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From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

1. From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

Your local guide will pick you up from your Prague accommodation early in the morning. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle while learning about Czech culture, history and the main highlights on your way towards the national park. Taste snacks and enjoy beverages throughout the entire day.  Enjoy an abundance of time to admire the filming sites of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' movie in a group of a maximum of 10 persons. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park, one of the unique natural reserves in Europe, by choosing one of the following Tour options:  Hiking Tour is the right choice if you want to see the main highlights of both National Parks. Visit two countries in one day. The first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge. Feast on the breathtaking views of the Elbe river canyon, surrounded by unique sandstone rock formations. Then enjoy the rolling landscape full of tiny German villages and famous table mountains. The following hike brings you near the main symbol of Bohemian Switzerland - the Pravcicka Gate - the largest sandstone arch in Europe. After tasting the rich local cuisine (lunch included), sail on gondola-style boats through the soothing Kamenice river gorge (12-hour 10-kilometer active hike). Fantasy Highlights Tour brings together the two main fantasy filming sites of the region. Visit the Saxon Switzerland and walk across the magnificent Bastei bridge and visit Neurathen Castle ruins. Cross to Bohemian Switzerland and adore the amazing views from Sneznik lookout tower. Enjoy a tasty lunch (included) in a local restaurant and continue to experience Narnia while hiking through the sandstone labyrinth of Tyssa Walls (10-hour 9-kilometer moderate hike).  Winter Tour is an ideal choice for an active winter visit to the region. Marvel at the beauty of snow-covered sandstone towers. Stroll across the Bastei Bridge to reach the medieval ruins of Neurathen Castle. Enjoy the Pravcicka Gate during the season pictured in Narnia. Hot beverages and a lunch in a local restaurant (included) will help you regain all your energy (10-hour 7-kilometer moderate hike).

From Dresden: Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

2. From Dresden: Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland Day Trip

Your local guide will pick you up at your Dresden accommodation early in the morning. From here you will set off to the National Park as you enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle whilst learning about local culture, history and the area's main highlights on the way. You will arrive at the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland just in time to beat the crowds, giving you a more private experience of the place. All the admission and bathroom fees are included and throughout the day you will have the chance to taste delicious beverages and snacks.  On your tour you have will plenty of time to admire the film set of the Chronicles of Narnia movie with your group. Spend an unforgettable day in the Bohemian & Saxon Switzerland National Park - one of the most unique natural reserves of Europe – by choosing one of the following tour options: Best of - Hiking Tour: If you want to see the main highlights of both National Parks this is the right tour for you. Visit two countries in one day! The first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge. Feast on the breathtaking views of the Elbe river canyon, surrounded by unique sandstone rock formations. Then enjoy the rolling landscape full of tiny German villages and famous table mountains. The following hike brings you near the main symbol of Bohemian Switzerland - the Pravcicka Gate - the largest sandstone arch in Europe. After tasting the rich local cuisine (lunch included), sail on a gondola-style boat through the soothing Kamenice river gorge (12-hour 10 kilometer active hike). Best of - Winter Edition:  This tour is an ideal choice for someone wanting an active, Winter visit of the region. Marvel at the beauty of snow-covered sandstone towers and stroll across the Bastei Bridge to reach the medieval ruins of Neurathen Castle. Enjoy the Pravcicka Gate during the season pictured in Narnia. Warm up with some delicious hot beverages and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (10-hour 9-kilometer moderate hike). Fantasy Highlights Tour:  Enjoy a tour that brings together the two main fantasy filming sites of the region. First stop will be the amazing Bastei bridge. The breathtaking views of the Elbe River Canyon and the surrounding sandstone formations will be engraved into your memory forever. Next stop, Sneznik lookout tower on the Czech side of the national park. The views will be spectacular. After a delicious lunch in mountain climbers favorite tavern, move into the Tyssa Walls and experience the magic of Narnia Labyrinth (11-hour 9 kilometers moderate hike).

Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

3. Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Day Trip From Dresden

See the best of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park on a full-day guided tour from Dresden. Transfer to the heart of Bohemia and the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the youngest national park in the Czech Republic. Stop at Bastei Bridge, perched high above the River Elbe. Enjoy stunning views as you walk across the bridge. Then, continue to Pravcika Gate on the Czech Republic side of the park. Admire Europe’s largest natural sandstone gate. Pause for lunch (included), before transferring to Kamenice Gorge. Here, you will board a small dinghy for a scenic journey through a canyon carved deep in the sandstone cliffs. Arrive at the colorful village of Hrensko at the confluence of the Kamenice and Labe rivers. Stroll around the former 15th-century trading post, before your return transfer to Dresden.

From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

4. From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

Escape the busy city of Prague and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature on this highlights tour of the Bohemian and Saxon National park. Visit sites that have been declared a ‘European Destination of Excellence’ for their exceptional beauty, enjoy the most photogenic natural creations of the National Park, and enjoy walks and moderate hikes in the most preserved parts of the park. Visit the most popular natural attraction in Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Pravcicka Gate, famous for being Europe’s largest sandstone arch. The site was used as a filming location for the movie Narnia, and there’s no escaping the Gate’s magical qualities. Mysterious and inspiring, the gate is hidden deep in the woods and this impressive symbol of the National park stands 21 meters tall, leaving all the spectators in admiration. Next stop is lunch which caters for vegetarians, vegans, and meat lovers alike. Enjoy a traditional Czech meal at a stunning stone house that was built on the stream in 1905 by German workers. This newly renovated restaurant will surprise you with an amazing steampunk style interior, which is decorated with gears, rivets and a huge clock with visible gears and  the sound of mechanics. The last stop on the tour is Bastei n the Saxon part of the National Park. The Bastei rock formation has plenty of viewpoints over the Elbe canyon on the right bank of the river Elbe. Walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and explore ruins of old Neurathen rock castle.

Bohemian Paradise UNESCO Geopark: Walking Tour From Prague

5. Bohemian Paradise UNESCO Geopark: Walking Tour From Prague

It's time to discover why this part of the world attracts painters, writers, artists, and dreamers of all kinds. Get ready to enter a real bohemian paradise, one of the most visited places in the Czech Republic. Stroll past romantic ponds, admire extensive rock city, and take in panoramic views of the countryside. Upon arrival, you'll hike to the rock city of Prachov Rocks (approximately 8 KM). On hot summer days, you can take a refreshing dip in the lake. You’ll be walking through thin cracks in the rocks, climbing up and down and enjoying the views from the top. After a 3-hour hiking tour of Prachov Rocks, you'll drive to the nearby Kost Castle, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the castle’s restaurant. On the way back to Prague you'll visit the small village of Vesec u Sobotky where you can admire some traditional folk architecture.

Bohemian Switzerland National Park: Hiking Tour from Prague

6. Bohemian Switzerland National Park: Hiking Tour from Prague

Join this private small-group trip to the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. You’ll spend the day with a local learning about and experiencing the Czech countryside and its people. You’ll visit places where scenes from the Chronicles of Narnia movie were filmed, be amazed by the unspoiled nature, and explore the beauty of the park on a hike. During the tour, you'll start with a visit to Pravcicka Gate - with a width of 26.5m and a height of 16m, this is the largest sandstone rock arch in Europe. You'll enjoy magnificent views of Germany and the surrounding mountains. After lunch, you'll walk around Kamenice river where a special boat ride will be organized for you in Edmund's George. This tour is the best way to get to know Bohemian Switzerland National Park - come walk through its fairytale countryside and mystical gorges, enjoy the views far into the distance and listen to the murmuring of the crystal clear Kamenice Stream.

Bohemian Switzerland: Private Day Trip from Prague

7. Bohemian Switzerland: Private Day Trip from Prague

After pick– from your hotel in Prague, take a trip into the fairytale landscape of bohemian Switzerland with your private guide to discover a mystical landscape of pine forests and deep valleys, with majestic rock towers, gates, walls, ravines, rock cities and labyrinths rising up from them. Take part in a guided hiking tour through this beautiful area. Explore this empire of rocks, home to the rarest of animals and remarkable plants. During your trip, enjoy a small hike to Pravčická Brána and visit the pretty historic town of Hřensko. Stop for lunch in a local tavern, before you set sail for a short river cruise. Take in the sights that flow past you, before you set off to return to Prague.

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What people are saying about Bohemian Switzerland

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 140 reviews

First, my driver Paul, was great! He picked me up at my hotel in Dresden, and drove me to meet the others in the group at Bastei bridge. He was knowledgeable and very entertaining, and welcomed me with plenty of water and snacks. He was a lovely Czech man, practicing his English, and did very well. When I met the group at Bastei, I then meet my guide Josef. A brilliant Czech fellow with a perfect communication in English. He knew so much about the area, plants, trees, birds, geology and history. The perfect guide for the day. The tour itself was amazing! It's a perfect way to spend the day. It's a long day, and very exhausting, with so much walking up up up! But the sights and views are worth every step you will take. This tour includes everything from bathroom fees, entry fees for the destinations, snacks and water, delicious lunch, refreshing drinks at the top of your climb, and all transportation. The people who developed this tour have thought of your every need. Well done Uniline

Well, I started the day when a driver came to pick me up from Dresden to meet with the rest of the group (we were total of 3 guys.) as I was the only one arriving from Dresden. (quite nice of the guide to allow that, as just this would cost more than what I paid.) We started with seeing the Bastei, a real marvel of both nature and man made bridge - I did not expect enjoying this much from it, but I did. Jan, our guide and the owner of the company did everything he can to help us enjoy the experience, including lots of jokes, and offering to take our pictures whenever we want. Next, we went to see what I was most expecting, the great Pravčická Archway, another wonder of nature, and the biggest one in Europe. absolutely lovely. the walk up is not easy, but not hard as well, and quite beautiful so not boring. we had a drink in a nice place right below the archway and continued down. From there, we continued to eat. 5\5 and then, the Gorge, which is beautiful to walk through.

It was absolutely amazing! The trip was very well planned and timings were perfectly matched so we don't encounter a lot of crowd. our guide Joseph was very knowledgeable,funny and he talked us through a lot of stuff even as we were driving. Paul drove us to the places and they both were absolutely delightful and friendly company. our guide told us a lot of tales of area, and the history. the snacks and lunch was provided and it was all in all a perfect trip! we walked for over 20k steps but we had ample stops and we were encouraged to go by our pace. it was perfect perfect day trip!

Highly recommended activity especially for nature lovers. The tour took us to beautiful places with the most spectacular views. The river boat ride looks like what you see in fairy tales. Joseph and his colleague have been very knowledgeable about the place and been extremely helpful and attentive. We definitely enjoyed their company and this trip. I would love to do this again. There is quite a walk so it’s best to stretch out.

The trip was fantastic!!! Joseph and Paul are very friendly, kind, knowledgeble and fun people and I enjoyed every single minute of it. We visited gorgeous sites and walked around the river in the early spring in April. Can not recommend the trip more! Plus the snacks are enless :)