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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 as your knowledgeable guide teaches you the city’s history on this 4-hour tour. The famous Old Town makes up the first part of your tour, as an air-conditioned minibus takes you on 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. The grounds occupy 70,000 square meters of space and enjoy some of the best vantage points of the city — perfect for snapping photos. Next up is a relaxing river cruise along the Vltava River. Here you can simply 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. The final part involves a walking tour around the ...

    It was a nice trip with a nice guide but I don't like that the trip end in different place I wish they returned us to the first place

  • Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

    2. 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 1-hour 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.

    Martina was excellent, engaging and brought Prague history to life! A wonderful tour! Would highly recommend! And ask for Martina - she’s a gem!

  • Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

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

    Come with us on a walk through Prague’s dark past, through narrow, cobbled streets and winding lanes where murderers, alchemists, monsters and spirits once walked. We will take you away from 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, an area often overlooked by tour guides yet full of history, intrigue and atmosphere. You’ll 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 we focus on storytelling and not on special effects or cheap tricks to make the tour ‚frightening‘. We will take you through the mysteries, legends and tales from the darker side of Prague’s history, and...

    The tour is very nice !! Lots of information about people who lived in Prague and how few of them came to their gruesome end. The route we walked was also nice. But the cherry on top for this tour is David, our guide. He’s very well informed and is super funny ! I would strongly recommend this tour, not just if you like ghost stories but also if you are looking for an excellent way to unwind after a hectic touristic day !

  • Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

    4. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

    Your 90-minute guided walk begins at Jan Palach Square, on the banks of the Vltava River, in front of the Rudolfinum. From here, head to the Jewish quarter where your guide will tell you about the history of Jews in Prague. After this overview of the city’s Jewish heritage, you’ll be guided around the main synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, and see where France Kafka did much of his writing. Head to Prague’s Old Town and take in the historical landmarks including the world-famous astronomical clock. Your passionate guide is well educated in local and world history, and in the history of Jews in Prague. Enjoy the commentary and the stories behind each of the important buildings you see.

    This was a very informative and fun excursion. Our guide had a lively, animated way of describing the area and history. Well worth the time and money. Enjoy!

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

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

    See the spectacular Prague bridge on an informative tour that recognizes the need to paint the whole picture and story of Old Prague and the Prague Castle. On this 3-hour guided walk you’ll start out at the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square and head to the Charles Bridge. Hear the historical overview with the legends of Old town. Next, you’ll cross Charles Bridge and take the tram up to Prague Castle where you will learn about the development of the Charles bridge and Prague Castle. As you make your way towards the Castle you’ll stop to take in the sites of Hradcany, or the Castle District, and learn its history. Enter Prague Castle and enjoy some final stories of Prague accompanied by magnificent views of the entire city of Prague.

    Great tour, great content! The guide appeared really knowledgeable and was very passionate to communicate facts and stories about her city. Therefore it was very enjoyable. The three hours passed quickly and covered the old town, as well as the other side of the river up to the castle. You needn’t be in prime condition to take the tour, public transport ticket to get up to the castle hill is included. I would recommend it, as Prague is very big and there is a lot to see. Orientation is easier, if you have somebody to point things out!

  • Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

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

    Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. 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. Visit 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.

    It was an interesting tour with historical facts and the highlights of the old town.

  • Prague: City Tour and 3-Hour Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

    7. Prague: City Tour and 3-Hour Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

    Experience Prague by night on a 4-hour combined city tour and dinner cruise down the Vltava River to see the riverside attractions floodlit for the evening. You will start with a 45-minute minibus tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and New Town, passing noted sites such as the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue. Learn about the Jewish heritage of Prague in the former Jewish Ghetto, and continue to Republic Square to see a beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture at Municipal House. See the original Old Town fortifications and Gothic Powder Tower, before a quick tour of the New Town, including Wenceslas Square, the State Opera, former Czechoslovak Parliament, and National Museum. Cross the Nusle Bridge for breathtaking views over several quarters of Prague. Then, board a luxury boat on the Vltava River, where a welcome drink awaits before you set sail on a 3-hour-cruise. S...

    The tour was a bit quick, but detailed. The dinner on the cruise ship was amazing and well worth the price. Be aware, the prices for drinks on the boat are higher than normal.

  • Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

    8. 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 ...

    Very informative, convenient Had a lot of history information Had plenty of time at the castle. Highly recommend.

  • Prague: Mozart Dinner in Neo-Baroque Boccaccio Ballroom

    9. Prague: Mozart Dinner in Neo-Baroque Boccaccio Ballroom

    The musical ensemble Amadeus Prague features 2 opera singers from Czech opera houses and instrumentalists from the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. They perform their art dressed in period costumes. With your ticket for this 2.5-hour program you’ll enjoy their performance of the most famous arias and duets from Mozart’s operas, Don Giovanni (which premiered in Prague 1787), The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute. Bask in the atmosphere of the period in a historically protected ballroom. Enjoy the beauty this masterpiece of artificial marble, gold, and crystal glass. Located in the very heart of Prague’s Old Town, it is one of the mythical places where great parties and shows with dinner were regularly held until the beginning of the Communist era. This 3-part classical Mozart concert program (each segment lasting 20 minutes) is performed between the courses of the dinner menu. ...

    The evening was exactly as advertised. The meal was not great in quantity but excellent in quality. The musical performances were just the right length and the performers were very professional. The ballroom is a stunning venue.

  • Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

    10. 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!

    Astronomical watch is the second favorite place for me after Charles bridge! It is very impressive inside and outside !!!

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What people are saying about Old Town, Prague

Overall rating

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The tour is very nice !! Lots of information about people who lived in Prague and how few of them came to their gruesome end. The route we walked was also nice. But the cherry on top for this tour is David, our guide. He’s very well informed and is super funny ! I would strongly recommend this tour, not just if you like ghost stories but also if you are looking for an excellent way to unwind after a hectic touristic day !

The clock tower and walking tour with Veronica was fantastic! Great depth of historical knowledge, and perfectly paced walking tour. The view from the tower is amazing. 360 views from tower are unobstructed and stunning, getting the history of Prague from that vintage point in addition to the walking tour give a great perspective into the city. This tour is a must!

Amazing experience with Clara, she was very knowledgeable about communist history and she made the tour very fun! The bunker at the end is one of the best I’ve been to in Europe! Do this tour!

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Fantastic tour! Highly recommended You will find hidden secrets within Prague that nobody else will show you.