Prague Castle is the world's biggest castle and has played a central part in the events of the Czech Republic. On this tour you'll see it's sights and learn about its fascinating history with a local guide.
Highlights and Themes
- Small groups with an English speaking guide
- The story of Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle Hill
- Detailed stories of Prague’s most famous heroes and villains
- Church of St. Nicolas
- Nerudova Street and Old Castle Steps with breathtaking views of the city
- Hradčanské Square passing by Schwarzenberg and Archbishops Palaces
- Prague Castle entry (included) with a visit to St George’s Square with St George’s Basilica, Old Royal Palace and St Vitus Cathedral and Golden Lane
Dates & Times
All Year Around – 14:00
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Absolute Tour Center: 12 Michalska St, Prague 1 (written as: Michalská 432/12) – entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Stare Paní
Conclusion Point: In the Castle area
45 € Adults
42 € Students (with valid sudent card)
22 € Children (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years
Full Tour Description
Duration: 3 hours
From our meeting point located in the center of Prague, we take a short walk through the narrow cobblestone streets to the Charles Bridge which we’ll cross, following the routes of kings, queens and noblemen of old! After making our way across this masterpiece we will stop to admire the austere majesty of Our Lady under the Chain, a church and monastery founded by the Templars on their way to the Holy Land. After, we will see the Church of St. Nicholas and Nerudova Street as we head toward Prague Castle. You’ll also get a chance to take in the stunning Hradčanské Square with many palaces, including Archbishop’s Palace and Schwarzenberg Palace to name a few.
Finally, it is time to approach the main attraction of our tour – Prague Castle. As we walk up the hill, you’ll have the chance to see some lovely hidden gardens and marvellous views of the city beneath us. As we arrive at the castle, one of the first sights you’ll see Old Royal Palace, the oldest structure in the area, a place that have served for coronations, indoor jousting tournaments, banana markets and defenestrations – the practice of throwing people out through a window, a term coined by the Czechs! Your guide will then follow up with stories on the amazing palaces in the area of Rosenberg, Lobkowicz and Burgrave’s where you’ll learn stories about alchemy too!
From here we’ll move onto Golden Lane, and see Daliborka Prison and a view of the Stag Moat for stories of Madame de Thebes, Dalibor, alchemists and more. After, we’ll take a short stroll over to St. George’s Basilica and Square and then make our last stop is St Vitus, the country’s largest cathedral. It took almost six hundred years to build and finish and is named after a child saint that was fried in oil, but during the Middle Ages was infamous for inducing involuntary dance mania, and also protects against oversleeping, lightning strikes and animal bites.
The tour ends in the castle area so you can explore more on your own after the tour.
Our walking tours are small personal groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide and press them for local tips on where to go and what else to do.
English speaking guide, entry to royal castle area sights day ticket, public transport tickets during the tour, many stops for photos and questions.
Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.