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

    1. 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 wi...

    I was the only person on this tour and so had the guide Dagmar all to myself. She is very knowledgeable and gave me good tips. Her German is excellent and she explained very well. The 3 hours went by very quickly and l would highly recommend joining if she is the guide.

  • Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

    2. Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

    Explore Prague through the life and times of the city’s most famous author on a 2.5-hour Franz Kafka tour. Meet your guide by the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, and stroll to sites with a history related to Kafka. The author of “Metamorphosis,” “The Trial” and “The Castle,” Kafka spent much of his life and wrote many of his literary works in Josefov, Pragueʼs former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide to some of the apartments where the Kafka family lived. Discover where Franz Kafka went to school and university. Go to the house where he 1st met his future wife, Felice Bauer. Pass by some of the salons and synagogues that inspired his literary contemplations. Each stop has a Kafka connection, and includes a short reading from his work. Along the way, learn more about the history of Prague, and especially the fate of its Jewish community. Hear about Prague’s multicultural history,...

    I highly recommend this tour for all who are interested in a deeper dive into the history of Prague and Kafka's life there. The guide is very knowledgeable and does very well embedding Kafka in the Prague of his time. Thank you for this inspiring and informative experience!

  • Prague: Franz Kafka Game Quest & Self-Guide Tour

    3. Prague: Franz Kafka Game Quest & Self-Guide Tour

    Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Prague while playing a Franz Kafka-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see beautiful palaces, and learn about the city’s fascinating history from the eyes of the famous writer. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Prague. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Explore the Kafka Memorial and admire traditional Czech architecture. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete ag...

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

    4. 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. Vit...

    It was the first time I was visiting Prague, and I spontaneously decided to book the " 3-Hour Prague Castle and Canal River Boat Tour". Our tour guide Lu was fun, very professional, and very knowledgeable. She never got tired to answer all our questions and went above and beyond to show us the beauty of Prague, and its amazing history. Highly recommed!

  • Ghost Walking Tour of Prague

    5. Ghost Walking Tour of Prague

    Get ready to be frightened on this 3-hour ghost tour of Prague! Your guide you will take you through both the well-known and lesser-known streets and alleyways of this ancient city after dark. You’ll hear the legend about the cut off arm in the church of St. Jacob and the story of pretty Laura, who lost her head. Your guide will tell you the all-time favorite ghost story about the young Turk from Ungelt and the religious legend about the Infant Jesus of Prague. You’ll hear stories about treasures in Prague and many gripping tales as well. On the tour you’ll walk from Narodni Street to Na Příkopě Street, seeing the church of St. Jacob along the way. You’ll then head to Ungelt and the Týn's Church and on to the old town square, where you’ll see the old town hall and the well-known astronomical clock. Your guide will take you across Charles Bridge, and then for a walk through Velkopřevor...

    We did the tour in French. Our guide was very nice and very friendly. We got to see another side to Prague.

  • Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

    6. Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

    Discover the hidden history of Prague, and see the most popular sites of the “City of 100 Spires” on a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town and Josefov neighborhood. Learn about the curious symbols on the Astronomical Clock, and hear about the life of the man on the big monument in Old Town Square; the Czechs' beloved Jan Hus! Discover Prague’s role in the development of culture and education in Central Europe as you are guided past the Karolinum complex of buildings from the 15th century. Go to the Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo) in Prague’s historic theater district, and admire the façade of the 18th-century cultural venue. Discover the birthplace of Franz Kafka, and look at the edifices of city churches. Then, venture into the former Jewish Ghetto in the tiny Josefov quarter, completely surrounded by the Old Town. See some of the city synagogues, and learn about the cramped cond...

    Our guide a young Czech student was pleasant and helpful despite the weather, it poured down with rain for the whole tour. But Tomasz was so engaging throughout that he took our minds off feeling wet and cold. My fiancee and I love history and Tomasz had much to tell us and we both learnt a lot from his tour and he kept us entertained for the whole 2 hours. Tomasz is an excellent guide and we would highly recommend him.

  • Prague: Full-Day Tour and River Boat Cruise

    7. Prague: Full-Day Tour and River Boat Cruise

    Discover Prague in a day on a combined 6-hour walking and boat tour, with a break for a typical Czech lunch. The tour provides a blend of the best aspects of each of the operator’s individual walks, and builds a complete picture of Prague and its historic highlights. You will start from one of the best known of them all; the Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Admire the Church of St. James and medieval customs yard of Ungelt. See the Estates Theatre where Mozart´s Don Giovanni was introduced to the world, and the Charles University, the oldest university in central Europe. Moving from the web of tiny alleys, stroll past important milestones in the Jewish Quarter, exploring the former ghetto of small houses and narrow alleys, where the Old Jewish Cemetery, Old-New Synagogue and Jewish Museum await. Continue to Wenceslas Square in the New Town and explore the site of astonishing upr...

    Dana was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about the city! I ended up having a private tour and she made it very enjoyable. She was fun to spend time with and cared about what I wanted to get out of the tour. Would definitely recommend!!

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I highly recommend this tour for all who are interested in a deeper dive into the history of Prague and Kafka's life there. The guide is very knowledgeable and does very well embedding Kafka in the Prague of his time. Thank you for this inspiring and informative experience!

I was the only person on this tour and so had the guide Dagmar all to myself. She is very knowledgeable and gave me good tips. Her German is excellent and she explained very well. The 3 hours went by very quickly and l would highly recommend joining if she is the guide.

Our guide was very knowledgable and threw in some jokes and annectodes from time to time to give us a small brake from the many historical facts. We got a good impression of the city. Definetively recommend this tour!

very nice tour, good information. Value for money. Only disadvantage was that eventough it was an Enghlish tour there were 2 people not speaking English, but the guide managed well.

We were very lucky. Not only because Dagmar was an excellent guide but also there were not too many people in Prag in the middle of July.