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Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket & optional Audio Guide

1. Prague: Skip-the-line Castle Ticket & 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 your host for an introduction to Prague Castle. After, your host will then exchange your voucher for your ticket, which covers the best there is to see at Prague Castle. 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 at your own pace. Upgrade your Prague Castle visit with an optional online audio guide that 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. 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. Your ticket is valid for 2 days and allows you one entry to each building in the castle interiors during this whole period.

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 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.

From Prague: Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip with Tavern Lunch

4. From Prague: Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip with Tavern Lunch

Travel by modern air-conditioned bus from Prague to Český Krumlov. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of the town as you take in the top monuments and attractions. Stop to enjoy lunch at a tavern (depending on option selected), with a vegetarian option available. After lunch, you’ll have free time to explore the city and browse the gift shops before visiting the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic. Admire the chateau’s stunning Baroque gardens and its unique revolving auditorium. After the tour, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or in the city center.

Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle Entrance Tickets

5. 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.

From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

6. From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

Tour the historically rich and picturesque towns of Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice on a day trip from Prague. Travel through Southern Bohemia on an air-conditioned vehicle with a guide. Visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle (April-October) and have lunch at a brewery. Enjoy a scenic ride from Prague through the southern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. First, head to Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features over 300 historic buildings. Soak in views of the town dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus. Continue on to Ceske Budejovice and see its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses. After a full day exploring Southern Bohemia, sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague.

Midday Concert at Lobkowicz Palace

7. Midday Concert at Lobkowicz Palace

Enjoy a feast for your ears, and listen to classical music brought to life by a group of professional musicians at Lobkowicz Palace in the Prague Castle complex. The midday concert takes place in the 17th-century Baroque Concert Hall, where the painted stucco ceilings will have you in raptures. One of the most important cultural sites of the Czech Republic, Lobkowicz Palace is the only privately owned building in the castle complex. The concert program varies from day-to-day, but invariably includes solo and ensemble pieces by Baroque composers such as Bach and Vivaldi, alongside great 19th-century Czech composers, including Dvořák and Smetana. Add a touch of romance to your day with this aural experience that is also a delight for the eyes. Concert program: M. A. Charpentier - Te Deum A. Vivaldi - Allegro (From Four Seasons) Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowicz - Suite in C major W. A. Mozart - Turkische Marsch Ch. W. Gluck - Pizzicato L. van Beethoven - For Elise J. J. Benda - Grave Piéce for Flute solo G. Bizet - Carmen Fantasie A. Dvořák - Valse B. Smetana - Vltava C. Debussy - The Girl with flaxen hair C. Debussy - Danse bohémienne W. A. Mozart - Vivat Bacchus

Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

8. Prague: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town & Prague Castle

Discover the highlights of historic Prague on a guided walking tour. Visit Prague Castle, the Old Town square, the Church of St. Nicolas, and the Charles Bridge, among other iconic landmarks. Listen as your guide paints a colorful picture of how Prague used to be and how it has evolved to the international city it is today. Start your tour at the office of the local partner in Maiselova Street—a stone's throw away from the famous and impressive Astronomical Clock. Listen to your guide give you a historical overview of the Old Town. Next, cross the Charles Bridge with its varied statues and sculptures, watching the calm waters of the Vtlava River pass beneath you. Then, take the tram up to Prague Castle to learn about the development of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. As you make your way towards the Castle, stop to take in the sites of Hradcany, or the Castle District, learning about its fascinating history. Enter Prague Castle and enjoy some final stories of Prague accompanied by magnificent views of the entire city of Prague.

Prague: Karlstejn Castle & Glass Factory Tour with Lunch

9. Prague: Karlstejn Castle & Glass Factory Tour with Lunch

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Prague or from the meeting point, then heads out towards Karlstejn Castle just an hour outside the city. Admire the castle’s impressive architecture and learn about its rich-history, which dates back to the 14th century. Retrace the steps of powerful Czech kings as you explore the castle grounds and imagine what life was like here throughout the ages. Continue the tour to the next stop of the day, stopping for a photo at the stunning Velka Amerika along the way. Arrive at one of the country’s oldest and most famous glassworks, which has been operating since 1846, and embark on a guided tour. Discover the process of crystal glass art and meet local glassmakers hard at work. Before leaving, stop at the factory’s outlet to shop for a crystal glass souvenir. At the end of an insightful and memorable tour, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local Czech restaurant. Dine on a delicious three-course meal with a selection of traditional dishes accompanied by regional beer. The tour returns to Prague at around 4:00 PM.

From Prague: Half-Day Coach Tour to Kutná Hora

10. From Prague: Half-Day Coach Tour to Kutná Hora

Explore the medieval town of Kutná Hora on a half-day coach trip from Prague. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments on arrival, including the amazing bone church of the Sedlec Ossuary. Learn more about the historical city and how it grew due to the nearby silver mines that were exploited intensively in the 14th and 15th centuries. See impressive sights such as the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara's Church, dedicated to the patron saint of miners. Learn more about the mining history at the Hrádek museum and Italian Court (Vlašský dvůr), originally the seat of the Central Mint of Prague. Visit the 15th-century Stone Fountain and more.

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4.5 / 5

based on 9,245 reviews

It’s definitely worth getting a guide for the castle. Especially one like Hana who was exceptional and you can see how passionate she is. Wish they gave us headphones as promised so we wouldn’t miss a word she was saying…

Magdalena was a wonderful guide She was very thorough and you could tell she loves her job We really enjoyed the tour , a lot of useful and interesting information was provided We give 5 stars for the tour !

Marcela, our guide, was great. Kept things moving at an excellent pace. Not too fast but not too slow. She was very informative with a good mix of humour and info. I’d highly recommend her.

Great tour with a guide who really seemed to enjoy doing what she does and gives some very fun insights during the tour.

Super amazing experience! The staffs are friendly and helpful!