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  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $37.67

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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. On your guided tour, you’ll explore the towers that make up the castle.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
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 you’ll 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 castle’s 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 you’ll 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 Český Šternberk Castle will be arranged. Český Šternberk 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 Sázava River in the market town of Český Šternberk. This castle features rich stucco decorations and a unique collection of weapons.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
The Yellow Kiosk located in the Republic Square opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate). The meeting place is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
Departure Time:
4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Karlstejn Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

Karlstejn Castle

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: emmamaat, September 2016

Enjoyed very part of this tour a beautiful place to visit and the castle was beautiful and great views to take beautiful pictures. The tour guide Helena was fantastic she did an excellent job and provided us information about the castle in a very interesting way. I would go on any tour with Helena!

Reviewed by: Elsa M, July 2016

The guide was very interesting and we had enough free time to visit after the guided tour.