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  • Prague City Card: 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day

    1. Prague City Card: 2-Day, 3-Day or 4-Day

    Save time and money in Prague, and discover the city’s sights and attractions at your own pace with a 2-day, 3-day or 4-day Prague Card. Treat the card as your own personal passport to the city, with free entrance to more than 60 attractions and 50% discounts on tours and shows. Cruise along the Vltava River, and enjoy panoramic views on a complimentary bus tour. Learn more about the imperial city at the Prague Castle complex and world-class Jewish Museum. Prague Card Benefits: • Free entry to Prague Castle - St. Vitus Cathedral, Royal Palace, Golden Lane, and St. George's Basilica • Free entry to the Jewish Museum - synagogues and Old Jewish Cemetery (7 sites) • Free entry to the National Gallery (7 sites) • Free entry to the National Museum (9 sites) • Free entry to Prague Zoo (the 4th best zoo in the world) • Free entry to Prague City Gallery (5 sites) • Free entry ...

    Great value for lots of great sights in Prague, included a boat trip on the Moldava and a bus tour through the city

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

    2. 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

    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 ...

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

  • Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

    4. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

    Travel through the story of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, and learn chapters from the city’s timeless and sometimes turbulent history. Hear the historical tales behind the house signs and statues on Powder Tower. Go to the Municipal House, and marvel at the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. See the legendary Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Venture into the heart of the Old Town, before going to the former Jewish Ghetto, where your guide will tell bizarre stories about Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem, talk of Jewish habits and traditions, and tell the story of the Jewish writer Kafka's life and work. See city synagogues, including the oldest in Europe. Discover the site of the Jewish Town Hall. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, and build a picture of life for the Jewish community throughout the history of Prague.

    Our guide was right on time in the exact location. All of the email confirmation and logistical information was very convenient. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and also flexible to answer all of our questions and spend more time on the areas that were of particular interests.

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

    5. 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 City 3-Hour Tour with Changing of the Guard

    6. Prague City 3-Hour Tour with Changing of the Guard

    This tour provides a fantastic opportunity to see the main historical sights and monuments in Prague - including the popular changing of the guards ceremony at Prague Castle - within the space of 3 hours.  Embark on a sightseeing tour of Prague, which Bernard Bolzano once dubbed the 'city of a hundred towers'. You'll begin by the Estates Theater in the Old Town, which hosted the premiere of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. You'll pass the National Theater, enjoying a marvelous panoramic view of Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum - home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square, the center of New Town - where Czech history was written, Charles Square, and the renowned Dancing House. Then, you'll cross the Jirásek Bridge into the enchanting Lesser Quarter, where you'll admire Saint Nicholas Church. The first part of the tour takes place on a minibus. ...

  • Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

    7. Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

    Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour of Prague with an expert guide. This 3-5-hour tour combines a minibus tour of Prague, a scenic river cruise, and a walking tour of the Prague Castle area. During the minibus tour, you will pass the National Theatre, enjoy panoramic views of Prague Castle, and view the Rudolfinum as well as the Old and New Synagogues. Upon arrival at the city’s famous Charles Bridge, start your 1-hour cruise along the Vltava River. Admire more panoramic views of Prague Castle, residence of Czech rulers since the 9th-Century, and Charles Bridge itself, founded by Charles IV in the 14th-Century. Relax as you cruise by Cechuv Bridge and the National Theatre. Next, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Prague Castle area. Walk along the Charles Bridge, view the Klementinum, and the Town Hall - not available from 1 November  to  31 March-, ending at Old Town Square.

    It was an amazing experience. Loved the walking tour around the whole town. It’s a little long in duration but still fantastic.

  • Prague Center Walking Tour and Dinner with Folk Show

    8. Prague Center Walking Tour and Dinner with Folk Show

    Meet a professional local guide for a 2-hour walk around the city centre at the Old Town Square. Two hours is just enough time to get to know the history and build up an appetite. The guide will tell you interesting stories about the development of Prague and what you see around you. You will visit the Old Town Square with Tyn church and the Astronomical clock, Wenceslas Square, Republic Square with Powder Tower and Municipal Hall, and the Bethlehem Square. By the end of your walk you'll have seen all the major sites on the right side of the Vltava River. Enter a restaurant in the city center with a folk show. You will enjoy a wonderful evening with live entertainment, with singing and dancing. The musicians play traditional instruments and wear authentic, hand-made folk clothes.   During the dinner, you will enjoy typical Czech dishes.  If you have any dietary requirements, please men...

  • Prague: 2.5-Hour Classic City Bike Tour

    9. Prague: 2.5-Hour Classic City Bike Tour

    This Classic City Bike Tour takes you on a 2.5-hour guided ride through the highlights of Prague without your having to go uphill! Begin your ride near Old Town Square at either 11:30 or 14:30, and you’ll soon learn why Prague is one of the most appealing cities in the world. Learn about Prague's long and eventful history from your friendly, expert guide. During the tour you’ll make frequent stops as you listen to commentary about the sights you see. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Travel all through the Old Town and New Town, the Jewish Quarter, and along the city’s ancient streets as you take in the historical architecture. Meet other travelers, be active, and have fun! In just a few hours the city will be revealed to you in a way that wouldn’t be possible on foot.

    george was a great tour lead, good sense of humour and gave us lots of historical information.

  • Prague: Full-Day Tour in French with Boat Ride and Lunch

    10. Prague: Full-Day Tour in French with Boat Ride and Lunch

    Discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful European capitals on foot, by tram and by boat during a guided tour of Prague. You’ll start off in the morning in front of the Powder Tower and the Municipal House. Your guide will take you through the oddities of the historical district. Discover the alleys and byways of Old Town, the Jewish heritage of Josefov, the famous Charles Bridge, the picturesque neighbourhood of Malá Strana and the castle district. Enjoy a delicious lunch complete with main course, dessert, one drink, tea or coffee, and take a boat ride to enjoy the views of Prague from the Vltava. Travel in time as you hear the stories of the golden age of Bohemia under the reign of King Charles IV, Rudolf II and his alchemists, life under the communist regime, the Prague Spring, the euphoria of the Velvet Revolution, Cubism and beer, of which you’ll be able to enjoy the ta...

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What people are saying about Powder Tower

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 414 reviews

Quick and easy way to explore the city. It was very enjoyable. Based on the review, I knew ahead of time the 45 minutes allotted to see the castle wasn't enough time, which it is definitely not enough time as there is alot to see. However, the tour does provide the option to get on a later bus to return to the meeting point.

Magnificent experience, we walked a lot, we saw so many things that without the card we probably would have discarded. Public transport is very comfortable, too bad they are not included in the discounts. Gorgeous city Prague.

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.

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

If you are to be active touring, than you get your money's worth