10 Best Experiences in Prague

Prague is known for a number of things. For lovers of architecture, it is nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires". For travellers looking to kick back for a weekend, it's worth noting that the Czech Republic is the beeriest country in the world.

No matter what your travel style, you’ll love Prague. It’s an exciting city full of delicious food, craft beers, and fascinating places to explore. Prague is also a perfect central location for day trips to other cities or across country borders.

Here is our list of the 10 best things to do in Prague.

Ghost Story Walking Tour

Tour guide holding a lantern on a dark street in Prague, ready to lead a ghost walking tour.

Prague was founded in the 9th century and has had an action-packed history since its early days. So, it is no surprise that the cobblestone streets and old walls of the city hold many dark secrets. At night, Prague becomes an eerie place lit by old street lamps. For travellers who love to learn about destinations through storytelling, a ghost walking tour in Prague is the perfect way to immerse yourself.

The walking tour is led by a professional historian with a passion for enthusiastic storytelling. You’ll be led through the historic old town as you learn all about legends, history, and ghost stories of Prague.

Kayak Tour of Prague

A group of tourists in kayaks on the river in Prague on a kayak tour.

See the city from a unique vantage point with a kayaking tour in Prague. This tour is suitable for all experience levels as the expert tour guides will teach you paddling basics before you set off.

The 2-hour tour covers roughly 5 kilometres of the Vltava River, the longest river in the Czech Republic. You’ll kayak under the Charles Bridge, get a wonderful view of Prague Castle, see plenty of historical monuments, and more.

Elbe Canyon & Narnia Movie Locations Day Trip

Elbe Canyon showing trees, rock formations, and an old bridge.

A brilliant way to see the wild side of Europe during your trip to Prague is with a day trip to Elbe Canyon. Elbe Canyon is the deepest sandstone canyon in Europe at 300 metres deep. The canyon, a favourite of rock climbers and hikers, offers many viewpoints where you can admire rock formations emerging from the dense forest of the canyon.

If the picture looks like a scene from Narnia to you, that’s because it is! The rock formations were used in multiple scenes from the movie Chronicles of Narnia. Your tour guide will teach you all about the history of the stunning canyon and its place in cinema.

Truffle Hunting Tour and a Luxury Lunch

A dog sniffing truffles with Prague in the background.

Truffles are a delicacy due to their delicious taste, short shelf-life, and rarity. Though the reliance on truffle farming is growing, many people still hunt for truffles in the wild with the aid of a dog.

During this truffle hunting tour in Prague, you’ll join a truffle hunter and his dog on Petřín Hill, which offers a stunning view over the city. You’ll learn all about truffles, how they are hunted, and even get to take some home with you. After the truffle hunting demonstration, you’ll head to a restaurant for a gourmet truffle lunch with a view over Prague castle.

Bike Trip to Karlstejn Castle

Two tourists on bikes in a field near Karlstejn Castle.

Karlstejn Castle is a 14th-century marvel that has had an important role in the country’s history. It is a stunningly beautiful piece of architecture, and getting there can be just as much of an experience.

A 17-mile bike tour from Prague to Karlstejn Castle follows paved cycling paths through the quiet countryside. You’ll see dense forests, have a chance to jump in the river, and can stop at cafes along the way. Once you arrive at the castle, you’ll be shown to a hidden viewpoint that offers you a spectacular view of the castle away from the other tourists. When you’re done exploring the grounds, you’ll head back to the city by train.

Gingerbread Workshop and Beer at an Old Microbrewery

A tray of decorated gingerbread cookies in Prague.

Gingerbread was brought to the Czech Republic in 1355 from Germany. Soon after, guilds and gingerbread masters started popping up for the few who could afford this delicious spiced treat. Thankfully, it became more affordable over the years. Now, you’ll see various forms of it all over the country.

On this tour, you’ll head to an old mill microbrewery for a gingerbread workshop. You’ll learn how to make the dough, bake the cookies, and decorate them. During the workshop, you’ll get to chat to a local about anything you’d like and enjoy some local craft beer.

Walk in Mozart’s Footsteps

6 violins in a glass display case in Prague.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart made 4 trips to Prague during the late 1700s and his mark on the city is still felt today. Follow in the footsteps of this famed composer during a Mozart tour around Prague.

On the tour, your guide will show you and explain all the ways Mozart has influenced the great city. You’ll visit places where Mozart stayed during his trips, places he enjoyed visiting, and theatres where he played.

Food Tour

A tray of food being removed from a glass display case at a deli.

With so many flavourful, exciting foods to try in the city, the best way to make sure you don’t miss anything is with a guided food tour of Prague.

On this 4-hour adventure, you’ll stop at various local favourites to try interesting foods with the help of the local guide. You’ll meet up with your guide at a local brewery for a beer before setting off to one of the city’s best butchers. After tasting local cured meats, sausages, and pâtés, you’ll head to a deli for open-face sandwiches. You’ll also fill your stomach with tapas, dumplings, and ice cream.

Microbrewery Tour and Beer Tasting

Two beers on a bar in a Prague microbrewery.

Most countries have a long connection with alcohol and the Czech Republic is no exception. In fact, it has the highest per capita consumption of beer in the world. If you’re looking for a beer experience that goes a bit deeper than the beer bike tours you’ll see all over town, a microbrewery tour is the perfect option.

You’ll head to 3 different microbreweries during the 3.5-hour tour. Your guide will tell you all about the country’s 1500 year history with the drink while you sample 10 different local varieties.

Riverside Party

A group of people partying in Prague.

Open bar.

Now that I have your attention…What better way is there to experience Prague than with a cold beer in your hand? Or 5.

This drunken tour of Prague starts and ends at a local bar. You’ll have a few drinks before heading out to explore art in Kampa Park, led by fun local guides. Once you’re ready for a refill, you’ll head back to the bar for unlimited beer and sangria to go with your dinner.

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