You should visit the most outstanding medieval castle built 650 years ago. The Czech king and Roman emperor, son of John of Luxemburg and Elizabeth of Přemysl, Charles IV was born on May 14, 1316, and died on November 29, 1378. He greatly improved the quality of the Czech state by initiating large construction projects and strengthening the position of the church. Due to his incentive, the Archbishops´s post was established by the Pope in Prague in 1344., under Charles´s rule, Prague became the residential town of the Empire. He was one of the most highly educated men in Europe at that time, he spoke five languages and was very knowledgable in the arts and science, he had literary gifts, he was an outstanding soldier and statesman, a truly multifaceted talent.
In 1348, only two months after the foundation of the Prague´s University, Charles IV commissioned a French architect Matthew of Arras to build Karlštejn Castle, a place for safe keeping of Coronation Jewels and relics of saints. You will admire the majectic exterior of the Gothic fortress, its ingenious fortification, and also the breath-taking view from the hill onto the countryside around the castle. It is one of the most visited castles in the Czech Republic.
After visiting the Karlštejn Fortress you will have a lunch in a small town of Zbraslav, nearby Karlštejn, where the Czech composer Jaromír Vejvoda was born. He has been very famous mainly for his song Beer Barrell Polka (Roll out the Barrells, Here comes the Navy), the most popular song of all soldiers during the WWII. The restaurant is situated in the Vejvoda family house, you will have an opportunity to see a small museum with some pictures and photos commemorating the famous musician.
Before leaving the small town you will also visit an interesting Baroque chateau situated in a beautiful park, in the chateau is the National Gallery´s collection of the Oriental Arts.
Tour by your own transportation or our car/minibus
Daily except Monday from March to December
Duration: 6 hours
Starting point: the hotel
|Guide only (up to 15 people)||90|
|Guide only (16 and more people)||100|
|Guide, driver, car (up to 3 people)||180|
|Guide, driver, van (up to 7 people)||200|
|Entrance fees per person||12|
|Discount for students|
|Lunch (3-course Czech speciality)||12|
Prices are in EUR/tour
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