Hi, We can't decide if we should do a tour of Cesky Krumlov on one of the four days that we will be in Prague. Thanks.
To day-trip Cesky Krumlov will cost you 6 hours of scheduled bus time total, plus time getting to and from the bus in Prague. This will likely not leave you a lot of time to appreciate Cesky Krumlov, and it will have you there when it is the most crowded. Only you can decide if this is worth it. It is most enchanting in the evening and you will miss that. Is there any way you can schedule this for an overnight?
Your experience of Cesky Krumlov would be much better if you can stay overnight. If you cannot, do a day trip to one of these castles: Karlstejn, Krivoklat, Konopiste or the former silver mining town of Kutna Hora. You can do it cheaply with public transport or faster with a tour. You can find all necessary information in Rick Steves book: Prague & the Czech Republic.
Everyone's interests are different, but for me four full days would be pretty much the max I could endure in Prague. But to take out two days to do an overnight in Cesky Krumlov would make the time in Prague a little too short for most people's interests.. So it really would have to be a day trip. As much as I enjoyed Cesky I wouldn't suggest it as a day trip. Like Ilja suggested do a castle trip. We saw Karlstejn and Zvikov on our first trip and they were worth the effort; but we did one on the way to Cesky, spent the night and did the other on the way back.
By the way, if the four days include the day your arrive then I would probably say just stay all four days in Prague. Budget a trip to a castle on the last day if you find yourself bored. Always travel with a few Plan B's.
We will be in Praque for 4 full days . So We will not be going to Cesky for a daytrip anymore but would still like to do a daytrip close by. I look at some pictures of Karlstejn castles and it looks beautiful.
What would be a doable castle daytrip from Prague? Thanks.
Karlstejn, Krivoklat, Konopiste. Choose one. Information in R.S. book: Prague & the Czech Republic. You can buy it as a tour in Prague. Ask if they have Karlstejn and Krivoklat in one tour. As a tour that would be doable in one day. Or if you want it cheaper go by train to Krivoklat or Karlstejn or Benesov and from Benesov you can either walk or go by bus or take a taxi. In season they have a little tourist train (going on the road) from the train station in Benesov to Konopiste.
Thanks a lot. We would buying as a tour if they will be available in June.
HI Sally - I think going to CK would take too much time traveling since you're in Prague just a short time. Cesky is one of the most beautiful little towns I've been to in Europe though.
A suggestion from me would be to go to Terezin which is perhaps a 1 hour trip out of Prague. Terezin was a concentration camp during WWII....actually a model camp when camera were present to show the rest of the world how humanely the Jewish people where being treated. While Cesky is certainly beautiful....my visit to Terezin was a humbling experience.
A visit to Terezin will be unforgettable and you won't spend all that time in a car/bus.
We just returned from Prague. It's a city that's worthy of more than 4 days to itself.
Unless you have more days, I would suggest you just do a better job touring Prague. We took a free walking tour first day and a pub crawl tour one night. They're good ways to get your feet on the ground and learn the lay of the land.
Thanks a lot David. Yes, I think for four days , We will just spend it in Prague and do a side trip in karltsejn castle.
Getting around the region is so easy and accommodations so flexible I think everyone should be prepared to pack up and move on a day early or have an optional day trip in their back pocket. You have spent a lot to get that far and everyone's interests are different; how terrible to get some place on that one big trip and find out it really doesn't light your fire and you are still stuck there.