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Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

1. 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: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

2. 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: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch

3. Prague: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Spend a day in Prague and experience the centuries-old beauty of the Czech capital on this tour. Cruise on the Vltava River, cross the Charles Bridge, take a walking tour of the city center, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Journey back in time on a visit to 9th-century Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. On your way, you’ll see sights such as the National Theater, the Rudolfinum, Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square, and the Dancing House. Lunch will be at the restaurant U Schnellů. After lunch, your tour continues to lovely Valdstejn Garden before you head down the hill to see Lesser Town, Kampa Island, and the John Lennon Wall. As you continue on your full-day tour, you’ll cross over the Vltava River on the historic Charles Bridge. Take in the incredible history and culture of Prague as you travel in style and enjoy refreshments on a Vltava River cruise. After the cruise, you’ll walk by Jan Palach Square and along Parizska Avenue to Prague's Jewish Town, where your guide will share their local knowledge. Continue to the city’s Old Town Square to see the world-famous Astronomical Clock, dating back to the 15th century. End your incredible day in front of the Estates Theater, which hosted the premiere of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

7. 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.

Prague: Canoeing on the Vltava River Day Trip

8. Prague: Canoeing on the Vltava River Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings of Prague on this day trip tour of Vitava, the national river of Czech Republic. The river snakes from the forest of South Bohemia and stretches through Prague where it divides the city to the left and right bank. The beauty of Vitava and the scenic views it meanders through has served as inspiration for many Czech artists and poets throughout history. From Prague, travel to Rozmberk nad Vltavou and admire the views of the countryside as you drive. Upon arrival at the river, learn from your guide everything you need to know about canoeing, and receive the necessary equipment for your trip. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or a pro, all levels of experience are welcomed on this tour. After the introduction, it's time to discover the beauty of the river on your canoe, a true summer ritual for any Czech local. Glide along the refreshing water and marvel at the amazing nature of the meandering river. Feel the warm rays of sun on your skin and the wind in your hair as you enjoy this unique perspective of the surroundings. The tour finishes in the fabulous Ceský Krumlov, a jewel and canoeing mecca of the Czech Republic, here you can spend the night or travel back to Prague with your guide.

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based on 132 reviews

At first I was unsure about going on a tour as I was in Prague on my own. Our guide was lovely. As we walked from our meeting point up to the castle. The guide was very knowledgeable & gave us lots of information about the history of different land marks. He didn’t walk too fast and made sure everybody was there before talking or walking off to the next point. We could ask questions at any point. Where the guide answered as best he could. I particularly found d the guide helpful as we stopped for lunch and we had the chance to talk to him asking him about things to do. He wrote the name of something I’d asked about on a piece of paper. He shared a few stories about the CZk traditions and family etc which were lovely to hear.

Really lovely tour. Very informative. The guide (Marcella) was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food had a wide selection and tasted very nice. The restaurant was on old town square which surprised us. River cruise pilot/guide was also very friendly and helpful. Would recommend

Wonderful time! Learned lots of history about Prague. The guide was very knowledgeable. Even with lunch running behind and boat tour too, she always made sure everyone was taken care of. She is very a sweet and kind lady. I will definitely recommend.

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

Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly and has an obvious passion for the city.