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

3.6 / 5

57 reviews

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

From $58.63 per person

Discover the 14th century Karlestejn Castle, one of the most impressive and most visited Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Just a short drive from Prague, learn how Karlestejn Castle was founded by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Karlestejn Castle
  • Drive through the picturesque countryside from Prague
  • See the Great Tower, the Marian Tower and the Well Tower
  • View the Imperial Palace and the Burgrave's Palace
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee to Karlstejn Castle
  • Entrance fee to the Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The castle is located on a hill about a 2 kilometer walk from the parking lot
  • Children under 11 years old are entitled to a child ticket
  • Students under 26 years old are entitled to a student ticket with an ISIC card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 57 reviews

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Great trip

Tour guide we had to Karlstejn castle was great enjoyed the walk up to and around the castle. However the ticketing woman at Narodni street was nothing short of incompetent took her 45 minutes to organise our tour for 2 people. As we left late we missed the English speaking tour and had to use headphones on a Czech speaking tour

June 14, 2019

Awesome castle

Trip went well, only problem was we waited at the pick up address but driver says he couldn't find us which made us 10 minutes late. That made us miss our connecting castle tour by 5 minutes, had to wait 45 minutes for the next one. Apart from that it was an excellent tour and an excellent castle

September 1, 2017

Karlstejn Castle was amazing and well worth seeing.

The driver was on time and was informative. We were lead up the mountain by the driver and then joined our English speaking tour of the Castle. It was amazing to see and the history of the Castle and the occupants over the years was very interesting. The Karlstejn town and Castle has a lot of atmosphere and romance about it. The Karlstejn Castle is hidden in the mountains which makes it a very interesting Castle to visit. The climb up the mountain is steep but manageable and was well worth the effort to see the spectacular Castle.

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June 26, 2017

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