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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: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

2. Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Avoid the hassle of organized group tours and explore Prague at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.  Once onboard the bus, you will be provided with headphones and an audio guide (available in 17 languages), with onboard staff available at all times to lend assistance. Listen to the fascinating history of Prague and see its famous landmarks. Explore the Red and Green line routes of the city. Green line stops include: • Na Františku (near Ministry of Industry and Trade), • Old Town Square, • Malostranské náměstí (next to Holy Trinity Column)• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • Václavské náměstí (at corner of Krakovská street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station) Red line stops include: • Prague Castle • Dlabačov• Náměstí Kinských• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • I.P. Pavlova (at corner of Sokolská street)• Karlov (B. Němcové street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station)

Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

3. Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

The city of Prague may be famous for its beautiful architecture but the real mystery of the city lies below. On this guided tour step away from the masses and explore a different city - one that exists under the cobblestoned streets of Old Town. Your guide will show you a part of the Czech capital that hasn't changed much since the 12th century. On your underground visit learn about the incredible history behind the system of rooms, corridors, and cellars that lie underneath Prague. During the tour, hear stories about the medieval period of Prague when these premises were still in use, and discover what life must have been like at this time for its inhabitants. You will also visit the medieval Dungeon and see the display of torture and executions.

Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

4. Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

The Old Town Hall is located on the Old Town Square and was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The complex consists of 5 buildings. The dominant part of the building is a Gothic tower with a chapel and a unique astronomical clock, where every hour between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM, the twelve apostles rotate. Start your tour on the first floor, where the staterooms are located. Continue to the Gothic chapel of the Virgin Mary and the ceremonial halls. Afterwards, use the staircase leading to the third floor to the viewing gallery of the 70-meter tall tower and enjoy the most amazing views of Prague. A guided visit of the Old Town Hall medieval underground is included in your entrance ticket, so make sure not to miss out!

Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

5. Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

Cruise through the heart of Prague and take in the city views from the Vltava while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. Listen to live music as you pass the historic center and sail beneath Charles Bridge. Be welcomed on board with a traditional Czech aperitif before embarking on your sightseeing cruise along the Vltava. Sail under Charles Bridge which connects the city’s Lesser Quarter to the Old Town. Along the edge of the bridge, admire carved statues of Czech saints on both sides. Next, pass Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, and the National Theater. Throughout the tour, enjoy a lunch buffet with live music. Listen to commentary to learn more about the attractions and monuments that you see. Cruise past more landmarks such as the Dancing House, the Emmaus Monastery, Vyšehrad, the Podolí Waterworks, and the historic Štvanice Power Station before being returned to the departure point.

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

6. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

7. Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

Explore Prague’s dark past on a guided walking tour through narrow cobbled streets and winding lanes where murderers, alchemists, monsters, and spirits once walked. Listen to dark stories and hear about the spirits that wander through the Old Town. Escape the bustle and noise of the Old Town Square into one of the eeriest parts of Prague, once a den of poverty, plague, and magic. Discover an area often overlooked by tour guides yet full of history, intrigue, and atmosphere. Hear stories of death and betrayal, dark arts, and demonic visions. Learn about the restless spirits said to roam amongst the beautiful architecture of the Old Town and, who knows, perhaps you’ll even meet them face to face, No one will jump out at you to try to scare you. On this tour, the focus is on storytelling and not on special effects or cheap tricks to make the tour "frightening." Not one of the stories is made up. Learn about the mysteries, legends, and tales from the darker side of Prague’s history on a tour for skeptics and believers alike. At the same time, experience a different side of Prague from the regular historical tours.

Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

8. Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

Discover the highlights of historic Prague on a guided walking tour. Visit Prague Castle, the Old Town square, the Church of St. Nicolas, and the Charles Bridge, among other iconic landmarks. Listen as your guide paints a colorful picture of how Prague used to be and how it has evolved to the international city it is today. Start your tour at the office of the local partner in Maiselova Street—a stone's throw away from the famous and impressive Astronomical Clock. Listen to your guide give you a historical overview of the Old Town. Next, cross the Charles Bridge with its varied statues and sculptures, watching the calm waters of the Vtlava River pass beneath you. Then, take the tram up to Prague Castle to learn about the development of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. As you make your way towards the Castle, stop to take in the sites of Hradcany, or the Castle District, learning about its fascinating history. Enter Prague Castle and enjoy some final stories of Prague accompanied by magnificent views of the entire city of Prague.

Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

9. 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: WWII & Operation Anthropoid Tour with Bomb Shelter

10. Prague: WWII & Operation Anthropoid Tour with Bomb Shelter

Learn about the Nazi occupation of Prague with licensed historian guides on a walking tour. See the scars of WWII that still remain on the walls and streets of The Old Town. Walk through the streets of Prague, enter Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and hear about Operation Anthropoid.  Learn about the resistance operation to assasinate the notorious SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. Visit a medieval underground space within the cellars of the palace U Kunstatu. See how it was used as an air-raid shelter and discover a private collection of WWII artifacts. Learn about the fate of Czech Jews while visiting the Jewish Quarter and confront some of the most difficult decisions people were facing at the time.

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What people are saying about Old Town, Prague

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 15,158 reviews

A great evening from beginning to the end. Picked up from hotel, short tour in minibus, which we enjoyed then taken to the boat, which was very modern. The food was delicious, the entertainment was brilliant, staff friendly. I would highly recommend. Great value for money.

The activity can be attended at any time during the date on the ticket. The activity only takes 30-45mins. Great price & informative. The climb to the top of the clock had an excellent view of the city. Would recommend doing this activity if in Prague.

We were a small group of five people (plus guide) so enjoyable like having dinner with new friends. Restaurant selection by guide Angela was very good: food and drink and service perfect.

Martina - was a great host. She expertly gave us the history of Prague as well as taking us to some of the best historic pubs. I would definitely recommend this tpur

Great tour to get a feel of the city. Visited all the important areas and got a lot of information about the history. Highly recommended