There are 4 types of free walking tours available in Prague, and in this post, we let you know about your options, provide schedules, and explain what you will see on each tour.
Most companies offer free tours of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter as well as tours of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge.
But, tours for the New Town and tours that cover WW2 and communism in Prague are also available as are self-guided and audio tours.
A visit to the historic city of Prague feels as quintessentially European as you can get.
The best way to explore Prague is on foot. In fact, many historic areas in the city are only accessible to walkers.
There are many free walking tours in Prague, though they operate really as name-your-own-price tours, and below is a calendar with up to date tour options.
We also offer free self-guided tours as well as 2 GPS-led audio tours, one of Old Town and one of Prague Castle.
You decide at the end of a tour how much a tour is worth or what you could afford, including for free.
One company also offers a free tour of the New Town while another includes the New Town as a part of its Old Town Tour.
And lastly, one company offers a free tour that covers the history of WW2 and Communism in Prague.
If you enjoyed your tour, it is recommended to give your tour guide 200 Czech Crowns, which is around 8-10 Euros, or whatever you can afford.
These tours are all highly rated (most with 5 stars on TripAdvisor) and offer tours in English, and a few in other languages as well.
(Click here for tours en español)
Old Town is the central historic district in Prague and it's the neighborhood most visitors expect to explore.
Notable and historic sites in the Old Town and Jewish Quarters usually include:
- Astronomical Clock
- Old Town Hall
- Mozart Theatre
- Old Town Square
- Powder Tower
- Wenceslas Square
- Prague Castle (from afar)
- House of the Black Madonna
- Church of Our Lady before Týn
- Site of Prague Uprising in WW2
- Old Jewish Cemetery
- Old Jewish Synagogue
- And more (read our guide to the area)
Most companies end their tour at Charles Bridge but the first company also includes a walk across it.
TIP: We also offer a GPS-led audio tour of Old Town Prague and the Jewish Quarter (as well as Prague Castle).
Here's a sample.
100 City Spires Tours
This company offers a 3-hour tour of Old Town and the Jewish Quarter every day at 10:00 am and again at 15:00 (3 pm).
What sets this tour apart from the others in town is that instead of ending at the foot of Charles Bridge, you will walk across it and end at the John Lennon Wall.
They keep groups relatively small (max 20), which they say allows them to visit the interiors of some churches and other buildings.
New Europe Tours
You may be familiar with this name. They started the trend in "free" tours over a decade ago.
They offer several departures every day all leaving from the Old Town Square.
Good Tours Prague
This company offers a free tour of the historic area twice a day, one at 10:30 am and another at 14:00 (2 pm).
What sets their tour apart from others is that it also includes stops in the New Town.
You can book their tours here.
There are so many companies providing this service that we can’t cover them all. Here are some additional companies.
- Prague Extravaganza
- Discover Prague
- White Umbrella Tours
Prague Castle is arguably one of the most historic sites in the city, and there are some free walking tours that cover both Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and the sights in between.
There is also one company that focuses solely on the castle and as a result, spends more time there.
During these pay-what-you-wish tours, you can expect to make stops at some of the following locations:
- Church of Saint Nicholas
- Saint Vitus Cathedral
- Old Royal Palace
- Basilica of St. George,
- Prague Castle (public areas)
And several make these additional stops:
- Charles Bridge
- The Lennon Wall
Most tours listed below require one tram ride so be sure to be prepared for that. You can read our guide to Prague public transport.
Unless otherwise noted, each tour lasts 2 hours and 30 mins and begins from the Charles Bridge and ends at Prague Castle.
TIP: We also offer a GPS-led audio tour of Prague Castle ( as well as one of Old Town Prague and the Jewish Quarter).
Here's a sample.
This company offers a free tour of Prague Castle both in the morning at 10:00 am and in the evening at 17:30 (5:30 pm).
And although this tour is shorter (just 90 min) than the others listed below, it spends much more time exploring Prague Castle than the other companies.
This tour begins and ends at Prague Castle.
- Book the morning tour or learn more at 10:00 am.
- Book the evening tour or learn more at 17:30 (5:30 pm).
1-2 Prague Tours
Their 2.5 hour Prague Castle and Charles Bridge tour will take you inside the Cathedral and down the Golden Lane, as well as many other notable sites in the area.
Tours are available daily at 14:00 (2 pm).
Free Walking Tour Prague
In addition to their Old Town and Jewish Quarter tour, this company also offers an outing that covers the Charles Bridge to Prague Castle Tour at 14:45 (2:45 pm).
The tour runs daily and takes 2 hours and 30 min.
This 2nd tour is timed so that you could take both of their tours and have a 90-minute break in between for lunch.
This tour will take you across the Charles Bridge and onward to Prague Castle, where you’ll see some of the most historic sites in the entire city.
Their free Prague Castle tour is available at 11 am and 3 pm each day.
It probably won’t surprise anyone that there are plenty of tour options when it comes to visiting Prague Castle and seeing the Charles Bridge.
While the free walking tours typically only cover areas open to the public, there are some Prague Castle tours that include admission to some of the more notable nearby sites.
Ticket prices range from 600 CZK (€22) to 1,000 CZK (€37) on average.
Check our post about Prague Castle for more information.
Although there aren’t as many tours of New Town Prague, if you’re interested in learning about this area of the city, there is at least one free walking tour you can take.
You can expect to see the following types of locations on this tour:
- New Town Hall
- Wenceslas Square
- Charles Square
- Dancing House
- National Theatre
- Jungmann Square
- And more!
Free Walking Tours Prague
In addition to their Old Town + Jewish Quarter and their Charles Bridge + Prague Castle outings, this company also offers a tour of Prague New Town.
This tour is available much less frequently than the others, but it typically runs on Sundays starting at 10:30 am.
Check their calendar to see when the next New Town tour begins.
Good Prague Tours
This is actually the same tour as their Old Town + Jewish Quarter tour, but it covers some (but not all) of the sights in New Town listed above.
This tour is offered twice per day at 10:30 am and 2 pm.
If you’re looking for an outing that will provide information about both the New Town and Old Town Prague, this is an excellent choice.
If you’re interested in learning about the history of Prague during WW2 and how they responded to communism, there is at least one free walking tour you can take which covers this subject.
While on this tour, you can expect to see the following sites:
- National Museum
- Communist Party HQ
- Gestapo Party HQ
- Jan Palach Monument
- Charles Square
- And more!
This tour covers many iconic locations related to Prague's history in WW2, including The National Memorial to the Heydrich Terror, Second Resistance Memorial, Pinkas Synagogue, and other notable sites.
The WW2 and Communism tour is offered Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10:00 am, and it’s a great way to learn about a part of history rarely covered in other tours.
Reservations required. Book this tour here.
Whether you are looking for a later start time or maybe a slightly different experience, there are several paid tours you can take which cover Prague’s history with Communism and WW2.
Some of these outings are walking tours, but there are also bike tours and combo packages which include admission to the Museum of Communism.
Prices range from around 850 CZK (€31) to 2,000 CZK (€75). Check this list of Prague WW2 and Communism tours to see the full range of options.