Guided tour

Karlstejn Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour from Prague

3.7 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Czech Republic

Karlstejn Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour from Prague

Activity provider: Gray Line Czech Republic
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From US$ 66.16 per person

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Discover the 14th century Karlestejn Castle, one of the most impressive and most visited Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Just a short drive from Prague, learn how Karlestejn Castle was founded by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Karlestejn Castle
  • Drive through the picturesque countryside from Prague
  • See the Great Tower, the Marian Tower and the Well Tower
  • View the Imperial Palace and the Burgrave's Palace
Full description
Leave Prague behind and travel back to the 14th century with our tour to Karlestejn Castle, one of the most impressive Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Choose between a private and shared option and drive through the picturesque countryside, arrive at Karlestejn Castle, in the middle of dense forests not far from the capital. Founded by Emperor Charles IV, Karlestejn Castle became a treasury for the crown jewels and holy relics. Dominating the hilltop is the 60 meters high and separately fortified Great Tower built upon the massive walls that house the Chapel of the Holy Cross. From there, you can step down to the Marian Tower, the five-storied Imperial Palace and come to the Well Tower and Burgrave's Palace located at the lowest level. After your guided tour, return to Prague.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee to Karlstejn Castle
  • Entrance fee to the Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The castle is located on a hill about a 2 kilometer walk from the parking lot
  • Children under 11 years old are entitled to a child ticket
  • Students under 26 years old are entitled to a student ticket with an ISIC card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 61 reviews

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Enjoyed the walk up to the castle, lots of fun shops along the way. The castle tour is very well presented, each tour guide waits for the previous guide to move to the next room and close the door before they start their explanation of the room you are in, nice to not see guides having to talk over each other. Had excellent food on the way back down from the castle. The horse carriage is a great option to get up to the castle for those not wanting to make the hike up the hill. Driver was great getting us to and from Prague on schedule and safely.

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September 20, 2021

Great trip

Tour guide we had to Karlstejn castle was great enjoyed the walk up to and around the castle. However the ticketing woman at Narodni street was nothing short of incompetent took her 45 minutes to organise our tour for 2 people. As we left late we missed the English speaking tour and had to use headphones on a Czech speaking tour

June 14, 2019

We picked the hotel up, everything worked really well. On the trip to Karlstein itself, the guide explained a few things to us. The tour should have been in German, but there was one English speaking guest in the group. So the tour was in English and it didn't bother us, but unfortunately the guide didn't speak English very well, which made communication a bit difficult. At the castle we had a guide directly from the castle, the lady did a great job and made it very interesting. All in all I would highly recommend this excursion, the castle is stunning and very interesting. The small village below the castle is also well worth seeing (in winter, however, most of the shops are closed) but the circumnavigation of the castle was a highlight of the trip.

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December 25, 2018

Product ID: 851