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Half-Day Trip to Karlštejn Castle from Prague

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Half-Day Trip to Karlštejn Castle from Prague

From US$ 53.86 per person

Explore historic Karlštejn Castle on a half-day trip from Prague. Discover where Charles IV kept the Czech crown jewels. Take a 1-hour tour of the castle interiors and treasury with a local guide. Get stunning views of the countryside.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
Pickup included
Your hotel in Prague. Exact details should be confirmed with the tour operator after booking.


  • Travel by air-conditioned bus through the beautiful countryside of the Czech Republic
  • Visit Karlštejn Castle and take a tour of the interiors
  • See the treasury where the Czech crown jewels were kept
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation by modern, air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi
  • Entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • USB charger
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please note that Karlštejn Castle is closed on December 24 and 25 and from January 1 to February 29
  • Only commentary in English is guaranteed. German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian is available upon request. Commentary is given bilingually
  • Please note on September 26 and September 27, 2020 there will be an extra fee of 200 CZK per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 62 reviews

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Great excursion

They picked us up from our hotel (they were a little late but we weren't upset by that, it was difficult to find our apartment we had rented the streets were closed for filming movies). Then we had a lovely drive to the castle, a nice little intro with our guide and our tickets to the castle were paid for by the company. Then after our tour, we walked down throught the town and had more chances to take "view" pictures of the castle from farther away which was fabulous!

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May 20, 2019

Must do While in Prague, Highly recommend.

We couldn't recommend this tour enough. Pick up was from your accommodation, it's s small bus, you get a tour guide on the bus, whom is very informative of all your surrounds. giving commentary at all the main historic points along the way. 45min drive to castle. when you get to the castle, its small walk up to the castle. Once you arrive , you then go with another speaking guide, Ours was English The castle was ok. It last for one hour. after that tour finishes, you then can walk back to the main car park, at your pleasure looking at all the gift shops and eatery places along the way, they give you around one hour. which is long enough, then the bus trip back to Prague, once again commentary along the way. They then asked if we wanted to be dropped back at our apartment or somewhere else, we went to Old Prague. Our tour guide and bus driver were fantastic. would highly recommend this tour, well worth it.

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July 21, 2017

Great tour and a fabulous guide in Janna!

It was so interesting to see the area near to Prague Ina comfortable touring bus... larger than a minivan but smaller than a full size bus. Our driver Radovan was an excellent driver, and made us fell entirely safe. The BEST part was the guide, the loquacious and knowledgeable Janna. She made the trip perfect... and kept us interested both en route to the castle and on the return. She answered all questions, spoke of life under communism, and looked up anything she didn't know. She has an amazing font of historical knowledge. Only unexpected downside was a rather long walk up to the castle through the town... not sure why they don't allow a drive up...... overall an exceptional tour at a very good price.

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June 7, 2017

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