The Forge of National Destiny

This walking tour takes you from Old Town Square via Karlova across the Charles Bridge. Crossing the Charles Bridge, whose "speaking stones" reveal the cruel history it has survived, we come to the Lesser Town Square, where a tram helps us up the hill to Prague Castle, or if you are more energetic, you can continue to walk via Old Castle Stairs to Prague Castle - one of the largest fortresses in Europe, and the beating heart of the country. Once we reach the top, you will be rewarded with wonderful views over the city. From there, our full tour of the Castle complex begins. We discover it all: the palaces and courtyards, the 1000 years of history carved into the stone of St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the charming Royal Garden, the Basilica of St. George, the Golden Lane, and even slip into the Castle Picture Gallery. Once the tour finishes, our guide will navigate you back to the city.

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Inclusive of: guide, entrance fees to the Prague Castle monuments and interiors, optional tram ticket to Prague Castle (if you choose not to walk via Old Castle Stairs).

Tour duration: 4 hrs.

Do I Need to Pre-book This Tour?

Yes, we strongly recommend making a booking. We guaranteed a full refund if you cancel at least 2hrs before the tour starts.


Where Can I Meet My Tour Guide?

The meeting point with our guide is at the corner of Paris Street (Pařížská) and Old Town Square, opposite the St Nicholas Church next to the Czech Tourism office. It is easy to find; the Old Town Square is just a 5-min walk from Staroměstská underground station. Alternatively, ask at the hotel reception for directions.

We just got back from our trip and I wanted you to tell you that Karl was an excellent guide. We greatly enjoyed it. He was well-informed and provides us with all the details about sights. Thank you, again, for your prefect service. Carolina A.
Dear Libor, just to say thank you. We really enjoyed our tour of the city with your guide. She was an excellent guide, and the tour was really exciting and great introduction to the city. Kind regards, Jeff O.