10 hours Cesky Krumlov Private Tour. See and learn the city of Krumlov as it was originally intended to be seen during a day-tour with a private, 5 to 6-person minivan transportation, on your own time, at your own pace. It will be worth the effort if you are in this well-known but relatively little-travelled city to follow the narrow, beautiful streets where the Renaissance architecture lines the sidewalks. See a castle built in the 1700s, and discover everything you will know about it—its interior design, artwork, history, and gossip about its furnishings.
- Visit Basel’s most popular attractions
- See Cesky Krumlov Castle with its 40 buildings, five castle courts, and park
- Stop at Saint Vitus Church built in the 13th century
- Walk the city’s ancient, narrow streets and lanes and visit an art gallery
- Enjoy the complimentary pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
- Enjoy small group experience.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Krumlov Castle is a castle on the crest of a hill in the city of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. There are five castle courtyards in total. The first castle was built in 1240 by the Witigonen family, which is the main branch of the influential Rosenberg family. The castle is currently designated as a national heritage site and acts as a major tourist attraction. The entrance fee is 320 CZK per male, or 220 CZK for seniors over 65 and children. From April 2nd to October 31st, it is accessible to tourists, every day except Monday.
Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov
The compact core of the town, which is surrounded by the Vltava river, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Period houses, churches, museums, hotels, restaurants, and cafes are all found in the area, which is linked by narrow cobblestone streets. The Castle and Svornosti square (town square), as well as the stunning Castle promenade bridge built on top of a Roman aqueduct, are all must-sees in the town. There are, of course, the regular souvenir and gift shops that appeal to visitors.
The Minorite Monastery, which has been restored, is well worth a visit. The ticket is divided into two sections: the monastery (and church) and a nearby location with objects from the collection and information about the renovations. The sculptures, statues, and frescoes are all magnificent and well-restored. Be mindful that much of the facility has a strict no-photography policy. Gardens are also fun to visit and are free to join.
St. Jost Church
The Krumlov ruler Peter I of Rosenberg founded St. Jodock’s Church and Hospital around 1330. The hospital provided basic medical services to the town’s sick and poor residents. The original church was restored by the architect Dominic Cometta between 1594 and 1599, and a tower was constructed next to it at the same time.
The new church was dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and it was given to the Protestants of esk Krumlov by Krumlov ruler Peter Vok of Rosenberg. He also planned to have a tomb constructed in the church for himself and his wife, Kateina of Ludanice. Peter Vok was buried in the family tomb in the monastery of Vy Brod after the plan was abandoned. The church was restored to the Catholics after his death and re-consecrated to St. Jodock.
The church tower was remodeled in the Baroque style in 1765, but it was abolished and eventually rebuilt into a residential house as part of Emperor and Bohemian King Joseph II’s reforms in 1788. The hospital remained operational until 1922.
The narrow cobbled street are the part of the old town and they are lined with medieval houses. Nothing has changed here over time and a walk along the street is a great way to travel back in time to the medieval ages. It is a great way to relax and unwind.
Church of St. Vitus
Entrance to Church of St. Vitus is free and it is was very silent and serene during our visit. The inside is fairly dark, but it creates authentic atmosphere on how it must have felt when it was build. You can take great photos from the back of the church.
Former Jesuit Seminary
The building now houses the regional museum, which houses an impressive collection of clothing, artifacts, and knowledge about the surrounding area, spanning prehistoric times to the post-Communist period. The tour takes less than an hour, and the highlight is an 18th-century wooden model of the old city. This alone is worth the admission price! The more recent history is less visually appealing, but it tells a fascinating (to a history buff) tale of what happened in the area from WWI to today. It’s well worth the trip.
The small medieval square is surrounded by period buildings. The square is home to a simple Plague column, a fountain and the Town hall. The square surrounded by cafes and restaurants making it a great place to relax and unwind in a medieval setting.
This concludes our 10 hours Cesky Krumlov Private Tour.