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

1. Prague: City Highlights 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: 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.

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.

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.

Prague: Bus Tour, Walking Tour and River Cruise

6. Prague: Bus Tour, Walking Tour and River Cruise

Enjoy all that Prague can offer with a guided tour around all the historical sights. See the National Museum, Dancing House, Charles Bridge, National Theater, Rudolfinum. After that, drive to Prague Castle and walk around the Prague Castle grounds, before stepping out onto the Charles Bridge. Enjoy a cruise with a buffet lunch and a beautiful view of Prague. Then finally, stroll to the Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter. Explore around and end the tour at Wenceslas Square.

Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

7. 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

8. 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 Castle Tour

9. Prague Castle Tour

Take a 3-hour tour of Prague Castle and the Castle District and learn more about the historic area from an informed guide. Departing from the Old Town Square, in front of the Astronomical Clock, ride up to the castle on a city tram, and embark on a walking tour of the castle complex. The history of Prague Castle stretches back to the 9th century. Over the years it has been the seat to the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the largest coherent castle in the world. Your walking tour covers the castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, within the castle complex, and explores the palaces, churches, and gardens of the Castle District. Discover the Lesser Quarter, and Hradcany (Castle District), and visit the 12th-century Strahov Monastery, where out-buildings include a historic brewery. Visit the sacred shrine of Loreto, and The Garden of Eden. Discover where Mozart stayed in Prague at the Villa Bertramka and get amazing city views from the Mala Strana district on the banks of the River Vltava.

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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).

Very nice quick overview of Prague. Love our tour guide. Very knowledgeable and down to earth lady.

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