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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

1. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Admire the Maisel and Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

2. Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

Learn about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. This guided tour includes visits to the Jewish Cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Central Europe, and it includes admission to 3 synagogues. Begin with a 20-minute introduction and orientation from your guide as you hear about the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Meet with your guide at the local partner office in Maiselova street, just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. The guide will help you with orientation in the Jewish Town. Your entry ticket includes access to synagogues as well as Prague’s Jewish cemetery. You can choose between Circuit 1 or Circuit 2. Both Circuits include admission to the Old Jewish Cemetery, among the oldest in all of Central Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Spanish Synagogue, constructed in the beautiful Moorish Revival style. Both circuits also include admission into 3 synagogues: Maisel, Pinkas, and Klausen Synagogue. The latter is the biggest in Prague Jewish Town. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the Ceremonial Hall, and Robert Guttman Gallery, home to several temporary exhibitions. These include items from the Jewish Museum’s collections or aspects of modern Jewish life. Circuit 1 additionally contains an entrance ticket to the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in all of Europe. Constructed in the Gothic style in 1270, it is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Prague and continues to be one of the most important religious sites for Jews in the Czech Republic.

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

3. Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

See the best of Prague from an open-top bus, and enjoy panoramic views of all the most famous sights. Depart from near the Old Town Square, where you can admire the Astronomical Clock. Continue through the oldest part of the city, admiring the cobblestone streets that radiate in all directions. Highlights of the Old Town include the Municipal House on the site of the old Royal Court. Marvel at the mosaics on its façade, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the city. See the sights of the Josefov district, the former Jewish Ghetto of Prague. Completely surrounded by the Old Town, its landmark monuments include the Old-New Synagogue and 19th-century Spanish Synagogue with its Moor-inspired exterior. Pass Prague’s oldest surviving Gothic building at the St. Agnes Monastery. See national monuments, such as the State Opera House and New Town Hall. Admire the bridges over the Vltava River, including the famous Charles Bridge. Upon arrival in the Prague Castle district, enjoy a 30 or 40-minute break for a short stroll around the famous landmarks. Go to the Loreta pilgrimage site. Marvel at the extraordinary architecture of the Dancing House. Other landmarks you will pass on the tour include the National Museum, Rudolfinum Music Hall, and Powder Tower. Along the way, you will learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks from a pre-recorded commentary in your native language, available in 26 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese).

Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Prague: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

If you have a limited amount of time in Prague but want to see it all, this private walking tour is the perfect choice. See all the main attractions of the city on both sides of the Vltava River, with enough time for a leisurely lunch and optional boat trip. The city's historical center, covering more than 9 square kilometers, is the largest urban historical center listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the Old Town you’ll see examples of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Learn about the main sights of Prague as you visit them. You’ll spend 2 hours on each side of the Vltava, with a break in between. During the break you can take an optional 1-hour boat trip and enjoy refreshments on board as you sail along the Prague Venice Canal, or you can sample Czech cuisine at a local restaurant. The Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle are some of the sites your guide will show you!

Prague: City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

5. Prague: City Tour By Bus, Boat, and on Foot

Visit some of Prague’s most fascinating monuments and neighborhoods on a guided tour by boat, bus, and on foot. Learn more about the history of the city and its famous landmarks with your knowledgeable guide. For the first part of the tour, explore the charming Old Town on an air-conditioned minibus. Take a 30-minute journey past landmarks including the Dancing House, Wenceslas Square, and the National Gallery. You’ll then be dropped at Prague Castle for a 75-minute walking tour of the largest ancient castle in the world. Walk through the grounds that occupy 70,000 square meters of space. Enjoy some of the best vantage points of the city, perfect for snapping excellent photos. From there, head back to the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. Here your guide will explain its history and the meaning of its moving sculptures. You will then take a walking tour to enjoy the solemn beauty of the Jewish Quarter, the location of some of the city's finest architecture. Finally, embark on a relaxing river cruise along the Vltava River. Sit back and unwind on an approximately 60-minute trip along the water, or head up to the upper deck and enjoy views of the city and the famous Charles Bridge.

Prague: 2-Hour Harley Electric Trike City Tour with Guide

6. Prague: 2-Hour Harley Electric Trike City Tour with Guide

The City of a Hundred Spires is known around the world for its breathtaking medieval views and wild vacations. Explore the historical highlights, such as Prague Castle, Prague Lesser Town, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town on a wonderful trike city tour in either a small group or with a private guide. Start your tour from the unforgettable Old Town area by trike to discover its surroundings. Continue your excursion through the narrow streets to visit a unique viewpoint of 5 bridges. Make a stop in front of Prague Castle and get briefly introduced to the 1000-year-old history of Bohemia. Explore the second and third courtyards of the complex passing through such gems as Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and the Basilica of St. George. Then, head to a brewery in one of the oldest monasteries of Prague, at Strahov. Move on to the Lesser Town, sign your name on John Lennon Wall, and take a picture of the original bridge of Love. After the visit on Charles Bridge, continue your excursion by enjoying the rich architecture and history of the city with the hundred years of history.

Prague Ghost Tour: Dark Shadows of the Old Town

7. Prague Ghost Tour: Dark Shadows of the Old Town

Stroll the cobblestone streets and alleys of Old Town Prague in the shadow of night, and visit medieval monuments where tales are told. Meet your guide in the city center and prepare to be thrilled as much as you are chilled; by tales of terror and terrible hauntings, of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night! Go to Gothic churches still under the spell of the undead, and visit market squares and cemeteries where terrible hauntings take place. You will be led by an expert storyteller who will bring to life some of the ghost stories and tales of terror of Prague’s most atmospheric area. Hear about bloody tragedies along desolate streets, where folklore and superstition lurk in the fringes of everyday life.

Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

8. Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

Visit some of the most iconic monuments and neighborhoods of Prague on a guided walking tour. Start your morning tour at the activity provider's office, located just a 2-minute walk from Old Town Square. Explore the Old Town Square and hear historical facts which played a vital role in forming the whole Czech nation. See the places where famous personalities like Albert Einstein, Amadeus Mozart, or Charles the IV were born, lived, and worked. Next, cross the Charles Bridge and admire the architectural beauty along with the historical significance of this world-famous bridge. Move on and take a tram to Pohořelec tram station and discover why Prague became the astronomical center of the world. From there, head towards the Castle district and learn about its history. Enjoy the magnificent views of the entire city of Prague from Hradčany square where you will also experience the highlight of the day, the changing of the Guard. Begin your afternoon tour by meeting your guide in front of the St Vitus Cathedral's main entrance. See the spectacular Prague Castle and know about the whole story of the Castle, Jewish Town, and Old Town from your expert knowledgeable guide. Visit the Jewish Town, a totally different part of the city. Hear about the rich history and the deeply touching stories of the people who lived here. Walk through the cobbled stone streets and see the synagogues, old Jewish Cemetery, and finally, enter the famous Old Town of Prague. End your journey at one of the restaurants recommended by our guide. Your expert guide will also suggest what else to visit and what you can not miss in Prague and the whole Czech Republic.

Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

9. Prague Through the Eyes of Franz Kafka 2.5-Hour Tour

Explore Prague through the life and times of the city’s most famous author on a 2.5-hour Franz Kafka tour. After meeting your guide, stroll through the sites with a history related to Kafka. The author of “Metamorphosis,” “The Trial” and “The Castle,” Kafka spent much of his life and wrote many of his literary works in Josefov, Pragueʼs former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide to some of the apartments where the Kafka family lived. Discover where Franz Kafka went to school and university. Go to the house where he 1st met his future wife, Felice Bauer. Pass by some of the salons and synagogues that inspired his literary contemplations. Each stop has a Kafka connection and includes a short reading from his work. Along the way, learn more about the history of Prague, and especially the fate of its Jewish community. Hear about Prague’s multicultural history and its broader relationship to art and literature.

Prague 3-Hour Tour with Astronomical Clock Admission

10. Prague 3-Hour Tour with Astronomical Clock Admission

Start your tour near the Astronomical Clock Tower, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of Prague's Old and New towns. Enter the Astronomical Clock Tower and head to the top, where you’ll be able to take in spectacular views of Prague as your guide tells you about the landmarks and monuments you see.  After visiting the Astronomical Clock Tower your guide will show you historic houses, palaces, churches, theaters, and much more. You’ll see where important figures such as Charles IV, Amadeus Mozart, and Albert Einstein lived and worked. Visit the New Town area as well, and see where major events in Prague’s modern history took place.

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What people are saying about Josefov

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Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly and has an obvious passion for the city.

Really enjoyed this excursion. The guide was really knowledgeable and friendly. Great job

super guide, very interesting and entertaining tour, by ship, bus and on foot

Really informative and passionate guide, would definitely recommend!!

Guide was very nice and explain a lot of the history of the area.