Are you looking for a driver-guide to take you from Prague to Salzburg or from Salzburg to Prague (one way)? Choose your own pace and make the most out of your journey 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 your interest and explore much more than you would be able to if you only hired a driver. 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 along the way.
2.5 hours Prague to Cesky Krumlov transfer
1 hour Sightseeing tour (1st part) of the Old Town in Cesky Krumlov
1 hour Krumlov Castle tour (with a local tour guide)
1.5 hours Lunch at a traditional Czech restaurant
30 minutes Sightseeing tour (2nd part) of the Old Town in Cesky Krumlov
2.5 hours Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg transfer
You can explore the following cities and sights along the journey from from Prague to Salzburg or from Salzburg to Prague:
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.
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.
Cesky Krumlov Castle is made up of the Upper and Lower Castle. The Upper Castle is open daily from April through October except Mondays. If you are in Cesky Krumlov on a Monday, do not fret – you can still visit the interiors of the Lower Castle and/or its tower. During the winter (November – March), when the Upper Castle is closed, you can still admire the interiors of the Lower Castle daily except Mondays. The castle interiors are completely closed on Mondays (November-March) and during the holiday season from December 22 until January 1. Still, you can admire the exteriors of the five courtyards of Krumlov Castle and wander around the Old Town. During that time we will also make a stop in the capital of south Bohemia called Ceske Budejovice (Budweis) where you can taste the original Budweiser beer or mulled wine from the Christmas markets. So, during the holidays the tour will not be shortened. Admission fees: Upper Castle 200 CZK / person, Lower Castle (Museum): 100 CZK / person or Lower Castle + Tower: 150 CZK / person. Reduced price for students and seniors over 65.
If you wish, we can also visit other sights on the way to/from Cesky Krumlov. Take in the atmosphere of the historical square in Ceske Budejovice, the capital of south Bohemia founded in 1265, where you can taste the original Czech Budewiser beer. It is also possible to admire the remarkably preserved village of Holasovice or to visit Hluboka Chateau (surcharge), one of the most remarkable chateaus in the country.
|Location||380 km / 9 hour drive south of Prague (direction Austria - Salzburg)|
|Sights to See||Cesky Krumlov - UNESCO Pearl|
|Interiors||Cesky Krumlov Castle|
|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||When you want to start in Salzburg please add a surcharge 1000 CZK to the prices below as our driver-guide has to find accommodation close to the Austrian / Czech border.|