Český Krumlov Castle

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From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

1. From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

Tour the historically rich and picturesque towns of Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice on a day trip from Prague. Travel through Southern Bohemia on an air-conditioned vehicle with a guide. Visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle (April-October) and have lunch at a brewery. Enjoy a scenic ride from Prague through the southern Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. First, head to Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features over 300 historic buildings. Soak in views of the town dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus. Continue on to Ceske Budejovice and see its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses. After a full day exploring Southern Bohemia, sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague.

Private Tour to Český Krumlov - A Day Trip from Prague

2. Private Tour to Český Krumlov - A Day Trip from Prague

Take a trip to a fairy tale town: Český Krumlov, outside of Prague, which has been part of UNESCO’s list of cultural and heritage sites since 1992. After being picked up at your accommodation in Prague, take a 2.5-hour drive through the beautiful Czech countryside, stopping in Ceske Budejovice to taste the original "Budweiser" beer.  The town of Český Krumlov is situated in Southern Bohemia in a romantic area of ponds with beautiful countryside along the river Vltava. There are 300 historical houses in the center and the second largest castle in the Czech Republic with magnificent baroque gardens. There you will see an unique theatre with a rotating auditorium. The castle used to be the home to famous aristocratic families - the Rosenbergs, Eggenbergs and Schwarzenbergs. The oldest baroque theatre in the world is part of the castle as well. The historical city center has preserved its medieval atmosphere and picturesque narrow streets. You will find lovely little shops with handmade souvenirs as well. Have lunch in a local tavern, take some time off to stroll around by yourself, and meet up again for the drive back to Prague. 

Český Krumlov: Half-Day Medieval Architecture Walking Tour

3. Český Krumlov: Half-Day Medieval Architecture Walking Tour

Join me for a tour of Český Krumlov, the fairy-tale-like city full of charm and history. Considering the city suffered from decades of decay in the past, it is a miracle that it was possible to bring it back to its original Renaissance and Baroque look. Our tour starts at Svornosti Square, a picturesque square with its Virgin Mary pillar, Renaissance town hall and the adjacent Gothic Church of St. Vitus. Just a stone’s throw away, the tour takes us to the Jesuits Seminary garden, a true picture spot with magnificent views of the Krumlov castle and old town. Let’s hit off the beaten path alleys to finally reach the Vltava river side where we can overlook the impressive stone bridge and castle buildings. On the way, we can taste local beer or pastries. The Barber’s Bridge takes us to the crooked cobbled street of Latran. While admiring many of the original Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses at Latran, let's continue through the Red Gate directly to the castle or take a detour and visit the former Monastery of Minor monks. At the Český Krumlov castle, one gets astonished at the magic beauty of the castle tower and the curiosity of live bears kept at the moat. The 5 courtyards of the castle are the highlights of this tour. Admire breathtaking wall frescos dating back to 1600's. The final point, the icing of the cake, is the view of the old town and its terracotta roofs stretched around the meander of the Vltava river. Your sightseeing can continue to the Castle gardens.

From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

4. From Prague: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

You are invited to visit the picturesque medieval town of Český Krumlov, located in scenic southern Bohemia along the banks of the Vltava River. The town was founded in the 13th century and has retained its former medieval character. Český Krumlov Castle is the second largest in the country after Prague Castle. It was also the seat of the powerful Rozmberk and Schwarzenberg families and now houses rich historical collections. In the castle gardens, you cannot miss the unique 18th century castle theatre. You will also have time to take a break in one of the many stylish and cosy pubs. During the winter season, lunch instead of the castle entrance fee will be included.

From Prague: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

5. From Prague: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

Explore the beautiful landscape of South Bohemia on this day trip to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the romantic neo-Gothic castle at Hluboká nad Vltavou. Paired with a delicious lunch in a famous local restaurant and Czech beer or local wine, this is a trip you won’t want to miss. From Prague, head with your English-speaking guide to Český Krumlov, a perfectly preserved Renaissance town that has been recognized by UNESCO for its heritage value. This lively cosmopolitan town has a unique atmosphere and is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and countryside. Dominated by the castle stretching over the Vltava River, Český Krumlov’s narrow cobbled streets are lined with ancient patrician houses. The streets are full of artists, music festivals, coffee shops, and ancient taverns.  After a 3-course tasting lunch in a charming and renowned local restaurant, you’ll visit the monumental castle, with its Baroque theater, astonishing view from the main tower, and castle moat. Later in the afternoon, travel to the nearby picturesque neo-Gothic Hluboká Castle, considered to be one of the most impressive in the Czech Republic. Located in a stunning park on top of the hill above the Vltava River and with richly decorated interiors, this is sure to be a highlight of your trip. After a full day of sightseeing, return to Prague for approximately 7 or 8 PM.

From Prague: Český Krumlov Christmas Town Tour with Lunch

6. From Prague: Český Krumlov Christmas Town Tour with Lunch

Experience one unforgettable Advent day with your guide and travel to the beautiful town of Český Krumlov – a Renaissance pearl of south Bohemia, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Once upon a time, Český Krumlov was one of the most important towns of the Czech Kingdom dating back to the 12th century. Český Krumlov was the seat of famous noble families, the Rožmberks, Eggenbergs and especially the Schwarzenbergs. The castle, which proudly towers over the Vltava River, is the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle Český Krumlov, a uniquely preserved Renaissance town with over 300 UNESCO-listed buildings, is stunning in every season. But visiting the city at Christmastime is simply an unforgettable experience. The city slows down and becomes the embodiment of the peace and poetry of the upcoming Christmas holidays. The aroma of Christmas punch and mulled wine drifts from restaurants and stands and you can taste many local delicacies, Christmas biscuits, and grilled sausages at Christmas markets against the backdrop of the festively decorated city. But not only that. The city is full of picturesque shops, small galleries, and other attractions, and history is literally breathing down your neck at every turn. After all, where else can you buy a new handbag in a shop decorated with 16th-century frescoes? As the sun sets, the city is illuminated by thousands of lights and the majestic Christmas tree on the main square. Advent Český Krumlov will be etched in your memory and you will look forward to returning over and over again. Trip program: Departure from Prague in the morning. Arrival in Český Krumlov after approximately 2.5 hours. After arriving in Český Krumlov, visit the Ćeský Krumlov castle with its museum and the castle tower. Afterward, a three-course degustation lunch in a renowned local medieval-style restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the famous art center of Egon Schiele, walk through the city center and visit the Christmas markets. Free time for shopping and discovery is about 1.5 hours. Departure to Prague in the evening hours, with an estimated arrival at 7-8 p.m.

Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Vienna via Cesky Krumlov

7. Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Vienna via Cesky Krumlov

Start with a pickup from your hotel in Prague, and travel to the town of Cesky Krumlov, located in the South Bohemia region of the country.  Explore the historic center of the town with a 1.5 hour guided walking tour, learning more about the Cesky Krumlov Castle as its focal point. Inside the grounds are a large rococo garden, an extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock upon which the castle is built, and the castle itself, which in turn consists of many defined parts dating from different periods.  After the guided tour, enjoy 2,5 hours of free time to explore the city. Grab some lunch in one of the charming local cafés, or do some souvenir shopping. Be picked up from the city center, and continue the journey to Vienna, where you will arrive in the late afternoon/ early evening.

Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Salzburg via Cesky Krumlov

8. Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Salzburg via Cesky Krumlov

Embark on a magical sightseeing tour of Cesky Krumlov, located in the South Bohemia region of the country. Following a pickup from your hotel, head towards the UNESCO-listed town that’s dominated by its breathtaking castle and historic city center. Explore the historic center of the town on a 1.5 to 2-hour guided walking tour, learning more about the Cesky Krumlov Castle. See the grounds of the castle, including the extensive Baroque garden and the bridge from where you'll have panoramic views over the town. Admire the imposing architecture of the palace whose defined parts date back from different periods.  After the guided tour, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the city at your own pace. Discover the local food scene and have lunch at one of the cafes, or do some souvenir shopping. Later, you’ll be picked up from the city center and continue the journey to Salzburg, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Passau: Private Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic

9. Passau: Private Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic

Travel to the enchanting town of Cesky Krumlov from Passau and explore its historic Old Town on a private guided tour. After being picked up from your hotel/port in Passau, head towards the border of the Czech Republic until you reach the town located in the South Bohemia region of the country. Explore its historic center on a 1.5 hour guided walking tour and visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle with its sizeable rococo garden. Enjoy scenic views from the castle located on a rock above the city. Admire the imposing architecture of the castle, which features date back to different periods throughout time.   After the guided tour, enjoy 2,5 hours of free time to explore the city. Grab some lunch in one of the charming local cafés, or do some souvenir shopping. You’ll later be picked up from the city center and continue the journey back to your hotel/port in Passau, where you will arrive in the late afternoon/early evening.

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What people are saying about Český Krumlov Castle

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 270 reviews

The trip was very interesting and definitely worth seeing. We were blow away by the castle and it’s interior of baroque and rococo styles! The only thing, we’ve got unlucky with the driver/guide. He said he has a lot of respect for russia while it keeps on killing Ukrainians. A refugee who lost a close family member as a result of it was in a group. And just before that we had an ice breaker when a person spoken up about it. I feel like it’s disgraceful and I felt very sorry for a person. Additionally, they made rasial comment to the women of colour in our group, calling them “(nationality) female”. The girls were five min late to the pick up location. So the driver/guide scolded them for nearly ten minutes in front of the entire bus. This just threw me off to be honest. I’d go for another tour to the Chesky Krumlow but the guide could be more considerate of the group, I think.

Český Krumlov is such a beautiful town! This activity is a must to do when someone is visiting Czech Republic. It was such a nice experience visiting this awesome place. Also, our guide was fantastic. It was very difficult to coordinate with the tour operator and to get to the meeting point, but fortunately we could find an operator employee to help us and get a bus for our trip. Thanks God that the tour operators collaborate among each other!

Victor was informative and funny. He was full of knowledge not just about the places for our activity but also places that we are passing by. He made sure that all is accounted for and went above that is expected . Appreciate it so much and thank you. The activity was fun and enjoyable...

After some initial date changes by the tour provider we had a great day. Lovely village and not full of tourists when we went so could easily wander around and do some shopping

It was a great experience the guide was very helpful. It's a must to visit when being in Prague. Loved every minute of it.