based on 6,952 reviews

Very nice tour of Magdalena followed. She was enthusiastic and knew a lot about the old city. Recommended!

Guide who took the time to tell everything in peace. Answer questions. Not a big group.

Very nice and interesting tour with a Russian language guide. I learned a lot new.

Guide speaking perfect French and very interesting Kind and attentive To recommend

Everything was very well organized. Jan was very competent. We liked it very much.