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Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

1. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

Prague: Hop-on Hop-Off Historical Tram Ticket for Line 42

2. Prague: Hop-on Hop-Off Historical Tram Ticket for Line 42

Travel back in time as you ride past Prague's most iconic sites aboard the historic 'Line 42' trams. The trams running on this route date back to the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and up to the 1960s. See some of the city's most beautiful attractions, including the Vltava river, Prague Castle, Náměstí Republiky, Powder Gate, and Wenceslas Square along your route. Enjoy the freedom to hop off whenever a site catches your eye and explore the city to its fullest. Line 42 tram route: Dlabačov – Pohořelec – Brusnice – Pražský hrad – Královský letohrádek – Malostranská – Právnická fakulta – Čechův most – Dlouhá třída – Náměstí Republiky – Masarykovo nádraží – hlavní nádraží (please be aware that not all trams go via hlavní nádraží station) – Jindřišská – Václavské náměstí – Vodičkova – Lazarská – Národní třída – Národní divadlo – Újezd – Hellichova – Malostranské náměstí – Malostranská – Královský letohrádek – Pražský hrad – Brusnice – Pohořelec – Dlabačov

Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

3. Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

Visit some of the most iconic monuments and neighborhoods of Prague on a guided walking tour. Start your morning tour at the activity provider's office, located just a 2-minute walk from Old Town Square. Explore the Old Town Square and hear historical facts which played a vital role in forming the whole Czech nation. See the places where famous personalities like Albert Einstein, Amadeus Mozart, or Charles the IV were born, lived, and worked. Next, cross the Charles Bridge and admire the architectural beauty along with the historical significance of this world-famous bridge. Move on and take a tram to Pohořelec tram station and discover why Prague became the astronomical center of the world. From there, head towards the Castle district and learn about its history. Enjoy the magnificent views of the entire city of Prague from Hradčany square where you will also experience the highlight of the day, the changing of the Guard. Begin your afternoon tour by meeting your guide in front of the St Vitus Cathedral's main entrance. See the spectacular Prague Castle and know about the whole story of the Castle, Jewish Town, and Old Town from your expert knowledgeable guide. Visit the Jewish Town, a totally different part of the city. Hear about the rich history and the deeply touching stories of the people who lived here. Walk through the cobbled stone streets and see the synagogues, old Jewish Cemetery, and finally, enter the famous Old Town of Prague. End your journey at one of the restaurants recommended by our guide. Your expert guide will also suggest what else to visit and what you can not miss in Prague and the whole Czech Republic.

Prague: Tailored Sightseeing Tour in French

4. Prague: Tailored Sightseeing Tour in French

Benefit from pickup at your hotel by your French-speaking guide, and then visit the Strahov district on the west bank of the River Vltava. Get breathtaking views of Prague before going inside Strahov Monastery, known for its rich history and famous visitors, such as Nelson, Mozart, and François Mitterrand. Continue to Prague Castle via romantic Hradčany to explore the different monuments of the official residence of the Czech kings and presidents since the 9th century. Admire the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane. Gaze in wonder at the Baroque Church of St. Nicolas and see the 16th-century Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Malá strana (Lesser Town). Walk across the Charles Bridge and admire the Baroque statues as you make your way to the Staré město (Old Town) and Jewish Quarter.

Prague Castle 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Prague Castle 3-Hour Walking Tour

Prague Castle dominates the skyline and history of the Czech capital. The world’s largest medieval castle, it has towered over the city since the 9th century and continues to awe and inspire today. Known as Pražský Hrad, the castle boasts dozens of hidden corners and is full of surprises that you will uncover on this 3-hour walking tour. The remarkably harmonious ensemble of contrasting styles is the product of generations of gifted architects, culminating in the 20th-Century with the forgotten genius of Jože Plečnik. Let your expert guide bring to life the legends of the court of Rudolf II, the nightmares of Kafka, and the very real struggles of the Velvet Revolution. You will also explore Malá Strana, dotted with the former palaces of the nobility. Wander beyond the castle gates and through picturesque Hradčany to get the best views of the city. After visiting sites such as the Strahov Monastery and Brewery, Wallenstein Palace, St George’s Basilica, and the Deer Moat, the tour will finish in Prague Castle Gardens overlooking the Old Town. A 24 CZK transportation ticket is required for this tour.

Prague: 3-Hours Grand e-Scooter Live-Guided Tour

6. Prague: 3-Hours Grand e-Scooter Live-Guided Tour

See Prague the fast and easy way, by e-scooter. Visit the city's most famous sights and learn about the important history of the area. Leave a signature or a little quote on the John Lennon Wall and don't forget to make a wish after while riding under the Charles Bridge. Visit the Narrowest Street of Prague and see the Peeing Statues at Kafka Museum. Cross the river and explore the Jewish quarter, home to the old Jewish cemetery and the oldest synagogue in Europe. Be amazed by the Old Town Square and take the opportunity to take amazing pictures. Head to Letna Hill, where you will see the Metronome and the best view of Prague. Next, head to the world's largest castle and visit St. Vitus Cathedral and gardens. Then continue to Strahov Monastery, which houses a 15th-century brewery and spectacular views. Easy climb Petrin Hill to see the Petrin Tower, the top point of Prague. Descend to the Lesser Town via Petrin Gardens and go to the Legion Bridge to see the sights of the Dancing House and the National Theater. Reach the island of Kampa, and take pictures of the baby sculptures.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 86 reviews

There were two tram routes with vintage trams. 41 and 42. The routes were mainly circular in one direction. Had I known I could have saved Kc 100 by buying my ticket on the tram as the fare was discounted for pensioners. GYG information was incomplete with no useful information about where to catch the tram.

This was brilliant, our tour guide was so lovely and knowledgable. Tailored The tour to us and was happy to answer our questions. Gave us recommendations for where to eat and drink. Very happy!

She was so super friendly and also gave us also some tips, it was absolutely interesting and funny! Thanks a lot again! :)

Comfortable seats on the bus. Informative about the city. Length of tour just right.

Very nice and interesting tour with a Russian language guide. I learned a lot new.