Prague audio tour: The King's Road

About the Tour

Welcome to Prague! This tour will take you down the historic King's Road, the coronation route of the medieval kings of Bohemia. It starts at a famous shopping mall, and will take you through the winding streets of the old town. You'll pass by places like Kafka's birth house, an observatory where Kepler once worked, a statue-lined bridge, and finally, up to the largest castle in the world. Not only will you learn the histories of many of these famous buildings, but you'll also find out where to change money, where to buy some beer, and what that delicious bread thing is that everyone's eating. It's a pretty extensive route, so bring your walking shoes, your camera, and have fun!

Tour Producer

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Shawn Basey

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, I've been on the road for over 10 years, and acting as a tour guide for the last 3 of those. Living in Prague and Tbilisi, I've traveled across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and am always looking for the historical insight on any location and the weird anecdote that only locals ever seem to know. Now I'm sharing with you those stories and doing the best to connect the past with the present as we stroll down these streets together.

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Major Landmarks

  • The Powder Tower Prague

  • Old Town Square Prague

  • Prague Astronomical Clock

  • Charles Bridge

  • Prague Castle

Directions to Starting Point

The starting point is pretty easy to find. You can take the metro or tram, and get out at Namesti Republic. We'll start facing the Palladium, at Namesti Republiky 1.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Palladium, Old Town Square, Clementinum, St. Nicholas Church, the Castle

Best time of day

I recommend coming at dark because there are less tourists around, but only if you're not interested in the museums, as they close at 6. If you want to visit any of the museums along the route, then give yourself plenty of time before 6.

Precautions

Pickpockets are known to operate a lot in the Old Town Square and on Charles Bridge, so keep your eye on your belongings in those areas. Otherwise Prague is a pretty safe and low-crime town.

Comments

Some very interesting history and local knowledge, let down slightly by some vague directions and long periods of silence between stops. Still well worth it...

Posted by Sam , almost 3 years ago

Shawn Basey has been our personal tour guide for the last 4 years. Every minute was filled with historic information, excitement and humor. I highly recommend.

Posted by Sheri , over 5 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.