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Prague Castle: Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

1. 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 Entry Ticket

2. Prague: Prague Castle Entry Ticket

Crown your Prague visit with a skip-the-line ticket to Prague Castle. Explore the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. Georges Basilica, and Golden Lane on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the history of the castle as you walk through its many halls. From the castle's vantage points, you'll have a magnificent view of the city of Prague. The tour of the preserved architecture will take you back in time and show how the goldsmiths and archers used to live. The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days and entitles you to a single entry into each building inside the castle during the castle's opening hours. With this ticket, you will bypass other queues inside the castle.

Prague Castle 2.5-Hour Tour Including Admission Ticket

3. 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.

Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance Tickets

4. Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance 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: Skip-the-Line Castle Complex Ticket and Mobile Guide

5. Prague: Skip-the-Line Castle Complex Ticket and Mobile Guide

Experience the Prague Castle complex at your own pace with an online guide. Skip the ticket line and begin at St. Vitus Cathedral, where you’ll get guidelines and a map of the best way to explore the sprawling grounds. Learn about the heritage and lifestyle of Czechian royals through the centuries. Meet with a representative at the entrance of St. Vitus Cathedral for useful tips on how to embark on your self-guided tour through circuit B. Start your tour in what’s also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the most important religious temple in the country. Admire the architecture and stories of Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, and Daliborka Tower. Learn about the castle’s purpose as a home to Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, dating way back to the 9th century. Don’t miss a thing, your online guide will point out the most important and the most interesting parts inside each building. Just follow the recommended route which was carefully planned by experienced guides to see all the vitrines, pictures, sculptures, and more.

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

6. 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: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

7. Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

Reserve your tickets to some of Prague's top attractions, which you can pickup at a convenient central location near the town square. Visit historic Prague Castle, the synagogues of the Jewish Quarter, and the famous Astronomical Clock Tower at the heart of the Old Town. Prague Castle Visit Prague Castle and discover the former residence of Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Explore the beautiful interiors and buildings of the castle such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and the Daliborka Tower. Astronomical Clock Tower Prior to entering the tower itself, pause to admire the Astronomical Clock on the facade of the tower. With your entrance tickets take the stairs or an elevator up to the top, where you'll enjoy amazing views over the Old Town Square and the rest of Prague. With this ticket, you can also visit the Old Town Hall. Discover its beautiful halls and a quaint chapel. Jewish Quarter With the admission ticket to the Jewish Quarter, you will gain entrance to the most famous synagogues without waiting in any lines. Start exploring and learn about the long history of the Jewish community in the city. Visit Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum of Prague, where you will find a variety of exhibitions. At the Maisel Synagogue, touch screens will allow you to browse through old Hebrew manuscripts and to view historical maps of Jewish settlements. You will also get a chance to see the impressive interior of the Spanish Synagogue. Visit the Jewish Museum of Prague to view the permanent exhibition: Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 19th-20th centuries. Learn more about the history of Jews in the Bohemian region from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War.

Prague Castle & Castle District: 2-Hour Guided Tour

8. Prague Castle & Castle District: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Take a journey through the history of the Czech Republic on a 2-hour guided tour of the Prague Castle complex, and discover the historic landmarks of the capital’s most famous monument. Meet your guide near the Charles Bridge, and take the tram up the hill to the Castle District. The picturesque route captures the historical atmosphere of Lesser Town, and reveals a ”small town inside Prague” at the top of the hill. See the main monuments, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Gardens, St. George’s Basilica, and the Old Royal Palace. Learn the history of the age-old symbol of the Czech state at the largest coherent castle complex in the world. Dominating Prague for 11 centuries, Prague Castle has maintained its grandeur throughout a turbulent history. Explore the former seat of the Czech rulers and current seat of the President of the Czech Republic, and get panoramic city views along the way.

Prague: Castle, National Museum, and Old Town Hall

9. Prague: Castle, National Museum, and Old Town Hall

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.  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. 

Prague Castle: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket and Transfer

10. Prague Castle: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket and Transfer

Benefit from a minibus transfer from the Old Town to Prague Castle and then skip the long ticket lines on arrival to explore the complex via "Circuit B" at your own pace. Journey back to the 9th century as you learn the history of the former seat of power of the kings of Bohemia and Holy Roman emperors. Admire the beautiful interiors of the castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, built after the castle became the seat of the president of the new Czechoslovak Republic. Look inside the Old Royal Palace, where a copy of the old Czech crown can be found. Take a peek at St. George's Basilica, and stroll past the tiny colored houses of Golden Lane, associated with 16th-century alchemists and their search for gold. Look at the Daliborka Tower, named after a young knight who was imprisoned in the tower’s dungeon. Your ticket is valid for 2 days from the day you receive it and includes 1 entry to the castle interiors, taking the hassle out of your exploration of this vast and extraordinary complex.

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What people are saying about Old Royal Palace

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7,988 reviews

A super tour to learn about the castle, they take you to the most important points! The guide named Zlata is very good, her explanations are very clear and to the point. Thanks to her we learned a lot and in a very pleasant way!

Fantastic place to visit! Although this ticket doesn't allow you to go everywhere, so separate tickets need to be purchased. Would recommend getting another ticket for the St Vitus Cathedral tower.

Clear, fast and uncomplicated processing. After that everything went smoothly. I will definitely use Get Your Guide more often in the future.

online ticket is convenient to use, saves time on waiting in a que to buy it, and ecological as it saves paper and reduces waste.

Great tour of a beautiful palace and cathedral, golden lane. Worth it!