Full day Prague Art Nouveau tour (8h)
From: 410 €
In this 8 hour private tour you can explore the main Art Nouveau architecture gems of Prague. The first half of the tour will be on foot, the second half with car/minivan.
This tour includes Church of St. Peter and Paul which is not included in the other full day Prague private tour.
At the turn of the Twentieth, when Art Nouveau was flourishing in a number of European capitals, a national version known as the Secession movement emerged in Prague using glass, ceramics, ironwork, and floral decorative motifs. The Secession members wanted to create works that were not influenced by history, a genre not connected with academics.
This Art Nouveau tour is the most comprehensive tour of its kind and will give you and your group an in-depth knowledge of Secession in Prague.
Duration: 8 hours.
Departure time: 8.30 am or 9.00am.
Prices according to size of your private group (price can be as low as 78€ per person depending on the size of your group):
1 – 3 PAX = 410€
4 – 6 PAX = 470€
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During this comprehensive 8 hour private tour we will show you the most beautiful buildings and works of art associated with the Art Nouveau movement in the city of Prague. We will introduce you the beauty of this style which marked significantly the architecture of the Czech capital in the turn of 19th and 20th century. Half of the tour will be a walking tour, the other half will be a driving tour by car or minivan.
For the first 2,5 hours of the day we will take a walk around the city center enjoying the view and history of buildings such as the Hotels Central and Imperial, the Vinohrady theatre, the Municipal House and the Art Nouveau buildings visible in the Senovážné and Venceslas squares.
The private visit to Municipal House is not included in the basic tour but if you are interested in doing so we will organise it within this tour if you are interested (read more info about that aspect of the tour in the section “Additional Information”).
We will stop by in an Art Nouveau Café that opened in 1902 and has a very charming athmosphere. You can drink a coffee and enjoy one of their excellent selection of cakes. Franz Kafka used to come there with his friends and Albert Einstein also frequented this café during his stay in Prague in 1911-1912.
After we will enjoy an hour visiting the museum devoted to one of the founders of the Art Nouveau style, Alphonse Mucha. Your private guide will tell you all about the man who was one of the most defining artists of the movement.
For Lunch we can book for you in one of these recommended three Art Nouveau restaurants: the French restaurant from the Municipal House, the Plzenska restaurant from the Municipal House and the restaurant in the Café Imperial House. You will stay private, without the guide, during the time that you have lunch.
If it is of your interest we will book the restaurant of your choice in advance because at high season these great restaurants can be fully booked. Please specify your restaurant preference when booking.
From that point on the driver with his car/minivan will accompany you to other emblematic buildings and places of Secession style in Prague.
With him we will head to the historic Vyšehrad Fort where you will have the opportunity to make a 20-minutes walk along a park with impressive views. This path will lead to the Church of St. Peter and Paul, where you will admire spectacular Art Nouveau frescoes which are a really hidden gem of the city and well worth the visit if you are a fan of that period.
You will also visit Vyšehrad Cemetery to see the place where Alphonse Mucha is buried. Your guide will show you the plate with Mucha’s name on it in the Slevin monumental tomb where some of the most outstanding Czech personalities are laid to rest in a joint place.
The last leg of this comprehensive tour will be the one-hour long guided tour inside the house of the famous Art Nouveau and Symbolist sculptor and architect František Bílek. There you will discover many of his original sculptures, interior fittings and furniture.
The last ride of the journey will bring you comfortably back to your hotel.
Our tour is Art Nouveau focused but if you like your guide will also introduce you to the rare examples of Prague Art Deco or Cubism that were sometimes closely related to Art Nouveau.
Our tour can guide you in English, French or Spanish. Please select your desired language for the tour in the scroll below the calendar.
Pickup & Drop Off
At 8:30 or 9:00 Pick up from the hotel (if centrally located) to start the part of the private tour that will be on foot. If your hotel is not in the city center we will indicate a central point for the meeting.
Drop off at the hotel with a modern car/minivan.
Things to Bring
Pending cost of the private tour price in cash (no credit cards).
You will be accompanied by a local certified guide who is both an expert and in love with Art Nouveau during the 8 hours of the tour.
During the second half of the tour (4 hours) you and your guide will be transported by a Car/minivan with a professional driver.
The entrance fee to the museums are not included in the price of the tour. Prices per person are as follows:
- Church of St. Peter and Paul: 50 CZK (approximately 2€)
- Mucha Museum: 240 CZK (approximately 10€)
- Bílek House: 120 CZK (approximately 5€)
The Lunch and other food or drink are not included in the price of the tour.
Municipal House: The private visit to Municipal House is not included in the basic tour but if you are interested in doing so we will ask the Municipal House for confirmation of visit. In the case that we have their approval we will remove the visit to the museum Alphonse Mucha or to the Bilek Museum (you will decide which of these two visits we will eliminate).
Optionally: Airport pick-up and / or drop off (extra fee).
Please note: To book this tour please click on the calendar on the right.
Me and my husband spent a whole day with our guide. She showed us the city’s artnouveau attractions, and some other buildings as well. VEry amusing day.
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