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Prague: 2.5-Hour Vyšehrad Castle with Gorlice & Tickets

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Prague: 2.5-Hour Vyšehrad Castle with Gorlice & Tickets

From US$ 40.87 per person

Discover the beautiful medieval residence set on a rock above the Vltava River, providing spectacular views of the city. Visit the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Explore the adjoining Vyšehrad Cemetery and discover hidden underground casemates.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup optional
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your guide will have an orange umbrella.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Prague from Vyšehrad’s fortified walls
  • See the stunning interior of the Collegiate neo-Gothic Church of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Visit the famous Vyšehrad Cemetery, where the most prominent personalities of Czech culture, science, and politics are buried
  • Explore the mysterious underground area of the Vyšehrad Fortress
Full description
Vyšehrad is situated on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River and offers sweeping views of the city. The castle was used as an important royal residence before it was devastated during the Hussite Wars at the end of the Middle Ages and then later, converted into the Baroque fortress known today.  Meet your guide in the center of Prague right in front of the entrance to the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. Following a short metro ride, enter the gates of the baroque fortress and walk through the spacious park area which holds hidden treasures including the Romanesque Chapel of St. Martin from the late 11th century. Then visit the Collegiate Church of Saints Peter and Paul (attached to Vyšehrad’s Royal Collegiate Chapter) which was radically rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in the late 19th century and is now decorated with Art Nouveau frescoes. Continue walking through the adjoining cemetery where you can see the graves of some of the most notable Czech artists such as Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Alfons Mucha, and Karel Čapek. Slow down and find out who they were and what was special about their lives. Take your time enjoying the stunning views of the city and if you still want to see more, enter the underground casemates inside Vyšehrad’s fortification walls, which are home to some of the original Baroque statues from Charles Bridge.
Includes
  • Metro ticket
  • St. Peter’s and Paul’s Basilica entrance ticket
  • Vyšehrad Casemates (Gorlice) entrance ticket
  • Local guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    The meeting point is in front of the National Museum. Your guide will holding an orange umbrella.

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    4.8 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
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    • Safety
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    The guide was great, she spoke a lot about the history, czech culture and she was very nice. the fortress itself is very beautiful and the sculptures from Charles Bridge are simply beautiful. speaking with the guide, I found out this tour is usually lightly booked, which is such a shame people miss this place, but on the good side if you do book it's likely you'll have a small group or even a private tour (I was the only one on my tour). Great view of prague as well.

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    January 13, 2020

    We had the change to get a private guide who was very nice and helpful during the all tour. We enjoyed his company and knowledge, and we felt privileged to see Prague's most beautiful views where few tourists go. Now we know more about its legends and History. Also had great laugh.

    December 30, 2019

    Very knowledgable guide, excellent tour!

    Martin met us on time at the National Museum and started right off the with the history of the area, including Velvet Revolution times. Off we went to the castle grounds, even getting metro tips along the way. The tour was very well paced - enough to be relaxing and thoroughly educational at the same time. Fun facts about Prague came amidst the tour and background of the castle fortifications, cemetery, cathedral and casements. It was so wonderful to see that the original statues from the bridges are being preserved, and in incredible surroundings. Thank you!

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    July 8, 2019

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