The land of Czechia includes more than 1000 castles and chateaus. If you have to pick only one to visit, Karlstejn castle is a great choice. The role of this medieval castle (14th century) exceeded any other in the country - it was designed as a place to store the crown jewels, royal treasures and collections of holy relics. Today the castle has become the jewel itself.
Your private guide and driver will pick you up at your Prague place. After 45 min of comfortable drive you reach Karlstejn village. Starting from there you walk up to the castle about 20 min. After exploring some courtyards you will enjoy guided tour in the Imperial Palace that was the seat of the king, his court and noblewomen (admission included). Other tours (the chapel of the Holy Cross) are optional.
The castle was built by Bohemian king and Roman caesar Charles IV. who was so humble that the highest and the most sacred place (the chapel of the Holy Cross originaly used for the royal jewels) was entered only barefoot. The Chapel is decorated by 129 paintings as an exceptional storage of crown jewels and also holy relics.
This unique place is full of stories and legends. One of them says that the castle was built only for secular and sacred purposes of the king, therefore to be able to meditate, women were forbidden from entering.
You will enjoy all of this plus traditional Czech lunch (included) away from tourist traps. All the time you will be accompanied by nice professional local guide that is flexible to adjust the program to your needs. You will feel like you are on a trip with an old local friend who is ready to give you the best insider tips and recommendations.
Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Prague and transfered to Karlstejn by private car with A/C (40min drive).
You will walk up to the castle and start exploring the area.
Visit the private rooms and audience hall of the caesar Charles IV. on a small group tour. The standard 1h tour is included in the tour.
You will stop at a local tavern for 1 hour to enjoy an exquisite lunch before transfering back to Prague.
You will have a 1 hour transfer back to Prague with your guide giving you all local recommendations you need for the rest of your stay!
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