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Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Prague Castle Walking Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in Prague’s historical showpiece on this 3.5-hour walking tour of Prague Castle. With an expert guide, explore the treasures of the walled, UNESCO World Heritage site: a complex of churches, palaces and courtyards that was the seat of Czech monarchs during the Middle Ages. Admire St Vitus Cathedral, the Basilica of St George and Old Royal Palace, and see Golden Lane, the cobbled alley of cottages that housed soldiers, alchemists and goldsmiths; all as your guide shares secrets and facts about the Prague Castle story through the ages.
  • 3.5-hour guided walking tour of Prague Castle
  • See the highlights of one of Europe's largest medieval castles
  • Learn about the castle’s role in Czech history from your expert guide
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Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Náměstí Republiky 1037/3 , Náměstí Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

Departure Point: Central Prague Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: The Yellow Kiosk located in the Republic Square opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate). The meeting place is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you Dates: Daily Return point: Tour concludes at Charles Bridge

10:45 AM
Charles Bridge , Karlův most, Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Meet your guide in central Prague, travel by comfortable coach to Prague Castle, the UNESCO-listed fortified complex that gazes across the Vltava River to Prague Old Town.

Head inside and set off on your walking tour of this architectural tour-de-force. Hear from your guide how it began to take shape in the 10th century, growing into a mighty power base for Bohemia’s kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

Stroll through the courtyards past palaces and monuments and visit the castle showing, St Vitus Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. 

Ogle the stunning Gothic building and its interior, and learn how it remained incomplete until 1929. 

Move on to the Old Royal Palace, the residence of Bohemia’s princes and kings for more than 700 years; admire the Basilica of St George; and continue to Golden Lane tucked under the walls. 

This postcard-worthy cobbled lane is famous for its brightly painted 15th-century cottages that served as dwellings for castle artisans, servants, alchemists and goldsmiths.

Head inside some of the houses to see their replica scenes of medieval life and browse the cottages converted into arty shops.Afterward, leave the castle and end your tour at the Charles Bridge.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Vitus Cathedral
First, your guide will take you by coach to Prague Castle. During the tour of its interiors, you'll see St Vitus Cathedral, the seat of the archbishop of Prague. The largest and the most important temple in Prague.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. George's Basilica
Then you will continue to the Basilica of St George’s, which features one of the oldest convents in Prague.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old Royal Palace
The Old Royal Palace, the seat of Czech rulers and Bohemian princes centuries ago. Inside visit.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Golden Lane
Then, see Golden Lane , famous for its picturesque houses.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Charles Bridge
After castle tour you will continue to Charles Bridge where this tour ends.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cedok
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Prague Castle Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "A guided tour is probably the best way to see it rather than go on your own." See review

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star-4
Impressive Castle
Barry_U
, Dec 2019
Our guide was well versed in all information and history, taking us on a full adventure of the immense castle..... It was very crowded this day and without the guide it would have been challenging
star-2
Difficult and inefficient
Rwolf1987
, Oct 2019
I wanted this tour to serve as a capable introduction and orientation to Prague's castle area. Regrettably, it was challenging from the start. The guide, who I'm sure was educated and experienced on the subject matter, was very soft spoken with a heavy accent. This wouldn't be a problem if headsets were provided, but they weren't. We heard perhaps 20% of the content. Most of the group got visibly frustrated when we stopped for 30 minutes in a minor chapel in the complex and we sat in two rows of the chapel while the guide spoke to the woman next to her (basically giving her a private tour) and literally no one else could hear her. We were erratically guided the whole way, as she quickly shuffled away from the group from sight to sight, then had to stop and wait for the rest of us to fight though crowds; several times, we lost members which delayed the tour. Other times, she simply carried on to the one or two people who fought through the crowds to stay on her heels (contributing to the majority missing more content). She continually jumped around (sometimes repeating lengthy lectures) and it felt as if she was unprepared in terms of route, content, and delivery. If your only interest is knowing what the buildings are, this would be sufficient. If you're looking for culture, history, and context, look elsewhere.
star-1
Very disappointed - read between the lines of what you are getting
Eric_W
, Sep 2019
Unfortunately this was my last tour of a month long vacation in Europe. I used Viator/tripadvisor for almost all of my tours and this one I requested a partial refund as it was not what was advertised. We ended up with a dual language tour even though we requested an English guide. For the other tours that advertised having English guides it was exclusively English. Do to the guide having to speak both languages we were rushed and very little opportunity to ask question. It felt very manufactured vs paying for a good tour. When I complained the response from the tour group was no where did they advertise language only tours so they were not very sympathetic to their poor communication. Viator did step in and gave me half of my fee back making it more like the value we received. I would recommend looking into another tour company.
star-5
Castle tour
Andrew_S
, Sep 2019
Great day excellent guide informitive good pace good views all went as planned meeting place easily found
star-5
40th Wedding Anniversary at the Prague Castle
Glenn H
, Sep 2019
The guide was fantastic. She was very professional, informative, and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend this tour to everybody.
star-3
A Great way to see Prague Castle
RekhaK
, Aug 2019
Signing up for a tour is probably the best way to see Prague Castle. This particular tour was not bad but I give it an average rating. The guide took us around the different parts of Prague Castle and provided history and explanations. But here is where it could have been better: 1. It was hard to hear the tour guide. It would have been better if she had a microphone as I noticed other tour guides had. 2. Part of the castle was closed - we paid full price but were unable to see part of it. It would have been better if we were notified of this prior to the tour (like the day before, so we are prepared) rather than inform us during the tour. 3. I booked an English tour, but all explanations were also translated in German - it would have bee nice to know this ahead of time. 4. The tour ran way over 3 hours. For me it was fine as I did not have anything else planned, but had I booked something else, this would have been a problem. Prague Castle is beautiful and is a must see. A guided tour is probably the best way to see it rather than go on your own.
star-5
Great Day
TomF656
, Jun 2019
Our guide, John/Johannes was fantatic...very knowledgable and informative. Kept us on time and shared personal experiences about his life in Prague.
star-4
Great tour
Celestino_M
, Jun 2019
The tour company and guide are excellent. The Prague Castle is extremely crowded but very interesting. The Golden Lane has mostly shops and a water faucet with clean water for thirsty visitors. Overall a very good tour.
star-5
GREAT DAY OUT
MARK_M
, May 2019
What a fantastic day. Michaela was a lovely person to have as a guide and provided so much information. Great value for money
star-5
Excellent tour guide. Very informative...
Tom
, Oct 2018
Excellent tour guide. Very informative about the history of Czech history and of the castle.
star-5
Fantastic & Educational
Caren_S
, Sep 2018
This tour wad wonderful. The guide was fantastic. He was very pleasant and was well informed about the history of the castle.
star-3
Prague castle Walking tour
Ayemun
, Sep 2018
It was a good one but one of the room was not opened due to the official reason. Though we arrived at 12 noon, we could not see the change of guards because we were not at the right entrance. I wished the guide put some more effort for us to make that happen by arriving earlier.
star-5
This was an absolutely wonderful...
Donna_P
, Apr 2018
This was an absolutely wonderful tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and most helpful in answering all our questions.
star-5
A beautiful castle an even more...
Renate V
, Apr 2018
A beautiful castle an even more beautiful church. Worthwhile to go on the tour that you can see everything inside. I just felt very claustrophobic because of soooo many people!! No preferential lines for people who have booked tours, you queue just like everybody else. Maybe they should consider early entry for groups or something like that? Because of so many people there was very little time to take photos or appreciate what you see. It felt like we were rushed through to make way for more people. I would like to do this tour again at a time when there are fewer people in the church
star-5
Exciting, beautiful, and with a guide...
alan_d
, Apr 2018
Exciting, beautiful, and with a guide full of knowledge.
star-5
An informative tour of the castle in...
Edward_L
, Feb 2018
An informative tour of the castle in Prague. Would definitely recommend this tour as opposed to going on your own.
star-5
Wonderful thorough tour! The castle...
Barbara S
, Jan 2018
Wonderful thorough tour! The castle complex is so large and our guide kept us on point, and the coffee break allowed us to ask more questions! Highly recommended!
star-2
We got unlucky with the combined...
John L
, Dec 2017
We got unlucky with the combined german/ english tour only 2 germans in our group, who also spoke english, which was quite frankly slow. The guide was not engaging at all!
star-4
The Prague Castle tour was as...
Charles D
, Nov 2017
The Prague Castle tour was as expected....very good. We were transported by a small bus from the city center up to the top of Castle Hill. The tour guide was very informative, telling us about the history of the Castle. We were able to comfortably see what we wanted to see. Lots of walking during this 3.5 hour tour. Only thing I would change would be to allow some shopping time on Golden Lane before walking down the hill.
star-2
Tour was very disjointed. Guide...
Michael N
, Nov 2017
Tour was very disjointed. Guide tried hard but 2 French speaking people so the 15 others had to stand around as every site was discussed in French. Never paused for a bathroom break for 3 hrs. My tours with Absolute tours were much better.

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