This guided walk is available every day at 11.00 am. That includes bank holidays and we walk no matter what the weather throws at us. The commentary is in English only.
The walk is complimentary to all clients who have used our transfer service to or from the rail station or airport. You will receive a voucher so that you can bring it along to enjoy this walk free of charge.
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Highlights of your Free Tour of Prague
Your guide will take you to the most significant and interesting historical sites in Prague during the four-hour walk. The tour has a full commentary in English and the route is similar to the Grand Walk. You will take in the Jewish Quarter, the historical buildings of the Old Town, the famous Charles Bridge and then finish in style at Prague Castle.
Your free walk around Prague includes a 30 minute break to relax, sit down and to have an optional drink and a snack. Most people manage the free walking tour easily but if you think that 4 hours is too long for you it's possible to split the walk over two days. If you know you'll feel tired after the first half of the walk, just stop and come back for the second half the following day.
All of our Prague walks and tours are offered by professional and licensed guides.
Free Tour description
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 Jan Hus.
Small winding lanes transport us back into Prague’s past: Mozart‘s Don Giovanni in the Estates Theatre, Karolinum - the Charles University since 1348, the cubist house of the Black Madonna and the medieval courtyard Ungelt. Time allowing we also visit the Powder Gate and the majestic art nouveau 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 the 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 brief visit to 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” contains 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.
Who qualifies for a free walking tour?
You can join the walking tour for free if you have fulfilled any of these requirements:
• You purchased a single or a return transfer from the airport
• You purchased a single or a return transfer from the train station
The walking tour is free for all passengers in the transfer group. We regret that we are unable to offer the tour for cancelled bookings.
How do I claim my free walking tour?
When you use our airport transfer service your chauffer will automatically give you what we call a ‘transport voucher'. This is your proof of purchase of your Prague airport transfer; all you need to do then is bring your voucher and show it to the tour guide to join the walking tour.
If you need transport to the meeting point, we are happy to book this for you if you email us in advance.
Starting point and finishing point of the tour
You meet up with your guide to start your free walking tour at the Astronomical clock at the Old Town Square in the centre of Prague. The details of exactly where to meet our tour guide are printed on your transport voucher.
The tour ends at the Prague Castle complex close to the Lesser Town metro station ‘Malostranska'. You can take the metro or tram back to your hotel if you have not booked our chauffeur. Also if you wish, our guide will gladly navigate you back to the centre or another place you might wish to go.
Do I need to pre-book for the free walking tour?
No, just turn up. Do contact us in advance if you also need transport to or from the meeting point. We charge of 300 CZK each way for this transfer service; this is the price per vehicle and each car can take up to four passengers. As an example, if 3 passengers book a return transfer to and from the tour from any Prague hotel, the price will be 600 CZK.
Dear Sir. I have just returned from Prague 18/10/09 and my wife and I would like to thank you for the efficient way we were met at the airport and delivered to out hotel. Then the on time collection from the hotel and transfer to the airport this morning. The drivers were very careful, courteous and efficient. We also took the opportunity to take the complimentary walking tour. The young lady guide was excellent. She said her name was difficult to pronounce and remember which is true, we have forgotten it. However she was in her last at university doing English and American studies. We took the tour on Friday, it was raining and cold, however she kept our spirits up and the tour interesting. She had good knowledge of all the areas and made a cold day very entertaining. If you can please pass our thanks and appreciation on to her. Thank you again for a job well done. Regards Peter & Margaret Atkins
I`m writing to say that we went yesterday to the free tour, it was excelent, and Monica (the guide) was very very good. Alfredo posted on 20/04/2011
We did this tour on Tuesday May 4th 2010. It was without exception one of the loveliest experiences we have ever had on a city break . We had no problem finding "the lady with the red umbrella" whose name was Saska. we were the only people who turned up for the tour on the day so we had a personal guide. She is a lovely young woman a mine of information on Prague she showed us ever nook and cranny of the city giving us lots of quirky facts about it. We even saw the white peacock in all his glory !!! She organised the boat trip for us on the Wednesday night giving us her own mobile number in case we had a problem which of course we didn't as it was another wonderful experience in spite of the rain. Thank you for making our visit to Prague so wonderfully stress free. Kieran and Mary Kennedy posted on 7/05/2010
We had a very good tour guide on Tuesday- Michaela- a knowledgible and pleasant guide with a good sense of humour- the tour was even more extensive than advertised. She deserves a raise! Kind regards, Henry and Mila Doerr posted on 11/09/2008
Having recently returned from a weekend break in Prague I feel I must thank you for the brilliant service you provided, very friendly drivers waiting exactly as promised, very good vehicles well driven with plenty of information. This combined with your Prague tour made the week-end one to remember. Thank you Alan Burston. posted on 08/11/2007