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Prague: City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

1. Prague: City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

Visit some of Prague’s most fascinating monuments and neighborhoods as your knowledgeable guide teaches you the city’s history on this 4-hour tour. The famous Old Town makes up the first part of your tour, as an air-conditioned minibus takes you on a 30-minute journey past landmarks including the Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, and the National Gallery. You’ll then be dropped at Prague Castle for a 75-minute walking tour of the largest ancient castle in the world. The grounds occupy 70,000 square meters of space and enjoy some of the best vantage points of the city — perfect for snapping photos. Next up is a relaxing river cruise along the Vltava River. Here you can simply sit back and unwind on an approximately 60-minute trip along the water, or head up to the upper deck and enjoy views of the city and the famous Charles Bridge. The final part involves a walking tour around the solemn beauty of the Jewish Quarter, the location of some of the city's finest architecture. From there you'll head to Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. Here your guide will explain its history and the meaning of its moving sculptures.

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Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

2. Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

The Old Town Hall is located on the Old Town Square and was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The complex consists of 5 buildings. The dominant part of the building is a Gothic tower with a chapel and a unique astronomical clock, where every hour between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM, the twelve apostles rotate. Start your tour on the first floor, where the staterooms are located. Continue to the Gothic chapel of the Virgin Mary and the ceremonial halls. Afterwards, use the staircase leading to the third floor to the viewing gallery of the 70-meter tall tower and enjoy the most amazing views of Prague. A guided visit of the Old Town Hall medieval underground is included in your entrance ticket, so make sure not to miss out!

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Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

3. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

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Prague: Illusion Art Museum and Astronomical Clock Views

4. Prague: Illusion Art Museum and Astronomical Clock Views

Discover over two floors of illusion and trick art in a historically protected building in the heart of Old Town Square. From either level of the museum, you’ll also be able to get a unique view of the Square’s iconic astronomical clock.   You’ll encounter illusion art in many different styles, some rooted deep in history, others contemporary and cutting-edge. See anamorphic installations of renowned historical figures, metallurgic painting, trick art, spatial illusions, and more. Admire original works from internationally-recognized artists like Patrick Hughes and Patrik Proško, as well as the work of many exciting local artists. Your multilingual guide will provide context to the exhibitions and building as well as help you with photo opportunities.   Both floors offer the finest views of Prague’s iconic astronomical clock without the crowds of the square below. After exploring the exhibition, relax in the museum café or outdoor seating while enjoying fresh coffee and homemade baked goods and local specialties.

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Best of Prague: Tour by Bus, Walking Tour, & River Cruise

5. Best of Prague: Tour by Bus, Walking Tour, & River Cruise

The tour begins at your hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned bus for a drive to see the most significant sites in Prague. See the National Museum and the Dancing House, and eventually reach Prague Castle, the most dominating site in the city. From the castle area, continue on foot down to the Lesser Town, Kampa Island, Charles Bridge, the quaint Old Town with the famous Astronomical Clock, and the Jewish Quarter. Afterward, take in the views of Hradcany, the National Theater, and other Prague gems during a 1-hour boat cruise along the Vltava River. Enjoy some coffee and cake as you admire the sights from the water. The tour ends at the Dvorak Riverside in the vicinity of the Czech Bridge.

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Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

6. Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

Discover the main monuments of Prague on a half-day tour, with lunch and a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava, and marvel at landmark attractions by land and water. Enjoy the perfect tour for those who want to explore the heart of Europe and get a picture of Prague’s rich history. Hear fascinating stories from an experienced guide as you stop at the Charles Bridge and explore the streets of Lesser Town. Take the picturesque tram to Prague Castle to discover Europe’s largest castle complex. After a short coffee break, go to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to wander down small alleys and cobblestone streets. Lunch will be served at a typical Czech restaurant, washed down with some of the country's legendary beer. Then, take a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava (drink included), and see icons such as the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from a different perspective.

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Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

7. 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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Historical Prague: Walking Tour

8. Historical Prague: Walking Tour

Take a short walk through the beautiful historic center of Prague, accompanied by a guide. See Wenceslas Square, a traditional place for demonstrations, celebrations, and public gatherings Visit the Old Town Square and see its many buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including gothic and baroque churches. Marvel at the Prague Astronomical Clock, the third oldest in the world and the oldest in operation. Walk along the romantic cobbled streets of the old town with its many picturesque buildings and shops. Then continue to Charles Bridge, a medieval stone arch bridge, whose construction started in 1357, and finish the excursion at Kampa Island.

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Prague 3-Hour Tour with Astronomical Clock Admission

9. Prague 3-Hour Tour with Astronomical Clock Admission

Your 3-hour guided tour begins in front of the Astronomical Clock Tower, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of Prague's Old and New towns. Enter the Astronomical Clock Tower and head to the top, where you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of Prague as your guide tells you about the landmarks and monuments you see.  After visiting the Astronomical Clock Tower your guide will show you historic houses, palaces, churches, theaters, and much more. You’ll see where important figures such as Charles IV, Amadeus Mozart, and Albert Einstein lived and worked. Visit the New Town area as well, and see where major events in Prague’s modern history took place.

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Prague: Old Town Exploration Game & City Tour

10. Prague: Old Town Exploration Game & City Tour

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around the Old Town Prague while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history of the important medieval and new cathedrals, squares, and landmarks. Download the app and begin the adventure in Wenceslas Square. Then, walk to the castle, seeing many major city highlights including Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus. Follow clues that will take you through grand boulevards, winding cobblestone streets, and up the oldest castle stairs to unlock secret stories of gothic Prague.  Learn about Prague's 14th century history through the eyes of their greatest medieval ruler and builder, Charles IV. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace.  Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Prague Astronomical Clock

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4.5 / 5

based on 4,090 reviews

Staying for a short period in Prague? Care for a good quick all around overview? this trip is the way to go.

+ Well planned. + Clear speaking guide with a lot of details. - Need to be very quick when taking pictures

12/10 recommend for your first day in Prague to get orientated. Our guide was very knowledgeable and handy!

It goes a long way to get a general idea and have the entrance without queues

Great tour! The time flew by and learnt a lot of great facts