Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) Tours

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Sitting high on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad) is a huge complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating from the ninth century. Nestled in the historic center of Prague—all of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—the largest castle complex in the world is an outstanding relic of Prague’s architectural history and a must for any visitor to the City of a Hundred Spires.

The Basics
Comprised of dozens of buildings, Prague Castle can feel like a small town. To allow for ample time to explore, tickets are valid for two days: the day of purchase and the following day. Nearly all city tours include a stop at Prague Castle, and a variety of tickets are available depending on how much of the complex you want to see. Explore the castle on your own with a skip-the-line ticket, or book a guided walking tour for a more in-depth experience. To take in even more of Prague’s highlights, combine a visit to Prague Castle with a cruise on the Vltava River or a walking tour of Old Town.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the castle grounds is free and tickets to individual buildings are sold at several spots around the grounds.
  • History buffs may want to allow an entire day to take everything in.
  • Interior photography is prohibited in certain exhibits and allowed only with a permit in others.
  • Don’t miss the ceremonial Changing of the Guard, which takes place daily at noon.
  • Be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes to go through security upon entering the castle grounds.

How to Get There
Easily reach Prague Castle by taking tram 22 to Prazsky Hrad. Other options include taking a tram to Kralovsky letohradek or Pohorelec, or taking the metro to Malostranska or Hradcanska.

When to Get There
Prague Castle is open year-round with slightly shorter hours in the winter. To beat the crowds, arrive early in the morning, and try to avoid weekends and holidays.

Prague Castle Highlights
Prague Castle is rich with architectural and historical marvels, including the neo-Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, which may be the most recognizable part of the complex. Inside, don’t miss St. Wenceslaus Chapel and its magnificent decorations. The treasury is one of the largest in Europe and includes a relic of St. Vitus’ arm, while St. George’s Basilica, with its austere interior, provides an interesting contrast to the elaborate cathedral. The small homes along Golden Lane originally belonged to servants, goldsmiths, and marksmen; look for house 22, where writer Franz Kafka once lived. The Old Royal Palace is now home to an interactive exhibition providing an overview of the city’s history, the Story of Prague Castle.
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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
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Hours: Prague castle complex: daily 6am-10pm, Historical buildings: Apr 1 - Oct 31: 9am-5pm, Nov 1 - March 31: 9am-4pm
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Prague Half-Day City Tour Including Vltava River Cruise

Be seduced by the historical monuments and medieval charm of Prague on a 3.5-hour coach, bus and walking tour of the Czech capital. Listen to illuminating commentary from a guide as you gaze at UNESCO-listed monuments from an air-conditioned coach. Discover the ancient majesty of Prague Castle on a guided tour; cruise the Vltava River and enjoy panoramic city views from the boat's top deck; and conclude by exploring the ambient tangle of Prague’s Old Town, home to the famous Astronomical Clock.
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Original Medieval Dinner and Show in Prague

Enjoy a memorable evening of medieval-style feasting and fun on this 3-hour dinner and show experience in Prague. Settle inside a charming 14th-century pub near Prague Castle, and savor a 3-course dinner alongside an original program of fire, juggling, swordplay, and folk dancing shows set to historical music. Your experience includes two drinks from a choice of beer, wine, sodas, or coffee, plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
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City Sightseeing Prague Bus & Boat Tour

Explore Prague at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour. Choose either a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket and spend as little or as long as you like at any of the 23 tour stops along three different routes, including Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Kampa Island, and Charles Bridge—only see the sites you are interested in. Your ticket includes a 1-hour boat tour and you can upgrade to include a Prague Castle and/or Jewish Quarter walking tour.
  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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Prague Castle Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Prague’s historical showpiece on this 3.5-hour walking tour of Prague Castle. With an expert guide, explore the treasures of the walled, UNESCO World Heritage site: a complex of churches, palaces and courtyards that was the seat of Czech monarchs during the Middle Ages. Admire St Vitus Cathedral, the Basilica of St George and Old Royal Palace, and see Golden Lane, the cobbled alley of cottages that housed soldiers, alchemists and goldsmiths; all as your guide shares secrets and facts about the Prague Castle story through the ages.
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Prague Castle Tour with a Local Guide

Take a trip back in time on this 3-hour private guided tour of Prague Castle. See St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vladislav Hall, and the Basilica of St George, before taking a stroll down Golden Lane with its tiny, brightly colored houses. Learn about Czech history, from the 9th-century monarchy to the presidential seat and current political atmosphere. 
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Prague Castle Tour By Night

See Prague Castle in a different light -- that is, almost no light! This 1.5-hour private walking tour explores Prague Castle, the largest fortress complex on the planet, at night. See the castle illuminated by lights and learn about the history of the structure without any of the maddening crowds!
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Prague Castle Ticket and Introductory Overview at 12:05pm

The line to get into Prague Castle, particularly St. Vitus Cathedral, can be daunting and long. But this skip-the-line admission lets you breeze right past over tourists and head straight into the Castle and its many rooms where you can begin discovering all the history and architecture of the place.
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Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour

Admire the treasures of Prague Castle and the Castle District on this fascinating 3-hour walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy stunning views of the immense walled castle from the Vltava River, and explore the elegant Malá Strana quarter beneath its walls. Ride a tram to the castle, and venture inside to see its grand palaces, ecclesiastical buildings and courtyards. Stroll through the gardens, view St Vitus Cathedral, and visit cobblestoned Golden Lane — a row of pastel-painted cottages that once housed castle soldiers, alchemists, goldsmiths and servants.
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Lobkowicz Palace and Prague Castle entrance tickets

The massive Prague Castle complex can be overwhelming, but this highlights ticket ensures you see the castle’s five most important and impressive areas, all at your own pace. Admire artistic masterpieces from across Europe on an audio-guided tour of Lobkowicz Palace, step inside the sacred cathedrals, and soak up Czech history at the Old Royal Palace, and get a glimpse of the castle’s inner workings on a stroll down Golden Lane.
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Private Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace Half-Day Tour

Experience the highlights of UNESCO-protected Prague Castle, including the prized art collection at the Lobkowicz Palace, on this private 4-hour tour. Stroll through the courtyards of the medieval castle and tour St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, and the Old Royal Palace. Then, admire the artworks on show at the Lobkowicz, including works by such greats as Canaletto, Brueghel, and more. Includes private Mercedez Benz transportation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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1-Hour Vltava River Cruise in Prague

Take in Prague’s riverfront sights from the water with a 1-hour cruise on the Vltava River with a bus transfer from the Old Town Square. Capture unforgettable images of Prague Castle’s spires, see the iconic Rodolfinum and pass beneath the historic Charles Bridge. Enjoy live commentary by an experienced guide as you explore the heart of the city, then disembark at the Old Town riverbank, near some of the city’s most important landmarks and sites.
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Full-Day Private Prague City Tour and Vltava River Cruise

Discover Prague’s UNESCO-listed monuments and enjoy a sightseeing city cruise on this full-day private tour. Explore the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and the Prague Castle complex; admire landmarks such as the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, and St. Vitus Cathedral; then set sail on a romantic cruise along the Vltava River.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Prague Private Guided Photography Tour

Avoid the disappointment of leaving Prague with only lackluster photographs as a memory on this private guided photography tour, led by a professional photographer. Choose your start time and let your guide know if there are any specific locations you wish to photograph. Typical tours visit Prague Castle and Charles Bridge and can be timed to coincide with sunrise or sunset. However you explore, your guide is on hand to assist you with getting your best shots.
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Private Custom Half-Day Tour: Prague Castle and River Cruise

Discover Prague Castle and other sights on a private half-day tour that can be customized to your interests. Explore the castle's centuries-old landmarks, and take a cruise on the Vltava River to admire the cityscape and attractions like the Charles Bridge from the water. When booking, select the option that matches your group size to travel by Mercedes E, Viano or S vehicle.
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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.
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Private Prague Castle And Royal District Walking Tour with an Historian Guide

Take a walk through 1,100 years of history on this private 3-hour walking tour of Prague Castle and the Royal District. Explore the UNESCO-listed complex; admire the Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architecture; and marvel at historic landmarks such as St Vitus’s Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica.
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Small-Group Prague Castle Night Walking Tour

See Prague Castle, the planet's largest fortress structure, from a different perspective: at night. This 3-hour guided walking tour takes you around the castle's exterior and even onto narrow and fabled Golden Lane where famed author Franz Kafka lived for a time.
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2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour: Prague Castle and Local Neighborhoods

Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world, but with over 7 million annual visitors in can be hard to escape the crowds. This private 2.5-hour tour aims to do just that, so you can take in highlights such as St. Vitus' Cathedral and Daliborka Tower, then enjoy a walking tour of the local neighbourhood of Novy Svet.
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Two-Hour Morning Walking Tour of Prague Castle

See Prague in a whole new light -- morning light! This 2-hour guided walking tour starts in the morning and shows off the city's best and brightest sites at the beginning of the day. Learn about the history of Prague and see some of the legendary landmarks. Take a stroll across Charles Bridge (which will be refreshingly devoid of tourists), hop on a tram up to the castle, and then tour the fortress grounds, including the towering gothic St. Vitus Cathedral.
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Private History of Communism Tour in Prague

Learn about life in Communist Prague on a private, 4-hour walking tour of the city that takes in important places from the Communist era. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour as you explore Prague’s Old Town and the Prague Castle, visit the Museum of Communism, then see the building that once housed the Communist secret police. This 4-hour walking tour includes pickup from your Prague hotel, and offers an inside glimpse of a fascinating part of Czech history.
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Evening View Walk in Prague

Let a local guide lead you on a 2-hour evening stroll through Prague. Set out on your small-group walking tour of city streets and see the sights illuminated at night. Admire the beauty of the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ and be enchanted by its after-dusk ambiance as you observe local life and view a panorama of historical buildings from the Charles Bridge.
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3-hour Small-Group History Tour of Prague's Renaissance and Baroque Gardens

Walk through some of the most beautiful gardens in Prague on this 3-hour tour as you enjoy personal attention from your guide. Make a visit to the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle, where you'll see the Belvedere Summer Palace gardens and where figs, almonds, oranges, and lemons where first grown in central Europe. Wander Wallenstein Garden, and spot mythical fountains and colorful peacocks. Plus, choose to visit Vrtbovská Garden, a walled garden that dates back to 1720.
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Guided Visit of Prague Castle Private Tour

Visit of Prague Castle,the largest castle complex in the world. Private tour. Rich information about Czech history,very interesting for adults,having basic knowledge about history. In French language only.
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Small-Group Prague Castle And Royal District Walking Tour

Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour of Prague’s Royal District, including Prague Castle. Explore inside the castle (own expense), and learn about the history of the district. See the former prison, Domeček, and the Renaissance Building’s Ball Game Hall where tennis was played by aristocrats. Plus, walk past and admire the architecture of many ancient buildings along the way,  
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