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Prague Castle Ticket and Introductory Overview

1. Prague Castle Ticket and Introductory Overview

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 representative at the meeting point for your introduction to Prague Castle. After, the representative will then exchange your voucher for your ticket (Circuit B), which covers the best there is to see at Prague Castle. Then, discover Prague Castle's highlights, including the St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane, Daliborka Tower, and the castle's beautiful interiors. Your ticket is valid for 2 days and allows you one entry to each building in the castle interiors during this whole period.

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Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

2. Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prague: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch

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

Spend a day in Prague and experience the centuries-old beauty of the Czech capital by mini-bus, on foot, and by boat. 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.

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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. 

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Prague Castle 3-Hour Walking Tour

8. Prague Castle 3-Hour Walking Tour

Prague Castle dominates the skyline and history of the Czech capital. The world’s largest medieval castle, it has towered over the city since the 9th century and continues to awe and inspire today. Known as Pražský Hrad, the castle boasts dozens of hidden corners and is full of surprises that you will uncover on this 3-hour walking tour. The remarkably harmonious ensemble of contrasting styles is the product of generations of gifted architects, culminating in the 20th-Century with the forgotten genius of Jože Plečnik. Let your expert guide bring to life the legends of the court of Rudolf II, the nightmares of Kafka, and the very real struggles of the Velvet Revolution. You will also explore Malá Strana, dotted with the former palaces of the nobility. Wander beyond the castle gates and through picturesque Hradčany to get the best views of the city. After visiting sites such as the Strahov Monastery and Brewery, Wallenstein Palace, St George’s Basilica, and the Deer Moat, the tour will finish in Prague Castle Gardens overlooking the Old Town. A 24 CZK transportation ticket is required for this tour.

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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.

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

10. 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 the 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 birth place of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish quarter. Visit Maisel Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue, 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 through the Royal Garden and walk to the presidential office and Hradčany square where you can enjoy the view to the German embassy. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the inner courtyards of Prague Castle and Golden Lane. 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.

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What people are saying about St. Vitus Cathedral

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,785 reviews

I had a clear guidance of what and where I need to be! Also additional information about which gate to go and how to reach a few other attractions from the castle. It was good and easy

The guide was very knowledgeable. The amount of time was good. It was colder then in the city do keep in mind if you are going in winter.

Hana was the best tour guide! She was sweet and helpful and chatty and just a fun person to be with!

Very useful information before we explored the castle. Easy transaction and no hassle with tickets.

The tour was amazinggg. Thomas was great! Thank you Thomas (your 1st Lebanese client ).