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Absolute Prague Small-Group Castle Walking Tour: Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral.
Prague Castle is the world's biggest castle and has played a central role in the history of the Czech Republic, and sometimes even in world history. It was founded in 880 and is thus the oldest part of the city. Not long after, craftsmen and tradesmen settled on the slopes beneath to provide their services to royalty and nobility. This became known as Lesser Town but to get there we first cross the famous Charles Bridge to begin the tour.
45 € Adults
43 € Students (with valid student card)
22 € Children (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years
All Year Around - 14:00
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Absolute Tour Center: 12 Michalska Street, Prague 1 (written as: Michalská 432/12) - entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Stare Paní
Conclusion Point: In the Castle area
From our meeting point located in the center of Prague, we'll take you for a short walk through the narrow cobblestone streets to the Charles Bridge - one of Prague's three main attractions - and follow in the footsteps of history by crossing it, taking the same route as kings, queens and noblemen! of a bygone era. After making our way across this masterpiece we will stop to admire the austere majesty of St. Nicolas Church. After, we'll take in the Prague Castle area and see (from the outside only) Hradčanské Square with its many palaces like the Archbishop's Palace and Schwarzenberg Palace to name a few.
Finally, it is time to ascend to the Castle via the old steps and Nerudova Street. As we walk up the hillside, we'll discover some lovely hidden gardens and at the top, we'll be treated to marvellous views of the city beneath us. We'll stop for a minute to savour the grandeur of the Castle area, a place that has hosted coronations, indoor jousting tournaments, banana markets and even defenestrations – the practice of throwing people out through a window, a term coined by the Czechs! And, before you leave, your guide will give you some history on the spectacular Schwarzenberg Palace and Archbishop's Palace.
After this short stroll, we head into the Prague Castle to see the first and second courtyards. After, we'll explore the buildings in the third courtyard, including St Vitus, the country's largest cathedral the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica (outside only) and square. The tour ends in the Castle area and you'll have time to explore for yourself and ask your guide for plenty of tips on the city.
We'll also take a break for coffee and cake in a cosy Café near the Castle.
Our walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips and hints on where to go and what else to do.
Inclusions: English speaking guide, coffee and cake, public transport tickets during the tour, many stops for photos and questions.
Exclusions: Entry to sights and museums, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
Infant: free up to 2 years
Children: 3-12 years half adult price
13 years and older are charged at student price
Student rate will require a valid student ID card when joining the tour.