KONOPISTE AND KARLSTEJN
Enjoy a unique opportunity to visit two of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic both within close proximity to Prague on this Konopiste and Karlstejn Castle combined tour. The Konopiste Castle you will visit first, founded in the 14th century this lovely hunting castle lies approximately 45 km outside Prague and is famous for its fascinating collection of historical weapons, furniture, tapestries and paintings. The Karlstejn Castle was built between 1348 to 1355 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, the magnificent Karlstejn Castle served as a depository for the safekeeping of royal and Empire coronation jewels, relics of saints and also as an archive of state documents.
First around 09.30am (we will confirm the exact time on booking) you will be collected by the coach and guide at your accommodation in Prague, and first you will be taken to the Konopiste Castle. Here you will start the tour, in 1887 the Konopiste Castle was bought and renovated by the successor to the Habsburg throne Francis Ferdinand d Este, who in 1914 was assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking off the start of World War I. The owner was an avid hunter and as such Konopiste Castle's collection contains thousands of hunting trophies adorning the walls. The master of the castle also collected objects with the motif of St. George, of which there are 3,700 items dating from between the 13th to the 19th century. Aside from this the Konopiste Castle interiors also presents original furniture, a library and a collection of historical maps. An English park and shooting range are also attached to the castle.
Next (after lunch which is not included in the price), the Konopiste and Karlstejn Castle Tour will continue to Karlstejn Castle, located just 35km southwest of Prague, Karlstejn Castle is one of the most famous and most visited castles in the Czech Republic, one of the most outstanding examples of a gothic style medieval castle and it is easy to understand why. Built between 1348 to 1355 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, the magnificent Karlstejn Castle served as a depository for the safekeeping of royal and Empire coronation jewels, relics of saints and also as an archive of state documents. Karlstejn Castle sits stoically atop a hill above the town of Karlstejn en route to which lie numerous stylish pubs and wine restaurants.
Once inside the castle your guide for the Karlstejn Castle Tour will introduce you to both the history of this enchanting castle monument and the time and life of Charles IV. After the Karlstejn tour you will be taken back to the centre of Prague in the coach and the tour ends with drop off in Prague centre. The Konopiste and Karlstejn Castle Tour then is an ideal way to see in one day these two unique gems among the castles of the Czech Republic. The tour comes in a choice of standard languages which are English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech, you should let us know which language you prefer when booking.
Minimum group size - 1 person
Start time and length of tour - The Konopiste and Karlstejn Castle Tour is available in summer (April to end October) daily except Monday`s from 09.30am. The tour is closed on 24/12 and 1/1. It lasts 8.5 hours, including transportation and lunch.
Price per person - Adults 2280 CZK / 84.50 Euro, children up to 6 years old: 1610 CZK / 60 Euro, students up to 26 years old: 2070 CZK / 77 Euro.
Transfers and guide included - Yes, you will be picked up at your accommodation and dropped back to your accommodation, lunch is NOT included in the price.
Konopiste And Karlstejn Castle Tour - Prague Tours Direct