Private Prague Castle Tour With A Czech Guide, Meeting Up At Hotel

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9.00 (not on Sundays) and 13.00
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    please wait at the reception at the time of pick up. Find a person who has a sign with your name
  • Return Details :
    Metro station Malostranská, below Prague Castle
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the interiors of 4 buildings at the Prague Castle with a Czechguide - from the first courtyard to the Golden lane. Learn not only about the history of the king and presidential seat from its beginning in 9th century but also about the current political situation and atmosphere in the Czech Republic.Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this private small-group tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at your Prague hotel 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour, which starts at 9am or 1pm depending which option you pick. Take public transport (own expense) to Prague Castle and pay the entrance fee (250 CZK per person). The castle dates from the 9th century and, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the largest ancient castle in the world. See thechanging of the guard at the main gate, then pass through the security check point to enter to castle. Please note that the line for the check point can be up to one hour in high season. As you wait, your guide willtell you about the history of the castle, and explain the Czech Republic's current political situation.

Stroll across the first two castle courtyards toSt. Vitus Cathedral, an excellent example of Gothic architecture and the biggest and most important church in the country. After some time explore make your way across the thirdcourtyard to the Golden Gate, the former main gate to the cathedral. Opposite this is the New Castle, the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Enter the Old royal palace nearby and see Vladislav Hall, which was used for large public events of the Bohemian monarchy and is still used today by the modern Czech state. This is where the Thirty Years' War began in 1618, bringing hunger, despair, and ongoing battles to Europe.

Relax with a traditional Czech coffee at one of the charming cafs at Prague Castle (own expense). Then continue to the St. George Basilica and the Golden lane, asmall street in a hidden corner of the castle fortifications, where you can tiny, brightly colored houses. One of them was once home to the writer Franz Kafka.

Last but not least, visit castle's Daliborka Tower, which was used as a prison. See the upper cells and thedungeon, which was reserved for harsher criminals as evidenced by the various instruments of torture. Here the tour ends. If you wish, stay a little longer and explore the castle's museum ofarmor, weapons, and swords, or ask your guide for directions to the Metro Station or city center.

Inclusions

Local guide

Professional guide

Hotel pickup - meeting point

Private tour

Exclusions

Transportation to/from attractions

Prague Castle entrance fee 250 CZK per person (9 euros)

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Lenka met us at our hotel at 9 AM... thus began our education. Lenka was knowledgeable, well spoken and quite funny. I left knowing more about the beautiful and sometimes turbulent past of the country and it’s rulers. I suggest you book this tour if you want to avoid the lines, 50 person tour groups and have an interest in learning. Well done Lenka!

  • 23-Sep-2019

    This is a very informative tour to take with a private guide. Lenka spoke very good English and is very knowledgeable about the history of the country. You will be met at your hotel and will need to walk to public transportation with your guide to get to the castle. You are on your own to pay for your transportation and castle entrance fee, but Lenka is very helpful in guiding you through the processes and can also help you find the correct transportation back to your hotel or etc after the tour. You need to be prepared to do quite a bit of walking as the castle complex is a huge place. We learned a lot of history, saw a lot of interesting things, had all our questions answered, and did not feel rushed although we kept moving right along. Excellent tour!

  • 26-Mar-2018

    The Visit to the Castle was informative. Our guide was kind to meet us a the hotel and escort us by Tram up to the castle. She was informative and to the point. We split at the exit of the castle after about 2 hours.

  • 15-Sep-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 08-Sep-2017

    Outstanding! Very personal and informative.

  • 18-May-2017

    Lenka was awesome! We got picked up at our hotel and then we rode the tram to prague castle. It was just me and my mom and we had a lot of questions but Lenka was able to answer all of them! Highly recommend using their tour company for the other days too!