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Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

1. Prague: 6-Hour City Tour including Cruise and Lunch

See Prague the best way you can: on foot and by tram, so you can explore the beautiful cobbled streets and narrow lanes where bus tours simply can’t go. Whether you’re on a short break or you want to get an overview of the city before exploring independently, this tour makes sure you see the main sights and learn about their history from people who are passionate about Prague. This full-day tour lets you see the best the city has to offer, with friendly, highly knowledgeable guides. Visit the most famous landmarks and discover the hidden gems of the Golden City, including the impressive Astronomical Clock, the Estates Theatre, and the Tyn Church. You’ll start off in the historic Old Town Square and explore the Old Town, home to amazingly rich history and beautiful, diverse architecture. Next, set off to explore the historic Jewish Quarter. Your guide will lead you through the synagogues and show you the famous Jewish cemetery, with a stop at the Spanish Synagogue. Enjoy a delicious tradition Czech lunch before heading down to the River Vltava where you will head out on a short boat trip. Once there, relax and experience a different view of the city, with historical commentary and complimentary drinks and snacks. After you disembark, your guide will lead you across the Charles Bridge, the most famous of Prague’s Bridges, and into the Mala Strana (Lesser Town), where you can explore Kampa and see the famous Lennon Wall. You will then head to the jewel in Prague’s crown, the beautiful Prague Castle by tram, the largest castle complex in the world, where you’ll hear about its many palaces, churches, monasteries and monuments, including the beautiful St Vitus’ Cathedral.

Prague Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture 3-Hour Tour

2. Prague Art Nouveau and Cubist Architecture 3-Hour Tour

Art Nouveau style was a universal phenomenon that emerged near the end of the 19th century, and was eagerly adopted in Prague. Art Nouveau constructions represent some of the most significant landmarks in the city. During this 3-hour guided walk you’ll learn to recognize the features of Art Nouveau design, from the ginkgo biloba leaves on façades, revealing oriental influences on the style, to the elaborate light fixtures that are hallmarks of Art Nouveau interiors. It is no accident that most of the city’s Art Nouveau buildings are hotels, elegant bars and restaurants, and train stations. These were frequented by the first globetrotters, who were enjoying the fruits of 19th-century industrialization in the early years of the 20th century before war swallowed up their world. Visit the stunning Lucerna bar and the elegant Grand Hotel Europa. Draw parallels throughout the walk, with examples of Prague’s Cubist and Rondo-Cubist architecture, including the House of the Black Madonna and the Bank of the Legions. Learn how Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture became statements of the city’s sense of modern sophistication and a resurgent national identity.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

See some of the city’s most iconic sights and landmarks while you listen to entertaining commentary on the history of Prague from your expert guide. The tour starts in the heart of the Old Town Square, with its magnificent buildings in a range of architectural styles. Throughout the centuries the square, which was originally Prague's largest marketplace, was the site of many historical events up until the 20th century. From here, walk to the beautiful Theater of the Estates, where Mozart conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787. Admire the architecture of this stunning building, which is still used for operas to this date, and learn about the luxurious affairs that have occurred here throughout the years. Head over to the Powder Tower next, an imposing Gothic edifice with fascinating decorations on the facade. Then marvel at the adjoining Municipal House, Prague's preeminent Art Nouveau structure with a stunningly beautiful interior. Follow your guide towards Ungelt, a onetime customs court for the city, then onto Pařížská Street, Prague's most prestigious boulevard and home to many luxury brands. Listen to your guide share stories of the neighborhood’s colorful history, as you peer behind the stylish facades that line the streets. Continue the tour through the history-rich Jewish Quarter, before taking in the breathtaking and panoramic views at the final stop of the tour, Prague Castle. Route: Old Town Square – Ungelt – Dušní St. - Vězeňská (Spanish Synagogue) - Pařížská - exteriors of the Jewish Town (Old-New Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue) – Široká St. - Palach Square (Rudolfinum) - view of Prague Castle from the Mánes Bridge

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4.7 / 5

based on 56 reviews

This is a great option for a full overview of the city. It’s best seen by walking and you see lots of the main sights during the tour. There is lunch and a boat ride intermingled so it’s not only walking. The lunch options were very good and authentic. The snack/beverage on the boat were refreshing. Our guide, Allen, was extremely knowledgeable and directed us to some excellent local experiences and restaurants.

The Art Nouveau & Cubist Architecture tour is an absolute must to help you understand the spirit of Prague. Vadim is not only knowledgeable about his topic, he loves these buildings. He also shared more information, current and past when the opportunity arose. He is the perfect guide.

This tour is worth every penny! Bonita, our guide, was able to tell us a lot about the different architectural styles in a historical-political context. It was a very interesting 3 hours in which we visited houses and buildings, some of which are off the usual tourist paths. Any time!

Very insightful tour led by a renowned expert, Mr. Vadim Erent. It's a wonderful experience to discover Prague's hidden gems with Vadim. Whether you have sufficient time allocated to Prague or not, this tour is one of the must-haves once you visit Prague. Strongly endorse.

Brilliant guide, he knew everything we asked & had great knowledge of all the sites on our tour