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Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Explore Prague Castle and the Castle District on a walking tour
  • Ensure you cover the highlights and their history in full with a guide
  • See the baroque Castle District and castle highlights, such as Golden Lane
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Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour
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3-hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide.
US$12.81
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Overview
A DIY tour of Prague Castle and its Castle District risks you coming away with only a partial understanding of their history. Ensure you get the full lowdown on this walking tour inside and outside the castle. Stroll the cobbled Castle District before seeing and learning about St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and other must-sees within the castle walls. Entry fees and a tram ride to the castle are excluded.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Prague and set out on your 3-hour walking tour of Prague’s Castle and Castle District. Perched above the Vltava River, this vast complex is the world’s largest ancient castle and was once the seat of Bohemia’s kings, Holy Roman Emperors and Czechoslovakia’s presidents.

First, stroll across the Vltava River and absorb the views of its bridges as your guide gives you a fascinating rundown of Prague’s history and major landmarks. Across the river, make your way into Malá Strana, the Baroque district set below the castle walls. Amble down the cobbled streets and stop for photos at Malá’s 18th-century St Nicholas Church and World War II memorial.

Next, ride a tram up to the castle and enter via the North Gate, crossing the Royal Gardens and Powder Bridge into stately Hradčany Square. Admire the Schwarzenberg Palace and statue to Czechoslovakia’s first president, Tomas Masaryks, in the square, and then walk into the Second Courtyard. Feel the power of the former Hapsburg Empire in this neoclassical courtyard, and then enter the stunning Third Courtyard, home to the mighty St Vitus Cathedral.

Head inside with your guide to see the majestic interior of the cathedral — one of Europe’s largest — and then continue past the Golden Gate, Vladislav Hall and St George’s Basilica to Golden Lane, a cobbled street of cottages that once housed castle archers, artisans and goldsmiths. Dip inside some of the 11 cottages, some converted into tiny boutique shops, and some styled to recreate medieval life, and hear how Czech writer Franz Kafka lived here between 1916 and 1917. Leave the castle near the Eastern Black Tower and admire the city views from the hillside.

Your tour then ends here or at Charles Bridge when you bid farewell to your guide.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Prague Castle Tour!

We did the Prague castle tour with Sarah. Our time with her was filled with interesting stories, an insight into life back then, lots of humour, and tons of photo ops! She knew the hacks to avoid crowds so we got a lot of quiet...More

Thank Sudharao15
Reviewed 4 days ago
Free walking tour & Castle tour

We had Sarah as our guide for the Free Walking Tour and we enjoyed the tour and Sarah as our guide that we decided to do the Castle Tour with her in the afternoon. Both tours were very informative, with Sarah giving us lots of...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Well worth it

Just spent the day with Ryan on both the free walking tour in the morning and then the castle tour in the afternoon. Both tours were amazing. Ryan is witty and knowledgeable about Prague and adds just the right amount of humour to make the...More

Thank Simonne B
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fun day with Lyle around the city

We had a fun day with Kyle...sorry Lyle walking around the city and castle. We were amazed with the facts and dates that came out of our funny man from US. Some people have the genes for this job and this man did the right...More

Thank Kaj F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great walking tour

The tour gives a good overview of Old Town Prague and it's history. It was very onterestign and the 3h passed by very quickly. Our tour guide, Neil, was very informed and charming. He furthermore gave a lot of personal recommendations which were quite helpful....More

Thank Cheese C
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I think it’s advisable to buy it in advance - you can buy it from their website. In terms of queue, it really depends on the time of the year you go. You have to queue for security, which I assume in the summer months would... More
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