Sightseeing walking tour
The fastest way to see Prague is by going on a sightseeing walking tour with a guide speaking your language. An experienced guide will lead you through the most important sights of the city telling you about its secrets and unexplored corners, there are a lot of them still, by the way! Charming cobbly streets, a variety of architectural styles and picturesque panorama – you will see all of this while walking through the incomparable Prague. There are numerous ways to show the city, but not all the workers of tourism industry use such ways. We will help you to choose the most qualitative and interesting sightseeing walking tour in Prague, so that you would never forget about the city.
The traditional starting point of a sightseeing walking tour around Prague is the square near the Malostranská subway station. The main attraction of the country, which is the Prague Castle, is located just in a few hundred meters. And it's no coincidence. The rulers of the Czech lands were beginning to rule right here. The guests of the capital will have a few hours to walk around the famous places related to the king Charles IV, who is the father of the Czech nation, thanks to whom Prague became the capital of the Roman Empire a long time ago.
From Malostranská subway station you will immediately get to the legendary Charles Bridge, which is named in honor of the great ruler, who decided to build it. It is being said that no cement was used during the construction of the bridge. Instead, the builders decided to grease the stone blocks with egg yolk. Well, you will have a chance to check this by performing the strength test! Although has been existing for more than 600 years. Having admired the exquisite handmade sculptures and other architectural delights of the Charles Bridge you will go towards the Old Town.
You will find a lot of interesting things along the way: the national library called "Clementinum" that once belonged to the Jesuit religious order, the Prague City Hall and the real Jewry! There a lot of legends about the former Jewish district called "Josefov". It is also the only such district in Europe that has been preserved almost in its original form.
After wandering through the narrow cobbly streets between the old stone houses with tiled roofs you will finally get to the Old Town Square. There is the famous Astronomical clock where every hour twelve apostles make a short show. That’s where gathers the biggest number of tourists in Prague! Tourists from all over the world come to that place in Prague to see how the extraordinary ancient clockwork works.
At the end the guide will show you the Celetna street, which is called the "customs" street in Czech. The royal cortege was once passing through this street and in the tower at the very front of it was the post collecting trade taxes... But you need to get on a tour in order to get to know more about the life of Prague then and now!
- The walking tour around Prague lasts several hours, so please be sure to wear comfortable shoes as most of the streets and roads of Prague lined with stones. In the winter, do not forget to wear the warm scarf, headwear and gloves.
- During the tour, you will definitely have an opportunity to have a short break to drink coffee and to use the toilet.
- All participants of the tour will be handed special tour headphones, so you'll hear the guide even when you're away for a hundred meters. Although it is not recommended to go quite far away.
- Come for the tours in 10-15 minutes before they shall start. The guide will be waiting for you with a sign in hands.