|Our Prague Castle by Night and Alchemy Tour seeks out the historical tales, mysteries and alchemy associated with Prague, the 'magical capital' of Old Europe.|
This is a fun, fast-paced and enlightening walking tour, which focuses on the mighty castle complex, but also encompasses all historical areas of the city. It is a journey full of exploration and discovery, filled with facts, myths and legends.
The tour starts near the Old Town Square, from where our guide leads us through the cobbled streets of the Old Town. We then cross the Vltava River into the picturesque Lesser Town, and take a tram up to Prague Castle (tram ticket is included).
Prague Castle illuminated at night is a majestic sight. Set high on the hillside, it dominates the city's skyline.
And with the tourists gone for the day, the castle takes on a romantic, eery, and undeniably magical atmosphere.
Following in the footsteps of kings and emperors, we seek out the castle's hidden secrets, walking through the grand squares to view the palaces, churches and ancient monuments, and through Golden Lane, where generations of artisans have worked from the middle ages onwards.
We hear stories from the reigns of King Wenceslas and Emperor Charles IV. And learn how, in the reign of Emperor Rudolf II, scientists and magicians were drawn to Prague from around Europe to practise astronomy, alchemy and magic.
The tour also covers the historic buildings that surround Prague Castle, such as Strahov Monastery, Černin Palace, Loreta, Nový Svět (New World), Domeček (secret police and Gestapo prison), St Wenceslas’ Vineyard and Wallenstein Palace.
Finally, from Prague Castle participants can enjoy panoramic views over the city: the summer sunsets can be glorious, while in winter the city is alive with lights.
Prague Experience walking tours are led by professional, licensed tourist guides.
The tour is in English as standard. If you require a tour in German, state it in Special Requests on the booking form.
Note: For a shorter tour that focuses on the ghost stories and legends of the Old Town, see the
Prague Ghost Tour.