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.
3.5-hour guided walking tour of Prague Castle
See the highlights of one of Europe's largest medieval castles
Learn about the castle’s role in Czech history from your expert guide
Meet your guide in central Prague, travel by comfortable coach to Prague Castle, the UNESCO-listed fortified complex that gazes across the Vltava River to Prague Old Town. Head inside and set off on your walking tour of this architectural tour-de-force. Hear from your guide how it began to take shape in the 10th century, growing into a mighty power base for Bohemia’s kings and Holy Roman Emperors. Stroll through the courtyards past palaces and monuments and visit the castle showing, St Vitus Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Ogle the stunning Gothic building and its interior, and learn how it remained incomplete until 1929. Move on to the Old Royal Palace, the residence of Bohemia’s princes and kings for more than 700 years; admire the Basilica of St George; and continue to Golden Lane tucked under the walls. This postcard-worthy cobbled lane is famous for its brightly painted 15th-century cottages that served as dwellings for castle artisans, servants, alchemists and goldsmiths. Head inside some of the houses to see their replica scenes of medieval life and browse the cottages converted into arty shops.Afterward, leave the castle and end your tour at the Charles Bridge.
A beautiful castle an even more beautiful church. Worthwhile to go on the tour that you can see everything inside. I just felt very claustrophobic because of soooo many people!! No preferential lines for people who have booked tours, you queue just like everybody else. Maybe they should consider early entry for groups or something like that? Because of so many people there was very little time to take photos or appreciate what you see. It felt like we were rushed through to make way for more people. I would like to do this tour again at a time when there are fewer people in the church