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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$12.89
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3-hour walking tour with a Spanish-speaking guide.
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3-hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide.
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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.
Reviews (157)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Castle Tour and Free Walking tour

Generally speaking, I love Sandeman tours and the Castle tour with Katarina was not a let down. Katarina was very knowledgeable and interesting. She really packed a lot in. My husband and I also did the free walking tour with Ryan and he was also...More

2  Thank anniefannieNewMexico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Castle tour with Brian

Brian was a great guide and his stories about the castle district were really interesting and well told! Thanks very much :)

Thank 135maddie79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Kudos to Brian!

We did the free walking tour with Brian, on our second morning here. Felt like that’s what we should’ve started with. Brian is a charming British gentleman and the three hour tour with him was amazing! He is extremely knowledgable about Prague, and has a...More

Thank Tanvi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Free Tour + Castle Tour -- both with Filip

We did the free tour and castle tour with Filip. It was the same day. I can't believe he can go through a whole day doing both tours. That must be exhausting. We both thought he was excellent. He really made Prague great for us....More

1  Thank Meecheroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great walking tour

We had Ian as a guide and he was great. Very entertaining and knows a lot. He made sure we had a great trip and not just a great tour with tips and tricks for surviving and enjoying Prague. The perfect way to start of...More

1  Thank emmalinnea99
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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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