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I loved Karlstejn Castle! Our guide was very informative and told some very interesting stories about the area. It turned out that there was a wine festival going on that day so her job was made much more challenging by the crowds. However she handled it very well by setting up meeting points, waiting in strategic places to direct each of us, and got us all back to Prague again!
The tour was almost an hour getting on the road from the Municipal Square and we had to then pick up someone at Old Town Square for some unaccountable reason. The guide on the way out was a bit loquacious but kept things moving. Everyone should be warned that the "walk" up to the castle from the parking area is not easy. And not for the faint of heart. Be warned. At the castle, there was another long wait. That said, the young man who showed us around the castle was absolutely terrific. Alas, I didn't get his name. A wonderful history lesson.
Karlstejn is beautifull castle. Trip was well organized definitly worth the money. Thanks
An excellent trip to a very nice location. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable, but her German was better than her English. The guide who took us round the castle was excellent - we got to see the "Crown jewels" - or a copy of them. However, the unlocking and locking of doors as we moved from room to room was farcical - as was a stray in-costume musician, playing the lyre, sat in one of the rooms - flogging his CD and with a bowl for donations!
WE had a choice of how to get from the coach park to the castle - you coudl walk for free but its very steep. Taxi was the safest, but the route was about 5km in a strange roundabout way. Horse and cart seemed too cold for mid-October. We all walked down into a sweet village area - some cafes, restaurants and food stalls available as well as shops, mostly tourist rather than craft.
A long half day though - we didn't get back to Prague until gone 2.30
Good day tour from Prague, and a good way to see this very impressive castle.
was lovely to be able to see some of the lovely countryside on the way to the Castle. Had plenty of time there to see all that was open to the public with a very good guide.
We booked the trip to "Karlstejn Castle", but unfortunately the castle was closed during the winter, so they took us to the Castle "Hrad Cesky Sternberg", and I really loved it. It was really beautiful and thankfully the day before it was snowing as well which made it even more beautiful. So if you go during the winter months, I would recommend this castle to visit.
Better done in Summer not late October since they close off part of the castle.
It was fair. I like the tour guide. Very old man with good knowledge. Wish to spend more time with the castle and do the Tour #3 tower tour, but there is not enough time.
The castle itself is great, medieval, the location is in the forest, very pretty. The actual tour of the castle is 50 minutes long with the local guide in the castle, but during the trip the tour guide gives you a lot of information.
The trip was average as the relevant information of the castle was conveyed by an employee from the Castle. The castle itself was very interesting
As usual the guide was very knowledgeable and was open to questions. She also spoke many languages. The castle itself is very nice but small in size and doesn't offer a lot of objects to contemplate. Being located on the top of a hill, the tour finishes with a walk threw a small town at the bottom.
Marcelo Sechieri C. ...
Very good guide and transport. Unfortunately, the guides inside the castle were very rude and don't really care about tourists.
We were sure our guide was an ex-preschool teacher, and a very bossy one at that! The bus drive was quite pleasant, seeing a bit of the Prague countryside, and the castle tour a bit disappointing. A quick 30 minute tour through the castle, without any extra time to 'poke around' ourselves to explore. Wouldn't bother again with this tour.
Disappointment. The trip started an hour late and ended 30 minutes early. It was suppose to be a 4 ½ hour trip, it was only 3 hours. We never got to go inside the castle, but only viewed it from the outside. I think they cut the tour short because of the late start. Then the tour guide lied (Wahoo) he said they don’t allow tours inside the castle because of humidity in the summer. Yet tours were going into the castle at that time. And you could buy tickets to go into the castle. When I comforted the tour guide on this he said there was nothing he could do about it and we had to return to Prague in a few minutes. First time Viator user and likely last time.