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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: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

2. Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

Learn about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. This guided tour includes visits to the Jewish Cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Central Europe, and it includes admission to 3 synagogues. Begin with a 20-minute introduction and orientation from your guide as you hear about the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Meet with your guide at the local partner office in Maiselova street, just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. The guide will help you with orientation in the Jewish Town. Your entry ticket includes access to synagogues as well as Prague’s Jewish cemetery. You can choose between Circuit 1 or Circuit 2. Both Circuits include admission to the Old Jewish Cemetery, among the oldest in all of Central Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Spanish Synagogue, constructed in the beautiful Moorish Revival style. Both circuits also include admission into 3 synagogues: Maisel, Pinkas, and Klausen Synagogue. The latter is the biggest in Prague Jewish Town. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the Ceremonial Hall, and Robert Guttman Gallery, home to several temporary exhibitions. These include items from the Jewish Museum’s collections or aspects of modern Jewish life. Circuit 1 additionally contains an entrance ticket to the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in all of Europe. Constructed in the Gothic style in 1270, it is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Prague and continues to be one of the most important religious sites for Jews in the Czech Republic.

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

3. 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 Ghost Tour: Dark Shadows of the Old Town

4. Prague Ghost Tour: Dark Shadows of the Old Town

Stroll the cobblestone streets and alleys of Old Town Prague in the shadow of night, and visit medieval monuments where tales are told. Meet your guide in the city center and prepare to be thrilled as much as you are chilled; by tales of terror and terrible hauntings, of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night! Go to Gothic churches still under the spell of the undead, and visit market squares and cemeteries where terrible hauntings take place. You will be led by an expert storyteller who will bring to life some of the ghost stories and tales of terror of Prague’s most atmospheric area. Hear about bloody tragedies along desolate streets, where folklore and superstition lurk in the fringes of everyday life.

Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

5. 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. After meeting your guide, stroll through the 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 and its broader relationship to art and literature.

Prague 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

6. Prague 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Explore historic Prague on a small group tour by electric bike. This 3-hour sightseeing trip is kept small with a maximum limit of 8 participants per group. You'll go to all the city’s major sights and uncover some secret gems en route. After a brief training session, secure your helmet and set off from Kampa Park to Charles Bridge. Ride below the bridge and through Lesser Town, crossing the bridge to see the famous Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Continue through the old Jewish Quarter, down the charming alleys of the Old Town, and along the banks of the Vltava River. Climb past the Expo 58 Pavilion to Letna Park, a favorite place for city residents seeking leisure. Stop to take photos from one of Prague‘s best vantage points, then continue upwards along the Belvedere Summer Palace to Prague Castle. Your guide will explain this national treasure as you walk your bicycle through the grounds. Depart from Petrin Hill, with spectacular views of the city’s rooftops, and see famous landmarks such as the Dancing House and National Theatre as you make your way back to Lesser Town.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

7. 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 Old & Jewish Town & Charles Bridge: 2.5h Walking Tour

8. Prague Old & Jewish Town & Charles Bridge: 2.5h Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided 2.5-hour walk through Prague’s Old Town and Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. The tour takes you through the historical city center and begins at Wenceslas Square, the main square in Prague. Explore the Old Town Square and its charming surroundings, including crooked streets with small shops. Then, walk through the former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide through Ungelt, which for many centuries was home to merchants and their businesses. Then you’ll visit the Church of St. Jacob and Týn Church before walking along Celetná Street to the Powder Tower, where the tour ends.

Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

9. Prague: Highlights Tour on e-Scooters

Start the journey from the Lesser Quarter, after meeting your well-experienced guide and a brief introduction to your e-Scooter. Set-off on your journey throughout the city.  Your tour will start by riding along the river bank of Vltava, before climbing up to Letna Hill to see the best view of Prague and the metronome where the biggest Stalin monument was erected in`55 and blew up in `62. Continue on your E-Bike to the largest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle. The complex has a thousand-year history and is currently the residence of The President of Czechia. Here you can visit St. Vitus Cathedral or watch the guards changing. Whilst here, you can also visit the Roman Catholic Monastery, built in the 12th-century and home to a brewery as of the 15th-century. This place allows you to reach the highest viewpoint of Prague. Also, get to taste some of the delicious Monastic beer.  During your Prague adventure, you will also get to leave your signature on the famous John Lennon Wall, a must-see whilst in Prague. Take a trip to see the Babies Monument and the peeing statues in the Franz Kafka muzeum, made by Czech Artist David Cerny. Ride on your e-Scooters until you reach the famous Charles and Manes bridge before arriving at Rudolfinium, passing by the old Jewish cemetery and Staranova Synagogue which is the oldest synagogue of Europe. Before you finish your tour, be sure to grab some photos of Old Town Square and its surroundings such as Tyn Church, Jan Hus Monument, and The Clock Tower.

Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Josefov

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,952 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were four of us and one of us had no great interest in the subject compared to the other three, but the excellent guide, Hannah, drew her in and our friend also enjoyed it. Excellent value for money.

Great trike tour around Prague. The weather was bad for our original booking, but we were able to change it for the next day without any hassle. The guys were great and we had so much fun!

It was a very good experience, driver picked me up on time from my hotel and cruise was very good, good food from a buffet and great service from staff on the boat.

Prague is a beautiful city. Our guide did a great job and was able to explain a lot to us in very good German. Overall, the tour is worth it.

A good and ambitious guide, speaking very good German. Whole organization quite professional. Thank you very much, anytime again.