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Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

1. Prague: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Avoid the hassle of organized group tours and explore Prague at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.  Once onboard the bus, you will be provided with headphones and an audio guide (available in 17 languages), with onboard staff available at all times to lend assistance. Listen to the fascinating history of Prague and see its famous landmarks. Explore the Red and Green line routes of the city. Green line stops include: • Na Františku (near Ministry of Industry and Trade), • Old Town Square, • Malostranské náměstí (next to Holy Trinity Column)• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • Václavské náměstí (at corner of Krakovská street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station) Red line stops include: • Prague Castle • Dlabačov• Náměstí Kinských• Jiráskovo náměstí (beside the Dancing House), • I.P. Pavlova (at corner of Sokolská street)• Karlov (B. Němcové street)• Hlavní nádraží (in front of Main Train Station)

Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

2. Prague: Old Town, Medieval Underground & Dungeon Tour

The city of Prague may be famous for its beautiful architecture but the real mystery of the city lies below. On this 1-hour guided tour step away from the masses and explore a different city - one that exists under the cobblestoned streets of Old Town. Your guide will show you a part of the Czech capital that hasn't changed much since the 12th century. On your underground visit learn about the incredible history behind the system of rooms, corridors, and cellars that lie underneath Prague. During the tour, hear stories about the medieval period of Prague when these premises were still in use, and discover what life must have been like at this time for its inhabitants. You will also visit the medieval Dungeon and see the display of torture and executions.

Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

3. Prague: Vltava River Lunch Cruise in an Open-Top Glass Boat

This 2-hour cruise through the heart of Prague combines a sightseeing tour with a buffet lunch. You’ll be welcomed on board with a traditional Czech aperitif to help you relax for the journey ahead. The boat will sail along the Vltava River through the city’s historic center, passing landmarks such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, the National Theater, the Dancing House, the Emmaus Monastery, Vyšehrad, the Podolí Waterworks and the historic Štvanice Power Station. Charles Bridge is the most iconic of the landmarks. Built in the 14th century by Charles IV, it connects the city’s Lesser Quarter to the Old Town. Along the edge of the bridge on both sides you’ll see carved statues of saints important to the Czech lands. The lunch buffet is open throughout the cruise and a live band on the boat plays for the duration of the cruise as well.

Prague: 3-Hour Beer Tour and Traditional Czech Dinner

4. Prague: 3-Hour Beer Tour and Traditional Czech Dinner

To say that the Czech Republic has a strong beer culture would be an understatement. Famous for being the birthplace of Pilsner, the country consumes more beer per capita than anywhere else in the world. Join this tour to find out why Czechs are true beer experts and lovers.  Start this small-group tour at the very heart of the city at the Old Town Bridge Tower as you stroll through the most picturesque parts of the historical city center. Hear interesting stories about local history and enjoy a friendly chat with your knowledgeable guide. Stop at 3 different pubs to quench your thirst with famous Czech beer and indulge in a traditional dinner in a local restaurant.  Learn about life in Prague, both in the past and in the present. Collect the best travel tips and enjoy a perfect evening with your fun, yet professional, guide. For the dinner, you can choose from:  • Beef goulash with bread dumplings • Pork with sauerkraut (cabbage) and potato dumplings • Beef sirloin in cream sauce with bread dumplings • Fried cheese with potatoes • Schnitzel (butter-fried boneless meat) with potatoes or potato salad

Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

5. Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

Come with us on a walk through Prague’s dark past, through narrow, cobbled streets and winding lanes where murderers, alchemists, monsters and spirits once walked. We will take you away from the bustle and noise of the Old Town Square into one of the eeriest parts of Prague, once a den of poverty, plague and magic, an area often overlooked by tour guides yet full of history, intrigue and atmosphere. You’ll hear stories of death and betrayal, dark arts and demonic visions. Learn about the restless spirits said to roam amongst the beautiful architecture of the Old Town and who knows, perhaps you’ll even meet them face to face! No one will jump out at you to try to scare you. On this tour we focus on storytelling and not on special effects or cheap tricks to make the tour ‚frightening‘. We will take you through the mysteries, legends and tales from the darker side of Prague’s history, and none of our stories are made up for the tour. This is a tour for sceptics and believers alike, or those who want to experience a different side of Prague from the regular historical tours.

Prague: Mozart Dinner in Neo-Baroque Boccaccio Ballroom

6. Prague: Mozart Dinner in Neo-Baroque Boccaccio Ballroom

The musical ensemble Amadeus Prague features 2 opera singers from Czech opera houses and instrumentalists from the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. They perform their art dressed in period costumes. With your ticket for this 2.5-hour program you’ll enjoy their performance of the most famous arias and duets from Mozart’s operas, Don Giovanni (which premiered in Prague 1787), The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute. Bask in the atmosphere of the period in a historically protected ballroom. Enjoy the beauty this masterpiece of artificial marble, gold, and crystal glass. Located in the very heart of Prague’s Old Town, it is one of the mythical places where great parties and shows with dinner were regularly held until the beginning of the Communist era. This 3-part classical Mozart concert program (each segment lasting 20 minutes) is performed between the courses of the dinner menu. First Part of Mozart Concert: Don Giovanni Aria Leporella – Notte e giorno faticar Duet Zerlina and Masetto – Giovinette che fate l´amore A Little Night Music – Allegro Aria Zerlina – Batti, batti o bel Masetto A Little Night Music – Romance Duet Giovanni and Zerlina – La ci darem la mano First course of the meal is served. Second Part of Mozart Concert: The Best of Mozart’s Operas Aria Figaro – Non piú andrai, from The Marriage of Figaro Aria Cherubino – Voi che sapete, from The Marriage of Figaro Divertimento D-Dur – Allegro Aria Don Giovanni – Finch´ han dal vino, from Don Giovanni Divertimento D-Dur – Presto Duet Susanna and Figaro – Tutto é tranquillo…Pace, pace, from The Marriage of Figaro Main course is served. Third Part of Mozart Concert: The Magic Flute Divertimento B-Dur – Allegro di molto Duet Papageno and Pamina – Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen A Little Night Music – Menuetto Aria Pamina – Ach ich fühl’s Aria Papageno – Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen Duet Papageno a Papagena – Pa-pa Dessert is served. The traditional Czech-Austrian dinner comprises 3 courses inspired by recipes from Czech and Austrian cuisine. The dinner includes pea soup with buttered croutons, beef top blade with red wine sauce, served with celery and potato puree, and homemade apple strudel with almonds and vanilla sauce. Boccaccio Menu Soup: Pea soup with buttered croutons Main course: Beef top blade with red wine sauce and potato-celery purée Dessert: Homemade apple pie with almonds and vanilla sauce Vegetarian Menu Soup: Pea soup with buttered croutons Main course: Homemade potato gnocchi in creamy paprika sauce with roasted vegetables Dessert: Homemade apple pie with almonds and vanilla sauce Children's Menu Soup: Strong beef broth with vegetables and homemade noodles Main course: Mini chicken nuggets with steamed potatoes and carrots in butter Dessert: Homemade apple pie with almonds and vanilla sauce

Prague: Historic City Center Bus Tour

7. 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: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

8. Prague: Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket

The Old Town Hall is located on the Old Town Square and was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The complex consists of 5 buildings. The dominant part of the building is a Gothic tower with a chapel and a unique astronomical clock, where every hour between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM, the twelve apostles rotate. Start your tour on the first floor, where the staterooms are located. Continue to the Gothic chapel of the Virgin Mary and the ceremonial halls. Afterwards, use the staircase leading to the third floor to the viewing gallery of the 70-meter tall tower and enjoy the most amazing views of Prague. A guided visit of the Old Town Hall medieval underground is included in your entrance ticket, so make sure not to miss out!

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

9. 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 Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 15,133 reviews

Beautifully clean boat. Very attentive staff. Plenty to eat and with a very varied choice there was something for everyone. Whether hot or cold or a mix of both you could visit the buffet as many times as you wanted. To finish off a great mix of puddings/cakes and cheese. Entertainment was included by an accordionist who sometimes burst into song as we were enjoying our delicious lunch. The only downside, which wasn’t their fault, was that we couldn’t travel the length of the River as was advertised. We were warned beforehand but didn’t feel the need to complain as we were leaving Prague that evening!

Martina our tour guide was fantastic with so much knowledge. The tour is a fantastic way to see Pragues main sights and as a guide for what you may want to revisit yourselves. Can highly recommend.

Very nice tour of Magdalena followed. She was enthusiastic and knew a lot about the old city. Recommended!

Guide speaking perfect French and very interesting Kind and attentive To recommend

Everything was very well organized. Jan was very competent. We liked it very much.