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Golden Lane, Prague

Golden Lane, Prague: Our most recommended tours and activities

Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket & optional Audio Guide

1. Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket & optional Audio Guide

Pre-book your tickets to Prague Castle and avoid wasting time in the ticket line. Get a short (15-20 minute) introductory overview of the castle complex before exploring it at your own pace. Meet your host for an introduction to Prague Castle. After, your host will then exchange your voucher for your ticket, which covers the best there is to see at Prague Castle. Skip the ticket line and begin at St. Vitus Cathedral, where you’ll get guidelines and a map of the best way to explore the sprawling grounds at your own pace. Upgrade your Prague Castle visit with an optional online audio guide that will point out the most important and the most interesting parts inside each building. Just follow the recommended route which was carefully planned by experienced guides to see all the vitrines, pictures, sculptures, and more. Admire the architecture and stories of Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, and Daliborka Tower. Learn about the castle’s purpose as a home to Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, dating way back to the 9th century. Your ticket is valid for 2 days and allows you one entry to each building in the castle interiors during this whole period.

Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

2. Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

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.

Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

3. Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

Discover Prague Castle and its remarkable history on a guided walking tour with a local guide. Walk over the Charles Bridge, visit St. Vitus Cathedral, and see Golden Lane, marveling at the stunning architecture and rich history behind each landmark. Your 2.5-hour guided tour begins at the Charles Bridge, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of the history of Prague Castle. Cross Charles Bridge and make your way to Lesser Town Square, where a tram will take you to the Castle. When you enter St. Vitus Cathedral, hear stories about princes, kings, and emperors, and the ceremonial history of the site. Tour the old castle, Vladislav Hall, and then head to St. George's Basilica, where your guide will tell you about Czech saints. Visit the area known Golden Lane, where your guide will tell you about the lives of the local residents.

Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance Tickets

4. Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance Tickets

Explore the majestic Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle on an informative and entertaining tour. The audio guide is narrated by members of the Lobkowicz family. Wander around the 22 art-laden rooms at your own leisure gawking at the world-famous art and historical artifacts. Marvel at paintings by Canaletto and Velázquez, see musical scores written by Mozart and Beethoven, and take delight in centuries-old decorative arts.  Discover the highlights at Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the biggest church in Prague. See the Old Royal Palace, the original seat of the Czech kingdom. Explore St. George´s Basilica and Golden Lane, the picture-perfect alleyway of cottages that once housed the Castle´s servants, goldsmiths, and soldiers.

Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

5. Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

Travel through the Hradčany district and hear stories from your licensed guide, who will explain to you the historical background of Prague Castle and the surroundings. Your guide will highlight certain aspects of the Hradčany district for you, such as Černinsky palace, Loreto, Schwarzenberg palace and much more, all while providing you with historical facts and stories. When you enter the Prague Castle complex, you will receive your ticket and a map so you can plan your visit to individual locations such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, and St. George's Basilica. You'll be able to gain admission to Prague Castle without having to wait in long lines to purchase your ticket. You'll also receive an admission ticket for Prague Castle Circuit B after the introductory tour, allowing you to explore the interior at your own pace.

Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

6. Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

Reserve your tickets to some of Prague's top attractions, which you can pickup at a convenient central location near the town square. Visit historic Prague Castle, the synagogues of the Jewish Quarter, and the famous Astronomical Clock Tower at the heart of the Old Town. Prague Castle Visit Prague Castle and discover the former residence of Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Explore the beautiful interiors and buildings of the castle such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and the Daliborka Tower. Astronomical Clock Tower Prior to entering the tower itself, pause to admire the Astronomical Clock on the facade of the tower. With your entrance tickets take the stairs or an elevator up to the top, where you'll enjoy amazing views over the Old Town Square and the rest of Prague. With this ticket, you can also visit the Old Town Hall. Discover its beautiful halls and a quaint chapel. Jewish Quarter With the admission ticket to the Jewish Quarter, you will gain entrance to the most famous synagogues without waiting in any lines. Start exploring and learn about the long history of the Jewish community in the city. Visit Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum of Prague, where you will find a variety of exhibitions. At the Maisel Synagogue, touch screens will allow you to browse through old Hebrew manuscripts and to view historical maps of Jewish settlements. You will also get a chance to see the impressive interior of the Spanish Synagogue. Visit the Jewish Museum of Prague to view the permanent exhibition: Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 19th-20th centuries. Learn more about the history of Jews in the Bohemian region from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War.

Prague: Castle, National Museum, and Old Town Hall

7. Prague: Castle, National Museum, and Old Town Hall

Enjoy your visit to Prague at your own pace, avoiding long lines for the top 3 sights. Pick up your admission tickets at a central location and let the exploration begin. Each ticket is valid for 2 days from the day it is issued and includes 1 entry to each attraction.  Explore Prague Castle and learn about its history stretching back to the 9th century. Over the years it has been home to Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Following Circuit B, explore the highlights of the castle including its beautiful interiors as well as St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Wander on to the Gothic-style Astronomical Clock Tower which has stood the test of time and continues to be one of the most popular attractions in Prague. Before you enter, check out the clock from the outside to see a statue of Christ march out, followed by his disciples. The Grim Reaper also makes an appearance ringing a bell and checking to see whose time has come. 75% of the parts on this clock are original and date back from to the 15th century. With your ticket, enter the Old Town Hall and take the elevator to the tower for panoramic views of Prague's Old Town.  Last but not least, visit the National Museum to discover the Czech Republic's natural history, history, art, and music. 

Prague: 3-Hour Old Town and Prague Castle Tour in German

8. Prague: 3-Hour Old Town and Prague Castle Tour in German

Go on an exciting journey and discover the capital of the Czech Republic. If you are visiting Prague for the first time and want to get an overview of the city, this tour is a perfect choice. Start your guided tour at the Old Town Square, which is the main market square in the old town of Prague and the site of the Church of Mother of God before Týn. Stroll along the picturesque streets and pass Estates Theater as well as Charles University. Next, see the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, where you can marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish quarter. See the Maisel Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue exteriors, before you stroll along the old Jewish cemetery. Then, pass the new town hall and the Clementinum, and head to Charles Bridge. Cross Charles Bridge until you reach the tram station Malostranské Náměsti. From there you will ascend Prague Castle. Wander along the Royal Garden (Apr-Oct also visit inside the gardens) and walk past the presidential office and Hradčany square where you can enjoy the view to the German embassy. Visit the inner courtyards of Prague Castle and the Golden Lane, walking past the St. Vitus Cathedral exteriors. At the end of Golden Lane, you will see Daliborka Tower that used to constitute a part of the rampart. The tour will end at St. Wenceslas vineyard.

Prague: 3–Hour Castle Grounds Walking Tour and River Cruise

9. Prague: 3–Hour Castle Grounds Walking Tour and River Cruise

Start your tour with a short walk from the Old Town Square to the Clementinum. Head to Charles Bridge, and step onto a boat for a relaxing cruise along the river, complete with refreshments. Cruise past many important sites on a voyage up the legendary Devil’s Stream. Visit the Charles Bridge Museum to complete this leg of your tour. Follow your guide across Charles Bridge and learn about its intriguing history. From there, head to Malá Strana (Lesser Town), a part of Prague renowned for its red clay-tiled roofs and beautiful Baroque buildings. See Kampa Island, one of Prague’s secret jewels, where the beloved Lennon Wall is located. From Lesser Town, ride one of Prague’s trams to the top of Castle Hill where Prague Castle overlooks the entire city. Take the opportunity to walk around the many buildings that make up this expansive and historic castle. Discover the awe-inspiring St. Vitus Cathedral and the Romanesque St. George Basilica, known for its classical music concerts and numerous cultural displays. Finish your tour in the castle grounds in the city's oldest vineyard to capture stunning panoramic photographs of Prague. The journey on foot provides plenty of time for an entertaining and informative talk about Prague's famous sites throughout the tour.

Prague Castle: 1-Hour Introduction with Admission Ticket

10. Prague Castle: 1-Hour Introduction with Admission Ticket

To begin your tour, you’ll meet your guide in the very heart of the city under the Old Town’s tower of Charles Bridge. Start your tour with a romantic stroll across the world-famous medieval bridge. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Prague Castle from the river before you rest your feet a bit by taking a tram and enjoying the beautiful views on the way up to the Castle. In Prague Castle, the guide will give you a short introduction to the history and present use of the Castle as well as further recommendations for your individual visit. After your questions have been answered, you will get your ticket so that you can explore the Castle’s interiors at your own pace. First, you can visit St. Vitus Cathedral, a masterpiece of European Gothic architecture. On the way to the Old Royal Palace don’t miss the stunning Last Judgment Mosaic from 14th century above the southern entrance to the Cathedral. Next, visit St. George's Basilica, the oldest surviving church within the Castle, and admire its Romanesque architecture from 12th century. Then walk further to enter the picturesque Golden Lane with many tiny houses built for the royal guards in the late 16th century. Your ticket is valid for two days and allows you to enter each of the four sights once.

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What people are saying about Golden Lane, Prague

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based on 15,399 reviews

It’s definitely worth getting a guide for the castle. Especially one like Hana who was exceptional and you can see how passionate she is. Wish they gave us headphones as promised so we wouldn’t miss a word she was saying…

Magdalena was a wonderful guide She was very thorough and you could tell she loves her job We really enjoyed the tour , a lot of useful and interesting information was provided We give 5 stars for the tour !

Marcela, our guide, was great. Kept things moving at an excellent pace. Not too fast but not too slow. She was very informative with a good mix of humour and info. I’d highly recommend her.

Great tour with a guide who really seemed to enjoy doing what she does and gives some very fun insights during the tour.

Insightful and engaging . You really should do this your! The time flies and you’re left wanting more.