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Duration 9 hours
Available languages
With other people
Number of people
Included Monuments Admission | Transfer | audioguide
Mobile voucher accepted
Subject to availability
When All Day

Highlights

* Discover two magnificent Czech monuments connected with two important figures in Central European history: Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Emperor Charles IV.
* The price includes minibus to and from the destination, departing from Prague and admission to Konopiště Chateau and Karlštejn Castle. The excursion is arranged by one of our partner firms.
* The accompanying guide always conducts the tour in English, with subsequent translation into two another languages, i.e. French, Italian, German or Spanish, depending on the tour group.
* At both attractions, tours of the interiors are conducted by local guides in English or in Czech.
* Audio-guides are available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Main description

Konopiště Chateau was constructed in the 18th century, replacing a Gothic stronghold. The gradual remodelling transformed the building into a romantic chateau with luxurious interiors. In 1887, Franz Ferdinand d’Este, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, purchased the property, turning Konopiště into a magnificent residence. He regularly spent time there until he was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.

Karlštejn Castle is linked with another historical figure, Emperor Charles IV, who had the fortress built in the 14th century to house the crown jewels.

At Konopiště Chateau you can choose from 2 guided tours:
* Tour I: Rooms in the South Wing: ceremonial and other chambers: Pink Salon, Dining Room, bedroom, Franz Ferdinand’s collection of hunting trophies, and a wonderful collection of period furniture, paintings, and porcelain.
* Tour II: Rooms in the North Wing: Armoury (the Konopiště collection of weapons and armoury is one of the largest in Central Europe), Smoking Room, Library, the Archduke’s personal lift, Chapel, and others.

At Karlštejn, you’ll visit the historic interiors of the Imperial Palace and the first floor of the Marian Tower (Knights Hall with St Nicholas Chapel, Deanery interiors, Emperor’s Bedchamber, Audience Hall, Banquet Hall, Royal Hall of Ancestors, Treasury and former prison).

Before you go

* Departure from Prague at 9:30
* Please be at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before departure.
* The price does not include lunch, which participants arrange at their own expense. Meals or snacks can be purchased during the 90-minute free time.

Let’s meet there:

Wenceslas Square Václavské náměstí 825/27 Praha 1 – Nové Město 110 00

Special conditions of cancellation

Cancellation more than 24 hours before excursion: full refund.
Cancellation less than 24 hours: no refund.

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