Begin with pickup at your hotel in Prague, then travel to Karlštejn Castle in an air-conditioned coach that’s comfortable and Wi-Fi equipped. Leave the city behind as you drive into a scenic landscape of villages, hills, and fields. En route to the castle, the guide will share the basics of Karlštejn Castle’s history, and what to look for upon arrival.
Walk a short distance uphill to the castle, then start the hour-long Karlštejn Castle tour: the fortifications were founded in 1348, and have survived sieges, fire, and wars. Find out how the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire arrived in the castle for safekeeping, then about the later arrival of the Bohemian crown jewels. Learn the castle’s secret weak point that lies beneath the hill, and about the Swedes that finally captured the castle in 1648.
After touring the castle, return to the coach for the trip back to Prague, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.