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Historical Building of the National Museum Tours

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Historical Building of the National Museum
The magnificent headpiece of Prague’s historic Wenceslas square, the Prague National Museum (Národní Muzeum) is the largest museum complex in the Czech Republic, encompassing five specialized departments. The History and Natural History museums are the most sizable, housing an enormous permanent collection of prehistoric remains, archeological artifacts, rock specimens and other items from all over the world. The National Museum Library, Czech Music Museum and the National Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, are also part of the complex.

It’s not only the exhibitions that warrant attention – the museum itself is a glorious homage to the Czech National Revival, adorned with the busts of Czech historical figures and fronted by a commandeering statue of St Wenceslas on horseback. The inescapable domed structure is an elaborate feat of neo-Renaissance architecture, featuring over 10 adjourned buildings designed by famous Czech architect Josef Schulz and dominating the Prague skyline since it opened its doors in the 1880s.

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The museum is currently undergoing major redevelopments and much of the old buildings is set to remain closed until 2015. Despite the significant closure, visiting the museum is still possible with the Museum’s newest building, erected in 2009, showcasing a small selection of the vast permanent collection and the grounds remaining open for visitors to admire the spectacular architecture.

Metro: Muzeum (lines A & C), Tram: Muzeum (11), Bus: (504, 505, 511)
Address: Vaclavske namesti 68, 115 79, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Admission: Varies
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Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and LunchDay Cruises

Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch

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Discover Prague on a comprehensive full-day tour, including lunch and a relaxing Vltava River cruise. With a guide, enjoy a panoramic city coach tour and a walking tour around the exterior of UNESCO-listed Prague Castle. Savor a 3-course lunch at a luxury restaurant and later, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise, passing the Charles Bridge as you enjoy complimentary refreshments. Lastly, stroll around the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to see more highlights.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Prague Beer and Czech Tapas Evening Walking TourCity Packages

Prague Beer and Czech Tapas Evening Walking Tour

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Take your taste buds on a journey around some of Prague’s best drinking haunts on this evening Prague beer tour. With a local guide, visit iconic bars and pubs, including a microbrewery, as you learn about Prague’s long-held passion for beer. Head into the trendy Žižkov district and Prague Old Town and team your tastings with classic Czech ‘tapas’ such as hearty pork chili and pickled sausage. Get insider tips on the top brews to try, and hear fascinating stories about Czech culture from your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Prague in One Day Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Get the most from one day in Prague with this 3.5-hour coach and walking tour of the Czech capital. With an experienced guide to explain the sights, ride a comfortable coach past landmarks such as Wenceslas Square, the State Opera and more. Stop at Prague Castle and stroll around its highlights such as St Vitus Cathedral and Golden Lane; and walk to the Old Town to admire the Old Town Square with its Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. Ideal for first-time visitors or anyone short on time in the city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Prague 2-hour Panoramic Bus TourBus Tours

Prague 2-hour Panoramic Bus Tour

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Enjoy an extensive panoramic tour of Prague via bus complete with historical narrative on headphones. The tour, which includes a hop-on hop-off portion, goes to all the major sites, including Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and New Town Hall, among many other sites.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

90min. oldtimer replica Sightseeing Tour in PragueCity Packages

90min. oldtimer replica Sightseeing Tour in Prague

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Tour Prague in style, on a private trip through the city in a historic car for your group of up to 5 people. Learn about Prague history and culture as you pass some of the city’s key sights, from Prague Castle to the Dancing House, Powder Tower, and Wenceslas Square, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Lonely Planet Experiences: A Taste Of Local Daily Life In PragueHalf-day Tours

Lonely Planet Experiences: A Taste Of Local Daily Life In Prague

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Want to immerse yourself in the culture, food and history of Bohemia? Then, this 4-hour Prague walking tour with food and drinks tastings is ideal. With an expert guide, discover how the colorful heritage of Bohemia has shaped the fabric and folklore of Prague and the Czech Republic, inspiring its food, politics and art. Learn about the history of Bohemia at Wenceslas Square, see quirky attractions such as David Cerny’s subversive sculptures; explore the gritty district of Vrsovice; and sample Bohemian classics such as sugar-dusted pastries and frothy local beers.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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The Best of Prague Sightseeing TourDay Trips

The Best of Prague Sightseeing Tour

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See Prague’s top attractions on this full-day introduction to the city with a guide. Combining a bus tour and walking tour plus a 1-hour Vltava River cruise, this sightseeing exploration provides many perspectives on the city, from Wenceslas Square to Prague Castle. Lunch and coffee with cake are included. 
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Vintage Cars Prague - Grand City Tour 120min / 2-6 pers.Bus Tours

Vintage Cars Prague - Grand City Tour 120min / 2-6 pers.

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This tour perfectly fits all who wants to enjoy Prague from the seat of the luxury vintage Mercedes car. The driver will point you out at some famous buildings and monument and tell you all you need to know about Prague. The driver will take you through all the city in two hours the most effective and legal way. You will spend time with the local person and you will see more of the city beauties in less time. During your tour you will have many photo opportunities, just sit and relax with a glass of prosecco.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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The Complete Prague Highlights & Must-Sees Private TourHalf-day Tours

The Complete Prague Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

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If you’re wondering how to see the best of Prague in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extended experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Prague such a fascinating place, from food to hidden gems, courtyards, and landmarks. Get to know Prague and its main spots on a 5-hour walking tour that will give you a more in-depth insight into the city. Check out the outside of the National Museum and explore Wenceslau square. Stroll around one of the biggest squares in Europe. Check out the first Czech theatre in Prague and of course, Prague Castle, a must-see in the city. And how about the hidden gems? Of course, they are included! Find an amazing view of Prague's cityscape at Strahov monastery and go to Jan Palach memorial to hear the story about a protestor that set himself on fire. Hop on a cable car up to Petri hill to see the Petrin Tower and a panoramic view of Prague.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Prague Advent Evening Food Tasting Tour - Taste The Best Of The Czech Christmas!Wine Tasting

Prague Advent Evening Food Tasting Tour - Taste The Best Of The Czech Christmas!

During the holiday season, Prague comes to life with Christmas markets and charming illuminations. See the city at its most magical during an evening tour that focuses on local delicacies served at the Christmas market. Plus, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small-group limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Prague Highlights Tour by bus and walk with a live guideHalf-day Tours

Half-Day Prague Highlights Tour by bus and walk with a live guide

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Stroll from Prague Castle to Old Town via the Charles Bridge during this 3.5-hour city tour of Prague. Start with a narrated sightseeing tour by coach, and see main landmarks along a route that includes New Town, Lesser Town, the State Opera and the National Museum. Ride past the Vltava River and explore the castle grounds on foot before following your guide to the astronomical clock in Old Town Square.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Prague City Sightseeing TourBus Tours

Prague City Sightseeing Tour

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Get to know Prague’s top sights on this fascinating 2-hour Prague city tour by coach. Settle into an air-conditioned coach and admire views of Prague’s famous highlights, including the graceful Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, and the delightful, cobbled Mala Strana neighborhood. Learn about the landmarks from the interesting onboard commentary and finish at Old Town Square — a ready-made invitation to explore it independently. One of the most comprehensive Prague sightseeing tours, this is ideal if you’re short on time in the city.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Gay Tours PragueHalf-day Tours

Gay Tours Prague

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Prague isn't only about Bel Ami and Czech Hunters ;) I will show you much more of its gay side: homoerotic art, gay history, places related to gay life and rights nowadays and in the past plus many others. We will also visit several bars to experience gay scene of the Czech capital. The gay tour starts at 6pm and takes around 4 hours. The tour includes sightseeing of the city with emphasis on lgbt places of interest as well as gay pub crawl. All additional costs (sweet break, transport) are included in the price apart from beverages in the bars At the end of the tour I can explain you how to get home or bring you to a gay club so you can continue partying ;) Please bear in mind that my companionship at this point might not be included :)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

♥ Love story with your private local Photographer ♥Half-day Tours

♥ Love story with your private local Photographer ♥

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Prague has it all! So many well-known and hidden places rich with history and beauty which you can explore while we'll be taking photos of you. We'll hit the streets of Prague seeking for the most beautiful places with nice or artistic views full of genius loci. Of course, we can't visit it all at once but we'll try to show you the most interesting gems our city can offer for that time of day and year. As the proper timing at the right location is key to the great picture! And that's why you have us. This experience is for lovers of photography, IG or travelers who just want to walk around and explore amazing places here in Prague with local experienced photographers. Just let us know your expectations and we'll do everything possible to meet them. We love taking pictures and we'd love to share this passion with you. To keep this experience unique there will be maximum of 6 people attending each event. So let's have some fun and catch your best moments from Prague together!
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Prague Small-Group City Tour and 1-hour Vltava River Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Prague Small-Group City Tour and 1-hour Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

Discover Prague from two perspectives on a 3.5-hour panoramic city tour and cruise combo. Aboard an air-conditioned minivan, see the highlights of the ‘City of a Hundred Spires,’ including Wenceslas Square, the Municipal House, and other sights. Then, enjoy a 1-hour River Vltava cruise, admiring Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, and more from the water over an included tea, coffee, or soda. Your experience finishes with a Charles Bridge walking tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hours Historical Downtown of PragueCity Packages

2-Hours Historical Downtown of Prague

Discover the magic of ancient Prague , take short informal walking tour of the historical centre of Prague. On this 2-hour guided tour you will visit Prague's most interesting sights and their history. You will be guided through the well -known as well as unknown streets and alleies from Narodni street from Palace Adria, we will see the Church of Our Lady of the Snows and follow to Wenceslas square with National Museum, the Powder Gate - remains of Gothic fortification of the Old Town - beautiful building of Municipal House and modern shopping center Palladium in Republic square, the Old Town Square with the famous Astronomical clock bulit in 1410, Paris street with the famous boutiques and stores placed on the river bank of Vltava, we will follow to Jewish town to see Old New Synagogue, Maisel street with Maisel synagogue, walking around Pinkas synagogue and Jewish cemetery to the Clementinum to Charles Bridge with the beautiful skyline of the Prague Castle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
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Prague Sightseeing Tour including Prague Castle Visit Bus Tours

Prague Sightseeing Tour including Prague Castle Visit

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Short on time in Prague? Then this whistlestop 2-hour tour is ideal. View the highlights of the Czech capital on a panoramic coach tour, passing sights such as the National Museum, Dancing House, and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Finish with a 1-hour guided walking tour of UNESCO-protected Prague Castle, strolling through its courtyards to see the palaces, mansions, and churches within its walls. Your tour includes hotel pickup and a choice of departure times.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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