The best way to explore Prague is on foot (check out our private walking tours here), but on a rainy day or if you have walking difficulties, we recommend you book this private tour of Prague by car or van and professional driving guide. You will follow the famous King´s Way which winds along medieval streets of the New Town, Old Town, Jewish Quarter, across the Charles Bridge, through the Lesser Town and finishes at the Prague Castle (or the other way around so that you will finish closer to your hotel) . You will get to see Gothic, Renaissance, Boroque and Classistical styles, enjoy breathtaking views and discover hidden medieval alleys.
During the tour, you will get off every now and then so that you can explore sights you cannot access by a vehicle – Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle.
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History seeps through the New Town, as many of the country’s most significant events happened in this district. Founded by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348, the New Town was supposed to be the Jerusalem of Eastern Europe. Perhaps the most famous sight is the 820-yard long Wenceslas Square, which now flaunts businesses, shops and hotels.
Dating back to the 11th century, Prague’s Old Town gushes with history and architectural wonders. Styles from Romanesque to Art Nouveau sparkle through the labyrinthine streets, alleys and passageways that seem to jump right out of Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial. The impressive Old Town Hall, with a 60-meter tower at one end, was built in 1338. On the 15th century astronomical clock, Death tips an hour glass and rings a bell before the 12 apostles march by, the cock crows, and another bell rings.
The plight of the Jews across the centuries becomes almost tangible in the former Prague Jewish Ghetto, given that most of the area is made up of the Jewish Museum that includes four synagogues and a cemetery.
Originally a series of small settlements outside Prague Castle’s fortifications with an ethnic German population, the Lesser Town is dotted with lavish homes built by Czech nobility. The Infant Jesus of Prague and the John Lennon Wall are other attractions this quarter has to offer. Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world, is a highlight of any tour of Prague.
This stunning architectural achievement, which took centuries to complete, reigns supreme from a hill above the rest of the city. The Castle, founded in 870, is also the seat of the Czech president. Dominating the complex is the breathtaking, mostly Gothic Saint Vitus’ Cathedral, which took a staggering 1,000 years to build. Under Emperor Charles IV, Prague Castle was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire. During darker days, Adolf Hitler occupied it.In rosier times, first democratic president Tomáš G. Masaryk and dissident-playwright-turned president Václav Havel ran the country from here.
|Sights to See||New Town - Wenceslas Sq., Old Town - Old Town Sq., Astronomical Clock, Jewish Quarter - Josefov, Charles Bridge, Lesser Town, Prague Castle|
|Interiors||Upon Request:, Prague Castle Interiors|
|Included||car / van, driver-guide, gas, tolls, parking|
|Excluded||entrance fees, food and drinks|
|Availability From-To||All year round|
|Departure Time and Location||We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)|
|Return Location||We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.|
|Means of Transportation||Walking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus|
|Required Walking Ability||Low|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|
|Additional Info||During the tour your personal guide will give you invaluable information about cultural life, dining venues, safe money exchange, tips for remaining days of your stay, etc.|