With its brooding medieval architecture, Prague appears like something out of a dark fairy tale. Add in a hilltop castle, 14th-century stone bridge, and long, picturesque river and you have one of the prettiest cities in Europe. The beauty of the city is not all Prague has to offer: The Czech capital has a fascinating history, as well as a rich arts scene and traditional beer. The nature of the cobblestone streets lend themselves to aimless wandering, but tours by foot, boat, or bus ensure your clients see the most noteworthy medieval churches and hidden courtyards. The helpful addition of guide commentary makes it easier to understand the complexity of the city while exploring such top sights as Prague Castle, Old Town Square, and the Jewish Quarter.
Set on a hill overlooking the Charles Bridge and Vltava River, Prague Castle is a UNESCO-listed complex of museums, churches, palaces, and gardens dating back to the ninth century. Most city tours include a stop at Prague Castle, and offer varying degrees of access. Travelers have the opportunity to explore independently, have a more in-depth experience on a guided tour, or visit as part of a larger city sightseeing tour.
Prague Castle Walking Tour Including Admission Tickets
This is the tour to book for clients looking to see the highlights of Prague’s most popular attractions with a guide who can shed light on more than a thousand years of history.
Small-Group Prague City Walking Tour Including Vltava River Cruise and Lunch
Perfect for clients short on time, this day tour hits all the main sights—including Prague Castle—as well as a few off-the-beaten-path spots.
Full-Day Prague Tour With Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle, and Lunch
This day tour combines a guided walk around the castle’s exterior with a panoramic city tour and Vltava River cruise. This tour is perfect for first time visitors looking to cover a lot of ground.
Old Town Square
Oslo’s original royal palace, Akershus Castle and Fortress, provides a compelling glimpse into Norway’s past. Dating back to the turn of the 14th century, Akershus Castle and Fortress now hosts concerts, public celebrations, and other contemporary events. Poised right on the harbor—and adjacent to City Hall, Oslo Opera House, and other landmarks—the castle complex is a popular stop on hop-on hop-off tours, walking tours, and other introductory city itineraries.
Old Jewish Cemetery
The Old Jewish Cemetery, located in the Josefov area—once the center of Prague’s Jewish community—is considered to be the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe. Today, it’s one of Prague’s most significant sights and a stop on most Jewish heritage tours.
Jewish Prague Walking Tour
With a guided walk through the Jewish Quarter and included admission to the cemetery and Jewish Museum, this tour provides a relatively comprehensive overview of Prague’s Jewish history.
Small-Group Historic Jewish Walking Tour in Prague
This is the tour for clients interested in visiting both the cemetery and the Old-New Synagogue. The convenient morning and afternoon departure options make it easy to coordinate this tour with other activities.
Small-Group Prague Walking Tour: Old Town, Wenceslas Square and Jewish Quarter
Perfect for time-pressed clients, this tour includes a quick walk through the Jewish Quarter between visits to attractions in Old Town and Wenceslas Square.
Food and Drink
The dynamic city of Prague also has quite the culinary scene. While exploring the city it is not uncommon to stumble across a variety of traditional foods including chlebicky (an open-faced sandwich) or svickova. Don’t miss out on the many Czech microbreweries and Prague’s bar scene that can be explored both on foot or by metro.
Prague Food Tour
This four hour guided food tour takes clients on a quest through Prague’s culinary culture. In addition to having a traditional culinary experience, this tour provides visitors with a vast overview of the city as well as the chance to explore historic landmarks.
Prague Beer and Czech Tapas Evening Walking Tour
Clients have the opportunity to explore some of Prague’s best drinking spots as well as learn more about the rich history on this evening beer tour. This tour will visit microbreweries as well as bars that will offer traditional Czech beer snacks.
Prague Microbrewery Tour and Beer Tasting
This half day brewery tour of Prague takes clients to the top three breweries and gives them the chance to sample eleven different types of Czech beers. Clients will also learn about brewing techniques on their journey through Prague’s old town.
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Things to Know
When to Visit
Spring and fall are the most pleasant times to visit Prague. Temperatures during these seasons are mild and there tends to be fewer visitors than there would be in the summer. Cold Czech winters are typical of Central Europe, so clients who do not deal well with cold should seek another time to travel.
When traveling on public transportation, visitors should be ready to give seats up for elderly passengers. If invited into someone’s home, it’s customary to bring a small gift (flowers are good) and it is expected that shoes will be removed at the door – you may even be given a pair of guest slippers!
During introductions, greet both men and women with a firm handshake. Refrain from asking “how are you?” as it is viewed as intrusive.
When tipping, round the bill up to the nearest 50 CZK or 100 CZK – do not overtip.
What the Locals Know
Contemporary artist David Cerny is much loved for his black humor and bizarre sculptures. His work can be found all over Prague, from the babies crawling up Zizkov Tower to the upside-down horse in Lucerna Gallery off Wenceslas Square.
Prague’s public transit system is cheap, reliable, and integrated—tickets are valid on the metro, trams, and buses, as well as transfers between them. Much of the historic center is closed to traffic, making walking an enjoyable way to explore the city.
Driving around the Czech Republic has its disadvantages for travelers. The Czech Republic has one of the highest death rates in Europe. Drivers may be stopped at random police checkpoints and expected to produce documentation.
Things to Bring
Czechs tend to dress up, so suggest clients bring something smart to wear to dinner or the theater. If traveling in colder months, always pack layers so you can more easily go from the cold outdoors to the warm indoors.