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Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Prague

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour
- Breaks will be shortended - Guests are encouraged to bring own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group picture will no longer be taken
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get to know Prague Castle and the Castle District on foot during this half-day walking tour. Book this guided tour, and check a major must-see off your to-do list. Learn about the ancient history of the area through your guide's in-depth commentary as you explore Mala Strana, the Golden Lane, and views of St. Vitus Cathedral.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jan Palach Square
    nám. J. Palacha, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
    Your Tour starts in front of Rudolfinum, near the Jan Palach Square. Just look for the team with the red SANDEMANs NEW Europe umbrella!
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  • 1
    Palach Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Vltava River
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    St Nicholas Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Hradcany
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Schwarzenberg Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    St. Vitus Cathedral
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    St. George's Basilica
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Golden Lane
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 9
    Prague Castle
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 10
    Charles Bridge
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Prague Castle
    119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
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Highlights
  • Explore the must-see Prague Castle district on foot with a guide
  • Learn more than you would on your own about the area’s history from your guide
  • Exploring on foot gives you a ground-up perspective on the area
  • This half-day tour leaves plenty of time for other activities
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Prague, and set off on your walking tour. You won't have to worry about fussing with a map or planning a route because your guide has planned out a comprehensive Prague Castle itinerary for you. Cross the Vltava River and catch your first views of the castle as your guide provides an orientation. Then climb the hillside and enter the baroque Mala Strana district. Pause to snap photos of the World War II memorial and St. Nicholas Church, and then take the tram (own cost) up to the castle. Enter through the North Gate, passing the Powder Bridge and the Royal Gardens on the way to Hradčany Square. See the Scwarzenberg Palace, the Second and Third Courtyards, and the enormous St. Vitus Cathedral. After checking out the church's interior, head for the Golden Lane, where your guide sheds light on the past inhabitants, including Franz Kafka, goldsmiths, and fusiliers. Get much more information on this history-rich area from your guide than you would exploring on your own. End up at a spot on the hillside that looks out over the city, a perfect vantage point for a last photo. Alternatively, walk back to the Charles Bridge together, where your guided tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jan Palach Square, nám. J. Palacha, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Prague Castle, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One-way tram ticket (approx. 24 CZK)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free but they will also need a transportation ticket. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours.
  • It is necessary to purchase a one-way tram ticket (approx. 24 CZK). We kindly ask you to purchase it in advance to ensure that the tour runs smoothly. Tickets are sold through yellow vending machines at metro stations, at ticket offices located at some metro stations, at some newsstands and at tourist information centres.
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note that we won't visit St. Vitus's Cathedral during the tour as exhibitions and indoor areas at Prague Castle are closed due to coronavirus. Thanks for your understanding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Morgan wrote a review Sep 2020
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Was walking through the square in Prague and one of the Arab tour operators, red t-shirt, dark skin, sunglasses and stubble, shouted "Mark" to his philipino colleague very loud in our ear, and then told me to F Off when I objected! When I responded he told me, in front of 50
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Date of experience: August 2020
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VIBHAS J wrote a review Aug 2020
Munich, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
An absolutely amazing guide, detailed historical accounts, quick questions and doubts resolution and highly knowledgeable. All this and Ian still manages to stay funny throughout the tour!
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hannasly wrote a review Aug 2020
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We took a Castle Tour with Brandon. Not only was is super informative but Brandon was super fun and gave top insider Information and recommandations.
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siddharthhanda wrote a review Jul 2020
Navi Mumbai, India2 contributions7 helpful votes
We reached the departure spot at 09:59 for the 10am tour and the tour guide wasn't there. We contacted the tour operator who responded saying tour has been cancelled and offered us to join the next slot or get a refund. We asked for the refund and tour operator insisted on
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Gabrielle D wrote a review Jul 2020
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The tour was very interesting, our guide was nice and patient, and made sure everybody had a good time.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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By: SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Prague
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Free Walking Tour
Had a really great walking tour with Brandon, the tour started on time and meeting point was easy to find. We learn
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Ian was fantastic
Ian was entertaining, great history and very knowledgeable on everything. Went on free walking tour and really enjo
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mikeunited
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Excellent, friendly, organized and literate Guider
Ian (Ian Nacimiento) was our guider for the Free Walking Tours (English) in the morning and the castle tour in the
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tomhydra
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Amazing tour with Ian
We made the best decision of visiting Prague with SANDEMAN. Ian was a very knowledgeable, well planned and funny pe
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Marton32
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Fullest guide on Earth
The guide was fully aware of Prague and its culture and environment. Additionally Ian was very kind and funny. I wo
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carolines309
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Last minute decision
Thought we’d ‘do’ Prague on our own but with so much to see and so much history, figured we’d miss too much. Decide
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Y1476BCryane
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Great way to see and understand Prague
We went on the free walking tour with Brandon around Prague on Sunday morning. It was a great way to learn and see
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597norad
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No one showed up, or told it me was cancelled
I had booked two tours with Sandemans in Prague one walking tour and one to Terezin and both times no one showed up
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smbaron
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Perfect day trip to Kutna Hora
It was a perfect weather to when we traveled to Kutna Hora. Pavel was knowledgeable about the history and such a jo
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joseaO4917QP
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As tour was cancelled I appreciate a refund
I did no have the chance to cancel online therefore please process the refund due to cancellation corona-virus.
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Bageyes
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Tour of the city
Katrina our guide was fantastic and very informative and such a funny lady we really enjoyed the tour would definit
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February 2020 visit
This is the only free walking tour I could find. There was quite a lot of people in our group. We stopped half wa
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Awesome Historical Tour with Paris
Paris was a fantastic guide who made Prague’s history come alive - and gave us a venerable list of recommendations
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Amazing tour with Paris
Paris was our lovely tour guide through Prague's rich communist history.Clearly knew a lot about this wonderful cit
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Paris in Prague
We did the Prague walking tour-Old Town, New Town, and Jewish District with Paris (our guide’s name!) Paris was inf
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