If you are planning a trip to Prague, this article will come in handy because here you can find all the tickets you need to visit the main attractions in the city. But that’s not all, in addition to admission to the most famous sites we offer discount cards such as the Prague Visitor Pass, the card that includes free admission to numerous attractions, free use of public transport and numerous offers in restaurants and shops.
Buying tickets to attractions individually on the spot can be time-consuming, so the advice is to buy tickets in advance, especially at weekends and during the high season.
There are a number of attractions in Prague that should not be skipped: they are must-sees if you want to discover the city, its history and culture to the fullest. However, most of these sites are often very crowded with tourists, so the best thing to do is to buy your tickets online before you leave. By following this tip, you can calmly check the different fares and offers from home but also avoid long queues at the on-site ticket offices.
Prague Castle is undoubtedly one of the city’s most visited attractions, as it is a huge fortified complex dating back to the 9th century that for years was the residence of the rulers of Bohemia. There are several types of tickets available to visit the site, as there are different tour circuits with different durations and prices.
In order to choose which tour you would like to take, we recommend that you buy your entrance ticket in advance, so that from home you have plenty of time to browse through the different options and decide which one might be best for you.
It is possible to enrich your visit to Prague Castle with an online audio guide that allows you to learn more about the history and most important information; alternatively, there are also tours with professional guides who can reveal every secret of the fortress.
The City Hall is located on Old Town Square (Staré Mesto in Czech) and it is here that many visitors choose to begin their tour of discovery of the Czech capital. The building also houses the tower with the famous Astronomical Clock. Inside the complex are the state rooms, the Gothic chapel of the Virgin Mary and several ceremonial rooms.
You can then go up to the third floor where you will find the tower’s panoramic terrace, which offers a wonderful view of the entire city. To ensure that you get a guided tour of the town hall and learn more about its history, we recommend that you buy your tickets in advance so that you don’t have to queue at the ticket office. In addition, the guided tour also includes the part of the dungeon that lies beneath the fortress.
Josefov is Prague’s Jewish quarter and one of the stops you should definitely not miss. Thanks to a guide, you can discover the best of the ghetto and its long history. Included in the ticket is entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery, which is considered among the oldest in Central Europe, and entrance to the main synagogues.
If you are interested in the history of the city during the decades of communist rule, buy a ticket to enter the Museum of Communism in Prague, a stop-off that allows visitors to discover the history of this area from the end of World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The site boasts an interesting museum tour that includes images, reconstructions, photographs and many other objects from the communist era.
Beer is the national drink of the Czech Republic, so it is not surprising that a museum has been dedicated to it.
Thanks to the skip-the-line ticket, you can enter the Beer Museum directly and follow an interactive tour of this unique product. At the end of the tour, a tasting of some of the best Czech beers awaits you.
A visit to the Žižkov Television Tower will give you a breathtaking view of Prague from above. At 216 metres high, the tower, located in the Žižkov district, is the tallest building in the Czech capital and is equipped with a viewing platform that allows a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding areas.
Two cards are also available for the city of Prague (Prague CoolPass/Prague Card and Prague Visitor Pass), which allow free entry and discounts on attractions, restaurants and possibly also on city transport. You can find out which card is right for you on the Prague City Card page.
Prague Visitor Pass is the city of Prague’s discount card that includes free (or discounted) admission to over sixty attractions in the city, unlimited travel on public transport (including Airport Express from the airport), guided tours, and discounts at selected shops and restaurants in the centre. Prague Visitor Pass is available in 3 variants: for 48, 72 or 120 hours.
Prague CoolPass/Prague Card, on the other hand, is a pass (digital or traditional) that includes free (or discounted) entry to over 70 city attractions such as the Castle and the Jewish Museum as well as special offers on tours, restaurants and shops. In addition, a scenic bus tour and 2 river cruises are included. The CoolPass is available for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 days for adults or students/children.
Finally, we recommend you consider purchasing the Prague Digital Pass, a combination ticket that saves time and money if you plan to visit more than one attraction in the city. This pass allows you to buy a single ticket to access both the Castle and the Astronomical Clock. In addition, there is also an audio guide of the city that you can listen to via your smartphone and a boat tour.
Another way to admire Prague is to do so on one of the cruises on the Vltava River, organised both during the day and in the evening, so you can discover the city from a different perspective. Tours after sunset are perhaps more atmospheric (and also more romantic) and allow you to enjoy the most iconic sites illuminated.
Some cruises also allow you to dine on board and sample excellent local cuisine while gently cruising the waters of the Vltava River.
Prague’s nightlife is active and lively, so take advantage of the evening hours to continue exploring the city. In addition to the cruise on the Vltava River in the evening, you can take part in a medieval dinner with entertainment provided by musicians, swordsmen, jugglers and belly dancers. A way to spend a different evening and take a real trip back in time!
The bravest ones cannot miss a ghostly tour of the Old Town. During this activity, the darkest alleys will be visited and the stories of magicians, alchemists and murderers who walked these narrow streets centuries ago will be told. Beer lovers, on the other hand, can take part in a tour of the main bars, where they can taste excellent craft beers in company.
Music fans? You won’t be bored in Prague, as the Czech capital is known as a temple of classical music and boasts an extensive programme of concerts, operas and ballets. In addition, the city is also famous for jazz and the large number of venues playing live music. Finally, for those seeking relaxation in the evening, it can be nice to take time out for a beer spa treatment or attend a performance at the Black Theatre.
To visit Prague in an original way, you can buy hop-on hop-off tickets in good time to travel in the historic trams of ‘Line 42’. Some of these trams date back to the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire while others are from the 1960s. Line 42 allows you to see some of the city’s most iconic sights such as Prague Castle, Náměstí Republiky and Wenceslas Square.
For those who arrive in Prague by plane and do not want to take public transport to the centre, we recommend booking a transfer from the airport in advance. By booking online you can choose between a shared shuttle or a private transfer at very affordable prices.
City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.