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Walking Tour of Old Town and Jewish Quarter

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Explore a couple of Prague’s most popular neighborhoods on this highly informative, two-hour long walking tour that includes a prolific guide. Get access to an insider's perspective of Old Town and the old Jewish Quarter (also called Josefov) as you learn about the history of both neighborhoods. Marvel at the tales behind famous sites like the Astronomical Clock and stories of the renowned author, Franz Kafka.

Highlights

  • Discover the thrilling history of the Jewish Quarter.
  • Experience the charm of the Old Town.
  • Get deep insights from local guides who know the real history of the sites.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Some structures in the city of Prague will definitely take you back in time. The historical monuments here are a mark of the vast history associated with the Czech Republic. In order to discover the Old Town of Prague and the intriguing Jewish Quarter, a small group trip is generally advisable. The Old Town Square, which sits at the heart of Old Town, is found between two of Prague’s most iconic structures - The Charles Bridge and the Wenceslas Square. The Old Town Square features many historical structures that stand as a testament to the might of ancient Prague.

The Prague Orloj, a medieval Astronomical Clock, is the third oldest astronomical clock still in operation. It was installed way back in the year 1410. Another important structure near this clock is the St Nicholas Church, which offers a panoramic view of Old Town.

The history of the Jews in Prague is perhaps the most well-known across Europe. The Jewish Quarter is well-preserved, and a visit to this place is a must to know more about the history of Prague. There is also an Old Jewish Cemetery in the Jewish Quarter, where 200,000 Jewish folk are said to be buried. Synagogues are the oldest Jewish houses of Worship across the Czech Republic. You will be visiting all these intriguing sites during the tour. Franz Kafka, an author who effortlessly combined various elements of realism and fantasy, is said to have lived in the Synagogues of Prague. He was considered one of the most influential literary giants of the 20th century. You can learn more about him as well on this trip. There is much to see and do on this walking tour; an informative and exciting experience that you will find hard to forget.

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Your Experience

Visiting Prague’s historic Old town and its Jewish Quarter is something a traveller visiting the Czech Republic cannot forgo. This trip serves as a perfect overview of the beauty and history of these two places, and though it is a brief tour, it is filled with fascinating, in-depth facts. . As you wander about in Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, the historical aura of the place is sure to drown you in another era entirely. You will find yourself drawn into the stories of the establishment of the Charles Bridge and the Estates Theatre. As you explore these places further, you will find a rather perplexing Hebrew clock which runs counterclockwise! The guide will give you a detailed history of Franz Kafka, his place of birth, education, and most importantly, why his books were so consequential to the Jewish community. You will get to see a lot of other captivating structures like the Old Jewish Cemetery, Ungelt Square, the Tyn Cathedral, and the St James Church.

The cobbled streets of the synagogues seem to hide centuries worth of stories. Walking through these narrow streets will seem to constantly shift you through the ages. The lifestyle that the jews followed in different eras is fascinating to learn about. An experience that could potentially influence you in ways you can barely imagine, this is something a visitor to Prague shouldn’t be missing.

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Inclusions

  • A local guide to direct you during the trip
  • Tour operated in English or German, should be specified while booking.
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Exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
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Know Before You Go

Timings
The tour is available on a daily basis at 11 A.M every day.

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Moderate Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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Marion Moss
Marion
Reviewed in April, 2018

The sights in Old Town are spectacular, and they radiate that ancient age-old vibe.

Maria Sinclair
Maria
Reviewed in April, 2018

Arguably one of the best walking tours in Prague, the sites covered are must visits.

Martha Stevenson
Martha
Reviewed in April, 2018

Enjoyed walking through the cobbled streets and I got to learn a lot from the guide.

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How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive your confirmation and your mobile voucher shortly. A print-out of the ticket is not necessary, just show your mobile voucher at ‘Trips & Tickets’, Tynska 7, Prague 1 on the scheduled day and time of your trip.

Getting there
It is a five-minute walk from the Mustek Metro Station; Staromestska is another nearby metro station.

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Where?

Trips & Tickets, Tynska 7, Prague 1., Prague

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Tour maybe cancelled if a minimum number of passenger count is not met

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