|In the company of an experienced local guide, we set out to discover the dramatic history of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter in Prague.|
We explore the medieval streets lined with historic buildings, visit magnificent squares, and learn about the people, legends and events that have shaped the city over the past thousand years.
After meeting your guide near the Old Town Square, we begin our walking tour at the Astronomical Clock, where curious symbols built into its tower reveal a hidden message.
We uncover the architectural secrets of the Gothic Tyn Church, and learn about the Czech hero Jan Hus and the shocking Defenestrations of Prague.
Passing through charming Ungelt, we visit St. Jamesís Church, where royal weddings were held; the Carolinum, which is the oldest University in Central Europe; and the Estates Theatre, where Mozart personally conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787.
We then move on to the Jewish Quarter, once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe, to explore the cobbled streets and seek out the historical monuments, such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Spanish Synagogue, and the Old-New Synagogue.
The guide recounts both the torrid events associated with this area of Prague, and some of the wonderful traditions and legends that are tied to it.
You may also learn something about Franz Kafka.
The Old Town & Jewish Quarter Tour is a terrific introduction to the historical centre of Prague. In just 2 hours, participants gain a good understanding of the city's place in world history.
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.
The tour finishes in the Jewish Quarter.
Note: This tour offers a good overview of the historical centre of Prague. For a more in-depth tour of the Jewish Quarter that includes admission to all monuments in the Jewish Museum, we recommend booking the Jewish Quarter Tour.