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From Prague: Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip with Tavern Lunch

1. From Prague: Český Krumlov Full-Day Trip with Tavern Lunch

Travel by modern air-conditioned bus from Prague to Český Krumlov. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of the town as you take in the top monuments and attractions. Stop to enjoy lunch at a tavern (depending on option selected), with a vegetarian option available. After lunch, you’ll have free time to explore the city and browse the gift shops before visiting the second largest chateau in the Czech Republic. Admire the chateau’s stunning Baroque gardens and its unique revolving auditorium. After the tour, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside on your way back to Prague. The driver will drop you off at your hotel or in the city center.

Cesky Krumlov: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

2. Cesky Krumlov: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Learn about the Old Town of Cesky Krumlov: a unique spiritual location with legendary historical figures and ancient houses. Learn of the people and legends that make this town so unique, and hear the story of this special UNESCO-protected town. Explore the labyrinth of cobbled medieval streets, hidden nooks and perhaps a few surprises. Our 2-hour tour is packed full of the best sites and sounds of this remarkable town. We will walk in the town and castle area, seeing sites such as Jesuit's former hall of resident's, Gothic church of St. Vit and the former town brewery. Explore these sites and many more on our private Cesky Krumlov city walking tour.

From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

3. 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. Get picked up from your hotel and 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. On this full-day excursion, visit the historical center of Cesky Krumlov and tour the Castle. 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. Please note that

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Český Krumlov

4. From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov, a medieval town in South Bohemia, retains its fairytale-like atmosphere even today, and it will be easy to see why UNESCO included the town on its list of cultural heritage sites. Your guide will lead you along the narrow, winding streets of the historical center, where you’ll be able to admire the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings of the Rožmberk, Eggenberg, and Schwarzenberg noble families. Tour the famed castle, the second largest in the Czech Republic (tickets can be bought on site). You’ll see centuries-old furniture, artwork, tapestries, and exquisitely adorned weapons, and also the world’s oldest, well-preserved Baroque theater.

Český Krumlov: Half-Day Medieval Architecture Walking Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip from Prague

7. Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip from Prague

One of Bohemia's prettiest towns, Cesky Krumlov is a living gallery of elegant Renaissance-era buildings housing charming cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, and galleries. In 1992, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the convenience of a licensed professional tour guide, get acquainted with Cesky Krumlov. The town has been bustling since medieval times, and the historical center is exquisitely preserved. Then, march off to Krumlov Castle for a taste of the Renaissance. Krumlov Castle is the second biggest in Bohemia, after Prague Castle. This jewel attracts visitors from all over the world. (The castle is closed from 31st October - 21st March; we can visit the town of Ceske Budejovice along the way instead). Later, dine at one of the local pubs or restaurants for lunch, where you can enjoy the local beer, Eggenberg. You can explore at your own pace, saving time for souvenir shopping if you wish. If you are finished early, you also have the option of adding the nearby town of Ceske Budejovice or the Hluboka Castle to your tour.

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

8. 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: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

9. From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

Join this full-day trip from Prague that features tours of the historic center of Česky Krumlov and its castle and museum. Visit a town that seems to have been lifted from a fairy tale. Česky Krumlov, located about 170 kilometers from Prague, is nestled in the beautiful countryside of southern Bohemia, with lovely views along the Vltava River. The UNESCO-listed town center features over 300 historic houses and the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic, complete with magnificent baroque gardens. Visit the unique theater with a rotating auditorium. Česky Krumlov has preserved its medieval atmosphere, as you’ll experience when you walk along the picturesque narrow streets, where you’ll find shops filled with handmade souvenirs. At one time, the castle was the seat of important noble families, including the Rosenbergs, Eggenbergs, and Schwarzenbergs. The oldest baroque theater in the world is part of the castle as well.

From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

10. From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

Escape the busy city of Prague and see what else the Czech Republic has to offer. Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you travel through rolling countryside to discover the beautiful and laid-back atmosphere of South Bohemia. The first stop of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town of Český Krumlov, which dates back to the 13th century. Enjoy a guided tour through the town's charming cobblestone streets, and admire the cozy and traditional style architecture. Pass over the meandering Vltava River and soak up the quaint atmosphere of this history-rich location. Continue the tour to the village of Holašovice, another UNESCO listed location. Marvel at and learn about the village’s picturesque architecture, which is nicknamed Peasant Baroque. Spend some time wandering around the village, watching the locals going about their day and imagining what life was like here throughout the course of history. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of South Bohemia and take breath of fresh air before returning to Prague.

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What people are saying about Český Krumlov

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 877 reviews

Cesky Krumlov is a quaint historical town where you can immense yourself. Walking through the alley you can discover different little shops that sells unique things. The houses within Cesky Krumlov i.e. artictecture is another great attraction. Different style different beauty. There is also a river around it where you can canoe and dip yourself in. An excellent place to destress and enjoy yourself to the very best. There is also nice local restaurant where you can get great food. The Tavern lunch is something that you must try. Apart from that I love the castle, I explored different parts of it and even visit an exhibition. Don't miss any corner or part of Cesky Krumlov, they are a gem by its own.

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!

Ola excellent guide- so personable/knowledgeable! Petr on time and good driver - good communication!

An excellent day trip enjoying nice sceneries, lovely little town, beautiful ambience.

Very nice day trip , beautiful old town . Uli was an excellent guide , recommended !