Free Walking Tours in Prague

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.

 

 


OVERVIEW AND SCHEDULE

A visit to the historic city of Prague feels as quintessentially European as you can get. When it is said that this city has a ‘bohemian’ vibe, there is a reason why: this was the historic capital of Bohemia.

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. 

Most companies offer a tour of Old Town and the Jewish Quarter and several also offer a tour from Charles Bridge to Prague Castle.

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)

 


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TOURS OF OLD TOWN AND THE JEWISH QUARTER

Old Town is the central historic district in Prague and it’s the neighbourhood 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.

Download our free walking tour app on (iTunes) or (Android).


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.

You can book this tour here.


Free Walking Tour Prague

This company offers a daily 10:30 am tour of Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, with an additional 14:00 (2 pm) in the high season.

You can book this tour here.

Their other daily tour is the Charles Bridge to Prague Castle Tour at 14:45 (2:45 pm).

This 2nd tour is timed so that you could take both of their tours and have a 90-minute break in between for lunch.

They also offer a free tour of Prague’s New Town on Sundays.  


GuíaTouber

Learn about the city after dark and hear tales and legends from throughout the history of Prague on this unique and interesting outing.

Available in both English and Spanish, this free walking tour is offered every day except Sunday at 20:00 (8 pm).

Book this night tour or learn more.


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.

This company also offers tours for a fee, including Prague Castle, Terezin Concentration Camp, Beer, and Taverns, as well as Kutuna Hora and Bone Chapel.


Good Tours Prague

This company offers a free tour of the historic area twice a day, on 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.


Prague Old Town Exploration Game

If you’re looking for a unique way to explore the oldest part of the city while learning all about the most important sites, this self-guided exploration game will task you with solving a mystery as you discover Prague.

Although this isn’t free, it will only cost you €14.99 – which is around the price that most people will tip their guides for a pay-what-you-wish tour.

Book this Old Town Prague Exploration Game or find out more.


There are so many companies providing this service that we can’t cover them all. Here are some additional companies.

 


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CHARLES BRIDGE AND PRAGUE CASTLE TOURS

Prague Castle is arguably one of the most historic sites in the city, and there are some free walking tours which cover both Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and 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.

 

Charles Bridge to Prage Castle Free Tour

 


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.

Download our free walking tour app on (iTunes) or (Android).


Discover Walks

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.


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).

Book their tour or learn more.


GuíaTouber

Aside from their day and night tours of the old town area, this company also provides a tour of Prague Castle that actually finishes at Charles Bridge rather than starting there like most of the services listed above.

This 2 ½ hour tour is available daily at 14:00 (2 pm) in both English and Spanish.

Learn more or book this tour now.


Free Walking Tour Prague

In addition to their Old Town and Jewish Quarter tour, this company also offers an outing which 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.

Book this tour or learn more here.


Prague Extravaganza

Much like their competitors, this company also provides a Charles Bridge and Prague Castle tour for free at 1 pm and 3:30 pm every day. 

This is an excellent alternative if you can’t manage to sign up for one of the other tours on our list, and it’s nice that the trip is provided twice a day instead of just once.

You can book this tour here.


Discover Prague

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.


Additional Options

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 which 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.

 


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TOURS OF NEW TOWN PRAGUE

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.

 

Wenceslas Square New Town Prague Tour

 

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.

Book this tour or learn more.


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.

Book your tour here or learn more.

 


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WW2 AND COMMUNISM TOUR

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!

100 Spires

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.


Other Options

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.

 


FREE WALKING TOURS IN OTHER CITIES

Enjoy free walking tours in other cities around the world with Free Tours by Foot and our recommended companies.


 

About the author

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers.

Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.