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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

1. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

Your 90-minute guided walk begins at Jan Palach Square, on the banks of the Vltava River, in front of the Rudolfinum. From here, head to the Jewish quarter where your guide will tell you about the history of Jews in Prague. After this overview of the city’s Jewish heritage, you’ll be guided around the main synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, and see where France Kafka did much of his writing. Head to Prague’s Old Town and take in the historical landmarks including the world-famous astronomical clock. Your passionate guide is well educated in local and world history, and in the history of Jews in Prague. Enjoy the commentary and the stories behind each of the important buildings you see.

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Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

2. Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Prague for an overview of the area's history and modern life, starting outside the Rudolfinium on Jan Palach Square. Located on the banks of the River Vltava, the neo-renaissance concert hall is one of the oldest in Europe and had its debut concert in 1896 when Antonín Dvořák conducted. Walk to the Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. Hear stories about the Jewish community and its most famous people. Look inside one of 4 Synagogues (Maisel, Pinkas, Spanish, and Klausen synagogues) in the area, and go to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Central Europe. Your guide is an expert in the Jewish history of Prague and its people and will tell stories that bring the history of the Jewish Quarter and its Synagogues to life.

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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: City Tour and 3-Hour Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

4. Prague: City Tour and 3-Hour Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

Experience Prague by night on a 4-hour combined city tour and dinner cruise down the Vltava River to see the riverside attractions floodlit for the evening. You will start with a 45-minute minibus tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and New Town, passing noted sites such as the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue. Learn about the Jewish heritage of Prague in the former Jewish Ghetto, and continue to Republic Square to see a beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture at Municipal House. See the original Old Town fortifications and Gothic Powder Tower, before a quick tour of the New Town, including Wenceslas Square, the State Opera, former Czechoslovak Parliament, and National Museum. Cross the Nusle Bridge for breathtaking views over several quarters of Prague. Then, board a luxury boat on the Vltava River, where a welcome drink awaits before you set sail on a 3-hour-cruise. Sit back and enjoy views of Prague Castle against the night sky. Cruise past Strahov Monastery, St. Nicholas Church, and Petrin Tower, and go beyond the city center limits to Vysehrad Castle and the Dancing House. All the while, you will be feasting on a buffet spread of hot and cold food, served in air-conditioned comfort. If you prefer to feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise past the Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum, or National Theatre, there is even an exterior viewing deck.

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Prague: Classical Concert in the Spanish Synagogue

5. Prague: Classical Concert in the Spanish Synagogue

Enjoy a concert of classical, modern, and Jewish music in the Spanish Synagogue performed by leading players from the Prague FOK Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a wonderful mix of compositions expertly performed by professional musicians. Depending on your chosen day, hear a variety of classical works such as the best of Gershwin, the best of the world and Czech music, Jewish traditional songs, Bolero, and Hallelujah. Listen to solo and ensemble pieces by famous composers such as Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, and Bach, alongside great 19th-century Czech composers including Dvořák and Smetana. Admire the beauty of the synagogue designed in a Moorish Revival Style. See the remarkable interior decor which features stylized Islamic motifs applied to the walls, doors, and gallery balustrades. Enjoy the performance surrounded by historic works of art, and perfect acoustics. Programme: • Sundays and Tuesdays: Bolero • Mondays: Gershwin • Wednesdays: The Best of World and Czech music • Thursdays: Hallelujah

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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: Guided Tour in German

7. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Maisel and Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

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Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

8. 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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Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

9. Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

Get to grips with the Jewish history of Prague on this informative walking tour led by an expert guide. Walk through central Europe’s only existing Jewish town–the quarter that survived the Holocaust. See several important sites such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, Old-New synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue. The tour begins with a stroll through the Old Jewish Cemetery. This was established in the first half of the 15th century, and its oldest tombstone dates back from 1439! Pay your respects at the grave of poet and scholar Avigdor Kara, and see the place-of-rest of the famous Liwa Ben Bazalel, also known as Rabbi Löw. Walk through Maiselova Street to reach the Old Town Square. The Old-New Synagogue was built in the early Gothic style around the middle of the 13th century. The main hall is the only existing Medieval type hall of its kind. This is an informative tour offering you a unique insight into the city’s history, with guide and entrance fees to the scheduled sites all-inclusive.

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Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

10. Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour of Prague with an expert guide. This 3-5-hour tour combines a minibus tour of Prague, a scenic river cruise, and a walking tour of the Prague Castle area. During the minibus tour, you will pass the National Theatre, enjoy panoramic views of Prague Castle, and view the Rudolfinum as well as the Old and New Synagogues. Upon arrival at the city’s famous Charles Bridge, start your 1-hour cruise along the Vltava River. Admire more panoramic views of Prague Castle, residence of Czech rulers since the 9th-Century, and Charles Bridge itself, founded by Charles IV in the 14th-Century. Relax as you cruise by Cechuv Bridge and the National Theatre. Next, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Prague Castle area. Walk along the Charles Bridge, view the Klementinum, and the Town Hall - not available from 1 November  to  31 March-, ending at Old Town Square.

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What people are saying about Spanish Synagogue

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based on 440 reviews

Our guide Veronica is very knowledgeable and are always willing to answer our questions, introducing us the history and culture behind architecture!! Do nor hesitate to book this trip. She also gives us some useful tips of sightseeing in Prague.

Amazing experience the musicians and the singer were exceptional. Cannot recommend it enough! The magnificent synagogue paired with music is magical and an unforgettable experience

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. He taught us so much and we are thankful for this experience! We highly recommend this tour!

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

Waiter’s are awesome. very helpful.. Nice food and environment