This tour is a variation of the Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour
. It has the addition of a relaxing river cruise, and so involves less walking than the original version.
Of all our Prague tours, the Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tours are the most popular. They offer a superb introduction to this city of rich opulent beauty with an epic history.
This sightseeing tour is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot (some of the best areas of the city are only accessible on foot).
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we embark on a fascinating journey through time to learn of the people who have shaped the city, and to discover the places they built over the past 1000 years - Prague has over 4,000 monuments.
We begin the tour on the coach, introducing the major historical areas of Prague: the New Town with Wenceslas Square at its heart, the charming Old Town and the picturesque Lesser Town.
Next, we drive up to the castle for the highlight of the trip: a 75 minute walk through the Prague Castle complex to discover the major sights within. Our guide will find the shortest security queue into the castle.
On the tour the guide brings the magnificent castle buildings to life, explaining their turbulent history, and their royal and presidential connections. We admire the grandeur of Saint Vitus Cathedral, the ancient architecture of the Old Royal Palace, the state apartments, the fortifications and towers, and other historic churches and national treasures. Finally, we enjoy the stunning views over the whole of Prague.
From Prague Castle we walk down to the Vltava River via a flight of steps (the steps are lengthy, but wide and deep, and so fairly easy to walk down).
We then board the river cruise, for a boat trip through the city centre. This provides an opportunity to relax and take in refreshments. The bar on board serves a range of beers, wines, spirits, hot and cold soft drinks, and snacks.
The interior of the boat is air-conditioned in summer, heated in winter, and has outdoor seating too, so the trip is comfortable all year round. We sail under Charles Bridge and enjoy close up views of the riverside attractions.
Back on dry land, we continue our Prague tour, walking through the Jewish Quarter and on to explore the Old Town.
Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English and another language. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.
If you require a tour in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, please specify on the booking form.
The trip finishes at the Old Town Square. Highly recommended.
Tip: The boat trip sails through the very centre of Prague only, whereas our dinner cruises travel much further and include a full meal and live music. Therefore, if you wish to book this tour and also a dinner river cruise for one evening, you will enjoy both, as they offer different experiences.