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Prague Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Prague: 50-Minute Sightseeing Evening Cruise

1. Prague: 50-Minute Sightseeing Evening Cruise

Enjoy breathtaking views from the Vltava River and discover the beauty of one of the most famous cities in the world during this evening cruise with an audio guide. See majestic sights such as Charles Bridge, and the Dancing House. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious boat and begin your river cruise. Capture pictures as you sail past sights like the Petřín Tower, and the historic fort of Vyšehrad. Admire the neo-Renaissance concert hall of the Rudolfinum and the biggest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle.  Relax on an air-conditioned boat with a roof over the sundeck. Learn about the main sights with audio commentary that is available in 8 different languages or use the printed guide onboard available in 16 languages.

Prague: Vltava River Night Cruise with Buffet

2. Prague: Vltava River Night Cruise with Buffet

See the beauty of Prague at night on this dinner cruise along the Vltava River. Marvel at historic monuments such as the Prague Castle and Dancing House, and enjoy a wide variety of Czech cuisine. Start your evening cruise along the Vltava River in Prague from the Čechův Bridge in the Old Town. Get a welcome drink on boarding and then glide gently down the river towards the Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Pass the hill at Petřín, see the historic fort of Vyšehrad and admire the neo-Renaissance concert hall of the Rudolfinum. Continue past the famous Dancing House on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašínovo embankment), and get panoramic views of Prague Castle while being serenaded by live music on board the boat. Enjoy a deluxe buffet dinner (cold buffet, warm buffet and desserts) as you cruise, and purchase drinks from a tempting selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic options.  Buffet Menu: • Cold Buffet: Rich selection of breads and butter, Grana Padano, Duck pâté with cranberry sauce, Caprese, Selection of domestic cheeses, ham and salami, Chopped salad, Greek salad, Fresh coleslaw •  Soup: Chicken soup with noodles •  Warm Buffet: Whole ham with bone, Beef goulash, Chicken schnitzels, Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and basil (vegan), Paella, Baked potatoes with zucchini • Side Dishes: Bacon Dumplings, Jasmin Rice, Mashed Potatoes •  Desert: Homemade Gingerbread, Apple Strudel, Fresh Fruit Salad

Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket & optional Audio Guide

3. Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket & optional Audio Guide

Pre-book your tickets to Prague Castle and avoid wasting time in the ticket line. Get a short (15-20 minute) introductory overview of the castle complex before exploring it at your own pace. Meet your host for an introduction to Prague Castle. After, your host will then exchange your voucher for your ticket, which covers the best there is to see at Prague Castle. Skip the ticket line and begin at St. Vitus Cathedral, where you’ll get guidelines and a map of the best way to explore the sprawling grounds at your own pace. Upgrade your Prague Castle visit with an optional online audio guide that will point out the most important and the most interesting parts inside each building. Just follow the recommended route which was carefully planned by experienced guides to see all the vitrines, pictures, sculptures, and more. Admire the architecture and stories of Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, and Daliborka Tower. Learn about the castle’s purpose as a home to Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, dating way back to the 9th century. Your ticket is valid for 2 days and allows you one entry to each building in the castle interiors during this whole period.

Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

4. 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: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

5. Prague: Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

Take in fantastic views from the river and discover the beauty of Prague on a boat cruise. Sit back and relax as you cruise down the Vltava River and see the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and other iconic sights from a unique perspective. Learn about the history of one of Europe's most iconic cities through an audioguide onboard. Marvel at the Charles Bridge's iconic statues from your unique vantage point, all while taking in the towering Prague Castle atop the hill. Listen to the available audioguide as you gently meander down the river, learning about interesting facts and stories of this historical city. Sit indoors for a cozy atmosphere, keeping warm in winter and cool in summer with its temperature control, or sit outdoors on the sundeck for a more natural ambiance.

Prague: 45-Minute Sightseeing Cruise to Devil's Channel

6. Prague: 45-Minute Sightseeing Cruise to Devil's Channel

Cruise along the Vltava River to the Devil's Channel, enjoying views of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge along the way. Admire the Grand Priory Mill, one of the most famous of Prague's preserved mills. Make your way to the dock at Čech Bridge (Čechův most) in Prague and go to pier 3 to board your boat to the Devil's Channel (Čertovka). The Devil's Channel is said to have been named in the 19th century after a woman of devilish character. Originally built as a millrace, today it divides Malá Strana from Kampa Island. Explore the mysterious Devil's Channel up close, see medieval houses that seem to grow out of the water, and listen to the clatter of the mill wheel as in days gone by.

Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

7. 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: Dinner Boat Cruise

8. Prague: Dinner Boat Cruise

Climb aboard for a romantic evening cruise through the heart of Prague, and see all the city’s famous monuments from the Vltava River. Arrive at your boat between the Čech and Štefánik bridges and be welcomed by your host. Then, sail through the center of Prague, and see the sights lining the banks of the Vltava River under the magic of their evening illuminations. As you cruise, a tasty buffet dinner will be served, while a full bar is available to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Staff will be available to attend to your needs, while live music will serenade you throughout. Enjoy incredible views of the Charles Bridge and the baroque churches of Old and New Town. Seats are provided on the open upper deck, or inside the climate-controlled lower salon (heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer). After the tour, be returned to the starting point.

Prague: 45-Minute Historical River Cruise and Refreshments

9. Prague: 45-Minute Historical River Cruise and Refreshments

See Prague from a different perspective and go on a 45-minute historical boat tour along the Vltava river. Embark a traditional canal boat and explore the waterways of old Prague while listening to an audio commentary. Admire the charming views and listen to the history of Prague. To deepen your knowledge even further you can go to the Charles Bridge museum after the river cruise tour.  Your tour will depart from the Charles Bridge. Enjoy stunning views of Prague Castle and take some great photos. Cruise through The Devil’s Channel (Čertovka) and find out why this area is called the Venice of Prague.

Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance Tickets

10. Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance Tickets

Explore the majestic Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle on an informative and entertaining tour. The audio guide is narrated by members of the Lobkowicz family. Wander around the 22 art-laden rooms at your own leisure gawking at the world-famous art and historical artifacts. Marvel at paintings by Canaletto and Velázquez, see musical scores written by Mozart and Beethoven, and take delight in centuries-old decorative arts.  Discover the highlights at Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the biggest church in Prague. See the Old Royal Palace, the original seat of the Czech kingdom. Explore St. George´s Basilica and Golden Lane, the picture-perfect alleyway of cottages that once housed the Castle´s servants, goldsmiths, and soldiers.

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What people are saying about Prague Castle

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4.4 / 5

based on 33,829 reviews

Amazing way to start my vacation in Prague! If you book the two hour tour, you don’t need to wait at the kiosk. You can just go straight to your pier. I booked the 3 pm tour and enjoyed seeing Prague at sunset!

Marcela, our guide, was great. Kept things moving at an excellent pace. Not too fast but not too slow. She was very informative with a good mix of humour and info. I’d highly recommend her.

Great tour with a guide who really seemed to enjoy doing what she does and gives some very fun insights during the tour.

good service, lots of languages on the loud speaker too, great value for money

Super amazing experience! The staffs are friendly and helpful!