Located along the banks of the Vltava river, Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic and one of Earth's most historically significant metropolises. If you like soaking up medieval ambiance by exploring old castes and perusing, you will find no shortage of things to do.…
Top 83 Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic
Your tour departs from central Prague, where you board a vehicle that shuttles you into the Czech countryside. After a short and comfortable drive, arrive at Konopiště to begin your tour. Stroll through the lush green gardens that contain many Italian Renaissance statues and greenhouses that boast a wide variety of plant life.
Move inside the castle to observe the residential rooms of Franz Ferdinand and witness his large collection of antlers from his hunting expeditions. See a fascinating collection of historical furniture, sculptures, paintings, tapestries, and countless hunting trophies exhibited here. Learn revealing details about the royal family who called this mansion home from your knowledgeable guide. As your tour comes to an end, head back to Prague and enjoy views of the tranquil forest along your way. Read More close
Start your day with a leisurely walk through the enchanting Old Town, the picture-perfect medieval center of Prague and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pose for holiday photos in front of the 600-year-old astronomical clock, see the imposing towers of the Convent of St Agnes, and explore the synagogues and old cemetery of the former Jewish Ghetto.
Next, make yourself comfortable by the window of a coach and ride to the iconic Prague Castle. Enter this magnificent complex to see the Old Royal Palace and splendid views from the top of the hill, and make sure to admire the gothic splendor of St. Vitus Cathedral.
Delicious Czech cuisine whets your appetite during a lunch break before you stroll through the picture-perfect streets of Lesser Town. Arrive at the emblematic Charles Bridge, with its Baroque statues lining the balustrades. Board a vessel to embark on the Vltava and enjoy splendid views of both banks.
Freshen up with a chilled glass of locally brewed Czech lager, and then complete your all-inclusive Prague adventure with a visit to New Town aboard a comfortable coach.
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This thrilling show draws you into a charming tale of a man searching for his inner child. Marvel as colors, shapes, and movements create a visual illusion.
Immerse yourself in the secret of magic, characterized by the use of "the black box effect," augmented by black light illusion. This technique originated in Asia and is now a Prague specialty. The black light theater takes advantage of the human eye's inability to distinguish black on black to create dramatic optical illusions. Read More close
A 15th-century microbrewery is now home to one of the most popular spots on Prague's lively cultural scene. Enter the intriguing world of a tastefully adorned Czech pub and its adjacent cabaret hall. The show is perfectly suitable for international audiences, so sit back to enjoy live music from the resident orchestra as professional singers perform humorous skits.
Feel free to join a beer competition; the drink has been brewed here for more than 500 years. If you like, you can also complete your experience with freshly prepared and authentic Czech cuisine, plus a pint of local beer. Read More close
Prague is undoubtedly charming, and there's no better place to see the pretty sites than from a relaxing canal cruise along the medieval channel through the Lesser Town. A personalized experience awaits you on board a small, comfortable boat.
Hear anecdotes from your friendly skipper that bring the city to life and see water mills and meticulously restored old houses. Nibble on gingerbread or ice cream and enjoy a glass of Czech beer as you glide on the Vltava River, watching panoramic views of the famous Charles Bridge and the castle. Read More close
Radiant fairy tale beauty awaits in Ceský Krumlov, considered by many to be a pocket-sized Prague. No wonder the intact medieval old town, enclosed on 3 sides by the Vltava River, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Renaissance castle that majestically dominates the skyline from high on a promontory. Hear about the noble families of the region as you pass through the halls and visit the gardens.
Feast on a delicious Czech lunch in a local restaurant before continuing with your guided tour of the enchanting center. Colorful old houses line the walkways, and cafés and souvenir shops abound in this delightful network of cobbled streets. Enjoy splendid views on a scenic drive to another Bohemian gem, Ceské Budejovice. Stroll through the old town, soak up the relaxing atmosphere, and see the dainty main square before returning to Prague in the evening. Read More close
Embark on a spectacular journey as you pedal along the side streets of Prague with your friendly guide and admire beautiful parks, stunning viewpoints, as well as the Jewish Quarter, the Hunger Wall, and the Baroque-style architecture of Prague Castle. The tour moves at a very comfortable pace and is designed for riders of all levels—even those who haven't ridden a bike in a while.
Climb hills with ease on your electric bike and enjoy all the beauty of this European gem. Get a chance to view Prague's exceptional architecture and spot famous landmarks like the Old Town Square, the National Theatre, Petrin Hill, Letna Park, and Strahov Monastery. Along the way, stop for a relaxing break at a beer garden to take in views over the Old Town and sip a soft drink or beer. Read More close
On 2 wheels is a wonderful way to explore all the landmarks this architecturally diverse city offers. Start in medieval Old Town—home to the Jewish Quarter. Explore the meandering streets, many of which are car-free. Cross the Vltava via the Charles Bridge and marvel at the Gothic and baroque styles on show. Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, the striking offerings at Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral dominate the skyline as you ride through the Malá Strana (Lesser Town).
Cycle along the bicycle paths of the Vltava River for a particularly beautiful ride. Encounter one of Prague’s many parks and enjoy some well-earned leisure time as you escape the hubbub of city life. Read More close
Meander through the charming streets of the medieval Old Town and take a photo stop at the Astronomical Clock. Ride into the New Town as your guide explains the history of the city and shares insider tips about some of its best shops and restaurants on this relaxing cycling tour.
Continue riding across the Charles Bridge, over the Vltava River, for fascinating river views of the town, including the exquisite architecture of the Dancing House. See the famous John Lennon Wall, covered with Lennon-inspired graffiti and lyrics of the Beatles' songs.
Stop for photos at Malá Strana and hear about the history of this district that housed a large number of palaces during the Middle Ages. Then it's time to head toward Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto of town. Read More close
Your tour starts with an introduction to and practice session on the Segway. It's then time to steer across the capital as you follow your guide and hear about the historic center of Prague, a World Heritage site. Float on your Segway, designed to operate on all pavement. Feel the breeze as you head to Prague Castle, considered the largest ancient castle in the world, home and office of the Czech Republic's president.
Pass by the Small Town Square and admire its fountain with a handmade, hammered Renaissance latticework from 1560. Enjoy the views and take a photo stop at the famous and historic Charles Bridge, where you can admire the city, the castle, and the river from a different angle. Finally, wheel onto the Old Town Square, where your guide explains the features of various architectural styles, including the Gothic Tyn Church and the Baroque St. Nicholas Church.
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Meet your friendly guide near the Old Town Square where your adventure begins. A quick orientation brings you up to speed on your ride and provide important safety information to ensure a safe trip. With a small group of up to 6 people, there is plenty of individual attention along the way, so feel free to ask any questions you may have about the charming city.
Zip past iconic sights including the Charles Bridge, Kampa Park, and the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town. Then take in panoramic views from Letna Park before gliding over to the world's largest castle complex—Prague Castle. As you go, look for the vineyards that spread across the hills of the city, allowing for restaurants to serve wine from the grapevines just steps from their doors.
Listen closely as your guide tells you interesting facts about the city and its unique history, making sure to ask for advice on where to eat and sight-see further once the tour is concluded. Read More close
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2 hours 30 minutes
Get your bearings among the city’s uncountable sights with the help of an introductory guided tour. See such landmarks as Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, and the Convent of St Agnes on your way to Charles Bridge, and the picturesque Lesser Town under Prague Castle, followed by the former Jewish Quarter, also known as Jozefov.
Comfortable seats, panoramic windows, and a wide range of language options make this tour suitable for those seeking to get a quick acquaintance with this mesmerizing city. Additionally, a selection of departures throughout the day ensure the activity is fitting with all personal schedules. Read More close
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Embark on a journey through the Czech capital’s historical center. See some of the top attractions lit up against the night sky from the comfort of a luxurious coach. An engaging narrative brings the city to life as you pass by grand buildings and monuments, including the National Theatre and Wenceslas Square.
See glittering lights under the ancient arches of bridges over the Vltava River. Admire panoramic views of Prague Castle dressed in evening lights. Between April and October, stop to enjoy a truly spectacular music and laser show at the Krizik Fountain. Read More close
First, hop on a comfortable coach and head to Wenceslas Square. One of Prague's favorite meeting places, it thrives luxury shops, offices, and fancy restaurants—this place never sleeps. Pass by the hustle and bustle of the square, enjoy a wide-ranging view of Prague Castle, and see the National Theatre, the Rudolfinum music hall, and the Old New Synagogue.
Follow your expert guide as you walk around the majestic grounds of Prague Castle, the official residence of the Czech president. Hear stories of Prague's history as you weave in and out of the courtyards, admiring the grand interiors and iconic architecture of the impressive complex.
From here, you may opt to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, where uniformed guards march in sync from the palace doors to the sounds of a brass orchestra. Or embark on a boat at the Charles Bridge and cruise along the scenic Vltava River, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy refreshments as the city sights glide by. Read More close
Follow your guide and hear about the world of spies, lies, refugees, and violence that characterized Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Hear about the country's communist period, when the country was shut off from the rest of the world. Pass by the former Secret Police (StB) headquarters and learn how this police force served as an intelligence and counter-intelligence agency, dealing with anything considered anti-communist between 1945 and 1990.
Take a photo at the biggest Stalin statue ever built. Visit a secret shelter built for the civilian population to hide from radioactivity—a real nuclear bunker from the 1950s beneath the city. At the end of your tour, receive a copy of a nuclear bunker survival guide.
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The Czech Republic is long known for its beer, dating back to its 1st brewery in 993. Listen as your guide explains the origins of beer in the country and tells you about the most traditional of Czech beers, the pilsner, which dates back to 1842. Then taste a refreshing Pilsner Urquell for yourself.
Visit 4 different pubs, each specializing in different types of beer. Hear about the traditions and lifestyles of the locals and understand why the Czech Republic drinks more beer than any other country. Your guide gives you insider tips on local bars and restaurants, and at the end of the tour you're free to continue exploring. Read More close
Your tour starts at the Pub Crawl Bar in the heart of the city, where your guide shares the story of one of the very first lagers produced—Pilsner Urquell—dating back to 1842. Taste 7 different types of Czech beer, paired with various cheeses and crackers, and discover the local favorites.
As you hop from pub to pub, a beer expert shows you the fundamental rules for correct beer tasking, explaining its different elements such as aspect, aroma, taste, mouthfeel, body, and finish. You also hear firsthand about traditional brewing techniques from the master brewers themselves. Read More close
Meet up with your guide outside an old-fashioned gingerbread shop in the heart of the historic city center, admiring the intricate frosting patterns on cookies of all shapes and sizes before heading to the Choco Cafe. Here, you can try a classic and uniquely Czech dessert of Hořice rolls, light, whipped-cream filled rolls dipped in hot chocolate.
From there, move on to Nase Maso, one of the city's finest butchers, for an assortment of cured meats, pâtés, and spicy sausages paired with mustard and bread. The savory snacking continues at the Cafe Louvre, where you can dig into a Czech classic of dumplings, braised beef, and cranberry compote in an elegant Art Nouveau setting.
Meander through the Jewish district and head straight to Sisters, a deli specialized in open-face sandwiches called chlebíčky, and then climb to the top of a bell tower to feast on creamy sauerkraut soup with a view of the city skyline at Zvonice.
Work up an appetite with a walk past the colorful buildings of Wenceslas Square, check out an unusual sculpture of an upside-down horse, and kick back and chat with your guide over a mug or 2 of pivo (beer) as you pick up pointers on more places to find around town during your stay. Read More close
Multilingual hostesses welcome you with a drink on board a spacious riverboat with floor-to-ceiling windows. Make yourself comfortable and admire splendid views of illuminated sights such as the grand building of the National Theatre, the castle complex, the Gothic tower of St. Vitus Cathedral, and the statues of Charles Bridge, while gliding along the calm waters of the Vltava River.
Enjoy a lavish and tasteful all-you-can-eat buffet of both cold and warm dishes, appetizers, and mains complete with desserts—feel free to treat yourself to as much as you like. Sit back and listen to live music from a band on board and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of your cruise. Read More close
Don Giovanni is based on the legends of fictional charmer Don Juan, and was specifically composed for Prague by Mozart in 1787. See and hear the captivating story—straddling the boundaries of comedy and tragedy—of Lothario and the tragic consequences of his actions.
The difference with this opera is that it is presented using puppets, or "marionettes", that are 2-feet (0. 6-m) tall and carved from wood. Prague is known for its use of puppetry in its art, and Don Giovanni has been performed at the intimate National Marionette Theatre since 1991. This is an entertaining and uniquely Czech way to see this amusing story. Read More close
For centuries the seat of the Kings of Saxony, Dresden is now a city in the heart of Europe, immensely rich in historical and cultural legacy. Visit the lavish Zwinger Palace and hear intriguing stories from an expert guide as you marvel and walk through the impressive baroque buildings. The splendid exhibition in the Semper Gallery contains more than 700 paintings by world-renowned masters: works of Titian, Raphael, Rubens, Van Dyck, Vermeer, and other well-known names.
Dresden is also known as the Florence on the Elbe. A remarkable renaissance took place here in recent years. Ninety-nine percent of the city was destroyed in World War II. However, due to thorough restoration there is no sign of the damage. Step inside the mighty Church of Our Lady, a glorious triumph of that effort. Explore grand boulevards and leafy riverside walkways at your own pace in the afternoon. Read More close
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The 22 mile (35 km) ride to Karlstejn is easy and enjoyable on an electric bike. Head southwest from Prague, passing through several Czech villages, and stopping to make observations about the region and enjoy refreshements.
Upon arrival in the small Karlstejn Village, enjoy lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant. Leave your bike behind to take the short walk up the hill to the castle grounds. With its enchanting, monumental architecture, it's one of the most visited castles in the country.
Your guide introduces you to the history of the castle as well as the life of the Karel IV, showing you around the exterior. You have the option of taking a guided tour of the castle interior. Return back to Prague in a sleek, Euro-style train, enjoying the sight of the green, rolling hills rushing past. Arrive back in Prague with a new appreciation for Czech history. Read More close
Traditions come to life at a welcoming and cozy folklore hall with a restaurant renowned for its authentic Czech cuisine. Locally produced mead welcomes you at the entrance, followed by a tasty 3-course dinner. The bar serves a variety of drinks. Try lager, wine, or liquor varieties.
Upbeat rhythms and tunes take you on a journey through various regions of the country as singers, dancers, and musicians entertain you on the stage. You also have the chance to join in and try the steps yourself. Read More close
Meet your guide at the Praha Bike office in the center of Prague and prepare for an afternoon of exhilarating cycling. Pass through several charming villages throughout your trip, making plenty of stops for observation, pictures, and refreshments.
Stop in New Town, Prague's youngest and largest municipality, before your arrival at Karlštejn Village. Here, take the opportunity to enjoy lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant before leaving your bike behind for a short walk up to the castle grounds.
Listen as your guide enlightens you to the history of this immense Gothic fortress, as well as the life of Karel IV, who built the castle to house imperial jewels and his collection of holy relics. Walk around the castle's exterior and marvel at its enchanting, monumental architecture before returning to Prague by way of a relaxing train ride. Read More close
Your tour begins with a drive up to the majestic Prague Castle. Along the way, pass through New Town and Old Town. See important historical sites such as the National Theater, Rudolfinum, the Powder Gate, and Wenceslas Square. Admire the buzzing city life without being caught up in it.
Upon arrival at the Castle's complex, indulge in a 3-course lunch at Villa Richter, a local restaurant offering panoramic views of the city below. After lunch continue the rest of your tour by foot. Head to the gardens of Valdstejn and admire the well-kept beauty—a great photo opportunity. Then explore the surrounding districts of the Castle, meander through the maze of cobbled streets of Lesser Town, enjoy the Baroque architecture of Kampa Island, and check out the evolving street art of Lennon's wall.
Continue to Charles Bridge and embark on a cruise along the Vltava. Sit back and enjoy refreshments as you float past incredible architecture. After your cruise, take a stroll to Palach's Square and through the Jewish Quarter—while listening to curious stories from your local guide. Roam around Old Town Square, seeing the Town Hall and the 15th-century Astronomical Clock before finishing your day outside Estates Theater. Read More close
After a short train ride (1 hour journey) from Prague, Terezín comes into sight. Your knowledgeable guide narrates the history of this poignant monument, once a proud military fortress and garrison town, later a refugee center for Czechs escaping Adolf Hitler's seizure, and then a Gestapo prison and finally a deportation camp where trains departed for Auschwitz. The history of this place is filled with heaviness and death.
There are tales of hope too, as you listen to some prisoner's stories about secret celebrations of culture and faith, and admire the triumph of human resilience in the face of extreme adversity. Reflect on an emotive day as you walk past the different memorials and the often hidden traces of the former ghetto before returning back to Prague. Read More close
Once the glamorous capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city is still famed for its quintessentially European elegance. Journey through the scenic Moravian countryside toward Austria. The iconic Giant Ferris Wheel greets you upon your arrival as you disembark at the Prater amusement park. From there, your knowledgeable guide leads you to Ringstrasse, a grand boulevard rich in history.
Take a leisurely walk in the charming center and admire the Gothic splendor of the 12th-century St. Stephen's Cathedral. Visit the nearby Hofburg Palace, formerly the principal imperial residence during winter. Marvel at its lavishly decorated state rooms and audience halls as you glide through the opulent chambers.
You also have ample leisure time to discover the treasures of the city. Feel free to visit some of the excellent exhibitions in the Museum Quarter, do some serious shopping along the Mariahilferstrasse, or savor an authentic Sacher cake in one of the traditional Viennese cafés. You can also take public transport to visit the world-famous Schönbrunn Palace before your return to Prague. Read More close
The bright lights of the main city seem a distant memory as you go deeper into the narrow alleyways with your guide—an expert in the history of Prague and its intriguing mysteries, legends, and supernatural activity. Surprisingly, your guide bases all stories on real-life evidence accumulated over the years.
Listen to gruesome tales of death, betrayal, mystical arts, and demonic possessions. Learn about the restless spirits who are said to still roam the streets of the Old Town. With the city's centuries of history, including the momentous Black Death, legends and mysteries wait around every corner. Read More close
Enjoy visual and sound effects as you walk through the absorbing world of the Grévin Wax Museum. Exhibiting elaborate life-size wax figures of famous personalities, the venue is just as entertaining as its sister branches in Paris and Montreal, providing a memorable experience for young and old alike.
Pose for a photo with A-list Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Meryl Streep; practice your dance moves with Michael Jackson; play the piano with Mozart; and enjoy a royal audience with Empress Maria Theresa. Then, put your skills to the test in the Discovery Workshop, where you can create a virtual wax model of yourself and keep a digital copy. Read More close
After a training session and time to practice on your Segway, venture along narrow alleys in Old Town, ride through the Jewish Quarter, and then spot the Charles Bridge and the Rudolfinum, one of the most famous concert halls in the country. Next, cross the Vltava to Lesser Town, pass Kafka Museum and the little area known as Prague Venice, and see the John Lennon Wall.
On your Segway, glide past the beautiful St. Nicholas Church before climbing up to the magnificent Prague Castle and gazing at a stunning view of Old and New Town. See Strahov Monastery, ride through a spacious park, pass the Petrin Lookout Tower, and head down the hill toward the Vltava.
Head toward the Old and New Town by crossing the river and admire the National Theatre and Wenceslas Square, one of the largest historic squares in Europe. As your tour wraps up, make your way to the Powder Tower, the Estates Theatre, and the enchanting Karolinum, the oldest dormitory at Charles University.
In warmer months, you have a chance to explore the beautiful city in the evening and admire the illuminated sights and stunning views Prague is known for. See the nightlife of modern Prague begin to unfold and get tips from your guide about where to go after the tour. Read More close
Start your walk at Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus, an important precursor to Martin Luther and John Calvin, preached. His famous excommunication and execution—he was burnt at the stake for heresy—later influenced the Protestant movement. Here, your scholar explores the anti-papal sentiment that filled the city during the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as the arrival of the Habsburg dynasty. Learn how their sponsorship of the Jesuits impacted the city and discuss the resulting Bohemian Revolt and 30 Years' War.
As your group moves toward the Old Town Square, your guide details the executions of 1621 and shows you the crosses that mark the event. This is a great opportunity to discuss the Jesuit movement and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Continue on toward the iconic Astronomical Tower and St. Nicholas Church, a classic example of Baroque architecture. Read More close
Opened in 2009, this iconic hot spot is one of the largest Hard Rock Cafes in Europe. It's set in a 4-story building with beautifully decorated neo-Renaissance façades. Located in the heart of the old Prague, it houses rare pieces of authentic music memorabilia, from guitars to costumes—such as Eric Clapton's blue velvet jacket—and a custom-made chandelier in the shape of a guitar.
Take home your very own Hard Rock merchandise from the Rock Shop and enjoy selections from the Gold or Diamond Menus. Your Hard Rock dining experience includes an entree (salad/bruschetta), 1 main course (cheeseburger, veggie burger, chicken sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, barbecue chicken, barbecue ribs, or twisted mac), dessert, and a beverage (soft drink, coffee, or tea).
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Prague oozes character and is teeming with sights on both sides of the Vltava River. Let local experts show you some of the most remarkable sites of the Czech capital. Board a vehicle designed to provide splendid views—with its open top during the summer and extra-large windows in winter.
Your journey starts at the enchanting Old Town Square, followed by such landmarks as the Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the Jewish Quarter. To complete the experience, discover the iconic Prague Castle on foot—one of the most photographed historical complexes in the world. Read More close
Start your day with an introductory guided walking tour from Old Town Square and discover the city's charm and charisma. Pass 13th century houses, Old Town Hall, and the Estates Theatre. Make sure you see Prague's famous Astronomical Clock—the world's oldest working cosmological clock—and keep your ears out for the fanfare of the trumpet when the clock strikes the hour.
Hop on a bus and start touring away at your leisure. Cruise along the charming Czech roads and then hop off at the Metronome monument, overlooking the Vltava River and the former site of the Communist-era Stalin monument. Appreciate the stunning views of the city.
Climb back aboard and head to Lesser Town for a dose of history and culture. Admire the grand St. Nicholas Church and the surrounding baroque architecture before visiting the majestic Prague Castle.
Continue your journey to Kampa Island—the Venice of Prague. Meander through romantic streets, lunch at a local café, and admire the charming houses sitting along the riverbanks.
Route stops include:
- Old Town Square
- Mala Strana
- Prague Castle
- Strahov Stadium
- Kampa Island Read More close
Central Europe has a wonderfully rich Jewish heritage, and Prague is one of its gems, with its largely intact quarter in the middle of the Old Town. See medieval tombs and old sculptures in the Old Jewish Cemetery. Stroll down the elegant Maiselova Street, once home to successful industrialists and traders living in elegant houses. Stop at the iconic Old Town Square and marvel at its splendid architecture, then see the 13th-century vaulted interior of the Old-New Synagogue, still in use by the religious community.
Your guide talks you through history. Hear about the achievements, hopes, trials, and tribulations of the local Jewish community that has contributed so much to the rich tapestry of Czech society over the centuries. Read More close
Sitting atop 12 natural springs in the picturesque countryside, Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad, is among the most visited holiday destinations of the region. Get to know the town’s long history, dating back to the 14th century, as you walk the leafy streets lined with graceful hotels and lush parks. See the main thermal bath complex and taste its healing waters right from the spring. Before lunch, visit the Moser Glass Factory Museum to discover the beauty of Bohemian glass craft.
See the Singing Fountain and the splendid, arched interiors in nearby Mariánské Lázne’s renowned spa complex. Enjoy a drink from Cross Spring, famous for its curative waters. Take a pleasant stroll in beautifully landscaped parks and lovingly restored grand buildings as you come to see why Marienbad (as the town is also known) is a longtime favorite with a discerning circle of visitors. Read More close
Sitting atop 12 natural springs in the picturesque, West Bohemian countryside, Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad, is among the most visited holiday towns in the region. Get to know the town’s long history, which dates back to the 14th century, as you walk the leafy streets lined with graceful, grand hotels and lush parks.
See the main thermal bath complex and taste its healing waters right from the spring. Before lunch, visit the Moser Glass Factory Museum to discover the beauty of Bohemian glass craft.
Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, browsing souvenir shops, eating cakes in a traditional café, or even getting your feet wet at a bath house. Join the illustrious ranks of Karlovy Vary fans: Chopin, Beethoven, Goethe, and even Peter I of Russia have enjoyed relaxing days in this enchanting place. Read More close
Majestically perched on a hilltop surrounded by dense forest, the castle was built in the 14th century by Emperor Charles IV to house the kingdom's crown jewels. Let your guide entertain you with intriguing anecdotes about the ages of wealthy kings and queens. Explore the beautifully restored Gothic halls and rooms of this former royal residence.
Take a stroll in the neighboring village. Browse for souvenirs in the small shops. Or enjoy a drink in one of the local cafés, soaking up the relaxing atmosphere before you return to the capital city. Read More close
Your tour starts with a visit to Sedlec Ossuary, "the bone chapel," one of the most visited attractions in the country, featuring a collection of skulls and bones from nearly 70,000 people. The chapel is artistically decorated and furnished with bones, including an enormous chandelier that contains at least one of every bone in the human body.
As you stroll through the town your guide tells you about the mining days and points out the different influences in architecture, with restored medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Gothic buildings—such as the Hrádek Castle, the Plague Column, and the St. James Church.
Visit St. Barbara's Church, one of the most famous Gothic churches in Europe, and see its valuable murals. Walk to the Italian Court and the royal mint and learn about its history as an economic powerhouse of the Bohemian kingdom.
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Once among the most affluent towns of Bohemia, vying for influence even with Prague, the enchanting scenery of Kutná Hora welcomes you with its beautifully preserved center. Your expert guide introduces you to the remarkable architectural and cultural heritage and tells you stories of the rich past that brings the town alive.
The ghoulish Sedlec Ossuary is a remarkable sight en-route to the picturesque town center. It is estimated to contain the skeletal remains of about 40 000 people. Garlands of skulls hang from the ceiling, chalices and crosses of bone adorn the altar—an otherworldly insight to medieval history.
Step into St. Barbara’s Church, dedicated to the patron saint of silver miners, whose work brought immense wealth to the area. Admire the high vaults and the intricate stained glasses details of the Gothic temple. Then head over to the former royal palace, also known as the Italian Court. This historic building once contained the royal mint and was the center of the kingdom’s economic power, a sight not to be missed. Read More close
Stroll through the 22 galleries of the Lobkowicz Palace Museum. Take a journey through the history of Europe through the eyes of the Lobkowicz family, one of the oldest and still-existing Bohemian noble families.
Family portraits, fine porcelain, ceramics, decorative arts, military rifles, musical instruments, and precious paintings are displayed here. You can even see manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart—including Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel's "Messiah. "
Your audio guide offers useful information about the art collection and the history of the Lobkowiczs—narrated by members of the family. Read More close
Your spacious riverboat with floor-to-ceiling windows embarks on a leisurely cruise from one of the arched bridges spanning across the Vltava. Receive a welcome drink as multilingual hosts show you to your table. Admire splendid views of sights such as the grand National Theatre, the Prague Castle complex, the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral, and the statues of the Charles Bridge, all while gliding along the peaceful waters of the longest Czech river.
A lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet of both cold and warm dishes is tastefully presented. Feel free to treat yourself to as much of the appetizers, main courses, and desserts as you like. Sit back and listen to live music from a band on board as you enjoy the friendly atmosphere of your cruise. Read More close
Board the vessel at the Prague Boats pier located next to the Cechuv Bridge. Find your seat in either the main salon or on the bow of the boat if you choose the Gold Package. Once everyone is seated, set sail down the river. Cast your gaze out over the ancient city's architecture which is illuminated against the dark sky. The piano's music creates a relaxed atmosphere that enhances your experience.
A pick-your-own, 3-course dinner is served shortly after you set sail. While you await your starter course, enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Each course is brought out by an attentive waiter so that you can simply relax and enjoy the unbelievable views of Prague from this unique perspective. A warm cup of tea or coffee pairs perfectly with your rich dessert to top off an unforgettable trip.
Sample menu includes:
Prague ham with cranberry dip
Swordfish carpaccio with olive oil and lemon
Caprese salad with buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with homemade pesto
Duck confit with Carlsbad dumplings and red cabbage
Swordfish en papillote with cherry tomatoes, olives, and potato grenaille
Club steak, creamed potatoes, and pepper sauce
Selection of Italian and Czech cheeses
Strawberries with mint leaves and lemon sorbet
Coffee and tea
Wine (1 bottle for 2 people), beer, and mineral water
Vegetable lasagne with ricotta, spinach, and tomatoes
Grilled vegetables and creamed potatoes Read More close
The original wooden paneling and ceramic mosaic tiles by Czech artist Jakub Obrovský enhance the unique and traditional atmosphere of the restaurant. Choose your 3-course meal from 4 menus and taste favorite local dishes, such as roast pork with cabbage and dumplings or roast beef with cream sauce. A soft drink or a glass of beer is also included.
See the sample menus below (subject to change):
Hen Bouillon with frittata noodles, vegetable, and chicken dices
Beef goulash, Prague-style, with roasted onion garnish, and dumplings
Apple roulade with nuts and whipped cream
Consommé with liver rice and vegetable julienne
Roast pork larded and served with sauerkraut and dumplings
Blueberry cake with blueberries and whipped cream
Homemade potato soup with wild mushrooms
Roast beef and cream of vegetable sauce with cranberries and dumplings
Honey gingerbread cake with sour cream and wild cherry sauce
Homemade goulash soup
Bohemian duck, roasted golden brown, with red cabbage, bread, and potato dumplings
Pancake with ice cream and vanilla sauce "San Remo"
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Pamper your palate with a 6-course dinner. A range of tastes and textures take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey. Discover delicate smoked salmon, smooth goose liver, tangy sorbet, and creamy cheeses.
See the sample menu below (subject to change):
A selection of nibbles to whet your appetite
Rose of Smoked Salmon, served with a mustard dressing and a quail egg
Delicate Foie Gras (Goose Liver Paté), served with a Sauternes sauce
Venison Tournedos, served with sautéed mushrooms, chanterelle mushrooms, and corn pancakes
A selection of European cheeses
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Mozart first visited Prague in 1787, and he arrived to a city that, unlike Vienna at the time, appreciated his music, and welcomed him as a celebrity. “Prague understands me” – he said, as culturally active audiences praised the local premiers of his operas. Relive the glorious moments in the lavishly decorated Boccaccio concert hall, where acclaimed opera singers and a live ensemble perform some of his best known works.
Listen to divine arias from Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, and The Marriage of Figaro among other gems. Tastefully presented delicious 3-course dinner is served to your table during intervals. The menu is inspired by Czech and Austrian recipes, and is freshly prepared by a local chef. Read More close
Prague remains proud of the role it played in the life of the musical genius, Mozart. Meet your guide and begin your journey on foot to learn why this pride is so strong and how influenced the composer was by local sites and culture.
Stroll through Old Town, stopping at the Golden Angel house and the Estates Theatre. It is at the Estates Theatre that the world premiere of Don Giovanni took place on October 29, 1791. Then see the Three Golden Lions house where Mozart lived during his second stay in Prague.
Next, board a tram and head to Lesser Town to visit the exhibition of music at the Czech Museum of Music. Your guide points out key elements in the museum that highlight Mozart. Then, travel by cable railway to Petřín for a view of the tower.
Continue on foot to the Strahov Monastery at Hradèany. Here you see where Mozart improvised by using an organ in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the day of Don Giovanni's premier. Your journey ends at the St. Nicholas Church, where a requiem was held on December 14, 1791, as a tribute to Mozart. Read More close
Nizbor Glass Factory, also known as Rückl Crystal, is situated just outside Prague in the small town of Nizbor along the Berounka River. Take a walk around the factory and learn about all of the different stages of glass production, including glass-blowing, painting, crackling, and cutting. Your guide also describes the history of this craft in detail, and how the factory got to be as famous as it is now.
Your tour is complete with a visit to the company store, where you can purchase a variety of glassware, from delicate hand-painted decorations to gilded, sandblasted ornaments. Be sure to take a sparkling souvenir of your visit away with you. Read More close
Consecrated in 1688 by the Archbishop of Prague in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the church has magnificent interiors decorated with splendid frescoes, including the "Last Judgment" by the famous Prague baroque painter Vaclav Vavrinec Reiner. The baroque organ, built in 1702, is unusually located on the right of the main altar to enhance the acoustics.
Listen to classic musical compositions and songs by Czech artists performed by soloists of the opera and pedagogues of the Academia of Music and Drama. Relish the mythical and magical atmosphere as you hear the rich sound of the organ perfectly combined with solo instruments and vocals.
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The famous Pilsner Urquell is a celebrated and hugely influential brand, manufactured for over a century in the town of the same name. Tour the brewery complex—from the malt house to the drying shed to the cellars and large brewing tanks—while your expert guide explains the procedures step by step.
Drive through the hilly Bohemian countryside to Nizbor, where you witness how precious glassware is created at a historical manufacturer. See demonstrations of various techniques, as the glass is blown, cut, and formed into crystal of various shapes, sizes, and colors. Read More close
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Begin your journey along Prague's Vltava River and through beautiful Letna Park, which overlooks the city and provides excellent photo opportunities. It also serves as a backdrop to a broad historical overview of this magical city. Stop at the Royal Gardens and continue around the corner to Prague Castle, the world's largest castle complex, according to The Guinness Book of World Records.
Cross over the bridge as you make your way to the Old Town with its resounding clock tower and flower filled town square. Delight in listening to the tunes of local musicians as they play on the streets and catch whiffs of savory pastries from delicious bakeries as you pass by. You stop by Petrin Park for a perfect panoramic view of the city and explore New Town and Wencelas Square before riding back to your starting point with memories that last a lifetime. Read More close
Begin in the Old Town Square and meander through its intricate streets, learning of the story behind the 4 towns. Stroll across Manes Bridge, crossing the Vltava. Remember to glance back for the panoramic view of the medieval city behind you. Ride the tram up the hill to the Strahov Monastery, built in the 12th century, perched on the hillside high above the city.
Head down to Prague Castle, passing the Hole to Hell en route. Enter the castle grounds and see the Golden Lane, learning of its links to alchemy. Admire the 3 spires of the St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle as you soak up the nighttime atmosphere and gain a fresh perspective on this remarkable city. Read More close
Take a private bus up to the castle's grounds, and follow your guide as you weave through cool, shady passageways and the magnificent interiors of the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, and Golden Lane. Admire the architecture of Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century—all confirming the mighty compound's reputation as the jewel in Prague's crown.
Stroll through immaculate gardens, stately halls, and grand galleries. Be sure to check out The Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building in the complex, home to The Lobkowicz Collections, an impressive display of royal portraits, fine porcelain, ceramics, rare decorative arts dating from the 16th to 20th century, and original manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart.
As you explore, your guide narrates the history behind the castle's centuries-old stones and tells stories of the 600-year history of the Lobkowicz family, including the dramatic story of how the family lost everything and got it back—twice. Read More close
Admire the architectural contrast between the interiors of this castle. Compare the marks of the 20th century with the pieces of forgotten genius Jože Plečnik. As you explore the castle, your guide tells you about the legendary court of Rudolf II, the nightmares of Kafka, and the struggles of the 1989 Velvet Revolution.
Take a photo of the seat of the archbishop of Prague at the Vitus Cathedral and discover the Old Royal Palace, the base of the Czech leaders and Bohemian princes of centuries ago. Follow your guide to the former palaces of nobility at Mala Strana and pass through the castle's gates to enjoy some of the best views of the city. Take a breath of fresh air while strolling through the 6 gardens of the castle before heading to Charles Bridge. Read More close
Plan your own sightseeing tour and check your city booklet for more information about all the benefits of your pass. Visit the Jewish Museum to see relics from Prague synagogues and other artifacts from the Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia. Save time with fast-track entry to the Prague Castle, considered the largest ancient castle in the world and current residence of the Czech Republic’s President.
Your Prague City Pass includes:
- Fast-track admissions to the Old Royal Palace with Vladislav Hall, the Prague Castle, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, and St. Vitus Cathedral
- Fast-track admission to the Jewish Museum, Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, and Ceremonial Hall
- 45-minute guided bus tour
- 1-hour river cruise on Vltava River
- 25 percent discount on other city tours, day trips, and boat tours
- Discounts on airport transfers, restaurants, shops, sporting, and other cultural activities
Commemorating the 700th anniversary of King Charles IV, Prague City Pass holders get access to events, exhibitions taking place in Prague Castle, until 28 September 2016. Program details are provided upon redemption.
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Things to do and see abound in the Czech capital. This short but comprehensive tour introduces you to some of the most important sights, as your guide provides you with background information about Prague's past and present. You also get insider tips on how to best utilize your time in the city.
See Wenceslas Square, where people gathered to protest against the Communist regime in both 1968 and 1989, and the grand National Theatre, which served a significant cultural role under communism. The medieval Charles Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in town.
Admire the views as you pass by the bridge on your way toward Prague Castle. Enjoy a walking tour in the area, previously home to Czech rulers. Read More close
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Discover the Gothic churches of New Town and see Wenceslas Square, a vibrant boulevard of shops, cafes, and trendy bars. Meander through cobbled streets as you roam around Old Town Square, and see iconic landmarks such as Old Town Hall Tower, Astronomical Clock, and St. Nicholas Church. In the Jewish Quarter, see the Old-New Synagogue and hear stories about the local community.
Embark on a cruise along Devil's Stream canal—Prague's equivalent to Venice—voyaging under Charles Bridge and enjoying refreshments as you glide by the historic center. After lunch at a local Czech restaurant, uncover the gems on the west side. Visit Prague Castle, the stunning architectural complex perched atop a hill above the city—a must-see on any Prague trip.
Finally, explore nearby districts as you admire the lavish homes dotted around Lesser Town and read messages of love and peace on Lennon Wall. Your route is tailor-made to your preferences, so you can go where you wish, listen to intriguing stories, and ask your guide for tips about your stay. Read More close
Sit back and relax on the cushions of an elegant horse-drawn carriage, as if you're traveling to a time before automobiles took over. You depart from Old Town Square, home to grand palaces, imposing churches, and the famous Astronomical Clock—it is indeed the oldest part of Prague.
A pleasant journey takes you through medieval streets, lined with colorfully and beautifully renovated 14th-century buildings. Vibrant street life unfolds in front of your eyes as you drink in the romantic atmosphere of the delightful Czech capital. Read More close
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This town was founded in 1370 by Holy Roman Emperor and Czech King Charles IV. It's famous for its 13 hot springs and historical Neo-Renaissance colonnades with mineral water spring you can taste. Enjoy time to wander the town's many shops offering locally produced souvenirs, glasswork, and pottery dot the area, as well as great Czech restaurants.
Travel through the picturesque Czech countryside to Karlštejn Castle, founded in 1348 by Charles IV as a stronghold for housing collections of holy relics and crown jewels. This striking fortress, which sits majestically atop a hill overlooking mountainous terrain, is among the country's most celebrated and frequently visited castles. Enter its Chapel of the Holy Cross and marvel at a large portrait gallery of historical Czech rulers, see a replica of the crown of the Holy Roman Emperors and St. Wenceslas.
This 4-winged, 3-story castle was among the first places in the country to use electric lifts and plumbing. Built during the 13th century, this Baroque-style fortification was the last residence of Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke of Austria, whose assassination triggered World War I. Wander the chateau's magnificent gardens and explore its many romantic corners, ancient statues, and even a live bear.
Terezín and Theresienstadt Concentration Camp:
This former military town was founded at the end of the 18th century by Emperor Joseph II. It features the Theresienstadt concentration camp and former Jewish ghetto, which was built by the Nazis during World War II. See its moving memorial and learn about the history that lies behind the walls of one of the largest concentration camps in the Czech Republic. Read More close
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Your night starts at the Pub Crawl Bar, where you never have to wait for your next drink during the unlimited power hour. Bartenders serve beer, wine, absinthe, and vodka at a fast pace so that your glass or shot is never empty.
Follow the masters of fun, your expert guides, who are there to entertain you and make sure the event goes off trouble-free. Head to 3 more local bars. An on-the-house welcome shot awaits you at each venue. Finish on a high at Karlovy Lázne, a 5-story mega club that has different themes and styles of music on each floor. No matter what your music preference might be, you're sure to find it here. Read More close
One of the great European cities, Prague is teeming with historical treasures and renowned sights. A short but comprehensive walking tour introduces you to some of the most important sights in true royal style. Walk the former coronation route of kings and hear compelling stories about the city's past and present.
Note the many winding side roads as you walk from the wide spaces of Wenceslas Square to the cobbled streets and Gothic buildings of Old Town. Marvel at the view, standing on the 15th-century Charles Bridge, a truly captivating sight with its 30 unique statues along a 0. 4-mile (621-m) length over the Vltava River. Finish this engaging and informative tour at the foothills of the castle in the red-roofed Lesser Town. Read More close
Begin your tour at Praha Hlavní Nádraží, an Art Nouveau train station building. Discuss the revolutionary movement against academic art from the 19th century while you marvel at the lofty dome, stained-glass windows, and carved faces of women representing Prague, the "Mother of Cities. "
As you continue to Wenceslas Square, the historic core of the city, discuss the finer points of Prague's Art Nouveau features. Your analysis is complemented by a stroll past the Lucerna Music Bar (a classic Art Nouveau building built by former President Václav Havel's family) and the Grand Hotel Europa, another fine example of Czech optimism in the early 20th century.
Then gain a scholar's insight into Cubism and Rondocubism, distinctive architectural styles that spread throughout Europe. Visit the House of the Black Madonna, designed by Josef Gočár, to see an example of Cubist and Rondocubist design in Prague—one of few European cities to feature this elegant style of building.
Your final stop is at Prague's Municipal House, an Art Nouveau treasure. Here, immerse yourself in the history of the Art Nouveau era, as well as the then-emerging Modernist movement. Read More close
Your stroll begins at Prague Castle, overlooking the Vltava river. As you walk through the stunning halls, witness Charles IV's 14th-century improvements, taking in the ancient grandeur. Learn key facts about the structure in front of you and about the Bohemian king himself before moving down toward Charles Bridge, a Gothic masterpiece that was essential to the city's development.
Discuss the plans, vision, opulence, and prosperity of Prague during Charles's reign, ultimately resulting in the construction of the New Town. Continue on toward the Old Town, compare the city's before and after, and admire fascinating structures such as Charles University's Karolinum, one of central Europe's oldest dormitories. Read More close
Trace the rich Jewish history in Prague as you study the original settlements close to the heart of Old Town. Your tour allows plenty of time to explore the many synagogues open to the public, including the Old New Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in Europe. Your next stop is the Jewish Cemetery, which dates back to the 15th century. Here your scholar discusses burial customs and rituals before moving toward the Jewish Town Hall.
After learning about Judah Loew ben Bezalel's legacy and how it has been tangled with the legend of Golem, decide for yourself what separates myth from reality. Finally, consider the melting pot of cultures—Jewish, German, and Czech—that influenced many renowned writers and thinkers, Franz Kafka included. Read More close
Begin on Vitkov Hill, where the giant statue of Jan Zizka provides an opportunity for your guide to set the scene with some early Czech history. Look out over the capital before passing the mausoleum of Czechoslovakia's first Communist president; see its surprisingly ornate decoration and hear the story of the early Socialist days.
Continue into town and head toward Wenceslas Square. Here you find important Communist buildings, including the former parliament. On the way, your guide explains the attempted reform of 1968 and points out locations of riots and demonstrations by those fighting for democracy in the late 1980s.
Complete your tour with a better understanding of how the period of Communist rule is framed in wider Czech history and how the effects are still felt today. Read More close
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- Holesovice, Josefov, Karlin, Mala, Strana, Nove Mesto, Smichov, Stare Mesto, Vaclav Havel Airport
- Vinohrady, Vrsovice, Vysehrad, Zizkov
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With a small group of 8 people, learn why the Czech Republic makes some of the best beer in the world. Try microbrews from some of the highest quality small breweries in the world and eat delicious traditional snacks. With a 1,000-year history of brewing, Czech beer has been supported by kings, embraced by the people and skilled brew masters, and gained respect worldwide.
As you tour a beer museum learn about the history and culture of Czech beers, see real medieval brewing props, and try several types of beer. With a frosty mug in hand, try some of the most robust lagers and stouts. Visit a small centuries-old beer hall where they still brew their own beer right in the middle of Prague’s inner old town.
The small brewery is not on the tourist track and often overlooked by the average visitor. Your friendly knowledgeable guide tells you about the current situation of brewing in the country and you enjoy a few top-notch varieties of Czech craft beer. Along the way, taste what the local cuisine is all about as you nibble on traditional snacks from a local chef. Read More close
After being picked up at your hotel in Prague, head into the rugged terrain of the Czech Republic's hinterland. Your first stop is at the Bastei Bridge, a sandstone bridge constructed in 1851 that links several towering rocks together. This astounding rock formation towers 636 feet (194 m) above the Elbe River, offering stunning views of the expansive valley. Your next stop is at the edge of the Czech side of the park where you embark on a 1. 2-mile (2 km) hike up to Pravčická Gate, the largest natural sandstone arch in all of Europe.
Enjoy a satisfying lunch and then hike down towards Kamenice Gorge, where you board a small dinghy for a journey through the canyon. Follow along the calm waterway, which carves through the surrounding sandstone walls. As your boat ride comes to an end in the small colorful village of Hřensko, where you can shop for handmade souvenirs before heading back to Prague. Read More close
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Walk along narrow streets lined with colorful and beautifully restored houses in the Old Town all the way to the famed Charles Bridge. From this emblematic stone structure, take in splendid views over the Vltava and follow the footsteps of monarchs as you cross the bridge under the watchful eyes of precious Baroque sculptures that line the balustrades.
In Lesser Town, visit ancient churches including one founded by the Templars, a reminder of Prague's role as an important stop on the way to the Holy Land during the Crusades. After passing elegant noble palaces and meticulously landscaped gardens, climb the stairs to Prague Castle; marvel at far-reaching panoramic views from the hill and admire the majestic grandeur of buildings in the area.
In the palace courtyards, appreciate the Gothic beauty of the St. Vitus Cathedral. Then enter the old royal palace and St. George's Basilica before a stroll on the Golden Lane, a quaint row of medieval houses. Read More close
Start with a thorough riding lesson to learn the basic techniques of operating an electric bike. Once confident, join a small group of fellow travelers to coast through the Czech capital for a look at its numerous wonders.
Roll toward the impressive Gothic towers of the Church of Our Lady before Týn, and take advantage of a photo break among the enchanting buildings of Old Town Square with its famous astronomical clock. Cycle to the historic Josevof district to visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, see the solemn 13th-century Old New Synagogue, and hear the legendary story of the golem.
Continue beside leafy riverbanks and cross one of the magnificent bridges on your way to Malá Strana—one of the oldest quarters in the city—right beneath the UNESCO-listed Prague Castle. Finish your ride with glimpses of the Kafka Museum, the John Lennon Wall, and the greenery of Kampa Park. Read More close
Begin your tour by the statue of the Duke of Bohemia, where your guide explains the Bohemian influences in Prague's architecture, art, and politics. Follow your guide through to a local passageway, where you discover old world magic, understated modern day conflict with provoking sculptures and graffiti—showcasing the emancipation from communist rule that led the nation to freedom.
Continue to another passageway—occupied with speciality food and pastry shops. Here you have the chance to taste some of the freshest daily dishes on offer, followed by a visit to the oldest pub in town, serving Pilsner Urquell since 1843. Enjoy a sample of the country's most famous beer as your guide explains its origin and first production.
Next, hop on a tram to the trendy neighborhood of Vršovice—home to the modern bohemian movement. Stop at one of the many chic cafes to enjoy some local snacks and drinks, before heading to the groovy Źižkov district. Your guide introduces you to the history of the ruler Jan Źižka and the families that hid Czech commandos from the Nazis.
Your tour is complete with a visit to Pivoteka microbrewery, where you can sample another Czech beer and more fresh offerings from a nearby farmers’ market and bakery.
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Even with the feared secret police gone, the intimidating cells of the city's torture prison reveal uncomfortable truths about the nation's time under communist rule. After a visit to these hidden chambers, continue with a walk along National Avenue, the central point for protests against Nazism and communism throughout the 20th century.
Walk to Wenceslas Square, a symbol of the famous Prague Spring movement that arose in 1968 to demand personal and economic freedom. See Republic Square, passing by the building that housed the city's Gestapo headquarters during the years of Nazi occupation, before you reach an old Jewish cemetery and hear absorbing stories about the struggle for survival during the dark days of World War II.
Finish the tour at the former KGB headquarters, where you learn about the fate of what was once the world's largest statue of Stalin, taken down when the Velvet Revolution freed the country from Soviet control and returned it to the democratic world. Read More close
As you wander along its cobbled alleys and grand boulevards, hear from a local guide about the fascinating history that shaped the Czech capital. Meander past Mozart's house and find out why Prague is also known as Mozart's Mistress. Learn about the esoteric teachings of astronomers during the Renaissance and the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah that also flourished here throughout the centuries.
To top off your leisurely evening, embark on an hourlong scenic river cruise with a glass of beer or wine. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the UNESCO-listed Prague Castle and the ancient bridges that provide an enchanting backdrop. Read More close
After you meet your local guide in medieval Wenceslas Square, listen as you learn about the country’s lengthy history and Bohemian culture. Then hop on the local tram to the neighborhood of Vinohrady. Here, step into a beer cellar known for its 27 distinct beers on tap. Your guide helps you choose a Czech beer that pairs perfectly with your bar snack of tangy pickled sausage—a favorite among locals.
Next, after a short trip on the metro, arrive in Old Town and grab a seat at the first pub in Prague to serve the revolutionary Pilsner Urquell, which dates back to 1843. Sip your drink and enjoy a tasting of homemade potato pancakes.
Up next: a bar known to be frequented by medieval executioners. Here, savor one of the best Pilsner beers in town. Walk to another beer hall nearby, where you can tap your own beer before concluding your tour.
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A relaxed itinerary awaits your discovery amidst the magic of the Czech capital. Marvel at the most beautiful representation of Art Nouveau in the city, the Municipal House (Obecí Dum) before making your way to Wenceslas Square—one of Europe's most famous and historic squares—here your guide introduces you to the history of Prague.
Next, your tour moves to the colorful Havelsky Market—a local favorite since 1232—before continuing towards the Old Town—a charming place with narrow alleyways, where Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches can be found. After exploring the town and admiring the Jewish Quarter, recharge your batteries over a traditional Czech lunch.
After lunch, hop aboard a replica of a 19th-century sailboat, where you admire the stunning skyline while sipping cold and hot refreshments. Next, take a short tram ride towards Prague Castle, wandering through its magnificent complex and discovering the jaw-dropping Gothic Cathedral. Read More close
Founded more than 1,000 years ago, the Czech capital's center was built long before modern urban planning existed. Architectural wonders and grand squares were erected in major areas, leaving nooks and crannies scattered around Old Town. Navigate a labyrinth of hidden pathways and intimate courtyards in the enchanting city center, home to hard-to-find gardens and vibrant local hotspots.
While you wander the secret passages connecting Wenceslas Square, Republic Square, and Old Town Square, get a glimpse of places not listed on tourist maps. Hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about the city's past and get insider tips from your knowledgeable and friendly guide. Read More close
Walk the winding alleys in Old Town, passing by impressive churches and precious sculptures on the way to Wenceslas Square, a focal point of the Czech people's battle against both fascism and communism in the 20th century. Continue to the fairy tale-like Old Town Square to see the grand Prague State Opera house and Charles University, one of the oldest in Europe. Make sure to take a few photos in front of the city's famous astronomical clock, installed in 1410 and still keeping time.
Take a short break, sit back with a cup of coffee or tea or a cold glass of crisp Czech brew, and enjoy watching the world go by. Once you're rested and refreshed, head to the historic Jewish neighborhood and hear intriguing anecdotes about mysterious rabbis, see a solemn synagogue, and visit the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Finish your tour by gazing across the Vltava and the romantic Charles Bridge to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague Castle for one of the most photographed and prettiest views in the world. Read More close
Once you feel comfortable on a Segway, visit one of the largest and most historic squares in Europe, Wenceslas Square, and be moved by the many stories of modern Czech heroes who protested, fought, and sacrificed themselves here and overturned fascist and communist regimes of the 20th century.
Pass the Powder Tower, the Estates Theatre, and the Karolinum, the oldest dormitory at Charles University, as you head to Old Town Square. In the Old Town, one of Europe's most amazing sights, admire gorgeous architecture and churches dating back centuries such as the black Gothic-style Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the astronomical clock, and townhouses of well-known citizens.
Continue to the Jewish quarter for a history of the Old New Synagogue, the Jewish cemetery, and the story of Golem, the protector of the Jewish ghetto, and then head to the river for a tremendous view of the castle and many bridges connecting the Old Town and the Lesser Town, known as Mala Strana. Then roll by the Kafka museum and see thought-provoking sculptures by Czech artist David Cerny.
Ride along the narrowest street in Prague, pass through Kampa Park, and get a unique view of the world-famous Charles Bridge and the John Lennon Wall in Lesser Town. Then pass the Funicular and Memorial to the Victims of Communism before one last view of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle and hear the history of the National Theater. Read More close
Theresienstadt, its original name during the rule of the Austro-Hungarian monarchs in the late 18th century, is a site to stop and commemorate some of the darkest days in human history. Here stood a concentration camp where more than 150,000 people were executed. Learn about the victims of human cruelty and political and racial persecution.
Walking with an expert guide, you also see the Memorial of National Martyrdom, which is dedicated to war victims, the Small Fortress, which holds fearsome secrets of the Gestapo, and the Ghetto Museum, whose exhibits are set up with the help of survivors of Terezín Concentration Camp. Read More close
Meander through the cobbled streets of medieval Old Town before delving into the mystery of the Jewish Quarter, learning of its troubled past as you go. Observe the city with a fresh perspective as you board a river boat for a delightful cruise down the Vltava, enjoying a complimentary drink. Linger on an authentic Czech lunch as you prepare yourself for the afternoon's endeavors.
Glimpse the grand city from a third angle as you ride a tram, soaking up further sights and covering more ground than you could hope to on foot. The impressive Prague Castle sits just above the city. Its fairy-tale façade demands a photo. Stroll back across the Charles Bridge and your tour of enchanting Prague is complete. Read More close
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Feel the chill in the air as you venture deep into the underground network of streets below the bustling city above. Start beneath Town Hall, where you explore the dungeons and torture chambers that used to be home to the unfortunate prisoners. Listen to the legend of the famous executioner and the 2 historic prisoners that were tortured in the underground chambers—and the story of how they still lurk in the area.
As you venture deeper, your guide tells of further legends and mysteries under the lamplight. Look out for evidence of the paranormal world before returning to the normality of the streets above. Read More close
A scenic drive through the regions of Bohemia and Moravia (count on 3–4 hours each way) takes you to the capital of neighboring Austria. During the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city was among the most glamorous places on the continent, and it is still celebrated for its impeccable style and rich heritage. See palatial buildings along the glitzy boulevard Ring Road. Pass by the State Opera House, the iconic Rathaus (Town Hall), and the impressive Parliament Building.
Make a stop at Schrönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial Habsburg family. You have the option to enjoy a guided walk in the beautifully landscaped gardens and inside the palace (own expense). Then head back to the center to see the mighty winter residence Hofburg Palace. An optional tour walks you through lavish halls and state rooms.
After visiting the 12th-century Gothic St. Stephen's Church, you have ample leisure time to stroll in the main pedestrian zone, where boutiques and Viennese cafés abound. Read More close
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Start your cruise at the iconic Charles Bridge in the center of the city. From here, float by on a gentle voyage along the beautiful Vltava, Prague's lifeline and main waterway. Spot postcard-perfect landmarks, including Prague Castle—one of the world's largest castle complexes. Look out for the imposing Vysehrad fort, which has been standing proudly above the river since the 10th century.
As you relax and enjoy the splendid view and provided refreshments, your English-speaking guide points out all the places of importance along the route. With a small group there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions, meaning you get a great understanding of the sights you're seeing. Read More close