Prague Castle Tour

Petřín hill, Strahov Monastery and the Prague Castle area

Duration: Approximately 4 hours. Starting time at 9:00/9:30 AM or after 11:30 in order to avoid the monastery's lunch break.
Aim: To explore the left side of the river, enjoy breathtaking views and visit the castle area.
Focus: A day of views, amazing libraries, beautiful architecture, interesting history and a visit to the largest castle area in the world (according to the Guiness Book Of Records).
Transportation: by foot and public transport (including the historical funicular). Ticket not included in the price, I can help you buy the ticket.
Meeting point: Café Tramvaj (Tram Café) on Wenceslas Square - or somewhere else according to your address in Prague.
Food/drinks: Midway break in a monastery brewery. Resfreshments are not included
Group size: 1-10 persons
Price: a total of Czk. 3.800,- (€ 150,- or $ 175,-) for the whole group. Entrance ticket to the Strahov Library and the Petřín tower (should you choose to go) not included.


You can enjoy this on the tour to Petřín hill, Strahov Monastery and the Castle area:

Beautiful views of Prague, a monastery dating back to 1143, a microbrewery with excellent beer, A chance to get to the top of a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower, Europe’s largest castle area, the biggest cathedral in the Czech Republic (built between 1346-1929) – and provocative modern art. These are some of the ingredients in the cocktail of experiences you’ll enjoy on this tour.

We take a tram to Mala Strana (The Lesser Quarter), where we’ll change our means of transportation to the unique funicular and take a ride to the top of the Petřín Hill. If you feel like it, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the views from the Petřín Tower (inspired by the Eiffel Tower), or we can just enjoy the beauty of the parks and gardens. We’ll take a scenic walk towards the Strahov Monastery (founded in 1143), and on our way you can enjoy my favourite views of Prague. At the monastery we shall visit the old libraries (small entrance fee, not included), which are absolutely gorgeous, before heading to the microbrewery Klášterní pivovar Strahov (The Strahov Monastic Brewery). You can sample the beer brewed only here, and if you’re peckish, we can orders a brewer’s plate with different cold cuts and “beer snacks”. (beer and food not included, fairly priced).

After the break we’ll stroll through the “New World” (Novy Svet) towards the grand castle area, where we’ll visit the Chrám Svatého Víta (St. Vitus Cathedral). The castle area is huge, but we take it easy and I’ll tell you a bit about some of the sights here, before we walk through the Royal Vineyards (founded in 908) with more wonderful views of Prague, towards the lesser quarter (Mala Strana), where the tour ends next to a provocative piece of modern art created by one of the best known Czech artists, David Černý. We’re also next to a Czech beer hall (Švejk restaurant "Malostranská pivnice") in case you’re hungry or thirsty.

This tour will introduce you to the castle area, to the lesser quarter (Mala Strana) and will include stunningly beautiful views of Prague.