3 days in Prague with a Prague City Card

If you visit Prague, you can experience a city full of culture and beauty within three days. The Czech capital is known for its historic architecture, unique cuisine and rich history. This makes it a perfect destination for travellers interested in Czech culture.

For a three-day stay in Prague, there is more than enough to do to get to know the city and pass the time. If you want to book a Prague City Card for your sightseeing, we recommend the Prague Visitor Pass or alternatively the Prague CoolPass. Your itinerary for three days in Prague could look like this.

First day: City tour, Prague Castle and Petrin

Prague Tram Line 42
Tourist Tram Line 42

It is best to start your trip with a city tour to get a first overview. The tourist tram (line 42) is suitable for this. With the tram you can get on and off at more than 20 stops or remain seated for a complete tour.

With the Prague Visitor Pass you can use this tram free of charge. Unfortunately, line 42 only runs on weekends and public holidays. On all other days you can also take part in a two-hour city tour on the bus (with Prague CoolPass free of charge).

Then visit Prague Castle - the city's most famous landmark. With an entrance ticket, you can not only walk around the castle grounds, but also visit the Golden Lane, the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica. With the Prague Visitor Pass and the Prague CoolPass you will receive free admission.

From Prague Castle it is a short walk to Petrin Park, where the Petrin Lookout Tower is located. You can get there by tram line 42, public transport or the Petrin funicular.

Climb the steps or take the historic lift for a wonderful view over Prague. Afterwards, you can visit the Mirror Maze for an exciting experience. The labyrinth is located next to the Petrin Tower. Both attractions are free of charge with the Prague Visitor Pass.

Second day: Charles Bridge, boat trip and Old Town

Charles Bridge in Prague
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Start your second day in Prague at Charles Bridge. It's worth going to the bridge right after breakfast, before most of the tourists arrive. Charles Bridge is most beautiful when it is still empty.

There is a bridge tower at each end of the bridge. For a fee, you can climb the towers and enjoy the view of the Lesser Town or the Old Town. Only with the Prague Visitor Pass admission to both towers is free of charge.

Afterwards you can visit the Charles Bridge Museum (with Prague Visitor Pass and Prague CoolPass free of charge). You can also get your ticket for a boat trip on the Devil's Canal in Little Venice at the museum box office. The boat trip is also free with both Prague Cards.

After your boat trip in Little Venice, it's only a few minutes' walk to Old Town Square, the central square in Prague's city centre. On Old Town Square you will find the Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock. With the Prague Visitor Pass you can visit the Astronomical Clock from the inside and enjoy the view from the roof of the Town Hall.

Then join a guided tour of the old town. This takes place in the early afternoon on most days of the week. Alternatively, on some days there is a guided tour of Prague's medieval underground. A guided tour is available with the Prague Visitor Pass free of charge.

Third day: Jewish Quarter and Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad Castle in Prague
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On the third day of your trip, visit the Jewish Quarter, located just a few steps from the Old Town Square. The Jewish Quarter is home to many synagogues, the Jewish Museum and the old Jewish cemetery. The Jewish Town ticket gives you entry to all these sights. With the Prague Visitor Pass and the Prague CoolPass the Jewish Town ticket is free of charge.

If you continue exploring the city centre afterwards, make a short stop at the historic Powder Tower. Climb up to the observation deck and admire Prague's city centre from above. Admission is free with the Prague Visitor Pass.

In the afternoon, you can explore a sight that lies outside the city centre. Use the metro or a tram (with Prague Visitor Pass free of charge) to get to Vyšehrad Castle. From there you can look out over the city and come to rest. On the grounds are the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, a cemetery and the casemates. Admission is free with the Prague Visitor Pass and the Prague CoolPass.