Prague Castle is the city’s most famous landmark with a fascinating history spanning hundreds of years. While many Prague tours just show you the castle from the outside this tour will take you inside for an in-depth look at this incredible building.
Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors, leaders of Czechoslovakia and Presidents of the Czech Republic have all had their offices at Prague Castle and it serves as the storehouse for the Czech Crown Jewels.
Prague Castle is a sprawling complex and this tour will cover many of the highlights such as the Royal Palace, St Vitus Cathedral and St George’s Basilica.
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To join the tour please proceed your way to Republic Square 3 (The yellow kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours & Cityrama) from there board an air-conditioned coach to kick off this Prague Castle tour.
You will be driven to Prague Castle, which rises majestically over the Vltava River.
Most tours simply skirt the castle, but this one take you inside, where you’ll be exposed to more than a millennium of royal intrigue.
Originally built from timber and enclosed by soil ramparts in 870 AD, the city’s defining landmark has been rebuilt numerous times in its 1100-year history. It has endured fires, invasions, and World Wars, and is a living legend of Prague. In its current incarnation it is a Baroque masterpiece that will leave you with no shortage of marvelous photo opportunities.
Visit the Royal Palace, originally a Romanesque structure that was reborn in the Gothic style under Charles IV.
St. Vitus Cathedral is located in the Castle courtyard. This Gothic masterpiece is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and houses the graves of many Bohemian kings.
Tour St. George’s Basilica, which is the best-preserved Romanesque church in Prague, adorned with gorgeous altar paintings and dome frescoes.
Pass by the miniature houses of Golden Lane, which were originally built for the marksmen of the castle and later inhabited by writer Franz Kafka.
Leave the castle to explore the Lesser Town, where government buildings and restaurants are interspersed with historical churches and palaces.
Make your way to Charles Bridge. Completed in 1400, this stone overpass spans the Vltava River and affords magnificent views of the castle.
Your tour concludes at Charles Bridge.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Republic Square 3 (The yellow kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours & Cityrama)
The tour ends at Charles Bridge
Don’t forget your camera. Wear comfortable walking shoes
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
This tour is conducted in multiple languages. The guide will always be speaking English and German and third language may be added based on demand.
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