Prague Introduction Tour (4 hrs.)
This city tour, complemented with walks and inside visits, will provide you with your first insights into the “Golden City.” A comfortable car will take you through Wenceslas Square (with its famous statue of St. Wenceslas), the State Opera House, the National Museum, along cobblestone roads and over the Vltava River to the Prague Castle district. From there, we will embark on foot past the Archbishop’s Palace to St. Vitus Cathedral. After viewing the cathedral (which took over 600 years to build), we will continue on to the Royal Palace, the Golden Lane and down the Old Castle Stairs. From there, our driver will bring us back over the Vitava River and down the exclusive Paris Street to the Old Town Square, where we’ll have a chance to see the Old Town Hall with its famous Astronomical Clock, St. Nicholas Church and Tyn Church. We will also see the Nationale-Nederlander Building designed by Frank Gehry (also known as “Fred & Ginger”). At the end of the tour your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Jewish Quarter Walking Tour (approx. 3 hrs.)
You will visit several famous synagogues: the 13th century Old-New Synagogue is the oldest synagogue north of the Alps; the Pinkas Synagogue, now a hallowed museum dedicated to the Czech victims of the Holocaust, includes a heart-rendering exhibition of drawings by the children of the Terezín Ghetto; the Klausen Synagogue, which contains a permanent collection of lore surrounding the Maharal; the Maisel synagogue with its extensive collection of Judaica; and the newly restored Spanish synagogue, built in the Moorish style. Also included is a visit to the Chevrah Kaddisha building and the Old Jewish Cemetery, with its densely packed layers of graves up to 12 levels deep.
Jewish-Prague Overview (approx. 4 hrs.)
This city tour includes touring by car or bus, walking, and visits to some of the sites en route. You see the State Opera building, the National Museum, and Wenceslas Square. Visit the beautiful Jubilee Synagogue, where services are still held, and the New Jewish Cemetery. Stroll across Charles Bridge and hear the story behind the Hebrew-inscribed statue there. Visit the Klementinum and the historic and picturesque Old Town Square, where you can have a look at the famous Astronomical Clock. Also visit the Kafka Museum and learn about other famous Jews from Prague. There is an ancient marketplace, a statue of the famous Rabbi Low, and the Karolinum dating back to 1348. Enjoy the beautiful pedestrian-only district of the Prague Castle complex including the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Lane, and much more.