Fast Track Guided Tour of Prague Castle
Skip the long winding ticket lines and experience the majesty of the Prague Castle with a detailed 3 hour guided tour of the incredible 70,000 square meter castle complex!
- Enjoy a bus ride from your hotel, all the way to the gates of Prague Castle
- With a comprehensive 3 hour tour of the Prague Castle, understand its vast history and cultural significance
- Get a peek into the life of Bohemian Kinds and the Holy Roman Emperors at the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Royal Palace
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The famous Prague Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Prague, drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors annually. The amalgamation of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture lends a surreal feeling to someone who has walked into the complex for the first time. Combining materials such as stone, glass, and wood with such finesse and panache to create gorgeous designs are rarely seen at a single location.
The St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, and the St. George’s Basilica are the main attractions of the Prague Castle complex. An astonishing 103 meters tall, the cathedral stands like an arrow in the sky. It is one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture in the world. The St. George’s Basilica currently houses the Bohemian Art Collection from the 19th century. It is also used as a concert hall.
Built in the 9th century, the castle is a glimpse into the life of the ancient Kings of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperors. It is one of the few palaces that has witnessed the rise and fall of several kingdoms and empires. From the noble Bohemian household to Nazi Germany, the leaders of some of the largest empires in the world have inhabited the palace.
Enjoy a complimentary laid-back ride to the Prague Castle gates. Getting to the castle on time is no longer something you have to spare any thought to. Save additional energy and time by bypassing the queues that are a daily occurrence at the admission ticket counter. With the professional guide providing commentary, it allows one to truly appreciate the artistry, culture, history, and heritage held by the ancient structures. The Old Royal Palace is the centerpiece of the Prague Castle complex.
Built in the early 10th century, the Old Royal Palace is one of the oldest buildings in the Prague Castle complex. Its Vladislav Hall is one of the most spectacular sights in the Prague Castle. With the intricate vaulted ceilings inspired by late-Gothic elements, interspersed by the Renaissance style rectangular windows, architect Benedikt Ried created a true architectural masterpiece. The gigantic hall was used for the coronation of kings, banquets, receptions and other major celebrations. Currently, formal gatherings for prominent events are held in this historic hall. On the southern wall of the room is a terrace, where a breathtaking scene awaits. The city of Prague, in all its glory, can be witnessed from this vantage point.
The All Saints’ Chapel is next on the itinerary. With vaulted ceilings and paintings of St. Procopius on the walls, the church is only open to the public during religious services and events or during concerts. Finally, you will reach the Golden Lane, a street inside the Prague Castle complex. The houses were inhabited by defenders of the castle. Consisting of brightly colored houses, the lane provides a glimpse of the life of people who worked at the Castle. Currently, most of the houses serve as souvenir shops, where you can buy some accessories in remembrance of your visit to Prague Castle.
Your tour will conclude under steps of Prague Castle or, alternatively, should you have opted for complimentary transfers, you can be dropped off near the city center.
- Optional Hotel pick up
- Skip the ticketing line entry into the Prague Castle Complex, including the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of St. George, and St. Vitus Cathedral.
- Direction to the shortest security check queue
- Guided Tour
- Drop off at your hotel
- Entry into specific castle buildings in the complex
Know Before You Go
During the Summer Tourist Season from April to October
Prague Castle complex: Monday - Sunday from 6AM to 10PM
Historical buildings: 9 AM to 5 PM
During the Winter Season
Prague Castle complex: Monday - Sunday from 6AM to 10PM
Historical buildings: 9 AM to 4 PM
The tour bus will leave for the castle from the pick-up point at 11:30 PM every day.
If you want to avail the pickup option, you must mention the hotel that you are staying in at the time of checkout. If you fail to do so, you will have to reach the meeting point at Václavské námestí 27.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
St. Vitus Church is just breathtaking! Absolutely phenomenal.
This tour literally has everything. We got picked up from our hotel and went to the Castle. Our guide was incredilble and he pointed out all the highlights and star attractions. Very detailed tour.
Even though the Prague castle is slightly touristic, its definitely worth a visit. The Cathedral was my personal favourite. A must do!
How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive your mobile voucher by email. No need to print! A bus will pick you up from the hotel you will mention in the next step of the booking by 11:30 AM or alternatively, from Václavské námestí 27, at 11:30 AM and drop you off at the castle gates. Please display the tickets on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pickup from your hotel or at the meeting point.
Meeting point: Václavské námestí 27
By tram: Use tram no. 5 and get off at the stop called Václavské námestí.
By metro: Take the metro-line A to station Václavské námestí. You can also take a metro up to station Muzeum on the metro-line C and walk about 500m to reach the meeting point.
Václavské náměstí 27, Praha 1 , Prague