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  • Karlstejn Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour from Prague

    1. Karlstejn Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour from Prague

    Leave Prague behind and travel back to the 14th century with our tour to Karlestejn Castle, one of the most impressive Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Choose between a private and shared option and drive through the picturesque countryside, arrive at Karlestejn Castle, in the middle of dense forests not far from the capital. Founded by Emperor Charles IV, Karlestejn Castle became a treasury for the crown jewels and holy relics. Dominating the hilltop is the 60 meters high and separately fortified Great Tower built upon the massive walls that house the Chapel of the Holy Cross. From there, you can step down to the Marian Tower, the five-storied Imperial Palace and come to the Well Tower and Burgrave's Palace located at the lowest level. After your guided tour, return to Prague.

    Enjoyed the walk up to the castle, lots of fun shops along the way. The castle tour is very well presented, each tour guide waits for the previous guide to move to the next room and close the door before they start their explanation of the room you are in, nice to not see guides having to talk over each other. Had excellent food on the way back down from the castle. The horse carriage is a great option to get up to the castle for those not wanting to make the hike up the hill. Driver was great getting us to and from Prague on schedule and safely.

  • Karlstejn Castle Small Group Scenic Bike Tour

    2. Karlstejn Castle Small Group Scenic Bike Tour

    “Let us take you to the most stunning castle in the Czech Republic, avoiding all traffic en route.“ You will avoid cars by starting your ride right on the edge of Prague, where you will arrive from your hotel. About 97% of the ride follows designated (mostly paved) cycling paths, and before seeing the castle for the first time, you will enjoy peaceful Czech countryside and lush green forests that will make you think you’re much farther than a few minutes from Prague by train. If you feel like it, you can stop for a swim at the river or have a break at one of many little biker cafés frequented by local cyclists. Or perhaps take a short break at a popular bakery? If you prefer only paved tracks, no problem, if you don’t mind a bit of dirt, your tour operator knows some easy shortcuts. The best comes at the very end of your ride, when you will be taken to a meadow tucked away between dens...

    Outstanding! Our guide was great. Biking through Czech countryside along river was awesome.

  • Prague: Karlstejn Castle & Glass Factory Tour with Lunch

    3. Prague: Karlstejn Castle & Glass Factory Tour with Lunch

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Prague or from the meeting point, then heads out towards Karlstejn Castle just an hour outside the city. Admire the castle’s impressive architecture and learn about its rich-history, which dates back to the 14th century. Retrace the steps of powerful Czech kings as you explore the castle grounds and imagine what life was like here throughout the ages. Continue the tour to the next stop of the day, stopping for a photo at the stunning Velka Amerika along the way. Arrive at one of the country’s oldest and most famous glassworks, which has been operating since 1846, and embark on a guided tour. Discover the process of crystal glass art and meet local glassmakers hard at work. Before leaving, stop at the factory’s outlet to shop for a crystal glass souvenir. At the end of an insightful and memorable tour, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local Czec...

  • Half-Day Trip to Karlštejn Castle from Prague

    4. Half-Day Trip to Karlštejn Castle from Prague

    Travel from Prague by air-conditioned bus and enjoy the beautiful scenery en route to Karlštejn town. The bus is equipped with Wi-Fi so you can keep connected on the 1-hour journey. Along the way, a guide will tell you the history of the Gothic castle that Charles IV built. Once in Karlštejn, take a short uphill walk to Karlštejn Castle, built as a treasury for the Czech crown jewels. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with a local guide. See the castle interiors and the treasury where the crown jewels were kept. Learn more about the history and legends of Karlštejn Castle. Discover why it is considered a symbol of the golden age of Czech lands. At the end of your tour, drive back to Prague with drop off at your hotel or in the city center.

    Wonderful. Karen was a very knowledgeable, sweet, and helpful guide. She answered all our questions (we had many) and was incredibly welcoming and caring. Truly an excellent guide. Also, Karlstejn castle was beautiful and really fun for us to see as a lovely half day trip.

  • From Prague: Small Group Koneprusy Caves & Karlstejn Castle

    5. From Prague: Small Group Koneprusy Caves & Karlstejn Castle

    You will be picked up by an air-conditioned vehicle between 7:00 and 7:30am at your Prague residence. Enjoy the scenic and informative ride which takes approx. 30 mins. Your English-speaking guide will tell you all that interests you about the Czech culture, nature or history.   After arriving at the Koněprusy Caves southwest of Prague, join a guided excursion of the largest underground cave system in Bohemia. Admire the majestic stalagmites and stalactites all around you. Learn about the prehistoric Celtic settlements which existed there. Visit the jaw-dropping limestone domes and halls.   Afterwards, enjoy a well-earned lunch; enjoy the magic of traditional Bohemian cuisine and taste some of the best beer in the world. Hear authentic Bohemian anecdotes and stories in a traditional Czech-style tavern.  Next stop will be at Karlstejn village. From there, go either by foot or by local ...

    Hanna and Paul were awesome. Tour’s were very fun and very informative. 5 Stars!

  • Konopiště Chateau, Nový Knín & Karlštejn Private Tour

    6. Konopiště Chateau, Nový Knín & Karlštejn Private Tour

    You’ll be picked up at your Prague hotel at 08:45 and head out on a 45-minute drive through the landscape of central Bohemia on this full-day private tour. When you arrive at Konopiště Chateau you’ll take a tour of the residence of the successor to the emperor of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1914 in Sarajevo, marking the beginning of WWI. The construction of Konopiště Chateau began in 1294, and in the 18th century, it was refashioned into a Baroque residence. In 1887 Franz Ferdinand d’Este purchased the chateau, and the surrounding area was transformed into a landscaped park. In 1921 the chateau changed hands yet again and became the property of the state and it was opened to the public. Explore the interior and the gardens as well. Afterwards you’ll explore the town of Nový Knín, known for gold mining and a permanent settlement that dates back to the 9th century. The esti...

  • Karlstejn Castle & Crystal Manufactory - Private Tour

    7. Karlstejn Castle & Crystal Manufactory - Private Tour

    One of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic, the Karlstejn Castle was built by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV in 1348 to house royal treasures including a collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire. You will be picked up from your selected location in Prague by your private driver and guide (van available for groups of 6, EUR 40 extra charge applies,) and taken to this awe-inspiring location which sits atop a panoramic hilltop. After a 1 km climb (also accessible by taxi or horse-drawn carriage, if preferred) we will begin our tour of the sumptuous interior of the Imperial Palace and the lower floors of the Marian Tower, which contain artefacts from the 14th to 19th centuries. Enjoy a traditional Czech lunch in the charming village below the castle before proceeding to the second part of the tour, the Crystal Factory. This nearby gla...

  • Prague: Karlštejn Castle Private Tour

    8. Prague: Karlštejn Castle Private Tour

    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Prague and drive you to the castle. The tour of the castle includes the historical interiors of the imperial palace and the lower floors of the Marian Tower. Take the chance to see valuable relics from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Karlštejn Castle is one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic. It was built by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1348 as a place for safekeeping the royal treasures, particularly Emperor Charles IV’s collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. The fortress-like castle also served as the emperor’s summer retreat. Over 660 years old, Karlštejn Castle was never totally conquered. The castle even survived a 7-month siege  in the 15th century. Once you have explored the castle with your guide, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • From Prague: Bike Trip to Karlstejn

    9. From Prague: Bike Trip to Karlstejn

    You'll be picked up from your central Prague hotel in the morning and then head to the starting point to meet your guide for an overview of the day ahead. Your guide will also assist you in adjusting your bike if necessary.  Start on the route (32 km) to Karlstejn, taking a special cycle path after the first two kilometers, which will lead you along the riverbanks of the beautiful Vltava and Berounka rivers. Cycling through the Czech countryside with its picturesque villages, there will be plenty of stops for refreshments and photo opportunities. A must-see is Dobrichovice Castle, with its richly decorated restaurant on the first floor. Here, the tour will stop for a short break. Then it's only 9 km to Karlstejn Village. Once the tour arrives in the village of Karlstejn, park your bikes close to the train station where the group will stop at the restaurant. The bike tour ends here and ...

  • Prague: Crystal Glassworks Tour and Karlštejn Castle

    10. Prague: Crystal Glassworks Tour and Karlštejn Castle

    Enjoy a combined full-day tour of a famous glassworks in the Czech Republic followed by a visit to one of the most famous castles of Bohemia, Karlštejn Castle. Benefit from private transportation and included hotel pickup and drop-off. Following pickup from your hotel in Prague at about 9 AM, transfer by private air-conditioned car/minivan to the glassworks factory where the legendary crystal cut glass of the Czech Republic is made. Learn how the crystal products are produced. Then, visit the factory shop to purchase glassware at reasonable prices. Next, enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the shadow of Karlštejn Castle. After lunch, tour the castle complex, founded in 1348 by Charles IV. Built to store the crown jewels and relics of the Holy Roman Empire, the castle was extensively renovated between 1887 and 1899 in a purist style. Return to your hotel in Prague at 4 PM for the end of the ...

    The tour of the glassworks was fascinating and informative. The lunch venue and food were delightful. And last, but not least, the castle was impressive.

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What people are saying about Karlštejn Castle

Enjoyed the walk up to the castle, lots of fun shops along the way. The castle tour is very well presented, each tour guide waits for the previous guide to move to the next room and close the door before they start their explanation of the room you are in, nice to not see guides having to talk over each other. Had excellent food on the way back down from the castle. The horse carriage is a great option to get up to the castle for those not wanting to make the hike up the hill. Driver was great getting us to and from Prague on schedule and safely.

The excursion was very well organized. Punctual collection. The guide very friendly and very good explanations.

The weather was perfect and the guide was incredibly accommodating. It was a wonderful experience.

superb day visit of the castle thanks to the guide Josef speaking an excellent French / English

Very beautiful chateau in a wooded setting. We had a very interesting guide.