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Join us for an in-depth visit to the Prague Castle complex. The tour includes admission to and a guided walk around the major buildings within the castle: St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane.
This sightseeing tour is part by air-conditioned coach, but mostly on foot (Prague Castle is pedestrianised).
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we drive up to the castle to begin our tour. Our guide will take care of the tickets and find the shortest security queue into the castle.
Prague Castle is the city's No1 tourist attraction and Europe's largest medieval castle. It is set in a commanding position overlooking the city, from where the Kings of Bohemia once ruled.
The castle is an intriguing mix of great halls, palaces, state apartments, churches, a monastery, viewing towers, fortifications, museums and art galleries.
Our guide brings the castle to life by explaining the turbulent history surrounding the various buildings, and their royal and presidential connections.
We discover where the coronation of Kings and Queens took place at St. Vitus Cathedral; we admire the grand architecture inside the Old Royal Palace; and we explore St. George's Basilica, founded in 920 AD, the best-preserved Romanesque church in Prague.
Plus we tour Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička). Dating from the 15th century, skilled artisans lived and worked here, creating goods for the inhabitants of Prague Castle. Golden Lane is also famous as a place where the mystical art of alchemy was practised!
Finally, as it is set high up on a hill, Prague Castle affords visitors magnificent views over the whole city.
To finish the tour, we exit the castle and walk down towards the Vltava River via some ancient stone steps. As we descend, there are wonderful views over the river, and looking back, we can admire the shear size and magnificence of Prague Castle.
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, state it in Special Requests on the booking form.
The trip finishes at Malostranska metro station (line A) in the Lesser Town, by the river. A short stroll across the bridge returns you to the Old Town.
Note: Our general Prague tours also include a visit to Prague Castle in their itinerary:
Prague City Tour & Boat Trip
Prague All Inclusive Tour & Boat Trip.