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Bohemian Switzerland National Park
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our trip to Czech would never be completed without visiting this stunning park. It was literately breathtaking... So lucky that we got there by the sunset and in an autumn day. Best timming!!!

In case you want to go by public transport from Praha (Prague) within a day, here are my tips for you:

1. The train from Praha (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) to Decin takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. You can buy tickets or check the train time online. It costs about £5 - £6.5/ single ticket.

2. Then take the bus no. 434 from Decin to Hrensko village (direction Mezná). We had to wait quite long for the bus, I reckon there was only one bus in an hour. It takes about 20 minutes to Hrensko village.
* If you want to go straight away to the Pravcicka gate, I think you can get off at the 3rd stop after Hrensko village. It's the stop right at the starting point of the hike to Pracvicka gate from which it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to hike up to the top. Otherwise, you will need to walk about 45 minutes extra from the village.
* However, if you get off at Hrensko village, you can also take the Edmund Gorge & Wild Gorge Boat Tour for just £2.5/ way. You can find more information by searching for Hrensko village website.

Make sure you have enough time to do both the boat tour and the hike to Pravcicka gate. It takes a full day to do both.

Bear in your mind that the most tricky thing on the way back to waiting for the bus from the village to Decin. We got off the hiking trail around 6:45pm. It was quite dark so we decided to walk back to the village rather than waiting for the bus in the dark without knowing when there would be one (our phones were out of battery so we couldn't check). No matter how desperately you wave the bus driver, he will not stop if you are not at the bus stop. It was about bitter experience. We were 50 meters away from the bus stop, trying to wave the driver but just got his ignorance, then had to wait for another 1.5 hours. I am not sure about the time for the last bus from the village to Decin but we took one at 8:25pm. Taxi is quite hard to get from the village.

10  Thank teddy_1810
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Matthias and Martin were great guides, fun, helpful and knew their facts. It rained for most of the day, but they were undaunted and encouraged us.

Had the best day.
We had a lot of fun and the sights were outstanding. Spectacular!

The weather cleared towards the end of the day and we had a magical river cruise.

It was a strenuous day though. But really worth the effort.

I suggest on the website that information should include wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. And carry a backpack with items to cater for a range of weather types.
Also you should be fit and healthy to walk many kilometers and many flights of stairs.

I highly recommend this tour group and visiting this area.

2  Thank PenelopeC2002
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked this small group tour with Viator when we were planning a tour in Prague. At first we thought it’s a bit pricey but thought it was worth it nawong from the inclusions . Jan from Cayman tours picked us from the hotel at 7 am. We were in a mini van with 3 tourists, the driver and the tour guide/owner. Jan was warm and oriented is on what to expect as written in the itinerary. First stop is about 1.5 hrs from Prague, we didn’t mind as it was an early pick up so we had a chance to take a nap along the way. Then we got to our first stop just before 9, at the Saxon Switzerland National Park when there few tourists yet. We had a better chance to take better photos as we can since the tour buses didn’t arrive yet. Jan is well versed and learned at what he does and make sure to interact with us. Then we left for The Bohemian part of the trip which was just less than 30 min drive as we heard back to Czech from the Germany border.
The hike heading up to the top part of Pravcicka brána was a good moderate 2 km walk/hike in our comfortable shoes. We got to the summit in less than 30 mins and boy...the view was amazing and of course a free drink of anything you want before coming down for lunch. We got a Czech dark Budweiser that quenched our thirsts.
Coming down was a bit easier and got to eat past 1. Lunch was another nice treat with good local food, drink and the company of nice people around.
The gorge part was exciting too, more time to explore nature and rain forest . The dinghy rose to cross to the other man made river bank was just 20 mins. Jan filled us with funny, interesting optical visions around as to make us not get bored .
We reached to our hotel just before 7 pm, very satisfied and quite much of amazing experiences.
Viator has a good description of what is inclusive in this trip.
Kudos to Jan Cerny of Cayman Travel , tour guide/owner!

5  Thank DonnaZB
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We took the Edmund Gorge boat ride starting from Menza to Hrensko. The descent to the dock was steep and on rocky steps which made it laborious. But once you reach the bottom, it's an easy flat trail to the dock. As it was about 5pm, the sun was low and the beautiful sunlight shone through the trees beautifully. Shrouded in mist, the boat ride was magical and worth the trip. Paid 6 Euros for 2.

2  Thank Regina H
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visit to Prague is incomplete without visiting Bohemian Switzerland National Park. We took guided tour by North Hikers from prague and they organized everything with perfection. Its amazing natural beauty there and note toi mention it is not very much crowded. We did hiking in lush green jungle and boating experience was also memorable. No doubt it will cut you from rest of the world and exceptionally soothing.

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