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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: Dinner Boat Cruise with Live Music

2. Prague: Dinner Boat Cruise with Live Music

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: Evening Vltava River Eco Cruise with Prosecco

3. Prague: Evening Vltava River Eco Cruise with Prosecco

Take a relaxing cruise through Prague and watch the cityscape pass you by. Enjoy the panoramic views, along with a glass of fine prosecco and some snacks. Interactive guides are available to use on board, as well as printed guides in 16 languages.   See the pillars of Charles Bridge up close, and admire the view of Prague Castle from the river. Cruise past the Straka Academy, the seat of the Czech government. See the Civic Swimming Pool, Prague Metronome, the Rudolfinum concert hall, and the Old Town.

Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

4. Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Discover the main monuments of Prague on a half-day tour, with lunch and a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava, and marvel at landmark attractions by land and water. Enjoy the perfect tour for those who want to explore the heart of Europe and get a picture of Prague’s rich history. Hear fascinating stories from an experienced guide as you stop at the Charles Bridge and explore the streets of Lesser Town. Take the picturesque tram to Prague Castle to discover Europe’s largest castle complex. After a short coffee break, go to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to wander down small alleys and cobblestone streets. Lunch will be served at a typical Czech restaurant, washed down with some of the country's legendary beer. Then, take a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava (drink included), and see icons such as the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from a different perspective.

Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. 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

6. 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: Old Town Bridge Tower Entrance Ticket

7. Prague: Old Town Bridge Tower Entrance Ticket

Wander Prague's medieval streets under the glimmer of its city lights, and get a new perspective of the Czech capital. Take a tour of the Old Town Bridge Tower, one of its many highlights. Secure a ticket to this 14th-century wonder. Glimpse the gate to the Old Town, conceived as a symbolic victory arch through which Czech kings passed on their coronation processions. For an unforgettable view, climb 138 steps to the viewing gallery. Meander through cobble-stoned alleys in search of the city's magical sites. See Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the endless nooks and crannies which characterize picturesque Praha, as the city comes to life after sunset.

Prague: City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

8. Prague: City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

Experience Prague by night on a 4-hour combined city tour and dinner cruise down the Vltava River to see the riverside attractions floodlit for the evening. You will start with a 45-minute minibus tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and New Town, passing noted sites such as the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue. Learn about the Jewish heritage of Prague in the former Jewish Ghetto, and continue to Republic Square to see a beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture at Municipal House. See the original Old Town fortifications and Gothic Powder Tower, before a quick tour of the New Town, including Wenceslas Square, the State Opera, former Czechoslovak Parliament, and National Museum. Cross the Nusle Bridge for breathtaking views over several quarters of Prague. Then, board a luxury boat on the Vltava River, where a welcome drink awaits before you set sail on a 3-hour-cruise. Sit back and enjoy views of Prague Castle against the night sky. Cruise past Strahov Monastery, St. Nicholas Church, and Petrin Tower, and go beyond the city center limits to Vysehrad Castle and the Dancing House. All the while, you will be feasting on a buffet spread of hot and cold food, served in air-conditioned comfort. If you prefer to feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise past the Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum, or National Theatre, there is even an exterior viewing deck.

Prague: Vltava River Cruise with Dinner and Live Music

9. Prague: Vltava River Cruise with Dinner and Live Music

Enjoy a two-hour boat ride with dinner buffet of warm and cold dishes and live music. View of illuminated Prague, Charles Bridge and a romantic ride on the Vltava. After the cruise we will take you back to your hotel.

Prague: 3-hour Bus, Foot and Boat Tour

10. 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.

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4.6 / 5

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We really enjoyed our dinner cruise which was really well organised and a great way to see the sights of Prague from the river. The lovely lady who conducted the mini-bus tour was also very informative and obviously passionate about her architecture and the history of the Czech Republic.

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 .

Everything perfect, the most I liked was the music