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Old-New Synagogue, Prague

Old-New Synagogue, Prague: Our most recommended tours and activities

Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

1. Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

Learn about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. This guided tour includes visits to the Jewish Cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Central Europe, and it includes admission to 3 synagogues. Begin with a 20-minute introduction and orientation from your guide as you hear about the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Meet with your guide at the local partner office in Maiselova street, just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. The guide will help you with orientation in the Jewish Town. Your entry ticket includes access to synagogues as well as Prague’s Jewish cemetery. You can choose between Circuit 1 or Circuit 2. Both Circuits include admission to the Old Jewish Cemetery, among the oldest in all of Central Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Spanish Synagogue, constructed in the beautiful Moorish Revival style. Both circuits also include admission into 3 synagogues: Maisel, Pinkas, and Klausen Synagogue. The latter is the biggest in Prague Jewish Town. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the Ceremonial Hall, and Robert Guttman Gallery, home to several temporary exhibitions. These include items from the Jewish Museum’s collections or aspects of modern Jewish life. Circuit 1 additionally contains an entrance ticket to the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in all of Europe. Constructed in the Gothic style in 1270, it is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Prague and continues to be one of the most important religious sites for Jews in the Czech Republic.

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

2. 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: City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

3. Prague: City Tour and Dinner Cruise with Hotel Pickup

Experience Prague by night on a 4-hour combined city tour and dinner cruise down the Vltava River to see the riverside attractions floodlit for the evening. You will start with a 45-minute minibus tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and New Town, passing noted sites such as the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue. Learn about the Jewish heritage of Prague in the former Jewish Ghetto, and continue to Republic Square to see a beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture at Municipal House. See the original Old Town fortifications and Gothic Powder Tower, before a quick tour of the New Town, including Wenceslas Square, the State Opera, former Czechoslovak Parliament, and National Museum. Cross the Nusle Bridge for breathtaking views over several quarters of Prague. Then, board a luxury boat on the Vltava River, where a welcome drink awaits before you set sail on a 3-hour-cruise. Sit back and enjoy views of Prague Castle against the night sky. Cruise past Strahov Monastery, St. Nicholas Church, and Petrin Tower, and go beyond the city center limits to Vysehrad Castle and the Dancing House. All the while, you will be feasting on a buffet spread of hot and cold food, served in air-conditioned comfort. If you prefer to feel the breeze in your hair as you cruise past the Charles Bridge, Rudolfinum, or National Theatre, there is even an exterior viewing deck.

Prague: Old Town Exploration Game

4. Prague: Old Town Exploration Game

Take a walk back in time and wander through the complex street labyrinths of the Old Town. Even today, there’s a piece of magical history at every corner, waiting to shroud its travelers into the ancient stories and rituals from the times when Prague was the World Capital of Alchemy and the Dark Arts. Questo is a platform for city exploration games created by locals. Get ready to explore Prague by playing quests and solving challenges. You only need a charged mobile phone to start the adventure and discover new places and stories. The app will lead you through the city and set a mysterious context for the game. Following your great uncle’s death, you came to Prague to collect a mysterious inheritance. He has always been a quirky figure in your family, known for his wacky astronomical predictions and gold experiments that ended in explosions in the family house. With a letter from your great uncle in your pocket, you start your journey... Will his clues lead you to the immense wealth he was always talking about? Or is your inheritance just a product of an old man’s confused imagination?

3-Hour Tour of Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

5. 3-Hour Tour of Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

As the crowds thin and twilight descends, your adventure in nighttime Prague begins. Starting from the Old Town Square your guide will take you through streets that are rich in history and legends. Experience an intimate tour that ventures off the beaten path. On your 3-hour tour you’ll visit Prague Castle after the crowds and lines have disappeared. See the monastery where monks once brewed holy beer for the king. Stroll at a leisurely pace through the monastery, New World, Prague Castle, King’s Vineyard, Charles Bridge, and other ancient and enchanting sites. At the Old Town Square, where the history of Prague began, you’ll begin the tour. From there, move to Paris street, the most luxurious in Prague, which, before becoming the most expensive street, was a part of Jewish Ghetto. Here, you will get to learn about the ruler Rudolph II, and find out why did he choose Prague as his home. Then, move to the synagogue, where Golem, the protector of the Ghetto, is supposedly hidden. While walking toward the Manes Bridge you’ll stop to see the interesting corner window that opens onto the charming underworld of the Old Town. Turn the corner and suddenly you’ll come to a place where alchemists once conducted experiments. After crossing the bridge, you’ll marvel at the spectacular views of Prague. Ride up the hill by tram to the 12th-century Strahov Monastery . On the way down to the Prague Castle, you’ll pass the Hole to Hell. Continue on, past the Marian Pillar and will come to the front gate of Prague Castle. A special highlight is the breathtaking view of the 3 spires of St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. See the medieval Powder Tower, the 10th-century vineyards of St. Wencelaus, and Wallenstein Palace.

Prague: Franz Kafka's City Exploration Game

6. Prague: Franz Kafka's City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Prague while playing a Franz Kafka-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see beautiful palaces, and learn about the city’s fascinating history from the eyes of the famous writer. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Prague. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Explore the Kafka Memorial and admire traditional Czech architecture. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Prague: Walking Tour & Virtual Reality Experience

7. Prague: Walking Tour & Virtual Reality Experience

To begin your adventure, meet your guide near the Charles Bridge and take a 1-hour walking through the Old Town of Prague. See the house of the imperial mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler and enter the Jewish Quarter. Admire the world’s oldest active synagogue, and hear the famous legend about the Golem of Prague. After the walking tour, you'll be immersed in a virtual tour of Prague in 1593. Put on your VR headset and travel back in time to explore the city in the era of Emperor Rudolf II, the last Habsburg who had his main residence in Prague. Compare the vast changes in culture while finding surprising continuities between old and new. Discover why Prague was one of the major hubs of commerce and culture in the 16th century and beyond. Afterwards, travel back to present day, brimming with historical knowledge only possible through this modern technology.

Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

8. Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

See Prague the best way you can: on foot and by tram, so you can explore the beautiful cobbled streets and narrow lanes where bus tours simply can’t go. Whether you’re on a short break or you want to get an overview of the city before exploring independently, this tour makes sure you see the main sights and learn about their history from people who are passionate about Prague. This full-day tour lets you see the best the city has to offer, with friendly, highly knowledgeable guides. Visit the most famous landmarks and discover the hidden gems of the Golden City, including the impressive Astronomical Clock, the Estates Theatre, and the Tyn Church. You’ll start off in the historic Old Town Square and explore the Old Town, home to amazingly rich history and beautiful, diverse architecture. Next, set off to explore the historic Jewish Quarter. Your guide will lead you through the synagogues and show you the famous Jewish cemetery, with a stop at the Spanish Synagogue. Enjoy a delicious tradition Czech lunch before heading down to the River Vltava where you will head out on a short boat trip. Once there, relax and experience a different view of the city, with historical commentary and complimentary drinks and snacks. After you disembark, your guide will lead you across the Charles Bridge, the most famous of Prague’s Bridges, and into the Mala Strana (Lesser Town), where you can explore Kampa and see the famous Lennon Wall. You will then head to the jewel in Prague’s crown, the beautiful Prague Castle by tram, the largest castle complex in the world, where you’ll hear about its many palaces, churches, monasteries and monuments, including the beautiful St Vitus’ Cathedral.

Prague Ultimate e-Scooter City Tour

9. Prague Ultimate e-Scooter City Tour

This 3-hour tour covers the entire Prague centre and offers you spectacular views from the hills above the city. First you will go visit the Lesser Town, ride through Kampa Park and pass Lennon´s Wall, filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and lyrics from songs by the Beatles. Continue around the Charles Bridge, see the famous Peeing Statues outside the Franz Kafka Museum and discover a small hidden Prague beach. Cross to Old Town by the Mánes Bridge on your way to the Jewish Quarter and see the oldest preserved synagogue in Europe, the Old-New Synagogue. Then, go into the heart of the Old Town to visit the Old Town Square. Marvel at monuments, such as the rare example of a heliocentric astronomical clock or the Baroque Church of St Nicholas. The Old Town is not only just about the history, you will also be shown the party district with all the famous Prague music clubs and give you tips where to go dance or drink. After that, enjoy stunning ride alongside the Vltava River and visit Beer Gardens on top of the Letna Park. Pass around the Prague Metronome and enjoy breathtaking views of the hundreds of towers of the old city. Ride alongside the Royal Gardens, journey up to the Prague Castle and see the changing of guards. Continue through the winding streets that date back to the Middle Ages, visit the old Strahov Monastery and venture through the winding paths of Petřín Hill, to experience your eScooter at its best.

Prague: Old Town Alchemy City Exploration Game

10. Prague: Old Town Alchemy City Exploration Game

Discover Prague’s Old Town and learn about it in a unique, fun way, in this exploration game played on your phone. See sights like St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, and more. Start the game at the rotating sculpture of Franz Kafka. In the story, you’ll be following your great uncle’s death to collect a mysterious inheritance. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take between 1.5-2 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Charles Bridge.

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What people are saying about Old-New Synagogue, Prague

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 4,198 reviews

I was on my bus from Pec pod Snezkou to Prague when I realized I had no plans for the evening. I quickly googled activities in Prague and this tour stood out from all the offered options. Luckily they had availability for the same eve and I could get on the tour with no issues. Payment and booking for fast and straightforward. All the details were followed in the email right at the moment of my payment. I arrived 5mins prior to our walk and was already impressed by how small our group is: just 5 people (me included) + a guide. A quick note about our guide - a young lady Sofia. Intelligent, approachable, and super friendly. While moving between stops we exchanging our stories and the conversation was smooth and pleasant. I really enjoyed walking with her and getting to know her cheerful and lovely personality. So if you (like myself) are limited in time and have to decide between multiple tours, then don't hesitate to book this one and enjoy your evening.

la visita al quartiere ebraico è qualcosa di imprescindibile quando si è a Praga. molto bello il cimitero e la sinagoga Pinkas. guida ottima, introduzione perfetta e il valore aggiunto è che doveva essere in inglese invece, dato il gruppo composto da soli italiani, è stata in italiano. ottimo servizio veramente!

A great evening from beginning to the end. Picked up from hotel, short tour in minibus, which we enjoyed then taken to the boat, which was very modern. The food was delicious, the entertainment was brilliant, staff friendly. I would highly recommend. Great value for money.

The 2-hour city tour was really worth it, without it we wouldn't have discovered everything we saw, everything was great with the audio guide too and you heard and saw a lot. I can only recommend.

Super nice and very competent young lady gave us an introduction to the Jewish Quarter.