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Cesky Krumlov One Day Trip from Prague by bus
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Cesky Krumlov One Day Trip from Prague by bus

By Martin Tour Prague
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There's more to the Czech Republic than the capital, which you can discover on this easy day trip from Prague to Český Krumlov. The UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site is full of historic attractions waiting to be explored. Your guide will tell you all about the town's long history on a walking tour, and you'll also have plenty of time to explore the shops and restaurants on your own.
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Ages 0-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • A convenient way of getting out of Prague for the day
  • Lunch is included during winter
  • Enjoy the benefits of both a guided tour and free time
  • Check out one of the Czech Republic's most beautiful small towns

  • Lunch during winter season (from 1.11. until 31.3.)
  • Castle is open only in summer season (from 1.4. until 31.10.) entrance fee included
  • Entry/Admission - Cesky Krumlov Castle
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Pařížská 1073/1, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Departure Point: Old Town Square, Prague Address: Parizska Street no. 1, Prague At the corner with Old Town Square (Prague Old Town) Directions: The departure point is a bus stop/ticket booth/kiosk marked Martin Tour, located on the corner of Parizska Street No. 1 and the Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti). The nearest metro station is Staromestska (line A), a 3-min. walk down Kaprova Street. GPS: 50.0879793, 14.4202731
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16436P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • The tour may be guided in two or three languages (English guaranteed)
    • Lunch is included during the winter season, November 1 through March 31, instead of the castle entrance fee, as the castle interiors will be closed for winter
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16436P5

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    • Pařížská 1073/1, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
      Departure Point: Old Town Square, Prague Address: Parizska Street no. 1, Prague At the corner with Old Town Square (Prague Old Town) Directions: The departure point is a bus stop/ticket booth/kiosk marked Martin Tour, located on the corner of Parizska Street No. 1 and the Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti). The nearest metro station is Staromestska (line A), a 3-min. walk down Kaprova Street. GPS: 50.0879793, 14.4202731
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    About the operator
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    • Martin Tour Prague
      628
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Joined in September 2013
    • OnAir62199347191
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rushed and inappropriate commentary
      There wasn’t enough time, so we were rushed around 3 venues. The last one we had 20 minutes in a museum, which was pointless. The tour guide was too politically opinionated for my liking, and looking at some of the faces of other guests I was not alone. He was pretty macabre as well. At one point he laughed as he mimed the hanging of a human being. There was zero time for quiet and reflection, which I feel was necessary visiting such a place.
      Written June 21, 2024
    • canadianmaple67
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A worthy tour during your stay in Prague
      Our guide, Peter, was phenomenal. His passion and knowledge of Terezin and Prague exceeded all expectations. My partner and I felt the tour was educational and we gained a lot from seeing the camp, ghetto, memorial, and museum. Thank you Peter for making this a wonderful experience for us!
      Written June 6, 2024
    • amy752023
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Huge disappointment - don’t do it
      This was a truly waste of money and time. We did Prague unlimited tour which supposedly included a walking tour, a boat tour, and a bus tour. We were only two couples so we thought, great we can ask questions and have a really interesting tour. Boy were we wrong! Well the walking tour didn’t happen. All our guide did is to usher us from the meeting point to the bus, through the grounds of Prague palace in less than 15 minutes with barely any explanation about the palace or the cathedral to our lunch spot. When the “tour” was complete, she gave us 45 minutes to take pictures and see the change of guards. We got annoyed when we asked questions so a hour into the tour, we stopped asking. The lunch was not great and no one got their soup or salad although it was part of what was included in the lunch. Oh and if you want any drinks or water, be ready to pay for it. After lunch, she dragged us to the boat again not really pointing things out or explaining anything. The boat was a waste of time as well. The explanation were done through speakers which made it hard to understand anything. After the boat tour, she again rushed us to the meeting point for the bus. One lady needed to stop to buy some water to take her meds, but the guide wasn’t having it. She said no and kept walking. We arrived at the final meeting point with about 40 minutes to spare. She could have explained some history about the clock tower or the square or anything actually but no. She said bye and don’t be late for the bus. Our bus tour was at 4 pm, smack in the middle of the insane traffic. And there was no guide on the bus, just earphones and a recording. The we’re stuck in the traffic for a while so we decided to get of the bus and walk home. The tour was super expensive about $100 per person and such a huge disappointment. It was truly a waste of our time and money.
      Written May 26, 2024
    • Journey521947
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fascinating insights into a tragic time
      Great guides, very well informed, who provided lots of interesting information and were able to answer questions. A very thorough and helpful visit! A small group in a very comfortable bus with an excellent driver.
      Written May 19, 2024
    • abK7727PS
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      This company rips people off and their sales people will tell lies to get your money! Take the authentic hop on hop off
      This company will do anything to get you money. They promise you a tour then put you on an APP on the bus which doesn't work all that well. The salesperson lied to us and told us we would have audio and free entrance. We should have known better. Take the authentic HOP on HOP off sightseeing bus which is a much better experience. The sales people are also more honest. These people really are thieves. Once they get your money they disappear!
      Written April 17, 2024
    • dubs111
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Trip
      Absolutely fantastic trip. This is in relation to the history of WW2 war & camps. Our tour guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and went above and beyond ensuring we had a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this trip if history interests you
      Written January 2, 2024
    • becky_barrie
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very enjoyable
      This is our second visit to Prague last time we were exhausted from all the walking and still didn't get to see enough so it was a lovely experience being on the tour, it was very informative and I loved the traditional classical music playing between sights. We stopped at Prague Castle. You have a short time to look around, then return to the tour, and we opted to stay and do castle tours instead, which isn't a problem at all. Our driver was lovely and very experienced
      Written December 1, 2023
    • paullips3
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A unique, important and very well managed tour of a unique
      Excellent guides and very full overview of the history and impact of these horrible years of Nazi occupation. This is a unique story, one of Nazi extreme propaganda cover story for Red Cross examination of their treatment of Jews in ‘camps’, among the many terrible examples of the internment and extermination of European Jewish people. Again. Very interesting and well managed tour.
      Written November 6, 2023
    • RachelSeigne
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fascinating trip to kutna hora
      This was a fascinating trip to the bone church. Our guide was very informative and helpful. The journey was about an hour in a comfortable coach.
      Written November 2, 2023
    • 178justicec
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good way to get an overview of this amazing city.
      The first thing we did on arrival was to use Martin Tour for a quick orientation of the city. Certainly worth doing. The bus was rather old and yes the historic cobbles will shake you about, but it was easy to book, well organised and you received a nice welcome. The commentary, which was very interesting is in many languages. Please note: the tour stops at the Prague Castle complex. You can alight there for a 40 minute walk around/refreshments, but if you don't re-board at the requested time there's no refund on your ticket.
      Written September 21, 2023
    • JodiE922
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t waste your time!
      Wasn’t worth the time. No big deal. We asked for a tour in English. Our tour guide spoke very broken English was so hard to understand. She also didn’t have a lot of other information and was not able to answer questions.
      Written September 17, 2023
    • 741kimberlyi
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Too much walking, but very good content.
      The content of the tour was very good, but there was far too much walking in hot weather. My wife has MS and found it extremely challenging…some of the brisk walking for no apparent reason I the ghetto area was far too muck. Perhaps you should indicate in your advertisements what the degree of challenge there is to the tour, due to the amount of walking. We could have spent more time at the museum. Also, you should indicate that there are multiple pick up and drop off locations so that we could have chosen the Republic Square which was closer for us.
      Written September 8, 2023
    • cristinacM4218NA
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible experience
      What a waste of time and money, the city tour was okay but the boat cruise was a disaster, the driver to the boat was rude, the boat was very old and has no air conditioning or a owning to cover for the sun
      Written September 6, 2023
    • Joanna K
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kunta Hora 2023
      We did the tour in august 2023, all the reviews said it was this amazing place and don’t get me wrong the landscape and the architecture was beautiful , however the bone church was exactly as the name “ a church of bones” very small and that’s it. We then took a bus to the other side of town of Kunta Hora, got to see the churches and an over view of the city. It was beautiful however as something that is highly rated it was a little underwhelming.
      Written August 27, 2023
    • Janice E D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thoughtful tour of Terezin
      The tour took us through all sections of this camp /ghetto and included both guided parts and parts where we could be left to view the exhibits independently and go at our own pace. It was just the right amount of time overall. Highly recommended.
      Written August 16, 2023
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    Alex A
    Limassol City, Cyprus11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Friends
    We had a lovely one day trip to Cesky Krumlov! The whole trip takes around 10 hours, 2.30 hours by car. We were a small group of 4, my daughter and I and another nice Mexican couple. That's why the tour was both in English and Spanish. It was rather private. Our guide, Sarah was very friendly, informative and helpful and she made the journey very enjoyable, giving us many details about the history of Cesky Krumlov. The drive was very picturesque as there were snowed meadows and small villages. When we arrived we were so much impressed of the beauty of Cesky Krumlov under the snow. The castle is closed during winter period but we walked around and Sarah told us a lot about the history, the inhabitants and the mysteries of the place. Then we walked around the village, which is one of the most beautiful places I have visited in Europe, Sarah showed us around and in every spot. The whole guided tour takes about 1 hour and then we had lunch in a very traditional but not typically touristic, cosy and warm medieval tavern. It was a 3 course delicious czech meal with a soup, choice of main course either pork schnitzel or roasted trout. Big portions with potatoes. We had a dessert with czech crepes, strawberries and cream. Drinks are extra. Lunch is included in the tour prise only when the castle is closed. Eitherwise, entrance to the castle is included and not lunch. After lunch we had more than 2 free hours to visit sites recommended by our guide, walk around, take photos or do some shopping. Unfortunately due to covid, not all the shops were open. We bought decorated ginger cookies but more or less you can find the same things as in Prague, with exception that there are some more artistic shops with paintings and antiques. We were allowed to come back to the tavern and rest there or go to the toilet whenever we felt like it and there was our meeting point when we had to go back. Cesky Kurlov is a wonderful place worth seeing. Sarah was fantastic and very educated. Petr, our driver, though challenged by the snow and frozen road, drove us back safely and in time. Martin tour is highly recommended!
    Written December 3, 2021
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    Ann Z
    Carrboro, NC58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    I was surprised to read the poor reviews for this trip. We had an excellent experience. I think the Czech temperament, which is rather stern, is misinterpreted as rude or uncaring. Our guide was very good. He was knowledgeable, relevant, and very well-organized. The trip, which includes a 2.5 hour drive, was well balanced in terms of commentary and quiet. Once we see on the tour of the town he seemed to understand what we wanted in terms of escorted time vs. free time. The local guide who did the tour of the castle was also very knowledgeable and charming. Finally, when we saw that we had a time problem for catching our train, our driver dropped us off at the station first. Altogether a good day.
    Written June 15, 2023
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    Thank you very much. Silvia
    Written June 16, 2023
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    Rachel D
    Cambridge, Ontario7 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    The trip left very late. The driver had poor hygiene and was an aggressive driver. He passed several vehicles in a construction area going to Cesky Krumlov. The tour guide did not introduce himself and spoke English very poorly. We could not understand what he was saying. The castle tour guide was good, and the town was beautiful.
    Written November 11, 2023
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    Valerie A
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Couples
    My husband and I were on the 25 April Cesky Krumlov tour. I am writing to tell you about my awful experience that day. First, our tour left late as all passengers were not on time. It turned out the group that was not on time was a family of 5 with a very small child. This child proceeded to cry on the bus the entire way to Cesky Krumlov - 3 hours! Thus, it was miserable and we could barely hear our tour guide, Vera, on top of it.

    Once we arrived at Cesky Krumlov, the tour of the city was lengthened as we had to continually wait on said family due to their stroller on the cobblestone streets. Vera should have spoken to them and moved on with the rest of us at a normal pace. Thus, due to their initial lateness and stroller issues, we had about an hour to explore Cesky Krumlov before our castle tour, which basically only gave us time to eat lunch. We were not able to explore the town properly.

    During the Castle Tour, the child again continued to scream and act up, again keeping us from hearing the tour guide.

    The overall experience was frustrating and awful. We wasted a full day of our vacation. What made it worse, was that the family did not apologize to the other passengers or seem to care they were bothering anyone. There should be an age limit on this tour, or if there is one, it should be strictly enforced. No one should have to endure what we did. I would not recommend your tour company to anyone.
    Written May 2, 2019
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    Mich2402
    36 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awful day trip to Cesky Krumlov. The booking was made with Martin Tours. From the minute we got on, we received a cold reception from the driver and the tour guide was not exactly welcoming either. He didn’t even introduce himself. Anyway, the drive was 3hrs long which I understand is not anyone’s fault. However, if only the tour guide was a bit more interesting, perhaps we wouldn’t feel the pinch of the long distance.
    Most importantly, I felt they should’ve cancelled the tour as the weather was awful. It was misty and grey and nothing could be seen from what the guide was pointing out. Every time he told us to look on the left to notice Baroque style villages, we saw nothing but mist and clouds. Look to the right to see a castle, nothing but more clouds.
    He wound up telling us to look to the left and we will see a billboard mentioning the smoked beer that the town is known for 😏. So we did see the billboard sign - how awesome!!! NOT!
    He mumbled on and had a pathetic way of delivering information, putting us to sleep. The only good thing about this trip, lunch was included and it was nice.
    We were left to our own devices in the museum, no guide nothing, so we just ambled through the entire castle on our own, not having any explanation of anything. Very sad!!
    We basically paid for the long drive to and fro and the lunch. The town itself is perhaps better during the summer. However I must add the people - not very polite! Doesn’t cost a thing to smile! I wish they’d realize.
    We, the tourists are the ones spending money here, the least they could do was smile! Nada! Nothing!
    Very very disappointed with Martin tours as well. I wouldn’t recommend going to this town especially in winter and definitely not on a guided tour. I think we would’ve managed better on our own.
    Written December 19, 2019
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    4wyattsontour
    Mooroolbark24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Family
    We did a day tour from Prague to Cesky Krumlov & loved it!! The meeting point for the bus was easy to find & the local guide (a man called Jan) very knowledgeable. The drive there via villages was very picturesque & included an early coffee/toilet stop. Once we arrived Jan started our tour at the top of the very grand castle gardens with spectacular views of the village below & we then made our way down through the castle courtyards. The old village itself is absolutely gorgeous with the river running around coloured buildings & winding cobblestone streets. It felt very romantic & we wished we had stayed a night here! We had lunch & a stroll around before meeting for our guided tour inside the castle. The local guide's English pronunciation was at times hard to understand but added to the overall experience. The rooms inside the castle were stunning with so much history. Our family of 4 loved this day trip & look forward to coming back to Cesky Krumlov one day (maybe without the kids!)
    Written April 21, 2018
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    Salmaree
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2019 • Couples
    Absolutely terrible. Guide was incredibly rude. Spoke at a hundred miles an hour. Tour left 15 minutes late. Tour driver called George. He was disinterested in his clients. Absolutely rude and arrogant- he made disparaging comments about Chinese people even though we had Asian couple on our tour, who I spoke to and they were quite offended. Also don’t have lunch where this tour guide suggests - he obviously gets it free as a kickback - checked the restaurant and it was over priced - better options a few doors down AVOID THIS COMPANY. By the way I purchased this tour through company Viator so had no idea the company I was going with was this one.
    Written October 11, 2019
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    YapJ34
    Singapore, Singapore81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the tour online thru Viator, and it was worth it. There are two pick up points 1) Republic square, 2) Old Town Square. It’s a mini bus that seats around 30 people. We got on the minibus at Republic Square at 9am, then went to Old town square to pick up more passengers at 9:15. Suggest you get on at Republic square to get better seats. The drive takes around 3hrs since we stop off at a gas station for a toilet break. Our main guide George had a lot of interesting trivia about Prague. The town and the castle were magnificent, very medieval! George took us around for about an hour then we had 2.5 hours to explore the town and get something to eat / drink. Then by 330pm we met up with a local guide to tour the castle interiors. Very authentic and gives you a good sense of nobility life in the 16-17th century. Too bad that we couldn’t take pictures inside. But it was a great experience.
    We then all met back up with George and walked back to the mini bus (short 10-15 min walk). Then headed back to Prague by 5pm. Was a quick 2hr 20min trip back since we didn’t stop anymore. Would recommend this!
    Written October 23, 2018
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    Susanne M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2018
    Our tour was very enjoyable. We traveled in a comfortable Mercedes van with a total of 8 people, so it was not crowded. Sarah was our guide and she was great...very knowledgable. First we had a walking tour of the town and heard about its history. Then we had some free time to explore and shop. Be sure to climb up to the church...it is beautiful. Then later, we had a tour of the castle. The ballroom was fabulous. The countryside we traveled through was very beautiful.
    Written May 29, 2018
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    Jenny H
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2018
    Add this to your schedule. Informative narrative long the way in the bus. Very approachable tour guide. Well paced day. Highly recommend it.
    Written September 7, 2018
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