Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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.
Join a small group or have a private tour led by an expert guide to explore Prague's Jewish district, one of the oldest communities in Europe. Visit the Jewish Museum, the district's different synagogues, and the Old Jewish Cemetary. Your tour begins with a visit to the Jewish Museum and continues throughout the district where you will stop at six important points of interest. Visit the Old-New Synagogue, Europe's oldest working synagogue, and admire the pulpit's wrought-iron grill. See the scriptures on the walls and the Holy Ark that holds the Torah scrolls. Learn how the Golem stripped off its talisman still lives in the attic. Afterward, see the Pinkas Synagogue and its memorial dedicated to the Holocaust. Be moved by the lists of names, birth dates, and dates of disappearance inscribed on the walls of the 77,297 Czech victims of the Nazis. There is also a collection of paintings ...
Journey to the largest, most well known Czech Spa - Karlovy Vary – just 2-hours away from Prague. Also known as Carlsbad, the founding of this town has been linked to Emperor Charles IV since 1358, when he built a hunting lodge here. Learn about the 12 famous springs with temperatures from 40°C to 72°C, the most famous being Vridlo. Karlovy Vary is also famous for its local china and glass manufacturing industry. After lunch, admire these products as you visit the Moser Glass Shop and the Thun Porcelain Shop. Finally, visit the Moser Glass Museum.
Discover the historical city center of Prague on this guided tour that explores iconic sights in the city’s Old Town. Stroll along winding medieval streets and gaze at Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces. Enjoy breathtaking views from Charles Bridge. During this tour, follow in the footsteps of kings and emperors along the famous King’s Way (King’s Road), which winds along medieval streets of the New Town, Old Town, and across the Charles Bridge and Lesser Town. Marvel at the famous Prague Astronomical Clock and, if time permits and depending on the tour's pickup location, there may also be time to visit the Prague Castle. Prepare to be amazed by Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicist palaces. This tour is an excellent entrance to Prague that will give you a general overview of the historical city center. As an added perk, get insider tips from your guide about what to d...
Prague’s Old and New towns are right in the heart of the city and offer a rare mix of old world charm and modern daily life. This area of the city is the backdrop for your 4-hour culinary experience. Your guided walking tour includes 16 tastings at 7 different food venues popular with locals. Enjoy some incredible Czech desserts, gather a real understanding of why Prague is famous for its open-faced sandwiches, and soak up some serious history in a café that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. In addition, you’ll discover hidden churches and local treasures that are tucked away in side streets and alleys. Throughout the tour, your guide will entertain and educate, providing insights into Prague’s culture and history. Visit sites that few tourists have the opportunity to see and discover landmarks that don’t make it into the guidebooks. Experience real local life and tak...
Our guide was Petra, she was fantastic. Learned much about the food, the country, the people, traditions and history. Didn’t know what to expect with traditional Czech food, but loved trying it all. Would highly recommend this tour.
Beginning at the Drunken Monkey Sports Bar, settle in for your first 6 delicious beers from all sides of the beer-spectrum. Enjoy some tasty snacks and get to know your guide, your fellow tourers, and the great beer the Czech Republic has to offer. You’ll hear about the history of Czech beer and Czech drinking etiquette by way of games and lots of fun. From there, travel to one of Prague’s best mini breweries to try some amazing unfiltered beer from a beer tank. Learn how beer is made, what’s in your beer, and some fun beer facts. Wander through some of Prague’s most beautiful areas and monuments to Letna Beer Garden for an epic ending with the best views in Prague and some of the best Pilsner on tap. Here, you’ll receive your custom beer tour coaster and have the opportunity for a traditional Czech dinner. A tour for true lovers of beer, get excited for a unique drinking experience.
Great Tour! The Guide (Alex) teached us a lot about beer and culture in Czech Republic. We had 8 beers and a lot of fun aswell as a nice souvenir gift. Unfortunately we were not able to visit the micro brewery. Nonetheless 5/5 stars because Alex did an amazing job. To the Drunken Monkey Team: please differ the price or at least the description from summer to winter as we were not able to get every point out out of the offer. And keep people like Alex cause he was amazing in advertising Czech beer life. All in all we had a wonderful evening and I would book this tour again. Thank you very much Alex. Besides I would recommend the Drunken Monkey Bar at late night. Seems to be an awesome place.
Your tour begins in front of the main entrance to the Astronomical Clock Tower in Prague's Old Town Square. Take a 1.5-hour guided walk through the Old Town and Wenceslas Square with a licensed guide. See the highlights of Prague's beautiful Old Town, and learn the history of this city from your expert guide At the end of the Old Town walking tour your guide will lead you to the National Museum, telling you about its history along the way. Once you reach the National Museum, you will receive your skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to save time and to start exploring the National Museum straight away. Enter the museum and discover its fascinating collections at your own pace.
I have been to Prague 12 years ago but never knew much about its history until Maria-Lourdes gave us a perfect tour. Fun, to the point and very knowledgeable guide you want on this tour. She will show you the secret of almost every corner and some pretty creepy one, too! My husband and I warmly recommended the tour as it ends with cool museums you don’t want to miss. (Well if you like museums).
A friendly, knowledgeable guide will lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Prague, as you explore the Prague sights and attractions from all perspectives: from high above the city, the ancient cobbled streets and from the river. Some of the best sights in Prague are only accessible by foot, so there will be a fair amount of walking. But there will be plenty of rest breaks, including a pub meal in a medieval tavern and a boat trip. After your lunch, you'll visit Prague Castle (the highest point in the city). Explore Lesser Town, walking up the Royal Way and finding out about the beautiful old buildings and churches in this most picturesque quarter of Prague. You'll then get a well-deserved break with a 45 minute boat trip. During the cruise, sail under and around Charles Bridge, and you will be served a complementary drink and snack. Back on dry land, cross Charles Bri...
Ivan was very knowledgeable and friendly. He had lots of fun and interesting points to tell us. He was very accommodating to our kids. The tour covered the key parts of Prague. We enjoyed lunch a lot also. Highly recommend!
Benefit from pickup at your hotel by your French-speaking guide, and then visit the Strahov district on the west bank of the River Vltava. Get breathtaking views of Prague before going inside Strahov Monastery, known for its rich history and famous visitors, such as Nelson, Mozart, and François Mitterrand. Continue to Prague Castle via romantic Hradčany to explore the different monuments of the official residence of the Czech kings and presidents since the 9th century. Admire the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane. Gaze in wonder at the Baroque Church of St. Nicolas and see the 16th-century Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Malá strana (Lesser Town). Walk across the Charles Bridge and admire the Baroque statues as you make your way to the Staré město (Old Town) and Jewish Quarter.
The Czech Republic is not just Prague. Did you know that Pilsen has always been the country's regional center of industry, religion, education, sport, gastronomy and culture? This all culminated in 2015, when Pilsen received the prestigious European Capital of Culture Award. Your tour will begin with a tour to walk around and explore the Old Town, which will allow you to see all of the hidden spots and gems. As you tour, your guide will tell you about the city itself, including its history, culture, and people. The tour will then continue by entering the St. Bartholomeus Cathedral, which has the highest spire in the Czech Republic. Following this, you will get to see 3rd-biggest Synagogue in the world, allowing you to walk through a place where Czech history was written. Following the historic portion of your tour, your guide will take you to a local Czech pub where you will get to ta...
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This tour was so much fun! Rene our guide was a real well of knowledge, he captured our attention with facts and interesting stories, and he did his best for us to feel safe and entertained. Driving around on electric bicycles and segways was a perfect way to learn about Prague and to see as much as possible.
The tour was really great, a great guide, very individual and personal. If we come to Prague again, we will definitely do another tour to get to know other beautiful parts of Prague. Thank you.
Marcella turned to us, gave us an interesting and patient insight into the rich Jewish life of Prague. We think back gladly and gratefully.
Very interesting tour guide knowledgeable. Synagogues, cemetery and museum are very worth seeing
The guide was incredibly informative and nice. Really lovely personal tour.