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  • Location:Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Private Walking Tour: Mala Straná, Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral

Follow in the footsteps of medieval Czech kings and queens on this 3-hour private walking tour of Prague Castle and its surrounding sights. With a knowledgeable guide to yourself, enter the UNESCO-listed castle to ogle the Old Royal Palace, Golden Lane and St Vitus Cathedral, the coronation site of many Czech monarchs. Dip into the delightful Malá Strana district beneath the castle walls, cross the Charles Bridge, and stroll around the clipped Wallenstein Gardens, Kampa Park and other landmarks, as your guide shares and discusses Prague’s fascinating history with you.

Highlights

  • 3-hour private walking tour of Malá Strana (Lesser Town) and Prague Castle
  • Visit some of Prague’s oldest and most historic sites with a private guide
  • Cross the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River, and visit Kampa Park
  • Admire bizarre sculptures by Czech artist David Cerný
  • Soak up the beauty of the Vojan and Wallenstein gardens
  • Explore some of the Prague Castle complex, including Golden Lane and St Vitus Cathedral
  • Enjoy great views of Prague and learn about its ancient and medieval history

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What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: Mala Straná, Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral

Charles Bridge and Prague Castle

Start your 3-hour private walking tour with a pickup from your central Prague hotel. Meet your guide, and set out on foot while learning about Prague’s history and culture. If there’s something you want to see more of, ask your guide. Your tour is private, so the itinerary can be tailored to your preferences.

Walk to Charles Bridge, one of Prague’s most iconic landmarks. Admire the stone bridge and its Baroque statues as you walk across it to the other side of the Vltava River. As you stroll, imagine the kings, queens, princes, city-dwellers and paupers who took the very same path during the Middle Ages.

On the facing riverbank, delve into delightful Malá Strana, known as the Lesser Castle district. Follow the cobbled lanes and pass sights such as the Church of Our Lady Under the Chain, originally founded by the Knights Templar.

Stop at Kampa Island and circle leafy Kampa Park along the banks of the Vltava. Ogle its giant baby sculptures by sculptor David Cerný and see Kampa Square, a location that featured in the movie Mission: Impossible.

See another witty Cerny sculpture outside the Franz Kafka Museum, and view the Vojan Gardens and Wallenstein Gardens at the Wallenstein Palace — a vision of ornamental hedges, fountains and topiary.

Climb the hill up to Prague Castle and absorb the panoramic views of Prague as your guide explains how the UNESCO-listed complex was founded in the 9th century and considered the world’s biggest ancient castle.

Hear about the Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque buildings tucked within its walls, and go inside through the Black Tower Gate.

Then, walk to Golden Lane, the quaint row of medieval cottages that once housed archers, goldsmiths, and in the early 20th century, Czech writer Franz Kafka.

Next, visit the Old Royal Palace, the former residence of Bohemia’s kings, before admiring the castle’s crowning glory, St Vitus Cathedral. This Gothic masterpiece is the country’s largest church and the former coronation site of Bohemia’s monarchs and Holy Roman Emperors.

Finally, leave the castle and walk to the Manes Bridge on the Vltava, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

calier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The small group made this tour so much more enjoyable than large group tours. Love these private tours! Hope Viator brings more of these into their menu. Our guide was great. He picked us up right at our hotel and he had a wealth of information about the city and all the points we visited. At the end of the day,he walked us all the way back into town, giving us more info on the city and then directed us to our meeting point for our Beer and Tapas tour that evening.

Waz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Young and enthusiastic. Excellent content of information. Taught us how to use the metro and tram and listened to our preferences.

Mary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Martina was fantastic! So informative and fun!!!

dbmcnulty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Excellent guide even though our tour was in the pouring rain!

JONELLE S

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

We especially enjoyed that the tour was private and that we could talk to our guide about the city and the people, but had taken the Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour the day before and there was a bit of overlap. I wouldn't recommend travelers take both tours.

Claudio D

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2015

I found this a bit disappointing I would like to have seen more of the castle and cathedral

Antonio I

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

Tour guide was late, was not prepared, did not provide good explanations. On top of that he was making fun of other tourists all the time.

Really bad experience

Antonio I

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

Tour guide was late, was not prepared, did not provide good explanations. On top of that he was making fun of other tourists all the time.

Really bad experience

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