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Prague to Cesky Krumlov - Cesky Krumlov Tours
Private day trips from Prague to Cesky Krumlov, No. 1 UNESCO site after Prague
If you only have time for one trip outside Prague during your stay in the Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov is the place for you. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992, south Bohemia’s Cesky Krumlov is one of Bohemia´s most picturesque towns, made up of elegant Renaissance buildings housing charming cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries. Along the way you can enjoy the picturesque countryside of southern Bohemia.
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Prague to Cesky Krumlov: 10-hour Itinerary
2,5 hour Prague to Cesky Krumlov transfer
This is a private tour, so the itinerary can be adjusted as you wish.
The fairytale Old Town in Cesky Krumlov
During the tour of the city, we will explore the narrow and romantic streets of the Renaissance Old Town, featuring 300 medieval buildings, enjoy views from a footbridge over the Vltava River and walk by the Egon Schiele Art Centre. At the Hotel Růže, a former Jesuit College with beautiful Renaissance sgraffiti, take note of the pictures of crowds saluting Hitler in the square during World War II. From the Regional Museum there are beautiful views of the medieval centre. We will also visit Saint Vitus Church and the town square with its Renaissance town hall, Plague Column and fountain. Then it is time to visit Latrán Street with its colorful, medieval houses. After entering the first castle courtyard and seeing the bear moat where bears actually live, you will tour the second biggest castle in Bohemia.
Lunch at the Vltava River with a breathtaking view
While touring the Old Town, we will eat lunch at a traditional restaurant near the Vltava River. You will have a magnificent view of the castle if you visit during the summer. In the winter we dine at a cozy, medieval- like restaurant with a fireplace, located in one of the romantic, winding streets. Do not forget to savor the local Eggenberg beer.
The highlight of the town, the Castle of Cesky Krumlov attracts visitors from all over the world who come to marvel at the architectural gem with five courtyards and 11 hectares of gardens. In 1302 the Rosenberg family inherited the Cesky Krumlov Castle, and it was their main residence for nearly 300 years. You are sure to be dazzled by the golden carriage. Constructed from gilded walnut in 1638, the carriage was used to transport gifts from newly-elected Emperor Ferdinand III von Habsburg to Pope Urban VIII. Cesky Krumlov Castle also boasts one of the oldest Baroque theatres in Europe, built from 1680 to 1682. It is one of only a few Baroque theatres in the world with its original stage machinery, costumes, scenery, and props.
Krumlov Castle is now open on Mondays and in the winter
Cesky Krumlov Castle consists of the Upper and Lower Castle (Museum). The Upper Castle is open daily from April through October except Mondays. If you want to visit Krumlov Castle on a Monday, you can see the interiors of the Lower Castle and/or its tower instead. During the winter (November – March), when the Upper Castle is closed, you can still visit the interiors of the Lower Castle daily except Mondays. In other words, the castle is open daily from April through October and closed on Mondays from November through March. The castle interiors are completely closed during Christmas time and the New Year. Still, even then people like to visit because they have the opportunity to admire the five coutyards of Krumlov Castle and wander around the Old Town. Admission fees: Upper Castle 250 CZK / person, Lower Castle (Museum): 100 CZK / person or Lower Castle + Tower: 150 CZK / person. Reduced price for students and seniors over 65.
Culture in Cesky Krumlov: The Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations
Cesky Krumlov is teeming with cultural activities and hosts hundreds of events each year. There are dozens of museums and galleries as well as the medieval castle complex with stunning gardens. The historic and modern theaters include the Cesky Krumlov Castle Baroque theater built in the 1600s and the Revolving Auditorium, built during the 20th century. The Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations, a three-day festival in mid-June, transform Cesky Krumlov into a Renaissance town once again. Day and night, visitors are treated to concerts, dances, duels and theatre performances as well as processions of noble ladies and gentlemen, knights and jugglers. Go back in time to explore the magic of the Middle Ages!
Sights to see around Cesky Krumlov
If you wish, we can also visit other sights on the way to Cesky Krumlov. Become mesmerized by the historical square in Ceske Budejovice, the capital of south Bohemia or by Hluboká Chateau (surcharge), one of the most spectacular chateaus in the country.
|Location||180 km / 2,5 hour drive south of Prague (direction Austria - Salzburg)|
|Sights to See||Krumlov Castle, Latran - Medieval Street, Cesky Krumlov Old Town|
|Interiors||Cesky Krumlov Castle, (or) Cesky Krumlov Museum, Church of St.Vitus|
|Included||Car / van, driver-guide, fuel, toll roads, parking|
|Excluded||Entrance fees, food and drinks|
|Availability From-To||All year round|
|Departure Time and Location||We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)|
|Return Location||We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.|
|Means of Transportation||Walking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus|
|Required Walking Ability||Medium|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|
|Additional Info||We will stop for lunch at a traditional Czech restaurant. This will be the best time to ask our tour guide about cultural life, dining venues, where to change your money, etc.|
10 Hour Tour
|Car & Driver-Guide1-3 People (price per car)||Van & Driver-Guide4-6 People (price per van)||Entrance Fees(per person)|
|CZK / EUR / USD||7000 / 259 / 368||7500 / 278 / 395||250 / 9 / 13|
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