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Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague

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Overview

Take time out from Prague to visit one of the Czech Republic’s most interesting castles: Konopiste. The last home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose 1914 assassination sparked World War I, this picturesque chateau-castle is a window into his life and times. Tour the grand chambers, halls, shooting gallery, and armory, and admire the ornamental gardens. This private 5-hour trip includes time for shopping and lunch (own expense), plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Private 5-hour trip to Konopiste Castle from Prague
  • Tour the chateau-style castle, the last home of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • View the grand chambers, armory, shooting hall, and more
  • Stroll around the rose garden, sculptures, and greenhouses in the parkland
  • Shop and have lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant
  • Entrance fees, private Mercedes transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Flexible itinerary and undivided attention from a private guide
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Professional guide
Transport by private Mercedes Benz vehicle and driver
Bottled water in the car
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your private guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel or a place of your choice in Prague. Tour ends at your hotel or a place of your choice in the city center.

Airports

  • Václav Havel Airport Prague, Aviatická, 161 00 Praha 6, Czechia


Departure Time

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11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
After pickup at your Prague hotel, travel by air-conditioned Mercedes through the picturesque countryside to Konopiste Castle. Let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more of: your private tour comes with a flexible itinerary.

On route, listen as your guide sheds light on Konopiste’s history. Originally a 13th-century Gothic fortification, the castle was redesigned as a baroque-style chateau before becoming home to Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the late 19th century. The heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Archduke was assassinated in 1914, lighting the touchpaper for WWI.

After roughly an hour, arrive at Konopiste and enjoy a tour of the interiors. Explore the Archduke’s wood-paneled private chambers and halls, as you hear about his life. See the deer antlers and shooting gallery with its moving targets — he was a keen hunter — and view other highlights including the Obbizi-d’Este armory, an extensive collection of medieval weaponry. Then, stroll around the parkland to admire the rose gardens, sculptures, and glasshouses.

After free time for shopping, get your guide’s recommendations on local restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional Czech lunch (own expense). Your tour concludes back at the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Konopiste Castle
Originally a Gothic Castle in the French style, founded in the year 1300, it was rebuilt in the first half of the 16th century into a chateau. After 1889, it became the seat of Franz Ferdinand d´Este, the Habsburg Crown Prince, who had Konopiste modified to its present appearance. The interiors are richly decorated with furniture, paintings, glassware, and porcelain, as well as Ferdinand's private items - mainly hunting trophies. Of highest importance though is the famous d´Este armory - featuring the largest exhibition of Renaissance arms in Europe, including an extensive collection of historical weapons and armors.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Continental Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Konopiste Castle Tour from Prague?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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