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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

1. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

Your 90-minute guided walk begins at Jan Palach Square, on the banks of the Vltava River, in front of the Rudolfinum. From here, head to the Jewish quarter where your guide will tell you about the history of Jews in Prague. After this overview of the city’s Jewish heritage, you’ll be guided around the main synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, and see where France Kafka did much of his writing. Head to Prague’s Old Town and take in the historical landmarks including the world-famous astronomical clock. Your passionate guide is well educated in local and world history, and in the history of Jews in Prague. Enjoy the commentary and the stories behind each of the important buildings you see.

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Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

2. Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Prague for an overview of the area's history and modern life, starting outside the Rudolfinium on Jan Palach Square. Located on the banks of the River Vltava, the neo-renaissance concert hall is one of the oldest in Europe and had its debut concert in 1896 when Antonín Dvořák conducted. Walk to the Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. Hear stories about the Jewish community and its most famous people. Look inside one of 4 Synagogues (Maisel, Pinkas, Spanish, and Klausen synagogues) in the area, and go to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Central Europe. Your guide is an expert in the Jewish history of Prague and its people and will tell stories that bring the history of the Jewish Quarter and its Synagogues to life.

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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

3. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Maisel and Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

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Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

4. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

Travel through the story of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, and learn chapters from the city’s timeless and sometimes turbulent history. Hear the historical tales behind the house signs and statues on Powder Tower. Go to the Municipal House, and marvel at the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. See the legendary Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Venture into the heart of the Old Town, before going to the former Jewish Ghetto, where your guide will tell bizarre stories about Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem, talk of Jewish habits and traditions, and tell the story of the Jewish writer Kafka's life and work. See city synagogues, including the oldest in Europe. Discover the site of the Jewish Town Hall. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, and build a picture of life for the Jewish community throughout the history of Prague.

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Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

5. Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

Get to grips with the Jewish history of Prague on this informative walking tour led by an expert guide. Walk through central Europe’s only existing Jewish town–the quarter that survived the Holocaust. See several important sites such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, Old-New synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue. The tour begins with a stroll through the Old Jewish Cemetery. This was established in the first half of the 15th century, and its oldest tombstone dates back from 1439! Pay your respects at the grave of poet and scholar Avigdor Kara, and see the place-of-rest of the famous Liwa Ben Bazalel, also known as Rabbi Löw. Walk through Maiselova Street to reach the Old Town Square. The Old-New Synagogue was built in the early Gothic style around the middle of the 13th century. The main hall is the only existing Medieval type hall of its kind. This is an informative tour offering you a unique insight into the city’s history, with guide and entrance fees to the scheduled sites all-inclusive.

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3-Hour Tour of Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

6. 3-Hour Tour of Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

As the crowds thin and twilight descends, your adventure in nighttime Prague begins. Starting from the Old Town Square your guide will take you through streets that are rich in history and legends. Experience an intimate tour that ventures off the beaten path. On your 3-hour tour you’ll visit Prague Castle after the crowds and lines have disappeared. See the monastery where monks once brewed holy beer for the king. Stroll at a leisurely pace through the monastery, New World, Prague Castle, King’s Vineyard, Charles Bridge, and other ancient and enchanting sites. At the Old Town Square, where the history of Prague began, you’ll begin the tour. From there, move to Paris street, the most luxurious in Prague, which, before becoming the most expensive street, was a part of Jewish Ghetto. Here, you will get to learn about the ruler Rudolph II, and find out why did he choose Prague as his home. Then, move to the synagogue, where Golem, the protector of the Ghetto, is supposedly hidden. While walking toward the Manes Bridge you’ll stop to see the interesting corner window that opens onto the charming underworld of the Old Town. Turn the corner and suddenly you’ll come to a place where alchemists once conducted experiments. After crossing the bridge, you’ll marvel at the spectacular views of Prague. Ride up the hill by tram to the 12th-century Strahov Monastery . On the way down to the Prague Castle, you’ll pass the Hole to Hell. Continue on, past the Marian Pillar and will come to the front gate of Prague Castle. A special highlight is the breathtaking view of the 3 spires of St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. See the medieval Powder Tower, the 10th-century vineyards of St. Wencelaus, and Wallenstein Palace.

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Ghost Walking Tour of Prague

7. Ghost Walking Tour of Prague

Get ready to be frightened on this 3-hour ghost tour of Prague! Your guide you will take you through both the well-known and lesser-known streets and alleyways of this ancient city after dark. You’ll hear the legend about the cut off arm in the church of St. Jacob and the story of pretty Laura, who lost her head. Your guide will tell you the all-time favorite ghost story about the young Turk from Ungelt and the religious legend about the Infant Jesus of Prague. You’ll hear stories about treasures in Prague and many gripping tales as well. On the tour you’ll walk from Narodni Street to Na Příkopě Street, seeing the church of St. Jacob along the way. You’ll then head to Ungelt and the Týn's Church and on to the old town square, where you’ll see the old town hall and the well-known astronomical clock. Your guide will take you across Charles Bridge, and then for a walk through Velkopřevorské Square and down Karmelitská Street. You’ll see the Church of our Lady Victorious, the lesser town, and St. Nicolas Church. The tour also takes you through the Jewish Quarter, with a stop at the old Jewish cemetery – before ending back at old town square.

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Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

8. Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Discover the hidden history of Prague, and see the most popular sites of the “City of 100 Spires” on a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town and Josefov neighborhood. Learn about the curious symbols on the Astronomical Clock, and hear about the life of the man on the big monument in Old Town Square; the Czechs' beloved Jan Hus! Discover Prague’s role in the development of culture and education in Central Europe as you are guided past the Karolinum complex of buildings from the 15th century. Go to the Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo) in Prague’s historic theater district, and admire the façade of the 18th-century cultural venue. Discover the birthplace of Franz Kafka, and look at the edifices of city churches. Then, venture into the former Jewish Ghetto in the tiny Josefov quarter, completely surrounded by the Old Town. See some of the city synagogues, and learn about the cramped conditions before the ghetto was destroyed in the early 20th century. Along the way, your guide will explain the formative history of Bohemia, and discuss why these sites are significant to the Czechs.

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Prague: 3-Hour Jewish District Insider's Tour

9. Prague: 3-Hour Jewish District Insider's Tour

Join a small group or have a private tour led by an expert guide to explore Prague's Jewish district, one of the oldest communities in Europe. Visit the Jewish Museum, the district's different synagogues, and the Old Jewish Cemetary. Your tour begins with a visit to the Jewish Museum and continues throughout the district where you will stop at six important points of interest. Visit the Old-New Synagogue, Europe's oldest working synagogue, and admire the pulpit's wrought-iron grill. See the scriptures on the walls and the Holy Ark that holds the Torah scrolls. Learn how the Golem stripped off its talisman still lives in the attic. Afterward, see the Pinkas Synagogue and its memorial dedicated to the Holocaust. Be moved by the lists of names, birth dates, and dates of disappearance inscribed on the walls of the 77,297 Czech victims of the Nazis. There is also a collection of paintings and drawings by children held in the Terezín concentration camp during WWII. Follow your guide to Klausen Synagogue, the largest in the former ghetto, and see exhibits on Jewish ceremonies of birth and death, worship, and special holy days. Continue on to visit Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery. Feel its sobering atmosphere despite its lack of use in more than two centuries. Walk around to see some of the 12,000 crumbling stones, heaped together, covering perhaps 100,000 graves, piled in layers because of the lack of space. Finish your tour at the Maisel Synagogue and learn about the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th to the 18th centuries, with displays of ceremonial silver, textiles, prints, and books.

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Prague: Full-Day Tour and River Boat Cruise

10. Prague: Full-Day Tour and River Boat Cruise

Discover Prague in a day on a combined 6-hour walking and boat tour, with a break for a typical Czech lunch. The tour provides a blend of the best aspects of each of the operator’s individual walks, and builds a complete picture of Prague and its historic highlights. You will start from one of the best known of them all; the Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Admire the Church of St. James and medieval customs yard of Ungelt. See the Estates Theatre where Mozart´s Don Giovanni was introduced to the world, and the Charles University, the oldest university in central Europe. Moving from the web of tiny alleys, stroll past important milestones in the Jewish Quarter, exploring the former ghetto of small houses and narrow alleys, where the Old Jewish Cemetery, Old-New Synagogue and Jewish Museum await. Continue to Wenceslas Square in the New Town and explore the site of astonishing uprisings throughout Czech history, including the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Your guide will tell you some of the legendary stories. After a typical Czech lunch, cruise along the Vltava River to see the city from the water, including Prague Castle, Lesser Town, the Church of St. Nicholas and the famous Charles Bridge. Board a tram to ascend the hill to explore Prague Castle up-close. This is the heart of Prague, and your guide will lead you through the courtyards to the Old Royal Palace, Basilica of St. George and Royal Garden for some more panoramic views.

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Innerhalb von zwei Stunden erhält man einen tollen Einblick und Überblick über die Entwicklung des Prager Zentrums und was Prag international für eine Rolle spielte. Viele der Infos wird man in einem Reiseführer sicher nicht zu lesen bekommen. Der freundliche Guide kennt sich historisch bestens aus (nicht nur mit der Geschichte Prags) und gibt nützliche Tipps für den weiteren Aufenthalt.

Our guide Veronica is very knowledgeable and are always willing to answer our questions, introducing us the history and culture behind architecture!! Do nor hesitate to book this trip. She also gives us some useful tips of sightseeing in Prague.

The tour through the Jewish districts was impressive and immersed in Jewish history and way of life. My tour guide had guided me through the synagogues with devotion.

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. He taught us so much and we are thankful for this experience! We highly recommend this tour!

Guide knowledgeable and clear. Taught us many things!