Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

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Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission

From € 33.74 per person

Discover the awe-inspiring splendor of Prague Castle on either a 3-hour group or private guided tour. Breeze through the castle entrance by using the shortest security line and skipping the ticket line.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Hear expert commentary from your local guide using headphones
  • Enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket line and using the short security line
  • See St. Vitus' stained glass, tombs and chapels
  • Explore the Old Palace and see the Vladislav Hall
  • Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience
Full description
Visiting Prague Castle is like walking into a fairy tale. See the highlights of the castle complex including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and the Golden Lane. The Castle contains an overwhelming amount of history and art, but thanks to your local expert guide, you'll navigate the castle grounds with ease. Meet your guide in front of the Malostranská metro station near the Mánes Bridge. From there, take the tram up to Prague Castle. Once inside, your guide will give you headphones so that you can easily hear their commentary throughout the tour. Marvel at St. Vitus’ Gothic architecture. Spot the gargoyles that adorn the exterior of the church. Be dazzled by the Art-Nouveau stained glass window made by Czech artist Alfons Mucha. Admire the 14th-century mosaic of the last judgment. See the tombs of St. Wenceslas and Charles IV, the baroque tomb of St. John of Nepomuk, and the Chapel of St. Wenceslas. Next, enter the Old Royal Palace. Stand under the massive vaulted ceiling of the Vladislav Hall. The lines of the vaults meander in an almost floral pattern, giving the hall a sense of lightness. Enter the chamber where the Defenestration of Prague occurred. Here the Czech Protestant aristocrats threw the Catholic governors of the Habsburg emperor and their secretary out the window, starting the Thirty Years War. Visit the Basilica of St. George. The stone walls and design of the basilica offer a counterpoint to the grandiosity of the castle. See the fragments of 12th-century frescoes and then walk up the double staircase where the remains of St. Ludmila lie.  Walk along the Golden Lane. The cottages in this alley were originally built for the castle’s sharpshooters, but later housed goldsmiths. In later centuries artists like Franz Kafka lived there. Examine the reconstructed workshops and homes of the Golden alley. See how the working people of Prague lived in the shadow of the castle. Best of all, choose from either a small-group experience or your own private guided experience.
Includes
  • Tram ticket
  • Admission ticket to Prague Castle (including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane)
  • Expert local guide
  • Commentary
  • Use of short security line
  • Headphones
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    • Directly in front of the exit of the Malostranská metro station. There is a also a small water fountain which is covered during winter. Subway directions: after taking the second escalators from the subway, go left. You will see a brown and white sign stating ''meeting point''. Tram direction: after getting off at the Malostranská stop, cross the street and head toward the subway stop Malostranská. You will see a brown and white sign stating ''meeting point''. • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag 

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please note, on occasions of state visits, parts of the castle might be closed to visitors
    •  Children aged 5 and under go free of charge
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 987 reviews

    Review summary

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    Get Your Guide/Fun in Prague have great customer service and genuinely want to share the beauty of their city. While unfortunately my partner and I were unable to make our booking due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fun in Prague team were super accommodating and signed us up for a similar tour the following day. Our tour guide, Martin was friendly and informative. We’re very happy with our experience and highly recommend these companies!

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    September 8, 2020

    Wir haben eine Tour auf Deutsch gebucht und hatten das Glück, die einzigen Teilnehmer zu sein und haben somit eine tolle private Führung durch das Schloss mit Kathedrale, Basilica und dem Gelände drumherum erhalten. Unsere Reiseführerin sprach ausgezeichnetes Deutsch und hatte ein unglaublich umfassendes Geschichtswissen, wobei sie immer darauf geachtet hat, dass es nicht zu viel ist und die Informationen mit einer Prise Humor geschmückt. Wir haben wirklich viel über die Geschichte der Burg, aber auch von Prag und Tschechien erfahren und können die Tour nur wärmsten empfehlen. Vielen Dank für die vielen tollen Einblicke!!!

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    September 3, 2020

    Despite being the only person on this three hour tour the guide kept me engaged the entire time. My guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and seemed to genuinely love Czech Republic's history. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is wanting to learn not just about the castle's history, but also the country's. A fantastic experience!

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    August 24, 2020

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