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Vienna to Prague - Prague to Vienna - via Cesky Krumlov
Prague to Vienna or Vienna to Prague transfers with sightseeing in Cesky Krumlov – UNESCO site – along the way
Are you looking for a driver-guide to take you from Prague to Vienna or from Vienna to Prague? 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.
Prague to Vienna: 10-hour Itinerary (or reverse order)
2.5 hours Prague to Cesky Krumlov transfer
1) Transfer with guided tour (driving guide will show you places of interest)
2) Transfer with sightseeing on your own (guide service not included)
You can explore the following cities and sights along the journey from Vienna to Prague or from Prague to Vienna:
Cesky Krumlov – No. 1 UNESCO site after Prague
A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992, south Bohemia’s Cesky Krumlov is one of the regions 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.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
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 Cesky Krumlov Castle, and it was their main residence for nearly 300 years. As you tour the Upper Castle, you can admire the golden carriage featured on a tour. 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 original stage machinery, costumes, scenery, and props.
Admission fees and opening times: The Krumlov Castle consists of the Upper and Lower Castle (Museum). The Upper Castle is open daily from April through October except for Mondays. When you want to visit the Krumlov Castle on Monday, you can see the interiors of the Lower Castle and/or its Tower instead so you will not miss anything. In winter time (November – March), when the Upper Castle is closed, you can still visit the interiors of the Lower Castle except for Mondays. The Lower Castle is completely closed during Christmas time and New Year, but even then people like to visit Cesky Krumlov because one can admire five coutyards of the 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.
Lunch in Cesky Krumlov 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.
Melk Abbey (surcharge)
Along the way, we can also stop at Melk Abbey, approximately one hour from Vienna. Founded in 1089, it is an Austrian Benedictine abbey and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Its scenic location overlooks the Danube River. If you wish to include this sight in your itinerary, add one hour and 500 CZK to the duration and prices stated below.
Prague Tours and Day trips from Prague
|Location||370 km / 5 hour drive southeast of Prague (direction Slovakia and Austria - Vienna)|
|Sights to See||Cesky Krumlov - UNESCO Pearl, Melk Abbey (Austria) - upon request|
|Interiors||Cesky Krumlov Castle, Cesky Krumlov Museum (also opened in winter)|
|Included||Car / van, driver-guide, fuel, toll roads, parking fees|
|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||For tours NOT starting from Prague, we require 20% payment in advance (plus a 3.5% transaction 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.|