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Prague in a Nutshell: Old Town, Jewish Quarter, River Cruise and more!

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Highlights

  • Our destination in a Nutshell products show you the very best of a city in just one day!
  • Walking tours will take you to the heart of the Old Town and Jewish Quarters
  • Enjoy wonderful views of the Prague skyline on a river cruise
  • Lunch is included in a charming Prague restaurant
  • Tour is led by a local expert guide

Overview

This complete Prague sightseeing tour shows you the very best of the city. Rather than stick to one mode of transport you will combine walking tours, a cruise and a tram ride to really get to the heart of the city.

The historic streets of Prague’s old town, the characteristic Jewish Quarter and the spectacular river banks will all be seen on this tour. You will also enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and ride the city’s tramways.

Itinerary

On this Prague in a Nutshell Tour, you will cover the following districts: the New Town, the Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town, and the Prague Castle District.

Begin the tour with a walk around the New Town area, where you’ll see:

The Wenceslas Square: This 750 metre long and 60 metre wide boulevard that makes up the Square was laid out over 600 years ago during the reign of Charles IV. It was originally used as the main Prague horse market.

The National Museum dominates the top of Wenceslas Square. It is the monumental neo-renaissance building, the National Museum. It was designed by Josef Schultz and is the largest and oldest Czech museum.

Estates Theatre: The Estates Theatre in Prague is one of the most beautiful historical theatres in Europe. The Estates Theatre is linked with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the musical genius whose fortunes of life, art inspirations and work had such a dramatic impact on the city of Prague.

Old Town Square: The Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti), with its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe. Dating back to the late 12th century, the Old Town Square started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the next few centuries, many buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market place.

The Astronomical Clock: is the oldest and most celebrated clock is on the side wall of the Old Town Hall. With glittering hands and a complex series of filigreed wheels, this ornamental timepiece a highlight of Prague.

Tyn Church: The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn was built in 1385. The spires of this powerful looking Gothic church (baroque interior) can be seen from all over Prague.

Visit the stunning St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square. It was designed by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and completed in 1735.

The Klementinum was the centre of Jesuit activities in Prague from 1653 until the mid-18th century. The complex was continually expanded over this period and finally completed in 1726, in time for Mozart to perform in the ornate, Baroque Chapel of Mirrors.

Stroll the Synagogues of the Jewish Ghetto - explore the synagogues, the cemetery and the streets of the former Jewish Ghetto. You will also visit the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery.

During the course of the tour you will stop for a 3-course authentic Czech lunch at a local restaurant.

The tour also includes a Prague River Cruise. Sit back and relax as the beautiful Prague skyline passes you by. Some of the sites you will see include the Bridge Tower, Charles Bridge, Metronome, National Theatre, the Rudolfinum and more.

As well as the walking tours and river cruises you will ride the Prague tram network to see more of Prague’s iconic landmarks such as the Lesser Town, Loretto Church, Strahov Monastery, Hradcany Town, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George Basilica.

The tour ends at the Charles Bridge.

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Reviews

Well done.... MEV HM UYS

This is the first tour anyone visiting Prague should do. The English speaking guide spoke very good English and had a great sense of humour. Great value for money and would... Angela Turnbull

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

6 hours (approx)

Start time

Start time: English-speaking guide: 1030h (10:30am)
French-speaking guide: 1000h (10:00am)
Duration: 6 hours

Meeting point

English Tour: For the tour in English, arrive at our ticket office, located at 56 Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti 56). Metro stop MUZEUM, red or green line.
French Tour: For the tour in French, arrive at in front of the Powder Tower and the Municipal House, look out for the tour guide with a big yellow umbrella.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour concludes at the Charles Bridge, Prague.

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Inclusions

  • 6-hour guided tour of Prague—by foot, river boat, and tram
  • One drink onboard
  • Three-course lunch with drinks and coffee
  • Ticket for the river cruise and tram

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Do/Dont's

Please wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour requires a moderate amount of walking.

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Please note

Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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