Thanks to its sumptuousness and the beauty of its interiors, the Hluboká chateau is probably the most stunning of the surprising number of Czech and Moravian chateaus. It was reconstructed in the 19th century in a Neo-Gothic style by Eleonore of Schwarzenberg, who wished to make it into a mini replica of the Windsor chateau. Visitors can admire truly luxurious interiors, mostly richly inlaid with various kinds of wood, parlours boasting endless works of art from various periods and countries, a splendid library, as well as an armoury. Also, the surroundings of the chateau are exceptionally beautiful, as the chateau is located on a hill and surrounded by an English-style park. Tours are available from January to December.
Třeboň is a picturesque town in the midst of Southern Bohemia, adjoining the largest Czech pond, named Svět (World). During a short walk along its dam, the landscape mirrors the blue of the sky with the blue of the ponds. Carp became the symbol of Třeboň, the center of the Czech fish-pond industry since the Middle Ages. Its charming square, sporting Renaissance and Baroque facades neighbors a Renaissance chateau that was the seat of two of the most important Czech aristocratic families; the Rosenbergs and Schwarzenbergs. The slender tower of St. Giles church announces your arrival at Třeboň. The adjoining Augustinian monastery holds unexpected surprises: a series of mediaeval frescoes and the stunning limestone Madonna of Třeboň, part of a series of highly valued Bella Madonnas.
Holašovice (a UNESCO site) is a village that appears to have been cheerfully painted into a landscape full of greenery and blue ponds. It is formed by a small village-center enclosed by houses. Their facades are decorated with fanciful stucco decorations based on folk motifs. We will make a short stop here, because Holašovice is both a great photo opportunity and a place to rest our minds a bit.
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THIS TRIP, ACCOMPANIED BY YOUR PRIVATE GUIDE, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO VISIT THE FOLLOWING SIGHTS:
The tour includes the Rosenberg Renaissance interiors. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, these Lords of the Rose were among the most powerful aristocratic families in Bohemia. Tours are available from April through October.
The price of the tour includes the cost of transportation and guide services. We calculated the listed basic price for transportation using a luxury minivan for the minimal duration of the tour. Please add 15 € or $20 for every additional hour.
|Hluboká - Holašovice - Třeboň – minimal duration = 10 hours / minivan*|
|Minivan 1-3 people + guide||360 € = $440|
|Minivan 4-7 people + guide||380 € = $465|
*Alternate modes of transportation are available for this tour by train or bus. The price is considerably lower than using the minivan. We’ll be happy to provide you with a tailor-made calculation.
Why is there a surcharge for a longer tour? Occasionally the tour is prolonged in order to visit a particular monument or allow more free time. In any case, all of this depends on your desires.
Entries to the monuments form a rather small part of the overall cost of your trip. You will pay for them separately and directly. We will include information about entry costs in our e-mail communication.
IN THE FOLLOWING FORM, WE WILL BE ALSO ASKING YOU ABOUT:
Which of the above sights highlighted with a mark would you like to visit inside, beyond the scope of the basic walking tour? You will be asked to pay for entries to the sights directly on spot to their respective box offices.