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Stepping onto the streets of Prague is like stepping into a fairy tale. The cobbled pathways, the stunning mix of architecture, the seemingly candy coated buildings and sweet smells wafting from the local shops offer an amazing European experience few have come to know.
Having a long and somewhat sordid past has previously kept this city in the Czech Republic off of people’s radar during their European travels. Now, after shaking off the shackles of communism, Prague is a fast-growing tourist destination offering centuries of history and culture to explore.
At half the cost of its other popular European constituents, Prague may be the perfect destination to add to your shortlist. Here is a taste of some of the best tours this majestic city has to offer!
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A must-do tour for any Prague tourist!
Prague’s Old Town Hall lies at the heart of Old Town Square. This Gothic Architectural marvel established in 1338 with its truly impressive astronomical clock being added in the 15th century.
This tour gives you a backstage view of the intriguing mechanisms behind the clock, also known as the Orloj, which every hour on the hour provides a fascinating display of Christ and the 12 disciples. Wander through the historic staterooms and chapel before climbing to the top of the tower to take in some of the best views in Prague.
An awesome small group tour in Prague!
It is believed that the Prague castle was established in 880 Prince Bořivoj of the house of Premyslides. Since its construction, it has housed the highest of powers within the Czech Republic including kings, princes, and heads of state. Today, this historical monument still serves the Head of State while also being one of Prague’s most alluring tourist attractions.
During this tour, you will get hassle-free access with full commentary from an informative guide about this structure’s place in history as well as a chance to marvel at its beautiful stained glass, chapel, and tombs.
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An Amazing medieval experience!
This medieval experience is one you won’t soon forget. Spend an evening in the heart of Prague enjoying a decadent 5-course meal with plenty of libations and live entertainment. During this night you will step back in time as you are surrounded by an authentic medieval pub atmosphere while being entertained by jugglers, swordsmen, and belly dancers that will keep the mood light and amusing.
This is a perfect evening for couples or can just as easily be fun for the whole family. It is a unique way to feel apart of Prague’s history while eating and drinking the night away.
Walking tours are great in Prague!
Dating back to the medieval times, Prague’s Old Town holds special historical significance along with its surrounding Jewish Quarter. In this 2.5 hours guided walking tour, you will hear the stories of its inhabitants and architecture, upheavals and revivals.
Starting at Wenceslas Square at the center of Prague, you will continue down its crooked streets, exploring the small shops and phenomenal architecture before continuing to the Jewish Quarter, the main Jewish ghetto in WWII. Learn what life was like and how they survived this atrocity before continuing on along Celetna Street and to the Powder Tower where the tour ends.
Boat tours are fantastic in Prague!
Aboard a boat on the Vltava River is arguably the best way to sightsee through Prague. From the deck, you will be able to take in stunning views of iconic monuments such as the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Your tour will include guided commentary on all of the famous sights while you relax on the sundeck sipping coffee and enjoying delicious cakes.
Marvel at the beautiful red-tiled roofs of the shops broken up by the magnificent gothic spires and lush green surroundings. This is a great tour to get a unique perspective of the city’s beauty.
A great beer and food tour!
Beer is more than just a drink in the Czech Republic. In fact, it is was of the biggest staples of this region’s history and tradition, it being the birthplace of pilsner and all. During this tour, you will be invited to experience and learn about this tradition through the years, and what it means to the Czech people of today.
You will quench your thirst at three different pubs as you stroll through the city center before enjoying a typical Czech meal at a local restaurant. Your guide will also fill you with tips on for your trip, making sure you are never disappointed.
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We love this ghost tour!
If you enjoy learning the dark underbelly of a city this the perfect tour for you. With centuries of history and conflict, Prague is no stranger to the macabre. This tour will let you get up close and personal with the legends and lore hidden behind its pristine walls.
Hear the stories of the headless hauntings and bloody swordsmen as you wander down the medieval streets in the dark of night. Discover hidden atrocities, mysteries, and legends that haunt this historic city. But don’t worry, you will be safe. They are just stories, right?
A fascinating full day tour!
This once ancient Austrian fortress played a gruesome role during the Nazi occupation of WWII. Initially, the former garrison was used by the fleeing Czech people as a refugee center but once the region fell into the hands of the Nazi’s it was transformed into a prison, Jewish ghetto, then a deportation point for moving the Jewish people to Auschwitz.
This tour will provide you with the historical figures that passed through its gates, the tragedy of the Holocaust and the secret celebrations of its inhabitants that kept their faith alive.
Bike tours are the best in Prague!
The perfect way to see all of the wonderful highlights that Prague has to offer from the ground floor is through this informative bike tour. You will be able to pedal leisurely as your enthusiastic guide points out all of the main points of interest and regales you with history, legends, and anecdotes along the way.
Your group will determine the pace as you set out through the city center stopping at the best spots for the perfect photo op. Pedal through Old Town, the Jewish Quarter and around Prague Castle while also veering off the path to discover the more hidden treasures.
The perfect night out in Prague!
This spectacular interactive show will draw you in with a storyline we can all relate to. A man’s journey for self while overcoming his fears. The magical display will take you to other world’s where mystical beings in the age-old tale of the soul. Your eyes won’t believe the stunning extravaganza of the UV lights and fluorescent colors.
It will feel like a dream as you dive into this artistic non-verbal display that is entertaining for all age levels. This is a beautiful artistic creation that will leave you wanting more for days to come.
We love this half-day tour!
Kutna Hora is a fascinating city in the central Bohemian region of the Czech Republic that has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded around 1142 around a monastery, this city is brimming with historical and religious monuments.
This tour will guide you through its historic city center where you can marvel at the ancient streets and churches. From there you will be guided into the Ossuary below the Roman Catholic Cemetery Church of All Saints where you will be stunned by the over 40,000 bones that decorate the walls.
A great tour for the whole family!
In Prague graffiti has become a symbol of freedom. Beginning in the 1970’s while still under the communist regime young students would paint the walls with their political beliefs that didn’t sit well with the government. Today that tradition remains as a sign of independence and a public voice that was only recently accepted.
This family tour will give you more context of this phenomena while helping you to create your own piece of art in the process. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn a piece of history while participating in its continuance.
Our favorite full day tour from Prague!
The Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park is a massive wilderness area established in 2000 on the border of the Czech Republic and Germany. This beautiful nature preserve offers stunning views of the landscape from its tall peaks and river valleys. This tour specifically is customizable for the season and activities you are most interested in.
Choose from a hiking adventure that will guide you through some of the most magnificent sites in the park, a fantasy highlights tour that will take you to the main filming sites for movies like the Chronicles of Narnia, or the winter tour that provides amazing views of the snow-covered sandstone towers.
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The perfect tour for history buffs!
To understand Prague and the ideals of its current residence it is important to understand its recent history. This tour invites you on an in-depth journey to the key locations of the communist era and the WWII Nazi Occupation. You will learn about the major events that changed the region, through the days of the Nazi rule and the Czech uprising.
Discover the lesser-known years of Normalization, the Persecution of the Plastic People of the Universe and Charter 77. This tour is packed with 20th-century history that led Prague to become the city it is today.
A great trip for thrill seekers!
This thrilling trip through the Czech skies will have your adrenaline rushing. Here you will enjoy a sightseeing flight over the Czech countryside before jumping from the plane at 15,000. You will enjoy a 60-second free fall strapped to your expert instructor before being guided down by parachute to the landing site.
A free shuttle will transport you to your adventure and pre-trip prep and safety training will put your nerves at ease before you take the plunge. If you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie and would love to see the country from a bird’s eye view, this tour is a must do!
The best sightseeing tour in Prague!
This is the best tour for those that want to pack in all the best things that Prague has to offer in one day. This comprehensive tour will take you by bus from Wenceslas Square where you will be transferred in air-conditioned comfort to the most significant highlights such as Dancing House and Prague Castle.
From the castle, you will continue on foot through areas like lesser town and old town learning their history along the way. The 3-segment tour ends with an hour-long river cruise that will provide you with views of Hradcany and the National Theater.
A tour with the best views in Prague!
Experience all of the natural beauty the Czech Republic has to offer within the gleam of the sunrise or sunset on this exceptional tour. From almost 1,000 meters up look down upon the magnificent castles and the naturally protected areas of the Bohemian Paradise.
Your knowledgeable pilot will point out all of the major landmarks as you float through the countrysides and beautiful wonder surrounding the city. Afterward, in accordance with history, you will have a complimentary champagne toast and light refreshment. There is no more relaxing and magnificent way to see the city than through this tour.
A great tour to introduce you to the city!
If you are short on time or want to get ahead of the curve by getting an overall feel of the city this tour is great! During your quick 1-hour introduction to Prague, you will be whisked through the streets, passing all of the most iconic monuments and years of architectural history.
Audio commentary will be provided so you can get a quick summation of the spots you may want to circle back to and explore in further depth. Also, you will be able to orient yourself to the layout of the city streets and how to follow them in relation to your accommodations.
An amazing classical concert!
Founded in the 10th century by Prince Vratislav I, the St. George’s Basilica is an ornate and regal setting to enjoy a sampling of Classical music. Treat yourself to the acoustic reverberations from these historic walls as 6 musicians from the Prague Royal Orchestra lull you into a trance with their timeless sounds.
The Basilica originating as the second church of the Prague Castle offers a perfect duet between orchestra and architecture. Listen to some pieces from some of the most famous composers such as Mozart and Vivaldi during this magical evening out.
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We love this underground tour!
Like many European cities, what lies below the streets can be just as fascinating as what is above them. Prague is no exception. While on this tour you can explore the medieval underground and dungeon while learning the history of its rooms, corridors, and cellars.
Discover what life might have been like for Prague’s medieval residents, why this underground system was established and how it has been used through the years. This also includes the medieval dungeon were the displays of torture and execution of the tumultuous era are still on display.
A great tour for couples!
While you may have already enjoyed the highlights of Prague during the day, there is something extraordinarily special about exploring the sites at night. This medieval city comes to life with the stark contrast of the twinkling streetlights against the dark night sky.
During this romantic walking tour, your guide will to the magical Prague Castle illuminated and glowing. Take in the glittering waves of the Vltava River from the Charles Bridges. At the end of the tour, you will be provided entry into Old Town Bridge Tower where you will be offered panoramic views of all of Prague 100 towers.
The perfect tour for car lovers!
Have you always dreamed of riding through the cobbled European streets in a luxurious vintage car? Then you may want to try out this tour. This fully customizable experience pairs you up with an expert driver as your guide stopping wherever you so choose.
Have your choice from classics such as the Ford T and the Alpha Romeo Spider to bounce through the city in style and get an insider’s take on what local haunts you should discover and interesting stories about Prague not offered in most other tours. This tour is a great way to treat yourself while visiting Prague.
Culture tours are fantastic in Prague!
This great evening is the perfect way to fully immerse yourself in the traditions, culture, folklore, music, dancing, foods and drinks of Prague and the Czech Republic. All in one evening! The drinks will never stop pouring as you enjoy unlimited local beer and wine while watching local dancers and musicians perform just a few feet away.
This tour includes a roundtrip shuttle from your accommodations to the stylish Czech restaurant where you will enjoy local cuisines with the flair of the traditional atmosphere. It is a great way to step inside exciting new cultures!
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A great tour to get off the beaten path!
While many tours look to guide the tourists to the main attractions, it is important to get off the beaten path and discover the other elements that really make it tick. During this alternative walking tour, you will be given that opportunity.
Go inside the local communities with visits to art theaters, graffiti districts, a steam-punk underground club, and many other places that put the normal life of a Prague local on display. Learn how these various communities came to be and what they mean to the fabric of the city as a whole.
One of the most unique tours in Prague!
Historically, truffles were sold in the old Prague markets. Now, these decadent mushrooms are protected under law to prevent overharvesting and extinction of the species. This tour, however, gives you a look into how delicious treats are traditionally harvested with an interactive demonstration with the adorable truffle hunting dog Nela.
This informative tour will tell the tale of how truffles became one of the most prized pieces of agriculture on the market and even the darker side of the industry. Afterward, enjoy the spoils while dining on a truffle-rich menu at a local restaurant overlooking beautiful Old Town.
The best tour for beer lovers!
Staropramen Brewery is one of the largest and longest running breweries in the Czech Republic. During this interactive tour, you will be able to take a look beyond the storefronts and get up close and personal with the brewing process. You will learn about Staropramen’s evolution through the years from its founding in 1869 through the present day.
Understand all there is to know about beer from the experts that have held their own in the industry for years. Then, you will be able to relax and sip on some of the top-selling suds in a fun environment with locals.
A great tour for lovers of architecture!
Dresden has a fascinating and tragic history which comes to life in the full day tour from Prague. Learn how Dresden became an artistic hub during the 18th century prior to being almost completely wiped out during the allied bombings in WWII.
Hear about the persistence of its inhabitants to rebuild their city and the culture they had previously enjoyed. Marvel at the reconstructed architecture like the Semperoper opera house and Zwinger Museum that lie in the city center and don’t forget to look out the window as you drive through the scenic Central Bohemian Uplands.
One of our favorite private tours!
If you don’t want to be bothered with crowds or the incessant questions or bad jokes from other tourists, this tour is the solution. Here you will be transported through the city in a private car with an expert guide who will deliver you to the main sites of the city. You will visit all of the hotspots like the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and St.
Vitus Cathedral at your own pace with your guide there to answer any questions you may have. As a bonus, you will feel like royalty as you are driven down the Royal Way, the route used for the coronations of the Bohemian Kings.
One of the best food tours in Prague!
Prague’s old and new town are situated next to each other at the heart of Prague. This tour lets you eat your way through both sections as you discover the city’s parallels between old world charm and modern living. You will visit 7 authentic venues that are popular among the locals while enjoying some staples like incredible Czech desserts and open-faced sandwichs at historic cafes and eateries.
You guide will be there to entertain and educate you about local treasures hidden in alleyways and side streets not usually frequented by tourists. A perfect blend of history, culture, and deliciousness.
Castle tours are amazing in Prague!
Built in the late 14th century by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, the Karlstejn Castle stands as a magnificent display of gothic architecture. Discover its beauty that juts up from the forest just a short drive from the capital.
The castle was previously used to house the treasury of crown jewels and holy relics but now stands as a reminder of times past. During this tour, you will explore the 60-meter high fortified Great Tower that was built atop the massive walls that house the Chapel of the Holy Cross as well as marvel at the magnificent Rennaisance decor and beautiful artworks hidden behind the castle’s walls.
A great tour for families!
Sometimes it is fun to discover a city in a unique way. This exciting tour gives you the opportunity to do just that. Dart through the city at your own pace, discovering 16 different clues strategically placed in some of Prague’s most notable monuments. Solve the puzzle as you make your way through Wenceslas Square, Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, over the Charles Bridge, along the John Lennon Wall, around St.
Nicholas Church and through the Prague Castle. This sightseeing scavenger hunt is sure to deliver fun excitement for the whole family while you explore Prague in a new way.
A great tour for outdoor enthusiasts!
Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy a beautiful day in nature while canoeing down the Sazava River is favorite Czech holiday. This tour will give you an opportunity to relax like the locals as you take this trip through the dense forests and dramatic rock that line the waterway.
You will start by taking a train over the impressive terrain to your drop in point. There your expert guide will provide you with all the necessary instructions for your voyage before drifting you down the river for a fun day in the sun.
We love this chateau tour!
Franz Ferdinand is a well-known name in modern world history. The successor to the emperor of then Hungary-Austria was assassinated in 1914, marking the beginning of WWII. During this tour, you will get the chance to tour his once private residence of Konopiště Chateau while listening to the structures extensive history and renovations.
Afterward, you will be able to explore the small gold mining town of Nový Knín, before being transported like royalty via a horse-drawn carriage to Karlstejn castle. Here you will be able to take in the scenery while enjoying a lunch of traditional Czech dishes.
A tour for your perfect photos!
Everyone wants the perfect photos from their travels to share with their friends and family. Whether you are a novice or an avid photographer, this tour will help you do just that. During your 3-hour tour and expert photographer will help you capture the best images from the most beautiful parts of the city.
The guide will give you professional tips on how to get the most out of your camera while you explore the best sites that are sure to make your friends jealous. To make sure you have the best lighting, the tour runs in the early morning or late afternoons in the summer.
The perfect tour to discover the natural beauty within the city!
Prague’s giant city park is a beautiful monument on its own. This tour will allow you to whiz through this amazing city oasis while taking in all of the colors and smells of nature. But that’s not all. You will also be treated to some of the less frequented spots such as the curious Chateau Hzevda, the massive Petrin lookout tower and Strahov Monastery brewery.
The segway will allow you to get the most out of your experience by hiking multiple focal points while expelling little to no energy as you take in the sights.
How do I book a Prague tour?
You can book a tour in Prague in person, on the phone or online for multiple different vendors. However, our favorite has to be booking online through getyourguide.com. They make it easy by skipping the hassle of waiting in lines and running the risk of sold-out venues.
How much do tours in Prague cost?
Due to Prague’s economic history of Communism and its only recent experience with capitalism, it is surprisingly affordable. Most tours will cost you under $50.00 whether walking, on a bus, or on a riverboat. Private tours and tours outside the city will naturally run you more.
How long do tours in Prague last?
Most walking tours or bike tours within the city will take from 1-3 hours. Full day tours are much more extensive and generally require a bit of travel so they usually last between 10-12 hours. Closer half-day tours will generally last 4-6 hours.
What should I pack?
The most important thing to pack when visiting Prague is a comfortable and supportive pair of shoes. You will ultimately be walking miles a day and blisters can ruin your vacation. It is also important that you pack for the season. Winter’s in Prague can be extremely cold.
Prague is a majestic city packed full of history and natural beauty that few other European cities can compare to. There is so much to learn about this complex culture and past of political unrest that you could spend weeks just touring the city never hearing the same story twice. What is obvious is the kindness and persistence of its inhabitants to continue bringing the city to life through art, architecture, music, and food.
There is a myth that for something to be the best it has to be the most expensive. That is not the case with Prague. This affordable city can rival the likes of Paris with its beauty. So if you take a chance on this city, you will not be disappointed.
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Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties. When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.