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Night tour of the Prague Castle

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Immerse yourself in a completely different experience of the magnificent Prague castle at night. Avoid the bustling crowds in the castle during the day, beat the afternoon heat and delve into the largest castle complex in the country under the cover of darkness... with a guide, of course!

Highlights

  • Witness the beauty of the city of Prague from a different perspective
  • An exclusive guided tour at night
  • Learn the mysteries of the place and all the legends associated with it
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The most important building in Prague, and the office of the President of the Czech Republic, the Prague Castle is by far the most popular tourist destination of the country. The architecture dates back to the 9th century. The castle held tremendous geopolitical importance due to its location in Prague, making it the seat of control for the kings of Bohemia, and the Holy Roman Emperors. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Prague Castle is the most massive ancient castle in the world. It is also the most visited destination in Prague and attracts about 2 million visitors annually.

Perhaps as a result of its grandeur and mystery, the castle is featured in many video games The second level of the Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb video game features the Prague Castle. The castle is also found in the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game. So if you want to explore the structure in reality and not just in video games, or if you are just a history buff, then visiting this castle is a must. The view of the Prague Castle at night offers an entirely new experience. The noisy, crowded streets during the day are much more peaceful and less crowded at night.

The Golden Lane is one of the most visited sections of the Prague Castle. It initially housed the servants working in the castle. Franz Kafka, a short story writer and novelist, and one of the most prominent figures of 20th century literature lived in house number 22 in the Golden Lane. A solemn round tower stands at the eastern end of the Golden Lane. Dating back to 1496, the Daliborka Tower was used to hold prisoners.

The Old Town Square is a famous square located in the Old Town quarter of Prague. There are statues and memorials located in the square, which goes on to state that the Old Town Square is of great historical importance to the Czech Republic. During Easter and Christmas, the lighting at the square is a treat to the eyes. The Wallenstein is a Baroque Palace in Prague, which houses the Senate of the Czech Republic.

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Your Experience

You will receive a mobile voucher once your booking has been confirmed. You will have to display the voucher to the tour guide at the start of the event. The trip starts at the Prague Trips & Tickets, Tynska 7, Prague 1.

The cold, silent night makes the trip more mystical and eventful. The tour covers a lot of important places in and around the Prague Palace. Viewing these places in the night is a great spectacle, and an experience one is unlikely to forget. The guided tour covers the historic Old Town Square, the Manes Bridge, and the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace, part of the Royal Palace Gardens, is so perfectly maintained that it seems to be picture perfect. The Strahov Monastery, the Cernin Palace, the Loreto, the New World, and the Powder Tower are some places of interest you shall view during the trip.

The St. Vitus Cathedral, and the St. George’s Basilica are beautiful churches, and look majestic against the night sky. Their beautiful interiors and magnificent architecture are sure to leave you amazed. You will then walk along the Golden Lane with your guide, named after the goldsmiths and artisans that used to live in these houses in the 17th century. The Daliborka Tower can be seen at the eastern end. Under the basement is a dungeon that used to house prisoners. The pulley mechanism that used to lower them into this dungeon is still visible. Let your guide regale you with other haunting tales from the history of this structure. You will then move onto Lesser Town, where you can see the grand Wallenstein Palace. Built in the 17th century, the architectural influence of the Wallenstein Palace has a much more modern flavour compared to the other buildings in the Prague Palace. Your tour will come to an end here.

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Inclusions

  • Tram ride
  • Professional tour guide
  • A brief overview on your admission ticket and a basic orientation of the castle
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Exclusions

  • Entry into certain buildings in the castle complex
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Know Before You Go

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

Timings

6 PM from September 1 to May 31, 7PM from June 1 to August 31. There is no tour on December 24, 25 and 31.

Duration

3 hours

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Mark Gordon
Mark
Reviewed in April, 2018

The castle is much less crowded during the night and it allows you to have those quaint, picture perfect moments. Really romantic, my wife and I loved it here.

Skylar Dixon
Skylar
Reviewed in April, 2018

Found this tour on Headout and we are really glad we bought the tickets for this.

Megan Hunter
Megan
Reviewed in April, 2018

The tour guide was really not enthusiastic and the group was very dull. Palace is worth the visit.

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How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your mobile voucher within a few minutes of your purchase. No need to print. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to the representative at Prague Trips & Tickets, Tynska 7, Prague 1 at 6 PM (September-May) or 7 PM (June-August). You can exchange your mobile voucher for a physical ticket, after which you can enter the castle.

Getting There
Metro station: If you are taking the metro, get off at either the Staromestska stop (line A), or the Namesti Republiky station (line B). Tram stop: Namesti Republiky stop by taking the tram 6, 8, 15, or 26. Cross the Old Town Square towards the Tyn Cathedral. Once you get behind the Tyn Cathedral, you will see a huge signboard saying Prague Trips & Tickets.

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Where?

Tynska 7, Prague 1, Prague

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Additional Information

The tour runs if a minimum of two people register.

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