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.