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Day Trip to the Fairytale Town of Český Krumlov

with a Private Car and a Driver-Guide

Quick Details

Private Transfer
1-3 people
4-8 people
9-19 people*
20-27 people*
*Prices for 9 people and above are indicative – there might be extra charges involved. Please inquire for more details.
a panoramic view of the historic center of Český Krumlov surrounded by a river bend

a group of tourists and a tour guide on a day tour to Cesky Krumlov

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.

a scenic view of the historic city center of Cesky Krumlov and the Vltava River


  • 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 (closed over the winter)
  • Stunning views: Ascend the Castle Tower and Museum for breathtaking panoramic views and captivating history
  • 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
  • Fun for the whole family: Engage in a retro photo shoot with traditional costumes in a local atelier (optional winter activity)
  • Unusual adventure: Enjoy a historical raft cruise through the city center and take a myriad of pictures from a different perspective (summer only)
an arch-framed view of the historic city center of Cesky Krumlov with St Vitus church in the middle

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.

a group of tourists with a tour guide in a historic square on a Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov

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.

(Please note that the Castle and the royal gardens are closed from November 1 to March 31. During this period, you can enjoy a visit to the Castle Tower and Muzeum and engage in a retro photo shoot in a local atelier.)

the Castle of Český that you can visit on a day trip from Prague

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!

a historic fountain inside the Royal Gardens in Cesky Krumlov

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.

entering the historic centre of Cesky Krumlov via a bridge over the Vltava River

Want to Have Some Fun?

Do it like the Czechs do and explore Krumlov from the river. During the summer months, you can 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.

Over the winter, you’ll probably want to warm up somewhere inside. Let’s pop into the Photo Studio Seidel for a retro photo shoot in historical costumes and engage in unforgettable fun with your whole family. Plus, you’ll leave with a truly original souvenir to remember your trip.

a wooden raft river cruise on the Vltava River in Cesky Krumlov

Tour Itinerary

3 hour transfer from Prague to Český Krumlov
1 hour Krumlov Castle tour (closed in the winter) or a visit to the Castle Tower and Muzeum
1 hour sightseeing in the Old Town (part 1)
1 hour lunch at a traditional restaurant
30 minutes souvenir shopping in the Old Town (part 2)
1 hour optional raft river cruise (summer) / retro photo shoot at a local atelier (winter)
3 hour return to Prague with an optional stop at Chateau Hluboká Park

*All arrival times are indicative only and depend on the current traffic situation.

a couple of tourists following a tour guide through a park

What Else You Should Know About This Day Trip

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

the historic centre of Cesky Krumlov at night