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Cesky Krumlov tour?

Hello,

Going to Prague shortly and want to do a day trip "guided tour" to Cesky Krumlov -- any recommendations? Greatly appreciate your help, thank you in advance all!

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I don't mean it to be cryptic, but we used Rick's guidebook, and his recommended driver (full-day runout from Prague) booked a second person, locally, to guide us for 90 minutes in CK. The point is that the driver isn't the same person as the guide. I'm not big on guides, and I don't think he added that much town-visit value, despite competence and pleasant demeanor.

It was very good to have the guide, because the municipal ticket-seller lady either spoke no English, German, or French, or pretended not to. So I couldn't get her to sell me the "scarce" ticket to the single English tour of the Baroque Theater that was my main reason for coming. (The "castle" [I'd say, mansion] tours also need advance ticketing. I mean, neither can be visited INDEPENDENTLY.) But our tour was early enough in the day that the guide cheerfully took us to the ticket office and bought the tickets for us before they sold out.

Check daylight hours for the month of your visit. If you get a guide, make sure he tells you a restaurant that has good food but can serve you lunch promptly so you can get back to independent touring. It's a lovely town. There may be kyaking or hiking available if you have a long day there.

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We visited Cesky Krumlov last month, but stayed two nights. We can recommend Krumlov Tours with owner Karolina. We did an early morning private tour that included a tour of the Baroque Theater. By taking an early tour we had CK all to ourselves. Her tours emphasize "off the beaten path." She is knowledgeable, engaging and congenial. www.krumlovtours.com. She also does afternoon tours. We took a shared ride on CK Shuttle from Vienna>Cesky Krumlov>Prague.

**Edited to include our favorite restaurant on the river: Papa's. Great food and welcoming staff.