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Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

From £30.29 per person

Discover the awe-inspiring splendor of Prague Castle on either a 2.5-hour group or private guided tour. Breeze through the castle entrance by using the shortest security line and skipping the ticket line.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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German, English, Spanish, French, Italian
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Hear expert commentary from your local guide using headphones
  • Enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket line and using the short security line
  • See St. Vitus' stained glass, tombs and chapels
  • Explore the Old Palace and see the Vladislav Hall
  • Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience
Full description

Visiting Prague Castle is like walking into a fairy tale. See the highlights of the castle complex including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and the Golden Lane.

The Castle contains an overwhelming amount of history and art, but thanks to your local expert guide, you'll navigate the castle grounds with ease.

Meet your guide in front of the Malostranská metro station near the Mánes Bridge. From there, take the tram up to Prague Castle. Once inside, your guide will give you headphones so that you can easily hear their commentary throughout the tour. Marvel at St. Vitus’ Gothic architecture. Spot the gargoyles that adorn the exterior of the church. Be dazzled by the Art-Nouveau stained glass window made by Czech artist Alfons Mucha. Admire the 14th-century mosaic of the last judgment.

See the tombs of St. Wenceslas and Charles IV, the baroque tomb of St. John of Nepomuk, and the Chapel of St. Wenceslas. Next, enter the Old Royal Palace. Stand under the massive vaulted ceiling of the Vladislav Hall.

Enter the chamber where the Defenestration of Prague occurred. Here the Czech Protestant aristocrats threw the Catholic governors of the Habsburg emperor and their secretary out the window, starting the Thirty Years War. Visit the Basilica of St. George. The stone walls and design of the basilica offer a counterpoint to the grandiosity of the castle. See the fragments of 12th-century frescoes and then walk up the double staircase where the remains of St. Ludmila lie.  Walk along the Golden Lane. The cottages in this alley were originally built for the castle’s sharpshooters, but later housed goldsmiths. In later centuries artists like Franz Kafka lived there.

Examine the reconstructed workshops and homes of the Golden alley. See how the working people of Prague lived in the shadow of the castle.

Includes
  • Tram ticket
  • Admission ticket to Prague Castle (including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane)
  • Expert local guide
  • Commentary
  • Use of short security line
  • Headphones
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Directly in front of the exit of the Malostranská metro station. There is a also a small water fountain which is covered during winter. Subway directions: after taking the second escalators from the subway, go left. You will see a brown and white sign stating ''meeting point''. Tram direction: after getting off at the Malostranská stop, cross the street and head toward the subway stop Malostranská. You will see a brown and white sign stating ''meeting point''. • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please note, on occasions of state visits, parts of the castle might be closed to visitors
    •  Children aged 5 and under go free of charge
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 1202 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    The tour with Marcela was incredible. She had a great depth of knowledge and provided background and context which greatly added to our understanding of the sites we saw. We started with a quick tram ride up to the castle. We spent over an hour at Saint Vitus church. Previously we had walked through in 10 minutes and thought it was beautiful. But this time we really understand what we were seeing. The story of Wenceslaus and his grandmother. The 7 keys and key holders to the crown jewels. Plus stories behind the incredible and diverse stained glass. We continued to two other places with in the castle walls. She spent a lot of time answering our questions and pointing out things we never would have noticed without her. This tour is more than worth the money.

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    10 December 2021

    MARCELA was a great guide. Full of information about the Castle, Churches and charming Golden Lane. Even though we were the only 2 people on the tour, she remained so graceful and never rushed to just get it over with. She enjoyed showing us a few things one can't do with big groups. Thanks again to MARCELA for such an enjoyable tour.

    4 December 2021

    Our guide Hanna was super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about all the art details throughout Prague Castle. I feel like I learned a lot of details that I wouldn’t have known if I was just there by myself. Hanna guiding us through checks and entrances was also super convenient! Would recommend.

    28 November 2021

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