This post will cover each of the major tourist discount passes available in Prague and everything they include. We will also provide information about how to use each pass and the differences between them.
In this post, we will cover a variety of different tourist attraction discount pass options.
While some passes offer admission to several popular attractions over the course of a set number of days, others offer a set number of activities for as long as the pass is valid.
This section will provide details about what to expect from each type of pass, explaining how they work and any additional information that might be useful to know.
These passes give you access to dozens of attractions for a specific number of days. You can choose to get the pass for 2, 3, or 4 days depending on your plans while in Prague.
Although the service is only valid for the number of days you choose, it is valid for an entire year after purchase, giving you plenty of time to decide when you want to use it – or even look for the best airfare prices!
An All-Inclusive pass will usually offer the most value, as they often include more activities and attractions than any other option. They also offer additional discounts on tours, cruises and more.
If you plan to see or do a lot in a short amount of time, this may be one of your best options.
That said, visitors who would rather enjoy their activities at a slower pace may want to consider another type of pass.
Set Number of Attractions
This type of pass provides access to a certain number of attractions. Although they don’t include as many activities as other services, you also won’t have to worry about how many days it will remain active.
A Set Number of Attractions pass is usually valid for at least 30 days, which means anyone visiting on vacation can take their time and explore the city at their leisure.
These passes typically offer admission to more attractions than activities, so if you’re interested in taking more than one tour or getting discounts on additional things to do, it may be worth considering a different option.
Whether you know exactly what you want to experience while in Prague or you prefer a more open-ended exploration of the city, this is an excellent way to save money.
In addition to tourist passes, there are also combo deals offered by tour companies which include more than one activity or attraction at a discounted price.
These packages usually include a bus tour and at least one other service, such as a cruise, a walking tour or even admission to a popular attraction.
This is another great option if you know exactly what you want to see or do and the activities you have planned are included with a combo package.
Rather than worrying about getting the most use out of a discount pass, you’ll only be paying for the specific services you want!
In this section, we will cover the two all-inclusive tourist passes available in Prague. While one includes a public transport ticket, the other offers additional discounts on a variety of tours and other activities.
Each pass has different advantages and it will be important to consider what you plan to do while in the city before making a purchase.
Depending on which service you choose, you could pay as little as €15 per day for admission to various attractions and things to do.
Not to be outdone by their competition, this service includes admission to 60 attractions, a sightseeing bus tour, and a river cruise.
The major difference between this pass and the Prague Welcome Card is that they do not offer a 3-day public transportation ticket.
In addition to all of the attractions you can visit with the Prague Card, you’ll also receive discounts of up to 50% on other popular activities.
When you combine all the museums, tours and cruises you can take for free with all of the discounts they offer, there are over 100 attractions included with this tourist pass.
The Prague Card is available for either 2, 3, or 4 days at a time. Here are some of the best activities you can enjoy without paying anything extra for tickets:
Old Town Hall
St. Vitus Cathedral
Convent of St. Agnes
Czech Museum of Music
Petřín Observation Tower
Prague Historical Bus Tour
Prague Venice River Cruise
Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul
2-Day Pass: €62/Adults | €46/Kids & Students
Cost Per Day: €31/Adults | €23/Kids & Students
3-Day Pass: €72/Adults | €53/Kids & Students
Cost Per Day: €24/Adults | €17,66/Kids & Students
4-Day Pass: €83/Adults | €61/Kids & Students
Cost Per Day: €20,75/Adults | €15,25/Kids & Students
The Prague Welcome Card is probably best suited to visitors who want complete control over where they go and when.
With the help of the 3-day public transport ticket, you can decide what your itinerary will look like and get to each major landmark with ease.
The only problem with this pass is that it does not include access to Prague Castle, one of the most popular destinations in the city. If you’re interested in this activity, you may want to look at one of the other passes.
Most of these locations charge between €5 – €10 for admission, so you’ll most likely enjoy the biggest savings if you visit at least 4-5 attractions per day.
The following section will provide details about tourist passes that include admission to a set number of attractions. We will cover information such as ticket prices, which services are offered and how long the pass is valid.
Prague City Pass
Unlike other tourist passes in Prague, this option only offers admission to 15 attractions and activities.
That said, this pass is valid for a total of 30 days, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city at your own leisure.
In addition to each of the locations included, you will also receive a sightseeing bus tour and a river cruise.
Some of the tickets included are only valid for a specific amount of time after first entry, but you’ll be able to decide when to enter the attraction and how much time to spend there.
Here are the attractions you can visit with the Prague City Pass:
This is an excellent option if you know exactly what you want to see and experience in Prague.
If you were to compare the cost per day, it would be less than €2 per day on average. That said, there aren’t as many activities included with this pass, so it’s not really a fair comparison.
One potential concern is that some customers have had difficulty validating the pass, so make sure to follow all the instructions and get your card as early in the day as possible.
It is also worth noting that the Prague Welcome Card includes even more activities for a lower price. However, while that service is only valid for 3 days, the Prague City Pass is valid for a total of 30 days.
If you want or need more time to explore the city, this might be a better tourist pass to consider.
In this section, we will provide information about some of the best combo deals available in Prague. We will also cover details about which services are included, ticket prices, and how much money you can save.
This is one of the biggest hop-on-hop-off bus tour companies in the world, and they’re currently offering some of the best combo deals in Prague.
In addition to their bus tours, these packages also include activities such as a cruise, a Prague Castle walking tour, and a Jewish Quarter walking tour.
Here are the various combination tickets you can purchase from City Sightseeing:
24-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise
€33/Adults | €16,50/Children
48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise
€37/Adults | €18,50/Children
48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Prague Castle
€43/Adults | €23/Children
48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Jewish Quarter
€43/Adults | €23/Children
48-Hour Bus Tour + Cruise + Prague Castle + Jewish Quarter
Since each ticket includes both a cruise and a Prague Castle tour, this service is comparable to the most expensive Prague Bus Tours option (€48) and the second-best ticket from City Sightseeing (€43).
With a price of only €34,40 for the 48-hour option, this is easily the cheapest combo package of the bunch.
The deal gets even sweeter if you get a family ticket, as you could pay as little as €15,80 per person!
Prague has become a very popular tourist destination in recent years and has a lot to offer visitors. This post contains our top 10 list of things to do in Prague, as well as the best things to do for free, with your family, and at night.
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Looking for some things to do after the sun goes down? Here is our top ten list of tours, events, museums, and food suggestions.
(1) Sightseeing Tours
Taking a tour of Prague by night is the perfect way to see the city! You’ll get a magical view of the lights at night and deal with less crowding. One of the most popular ways to see the city is from the Vltava River. This dinner cruise is a great way to eat and sightsee at the same time. There are also nighttime bus tours available.
If you’d like to take yourself on a walking tour at any time of day or night, this free Prague audio tour from Rick Steves is a great option!
(2) Sporting Events
If you’re in Prague during ice hockey season, it is a perfect opportunity to spend the evening at a game. Their hockey league is very popular – in fact, quite a few of their players can get recruited to the US National Hockey League.
They are located right next to Prague Castle and house instruments that alchemists would use to attempt to turn metals into gold. The practice has long since stopped, but now you get to look at the secret laboratories and equipment.
Love music and culture? Prague is the perfect destination for you! Prague’s National Theatre is housed in a beautiful venue and regularly puts on ballets, operas, and theatre performances. More classical performances can be found at the Wallenstein Gardens between May and September.
And if you’re in the area of Charles Bridge, there are multiple jazz and blues clubs nearby, such as Jazz Republic, that have concerts almost every night of the week.
For those over the drinking age, the Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl is one of the most popular pub crawls in the city. They’ve been featured on National Geographic, and voted best crawl in the city for over 10 years.
The pub crawl runs every night of the year and features a 2-hour open bar. They have games like flip cup and giant jenga and offer a free t-shirt or headband with your entry fee.
(7) Play in the Parks
Looking for a place to get all the kids’ energy out? The whole family can enjoy the various playgrounds and parks available in Prague.
The Franciscan Monastery close to Wenceslas Square has a fenced-in playground that has a fun sandbox and playset in a quiet setting.
Certovka is a small but popular park at the end of Charles Bridge with playground equipment and a sandpit for digging.
Children’s Island is in the middle of the Vltava River and accessible by a bridge near Smichov. The playground is large and fenced in with climbing nets, sandboxes, and other structures to play in and on.
This fun evening tour of the Prague Zoo gives you some insight into the different habitats and animals.
You’ll also have the zoo mostly to yourself! They often run on Friday & Saturday nights at 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. The 5:30 pm tour guides cater to children and have a high-energy tour planned.
If there are no kids in your group, you might want to stick with the 6:00 pm tours. You’ll still get the same great information with a little less theatrics.
(9) Find Panoramic Views
Want to get a bird’s eye view of Prague at night? One of the best places to see the city from up above is at Prague Castle. There is a half wall at the edge of the cliffside in the Prague Castle Starbucks. Just walk on in and look over the wall for the best views of the city!
There are other great spots within the castle, if you want to go exploring for them.
If you want to see Prague from the Petrin Observation Tower, it is on the same side of the Vltava River. You can take a hike up the main hill of the park, or get a ride on the funicular!
A Prague tourist pass is a great option if you’re looking to see and do as much as possible in Prague. Pass holders of various cards get free entry to the most popular sights and discounts for various tours and restaurants. We suggest choosing your pass based on how long you’re in Prague and what you want to see.
Prague’s free attractions and things to do are just as fun at night!
Here is a list of tours, activities, and attractions you can do for free in the evenings. For even more budget-friendly ideas, check out our Free Things to Do post!
One of the most popular, free things to see in Prague is the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Hall Tower. It was built during the 15th-century and has been maintained since then, which included a re-building after damage during WWII.
This photo of Prague is courtesy of TripAdvisor
You might have a better chance at getting an up-close look at the parade of the 12 Apostles if you watch the free, hourly show at night!
Summertime Outdoor Movies
MeetFactory is an arts space with a large yard. The yard is perfect for outdoor movie screenings and has drinks available for purchase. Movies are on the schedule from May 30 through the end of September, with start times between 8:30 and 9:30 pm.
Make your walk through the city a scavenger hunt! As you take an audio tour or another walk, keep an eye out for the city’s multitude of bizarre art installations.
This photo of Crawling Babies is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The giant bronze babies are right near the Kampa Museum. And don’t forget to look up – you might see Sigmund Freud or someone being swept away by an umbrella.
Charles Bridge is the oldest bridge in Prague and is still a very popular pedestrian crossing. Up and down the wide, sandstone street there are often buskers and other performers working for tips. At night, there are slightly fewer people and you can see a fantastic view of the city lit up at night.
Access to the gardens and grounds surrounding Prague castle is free all day, but if you wait until after 5:00 pm you can get into the Golden Lane without a ticket!
This photo of Prague Castle is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm every day, you can watch the Changing of the Guards ceremony. During the summer, you might stumble across open-air concerts by brass or jazz bands.
Find Panoramic Views
Go to Petrin Hill Park as the sun is setting for some of the best views in Prague. The Hill is 318 meters (1043 feet) high – which is a moderately strenuous climb to the top of the hill. There, you can find an impressive view of the city. For a small fee, you can get even higher – and go all the way to the top of the tower.
Tip: If you don’t want to walk to the top, there is an affordable funicular to give you a ride!
Prague Castle is very popular and a bit crowded during the day. However, after the sun goes down, the crowds thin out, and you can see the lit up castle in all its glory! We suggest taking a nighttime castle tour with a tram ride included that the kids will love.
This photo of Ghosts and Legends Tour by Haunted Prague is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Your guide will entertain you with historical ghost tales on this 1.5-hour walking tour. This one is fun for everyone!
Rent a Pedal Boat on Vltava River
If you’ve been walking all over Prague and are ready for a bit of a rest, rent a boat and on the Vltava! The kids can pedal down the river as you admire the reflection of the city lights on the water. Boats are available to rent by the hour until 10:00 pm.
Prague Zoo Tour
This fun evening tour of the Prague Zoo gives you some insight into the different habitats and animals. You’ll also have the zoo mostly to yourself!
This photo of Prague Zoo is courtesy of TripAdvisor
They often run on Friday & Saturday nights at 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. The 5:30 pm tours are more high-energy with kids in mind.
Underground Tunnels Tour
The tour of the underground tunnels is perfect for older kids and takes you through hidden cellars, and spooky spaces in Old Town’s underground network. Learn about what happens underneath Prague’s city streets.
You can find a free, outdoor ice skating rink from December to February at Ovocny Trh. Skaters can get on the ice with their rented skates between 10:00 am – 9:30 pm every day.
Looking to enjoy some traditional Czech food? There is no shortage of it in Prague!
Here is our list of recommended restaurants and food experiences.
Maják Family Restaurant
Traditional Czech food is what you’ll find at the Majak Family Restaurant. Situated in a lovely and peaceful dining room, you’ll get to taste the chef’s fresh, local dishes. They also have a great children’s menu!
Find a Local Pub for Drinks
Look for a pub that is slightly off the beaten path. You’ll know you’re in the right place when the crowds thin out! Here, you can buy a pint of beer for only €1.50 and find some delicious, local food to go with it, without breaking the bank.
This small restaurant is a local hidden gem. They have plenty of traditional dishes on the menu and serve them up at local prices in a cozy dining room. We suggest reserving a table in advance, as they get busy at night.
If you’re near Prague Castle, this restaurant is a great option. They don’t offer a menu – instead, you get to look at what is on the stove and decide that way! There is also a great view of the castle and the city from the dining area.
Looking for something different? Prague has a thriving Asian population, which means you can find authentic Korean kimchi here! The signature dish is bibimbap – a spicy rice dish.
Taste a Trdelnik Pastry
This traditional sweet pastry is very popular with visitors and can be found in coffee shops and street vendors. Rolled dough is wrapped around a cylinder and baked over a spit. The pastry is coated in cinnamon sugar and then topped with various sweet treats – you can even ask or ice cream to be put in the middle!
These are the museums and attractions that are open late in Prague!
You’ll find animals, art, and interesting artifacts.
Sea World Prague is an aquarium that offers a look into underwater ecosystems. Visitors can watch feeding demonstrations and touch pools. Sea World is open until 7:00 pm on weekends.
This virtual reality experience is the largest VR gaming experience in Europe. You and up to 4 other people can be transported back in time to Prague during medieval times. There are mini-games and riddles to solve as you go through the game to find the mystical Golem.
Get a better understanding of the universe with the projection show at the Prague Planetarium.
This photo of Planetarium Prague is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Kids will love sitting back and seeing the stars zoom around on the ceiling as they learn about the solar system.
Animal lovers of all ages will love the Prague Zoological Garden. Their goal is to protect wildlife and educate visitors on taking care of the environment and its inhabitants. The only way to see the Zoo in the evenings is to take an evening tour.
The city’s castle sits in a 9th-century complex that was once the home of kings and Roman emperors. Now the current President of the Czech Republic works from Prague Castle. You can see the changing of the guard ceremony until 11:00 pm!
Prague has become a very popular European destination in the last 30 years, and families have been delighted to discover how many things there are to do with the kids! This post contains museums, free activities, nighttime attractions, and great dining ideas.