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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$12.74
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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
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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
RYAN WAS AMAZING!

I’ve never had a better tour guide than Ryan from Canada. He was smart, well-spoken, quick witted, and overall, just a cool guy. I actually participated in the free walking tour with him in the morning but soon decided to purchase the Castle Walking Tour...More

Thank evmercer
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour- definitely recommend

This is a great way to see a little bit of everything in the city and get some great information about the history of Prague. Becca was especially great; she was very informative and lively.

Thank emills2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The best walking tour!

This was our 3rd walking tour with Sandemans in about a week, which in itself shows how much my wife and I enjoyed it. Having done the free tour in Munich and then Prague as well, we happened to sign up for the Prague castle...More

Thank kumailam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
History made fun

We took the free walking tour with Martha and the castle tour with Isard. I would say both tours are a good "basic pack" to understand a city like Prague with such an interesting story. We first took the Castle tour with Isard (I would...More

Thank jdacornu
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Response from 84jag | Reviewed this property |
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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