What an amazing day trip from Prague! Walking through the forest, and taking the boat down the river was a refreshing break from the city. The hike by the sandstone pillars, and seeing the history of the castle was a beautiful end to the day.
Was also very impressed with the way they met dietary requests! Finding vegetarian food in a park is generally difficult, but they managed it with ease and the food was delicious!
Before my arrival in Prague, we spent 2 days in Ceske Krumlov. The beauty of both places is undeniable, so were the crowds. The decision to spend a day in the Bohemian nature was a stroke of genius looking back. It was a beautiful day out. We wandered through strange rock formations and quiet forest. We looked upon rolling green valley, small villages from our vintage height, the Elbe River shimmering in the sun below. After the morning walk, lunch was at an Inn deep in the woods. I was expected an ok and simple lunch, but our guide told us to order what we like from the menu which included venison, duck fish etc. The afternoon visit to the Bastei bridge was a bit more crowded but acceptable. The other tourist had arrived. It is an engineering marvel with walkways and viewing platforms between, over and under rock formations. We had another view to the Elbe River. The scenery once again was overwhelming. Our return trip to Prague was uneventful. I asked our guides/driver to drop us off near the Prague castle instead of our hotel in old town. Both Eva and Marek were very friendly and informative about the area. Job very well done. A can't miss if you are visiting Prague and a day to spare.
Amazing tour! Things I loved: small tour size (8 people total including me and the guides,) awesome informative and very nice tour guide Marek, included morning snack, delicious included lunch, and the spots visited. We always had enough time to explore the sites thoroughly. Highly recommend!
Really had fun during the tour. The places visited were really amazing. The lunch was also sumptuous. Marek was a great guide!
Wonderful and friendly guide. The rock formations are breathtaking.
Great Tour and our guide Marek was ready to answer any questions we had whether they were about the park or in general about Czech Republic.
Excellent tour! It was such a beautiful view from the top of the Sandstone rocks. Definitely do this if you are ever in Prague!
Absolutely magnificent ! both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The scenery was outstanding and it was good to see more of the Czech Republic than Prague - gorgeous though it is. As there was only the two of us, we were able to travel in Mareks own car. Pick up was prompt and Marek was by far the best tour guide we have ever known. In fact, he was more like a knowledge easy going friend and he had real passion for the environment. There was no rush and he allowed ample time to ask questions and take in the views. All in all a truly wonderful experience and we would recommend this trip with Northern Hikes.
FANTASTIC! This is a must see/do tour filled with a lot of beauty and nature. Vit, the tour guide, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable, funny and accommodating and truly took joy in showing this lovely area which was great. Even with the weather being rainy, it was still awesome because you are at the top of the ridges and canyon so you can see everything! I did this tour and a castle tour another day and I would recommend doing this over anything else! o
This tour was well worth the money. Not only was our guide exceptional, but the other travelers were incredibly kind and interesting as well. This is unlike anything you will ever see anywhere else. The Elbe Sandstone Mts are a unique hidden gem that everyone should see. We had a fantastic day.
I highly recommend this tour. It gets you away from the bustle of the city and puts you in serene and romantic landscapes. Vit was very knowledgable and is a great conversationalist. Snacks, water and food are provided; very much personalised. Great day out. Don and #39;t miss out!
My husband and I were joined by one other woman on this tour. Our guide, Marek, was outstanding! His English was great, and he was genuine - no canned speech, perhaps because we asked a lot of questions this being our first actual tour in Prague.
The description doesn't give enough information about the stenuous uphill trek we made on the visit to the Elbe Canyon. We were equipped with appropriate hiking boots some snow, old rock road, paths and were in good physical shape. The uphill trek took 2 hours ! and was worth it. Downhill was only about 1 hour 15 minutes. Marek was patient and knowledgeable!
We enjoyed both the Elbe Canyon and the Bastei sites - the Bohemian and Swiss Alps. Simply breath-taking! We loved driving through the countryside and seeing the small towns, a old-old castle on a hillside, and the views from the top. The Bastei area was amazing - nothing like we'd ever seen or heard of before! A MUST DO if you love the outdoors and exercise.
An exceptional day out!!!
We were so well looked after by Marek our driver and guide. The scenery was amazing as we were fortunate enough to have snow at the Sandstone Natural Reservation. The included lunch was delicious.
This is an excellent company and would highly recommend traveling with them
Vit and his team are an amazing team. Right from the time we booked the trip, Vit was extremely responsive with our queries, always ready to provide suggestions to make the most out of the trips and customizing the trips to our needs. Also they were the only ones who were conducting trips to the national parks in the winter when no other operator was doing so. They are ready to accompany you all round the year.
Marek, our guide, was an amazing person to travel with. He was always cheerful, answering our questions about Czech Republic and its people. He made sure our trip was as comfortable and thrilling as possible. He was extremely patient and accommodating with our needs, and made sure we had the best time possible. The sites were jaw dropping beautiful and Marek made sure we had enough time to enjoy the sites. He also suggested local food and beer for us which were some of the very best we ever tasted.
We had a memorable trip with northern hikes and will recommend them to anyone who wants to experience Bohemia Switzerland National Park and other sites of the Czech Republic.
Great sights. Really easy going tour guide with a lot of knowledge about everything you could ever want to know. Great fun and amazing food. Highly recommend if you like nature and want to see some Czech villages. :)
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