Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.
Though once known mostly as a party town frequented by stag dos and students, Prague has flourished into a vibrant tourist destination to cater to all types of traveler.
Rising above the city on a steep hill, 9th-century Prague Castle is now the seat of the Czech president. The castle’s St. Vitus Cathedral includes windows designed by art-nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha. The city’s former Jewish Quarter is home to the Old-New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active Jewish house of worship, and the Old Jewish Cemetery, with thousands of vertically stacked graves.
New Town’s main boulevard is lively Wenceslas Square, where art-nouveau buildings house shops and cafes. Letná Park, with views over Prague’s bridges and red rooftops, has a large beer garden.
The historic city is packed with museums, art galleries, and unique examples of architecture, and there are subcultures growing across the Czech capital, creating a diverse atmosphere.
To truly experience all facets of this lively city, it can be a good idea to take a guided tour.
These are Prague’s most enjoyable tours and experiences.
1. Private 3-Hour Trike Adventure
Take in the main sights in a unique way with this personalized trike tour through Prague. Focusing on the Old Town and Lesser Town areas, this private tour can be tailored around the main attractions that most interest you.
The trikes allow you to cover more ground, helping you see as much as you want in the three-hour timeframe. Water and coffee is provided, as well as a beer tasting at a typical Czechia brewery.
You are fully trained for safety and the tour guide will also help you capture those important moments on camera.
2. Prague by Night: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise
Take in a more leisurely view of the city with this cruise down the Vltava River that runs through the city center.
A full buffet dinner is included, featuring some of Czechia’s best dishes, as well as a good range of international cuisines.
You will have the opportunity to see the city lit up, with all of the major monuments illuminated in all their glory. Live music is played throughout the cruise to create a relaxed ambiance.
3. Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks
Step back in time with this dinner themed around medieval Prague. A full five courses are included as well as unlimited drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Entertainment is provided to add to the atmosphere, including belly dancers and swordsmen.
There are six different menus on offer to cater to all tastes (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options), and the performances are suitable for children from four and up. This is a great way to experience the ancient history of Czechia.
4. Sightseeing Cruise on the Vltava River
If you are only spending a day or two in Prague, this short cruise is an easygoing way to discover the main attractions of the city.
At 45 minutes long, it is perfect for gathering your bearings in the city before exploring at your own pace. There is an English-speaking guide, as well as audio guides in multiple other languages.
Free refreshments are provided on board. As the boat is quite small, group sizes are limited, allowing for a more intimate experience onboard.
5. Prague Pub Crawl and International Party
Prague is a popular party destination and this pub crawl is a great way to start your night off right.
You will spend one hour at your first bar, where you will receive unlimited free beer, wine, absinthe, and vodka.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to get your alcohol intake for the evening. You will then be taken to another three bars to allow you to experience the wide variety of venues in the city – with a free shot at each of these bars.
The night ends with VIP entry at the largest nightclub in Prague – Korlovy Iázne.
6. Ghosts and Legends 1.5-Hour Walking Tour
Fans of the paranormal will love this unique tour of Prague. You will be taken to some of Prague’s spookiest alleyways, where the local guide will tell you about the city’s ghost stories and legends.
You will learn some of the more macabre myths around key Prague attractions, such as the Astronomical Clock.
The tour finishes within Prague Castle, where you will learn about the haunting true stories of former residents. This is a great alternative tour for discovering the city by night.
7. Prague Free Tour
If you’re on a budget, free walking tours are an excellent way to get a feel for a new city and discover the main attractions.
This free tour takes you around the Old Town, including Wenceslas Square, and through the Jewish Quarter. Tours can fill up, so to guarantee a place, book online for a small fee.
You then pay whatever you like to the tour guide at the end. This three-hour tour is delivered by a local that is passionate about the city and sharing their experiences with visitors.
8. Glow Golf Mini Golf Game by UV Light
This is one of Prague’s newest attractions and comes with a unique twist. Mini golf is a fun activity for groups and families; this attraction allows you to play in the dark with UV light.
It is also located near some fascinating examples of street art depicting the history of the city. After playing, you are invited to experiment yourself with UV paints and create your own murals commemorating your visit.
There is also a lounge area for you to purchase drinks and unwind after your time on the course.
9. Best of Prague by Foot and Bus, and 1-Hour River Cruise
Cover more ground in this 3.5-hour tour through the most important attractions – as well as some off the beaten path sights – by bus, foot, and boat.
The bus will pick you up from your Prague hotel before taking everyone to the Old Town for a walking tour. You can then enjoy a cruise down the Vltava River before returning to the Old Town for a walk through the Jewish Quarter.
Drop off at your hotel is included. This is a fantastic option if you are only in Prague for a short time.
10. Great Bohemian Excursion to Kutná Hora from Prague
Prague is located in the Bohemia region of Czechia, and venturing out of the city to the neighboring towns and countryside is a very worthwhile excursion.
The town of Kutná Hora is packed with attractions letting you delve further into Czech history and culture. You will discover old silver mines, as well as baroque architecture and even an Ossuary made of human bones.
The tour finishes with a three-course meal at the Old Bohemian tavern, and a CD with photos and videos of the tour is provided upon request.
11. Czech Beer Museum Tour and Bottle Your Own Beer
No trip to Prague is complete without sampling the delicious local beer. At the Czech Beer Museum, you will learn about the history behind beer making in the country.
You will also be treated to four samples of the finest beers in Prague. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to bottle your own beer, giving you a unique souvenir of your time in Prague.
This 90-minute tour is conducted by a local beer expert and is a unique way to learn more about brewing and the importance of beer in the region.
12. 3-Hour Secret Food Tour
Though Prague is not known for its culinary delights, there are plenty of tasty dishes waiting to be discovered across the city.
This tour by a local food expert lets you sample some of the best food the city has to offer – from soups and meats to beer and sweets. There are five different locations covered in the tour; samples of the food and drink are all included in the price.
Your tour guide will also take you to some of the lesser known locations across the city, making it a great tour for getting off the regular tourist track.
13. 1-Hour Orientation Tour by Bus
This quick bus tour is designed to get you oriented in the city during your first few hours of exploring.
You will be shown a variety of monuments and attractions across the Old Town, Lesser Town, and New Town. The tour comes with an audio guide that describes each location in 26 different languages.
This short bus tour departs at a few different times across the day, allowing you to pick whichever one is most convenient for you. We suggest taking it shortly after you first arrive.
14. Don Giovanni Traditional Marionette Show
This marionette show is a very unique way to spend an evening in Prague. The performance of Don Giovanni uses shadows and light to bring the puppets to life in a vibrant performance.
A live orchestra performs the music from the Mozart opera, and audiences are treated to a show that mimics the original performance of Don Giovanni from 1787.
This all takes place in the Rise Loutek theatre and commemorates the first performance which took place in Prague. Food and drinks are available to purchase before the show and during the interval.
15. Prague Through The Eyes of Franz Kafka
The famous author was born in Prague and there are many places across the city that tell the story of his life.
This tour is 3.5 hours long and tells you all about Kafka, his work, and the impact he had on Prague. You will visit the Jewish Quarter where he was based, and enjoy a short break in his favorite café.
Though the tour focuses mostly on Kafka, you will also learn about the history of the city’s Jewish community, as well as other famous writers from Prague.