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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument Tours

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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument
This medieval complex of buildings atop Vysehrad Hill, just south of the Old Town, has played an important part in Prague’s history, having served at various points as a royal residence, religious center, and military fortress. It’s one of the most significant of the Czech Republic’s National Cultural Monuments, and it offers excellent views across the city.
 
The Basics
The site dates back to the 10th century—that’s when a church and fortified trading post were built; by 1085, the first king of Bohemia had also built a castle here. Although only fragments of the castle remain, including the underground casemates and the twin spires of the castle’s church, the monument underwent a major neo-Gothic facelift in 1895, giving it an impressive, lofty interior. Some of Prague’s most prominent citizens are buried in the ornate neighboring cemetery, including composers Bedrich Smetana and Antonín Dvorák, the patriotic author and poet Jan Neruda, and Art Nouveau maestro Alphonse Mucha.

Some Prague sightseeing tours, especially those focused on off-the-beaten path sites, include a visit to Vysehrad, which is sometimes referred to as the city’s “other” castle. For a more in-depth explanation of the complex’s history, take a private tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Vysehrad National Cultural Monument is a must-visit for history lovers.
  • Surrounded by peaceful gardens, a Romanesque rotunda, riverside walks, and open-air cafés, Vysehrad is a great place to escape the crowds.
  • There’s no entrance fee, but you do need to pay to see exhibitions.

How to Get There
The Vysehrad metro station and Albertov tram stations are both a 15-minute walk away. From Vyton tram station it’s a 10-minute walk. 
 
When to Get There
The site is open to the public every day of the week, from morning through early evening. Winter opening hours are slightly shorter. Prague is pleasant year round, but winter does bring heavy snow and frost.
 
Legends of Vysehrad
Vysehrad is a subject of local folklore. Legend has it that Libuse, the founder of Prague, stated her prophecy about the future glory of the city from her seat in Vysehrad. The site also appears in the traditional Bohemian tale, The Maiden’s War, about an uprising of women against men. The leader of the band of women attacks the men at Vysehrad; alas, she—and all the women—are defeated.
Address: V Pevnosti 159/5b, 128 00, Prague, Czech Republic
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Half-day Private Prague City and Castle Tour

Half-day Private Prague City and Castle Tour

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With limited time in Prague, a private guide and driver will ensure that you see the sights that interest you most. This half-day tour can be customized to your preferences so you can visit the hill-top Vysehrad Castle, explore the UNESCO-listed monuments of the Old Town, or cross the famous Charles Bridge. Round-trip transport from your accommodation is included.
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Prague Buffet Dinner Cruise on Vltava River

Prague Buffet Dinner Cruise on Vltava River

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See the twinkling turrets, towers, and spires of Prague from the water on an evening buffet cruise along the Vltava River. Board an illuminated sightseeing boat, sip a glass of Becher liqueur, and admire the passing procession of sights, silhouetted and showcased by floodlights. View Prague Castle, the National Theater and more; sail under the Charles Bridge and pass through the Vltava’s oldest locks. Along the way, savor a delectable dinner buffet, buy drinks from the bar, and enjoy some traditional Czech music from the live band.
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Prague Night Tour and River Vltava Dinner Cruise

Prague Night Tour and River Vltava Dinner Cruise

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Experience the full, floodlit magic of Prague by night on this leisurely 3-hour evening tour and dinner cruise. Sip a welcome aperitif and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and accompanying music as you waft by twinkling Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and other sights. This Prague cruise and tour promises a wonderful, relaxing end to a busy day of sightseeing.
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Prague Evening Cruise with Buffet-Style Dinner and Live Music

Prague Evening Cruise with Buffet-Style Dinner and Live Music

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Listen to live music and feast on a dinner buffet during this evening river cruise in Prague. Glide past a panoramic skyline and be treated to views of city monuments illuminated after dusk. Receive a welcome drink from the full bar while you float along the Vltava River and see the sights, including the Charles Bridge, Vyšehrad, Straka Academy, Rudolfinum, Prague National Theatre, and Sova’s Mills on Kampa Island.
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All in Prague in one day tour

All in Prague in one day tour

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First-time visitors to Prague or those short on time in the Czech capital will love this full-day tour that covers all of the highlights. Beginning at the Vysehrad metro station in the oldest part of the city, continue on along the Vltava River to the New Tow, the Old Town, the Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Kampa, and Petrin. Along the way, your guide will provide navigation and insightful commentary on your surroundings.
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PRAGUE NIGHT PHOTO TOUR (best spots)

PRAGUE NIGHT PHOTO TOUR (best spots)

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Prague is a photogenic city but it can take time to find the best angles. On this small-group night photography tour, hit the best viewpoints with a local guide—and a tripod to ensure complete creative control. Capture views of the Vltava River, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, less-visited Old Town streets, and more, and get tips on how to frame the perfect shot.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Hidden Prague Tour: Vysehrad and Prague Tv Tower

Private Hidden Prague Tour: Vysehrad and Prague Tv Tower

Have you already visited Prague and done the obligatory tour of the major sites! This is a great choice if you are looking for something off the beaten tourist path. We'll visit a couple of sites where locals outnumber the tourists. The oldest fortress in Prague - Vysehrad (the High Castle) - former residence of Czech kings, established in the 10th century. Situated on a rocky promontory, it offers amazing views of the city from the ramparts. After enjoying a walk around the grounds, which are largely frequented by locals and their dogs, we'll head back into the city to see the TV Tower, a much loved and hated feature of the Prague skyline.
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Vysehrad Castle and Casemates

Vysehrad Castle and Casemates

Discover one of Prague’s hidden gems—and bypass the city’s most crowded tourist destinations—during this tour of Vysehrad Castle. In the afternoon, make your own way to the 10th-century fortress, and explore on foot. You’ll admire views overlooking the Vltava River; will tour area highlights like the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Vysehrad Cemetery, and the castle casemates; and will learn all about the site’s long history.
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Prague Vltava River Lunch Cruise

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See Prague’s top sights while filling up on traditional Hungarian specialties during this 2-hour lunch cruise. Glide along the Vltava River aboard a climate-controlled riverboat, and see famous landmarks like the Rudolfinium, St Agnes Monastery and Prague Castle. Then, when the time comes, sit down to a delicious buffet lunch, accompanied by onboard music.
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Prague Comfortable Private Tour by Limousine or Minivan

Prague Comfortable Private Tour by Limousine or Minivan

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A complete full day tour through the most impressive and famous parts of Prague by a comfortable limousine or minivan. • Prague Castle • Charles Bridge • Old Town Square • Astronomical clock • Jewish Quarter • Wenceslas Square • Charles Square • Vyšehrad Castle
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Prague Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

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Drift along the Vltava River through Prague and see the sights from the water on this relaxing cruise. Settle on the outdoor or interior deck, and get grandstand views of top Prague attractions such as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, and National Theatre. Buy onboard refreshments, and learn about the landmarks and Prague’s history from the informative audio commentary. Upgrade to a longer cruise to sail further along the Vltava past the Vyšehrad Citadel, the stunning Dancing House and other impressive sights.
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VYSEHRAD CASTLE tour on E-scooter HUGO Bike 3hours

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Busy of overcrowded city centre? Let´s explore the Vyšehrad Castle with fabulous views. On our way We will also see the Dancing house, moving head of Franz Kafka, Emauzy church, Jungmann Square, Wenceslas Square , Charles Square and many other interesting venues. We are the ONLY ONE who offers this tour on HUGO Bike E-scooters. You will discover the other bank of the river Vltava, all turists goes to Prague Castle, but we want to show you magnificent VYŠEHRAD CASTLE and unforgettable view. We promise smile on your face.
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Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour (24 Hour Ticket)

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With our hop-on hop-off bus service, you will have the chance to see all of Prague's most beautiful and visited sights within the span of only a couple of hours. Our buses stop at the utmost necessary places one must visit when traveling to Prague and our audio guide will make sure that you will receive all the important and interesting information about each sight in Prague.
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Unusual Prague 6 hours Private Tour to Spots Known and Unknown

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Visit the lesser-known parts of Prague that tourists often miss on this private tour with a local guide. See unusual spots such as a Cubist villa, Prague’s ‘other’ castle at Vysehrad, and more. Whether you are a first-time visitor to Prague or not, you’ll see something unexpected, away from the tourist crowds. This is an ideal tour for active travelers as walking is involved, although there is some driving.
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Private Prague for Lovers Tour by Car

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Explore the honeymoon capital of Europe without the stress of planning on a six-hour tour with round-trip transport from your Prague accommodations. In addition to navigating, your guide hand-selects romantic settings and neighborhoods loved by locals to round out the day’s itinerary. Highlights include Lovers Bridge, Petrin Park, Vltava Beach, and Naplavka Farmers’ Market—as well as plenty of time for photo ops.
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Hidden Prague Bike Tour

Hidden Prague Bike Tour

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See a side of Prague that’s usually reserved for locals on a bike tour that lets you cover more sights than you would on foot. A great introduction for first-time visitors, this tour takes you off the beaten path and reveals lesser-known sights that you may have missed if exploring on your own.
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Prague Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Prague Hidden Gems Walking Tour

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Get a true insider's view of Prague with this informative 3-hour guided walking tour. Go off the beaten path to see some sites most visitors rarely experience: learn about the Cubist architecture movement at the beginning of the 20th century, see the first site of Bohemian kings at Prague's other castle, Vysehrad and wander around leafy Charles Square, among other sites you'll visit.
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