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

Small-Group Prague Walking Tour: Malá Strana, Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral

Explore Prague Castle and neighboring Malá Strana on this 3-hour walking tour. Cross over the iconic Charles Bridge with your professional guide and turn off into pretty Malá Strana, or Lesser Town, one of the city’s oldest and most historical districts. Visit Kampa Park and Wallenstein Garden, see Templar church and snap photos of unusual art by David Cerný, a ground-breaking Czech artist. Then, ascend the hill to Prague Castle, where you’ll stroll along Golden Lane, see St Vitus Cathedral and enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city from above.


  • 3-hour walking tour of Malá Strana and Prague Castle
  • See some of Prague’s oldest and most historic sights with an experienced guide
  • Walk across the Charles Bridge and visit Kampa Park
  • Admire the unconventional sculptures by Czech artist David Cerný
  • Visit the Vojan and Wallenstein gardens
  • Explore Prague Castle, including Golden Lane and St Vitus Cathedral
  • Enjoy great views of Prague and learn about its ancient and medieval history

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Small-Group Prague Walking Tour: Malá Strana, Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral

Walking Tour to Prague Castle

Your Prague walking tour starts when you meet your guide and small group at a central location near the river and walk first to the Charles Bridge. As you cross this centuries-old bridge for the other side of the Vltava, you’ll be following in the footsteps of kings, queens and noblemen who traversed it as far back as the year 1400!

When you reach the other side of the river, you’ll be in Malá Strana (Lesser Town). Walk with your guide to several area sights, including Our Lady Under the Chain, a church founded by the Templars on their way to the Holy Land; Kampa Park, where you’ll see replicas of the famous baby sculptures created by native artist David Cerný; Kampa Square, where scenes from Mission: Impossible were filmed; and the Franz Kafka Museum, outside of which you’ll see another quirky creation by Cerný.

Next, head to the tucked-away Vojan Gardens, less known than the Wallenstein Gardens, which you’ll visit next, but much-loved by locals. At the Wallenstein Gardens (part of Wallenstein Palace, which dates back to the early 1600s and is now the home of the Czech senate), admire the rows of trimmed hedges and Baroque architecture, and then begin your ascent up to Prague Castle.

The uphill walk may leave you a little out of breath, but you’ll be rewarded by the views of Prague that stretch before you. Prague Castle dates back to the year 880, is considered the largest ancient castle in the world and is made up of many architectural styles from Gothic to Baroque to Romanesque. Follow your guide through the Black Tower gate and enter the castle complex, making your way to the Golden Lane, a cute row of small homes from the 16th century that have housed many groups over the years, including sharpshooters, goldsmiths, artists and writers like Kafka.

Then visit the Old Royal Palace, the oldest part of the castle complex, before heading to your last stop, St Vitus Cathedral. The Gothic church took nearly 600 years to complete and is home to the tombs of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

When you’ve finished at the castle, follow your guide back down to the river’s edge, where your tour ends by the Manes Bridge.

Customer Reviews

Dawid D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good. Guide was good. Tourists too many!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Mike is a very good tour guide. Very patient and speaks very clearly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Mike our guide was wonderful!!!!! Discover Prague Tours is the best!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Very casual and very organized! The guide took us and made our route that was less touristy and I actually felt a bit blended in. He also took time for us to take pictures and have our own pictures taken which was really considerate. My personal favorite was his sneaky way of finding these out of the way photo shots while we were wandering around the area. There was a wink and a slight of hand and body gesture and RIGHT AWAY I saw the good photo scenarios come right out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

I can't rate this tour highly enough. Our guide, Omar, was so knowledgeable and so helpful. He wanted us to enjoy HIS CITY as much as he did.
All in all a first class tour with a first class tour guide.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Paul, our guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us insights into other areas of Prage.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

Awful! No guide initially showed up, when someone did show up the itinerary wa wrong. The guide who did show up tried to make up for the chaos but harm was done.
This was not the Viator I have experience in other cities.

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