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Karlstejn Castle: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Tour from Prague

Product ID: 851
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Discover the 14th century Karlestejn Castle, one of the most impressive and most visited Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Just a short drive from Prague, learn how Karlestejn Castle was founded by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Karlestejn Castle
  • Drive through the picturesque countryside from Prague
  • See the Great Tower, the Marian Tower and the Well Tower
  • View the Imperial Palace and the Burgrave's Palace
Full description
Leave Prague behind and travel back to the 14th century with our tour to Karlestejn Castle, one of the most impressive Gothic castles in the Czech Republic. As you drive through the picturesque countryside, arrive at Karlestejn Castle, in the middle of dense forests not far from the capital.

Founded by the Emperor Charles IV, Karlestejn Castle became a treasury for the crown jewels and holy relics. Dominating the hilltop is the 60 meter high and separately fortified Great Tower built upon the massive walls that houses the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

From there, you can step down to the Marian Tower, the five-storied Imperial Palace and come to the Well Tower and Burgrave's Palace located at the lowest level. After your guided tour, return to Prague.
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee to Karlstejn Castle
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance fee to the Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Národní 38, Nové Město, 110 00 Prauge.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The castle is located on a hill about a 2 kilometer walk from the parking lot
• Children under 11 years old are entitled to a child ticket
• Students under 26 years old are entitled to a student ticket with an ISIC card
• The pickup service is only available for bookings made at least 24 hours before the tour date
• If you book your tour with less than 24 hours notice you must come to the meeting point
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Overall rating
3.6 / 5
based on 61 reviews
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Product ID: 851