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Private 3-hour History Tour of Prague's Renaissance and Baroque Gardens

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Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Private 3-hour History Tour of Prague's Renaissance and Baroque Gardens

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Experience the Czech capital like renaissance royalty on a private, 3-hour walking tour of Prague’s dazzling renaissance and baroque gardens with a scholar guide. Stroll the gardens that surround the Prague Castle and Belvedere summer palace, which flow through elegant castle courtyards, a Fig House and Orangery, romantic fountains and grand staircases. Discover cloistered gardens and sprawling baroque parks while learning how European elite fell in love with blooming tulips and exotic fruits from around the world.
  • 3-hour garden tour of Prague
  • Learn about local history
  • See the city's most beautiful gardens
  • Choose a private tour for a more personal experience
  • Morning or afternoon departure available
  • Led by a scholar guide
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Please note after the meeting point, the group will take the 22 tram together to get to Castle Gardens
pick-up from your central hotel or flat
Additional Costs:
Vrtbovská Garden admission fee:
Individual: CZK 62
students & seniors: CZK 52
Gardens under Prague Castle admission fee
Individual: CZK 90
students & seniors: CZK 60

Departure Point

Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

Please meet your guide outside Metrocafe. Klárov 1, 118 00 Malá Strana

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point, then set out on a historic route through Prague’s gardens, from celebrated stunners to hidden gems. Hear how Ferdinand I presented his wife with the Belvedere summer palace and surrounding castle gardens, then visit the Fig House and Orangery to discover where gardeners coaxed exotic fruit trees to bloom for the first time in Central Europe.

Visit the bronze-cast ‘singing fountain,’ and learn how the Turkish Sultan sent the royal gardeners a gift of tulips, sparking the beginning of a craze. Continue through the castle courtyards to the South Gardens and Garden of Paradise, then visit a series of terraced gardens on a slope below the castle. Enter the grand Wallenstein Garden to see albino peacocks, mannerist statuary, grottoes and fountains, and follow the transformation from renaissance to baroque styles.

Make a final stop at the gorgeous Vrtba Garden, a Baroque walled garden from 1720 that’s rarely seen by visitors. Discover perfect views of the Prague cityscape from Vrtba’s top courtyard, then finish the tour in the heart of the Lesser Town, close to classic Prague attractions.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Vrtba Garden
Walk through the unique Baroque garden to admire the original statuary and sculptural decor of early 1700's and enjoy the beauty and symbolism listed for its historic cultural values by UNESCO. Offers some of the most beuatiful views of Prague and the Prague Castle
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Wallenstein Palace Gardens
Admire the Wallenstein Palace Gardens build in the 1600's and presently open to the public as the gardens of the Senate of the Czech Republic. The Italian style garden includes an aviary, an artificial grotto, a sculptural gallery of mythological heroes and a fountain by Adrian de Vries.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Garden
Walk through the Royal Garden of the Prague Castle established on the site of medieval vineyards in the 1500's. A Renaissance garden later became famous for its rare botanical specimens and exotic plants from distant countries.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Queen Anne's Summer Palace
Finished in the middle of the 16th Century, Queen Anna’s Summer Palace is the purest Renaissance architecture outside the Italian territory. The palace is The building is wreathed by an ornamental and figurative frieze. The pillars of the outside arcades have decorated Tuscan heads, while the reliefs on the walls depict scenes from mythology, hunting and wars. Among them, there is the figure of the founder Ferdinand I with the Order of the Golden Fleece on his chest, offering the lady - his wife, Queen Anna - a fig tree blossom.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ball Game Hall in the Royal Garden
This Renaissance building on the south side of the Royal Gardens, directly above the Stag Moat, was built in the middle of the 1500's. It served as a ball games hall, and later as a riding school and stables.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Gardens are closed during winter season from November until March
  • In the Vrtba Garden, we climb some steep stairs to arrive at the upper terrace. Those with issue climbing may wish to wait below or to take a private tour that we can tailor to your group.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Insight Cities
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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this tour was awesome!! If I could...
Corlia_M
, May 2016
this tour was awesome!! If I could give more stars I would have!!! Bonita was absolutely knowledgable and we saw parts of Prague which we never would have seen.......heard stories and saw details we never would have seen....it was the best choice I could have made!!

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