Free Castle Tour Prague

Visit the world's largest medieval castle with our Prague Castle Tour.

Everyday at 14:30
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Some of the highlights on the Free Castle Tour Prague

  • Charles Bridge
  • Kampa Island
  • John Lennon's Wall
  • Prague Castle
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • St. George's Church
  • Golden Lane
  • Best Prague views from the Castle
  • And much more...

What will you find in this free tour?

Few cities can pride themselves with having one of the largest, most beautiful and impressive monuments in the world. For centuries, Prague’s Castle came to symbolize the place from which Czech power emanated. However, kings, emperors and presidents have taken up residence within its walls, thus forming an almost mythical place in the collective imagination of the Czechs.

There is no prior planning for its construction, but over the course of a thousand years, each ruler left their mark according to the tastes or needs of the time. Gradually, this irregular nature gave the complex its unique appearance and unparalleled richness in the form of bastions, palaces, gardens and religious buildings.

Our Free Castle Tour starts at the Rudolfinum, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, to walk to one of the jewels of Prague, the Baroque quarter of Malá Strana, undoubtedly one of the most charming places in the city. Echoes of old legends can still be heard in its narrow streets. Stories that make us travel in time and talk to us about characters like Mozart or Jan Neruda.

Join us on a free tour where hundreds of colourful Baroque houses and other old monuments, such as the Charles Bridge, intermingle with others that are less ancient but equally famous and symbolic for the inhabitants of Prague, the most famous example of which is the well-known John Lennon Wall.

Once in the castle itself, we will visit the many elements that make up this miniature city. Along the courtyards and viewpoints, we will learn about its millenary history and its protagonists, from the legends that place its creation in the prophetic vision of a Bohemian princess, to the archaeological evidence that tells us about a primitive settlement back in the 9th century.

Through its unique mixture of styles we will discover the remnants of the first Romanesque stone walls and buildings; the spectacular Saint Vitus Cathedral, a true jewel of Central European Gothic style; the Renaissance elements present in the Royal Palace and Matthias’ Gate; beautiful Baroque buildings, such as the façade of Saint George’s Basilica; as well as the austerity of the neoclassical extensions promoted by the renovation project of the Empress Maria Theresa, the true protagonist of one of the greatest periods of splendour in the city.

All kinds of characters have roamed through its courtyards and rooms, from great monarchs such as Maria Theresa and the eccentric Rudolph II, to mathematicians and astronomers of the stature of Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe, as well as the best artists of their time. Even world-famous literary figures, such as Franz Kafka, who we have the opportunity to talk about in the Golden Alley, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque places of the visit, and where alchemists, magicians and authentic charlatans met.

Kristin Marshall

We had a wonderful walking tour with Scott! He is a wealth of information, kind and funny. Booking the tour and connecting with the guide was very easy. At the conclusion of the tour, we could've kept going it was so engaging. A highlight of our time in Prague!

Regardt Van Rooy

We had a great and very insightful Prague Old City tour with tour Guide Sean. He was great and very knowledgeable sharing all the interesting facts with a great sense of humor, making our tour a lot of fun. In fact, so much fun we decided to join him the same afternoon for the Castle tour as well and again he ensured for a fun and interesting walking tour.

Marta Campelo

One of the best walking tour I’ve done. Scott is not a local, but it feels like it. He knows everything about the history, the culture and the beers. Ask him for recommendations and he will give you all the options. Thank you, Scott!

Oliver Bishop

We did an old town tour with Sarah. She led a fantastic tour with excellent historical knowledge which really helped build our understanding of the city and its history. Sarah's style was really engaging and she was openly approachable for questions and recommendations on all aspects of the city. The tour was around 2.5 hours with a 15 minute break for coffee and to warm up, but it didn't feel long. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Prague for the first time!

Vivien Dittner

We enjoyed the Prague walking tour (old town, new town and Jewish quarter) a lot! Our tour guide Ian shared many interesting insights into Prague's history with us. The tour was very entertaining and informative and Ian has a great sense of humor as well :)

Keren-Or Peretz

This tour for me was essential, in order to see and experience Prague with a context.
Scot was absolutely lovely: informative but not heavy. Fun, interesting, very articulate and easy to understand. He obviously is passionate about Prague and it's history, people, culture, politics- which makes you as passionate. Thank you Scott for a fantastic tour and for great recommendations for our time in Prague.

Borislav Georgiev

We were on the New Town tour with Paul. I can’t recommend it enough. It was exactly as I was hoping for as I wanted to get a better understanding of the locals’ recent history and culture. One can see that Paul is passionate about history. He shared many interesting historical facts but also some great tidbits like where is the best place to buy chimney cakes or beer.

Lauren Smyth

Initially my partner and I had just booked the morning Old Town tour but we loved it so much that we came back for the afternoon Castle Tour. I actually think most people on the tour did the same as us. The main reason for this was due to our tour guide Aris. He was a brilliant tour guide, full of knowledge with a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend doing this tour on your first day so you fully appreciate the beauty and history of Prague. It was the highlight of our trip. Thanks Aris

Helen

We had Ian on an Old Town tour and he was absolutely amazing! One of our favourite walking tours we’ve done in Europe! Great mix of history, stories and humour - all done in an easy to understand manor. He was very knowledgeable and super helpful! Would highly, highly recommend this tour!

Thaléa B (Lum')

Easy booking and great experience with the 2 tours we've done with these guys. We took the old city tour and the castle tour : both were fun and informative, I'd definitely recommend booking these tours! You'll learn lots of stuff about history, culture, and notice details you wouldn't have noticed by yourself.

Jim Andrews

The Prague tour with Sarah was awesome! The weather was cold and wet, but Sarah had the energy to keep us all engaged and moving. The morning tour was so good, I signed up for the afternoon tour!! The passion Sarah has for her craft made this one of my most memorable days in my life. Thanks Sarah!

resenas-praga-tit12

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to go on both of the free walking tours that is offered, I would highly recommend doing both. Paul was amazing for the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, and Scott was absolutely wonderful too for the tour of the Prague Castle. Loved it!