Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip From Prague

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Náměstí Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the impressive Karlstejn Castle on a guided half-day coach tour from Prague. Built in the 14th century by Charles IV, the Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, the Gothic-style castle housed treasures of the Holy Roman Empire, including the Czech coronation jewels.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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On this half-day trip from Prague, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the Gothic- and Renaissance-style Karlstejn Castle, built in 1348. As you explore, notice the attention to detail imposed by Charles IV, who was devoted to the rich interior decoration of his castle.

During the castle tour, you will move through the wildly impressive, step-like formation of the individual towers and buildings that make up the castle as a whole. At the lowest point lies the Well tower and Burgrave's palace; from there youll walk up toward the majestic Imperial palace, made up of five floors. Then continue even further toward the Marian tower. Finally, you will discover the monumental 197-foot (60-meter) Great tower, located at the highest point of the castle.

The castles interior is still decorated with a unique array of wall paintings that date back to the 14th century. In the Chapel of the Holy Cross youll find a collection of 129 Master Theodoric panel paintings, the largest collection of its kind in the world. Another large gallery contains portraits of Czech rulers and a replica of the Crown of St Wenceslas, the coronation crown of the Holy Roman Emperor.

In winter, if the Karlstejn Castle is closed, an alternative visit to the esk ternberk Castle will be arranged. esk ternberk is an imposing castle and is considered one of the best-preserved Gothic-style Bohemian castles of the mid-13th century. The castle stands at the top of a steep granite cliff on the western bank of the Szava River in the market town of esk ternberk. This castle features rich stucco decorations and a unique collection of weapons.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Karlstejn Castle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

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 travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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  • 30-Sep-2022

    The tour was literally just for transportation. After dropping us off at the castle, the castle provides options for 3 tours, but we only have time to take 1 which was 1 hour long. After the 1 hour tour there was no time to even walk around and we were sent back on the bus

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Overall great trip and guide. My only "complaint" is that we weren't able to see the medieval family chapel, as it is only available to small(er) private tours. It looks like an amazing part of the castle, and it was irritating that we couldn't see it while we were there. I understand the reasons why the castle staff don't want huge numbers traipsing through the chapel. But my request is that Viator offer this as a private, or smaller tour, so that one has the option/opportunity to see such a special part of the site.

  • 11-Oct-2019

    Overall great trip and guide. My only "complaint" is that we weren't able to see the medieval family chapel, as it is only available to small(er) private tours. It looks like an amazing part of the castle, and it was irritating that we couldn't see it while we were there. I understand the reasons why the castle staff don't want huge numbers traipsing through the chapel. But my request is that Viator offer this as a private, or smaller tour, so that one has the option/opportunity to see such a special part of the site.

  • 03-Aug-2019

    Teveel gepraat over jaartallen en namen van de vrouwen van de koning. Net geschiedenis les. Kasteel zelf is wel heel mooi maar zou liever meer horen over de gebeurtenissen in het kasteel dan over jaartallen etc.

  • 07-May-2019

    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.

  • 29-Sep-2018

    Excursion très facile à faire seule car un train part quasiment toutes les heures de la gare centrale de Prague et vous avez environ 40mn de trajet. L'achat du billet est très simple. A l'arrivée à la gare de Karlstejn soit vous êtes courageux et faites les 1,5kms de montée jusqu'à au chateau à pied (je ne suis absolument pas sportive et je les ai fait sans difficultés), ou vous prenez une charrette pour 200Kc. La route vous offre des vues magnifiques sur la vallée et la petite ville. Si vous parlez anglais (ou même si vous ne faites que le baragouiner) prenez la visite de 100Mn car la dernière pièce , la dernière église est EPOUSTOUFLANTE . Même si vous ne comprenez pas les explications la décoration intérieure, sa richesse vous en mettra plein les yeux . Les photos sont interdites et je ne suis pas prête d oublier ce que j ai vu .

  • 25-Sep-2018

    Fin plass, men elendig guide både i bussen og på slottet. De kunne enkelt og greit ikke engelsk! Når man snakker fort, utelater bokstaven t i mange ord samt bytter g og k... ikke lett å forstå! Vi var en gruppe på 10 der tre har bodd i engelsktalende land, og de øvrige snakker temmelig flytende engelsk. Ingen av oss forsto mye. Generelt uvvennlig guide som nektet en å gå på toalettet,- han måtte vente over to timer. Null tips!

  • 17-Jul-2018

    Interesting for those who enjoy delving deeper into the local history.

  • 16-Jul-2018

    Interesting for those who enjoy delving deeper into the local history.

  • 19-Jun-2018

    Nice overall tour. Bus ride was comfortable and not too long. Guide was very good. Nice castle and small town/shopping on the walk up to the castle. Walk was up hill but not too steep and made for an easy walk up to the castle.

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