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From Prague: Český Krumlov and České Budějovice Day Trip

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

2. 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: 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 Christmas Town Tour with Lunch

4. 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.

Český Krumlov: Half-Day Medieval Architecture Walking Tour

5. Český Krumlov: Half-Day Medieval Architecture Walking Tour

Join me for a tour of Český Krumlov, the fairy-tale-like city full of charm and history. Considering the city suffered from decades of decay in the past, it is a miracle that it was possible to bring it back to its original Renaissance and Baroque look. Our tour starts at Svornosti Square, a picturesque square with its Virgin Mary pillar, Renaissance town hall and the adjacent Gothic Church of St. Vitus. Just a stone’s throw away, the tour takes us to the Jesuits Seminary garden, a true picture spot with magnificent views of the Krumlov castle and old town. Let’s hit off the beaten path alleys to finally reach the Vltava river side where we can overlook the impressive stone bridge and castle buildings. On the way, we can taste local beer or pastries. The Barber’s Bridge takes us to the crooked cobbled street of Latran. While admiring many of the original Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses at Latran, let's continue through the Red Gate directly to the castle or take a detour and visit the former Monastery of Minor monks. At the Český Krumlov castle, one gets astonished at the magic beauty of the castle tower and the curiosity of live bears kept at the moat. The 5 courtyards of the castle are the highlights of this tour. Admire breathtaking wall frescos dating back to 1600's. The final point, the icing of the cake, is the view of the old town and its terracotta roofs stretched around the meander of the Vltava river. Your sightseeing can continue to the Castle gardens.

Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Salzburg via Cesky Krumlov

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Český Krumlov Castle

Our guide, Viktor, was awesome! At the beginning I was a bit troubled because of the delay pick-up, but during the trip he explained why and it’s totally understandable - traffic! The entire trip afterwards was really fun, he told everything from the history, building, foods, culture and more. A bit short time at Cezky Budejovice, only 15-30 mins in the town square. But Cezky Krumlov was wonderful, the garden, the view, the city tour, the lunch and beer (!), and the castle tour! Worth the long journey, for sure. Totally happy and satisfied with the trip, thank you Viktor! - Diana & Naresh (from The Netherlands)

Pickup was very efficient and our Guide Viktor was excellent, he gave very good information on the city of Prague, the countryside we travelled through and gave a brief tour of the outer exterior of the castle and gardens, along with showing us a few extra viewpoints in cresky Krumlov including the cathedral.

The guide is fantastic. Our guide was able to share lots of Czech culture and history with his fellows in a humoristic way. The lunch place we were taken to was unique, and the food there was tasty. Overall, it was a pleasant journey at a relaxing pace, which I definitely recommend it.

We went on a day trip from Prague to the magnificent town of Cesky Krumlov. Viktor Dvorak from citytours.cz was our guide and we found him to be professional, kind, informative and a very nice and pleasant man. We would highly recommend him.

Excellent knowledgeable guide. Beautiful and interesting village.