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Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket and Optional Audio Guide

1. Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket and Optional Audio Guide

Pre-book your tickets to Prague Castle and avoid wasting time in the ticket line. Get a short (15-20 minute) introductory overview of the castle complex before exploring it at your own pace. Meet our representative for an introduction to Prague Castle. After that, our representative will exchange your voucher for your ticket, which covers the best there is to see at Prague Castle. Skip the ticket line and begin your visit right in front of the St. Vitus Cathedral, where you’ll get guidelines and a map of the best way to explore the sprawling grounds at your own pace. Admire the architecture and stories of St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, and Daliborka Tower. Learn about the castle’s purpose as a home of the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, dating way back to the 9th century. Your ticket is valid for 2 days and allows you one entry to each building in the castle interiors during this whole period. Please note that in order for the online audio guide to work properly, you must have an internet connection.

Prague: Castle Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

2. Prague: Castle Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

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. 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.

Prague: Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace Entry Tickets

3. Prague: Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace Entry Tickets

Explore the majestic Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle on an informative and entertaining tour. The audio guide is narrated by members of the Lobkowicz family. Wander around the 22 art-laden rooms at your own leisure gawking at the world-famous art and historical artifacts. Marvel at paintings by Canaletto and Velázquez, see musical scores written by Mozart and Beethoven, and take delight in centuries-old decorative arts.  Discover the highlights at Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the biggest church in Prague. See the Old Royal Palace, the original seat of the Czech kingdom. Explore St. George´s Basilica and Golden Lane, the picture-perfect alleyway of cottages that once housed the Castle´s servants, goldsmiths, and soldiers.

Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

4. Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

Discover Prague Castle and its remarkable history on a guided walking tour with a local guide. Walk over the Charles Bridge, visit St. Vitus Cathedral, and see Golden Lane, marveling at the stunning architecture and rich history behind each landmark. Your 2.5-hour guided tour begins at the Charles Bridge, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of the history of Prague Castle. Cross Charles Bridge and make your way to Lesser Town Square, where a tram will take you to the Castle. When you enter St. Vitus Cathedral, hear stories about princes, kings, and emperors, and the ceremonial history of the site. Tour the old castle, Vladislav Hall, and then head to St. George's Basilica, where your guide will tell you about Czech saints. Visit the area known Golden Lane, where your guide will tell you about the lives of the local residents.

Prague: Official City Pass with Public Transport

5. Prague: Official City Pass with Public Transport

Enjoy unlimited travel on public transportation throughout Prague, including the journey to the airport and back. Take advantage of admission and discounts on over 70 included experiences. Visit unique historical monuments, museums, and galleries. Take part in guided tours of the city and go on a Vltava River cruise. Present your activated pass at each experience and receive a ticket to the venue (don't forget to keep your ticket). See the full list of the attractions, tours, and other experiences that your pass covers entry to: • Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (priority lane, elevator included) • Petřín Lookout Tower and Mirror Maze • Clementinum Astronomical Tower and Library • Petřín Funicular • Prague Castle (including the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Cathedral of St. Vitus, and Golden Lane) • Jewish Quarter (Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, Robert Guttmann Gallery, and Jerusalem Synagogue) • Prague Venice - River cruise and Charles Bridge Museum • Powder Tower • Airport Express (round-trip airport journey) • Old Town Bridge Tower • Vintage tram 42, 24-hour ticket • Prague Zoo • Lesser Town Bridge Towers • Lobkowicz Palace • Loreto • Prague TV Tower - Žižkov Television Tower • St. Nicholas Bell Tower • The New Mill Water Tower* • Manifesto Market Andel – welcome drink in the SOOT bar • Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at Vyšehrad • Municipal House • FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra – standing places* • Štefánik Observatory • Museum Kampa and Werich Villa • Karel Zeman Museum • House at the Golden Ring • Vrtba Garden* • House at the Black Madonna • National Technical Museum • Vyšehrad gothic cellar and casemates and Gorlice Hall • Museum of Decorative Arts • House at the Stone Bell • Railway Kingdom • Planetarium* • Kunsthalle • House of Photography • DOX - Center for Contemporary Art • National Museum of Agriculture • Public Transport Museum • Municipal Library - Gallery • The Podskalská Customs Office at Výtoň • Villa Pellé • HC Sparta Praha* • Ctěnice Chateau Complex • Marold Panorama* • Troja Chateau* • New Town Hall - observation tower* • Galerie Tančící dům • Villa Winternitz Tours:• Old Town and Jewish Town (EN, DE)• Mysterious Medieval Underground (EN)• Royal Legacy – Prague Castle & Lesser Town (EN) Discounts are available at:• Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral - 50% off • Guides and Tours - private tours - discount - 200 CZK off • Evening eco-cruise with a glass of Prosecco - 20% off • Lunch cruise on a glass boat - 20% off • Dinner cruise - 20% off • FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra - 20 % off* • Illusion Art Museum Prague 25 % off • Dinosauria Museum Prague - 10 % off • Café Municipal House - coffee for free • iMucha - 30 % off* (*seasonal) You can find the complete list in the app or on the website

Prague: Prague Castle Guided Tour, Bus and Boat Cruise Combo

6. Prague: Prague Castle Guided Tour, Bus and Boat Cruise Combo

Embark on a journey as you explore the wonders of Prague Castle, where history and fascination intertwine. Discover the enchanting highlights of the castle complex, from the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral to the historic Old Royal Palace, the serene St. George's Basilica, and the picturesque Golden Lane. Delve into the rich history and art of the Castle, guided by an expert local guide, who will unravel the fascinating secrets and tales hidden within the castle grounds. Join the tour at the starting point – the Premiant kiosk at Na Příkopě street – and embark on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that will take you to the castle. With your included ticket, you'll be taken directly to the castle interiors, enjoying a smooth and convenient skip-the-line experience. Be captivated by the Gothic splendor of St. Vitus Cathedral, from the grotesque intricate gargoyles to the Art-Nouveau stained glass windows, a masterpiece that radiates beauty. Appreciate the 14th-century mosaic of the Last Judgment and pay homage at the sacred Chapel of St. Wenceslas. Venture into the Old Royal Palace, which once was the seat of Czech kings and queens, to feel the echoes of history as you enter the very chamber where the Defenestration of Prague took place, a thrilling and pivotal moment that ignited the flames of the Thirty Years War. Explore the Basilica of St. George, a stunning contrast to the castle's grandeur with its ancient stone walls. Discover the ancient beauty of 12th-century frescoes, preserved through time, and follow the winding double staircase to the serene resting place of St. Ludmila. Stroll the charming Golden Lane, admire its tiny colorful houses, built right into the old castle walls, where sharpshooters and goldsmiths once lived. Visit the mysterious Daliborka Tower, once used as a prison for nobles like the legendary alchemist Edward Kelley. After a guided tour of the castle, the tour ends in the Golden Lane. You can continue on your own to the boat, the guide will be happy to show you the way (about 15 minutes). You can go on the boat at any of the following times: daily from 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Enjoy a bonus river cruise along the Vltava River for panoramic views of Prague's iconic spires and bridges from the water.

Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

7. Prague: 1-Hour Castle Tour With Fast-GET Admission Ticket

Travel through the Hradčany district and hear stories from your licensed guide, who will explain to you the historical background of Prague Castle and the surroundings. Your guide will highlight certain aspects of the Hradčany district for you, such as Černinsky palace, Loreto, Schwarzenberg palace and much more, all while providing you with historical facts and stories. When you enter the Prague Castle complex, you will receive your ticket and a map so you can plan your visit to individual locations such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, and St. George's Basilica. You'll be able to gain admission to Prague Castle without having to wait in long lines to purchase your ticket. You'll also receive an admission ticket for Prague Castle Circuit B after the introductory tour, allowing you to explore the interior at your own pace.

Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Visit to Interiors

8. Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Visit to Interiors

Explore the oldest and most important Prague monument - the Castle, on this small-group tour. Follow your guide as you learn about the castle's history and visit many of its highlights. Start your adventure by meeting your guide at the statue of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (TGM) on Hradcany square. After a short meet and greet, you will head off to explore the vicinity. Discover how through successive reconstructions and modifications, the original hill fort from the 9th century became one of the largest castle complexes in the world. Gain the unique opportunity to learn directly from your guide and find details that would otherwise go undiscovered. Highlights include the St. Vitus Cathedral, the St. George's Basilica, and the Golden Lane.

Prague: Prague Castle Complex Smartphone Audio Guide

9. Prague: Prague Castle Complex Smartphone Audio Guide

Explore the breathtaking Prague Castle complex at your own pace with this unique, nowadays popular and proven online mobile audio guide directly on your mobile phone. The online audio guide will take you through the entire interiors of Prague Castle. You will start your historical self-guided tour in front of the pearl of Prague Castle, namely St. Vitus Cathedral, located in the very heart of the castle complex. Your online guide will then take you through all the other buildings that are open to the public - in addition to the Cathedral, you will also visit the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, and finally Golden Lane, including the Daliborka Tower, where your self-guided tour will end. The audio guide will highlight the most interesting and beautiful places, personalities, art, and much more during your journey. But you don't have to worry about the guide being overloaded with data. The history is accompanied by many humorous legends or short stories, which will guarantee that you will be perfectly entertained throughout the walk. The audio guide is clearly divided into chapters, so you can conveniently jump between chapters at will. For each chapter, the online audio guide has a graphical representation of the way to each building to make it easier for you to move around in such a large Castle complex. The audio guide also includes a map of the complex, which you can find in the menu of the audio guide. We hope that this perfect app will make your visit to Prague Castle more enjoyable and that you will learn a lot of interesting information about the beautiful history of this majestic place. Please note that a working internet connection is required for the audio guide to function properly at all times

Prague: Castle, National Museum & Town Hall Tickets & Audio

10. Prague: Castle, National Museum & Town Hall Tickets & Audio

Enjoy your visit to Prague at your own pace, avoiding long lines for the top 3 sights. Pick up your admission tickets at a central location and let the exploration begin. Each ticket is valid for 2 days from the day it is issued and includes 1 entry to each attraction.  In addition to all tickets, you will receive login details to an online audio guide right on your phone, which will highlight the most interesting information for you, as well as many legends and stories associated with these monuments. Explore Prague Castle and learn about its history stretching back to the 9th century. Over the years it has been home to Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Following Circuit B, explore the highlights of the castle including its beautiful interiors as well as St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Wander on to the Gothic-style Astronomical Clock Tower which has stood the test of time and continues to be one of the most popular attractions in Prague. Before you enter, check out the clock from the outside to see a statue of Christ march out, followed by his disciples. The Grim Reaper also makes an appearance ringing a bell and checking to see whose time has come. 75% of the parts on this clock are original and date back from to the 15th century. With your ticket, enter the Old Town Hall and take the elevator to the tower for panoramic views of Prague's Old Town.  Last but not least, visit the National Museum to discover the Czech Republic's natural history, history, art, and music. 

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Anna was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour was well organised and executed. No waiting at the entrance of key attractions in the Prague castle. Recommend highly the more personable, small group tour format.

It was excellent, Inna was very knowledgeable about Czech and Prague history i would recommend to anyone it was fantastic

The guide was wonderful, very well informed and gave us significant information.

Great place to visit, lots to see, guide explained everything very well

Very charismatic guide. A lot of interesting information.