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From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

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Activity provider: Bohemia Adventures

From Prague: Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland Scenic Tour

Activity provider: Bohemia Adventures

From US$ 166.51 per person

Traveling from Prague, discover the photogenic natural wonders of the Bohemian and Saxon National park in Switzerland. Explore the Pravcicka Gate, sail on a gondola-style boat on the Kamenice River Gorge and visit the Narnia film set at Bastei Bridge.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Slovak, Spanish, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Russian
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you between 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. in your hotel lobby or accommodation. Please provide the address you’d like to be picked up from in the notes when booking.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the largest sandstone arch in Europe, used for the Narnia movie
  • Visit Bastei rock formation with Elbe canyon views
  • Enjoy an all inclusive full day trip in a small group to the very top spots of National Park
  • Taste the flavors of tradtional with a Czech lunch
Full description

Escape the busy city of Prague and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature on this highlights tour of the Bohemian and Saxon National park. 

Visit sites that have been declared a ‘European Destination of Excellence’ for their exceptional beauty, enjoy the most photogenic natural creations of the National Park, and enjoy walks and moderate hikes in the most preserved parts of the park.

Visit the most popular natural attraction in Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Pravcicka Gate, famous for being Europe’s largest sandstone arch. The site was used as a filming location for the movie Narnia, and there’s no escaping the Gate’s magical qualities. 

Mysterious and inspiring, the gate is hidden deep in the woods and this impressive symbol of the National park stands 21 meters tall, leaving all the spectators in admiration.

The next stop is lunch which caters to vegetarians, vegans, and meat lovers alike. Enjoy a traditional Czech meal at a stunning stone house that was built on the stream in 1905 by German workers. 

This newly renovated restaurant will surprise you with an amazing steampunk-style interior, which is decorated with gears, rivets, and a huge clock with visible gears and the sound of mechanics.

Your last stop is Bastei n the Saxon part of the National Park. The Bastei rock formation has plenty of viewpoints over the Elbe canyon on the right bank of the river Elbe. Walk across the famous sandstone bridge that connects Bastei and explore the ruins of the old Neurathen rock castle.

Includes
  • First zone of the National Park
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Informative, friendly and experienced guide
  • Snack pack and water for the day
  • Tasty traditional Czech lunch (main course and drink)
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 riders for more personalized attention
  • Modern A/C transportation with WIFI
  • Gratuities

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You have booked a tour option that is designed for active people who are used to outdoor activities. The hiking distance is 10 km or 6 miles in a forest on a partially rugged terrain. That includes a 1.5 hour long hike (walking with no special gear required) to reach the Pravcicka Gate monument. Overcoming some stone stairs during the tour is necessary to reach the highlights. The pace of the tour will be moderate for someone who is used to hike and can be very challenging for some first-time hikers. We do not recommend taking this tour in case you are ongoing a healing time with your ankle, leg, knee etc
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Everything about this tour was well organised from pick-up to drop off. Everything ran on time and very smoothly. Christina our tour guide on the day was very friendly and knowledgable! There was only two of us on our tour day and so we had a more personal experience. Choose Christina : -)

October 8, 2022

Guide picked us up on time at our hotel. The guide was polite and explained the entire day to us. We had a small group (only 4 of us) The drive was 2hrs from Prague to the park. Once we got to the park we hiked (the most strenuous part of the day) very up and down steep stairs. We took a gondola ride, the guide for the boat spoke in German but our guide translated. After the boat ride we climbed back up the mountain and to the parking lot. We stopped for the bathroom and afterwords went to the restaurant for lunch. Transitional Czech Food. After lunch we heading to the Bastei Bridge and it was well worth all the stairs. The views and history are amazing. Lots of pictures to document out day. After the bridge we stopped for the bathroom and headed out. The ride back everyone took a nice long nap! I would 100% recommend this tour.

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October 4, 2022

Me and my four friends did the trip to Bastei and Bohemiam National Park. It was an amazing experience. It's a 7km hike, but it's really easy and fun when you have good company. Ash is a top notch guide, that made the trip really special. He and his dog, Benji, took us to see some amazing sights, both in Czech Republic and Germany. We will probably return for the winter trip so that Ash can teach us how to snowboard

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September 27, 2021

Product ID: 224523