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

1. 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: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

2. 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: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

3. Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

Start the journey from the Lesser Quarter, after meeting your well-experienced guide and a brief introduction to your e-Scooter. Set-off on your journey throughout the city.  Your tour will start by riding along the river bank of Vltava, before climbing up to Letna Hill to see the best view of Prague and the metronome where the biggest Stalin monument was erected in`55 and blew up in `62. Continue on your E-Bike to the largest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle. The complex has a thousand-year history and is currently the residence of The President of Czechia. Here you can visit St. Vitus Cathedral or watch the guards changing. Whilst here, you can also visit the Roman Catholic Monastery, built in the 12th-century and home to a brewery as of the 15th-century. This place allows you to reach the highest viewpoint of Prague. Also, get to taste some of the delicious Monastic beer.  During your Prague adventure, you will also get to leave your signature on the famous John Lennon Wall, a must-see whilst in Prague. Take a trip to see the Babies Monument and the peeing statues in the Franz Kafka muzeum, made by Czech Artist David Cerny. Ride on your e-Scooters until you reach the famous Charles and Manes bridge before arriving at Rudolfinium, passing by the old Jewish cemetery and Staranova Synagogue which is the oldest synagogue of Europe. Before you finish your tour, be sure to grab some photos of Old Town Square and its surroundings such as Tyn Church, Jan Hus Monument, and The Clock Tower.

Prague: 3-hour Bus, Foot and Boat Tour

4. Prague: 3-hour Bus, Foot and Boat Tour

This tour will provide you with an overall coverage of the primary historical sights in Prague, “the city of a hundred spires“. During the course of your 1-hour coach ride, you will have an opportunity to see the most important parts of the main historical areas of Prague. You will see the most important sights of the Old Town, New Town and Lesser Town, and the area of Prague Castle will be examined over an informative walk. After a stroll from the Prague Castle to the pier you will continue this tour by a boat trip. Coffee/tea or soft drink will be served onboard this boat, as you learn about the passing riverside historical sites. The Vltava river cruise starts and finishes by Charles Bridge, followed by a walking tour of Charles Bridge. Your tour will then terminate at Charles Bridge, making the end of this historical experience.

Prague: 6-Hour Tour with River Boat Cruise and Lunch

5. Prague: 6-Hour Tour with River Boat Cruise and Lunch

Admire the iconic Charles Bridge on an informative tour that takes you to the monuments of Old Prague and Prague Castle as you learn about the history of the Czech capital. This 6-hour guided walk begins at the activity provider's office at Miselova street, near Old Town Square. Your guide will provide an overview and some legends about Old Town. Next, you’ll cross Charles Bridge and take the tram up to Prague Castle, where your guide will tell you about the development of both of these landmarks. As you make your way to the Castle, stop to take in the sights of Hradcany, which is the Castle District, and learn about its history. Visit Prague Castle and enjoy magnificent views over the entire city of Prague. At the end of the walking portion of the tour, you’ll return to the Old Town, where you’ll have a chance to taste some typical Czech food at a traditional restaurant that’s been around for hundreds of years. Following lunch, you’ll see the city from another perspective on a boat cruise.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

6. From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

Join this full-day trip from Prague that features tours of the historic center of Česky Krumlov and its castle and museum. Visit a town that seems to have been lifted from a fairy tale. Česky Krumlov, located about 170 kilometers from Prague, is nestled in the beautiful countryside of southern Bohemia, with lovely views along the Vltava River. The UNESCO-listed town center features over 300 historic houses and the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic, complete with magnificent baroque gardens. Visit the unique theater with a rotating auditorium. Česky Krumlov has preserved its medieval atmosphere, as you’ll experience when you walk along the picturesque narrow streets, where you’ll find shops filled with handmade souvenirs. At one time, the castle was the seat of important noble families, including the Rosenbergs, Eggenbergs, and Schwarzenbergs. The oldest baroque theater in the world is part of the castle as well.

From Prague: Bike Trip to Karlstejn

7. From Prague: Bike Trip to Karlstejn

You'll be picked up from your central Prague hotel in the morning and then head to the starting point to meet your guide for an overview of the day ahead. Your guide will also assist you in adjusting your bike if necessary.  Start on the route (32 km) to Karlstejn, taking a special cycle path after the first two kilometers, which will lead you along the riverbanks of the beautiful Vltava and Berounka rivers. Cycling through the Czech countryside with its picturesque villages, there will be plenty of stops for refreshments and photo opportunities. A must-see is Dobrichovice Castle, with its richly decorated restaurant on the first floor. Here, the tour will stop for a short break. Then it's only 9 km to Karlstejn Village. Once the tour arrives in the village of Karlstejn, park your bikes close to the train station where the group will stop at the restaurant. The bike tour ends here and for the rest of the tour, you will have free time to explore the splendid village of Karlstejn with its many shops and entertainment possibilities. You may wish to visit the famous Karlstejn Castle (on your own). Karlstejn is surrounded by many hiking tracks, which also make for a great afternoon activity after your bike ride. Spend as much time as you like in Karlstejn Village and then return to Prague by train when you're ready. The train to Prague departs every 30 minutes. You will receive a train ticket from your guide. The train ticket is open and you can take any train from the schedule that you like. Enjoy the flexibility of this tour to Karlstejn and spend as much time in this picturesque village as you like before returning to Prague.

From Prague: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

8. From Prague: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

Explore the beautiful landscape of South Bohemia on this day trip to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the romantic neo-Gothic castle at Hluboká nad Vltavou. Paired with a delicious lunch in a famous local restaurant and Czech beer or local wine, this is a trip you won’t want to miss. From Prague, head with your English-speaking guide to Český Krumlov, a perfectly preserved Renaissance town that has been recognized by UNESCO for its heritage value. This lively cosmopolitan town has a unique atmosphere and is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and countryside. Dominated by the castle stretching over the Vltava River, Český Krumlov’s narrow cobbled streets are lined with ancient patrician houses. The streets are full of artists, music festivals, coffee shops, and ancient taverns.  After a 3-course tasting lunch in a charming and renowned local restaurant, you’ll visit the monumental castle, with its Baroque theater, astonishing view from the main tower, and castle moat. Later in the afternoon, travel to the nearby picturesque neo-Gothic Hluboká Castle, considered to be one of the most impressive in the Czech Republic. Located in a stunning park on top of the hill above the Vltava River and with richly decorated interiors, this is sure to be a highlight of your trip. After a full day of sightseeing, return to Prague for approximately 7 or 8 PM.

Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

9. Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

See Prague the best way you can: on foot and by tram, so you can explore the beautiful cobbled streets and narrow lanes where bus tours simply can’t go. Whether you’re on a short break or you want to get an overview of the city before exploring independently, this tour makes sure you see the main sights and learn about their history from people who are passionate about Prague. This full-day tour lets you see the best the city has to offer, with friendly, highly knowledgeable guides. Visit the most famous landmarks and discover the hidden gems of the Golden City, including the impressive Astronomical Clock, the Estates Theatre, and the Tyn Church. You’ll start off in the historic Old Town Square and explore the Old Town, home to amazingly rich history and beautiful, diverse architecture. Next, set off to explore the historic Jewish Quarter. Your guide will lead you through the synagogues and show you the famous Jewish cemetery, with a stop at the Spanish Synagogue. Enjoy a delicious tradition Czech lunch before heading down to the River Vltava where you will head out on a short boat trip. Once there, relax and experience a different view of the city, with historical commentary and complimentary drinks and snacks. After you disembark, your guide will lead you across the Charles Bridge, the most famous of Prague’s Bridges, and into the Mala Strana (Lesser Town), where you can explore Kampa and see the famous Lennon Wall. You will then head to the jewel in Prague’s crown, the beautiful Prague Castle by tram, the largest castle complex in the world, where you’ll hear about its many palaces, churches, monasteries and monuments, including the beautiful St Vitus’ Cathedral.

From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

10. From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

You are invited to visit the picturesque medieval town of Český Krumlov, located in scenic southern Bohemia along the banks of the Vltava River. The town was founded in the 13th century and has retained its former medieval character. Český Krumlov Castle is the second largest in the country after Prague Castle. It was also the seat of the powerful Rozmberk and Schwarzenberg families and now houses rich historical collections. In the castle gardens, you cannot miss the unique 18th century castle theatre. You will also have time to take a break in one of the many stylish and cosy pubs. During the winter season, lunch instead of the castle entrance fee will be included.

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A perfect blend of bus, walk, and boat trip. Just long enough spent at all the sites and sufficient information to spark your interest.

The guide guided us through Prague in a very informative manner and gave good tips for various matters (e.g. the best exchange office).

Sophie is very entertaining and friendly. She has a lot of patience waiting for us taking photos .

Really enjoyed this excursion. The guide was really knowledgeable and friendly. Great job

super guide, very interesting and entertaining tour, by ship, bus and on foot