|In the company of an experienced local guide, this enlightening walking tour introduces you to the historical centre of Prague.|
The dramatic history of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge and Lesser Town is revealed, as we explore the famous squares and medieval streets lined with ancient buildings, and learn of the people and events that have shaped Prague over the past one thousand years.
The tour begins near Wenceslas Square, from where the guide leads us through cobbled streets to the Old Town Square. Remarkably, many buildings have survived here from the Middle Ages.
We see the Estates Theatre, where Mozart performed in 1787; Havel's Market; the Gothic Tyn Church; charming Ungelt, which for centuries was a place for merchants; St. Jacob’s Church, where royal weddings took place; the Carolinum, the oldest University in Central Europe; the Powder Tower; Republic Square; and the most famous Art Nouveau building, Municipal House.
We also explore the Jewish Quarter, once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. We see its ancient synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery, and learn both about the torrid events of the past, and the wonderful traditions and legends tied to the area.
Next, we cross Charles Bridge, taking in panoramic views over the river, before visiting the picturesque Lesser Town, where the tour ends.
In just 2˝ hours, the Historical Centre Tour offers participants a terrific introduction to the city of Prague.
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, Italian or Spanish, state it in Special Requests on the booking form.
The tour finishes at the Lesser Town Square.