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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
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What you can expect during your visit
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Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Travel to Karlstejn Castle on this half-day tour from Prague. Constructed during the 14th century by Charles IV, the Gothic-style structure was used to house treasures from the Roman Empire, such as the coronation jewels. You’ll get a chance to see replicas of some of them. During the guided tour, visit the Chapel of St. Catherine, Knight’s Hall, Burgrave’s Palace, and Well Tower.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
This tour is ideal for history buffs interested in Czech history
Travel comfortably in a climate-controlled vehicle
Admission to the castle is included in the tour price
You’ll have the option to ride in a horse-drawn carriage (at own expense)
What to expect
Make your own way into central Prague to meet your guide. Then, travel by air-conditioned coach to Karlstejn Castle, situated above the village of Karlstejn. As you travel, admire the Czech countryside and hear the history of the castle, a hilltop Gothic fortress founded by Holy Roman Emperor elect, Charles IV, in 1348. After roughly an hour, arrive and ogle the views of the storybook castle, whose turrets and towers drape a hillside surrounded by lush forests. Then, either walk or ride a horse-drawn carriage (own expense) up to the gate. Head inside for a guided tour of the buildings as you learn how Charles IV used the castle as a treasury for his coronation jewels. See the Burgrave’s Palace and Well Tower as your guide shares the latter’s gruesome secret and continue to the five-storey Imperial Palace and its nearby towers. Step inside to view the Chapel of the Holy Cross, home to 129 exquisite panel paintings by Charles’ court painter, Master Theodoric; and learn how the imperial regalia were kept safely here. See a replica of St Wenceslas’ crown, and visit the Knight’s Hall, with its central late-Gothic altarpiece. Then, explore highlights such as the Chapel of St Catherine, a place of private meditation for Charles; and the Great Tower, whose walls are hung with paintings of Karlstejn and other castles. Behold the spectacular views from the towers, and then descend back to Karlstejn village to finish your tour back in Prague. Please note: If Karlstejn Castle is closed, the tour will visit Český Šternberk. Built in the 13th century, this fairy tale-like fortress perches above the Sázava River and town of Český Šternberk, and is famed for its rich stucco and weaponry collections. rescos, paintings and other treasures, including a replica crown, before your return to Prague.
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Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Karlstejn Castle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
5h
Departure details
nám. Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia Departure Point: The Yellow Kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: Opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate)
Inclusions
Professional guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Karlstejn Castle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
nám. Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia Departure Point: The Yellow Kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: Opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate)
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    nám. Republiky 1037/3
    nám. Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Departure Point: The Yellow Kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: Opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate)
    See address & details
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    Karlstejn Castle
    Stop: 55 minutes - Admission included
    Make your own way into central Prague to meet your guide. Then, travel by bus to Karlstejn Castle, situated above the village of Karlstejn. Karlstejn Castle was built in the 14th century by the Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. At that time the castle housed the treasures of the Holy Roman Empire including the imperial coronation jewels. Due to the location of the castle this tour is more physically demanding and good walking shoes are recommended. The tour of the Castle includes historic interiors of the 1st and 2nd floors of the Imperial Palace and the 1st floor of the Marian Tower with valuable furnishings from the 14th - 19th centuries. (Courtiers Hall, Knights Hall with the St. Nicholas Chapel, Marian Tower Courtyard, Karlštejn Castle Deanery, Emperor´s Bedchamber with the St. Wenceslas Chapel, Audience Hall, Royal Hall of Ancestors and Banquet Hall, Karlštejn Castle Treasury and a former castle prison on the ground floor of the Marian Tower. In the Castle Treasury, you can admire a copy of the St. Wenceslas Crown, the medieval crown of the kings of Bohemia). The Well Tower (not guided, access from the Main Courtyard) - a 78-meter deep well with a unique medieval water wheel. After the tour you will continue to Karlstejn village to finish your tour back in Prague.
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  • You'll end at
    nám. Republiky 1037/3
    nám. Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Departure Point: The Yellow Kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: Opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate)
    See address & details
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Sébastien R
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Warning: chapel of the holy cross not included in the tour
May 2019 • Couples
Very good guide, but unlike what is written in the TripAdvistor description, the trip does NOT include the visit of the chapel of the holy cross (it includes tour 1, not tour 2). The visit of the chapel of the holy cross is reserved to 3 groupes of 16 people every day. Our guide managed to book us this second tour, but we had to pay it ourselves in addition to the trip cost.
Written 7 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robin C
Norwich, UK8 contributions
Very Bad Experience
Oct. 2017 • Couples
The tour company we used via Expedia were absolutely useless. A poor couple who had travelled from Argentina were on the same minibus as us, they were taken into the town of Prague and asked to get off having been collected from their hotel to go on a tour with us to Karlstejn Castle. After 3/4 hour waiting and then being asked also to leave the bus we then got back on the same very smelly mini bus and told that they have no Spanish speaking tour guides. That was fine for us but the other couple were then stranded and the bus departed with the most arrogant and annoying interpreter who was so abrupt and rude. Not nice I nearly lost my temper with his arrogance and then asking us to follow him up a leafy hillside walk with my wife for about 1/4 mile hike.
If we had not been fit we would have not been able to make this, and we both were out of breath when we entered the court yard. The tour although very informative was so basic as no military inference was referred to at all, more about paintings and who lived there history. The worst castle I have ever attended and a complete shambles of a tour operator. That's not a slur on the lady tour guide at the castle she was lovely but not the initial guide that joined us on the bus. I would not recommend this at all give it a miss. But the finale came when we were initially collected at our hotel and we had expected that they would have taken us back! WRONG they simply dumped us in a part of Prague that we did not know, lucky for me I simply followed my instinct and found a metro. This tour does not deserve tourism!
Written 18 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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