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Passau to Prague - Prague to Passau - via Cesky Krumlov
Passau to Prague – Prague to Passau – via Cesky Krumlov
Are you finishing a cruise in Passau / Vilshofen and want to visit Prague (or travel from Prague to Passau)? Choose your own pace and make the most out of your trip by hiring one of our professional English speaking driver-guides who are holders of the official guide license. Along the way, you can stop at places of interest and explore intriguing landmarks. Driver-guide service – with one person as the driver and guide – is the most economical way of discovering new places. Don’t wait hours at the airport or train station. Enjoy sightseeing and lunch at the most beautiful places during your journey.
A trip to the south Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov will definitely be a highlight of your holiday in the Czech Republic. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992, Cesky Krumlov is one of Bohemia´s most picturesque towns, made up of elegant Renaissance style buildings housing quaint cafes, superb restaurants and interesting shops. Along the way you can enjoy the picturesque countryside of south Bohemia.
Passau to Prague – Prague to Passau – via Cesky Krumlov: 7-8 hour Itinerary
1,5-2-hour Passau to Cesky Krumlov transfer
“We took a day trip from Prague to Passau via Cesky Krumlov with Private Prague Guide. We found our driver-guide Premysl to be very informative and an excellent guide. He knew the history, where to eat and shop…” Read more testimonials at our Private Prague Guide Day Tours profile at TripAdvisor.com.
1) Transfer with guided tour (experienced driving guide will show you places of interest)
2) Transfer with sightseeing on your own (driver will only drive)
Along the journey from Passau to Prague, you can explore the following cities and sights:
1) 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 the region’s most picturesque towns, made up of elegant Renaissance buildings housing charming cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries. Along the way, you can gaze at the picturesque countryside of south Bohemia.
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 that includes 300 medieval buildings, enjoy views from a footbridge over the Vltava River and see the impressive Egon Schiele Art Centre. At the Hotel Ruze, a former Jesuit College with beautiful Renaissance sgraffiti, you will see pictures of crowds saluting Hitler in the square during World War II, when Cesky Krumlov was home to a German-speaking majority. We will also visit Saint Vitus Church and the town square with its Renaissance town hall, Plague Column and fountain. Next on the list is Latran Street with its colorful, medieval houses. The second biggest castle in Bohemia is not to be missed, either. Take a close look at the bear moat, where bears are really in residence.
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 Castle of Cesky Krumlov is the number one attraction in the town. Composed of five courtyards and 11 hectares of gardens, it attracts tourists from all over the world. Cesky Krumlov Castle became the primary residence of the Rosenbergs in 1302, and they remained there for nearly 300 years, greatly influencing the castle’s and town’s history. A golden carriage in the castle is sure to amaze. Constructed from gilded walnut in 1638, the carriage was used to transport presents from newly-elected Emperor Ferdinand III von Habsburg to Pope Urban VIII. That is not all Cesky Krumlov has to offer. Its Baroque theatre is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. Constructed from 1680 to 1682, it is one of only several Baroque theatres in the world with its original stage machinery, costumes, scenery and props.
Or you chose to visit the following sights (insteaf of Cesky Krumlov):
2) City of Pilsen, Pilsner Urquell Brewery
This tour is a must for beer fans! The light “lager beer” was “born” in Pilsen (Plzeň in Czech) during 1842 and became known as “pilsner.” It did not only become famous as a brand but also as a type of beer. Since it was introduced to the beer world, pilsner has gained popularity all over the world. During this tour you will not only visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery and taste golden Pilsner Urquell beer. You will also explore the Old Town of Pilsen, which features the tallest cathedral in the country.
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3) Karlstejn Castle and Crystal Factory
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Karlstejn Castle, one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic. It was built by Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348 as a place of safekeeping for the royal treasures, especially Charles’s collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. As we drive through a nature reserve, you can gaze at the forest, rivers and villages.
The glassworks manufactures offer an extensive range of cut 24% leaded crystal in a wide variety of decorations from simple to extremely complex and laborious decorations, with gilt, hand painting and sandblasting. The company was chosen for the production and supply of official state gifts due to the very high quality of its products and services. After the excursion you can buy crystal in the factory shop for very reasonable prices.
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|Location||290 km / 4 hour drive southwest of Prague (direction Germany - Munich)|
|Sights to See||Cesky Krumlov - UNESCO Pearl|
|Included||Driver-guide, car / van, fuel, parking fees|
|Excluded||Entrance fees, meals, souvenirs, etc.|
|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||Low|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|
|Additional Info||For tours NOT starting from Prague, we require and advance 20% deposit by card via Paypal, + 3,5% Paypal fee, as a guarantee that the client will show up. If you choose this option, we will send you a PayPal link by email after you confirm the booking. Travelers are required to bring their passport and a valid visa along on the trip.|