We were given complimentary Prague Cards when we visited the Czech capital. The Prague card offers free entry to 60 attractions, a free city walking tour, bus tour and river cruise, plus discounted entry to over 30 attractions.
Prices for the Prague Card from 1 April 2014 are:
- 2 Day Card – 48 Euro per adult, 30 Euro per child /student
- 3 Day Card – 58 Euro per adult, 42 Euro per child/student
- 4 Day Card – 67 euro per adult. 48 Euro per child/student
Child prices apply for ages 6 – 16, under 6s are free.
There’s a small discount if you buy your Prague Card online. You can arrange to pick up your Prague Card at the airport, which means you can get free travel on the Airport Express bus service into the city centre.
We used our Prague Cards at several locations.
I visited the National Gallery (free entry wht card) in the Old Town Square.
Japanese ceramics at the National Gallery Prague
The views from the Old Town Hall Tower (free entry with card) are fantastic.
View from Old Town Hall Tower
I enjoyed the National Museum (free entry with card). As well as exhibits about Hungarian history, there were displays on the topic of finance. (Wearing my other blogging hat, as I’m also editor of the Help Me To Save UK personal finance blog.)
Traditional costume at the National Museum Prague
I had a quick look around the Decorative Arts Museum (free entry with card). I was irked that you had to pay an additional fee if you wished to take photos.
Museum of Decorative Arts Prague
I tried to get into the Jewish Museum, which it says is free of charge on the Prague Card site, but they wanted to charge me 225 CZ.K (around Â£7). I can’t speak Czech and there was no-one around who could speak English, so I gave up. I was able to get a photo of the Jewish Cemetery from the Decorative Arts Museum.
Jewish Cemetery Prague
Although I walked past the Powder Tower, I didn’t realise you could visit it (free entry with card).
The Powder Tower in Prague
ThisÂ illustrates that you need to be super-organised to get the most out of your Prague Card, planning a route and checking venue opening days and hours in advance. I found the writing in the Prague Card guidebook too small to read easily, even wearing my glasses.
I’d planned to go on the free River Cruise, but the departure times weren’t convenient for the time that I was in that area.
Ours sons visited St Vitus Cathedral and Golden Lane at Prague Castle (free entry), the Franz Kafka Museum (20% discount on the full price when using the card) and went on a Prague Beer Tour (discounted price when using the card).
Peeing sculptures outside Franz Kafka Museum
There’s a handy calculator on the Prague Card website, which allows you to work out if buying the card will be cost effective for your planned itinerary.