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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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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 1 week ago
Prague Castle Tour with Brian

Brian was a fantastic guide who really knew his way around the Prague Castle. I found myself learning a lot during his tour while at the same time being entertained by his stories. He managed to keep our group engaged and interested despite the very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gnarlybatman
Reviewed 1 week ago
Old Town Free Walking Tour with Neil

Highly recommended Sandeman tour with Neil. Weather was miserable and wet, but Neil kept our spirits up with interesting comments on the History and Cultural situations in Prague including information on Mozart and especially the Jewish Quarter which was unmissable and added so much to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cazmo71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy's Prague walking tour was so good - we lost our son and did not notice

Andy led a big free Sandeman tour of 35 people around prague in busy xmas time. He was very entertaining and did a great job with the crowd. Our college aged son was looking at some buildings and missed the turn near end of tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank aussieNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Castle tour with Ryan

I bought the castle tour right after the free walking tour because Ryan is such a nice guide. The tour was informative and entertaining. I've been to Prague castle many times before but I indeed learned a lot of new things about it. History of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annaliash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryan was the best

In retrospect, this castle tour could have been hugely dull, cold and long. But thanks to Ryan, it wasn't. He made it funny, personable, engaging and interesting. I still remember the Battle of White Mountain because of his funny memorable learning techniques. He has a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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