|Suitable season for visit||summer||Difficulty||tourists, families with children|
|Length of trip||All-day trip||Boat route||190 km|
|Price includes||Return transport Prague – Český Krumlov, lunch, entrance fee to castle, river rafting + all equipment, guide|
Prices start at € 155
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Start: Prague – from your hotel, 9 a.m.
From Prague, we travel southwards. On this trip, experience an adventurous day and enjoy the natural beauty of the South Bohemian region on a rafting trip down the Vltava River. Later, you will have the opportunity of exploring Český Krumlov, which is a UNESCO-listed town. See the most famous sights, such as the Church of St. Vitus, Český Krumlov Castle and the medieval town centre.
The Southern Bohemian district town of Český Krumlov is beautifully situated on both banks of the upper Vltava. Český Krumlov consists of a unique, completely preserved medieval townscape, with winding cobbled lanes and many ancient buildings.
The main square with the tall Plague Column, surrounded by handsome Renaissance houses, is the centre of the Old Town, which is enclosed within a hairpin bend of the Vltava. Latrán district, the oldest part of the town is on the far side of the river, and was originally the lower part of the Castle. Immediately to the right is St. Jost Church, which was renovated in the 16th century and closed at the end of the 18th century. Beyond it, on the right, a street called Nové město (New Town) leads to the Brewhouse (originally 16th century), formerly the arsenal of the Rožmberk family. From St. Jost Church, the Castle Steps (Zámecké Schody) lead up the Castle, perched high above the Vltava (Zámek; the largest in Bohemia after Prague Castle). At the lower Latrán Gate is a moat in which live bears are kept. The uppermost corridor of the bridge leads to the Castle Gardens. An open-air theatre (1958), with a revolving auditorium seating 500, is located here.
River Rafting Excursion
We depart from Branná camp, where we will be provided with all the necessary equipment. This comprises either a two-seater canoe or a six-seater raft, paddles, life jackets and waterproof containers for your personal belongings. We then paddle down the Vltava River to Český Krumlov. The journey takes about 3.5 hours, during which you will experience the true Bohemian spirit. On the way, we stop at one of the riverside bars and refresh ourselves with local beer and food. Upon arrival in Český Krumlov, the town tour will commence.
What to take on the rafting trip:
- Passport and health insurance card,
- Firm closed waterproof shoes with non-slip soles,
- Fast-drying clothing. Pullovers or jeans are not recommended,
- An additional change of dry clothing,
- Anorak/ jacket,
- High-factor sunblock,
- Sunglasses and spectacles if worn, always on a cord for safety,
- Raincoat or waterproof clothing,
- An adequate supply of fluids to prevent dehydration,
- Waterproof camera.