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


  • 3-hour walking tour of Prague Castle and Castle District
  • Visit the vast, walled complex, the world’s largest ancient castle
  • Admire Golden Lane, whose tiny cottages once housed castle archers and writer Franz Kafka
  • Walk through Malá Strana, with its Renaissance palaces and Baroque St Nicholas Church
  • Ride a tram to the castle and admire the city panoramas from the hilltop
  • Learn all about Prague’s ancient and medieval history from an expert guide

What You Can Expect

Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour

Enjoy the oldest and historical sites of Prague by foot

Make your own way to the starting point in central Prague and set off with your guide on your 3-hour walking tour.

Stroll across the beautiful Vltava River and admire the panoramic views of the UNESCO-listed Prague Castle complex from the riversides. Learn how this architectural tour-de-force is the world’s largest self-contained castle complex, and was once the power base of Bohemia’s kings, Holy Roman Emperors and Czechoslovakia’s presidents.

Climb the hillside as your guide describes the events and people that shaped Prague’s fortunes through the ages, and how the castle dates back to the 9th century.

Delve into Malá Strana, the Baroque district spread beneath the walls. Pose for photos outside the 18th-century St Nicholas Church and World War II memorial, and then catch a tram to the castle.

Enter the complex through the North Gate and admire the Royal Gardens and Powder Bridge on route to Hradčany Square. Here, take in the handsome Schwarzenberg Palace and statue of  Czechoslovakia’s first president, Tomas Masaryks.

Continue through the Neo-Classical Second Courtyard into the Third Courtyard, the latter dominated by St Vitus Cathedral, one of Europe’s largest churches.

Follow your guide inside to gaze at the magnificent interior, and then pass the Golden Gate, Vladislav Hall and St George’s Basilica on your way to Golden Lane. This picturebook cobblestoned alley is lined with colorful cottages that once housed servants, fusiliers and goldsmiths, and was also home to the great Czech-Jewish writer Franz Kafka between 1916 and 1917.

Delve into the dwellings, some converted into fascinating museums and others into arty souvenir and craft shops. 

Finally, leave the castle and stop on the hillside to snap photos of Prague spread below. Your tour then finishes here or at the Charles Bridge.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic experience, really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was amazing and really brought the experience to life.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Really enjoyed the tour with Ian

Hilary V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide was a local, and she was so passionate about sharing her knowledge of the castle. I would highly recommend this tour, you learn so much more going with a guide than exploring on your own.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Ryan was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing! He was full of all kinds of facts and trivia making it one of the best tours we booked in Europe!!!

Cheryl B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a fantastic tour, very informative

Joanne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My partner and I did the Prague castle tour and loved it.
Our tour guide Katerina was fantastic. Her knowledge base about Prague is very impressive and her funny delivery made it avert enjoyable tour. She even showed us through the beautiful senate gardens at the end of our tour.
Throughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Katerina

Carolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

But just know that you have to buy the tram tickets separately at the subway station across the street and make sure you have enough crowns to do it. Brandon was a great guide, very entertaining and fun.

Rob L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

we did the Sandemans free walking tour in the morning and the castle tour in afternoon. Both were excellent. Be ready to walk a fair way.

Stuart C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Just did the castle tour with Ian and it was fantastic. Vert informative and fun. The three hours flew by and he recommended us a superb restaurant at the end. Wrap up though cos it's cold

Laura F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I booked this tour for a recent trip my boyfriend and I took to Prague, and I would highly recommend it. We had Ian Nasciemento as our tour guide, and he was the perfect mix of informative, friendly and funny. The tour itself was thorough and well planned out so you got a little break in between walking and sightseeing to rest and warm up we went in Winter and were chilly!. It lasted about 3 hours so you really got your money's worth and felt like you'd seen anything, and Ian was great at answering our questions and giving us extra anecdotes that really brought Prague to life for us!

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