This carefully selected walk covers all the most important sights of Prague, and seeing it with a great guide is like having the past suddenly rise to the surface. We stroll around the famous historical Prague quarters – Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town and Prague Castle.
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 John Huss.
Crooked lanes lead us back around other keyholes into Prague’s past: Mozart‘s Don Giovanni in the Estates Theatre, Karolinum – the Charles University since 1348, the cubist house of the Black Madonnathe and the medieval courtyard Ungelt. If there’s time we also visit the Powder Gate and the majestic baroque 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 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 relaxing visit to the great 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” hides 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. It is really easy to walk, simple to understand and great to enjoy!
Daily at 11:00 am, only in English.
How can I claim this free tour offer?
When using transfer from Prague Airport or Prague train station, PAT chauffeur will automatically give you a ’transport voucher’. All you need to do is to bring your voucher and show it to our tour guide.
Do I need to pre-book this tour?
No, just turn up 10 minutes before the tour starts.
Where does the tour finish?
It finishes at Prague Castle. Tour guide will gladly navigate you back to the centrum or another place you might wish to go.
I have seen other free walking tours in Prague. What is the difference between your complimentary tour and other companies offering free tours? All other free tours are run by volunteers who work only for their tips. That means that tour is tips-based. Our tours are run by paid tour guides and tips are not required. Please note that some tour operators of those free tours will provide the first part of the tour for free and the second for an extra charge (at the end of the first part you might be offered to continue your tour to the Castle, but only if you choose to pay).