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Take time out from Prague to visit one of the Czech Republic’s most interesting castles: Konopiste. The last home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose 1914 assassination sparked World War I, this picturesque chateau-castle is a window into his life and times. Tour the grand chambers, halls, shooting gallery, and armory, and admire the ornamental gardens. This private 5-hour trip includes time for shopping and lunch (own expense), plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Private 5-hour trip to Konopiste Castle from Prague
  • Tour the chateau-style castle, the last home of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • View the grand chambers, armory, shooting hall, and more
  • Stroll around the rose garden, sculptures, and greenhouses in the parkland
  • Shop and have lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant
  • Entrance fees, private Mercedes transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Flexible itinerary and undivided attention from a private guide
After pickup at your Prague hotel, travel by air-conditioned Mercedes through the picturesque countryside to Konopiste Castle. Let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more of: your private tour comes with a flexible itinerary.

On route, listen as your guide sheds light on Konopiste’s history. Originally a 13th-century Gothic fortification, the castle was redesigned as a baroque-style chateau before becoming home to Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the late 19th century. The heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Archduke was assassinated in 1914, lighting the touchpaper for WWI.

After roughly an hour, arrive at Konopiste and enjoy a tour of the interiors. Explore the Archduke’s wood-paneled private chambers and halls, as you hear about his life. See the deer antlers and shooting gallery with its moving targets — he was a keen hunter — and view other highlights including the Obbizi-d’Este armory, an extensive collection of medieval weaponry. Then, stroll around the parkland to admire the rose gardens, sculptures, and glasshouses.

After free time for shopping, get your guide’s recommendations on local restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional Czech lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes back at the start point.
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