- 2-day tour from Prague to České Budějovice, Cesky Krumlov and Hluboká nad Vltavou
- Spend time in three must-see cities in the Czech Republic's South Bohemia region
- Tour Cesky Krumlov Castle and wander the streets of Old Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Visit Hluboká Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in the country
- See the sights with your guide on the first day and explore independently the next
- Overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel included
What You Can Expect
Begin your 2-day tour with a pickup from your central Prague hotel or a central meeting point. Then, savor the views as you drive through picturesque South Bohemia to the city of České Budějovice.
See the Gothic-Renaissance Black Tower that dominates the main square, before continuing southward to picturesque Cesky Krumlov, situated on the Vltava River.
As you travel, hear about Cesky’s history and its star attraction: the 13th-century castle. Learn how the castle is believed have been built by the local rulers as a mirror-image of Prague Castle, all in a bid to raise their status at the Czech Royal Court.
On arrival, take a walking tour of the complex to see the restored buildings, courtyards, garden and moat. Then, descend into the UNESCO -listed Old Town to admire the cobbled lanes and pristine medieval square with your guide.
Drink in the postcard-pretty buildings, and then break for a well-earned lunch of Czech dishes at a local restaurant.
Afterward, travel to the nearby town of Hluboká nad Vltavou. Here, check in to your 4-star hotel, housed in an annexe of Hluboká Chateau and within view of this decorative, crenelated residence.
Overnight: 4-star Stekl Hotel in Hluboká nad Vltavou
Day 2: Hluboká nad Vltavou - Prague (B)
After breakfast, enjoy ample time today to do as you please, perhaps getting tips on sightseeing and activities from your expert guide.
Top of the list has to be the neo-Gothic Hluboká Chateau, considered one of country’s most splendid castles. Head inside (own expense) to explore some of the lavish rooms and towers, stroll around the park-like gardens, and learn how the building was redesigned in the 1800s by the Schwarzenberg family to mimic Windsor Castle.
Afterward, maybe follow the local walking trails to the hunting and fishing museum at the Ohrada Hunting Lodge (own expense) or enjoy some golf (own expense) at the 18-hole Hluboká course.
Later, return to Prague by coach, where your experience concludes in the early evening.
This was an amazing experience. The stay is Stekl Hotel, which is within the Hluboka Castle tour was an unforgettably romantic experience. Even though the castles are closed during the month on March, there are short tours available for one wing of the Hluboka Castle and there is a museum within the Cesky Krumlov castle. In the morning one can wake up early and walk around Hluboka Castle in complete solitude! Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful historic town and well worth going to. I would also recommend the little shop on Dlouha street which sells genuine hand made souvenirs made by Czech artists. The tour guide, Petr, was first class. His knowledge is exceptional, he is happy to answer any questions and is very flexible and knows all the special places. You can trust his recommendations as he has over 20 years of experience. He made sure I made the maximum opportunity during my stay there. The tour will run even if you are the only booker, which was my case, and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended, I cannot praise it enough - any time of the year. Will be less tourists around in the winter months. The South Bohemian countryside is gorgeous.
Edward O USA
Hluboka is well worth seeing and Cesky Krumlov was a great stop too. The hotel accommodations were first rate.
Crumlov and Hluboka were great. Must visit for everyone. Overnight stay near the castle Hluboka was a surprise for us as we did not expect it.
About our guide: he was very strange and boring. I think he works as guide too many years and he don't like to do what he is doing. Almost zero comments on the 2.5 hours way to Krumlov and on the way back to Prague. We expected to hear something on this long trip. Probably audio guide would be great to have if driver (guide) is too busy driving.
Cesky Krumlov was great, guide pretty boring and uninterested in the whole thing. Hluboka was very interesting. Overall I'm glad I did the tour..