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Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

1. Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

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.

From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

2. From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

Your local guide will pick you up from your Prague accommodation early in the morning. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle while learning about Czech culture, history and the main highlights on your way towards the national park. Taste snacks and enjoy beverages throughout the entire day.  Enjoy an abundance of time to admire the filming sites of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' movie in a group of a maximum of 10 persons. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park, one of the unique natural reserves in Europe, by choosing one of the following Tour options:  Hiking Tour is the right choice if you want to see the main highlights of both National Parks. Visit two countries in one day. The first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge. Feast on the breathtaking views of the Elbe river canyon, surrounded by unique sandstone rock formations. Then enjoy the rolling landscape full of tiny German villages and famous table mountains. The following hike brings you near the main symbol of Bohemian Switzerland - the Pravcicka Gate - the largest sandstone arch in Europe. After tasting the rich local cuisine (lunch included), sail on gondola-style boats through the soothing Kamenice river gorge (12-hour 10-kilometer active hike). Fantasy Highlights Tour brings together the two main fantasy filming sites of the region. Visit the Saxon Switzerland and walk across the magnificent Bastei bridge and visit Neurathen Castle ruins. Cross to Bohemian Switzerland and adore the amazing views from Sneznik lookout tower. Enjoy a tasty lunch (included) in a local restaurant and continue to experience Narnia while hiking through the sandstone labyrinth of Tyssa Walls (10-hour 9-kilometer moderate hike).  Winter Tour is an ideal choice for an active winter visit to the region. Marvel at the beauty of snow-covered sandstone towers. Stroll across the Bastei Bridge to reach the medieval ruins of Neurathen Castle. Enjoy the Pravcicka Gate during the season pictured in Narnia. Hot beverages and a lunch in a local restaurant (included) will help you regain all your energy (10-hour 7-kilometer moderate hike).

Prague: Beer Bike Sightseeing Tour

3. Prague: Beer Bike Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of Prague from a completely different perspective and travel around the city aboard a unique bike with 10 adjustable seats. Relax in the knowledge that you will have a sober driver to transport you so that you can enjoy an unlimited amount of premium Czech Beer! Drink as much as you want as you explore the highlights of the breathtakingly beautiful city. Benefit from plenty of breaks to tap beers, take pictures and make use of the bathroom facilities. Learn the history of the city and its architecture from your experienced driver/guide. Hear about the local culture, nightlife and food scene and discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss. Add on extras to upgrade your experience, such as extra bottles of Prosecco or waitress service. Get the chance to customize your route or other aspects of your tour on arrangement. You will also be eligible for a discount on the affiliated pub crawl.

Prague: 3-Hour Alternative Walking Tour

4. Prague: 3-Hour Alternative Walking Tour

Escape the usual tourist haunts of Prague and discover how the Velvet Revolution gave the Czech Republic the freedom to express itself in art, music, and life in general. Local young guides born and raised in Prague will show you how culture flourishes outside the historic center.  Discover the hidden cultural hotspots out of the tourist maps. No other tour covers these areas. Learn about the city’s recent history, underground subcultures, graffiti, street art and independent music scene. Visit the quirky Vietnamese market and learn about the Vietnamese community in Prague. Discover community funded art theatre located in a formal slaughter house, hackers crypto-anarchist institute or a hidden hipster cafe with a gallery located in an abandoned factory hall. The tour ends in a unique steam-punk underground club where you can chill with the guide after the tour and get some handy tips where to go later during your stay. 

From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

5. From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

Escape the busy city of Prague and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature on this highlights tour of the Bohemian and Saxon National park. Visit sites that have been declared a ‘European Destination of Excellence’ for their exceptional beauty, enjoy the most photogenic natural creations of the National Park, and enjoy walks and moderate hikes in the most preserved parts of the park. Visit the most popular natural attraction in Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Pravcicka Gate, famous for being Europe’s largest sandstone arch. The site was used as a filming location for the movie Narnia, and there’s no escaping the Gate’s magical qualities. Mysterious and inspiring, the gate is hidden deep in the woods and this impressive symbol of the National park stands 21 meters tall, leaving all the spectators in admiration. Next stop is lunch which caters for vegetarians, vegans, and meat lovers alike. Enjoy a traditional Czech meal at a stunning stone house that was built on the stream in 1905 by German workers. This newly renovated restaurant will surprise you with an amazing steampunk style interior, which is decorated with gears, rivets and a huge clock with visible gears and  the sound of mechanics. The last stop on the tour is Bastei n the Saxon part of the National Park. The Bastei rock formation has plenty of viewpoints over the Elbe canyon on the right bank of the river Elbe. Walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and explore ruins of old Neurathen rock castle.

Prague: River Boat Cruise and Guided Tour with Drink

6. Prague: River Boat Cruise and Guided Tour with Drink

Be picked up from the Tourist Information Center and walk for 45 minutes to the port with your guide. See Charles Bridge, the National Theatre, and Kampa Island while listening to stories about Prague Castle, Lesser Town, and Old Town. Enjoy the walking portion of the tour in English. Hop aboard a riverboat and cruise through Prague's Little Venice on a tour of the waterways of the Čertovka district. Learn the history of the city and its main monuments. Snap photos of Old Town landmarks and listen to your audio guide. Depart from below the Charles Bridge and get an unbeatable view of Prague Castle. Enter the Devil’s Channel which is thought to have been built in the 12th century by the Knights of Malta. Sip on water, juice, mulled wine, tea, or a small beer. Get an entry ticket to the Charles Bridge Museum and learn more about the Gothic structure of Prague's oldest river crossing as a bonus.

From Prague: Small Group Koneprusy Caves & Karlstejn Castle

7. From Prague: Small Group Koneprusy Caves & Karlstejn Castle

You will be picked up by an air-conditioned vehicle between 7:00 and 7:30am at your Prague residence. Enjoy the scenic and informative ride which takes approx. 30 mins. Your English-speaking guide will tell you all that interests you about the Czech culture, nature or history.   After arriving at the Koněprusy Caves southwest of Prague, join a guided excursion of the largest underground cave system in Bohemia. Admire the majestic stalagmites and stalactites all around you. Learn about the prehistoric Celtic settlements which existed there. Visit the jaw-dropping limestone domes and halls.   Afterwards, enjoy a well-earned lunch; enjoy the magic of traditional Bohemian cuisine and taste some of the best beer in the world. Hear authentic Bohemian anecdotes and stories in a traditional Czech-style tavern.  Next stop will be at Karlstejn village. From there, go either by foot or by local van up to the castle and visit the 14th-century residence of medieval Bohemian kings which is protecting the crown jewels and other royal treasures. Admire the collections of art as well as many historical relics. The tour is guided and delivered in English. After a well deserved traditional Bohemian lunch in a Czech style tavern, where you will taste some of the best beer in the world and hear authentic bohemian anecdotes and stories, head to the Great America quarry. Stop to take pictures or do a full walk around the quarry (depending on your preference).

From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

8. From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

Escape the busy city of Prague and see what else the Czech Republic has to offer. Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you travel through rolling countryside to discover the beautiful and laid-back atmosphere of South Bohemia. The first stop of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Český Krumlov, which dates back to the 13th century. Enjoy a guided tour through the town's charming cobblestone streets, and admire the cozy and traditional style architecture. Pass over the meandering Vltava River and soak up the quaint atmosphere of this history-rich location. Continue the tour to the village of Holašovice, another UNESCO listed location. Marvel at and learn about the village’s picturesque architecture, which is nicknamed Peasant Baroque. Spend some time wandering around the village, watching the locals going about their day and imagining what life was like here throughout the course of history. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of South Bohemia and take breath of fresh air before returning to Prague.

Prague: Half-Day City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Prague: Half-Day City Highlights Walking Tour

Learn the history of Prague and visit its 10 most famous monuments on a half-day walking tour with an experienced live tour guide. First, admire the glorious architecture of the UNESCO inscribed historic center, formed of the Old Town, New Town, and Lesser Town. Marvel at the imposing Prague Castle which used to be the seat of power for kings of Bohemia and Holy Roman emperors. It is currently the official office of the president of the Czech Republic. The tour includes stops at the famous Charles Bridge, the John Lennon Wall, and the Embassy of Germany. Hear the stories behind the sites and experience the individual magic of each landmark. Visit Old Town Hall with its famous astronomical clock and take a stroll down the well-preserved Jewish Quarter before ending your tour.

Prague: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

10. Prague: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Prague's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the classic obložené chlebíčky, bread with homemade smoked sausage or cheese and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně, Žižkov TV tower, and Riegrovy sady plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

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I was the only person who booked the tour in English that day and so I ended up getting a one on one tour led by Ross which was awesome. The tour itself was interesting and informative and Ross knew all the places that he wanted to take me and it was also fun to just chat to a local and ask questions about Prague and Czech Republic.

This was an amazing and thorough tour. We were lucky enough to have no one else sign up for the tour so my husband and I had the wonderful tour guide, Dana, to ourselves. It was really cool that she had pictures of how things used to look and how they have changed over the years to supplement the different sights.

The trip was fantastic!!! Joseph and Paul are very friendly, kind, knowledgeble and fun people and I enjoyed every single minute of it. We visited gorgeous sites and walked around the river in the early spring in April. Can not recommend the trip more! Plus the snacks are enless :)

Great tour. We were a group of twenty people, our guide picked us up at the hotel, and guide us to the Castle. She was very knowledgeable, Friendly and made this tour one to remember

Our guide Jana was very informative and accommodating.