Prague History Walking Tour Of Old Town, New Town And The Jewish Quarter

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Overview

This 3-hour guided walking tour in Prague familiarizes participants with Prague's 1,000 years of European history. Learn about the city from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the ordeals and triumphs of its modern history.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Beginning in the Old Town in the morning or afternoon, this 3-hour guided walk through Prague will take you to key monuments and uncover hundreds of years of the city's fascinating history.

Setting out from Old Town Square, the ancient marketplace that established Prague as an important center for medieval trade, walk through the winding streets of Old Town and see the monuments and buildings that reveal the social and political complexities of Prague’s multicultural past. See the soaring late Gothic towers of Tyn Church and Old Town Hall, then visit the monument to religious reformer Jan Hus, a symbol of Czech national identity. You will then discover the impact that Czech intellectuals had on their nation’s political fortunes at Charles University, founded by Charles IV in 1348. Don't miss the university's oldest remaining structure, a lovely Gothic oriel window dating from 1370.

At Wenceslas Square learn about Prague’s 20th century ordeals; the Nazis held mass rallies here and it was also the point of convergence for the Warsaw Pact tanks that crushed the Prague Spring of 1968. Municipal House, built in 1911 and the greatest of the city’s many art nouveau masterpieces, will transport you back to the 20th century’s most optimistic moments for Czech independence.

Finally, ywalk through the Jewish Quarter and see the Old New Synagogue, the oldest functioning temple in Europe, as well as the ancient Jewish cemetery and the rococo Jewish Town Hall. Your tour ends at the Vltava River with a view of Prague Castle and additional historical insight from your guide.

Inclusions for Prague History Walking Tour Of Old Town, New Town And The Jewish Quarter

  • Walking tour
  • Historian guide

Exclusions for Prague History Walking Tour Of Old Town, New Town And The Jewish Quarter

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Choice of morning and afternoon departure; please advise at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Thanks to Vadim for an informative and interesting tour. It covered historical, religious, cultural and architectural aspects of Prague which was a lot of information for the 3 hour tour. However I found it was conducted at a relaxed pace and personalised to my interests. Although the cost of the tour could be considered to be a bit more than others, I thought it was very good value compared to the less personal aspects of larger group tours. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour!

  • We were surprised to find out that we were the only 2 on this tour, although it just worked out that way. Our guide was actually the owner of the tour company and was American so of course there was no language barrier. We started in Old Town and made our way to New Town. Our guide touched on religious issues Counter-Reformation and a lot about the history of the Czech people and why the city grew the way that it did.

    We focused a bit more than my wife and I would have liked on 20th century buildings. As a matter of fact, we went into only one building that was not a 20th century building. We would have appreciated more of the more distant history of the city. Our guide was pretty free with her opinions on American politic. This was fine with me, but some might find this a bit much.

    All in all though, I would recommend this tour as it is very informative and personal.

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