A half day tour to Karlstejn Castle, an awe-inspiring 14th century fortress to rival any in Central Europe. A visit to this huge Gothic castle is one of our most popular tours outside Prague.
This tour is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we take a short trip through the pretty Czech countryside to reach Karlstejn Castle.
Karlstejn Castle is built high on a seemingly impregnable rocky hillside, in the heart of a thick forest. After parking the coach at the foot of the castle, there is a short walk along a fairly steep path to reach the entrance.
Commissioned by the mighty Emperor Charles IV, this outstanding medieval construction was built in the years 1348-1355. Karlstejn was the main depository of the Emperor's coronation jewels and state documents for his whole empire. Today the castle still houses many important Czech national treasures.
The Czech Republic was a major European force in the middle ages and has hundreds of castles. Karlstejn is unquestionably one of, if not the finest.
For refreshments, there is a shop in the castle courtyard, plus restaurants and cafés in the village below the castle.
Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English and another language. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.
If you require a tour in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, please specify on the booking form.
The tour finishes back in Prague at a convenient point in the city centre, near Wenceslas Square.
For groups of 10+ people in winter (01 Nov - 31 Mar) and 15+ in summer (01 Apr - 31 Oct), we can arrange at no extra cost:
-a private tour, including a guide and coach exclusive to your group.
-a departure time of your choice.
To reserve, mention it in special requests on the booking form.