Prague tours come in just about every description you can imagine. By far, the most popular tours of Prague are those that involve sightseeing in Old Town Prague and its most significant attractions. These are generally half-day tours that include Hradcany, the Prague Castle complex with its St. Vitus Cathedral and beautiful Charles Bridge. These often involve Prague walking tours as many of the narrow cobblestone lanes of the old city are reserved only for pedestrians.
Many tours of Prague explore the historically important Prague Jewish Quarter, which escaped destruction during World War II because the Nazi regime wanted to preserve it as an “exotic museum of an extinct race.” Here are several important synagogues, a remarkable old Jewish cemetery, and one of the most respected Jewish museums in the world. The narrow streets of what was once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe are best explored on Prague walking tours that wind their way through the densely packed neighborhoods.
One of the primary features that contribute to the beauty of the city is its picturesque location on the Vltava River. Because of this, river tours of Prague provide big business for local tour companies. All of the most iconic sights of the city are visible from the water. Sunset is a particularly good time for river cruises, and several companies offer sunset cocktail and dinner cruises; after the sun sets, the city is gloriously illuminated. You can also get a taste of the city’s celebrated nightlife on these Prague tours as some of the boats are actually floating night clubs.
Many tours of Prague concentrate on certain special interests. You can participate in a folklore tour to a traditional tavern, dining on specialties of the country’s cuisine and enjoying traditional folk music and dancing. Cycling is an important part of the Czech Republic’s tourism infrastructure, and there are bicycling tours offered throughout the country. One of the Prague tours you can book is a biking tour through the old part of the city. Many of these cross over the Charles Bridge, stopping on Kampa Island for some refreshment. These are almost always guided tours to help you navigate the foot and vehicle traffic in an unfamiliar city.
The Czech Republic is internationally known for its breweries. One of the best beers in the world, often appearing in the list of top five wineries (yes, we said wineries) is the legendary Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen. You can buy this world famous signature brew all over the country, and every region brews its own specialty. Beer is, in fact, an art in the Czech Republic. One of the most enjoyable of Prague walking tours are traditional pub crawls that visit some of the city’s most popular pubs and restaurant bars. Some of these are the best dining establishments in the country, so you can eat as well as drink. If you purchase one of these from a reputable company, you will be safely delivered to your Prague hotels at the end of the evening.