This guided four-hour walk is available every day at 11am. That includes bank holidays, and we walk no matter what the weather throws at us. The commentary is in English only.
During this walk you will visit the most significant and interesting historical sites in Prague with our guide. You will take in the Jewish Quarter and the historical buildings of the Old Town. Then the walk includes a 30-minute break to relax. If you think that four hours is long, and that you will feel tired after the first half of the walk, you can take the second half the following day. After the break we continue the walk from Mariánské Square over the famous Charles Bridge, and finish in style at Prague Castle.
Free Tour Description
The first part starts on the Old Town Square with a general introduction to Prague. Admiring the impressive composition of old buildings and churches, we also become acquainted with the life of the Czech reformer Jan Hus.
Small winding lanes transport us back into Prague’s past: Mozart‘s Don Giovanni in the Estates Theatre, Karolinum – the Charles University since 1348, the cubist house of the Black Madonna and the medieval courtyard Ungelt. Time allowing we also visit the Powder Gate and the majestic art nouveau building of Municipal House.
A visit to the Jewish Quarter leads us back to its tragic history. You discover the destiny of Prague Jews living behind the wall of the former ghetto. The Old-New Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Jewish Museum … visit with us the places where the fabulous Golem was created, and follow with us in the footsteps of the famous Jewish writer Franz Kafka.
After this, we walk to the Marianske Square, where you have a 30-minute break from 12:45 till 13.15. At this stage you can decide whether you wish to continue after the break, or if you prefer you can come another day for the second part of the tour.
Our starting point for the second part is the beautiful baroque library of the Klementinum. Crossing the Charles Bridge, the real “open gallery under the sky”, we admire the peaceful tiny Kampa Island, followed by the graffiti on Lennon Wall. Finally we reach the Lesser Town Square, the highlight of which is the great St. Nicholas Church. After a brief visit to St. Nicholas Church, we climb 200 steps leading to the Hradcanske Square. Here we reach Prague Castle, one of the biggest fortresses in Europe. This “city within the city” contains the Schwarzenberg Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of St. George … and the greatest architectural treasure – St. Vitus Cathedral. The walk finishes next to the Old Royal Palace with a charming view of Prague, the city of a hundred spires.
Who Qualifies For a Free Walking Tour?
You can join the walking tour for free if you have fulfilled any of these requirements:
• You purchased a single or a return transfer from the airport or from the train station
The walking tour is free for all passengers in the transfer group.
How Do I Claim My Free Walking Tour?
When you use our airport transfer service your chauffer will automatically give you what we call a ‘transport voucher’. This is your proof of purchase of your Prague airport transfer; all you need to do then is bring your voucher and show it to the tour guide to join the walking tour.
If you need transport to the meeting point, we are happy to book this for you if you email us in advance.
Starting Point and Finishing Point of the Tour
You meet up with your guide to start your free walking tour at the Old Town Square in the centre of Prague. The details of exactly where to meet our tour guide are printed on your transport voucher.
The tour ends at the Prague Castle complex close to the Lesser Town metro station ‘Malostranska’. You can take the metro or tram back to your hotel if you have not booked our chauffeur. Also if you wish, our guide will gladly navigate you back to the centre or another place you might wish to go.
Do I Need to Pre-book for the Free Walking Tour?
No, just turn up. Do contact us in advance if you also need transport to or from the meeting point. We charge of CZK 300 each way for this transfer service; this is the price per vehicle and each car can take up to four passengers. As an example, if 3 passengers book a return transfer to and from the tour from any Prague hotel, the price will be CZK 600.