Prague Castle and Royal District: Guided Tour with a Historian

U Lužického semináře 118/23, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia, Prague, Czech Republic
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Overview
Duration
3h
Languages
English
Voucher type
mobile
What To Expect

On this guided tour, you'll visit the impressive Prague castle at the top of Hradčany Hill and learn about the intriguing 1,100-year-old history of this massive castle and explore its moat and gardens.The age-old buildings have been designed time and time again using elements from different styles of architecture: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Renaissance, and Neoclassical. Your guide will recount the numerous attacks on the castle structures, from marauding armies to artillery bombardments, or simple deterioration from negligent Austrian Emperors. Their stories will bring the castle to life and engulf you in the country's tumultuous past.Your tour will also include the more peaceful sections of the estate, such as the Renaissance Ball Game Hall, where active aristocrats played tennis, or the huge Vladislav Hall, designed for indoor jousting tournaments! Walk outside through the Hradčany (Royal Town) and see important historical buildings such as the Domeček (“Little House”), a place where the Gestapo and Communist StB (Secret Police) locked up political opposition, or the Strahov Monastery, which contains an ancient library with over 200,000 works. Your tour ends at the monastic brewery where you can enjoy a rare St. Norbert’s microbrew and revel in a panoramic view of the city and its 100 spires below.

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Important info

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants
included
What's included
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Tram tickets to the castle
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What's not included
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Castle Tickets: Individual - 350 CZK, students & seniors - 175 CZK
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Know Before You Go
Highlights
Learn about Prague's fascinating cultural and political history. Wander through a royal district filled with every possible style of architecture. Get descriptions from accomplished historians. Visit the huge Vladislav Hall – designed for indoor jousting tournaments
Operating days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date
Provider
Insight Cities
Meeting Point

In front of the Cafe Klarov, Letenská 2, Prague 1 (Malostranska tram stop)