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Cesky Krumlov One Day Trip from Prague by bus

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Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
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Overview

Discover the charms of Český Krumlov, one of the Czech Republic’s prettiest towns, on a 10-hour trip from Prague. Enjoy the rural charms of lush South Bohemia as you travel to the UNESCO-listed medieval town, situated on the River Vltava. Explore the cobbled Old Town on a walking tour, admiring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and highlights like the Town Hall and St Vitus Cathedral. Take in 13th-century Český Krumlov castle, and enjoy free time to stroll, shop and relax in the Old Town restaurants and pubs independently.
  • Day trip from Prague to Český Krumlov with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Český Krumlov Old Town, with its cobbled streets and pretty squares
  • Get free time to browse the charming shops and relax at a restaurant or pub
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Prague included
Depart Prague and admire picturesque South Bohemia as you travel to the town of Český Krumlov.

On route, listen to tales about this UNESCO-protected gem on the River Vltava. Often called a miniature Prague, this medieval town boasts well-preserved Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings nestled around a 13th-century castle.

Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, learning about Český’s 1,000-year past as you explore the cobbled lanes and squares. Admire the colorful medieval townhouses, and see highlights such as the Town Hall and St Vitus Cathedral as you learn about their history.

Pay a visit to Český Krumlov Castle, the second biggest in the Czech Republic. Tour the courtyards and richly decorated interiors, and discover how it was the seat of the powerful Rozmberk and Schwarzenberg families from the 14th to the 20th centuries. (The castle entrance fee is included, except in winter when the road to the castle is closed.)

Admire the castle gardens and don’t miss the 18th-century castle theater, a unique example of a completely preserved Baroque theater.

Before returning to Prague, enjoy free time to explore independently. Perhaps scout for souvenirs in Český’s charming shops, stroll along the river, or relax in one of the restaurants or pubs.

Later, journey back to Prague, where your tour ends at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cesky Krumlov Castle
You visit the Cesky Krumlov castle interiors and exteriors within a guided tour.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cesky Krumlov Walking City Tour
Within a guided walk tour you admire the main historical sights of the Cesky Krumlov old town.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free

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Not very enjoyable
Irah H
, May 2019
I would give this 3 out of 5 as the local guide that we got is not very accommodating and just talk and talk . And I got the impression that he thinks asians don't really speak English so it feels a bit racist to me. Its just too bad we don't have many option from prague to go to cesky if we don't follow a local tour. The local guide in castle that comes together with the castle ticket is more interactive n interesting compared to the tour guide.
star-5
A must if you are visiting Prague
Antz17
, Oct 2018
The drive was beautiful and scenic. 2.5 hours may seem like a lot to some but it was far from boring, thanks to the scenic beauty and the jovial guide who gave us snippets of information about places we crossed through the trip. The timing of the guided walk in the town and the castle tour was perfect, just enough to absorb it all and not feel rushed. Thoroughly recommended trip.
star-5
Charming town and beautiful castle
randyburchette
, Sep 2018
Town and castle were like stepping back in time. Very traditional feel and had time to wonder around town before touring inside of castle.
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The town of Cesky Krumlov was...
Anth
, Jul 2018
The town of Cesky Krumlov was magnificent. The tour I cannot say so. It was a 2 hour journey and the first stop in the non air-conditioned coach was a small petrol station with very small restroom, with the ladies only toilet broken. We arrived at location with a hard to understand tour guide, that didn't seem to really want to be in this job. The tour bus was so hot, that it was a major problem to get the tour guide to even ask the driver to try to do something about it and then after 15 minutes said it was broken. Passengers asked a few questions about Cesky Krumlov etc on the return trip and were bluntly told that she had already told us about that. The tour company had 2 pick up points . We were picked up second pick up point and bus was full. On return everyone was dropped off at their pick up point. Myself and my wife were waiting for bus to take off, when the tour guide came on and asked us Why are you still on board We stated we are drop off point number 2. Sorry we are not going there, you get off here The she walked off. We tried to converse with bus drive, who did not speak English, he was very helpful and gave us the directions to walk back to our pick up point. Overall they need to lift their game. Air conditioned bus would help, English speaking passionate tour guide and pick up drop off where they state.
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This was our favorite tour we took...
Howard H
, Apr 2018
This was our favorite tour we took on our 10 day trip. Cesky Krumlov is simply lovely and quaint. It's a very nice day to explore the town, enjoy a nice Czech lunch, shop a little, climb the tower and extensively tour the castle. Our tour guide was great and we had a simply wonderful day. Highly recommended.
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I would not recommend this trip...
Iain H
, Mar 2018
I would not recommend this trip unless the castle is open. We attended in March and did not think it worth the long drive just to view the outside of the castle gardens were closed also and the small town.
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This was a horrible tour that I...
jbdieteman
, Oct 2017
This was a horrible tour that I would suggest you stay away from. Our pick up was a ways from our hotel but we got there with plenty of time. Turns out that the next pick up place was a block from our hotel. Viator knew where we were staying but inconvenienced us anyway. All the way to the castle the tour guide had to translate everything she said into another language for one person, most annoying. We found out later there was a second bus that same day, same time, that contained people who spoke that language. Might have been better if that person went on the other bus. So things happen, and if this was all we could have overlooked it. But this tour took all day and there was a lot of waiting around instead of touring. The absolute worst part of this tour was that after waiting for the second bus for a while we went on a group tour of the castle that had at least 75 people! You could not see anything, or hear anything, because of the huge number of people. It was a waste of money. We will have to try and go back someday to try and see what was inside the castle. We have taken many tours with Viator and been happy so we were very disappointed about their mismanagement of this tour. A total waste of one of our days in Prague. Shame on Viator! So disappointed to have missed Cesky Krumlov Castle. DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR!!!!
star-5
What an amazing day trip!! The town...
Melissa H
, Oct 2017
What an amazing day trip!! The town was absolutely picturesque. The tour guide Micheala was also very friendly and knowledgeable. It was nice to be able to explore the town on our own.My husband and I would definitely recommend this trip!
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Loved it! The guide was excellent...
Louis H
, Oct 2017
Loved it! The guide was excellent, the countryside was beautiful all the fall colors helped a lot and the castle was magnificent. And, the best part is there were not so many tourist that you felt crowded or packed in like at so many others places. It was a LONG bicycle ride so it's not for those that aren't used to long distances.
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Cesky Krumlov is an amazing town. It is...
Douglas P
, Aug 2017
Cesky Krumlov is an amazing town. It is a long day's trip from Prague, but worth the effort.

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