//This is a description of a free tour in English. Tours in Spanish have different meeting points and times. If you are interested in a Spanish tour, please go to Schedule and switch languages ///
Join us for a 2.5-hour walk through the Charles Bridge & Prague Castle - Prague's most famous attractions.
Start the tour by the entrance to the Charles Bridge and have a relaxing walk surrounded by beautiful Baroque sculptures and the most amazing panoramas of Prague. Hear about fascinating historical facts and get to know interesting popular legends.
Then pass by the Church of Saint Nicholas, the most beautiful Baroque building in Prague, and climb up the colourful Nerudova street to explore the largest ancient castle complex in the world.
Visit 3 historical courtyards of Prague Castle and admire the spectacular Saint Vitus Cathedral where kings of Bohemia are buried. Stop by the Old Royal Palace and the Basilica of St. George, then leave the castle area to visit one of the best vantage points in town.
The tour ends by the east exit gate of the Castle, 5-10 minutes on foot from the green metro station Malostranská.
- Visit Charles Bridge & Prague Castle
- Hear fascinating facts and local legends
- Admire breathtaking panoramas
What's the plan?
|Introduction to Charles Bridge
|Architecture and stories of the Bridge
|Church of St. Nicholas
|Introduction to the largest castle in the world
|First, Second & Third Courtyards
|St. Vitus Cathedral
|Old Royal Palace & Basilica of St. George
|Panorama of Prague
|Prague Castle East Exit Gate
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does your free tour of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge start?
Each of our tours has a different meeting point. For the free tour of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge in English we meet under the Statue of Charles IV next to the Old Town Bridge Tower. Our guides can be recognized by a big green umbrella and an ID of Free Walking Tour Prague. For Spanish we meet in a different place and have a different colour of umbrellas.
Do I really need to make a reservation for a free city tour in Prague? I’ve been on some other free walks in Europe and the reservation wasn’t necessary.
Yes! Both Charles Bridge and Prague Castle are extremely popular amongst the millions of visitors that Prague receives every year. A reservation system helps us keep the size of our groups under 35 people, which makes it easier to visit such crowded areas.
What is the difficulty level of the free tour of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge? Do you recommend it for senior travellers or people with disabilities?
The difficulty level of the tour is easy to moderate. The challenging part is the 500 m walk up the Nerudova street to get to the Castle, which is on the hill. The rest of the visited area is flat. We recommend the tour for seniors in good physical condition. We do not recommend the tour for people on a wheelchair.
Do you enter Prague Castle during the free tour? Should I buy a ticket before?
During the tour we do enter Prague Castle but visit those parts of the Castle which are available for free, i.e. all the historical courtyards, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Golden Lane (afternoon tours). We talk about the sites which require a ticket from outside, so there is no need to buy any ticket before the tour.
How should I prepare myself for visiting the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle?
Summer in Prague can be very hot (with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius) and winters can be very cold (from 0 to -10 degrees Celsius). The Charles Bridge tends to be very sunny during the summer and offers very little shade; the Castle area is in general colder and more windy than the rest of the city, which makes a big difference during the winter. Please dress appropriately.