Introduction to Prague Tour with Charles Bridge

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Tour Details
3 hours
Product Type
  • Charles Bridge
  • Old Town Square
  • Malostranska Square
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  • Join an engaging, local expert at the top of their field such as history or architecture as you explore the essential highlights of Prague.
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Tour Description
Your introduction will start at Malostranska Square, a key gathering point in the Lesser Town, and explore the exterior of the Church of St. Nicholas. Depending on the day, you may explore other important sites like the beautiful ochre facade of Church of Our Lady Victorious, or the unusual (dare we say, gruesome) stories of a plague column. You will then stroll across the Charles Bridge. This Gothic masterpiece, and the stern, larger-than-life statues that line it, was central to the medieval revamping of the city and now captures the imagination of the city’s visitors.

Heading to the historic Old Town, you’ll touch upon many notable sites.. This may include the Carolinum, a university founded by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, or the Klementinum, a center for learning once run by Jesuits. Dependent on interest, you might seek out houses of worship like St. James’s Basilica, the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, or the Old-New Synagogue. Or, you may focus on sites of political and artistic importance, such as the Estates Theatre and the House of the Black Madonna.

Regardless of the route, you’ll have the chance to thoroughly explore the Old Town Square. And for those wanting to learn about the famed Astronomical Clock, it’s right around the corner! 

  • You love to walk and want to cover a lot of ground to orient yourself in the city
  • You want to connect to a deeper level of history to frame the rest of your trip

  • Charles Bridge - historic bridge renowned for its stunning architecture and its role in connecting the city over the Vltava River. 
  • Malostranska Square - picturesque square in the Lesser Town surrounded by charming baroque architecture and featuring the prominent St. Nicholas Church.
  • Old Town Square - historical hub adorned with architectural marvels such as the Astronomical Clock and the Church of Our Lady before Týn.
  • General Information
    • There will be a break in the tour to stop and use bathroom facilities as well as opportunities to stop and rest along the way if needed. Please communicate any mobility needs or concerns with our team at the time of booking. 

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Does this walking tour include skip-the-line tickets to the Prague Castle?
No. However, we do visit Prague Castle on our Castle District and Strahov Monastery tour. We've designed this route to be a comprehensive introductory tour and we believe the Prague Castle deserves more time to tour properly! If you would like to add time to cover Prague Castle on this Introduction to Prague tour, let us know in the Notes section when booking and we'll follow up with you.

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We added a private car due to our limited mobility and the tour was adapted for us. We had a wonderful experience.
Ernestina was a great guide, we covered a lot of ground and learned so much about the history of Prague!
Marketa was friendly, smart and extremely knowledgeable. Great guide!