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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.

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

2. 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.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Český Krumlov

3. 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: Night Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

4. Český Krumlov: Night Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Join this night tour and see the "dark" side of Český Krumlov. You will find out that it is almost a different town at night than in the day time - suddenly it appears a bit spooky. Explore Český Krumlov with its long history and houses that are centuries old. There are ghosts and haunted stories linked to the town. Some of them actually happened and some of them, well, who knows. The tour starts around sunset, then it ends after dusk. Come and hear about the local legends of Český Krumlov. Enjoy Český Krumlov, one of the most beautiful towns in the world. With its rich and famous history, very well preserved medieval town centre, and great setting in the landscape, it rightfully belongs to some of the most precious gems of the Czech Republic. These are some of the reasons why Český Krumlov became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992.

Český Krumlov: Wooden Raft River Cruise

5. Český Krumlov: Wooden Raft River Cruise

Relax and see some of Český Krumlov’s most famous landmarks as you sail down the Vltava River on a 50-minute cruise with aboard a wooden raft with live commentary and a complimentary drink of your choice. Depart from Parkán Port and drift along the Vltava river and marvel at the Jewish Synagogue of Český Krumlov, the Church of St. Vitus, K, the Egon Schiele Art Centrum, the Krumlov Castle, and the city's historic brewery. Be accompanied by two skippers who will provide you with live commentary about the places you will see along the scenic route. Stop at the port of the Krumlovské Benátky, which translates to Venice of Krumlov, and enjoy a complimentary drink of your choice including beer, wine, soft drink, tea, or coffee.

Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip from Prague

6. 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.

Cesky Krumlov: Private 2-Hour City Walking Tour

7. 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: Full-Day Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

8. 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.

Český Krumlov: 2 Hour Private Walking Tour with Guide

9. Český Krumlov: 2 Hour Private Walking Tour with Guide

Explore the most iconic highlights of Český Krumlov, with a local professional guide, and learn about the town’s fascinating history and intriguing medieval architecture. Visit Český Krumlov’s most famous sites including the main square, St Vitus Church, the Barber’s Bridge, the Cloak Bridge, and the Bear Moat. Marvel at the incredible Medieval houses of the Old Town, Latrán quarters, and many castle courtyards dotted around. Then enjoy the stunning views across the town from some of the elevated terraces along the tour. Take a romantic walk through the narrow and crooked streets and see the medieval houses leaning up against each other, you can really imagine the history and sights these houses have witnessed over the years since they’ve been built. After the tour, you have the option to visit the interior of the Český Krumlov castle and your guide will help you choose the right tour with the best tickets.

Private Tour to Český Krumlov - A Day Trip from Prague

10. 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. 

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 983 reviews

Our tour guide Alex is a very responsible person and he was very helpful when I had some problems during the day trip. He also had well knowledge of the historical sites. Highly recommended!

Lukas was exceptional. Extremely knowledgeable about the Town and the history of Czech Republic and surrounding areas. He has a wonderful command of English.

Michaela was so nice and professional. We enjoyed the whole trip and the town is very beautiful. It's worth the visit! Top driver as well

Michaela was a fabulous guide. The town is beautiful and the tour was very well organized and informative. I would definitely recommend!

The team leader is very kind and detailed. The only downside should be that the return trip did not to go the toilet.