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  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour

Day Trip to the Fairytale Town of Český Krumlov

with a Private Car and a Driver-Guide

Quick Details

Private Transfer
1-3 people
485
4-7 people
520
8-19 people
890
20-27 people
1120

Ditch the tourist traps and explore the magical Český Krumlov on this adventure-packed day trip from Prague. This hidden gem in the Southern Bohemian region is a stunning UNESCO town with the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic. The Dukes of Krumlov ruled this town for over 400 years, a period during which it was transformed into one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. You will be fascinated by the scenery, breathtaking views and the maze of picturesque alleyways. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned private vehicle and enjoy an amazing day with a local driver-guide in Český Krumlov.

Highlights

  • Must-see: Explore the #1 UNESCO site in the Czech Republic after Prague
  • Culture and history: Travel through time on a guided tour in the unique interiors of the Krumlov Castle
  • Architecture: Admire the oldest preserved Baroque Theater in the world
  • Important landmarks: Pay a visit to the stunning St. Vitus Church
  • Authentic experience: Wander through the maze of cobblestone streets in the picturesque Old Town
  • Unusual adventure: Enjoy a historical raft cruise through the city center and take a myriad of pictures from a different perspective (summer-only)

A Truly Royal Experience

The Castle of Český Krumlov is the second largest castle complex in the country and the number one attraction in the town. It comprises 5 different courtyards and 11 hectares of very-well kept royal gardens. Perched on top of a hill, the Krumlov Castle offers stunning views of the Old Town built in the river bend. With its beautiful architecture and originally furnished interiors, the Krumlov Castle attracts tourists from all over the world.

As we enter the Castle, make sure to take a closer look at the bear moat – it is an actual bear residence! Be ready to be duly impressed as we tour the Castle from the inside. It feels just like traveling back in time to the era when the Rosenberg dynasty inhabited its noble halls. Apart from a guided tour of the castle interiors, we’ll also visit the Baroque Theatre and learn about its original stage machinery.

A Stroll through the Fairytale Old Town

The best way to explore Český Krumlov is by wandering through the narrow streets of its historic downtown. You’ll want to stop at every corner to admire the elegant Renaissance architecture of its many medieval buildings. Let’s peak into the quaint little coffee shops, ice-cream parlors, superb restaurants, and unique souvenir shops that hide behind the colorful facades.

Make sure to have your camera ready as we enjoy beautiful views from a footbridge over the Vltava River or when we visit the majestic St. Vitus Church. In the town square with its cute fountain we’ll admire the Renaissance-style Town Hall and the Plague Column. Let’s stop by a former Jesuit College or an original art center. In Český Krumlov you won’t be bored, there’s so much to see, do and taste!

Lunch by the River with Breathtaking Views

All this walking around will surely make your stomach rumble. No worries, we won’t let you starve! Let’s stop for a lunch at a traditional local restaurant right by the Vltava River. With a magnificent view of the castle in the background, you can observe all the little boats pass by – a popular Czech pastime during the summer months. If you visit in the winter, we’ll have a lunch at a cosy medieval-style restaurant in one of the romantic alleyways. How about a local Eggenberg beer while you enjoy a hearty Czech meal?

Please, remember that food and drink are not included in the price of the tour.

Feeling Adventurous? Let’s Get on the Water!

Do it like the Czechs do and explore Krumlov from the river. Hop on board of a wooden raft and with an ice-cold beer in hand experience the town from yet another perspective. This 50-minute Vltava River cruise includes a live commentary about some of Krumlov’s landmarks and plenty of opportunities for pictures.

(Please, note that the cruise is only available in the summer months.)

Tour Itinerary

2.5 hour transfer from Prague to Český Krumlov
1 hour Krumlov Castle tour (with a local tour guide)
1 hour sightseeing in the Old Town (part 1)
1-1.5 hour lunch at a traditional restaurant
30 minutes sightseeing and souvenir shopping in the Old Town (part 2)
1 hour raft river cruise (summer) / stop at Chateau Hluboká Park (winter)
2.5 hour return to Prague

What Else You Should Know

If you love history, culture and exploring new interesting places, this tour is for you!

  • Our tours run rain or shine

In case of rain, please dress accordingly and bring an umbrella or a raincoat with you. In winter, temperatures can get quite low, be aware of that and put an extra sweater into your backpack. But remember – it’s your vacation, so if you are cold during the tour, just say so to your guide. There’s always a cafe nearby where you can warm up and then go on with the tour.

  • Put on your walking shoes 

Český Krumlov is a quiet town and its cobbled streets are perfect for walking – just make sure you wear a decent pair of shoes.