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Dopravní podnik Prahy offers tours around the city centre on the Historic Tram 41 at weekends from March to November on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from noon to 5pm. Travellers can board at any stop on the circular route, and an entire round trip takes an hour. Prague History Trip offers unique tours of Prague in beautifully restored vintage from the 1920-1930s; while the Fiacres, horse-drawn taxis found along the west side of the Old Town Square, offer tours of the centre of the Old Town.

Bicycle tours

For those who prefer to take in their attractions at something a little brisker than strolling pace, tours of Prague by bicycle are available, and designed in packages to suit all ages and fitness levels. Group tours with knowledgeable guides are available daily but if you prefer to strike out alone, bikes can be rented for any length of time, from two hours to a full day, and come with safety helmet, lock and a free city bike map.

Tel: 7761 80284.

Ghost tours

As you’d expect, a city that looks like something from a fairytale and was once dubbed the ‘magical capital’ of Old Europe has its fair share of mysterious and supernatural tales to tell. Discover a few as you’re guided at twilight through the city’s many narrow, winding lanes. For those seeking even more sinister thrills, there’s even a chance to visit the ancient labyrinth of 12th-century tunnels and dungeons lying hidden below the town.

Tel: 222 315 258

Bus tours

Prague Sightseeing Tours depart from Námìstí Republiky and terminate in the city centre - free pick up from most 4-star hotels can also be arranged. The 'Grand City Tour', which takes in all the major sights in Prague and includes a walking tour, takes three and a half hours. All tours are in English and other major European languages on request. Bus tours of Prague and other tourist locations are also available through Bohemia Travel Service.

Tel: 2223 14661 ; 2248 26262.

Boat tours

Prague Boats offer several boat tours on the Vltava River including frequent one-hour cruise that travels past the Prague Castle district. There are also two types of night cruise: one standard and one luxury, both have onboard dining and music entertainment. All boat tours depart from the dock at Charles Bridge.

Tel: 724 202 505

Walking tours

Several companies, including Pavel's Walking tour (, offer excellent walking tours of Prague, some with themes such as ghosts, Kafka and legends. Leaflets are available at all tourist information service locations. Most tours start on the corner of Old Town Square and Pařízská Street and last about two hours.

Prague excursions

Troja (Trojský Zámek)

Troja was built by the Sternbeck family in the late 17th century. Located in the north of the city, much of the rich baroque interior decoration celebrates the victories of the Habsburg dynasty. Exquisite formal gardens lead down to the river, where rowing boats can be hired (May to October). Get here by bus 112 from metro Nádraží Holešovice, or via a pleasant half-hour walk along the banks of the Vltava. The château is now owned by the city of Prague and sometimes houses a collection of Czech art. Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 1000-1800 (April to October).

Tel: 2838 51614.


This mighty fortress perched high above the Vlata is one of the most historically important sites in Prague. Recognised from afar by the gothic twin spires of the Church of St Peter and St Paul, this was the seat of the first kings of Bohemia in the 11th century. A place brimming with legend and rumours of hidden treasure, the gallery here also houses the original statues from the Charles Bridge.

Kutná Hora

Now a UNESCO World Heritage site located 84km (62 miles) east of Prague, Kutná Hora came to prominence in the late 13th century as a centre for silver mining, and with a boomtown economy it soon became second only to Prague in importance. Today the principal point of interest is the extraordinary gothic Cathedral of St Barbara, while the Hrádek in Barborská Czech Silver Museum offers tours into the mines. UNESCO: Yes

Tel: 3275 12378.

Cesky Krumlov

This idyllic Bohemian town stakes a fair claim to being the most attractive in Czech Republic. Curling around the Vlatva, the compact Old Town is every bit as appealing as any part of Prague with plenty of cosy cafés and bars to relax in. Regular trains reach here from Prague's main station. There’s also a bus service from the Czech capital. UNESCO: Yes

Tel: 3807 04621.

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