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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.

From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

2. 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 Cesky Krumlov Tour by Coach

3. 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.

From Prague: Český Krumlov and Holašovice Guided Tour

4. 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.

From Prague: Full-Day Trip to Česky Krumlov

5. 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: Day Trip to Český Krumlov & Hluboká with Lunch

6. 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: Český Krumlov Christmas Town Tour with Lunch

7. From Prague: Český Krumlov Christmas Town Tour with Lunch

Experience one unforgettable Advent day with your guide and travel to the beautiful town of Český Krumlov – a Renaissance pearl of south Bohemia, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Once upon a time, Český Krumlov was one of the most important towns of the Czech Kingdom dating back to the 12th century. Český Krumlov was the seat of famous noble families, the Rožmberks, Eggenbergs and especially the Schwarzenbergs. The castle, which proudly towers over the Vltava River, is the second largest in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle Český Krumlov, a uniquely preserved Renaissance town with over 300 UNESCO-listed buildings, is stunning in every season. But visiting the city at Christmastime is simply an unforgettable experience. The city slows down and becomes the embodiment of the peace and poetry of the upcoming Christmas holidays. The aroma of Christmas punch and mulled wine drifts from restaurants and stands and you can taste many local delicacies, Christmas biscuits, and grilled sausages at Christmas markets against the backdrop of the festively decorated city. But not only that. The city is full of picturesque shops, small galleries, and other attractions, and history is literally breathing down your neck at every turn. After all, where else can you buy a new handbag in a shop decorated with 16th-century frescoes? As the sun sets, the city is illuminated by thousands of lights and the majestic Christmas tree on the main square. Advent Český Krumlov will be etched in your memory and you will look forward to returning over and over again. Trip program: Departure from Prague in the morning. Arrival in Český Krumlov after approximately 2.5 hours. After arriving in Český Krumlov, visit the Ćeský Krumlov castle with its museum and the castle tower. Afterward, a three-course degustation lunch in a renowned local medieval-style restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the famous art center of Egon Schiele, walk through the city center and visit the Christmas markets. Free time for shopping and discovery is about 1.5 hours. Departure to Prague in the evening hours, with an estimated arrival at 7-8 p.m.

Private Tour to Český Krumlov - A Day Trip from Prague

8. 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. 

Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Salzburg via Cesky Krumlov

9. Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Salzburg via Cesky Krumlov

Embark on a magical sightseeing tour of Cesky Krumlov, located in the South Bohemia region of the country. Following a pickup from your hotel, head towards the UNESCO-listed town that’s dominated by its breathtaking castle and historic city center. Explore the historic center of the town on a 1.5 to 2-hour guided walking tour, learning more about the Cesky Krumlov Castle. See the grounds of the castle, including the extensive Baroque garden and the bridge from where you'll have panoramic views over the town. Admire the imposing architecture of the palace whose defined parts date back from different periods.  After the guided tour, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the city at your own pace. Discover the local food scene and have lunch at one of the cafes, or do some souvenir shopping. Later, you’ll be picked up from the city center and continue the journey to Salzburg, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Passau: Private Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic

10. Passau: Private Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic

Travel to the enchanting town of Cesky Krumlov from Passau and explore its historic Old Town on a private guided tour. After being picked up from your hotel/port in Passau, head towards the border of the Czech Republic until you reach the town located in the South Bohemia region of the country. Explore its historic center on a 1.5 to 2-hour guided walking tour and visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle with its sizeable rococo garden. Enjoy scenic views from the castle located on a rock above the city. Admire the imposing architecture of the castle, which features date back to different periods throughout time.   After the guided tour, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the city. Grab some lunch in one of the charming local cafés, or do some souvenir shopping. You’ll later be picked up from the city center and continue the journey back to your hotel/port in Passau, where you will arrive in the late afternoon/early evening.

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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 !