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Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour

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Delve into the treasures of Prague Castle and Castle District on this 3-hour walking tour with an expert guide. Stroll across the Vltava River and roam the delightful Malá Strana district beneath the castle before entering the walled complex, the seat of Czech rulers from early medieval times. See the stately gardens, courtyards, palaces and churches such as St George’s Basilica; visit magnificent St Vitus Cathedral; and explore Golden Lane, home to tiny, colorful cottages that were once homes to the Castle's archers and goldsmiths.
  • Explore the must-see Prague Castle district on foot with a guide
  • Learn more than you would on your own about the area’s history from your guide
  • Exploring on foot gives you a ground-up perspective on the area
  • This half-day tour leaves plenty of time for other activities
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Prague, and set off on your walking tour. You won't have to worry about fussing with a map or planning a route because your guide has planned out a comprehensive Prague Castle itinerary for you. Cross the Vltava River and catch your first views of the castle as your guide provides an orientation. Then climb the hillside and enter the baroque Mala Strana district. Pause to snap photos of the World War II memorial and St. Nicholas Church, and then take the tram (own cost) up to the castle. Enter through the North Gate, passing the Powder Bridge and the Royal Gardens on the way to Hradčany Square. See the Scwarzenberg Palace, the Second and Third Courtyards, and the enormous St. Vitus Cathedral. After checking out the church's interior, head for the Golden Lane, where your guide sheds light on the past inhabitants, including Franz Kafka, goldsmiths, and fusiliers. Get much more information on this history-rich area from your guide than you would exploring on your own. End up at a spot on the hillside that looks out over the city, a perfect vantage point for a last photo. Alternatively, walk back to the Charles Bridge together, where your guided tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jan Palach Square, nám. J. Palacha, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
Return Details
Prague Castle, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way tram ticket (approx. 24 CZK)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free but they will also need a transportation ticket. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours.
  • It is necessary to purchase a one-way tram ticket (approx. 24 CZK). We kindly ask you to purchase it in advance to ensure that the tour runs smoothly. Tickets are sold through yellow vending machines at metro stations, at ticket offices located at some metro stations, at some newsstands and at tourist information centres.
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Guide didn't look behind to see if everyone was with him when he turned a corner. I couldn't find him and had to ask another guide to call him on his cell phone

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank minnasailor
Reviewed 3 days ago

A walking tour that was well organized. we enjoy the Castle District Walking to the Prague Castle, but the castle itself was not what we expected. Most of the buildings were closed and we could not go inside. The information of the Prague Castle had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EarlDGrt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent walking tour! Well organized and our tour guide Brandon is AWESOME. He’s very personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. Highly recommend! I’ve had great experiences with all my Sandeman tours so far.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank megha_wander
Reviewed 4 days ago

Brian Stuart, a British guide was fantastic! Knowledgeable, interesting, very engaging and funny. He packed a great deal into 3 hours! Well worth the time and expense! A+++

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Diana F
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I booked a tour of the Prague Castle through Viator and were very impressed with our tour guide, David Evans from the U.S. (there are two other Davids at Sandemmans). We were a group of about 20 and met in front of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 August 2019|
Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
Try booking through Sandermans Tours they may give you a private tour for your group,
Beth K
15 August 2019|
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Response from LingSu-Gmail | Reviewed this property |
Check out Sandemans Europe Tour. I enjoyed all their walking & day tours.
Amelia T
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No you dont with the free tour
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