3,5 hour walking tour within the interiors and exteriors of the largest Castle Complex in the World
This tour will take you through an ancient symbol of the Czech State, the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. The Castle is UNESCO monument with a tradition of more than 1000 years and a textbook of architecture and art history. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the World, with an area of almost 70. 000 m2. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consist of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from the remains of Romanesque-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications of the 14th century, renesance and baroque facades and extensive renovations in the time of the First Republic (1918 - 1938). Along our journey you will learn about the crucial moments of the Czech history and see some of the interiors Castle Complex and the Castle gardens (accessible from April 1st till October 31st).
We will start the tour at the hotel. After transport to the location of the Castle (by public transport taxi or private car/van) we will enter the Castle Complex through security check (no large bags or knives/guns are allowed).
Within approximately 3 hours will walk throughout the large Complex of the Castle, its interiors and large garden. Interiors to be visited are St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Old Royal Palace and Golden Lane.
The end of the tour is outside the Castle Complex on Hradcanske Square/namesti where is possible to take a taxi back to the hotel or walk comfortably down the hill to the downtown and admire various baroque palaces, enjoy a coffee or buy local souvenirs on the way. It is easy way to the Charles bridge and the Old Town across Vltava River.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will gladly pick you up at the hotel, please specify the name and address.
End location: The end of the tour is outside the Castle Complex at Hradcanske namesti/Square.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
On our way to the Castle complex we will use safe and frequent public transport. In order to save time and energy we can use a taxi or prepaid private transport by a car/van. Get back to me in case you would like to order a taxi/car/van in advance.
Experienced licensed tour guide Dagmar for the whole lenght of the tour. A taxi/private transport to the location is on request.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 CZK - Entrance fee to the Castle interiors, a ticket for the public transport, refreshments or souvenirs per person.
Entrance fee to the Castle Complex, B circuit: 250 CZK/adult, 125 CZK/ student, senior 65yrs, 500 CZK/family cash or credit card
A ticket to the public transport 32 CZK per person
A taxi or private car/van on request