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Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga)
Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga)

Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) Tours and Activities

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The Jewish ghetto in Prague grew up in Josefov around the Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga), which was in use as early as 1270. It has the distinction of being oldest functioning synagogue in Europe – for over 700 years services were only halted during Nazi occupation between 1942–45 – and today it is once more the heart of Jewish worship in the city. A Gothic oddity, the whitewashed synagogue is topped with brick gables and its interior is starkly simple and little changed since the 13th century, with one prayer hall for the men and an adjoining gallery for women, who originally were only allowed to witness services from behind a glass screen. An elaborate wrought-iron grill encases the pulpit and the Torah scrolls are contained in a plain Ark on one wall. Apart from a couple of chandeliers, the only embellishment is a tattered red flag bearing the Star of David hanging from the ceiling, given as a gesture of respect to the Jewish community by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1357; the red banner close by was a gift from Ferdinand III in thanks for Jewish help in repulsing a Swedish invasion in 1648. Down the centuries the building has survived fires, pogroms and sieges, giving rise to the legend that is protected by angels.

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Discover Prague on a comprehensive full-day tour, including lunch and a relaxing Vltava River cruise. With a guide, enjoy a panoramic city coach tour and a walking tour around the exterior of UNESCO-listed Prague Castle. Savor a 3-course lunch at a luxury restaurant and later, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise, passing the Charles Bridge as you enjoy complimentary refreshments. Lastly, stroll around the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to see more highlights.
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  • 7 hours
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The Best of Prague Sightseeing Tour

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See Prague’s top attractions on this full-day introduction to the city with a guide. Combining a bus tour and walking tour plus a 1-hour Vltava River cruise, this sightseeing exploration provides many perspectives on the city, from Wenceslas Square to Prague Castle. Lunch and coffee with cake are included. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stories of Jewish Prague - 3 hour Small Group tour

Stories of Jewish Prague - 3 hour Small Group tour

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Explore Prague’s Jewish history with a local historian on a 3-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. Visit the city’s five remaining synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Jewish Town Hall, while learning about Prague’s deep Jewish history, the tragedies of the Holocaust, and the modern-day revival of Jewish life in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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1,5 hour oldtimer convertible Prague sightseeing tour

1,5 hour oldtimer convertible Prague sightseeing tour

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Tour Prague in style, on a private trip through the city in a historic car for your group of up to 5 people. Learn about Prague history and culture as you pass some of the city’s key sights, from Prague Castle to the Dancing House, Powder Tower, and Wenceslas Square, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand city tour on Scrooser in Prague

Grand city tour on Scrooser in Prague

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Combine sightseeing in Prague with the fun of riding a fat-wheeled Scrooser electric scooter. These distinctive vehicles are easy for anyone who knows how to ride a bike, but you're given a full safety briefing and demo. Be accompanied by a guide who tells you about the sights you see on the way. This is a fun activity for both adults and kids.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour

Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour

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Prague is full of winding streets that can be hard to navigate alone, so avoid getting lost on a guided tour. The city has a long and interesting history. Your enthusiastic local guide will tell you stories from throughout the centuries, and bring the beautiful buildings and monuments of the central city to life. The small size of the group ensures personalized service and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
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Prague Ghost Walking Tour

Prague Ghost Walking Tour

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Pull back the curtain on Prague’s sinister and spook-laden past on this evening walking tour. Meet your expert guide and delve into the medieval mysteries and dastardly tales that swirl around the Old Town and landmarks such as the Astronomical Clock and St. Nicholas Church. Delve into the Jewish Quarter; walk to the Charles Bridge to hear about the grisly events that punctuated its history; and explore other shadowy corners as your guide recounts spine-chilling stories of headless ghosts, strange legends, and other eerie events.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Prague Private Old Town Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

Prague Private Old Town Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

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Witness the best of Prague Old Town and other Prague highlights on a private walking tour. As you stroll between the sights, hear absorbing facts about the city’s 1,000-year history from your knowledgeable guide. Take in the landmarks of the Old Town Square, including the beautiful Astronomical Clock, admire views of Prague Castle and the exquisite Charles Bridge, and visit the elegant Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square, the scene of the 1969 Czech Uprising and 1987 Velvet Revolution. An ideal tour for history buffs and first-time visitors.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.58
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Prague 2-hour Panoramic Bus Tour

Prague 2-hour Panoramic Bus Tour

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Enjoy an extensive panoramic tour of Prague via bus complete with historical narrative on headphones. The tour, which includes a hop-on hop-off portion, goes to all the major sites, including Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and New Town Hall, among many other sites.
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  • 2 hours
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Prague Highlights Bike Tour with Old Town & Prague Castle

Prague Highlights Bike Tour with Old Town & Prague Castle

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View Prague’s magnificent sights with ease on a fun 3.5-hour bike tour. With an expert guide, ride from landmark to landmark at a leisurely pace and discover the Czech capital’s captivating history along the way. See top Prague attractions including the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square with its Astronomical Clock; view the graffiti-covered Lennon Wall and bizarre David Cerný statues on Kampa Island, and stop by at Wenceslas Square, the scene of two 20th-century Czech revolutions. Numbers are limited to 20 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.04
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Essential Prague Tour - Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge (10 people max)

Essential Prague Tour - Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge (10 people max)

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We are Valery, Vaclav, and Nico- a group of LICENSED guides trained by the city of Prague! That means we have been through months of lectures delivered by top notch history and art specialists and went through certification exams approved by the Ministry of Education. We specialize in small groups and keep things interactive, showing you videos and pictures using our tablets. Our tour will start in front of the Powder Tower at 10 am. From there we will walk to see Charles University and a theatre where Mozart premiered his opera. The narrow passages will lead us to our next destination - a mysterious St. James's church and Ungelt. After a short break we will head out to the Jewish Quarter and Paris Street, which will lead us to the Old Town Square. There we have to check out the Astronomical clock and its famous show! Finally, we will take a walk and cross Charles Bridge into Mala Strana to finish our tour next to John Lennon Wall. - MAX. 10 people per group - Certified Guides
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Prague Jewish Quarter Private tour - 3hours

Prague Jewish Quarter Private tour - 3hours

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Unlock the mysteries of Josefov, Prague's intriguing Jewish quarter, on this guided tour. Led by a guide who is schooled in Jewish studies, the tour visits the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest still-functioning synagogue in Europe, the haunting Jewish Cemetery, and the Jewish Museum, among other important sites. Learn about the long and intriguing history of the quarter from the knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Prague In One Day Private Tour

Prague In One Day Private Tour

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Prague is one of Europe’s most enchanting capital cities and this private full-day tour is ideal for first-time visitors, with a custom-made itinerary that takes in all the highlights in just one day. Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center, walk across the Charles Bridge, pose for photos by the John Lennon Wall, and marvel at architectural wonders such as Prague Castle, Strahov Monastery, and St Nicholas’ Cathedral.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.25
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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Prague Old Town, River Cruise and Prague Castle Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Prague Old Town, River Cruise and Prague Castle Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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Engulf yourself in all things Prague on this informative and entertaining walking tour and river cruise, including a hearty traditional Czech meal for lunch. Start by exploring the Old Town, indulge in a rib-sticking lunch of Czech fare, and then board a boat to cruise the scenic Vltava River.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.50
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Private Prague Old Town, New Town And Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Private Prague Old Town, New Town And Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

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See some of Prague's greatest sites on this informative 3-hour walking tour of the Czech capital. Stop by various churches as well as the famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town, wander the streets of Josefov, the old Jewish Quarter and then head over to New Town, which isn't exactly 'new' (it was founded by Charles IV in the 14th century).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Grandiose half-day guided Experience of Prague on Segway and eScooter

Private Grandiose half-day guided Experience of Prague on Segway and eScooter

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Tour Prague's Old Town and Mala Strana districts with ease and enjoyment on this half-day, small-group sightseeing tour on a Segway or E-scooter. See Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, the Church of St. Nicolas and many other famed sites, all from a self-balancing Segway.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.91
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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

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See two of Prague most well-known neighborhoods on this informative guided walking tour. Get an insider's view of Old Town and Josefov (the old Jewish quarter) while learning about the history of both neighborhoods as well as the life of author Franz Kafka and the stories behind famed sites like the Astronomical Clock.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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PRIVATE Live-Guided Half-Day Segway & E-Scooter tour with Hotel Pickup

PRIVATE Live-Guided Half-Day Segway & E-Scooter tour with Hotel Pickup

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Visit the top attractions of Prague efficiently on a private 3-hour segway and e-scooter tour. Transportation collects you from your hotel and takes you to the tour starting point, where you can familiarize yourself with your personal easy-to-use modes of transit. Next, follow your private guide through Old Town Square, Charle Bridge, Prague Castle, and beyond. Thanks to the motorized scooter and segway, you’re able to traverse the hilly and winding terrain with ease.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.91
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Prague Jewish Quarter Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Prague Jewish Quarter Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Exploring Prague’s Jewish Quarter without a guide risks just skimming the surface of its history and landmarks. This private walking tour covers the area—the former Jewish Ghetto—in depth, to give you the full picture. Visit the synagogues and Old Jewish Cemetery that comprise the Jewish Museum, hear tales of Golem and Franz Kafka, and learn stories of the Holocaust, as your guide brings the monuments to life with facts and detail.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.83
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Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

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See Prague Castle, the planet's largest fortress structure, from a different perspective: at night. This 3-hour guided walking tour takes you around the castle's exterior and even onto narrow and fabled Golden Lane where famed author Franz Kafka lived for a time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.37
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Private Half-Day Prague Walking Tour: Stories of Jewish Prague

Private Half-Day Prague Walking Tour: Stories of Jewish Prague

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Get an in-depth look at Prague's Jewish history during this 3-hour private walking tour. Visit sites such as the Old-New Synagogue, the Jewish Town Hall, the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the five remaining synagogues that make up the Jewish Museum. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00
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Prague's Jewish Quarter Private Tour

Prague's Jewish Quarter Private Tour

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A visit to Prague's Jewish Quarter is more enriching in the company of a guide who can illuminate its history. On this private guided tour, exclusive to you and your party, your guide shares insights into the thousand-year history of Prague's Jewish community while taking you to such sites as the Jewish Museum and the Old New Temple, one of the oldest Jewish temples in Europe. Also visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, where Rabbi Loew, creator of Golem, is buried.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.83
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Vintage Cars Prague - Sightseeing Tour 60min / 2-9 pers.

Vintage Cars Prague - Sightseeing Tour 60min / 2-9 pers.

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This tour perfectly fits all who wants to enjoy Prague from the seat of the luxury vintage Mercedes car. The driver will point you out at some famous buildings and monument and tell you all you need to know about Prague. The driver will take you through all the city in 60 minutes the most effective way so you can see a lot of amazing places and sights in short time. You will spend time with the local person and you will see more of the city beauties in less time. During your tour you will have many photo opportunities, just sit, relax and meet the Prague original way!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.97
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Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) hours of operation: Hours vary, closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 46 Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) costs USD 5.13. Guided Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) tours start around USD 5.13 per person. See all 46 Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) tickets and tours on Viator.
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