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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: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

2. 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: 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: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

4. 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: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

5. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

Embark on a guided walking tour through the historic streets of Prague. Learn the history behind each turn from your guide and visit highlights, including the Jewish Quarter and the impressive astronomical clock. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Admire the Maisel and Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague: Walking Food Tour

6. Prague: Walking Food Tour

Prague. One of the most trendy European cities. A combination of a rich history of over a thousand years and a vibrant, prosperous present. A bridge between Slavic and Western culture. Come and be part of the city for one afternoon, for four hours. Millions of people a year admire this magical city. They walk in awe through the streets of the Old Town, admire the proud palaces of the New Town, walk down from Prague Castle through the Lesser Town. But you'll know more. You will learn a lot about Czech history, culture, and architecture. But most of all, you'll also get a taste of Prague. You will taste a specialty that was popular in Prague in the 15th century. You will have a glass of Pilsner beer in a pub where the first barrel was opened already in 1843. You will discover the tradition of the open-faced sandwich with more than a century of history. You get a potato pancake at a restaurant that used to be a bank. You'll find a restaurant where all meals are just two bites big. And you can have your soup in the 15th-century tower But you won't just eat and drink. You'll discover a secret garden in the heart of Prague, unknown even to the locals. You will admire the statue of St. Wenceslas riding upside down. You will find the building where the Gestapo rampaged during the war, and a few steps away from Prague's most beautiful synagogue. Walk down Prague's most expensive street past a church with a copy of the Shroud of Turin. See the hotel where Frederic Chopin and Nicollo Paganini stayed. And many, many more In short, you will experience an afternoon you will remember for a long time

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

7. 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).

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Prague

8. Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Prague

Sink your teeth into a delicious dining experience at the Hard Rock Cafe in the beautiful city of Prague. Considered one of the largest Hard Rock Cafes in Europe, Hard Rock Cafe Prague is located in the 4-story V.J. Rott building. The café is in the heart of old Prague, less than 50 meters from the famous Old Town Square. The 3-level, 1,900 square meter cafe includes two vibrant bars and features a unique compilation of memorabilia from its world-famous collection. Feast your eyes on the 5-meter, custom-made chandelier in the shape of a guitar and treat your palate to a variety of foods like the Hard Rock Burger or Cheeseburger, Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Caesar Salad, Veggie Burger, a full rack of Bar-b-que Ribs and more. And for those with a sweet tooth, try a delicious signature dessert like the Hot Fudge Sundae, Chocolate Cake, and many other sinful delights. Choose from one of the delicious menus to try some of the best signature dishes from the Hard Rock Cafe. Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

9. 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: 1-Hour Orientation Tour by Bus

10. Prague City: 1-Hour Orientation Tour by Bus

Marvel at the sights of Prague on a brief orientation tour by bus, and see the highlights without getting off. Depart from Old Town Square, located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, and admire a variety of architectural styles, such as the towers and spires of the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn and the Old Town Hall. Continue into New Town (Nové Město), built next to the Old Town on the orders of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Drive into Lesser Town (Malá Strana) where ethnic Germans dominated in the Middle Ages. See architecture predominantly from the Baroque era. Return to Old Town Square for the end of the tour services. Along the way, listen to the on-board audio commentary, available in 26 different languages.

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4.6 / 5

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The communication with this company was awesome. When we arrived to Prague it was POURING rain. The company offered for us to go in the rain OR reschedule, which we did. Our guide was laid back, kind and super informative! We have three kids ages 11, 13 and 15. They loved it. Highly recommend.

the tour was great! the other people didn’t show up, so ended up having my own private tour. the tour guide was very friendly and was able to tell me a lot about the city. he was also able to answer my questions (in good english). 10/10 would recommend :))

Skilled and charismatic tour guides as Charles are hard to find. His ability to keep the group entertained is remarkable, it's almost like we could feel the suspense in the air.

A perfect blend of bus, walk, and boat trip. Just long enough spent at all the sites and sufficient information to spark your interest.

Super nice guide gladly again. It was super exciting too