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Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

1. 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: Classical Concert in the Spanish Synagogue

2. Prague: Classical Concert in the Spanish Synagogue

Enjoy a concert of classical, modern, and Jewish music in the Spanish Synagogue performed by leading players from the Prague FOK Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a wonderful mix of compositions expertly performed by professional musicians. Depending on your chosen day, hear a variety of classical works such as the best of Gershwin, the best of the world and Czech music, Jewish traditional songs, Bolero, and Hallelujah. Listen to solo and ensemble pieces by famous composers such as Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, and Bach, alongside great 19th-century Czech composers including Dvořák and Smetana. Admire the beauty of the synagogue designed in a Moorish Revival Style. See the remarkable interior decor which features stylized Islamic motifs applied to the walls, doors, and gallery balustrades. Enjoy the performance surrounded by historic works of art, and perfect acoustics. Programme: • Sundays and Tuesdays: Bolero • Mondays: Gershwin • Wednesdays: The Best of World and Czech music • Thursdays: Hallelujah

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

3. 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: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

4. 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: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

5. 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.

Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

6. Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

Reserve your tickets to some of Prague's top attractions, which you can pickup at a convenient central location near the town square. Visit historic Prague Castle, the synagogues of the Jewish Quarter, and the famous Astronomical Clock Tower at the heart of the Old Town. Prague Castle Visit Prague Castle and discover the former residence of Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Explore the beautiful interiors and buildings of the castle such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and the Daliborka Tower. Astronomical Clock Tower Prior to entering the tower itself, pause to admire the Astronomical Clock on the facade of the tower. With your entrance tickets take the stairs or an elevator up to the top, where you'll enjoy amazing views over the Old Town Square and the rest of Prague. With this ticket, you can also visit the Old Town Hall. Discover its beautiful halls and a quaint chapel. Jewish Quarter With the admission ticket to the Jewish Quarter, you will gain entrance to the most famous synagogues without waiting in any lines. Start exploring and learn about the long history of the Jewish community in the city. Visit Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum of Prague, where you will find a variety of exhibitions. At the Maisel Synagogue, touch screens will allow you to browse through old Hebrew manuscripts and to view historical maps of Jewish settlements. You will also get a chance to see the impressive interior of the Spanish Synagogue. Visit the Jewish Museum of Prague to view the permanent exhibition: Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 19th-20th centuries. Learn more about the history of Jews in the Bohemian region from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War.

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

7. 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 conditions before the ghetto was destroyed in the early 20th century. Along the way, your guide will explain the formative history of Bohemia, and discuss why these sites are significant to the Czechs.

Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

8. 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.

Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

9. Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

Your 3-hour tour begins at the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe. Built around 1270, it is also among the oldest Gothic structures in Prague. At the heart of Jewish culture, this synagogue serves as the backdrop for a discussion of Jewish religious and social customs during the medieval period. Visit the Renaissance-era Town Hall built by Mordechai Maisel and hear about the Golden Age of Prague’s Jewish community. As you continue to move through one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, you’ll come to understand the paradoxes of the Jewish experience in Prague. In 1782 Josef II issued the Edict of Toleration, granting the Jews religious freedom, eliminating professional restrictions, and allowing Jewish children to attend schools and universities. A grateful community renamed the ghetto district Josefov, as it is still known today. All this freedom was destroyed in the 20th century by the genocidal nationalism of Nazi Germany. Prague’s Jewish community was decimated by the Holocaust. Hear about the political, economic, and ethnic tensions that led to Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia and the implementation of the Nazi’s Final Solution in Prague.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

10. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

Learn about the long and often turbulent history of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided walking tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Hear of the stories behind the house signs and statues of the Powder Tower. Walk to the Municipal House, where you will be astonished by the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. Venture with your tour guide into the heart of the Old Town, where you will see the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall, before making your way to the former Jewish Ghetto. Listen to the myths and legends of the neighbourhood, including the story of Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem. Learn about local Jewish traditions, and discover more about Franz Kafka's life and work. See the city's synagogues, including the oldest synagogue in Europe. See 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. Once you are done with the tour, your guide will hand you tickets to the Jewish Museum, which you can then explore at your own pace.

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Small unexpected at the beginning but all solved very well .. excellent guide, excellent introduction and very suggestive the Jewish quarter. Advise

Perfect way for us to explore the area. Good introduction by sympathetic guide. Then free to visit the sites at your own pace with 1 ticket.

Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly and has an obvious passion for the city.

The music was wonderful. The setting was perfect. The soprano was outstanding.