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Prague Castle and Castle District (incl. Change of Guards with Music/Golden Lane)
Join the YouTube team Real Prague Guides aka 100 Spires City Tours for a free tour you will never forget (unless you drink too much beer after the tour🍻). We are a team of certified local tour guides who know how to make Prague's history more exciting than a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park. (Yes you heard it right! Fun and educational!) Most of us grew up in this city and know it like a back of our hand. So you definitely won’t get lost with us! Unlike other foreign-owned free tours in Prague, where guides have to pay high pay-ins just so their bosses can have a good time, we are friends and partners who share our finances to cover the costs of running the free tour in Prague. Finally: all of our tours are free tours, we won’t be selling you anything on the way 😎! So come and join us and let’s have fun together exploring Prague!
Explore Prague Castle and Castle District without missing out on its biggest highlights: The Big Change of Prague Castle Guards at 12 PM or Golden Lane.
11 AM TOUR INCLUDES CHANGE OF GUARDS WITH MUSIC
2 PM TOUR INCLUDES GOLDEN LANE
The tours cover exactly the same sites otherwise.
This Free Prague Castle tour concentrates fully on the area of Prague Castle and Castle District and is for everyone who wants to explore Prague Castle comfortably and learn about its history (and have fun of course)
We will start the tour from Malostranska metro station, which is located right below Prague Castle. We'll take a tram to our first stop, the statue of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, and will walk from there (downhill :), trust us, you don't want to walk the hill up)
Castle District is a small area adjacent to Prague Castle. The most beautiful architecture in this city you can find here. Since the most influential aristocratic families lived here. After about 15-20 mins. walk, we will reach Prague Castle Giant's Gate, where we will let you enjoy the main change on Prague Castle Guards at 12 PM. (there is a smaller change of guards every hour, this is the only ceremonial one which is accompanied by music).
After this we will enter Prague Castle and will explore its main sights
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana,...Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
Meet us at Klarov, Malostranska metro exit (there is only one). Look for a red umbrella with big white 100 written on it.
1Outside visitKlárov 1
Our guide will be waiting for you in front of the metro station exit near the drinking fountain (works only in summer). Your guide will hold a red umbrella with 100 written on it.⏰Please, be there on time, as your group will be taking a tram shortly after the start of the tour!
This is the tram stop where your group will get off. Sometimes the group will take a short WC break before continuing the tour. ⚠️ Bear in mind that some guides get off at different tram stops due to changes in the opening hours of the Prague Castle.
3Outside visitCzernin Palace
Černínský palace is one of the largest Baroque palaces in Prague and a place of many important historical events. We will tell you about the palace as well as the sights around it. ⚠️ This is where most of our guides go after arriving to Pohorelec. Please, bear in mind that some guides might choose to bring you to a view point (View of Entire Old Town, Strahovské nádvoří 133/3) and then climb up the hill to the castle.
4Outside visitCastle District Square
This beautiful square boasts magnificent palaces of Czech nobility. If you are joining our 11 am tour, this is where we watch the 12:00 charge of the guards from most of the time.
5Outside visitGarden on the Bastion
After going through a security check, your group will arrive to the garden at the Bastion.
6Outside visitSecond Courtyard of Prague Castle
This large representative space is a perfect place to get into the history of Prague Castle.
7Free admissionSt. Vitus Cathedral
Whenever the opening hours allow it, we always try to visit the free area of the St. Vitus Cathedral (2 front chapels required no admission), but the rest of the cathedral is only accessible with a ticket. Our guide can explain how to get it and what you can see there.
8Outside visitIII. Nádvoří Pražského hradu
Hands down one of the most picturesque places in Prague!
9Outside visitOld Royal Palace
This is one of the oldest residencies of Czech Royalty in Prague, so it would be a crime not to talk about it!
10Outside visitSt. George’s Basilica
Another amazing photo opportunity and a place rich in history!
11Free admissionGolden Lane
Free admission on 2 pm tour only as Golden Lane opens for free in the evening. If you are taking 11 am tour, you will need a ticket to enter. Our guide will explain the details upon your request.
12Outside visitView of Prague from Prague Castle
This is the last stop of our tour, don’t miss out on an epic view of Prague!
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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