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Prague Castle and Royal District: 3-Hour Guided Tour with a Historian
Availability: Mondau, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Learn about Prague's fascinating cultural and political history
  • Wander through a royal district filled with every possible style of architecture
  • Get descriptions from accomplished historians
  • Visit the huge Vladislav Hall – designed for indoor jousting tournaments
What to expect

On this 3-hour guided tour, you'll be able to visit the impressive Prague castle at the top of Hradčany Hill. You'll learn about the intriguing 1,100-year-old history of this massive castle and explore it's (now dry) moat and gardens.

The age-old buildings have been designed time and time again using elements from different styles of architecture: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Renaissance, and Neoclassical. Your guide will recount the numerous attacks on the castle structures, from marauding armies to artillery bombardments, or simple deterioration from negligent Austrian Emperors. Their stories will bring the castle to life and engulf you in the country's tumultuous past.

Your tour will also include the more peaceful sections of the estate, such as the Renaissance Ball Game Hall, where active aristocrats played tennis, or the huge Vladislav Hall, designed for indoor jousting tournaments! You'll get to walk outside through the Hradčany (Royal Town). You'll also see important historical buildings such as the Domeček (“Little House”), a place where the Gestapo and Communist StB (Secret Police) locked up political opposition, or the Strahov Monastery, which contains an ancient library with over 200,000 works. Your tour will finally end at the monastic brewery where you can enjoy a rare St. Norbert’s microbrew and revel in a panoramic view of the city and its 100 spires below.

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What's included
  • Tram tickets to the castle
  • Your guide will escort you to the Castle via tram.
What's not included
  • Castle Tickets: Individual - 350 CZK, students & seniors - 175 CZK
Where
U Lužického semináře 118/23, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Meeting point:

In front of the Cafe Klarov, Letenská 2, Prague 1

You can find the cafe at the Malostranska tram stop.

If you are early for your tour, this spot is great for coffee or a snack!

What to remember

Your guide can help you purchase tickets at the Castle Ticket Center.

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When
  • Monday and Friday at 2.00pm
  • Wednesday and Sunday at 10.00am
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Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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