Free tour

Freetour Prague: Prague Castle (incl. Big Changing of the Guards)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on October 20, 2023

Walking through an open-air museum with the guides of I Love Praag Dobrý den I am Huig den Boer owner of I love Praag. I am a young Dutch man in my thirties who previously worked in the healthcare sector and worked with great passion as a bus driver in and around the beautiful city of Utrecht, the most beautiful city in the Netherlands. In addition to this job, I worked as one of the permanent guides of I Love Praag in Prague and first did tours as a hobby (15 years) and now professionally in the Czech city of Prague. This is because I am in love with this European capital. Since 2023 I live completely in Prague. No matter how beautiful a city like Rome or Berlin is, I don't immediately catch a spark like when I leave Prague airport. All our guides speak fluent English, German and Dutch. Are you going on tour with me or with my colleagues in Prague?

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The city of Prague has the largest castle complex in the world. It consists of several palaces, churches, gardens and many other special buildings. Prague Castle has a rich history and you will get to know it during this tour.


We start the tour at the Strahov Monastery and from there we visit all the special buildings in the castle, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the famous golden lane and of course the Lobkowicz Palace.

Of course we also reflect on the events during the 30 years war in Prague.

At 12:00 PM we will of course also see the big changing of the guards. In the summer we also visit one of the well-known special palace gardens.

And because we are in the highest parts of the city of Prague, a special viewpoint cannot be missed.

Will you delve with us into the history of the largest castle complex in the world?

The tour is currently in English only. In the future, this tour will also be available in German and Dutch.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pohořelec, 169 00 Praha-Praha 6, Czechia
    Pohořelec, 169 00 Praha-Praha 6, Czechia
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    Meeting point: Tram stop Pohořelec tram stop, Hradčany, 169 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic. Our guide will be waiting for you at the tram stop. You can recognize the guide on the white "I Love Praag" umbrella or clothes.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Statue of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler

    Did you know that Johannes Kepler lived in the city of Prague from the year 1600 to the year 1612? The guide will tell you why he came to Prague especially for fellow astronomer Tycho Brahe.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Strahov Monastery

    The Strahov Monastery is the oldest Premonstratensian monastery in Bohemia and one of the most important architectural landmarks in the Czech Republic. Did you known that you can find the second world famous library over here?

  • 3
    Outside visit

    Did you know that the tower houses a carillon with 27 Dutch bells?

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Šternberský Palace

    Our guide will show you this palace.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Hradčanské náměstí

    At the main square we will see at 12:00 PM the big "Changing of the Guards ceremony."

  • 6
    Outside visit
    St. Vitus Cathedral

    We show you the biggest church of the Czech Republic. We will also tell you the special history of the cathedral.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Starý královský palác

    This building belongs to one of the oldest of the Royalties from the Czech Republic in Prague, so therefore we can't pass it!

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Basilica of St. George

    We show you the second church of Prague Castle from the outside.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Vstup císařovny Marie Terezie

    The guide will tell you about the city of Prague and the 30 Years War. Did you already know about Maria Terezia's role during this war?

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Golden Lane

    We will show you the entrance to the Golden Lane and to the museum about the "Castle guards."

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Lobkowicz Palace

    We will see the palace where the famous king Charles the 4th had lived from the outside.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Vyhlídka Na Opyši

    From this viewing point we will have a nice view over the city of Prague. Our guides will tell you something about all the famouw buildings you can see from here.

  • 13
    Outside visit
    St. Wencesla's Vineyard

    Did you know that St. Wenceslas himself worked in the oldest vineyard in the Czech Republic?

  • 14
    Outside visit
    Valdštejnská zahrada

    We will visit a beautiful garden on the end of our tour. (Only in summer).

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).

Tour opinions

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Joseph 13 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Maartje is an excellent guide. I was fortunate to be the only reservation for the tour, so it was all personal and interactive dialogue. She timed the tour perfectly at 2 1/2 hours, moving from site to site with facts, information, and the history degree to discuss the details. I highly recommend this tour, and hope that Maartje is your guide.
Veronique 28 Apr 2024
Valletta, Malta

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Our tour guide gave us an excellent your of the Prague castle area. She went into some very interesting detail on the history, architecture. She is very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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