Hop On-Hop Off City Tour
You can see the city at your own pace by getting off where you want
The Hop On-Hop Off city tour lets you explore Prague on your own terms. As the name implies, you can hop off this informational tour bus at whatever stop you please and then hop back on when you are ready to go to the next location.
Hop On-Hop Off is a good way to get your bearings as a new visitor in Prague, while simultaneously learning about the city’s history. On the distinctive orange bus you will get a pair of headphones, which serve as your own personal tour guide available in 23 languages. You can learn about Prague’s history, while driving past some of its most famous monuments and neighborhoods.
Lost or don't know where you should go next? Don't worry, each bus has an employee who is willing to help you out — giving you advice or just answering your questions regarding a particular stop.
The Hop On-Hop Off bus travels three different routes: Line A is the Downtown Tour, Line B is the Brewery Tour and Line C is the Vyšehrad Tour. It is easy to switch between the three lines. Just be careful because although the main line, Line A, comes by every 15 minutes, Lines B and C come either every thirty minutes or sometimes every hour. The times of arrival are listed in the city tour’s brochure which you can grab upon receiving your tickets.
The different things you can see include, but are not limited to the Municipal House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town Square on Line A; the Staropramen Brewery and the Kingdom of Railways on Line B; and Vyšehrad, the main train station and the TV Tower on Line C. In total, there are 26 stops and the buses run 365 days a year,
Take note that when you are waiting at a stop for the tour bus’ arrival it is important to be sure that the driver can see you as they drive up, give them a wave to ensure that they stop. If nobody is getting off, the buses do not wait long.
There are three ticket options offered by Hop On-Hop Off: a 48-hour ticket (orange ticket) including a 1-hour river cruise, a 24-hour ticket (blue ticket) including a 1-hour river cruise, and a one-time headset tour (white ticket).
Both the 48-hour and 24-hour ticket options give you the chance to admire the city from the Vltava River. The cruise leaves from Pier 17 and goes slightly past Charles Bridge and back in a loop. While on the cruise, there is a tour guide pointing out important buildings and providing more background information on your surroundings, similar to on the bus tour. The cruise departs several times daily but be sure to check the Hop On-Hop Off brochure for the concrete departure times.
Hop On-Hop Off also offers a free 2-hour castle tour starting at 11:30 a.m. And 2:00 p.m. daily. This tour walks past the Castle guards and the Last Judgment Mosaic, through all the courtyards, the Spanish Hall, St. Vitus' Cathedral, the Garden of Eden, Vladislav Hall and the Royal Palace.
Additionally, Hop On-Hop Off offers night tours including a dinner cruise, a beer and Czech tapas tour and more.
The Hop On-Hop Off tours allow you to see Prague and learn about its history and culture without having to use public transportation. Hop on and off as you discover all that the beautiful city of Prague has to offer.
For more about the many different tours Hop On-Hop Off offers visit their website at www.hopon-hopoff.cz.
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