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St Vitus Cathedral

A stunning masterpiece of Gothic architecture designed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

Nearby Attractions

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Prague Castle
The world’s largest ancient castle, this imposing Gothic fortress overlooks the river Vltava and the rest of the city.
Church of St. Nicholas
The very best of Prague Baroque, in the heart of the city's Lesser Town.
Nerudova Street
Leading from the Lesser Town Square to Prague Castle, this street boasts many a lovely façade.
Golden Lane
Golden Lane is a street situated in Prague Castle, Czech Republic.
Prague Old Royal Palace
Designed in the Gothic and Renaissance styles, this 12th century Palace is now part of the Prague Castle.
St. George's Basilica
Located inside Prague's Castle this 10th-century basilica was rebuilt in 1142, with a baroque facade & Bohemian art decorations.

Related Tours

Prague In a Day: Private Walking Tour with Castle & Cruise tickets included
Discover the best of Medieval and modern Prague on this full-day private walking tour of the city’s most iconic sites including tickets and a guided tour of the fairytale castle, and a relaxing scenic river cruise along the Vltava at the end of the day. On your private tour your will:

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of your private tour guide.
  •  Discover the fairytale magic of Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures.
  •  Explore the rooms of the Old Royal Palace, including the opulent Vladislav Hall.
  • Hear the stories of Prague’s kings and queens, emperors and saints – in particular the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. 
  • Step inside the resplendent St. George’s Basilica and magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral and see the famous chapel and tomb of Saint Wenceslas – prince and patron saint of Bohemia, assassinated by his own brother in the early middles ages!
  • Walk along Golden Lane and experience what daily life was like within the castle walls.
  • Enjoy watching the ceremony of the changing of the guard. 
  • Exit the castle, walk by Nerudova and the famous John Lennon Wall before crossing Charles Bridge, and take a well-earned lunch break at a delicious local eatery.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the rest of beautiful Prague, beginning with the historic Jewish Quarter, highlights include the Maisel Synagogue and the Hebrew Clock.
  • See Wenceslas Square, the Old-New Synagogue, and Jerusalem Synagogue. 
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the amazing Astronomical Clock and the Powder Tower.
  • Learn all about the Art Nouveau scene in Prague.
  •  End the tour at the dock where your guide will drop you off for your relaxing river cruise (your tickets are included.)

Prague is the beautiful, fairytale capital city of the Czech Republic, famous for its medieval gothic architecture, colourful baroque buildings, spectacular royal castle, and the River Vltava running through its city centre – the longest river in Bohemia and the lifeblood of the city. 

Nicknamed the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ for its breathtaking beauty, on your day-long private walking tour of Prague, you will explore the city’s iconic highlights, including a fully guided tour of the splendid medieval castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, including St George’s Basilica, and St Vitus Cathedral - with the changing of the guard ceremony in the morning. After a delicious local lunch, you’ll explore the Old Town, Jewish Quarter and famous monuments – both old and new – including the John Lennon Wall and the astounding medieval Astronomical Clock dating to the 1400s. You’ll walk through Wenceslas Square, across the old Charles Bridge built in 1402 and lined with Catholic saints, and marvel at the famous Jewish places of worship, including the Maisel, Jerusalem and Old-New Synagogues and the Hebrew Clock. 

Your guide will regale you with stories of the rogues and royals of the past, the development of Gothic architecture, the emergence of Art Nouveau and the history of the Jewish community in this fascinating and beautiful city. At the end of your walking tour, your guide will take you to the river for your relaxing, scenic cruise along the mighty Vltava. 
The Prague Castle Private Tour (with tickets)
On your private Prague Castle tour, your guide will help you immerse yourself in the history of the fascinating city through the history of the castle. On this tour, you will:

  • Explore Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with tickets included and a private guide throughout your tour.
  • Learn about the Czech monarchy and the architecture, some parts which date back to the 9th century, when the castle was first founded. 
  • Explore St George’s Basilica and St Vitus Cathedral while learning about the history of Prague as the capital for Holy Roman emperors throughout the Middle Ages. 
  • Visit the famed chapel where Saint Wenceslaus’s tomb is. 
  • Stroll down idyllic Golden Lane, where you will get a sense of life behind the castle walls. 
  • Finish your tour outside the castle. If you wish to see the changing of the guard, please book the morning tour for the best chance to make this happen. 
Prague Castle looms above the Vltava River’s left bank and is adorned with many beautiful fairytale-like spires and towers. Within its walls lies a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures. Prague Castle is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Czech Republic.

The castle has long been the seat of Czech monarchs, as well as the official residence of the head of state. Its construction has been on a monumental scale and is famed across Europe; with Prince Bořivoj founding a fortified settlement here in the 9th century. It grew sporadically as monarchs made their own additions to the castle complex. There have been four major reconstructions, from that of Prince Soběslav in the 12th century to a classical facelift under Empress Maria Theresa (r 1740–80). 

Your expert city guide will help you to unravel the fascinating history of this enigmatic building in the heart of Prague. The Castle also provides a breathtaking, royal view over Charles Bridge, the Vltava river and the rest of Prague. Exploring the Castle complex will help us to discover more about the fascinating life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, and his contributions to his Empire. 
Private Tour of Prague Castle with Tickets to Lobkowicz Palace
On your private Prague Castle tour, your guide will help you immerse yourself in the history of the fascinating city through the history of the castle with additional tickets to Lobkowicz Palace. On this tour, you will:

  • Explore Prague Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, with tickets included and a private guide throughout your tour.
  • Learn about the Czech monarchy and the architecture, some parts which date back to the 9th century, when the castle was first founded. 
  • Explore St George’s Basilica and St Vitus Cathedral while learning about the history of Prague as the capital for Holy Roman emperors throughout the Middle Ages. 
  • Visit the famed chapel where Saint Wenceslaus’s tomb is. 
  • Stroll down idyllic Golden Lane, where you will get a sense of life behind the castle walls. 
  • Finish your tour with additional entrance tickets to Lobkowicz Palace, where you will see works by Canaletto, Bruegel and more. Also, see original manuscripts of pieces by Beethoven and Mozart.

Prague Castle looms above the Vltava River’s left bank and is adorned with many beautiful fairytale-like spires and towers. Within its walls lies a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures. Prague Castle is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Czech Republic.

The castle has long been the seat of Czech monarchs as well as the official residence of the head of state. Its construction has been on a monumental scale and is famed across Europe; with Prince Bořivoj founding a fortified settlement here in the 9th century. It grew sporadically as monarchs made their own additions to the castle complex. There have been four major reconstructions, from that of Prince Soběslav in the 12th century to a classical facelift under Empress Maria Theresa (r 1740–80). 

Your expert city guide will help you to unravel the fascinating history of this enigmatic building in the heart of Prague. The Castle also provides a breathtaking, royal view over Charles Bridge, the Vltava river and the rest of Prague. Exploring the Castle complex will help us to discover more about the fascinating life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, and his contributions to his Empire. 

After your tour, your guide will give you tickets to explore Lobkowicz Palace, which is another portion of the castle’s complex. Here, you can explore the museum at your leisure, enjoying original manuscripts by famous composers – each with handwritten notes by the composers themselves, and see works by some of the great masters, including Bruegel and Velásquez.
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