Czech Village Kouřim and Český Šternberk castle

Historical ancestral residences of Bohemia

Tour Itinerary

A day tour

An hour drive from Prague southeast towards green Highlands bordering Bohemia and Moravia will take you to an open air museum of life on a Czech village in the past, vernacular culture and architecture in Kouřim, the only museum in the CR focusing on various ethographic regions of the country. The exhibition offers uniquely preserved rural buildings, objects of everyday life of our ancestors and presents living and long-forgotten traditions of the Czech ethnic group.
Later in the day we will continue another half an hour towards one of the oldest dwelling of old Czech Aristocracy, fairytale castle Český Šternberk. We will visit richly furnished interiors of the castle which has been owned by the same family for 20 generations. We can not avoid having lunch in restaurant below the Castle during our ancestry journey through the Czech countryside.

A walk through old Czech village and rural museum

After picking you up at the hotel/ apartment of your stay in Prague, we will drive less than an hour southwest towards one of the oldest Czech royal cities, Kouřim. There we will walk through the exposition of the Czech village museum and rural architecture. For those who have their ancestors from Bohemia, this tour will be interesting in terms of understanding the way of life their ancestors led. You will see and learn what they ate, what objects they used, and what traditions they maintained during the year.

Czech nobility and their settlements

An integral part of Czech history is the nobility, which for centuries owned most of Bohemia and built larger and smaller settlements in the Czech landscape, which today we can still admire and learn about our national history. Český Šternberk Castle is one of them and offers a view of the living rooms of the aristocratic Šternberk family, acquaints with the fates of its members to the present day, because the castle is still in the family's possession.

Lunch at a local restaurant

When wandering through Czech history, we will not forget the pleasure of our senses and have lunch in a local restaurant directly below the castle, famous for its traditional Czech cuisine.
After a good lunch we will set off on an hour's journey back to Prague.

Specification of basic option

Location
Southeast of Prague
Duration
7 hours
Type
Walking, partly driving (walking interiors of Museum in Kouřim and Český Šternberk Castle, driving between sites and transport both ways)
Activity Level
Moderate
Availability
From April to October, except of Mondays
Ancestry related Tour, History Tour, Museum/Culture, First Time Visitor, Food Tour, Customize Your Tour

What is included

Service of a guide for seven hours.
Transport by a private vehicle (Transportation provided by a fully airconditioned, clean car or a van comfortable for long distance driving.
In case of a larger group transportation will be provided by a small bus.
Driver is fully licensed and english speaking professional. 
Price includes fuel, toll and parking fees. Amount of travelers changes the price of the tour).

What is extra

Entrance fee to Museum in Kouřim and Český Šternberk Castle (310 CZK/14,5 USD basic fee per adult person)
Lunch and refreshments along the way
Personal expences

Customisation

This tour can be customised according to your requirements:
Certain monument or interior you do not want to miss can be added to your tour itinerary. Please specify in the comments in the Inquiry form.
Transportation by private vehicle on request. Transportation provided by a fully airconditioned van (Ford or Mercedes) where you are getting enought space and comfort for long distance driving. In case of a larger group transportation will be provided by a small bus. Driver is a fully licensed and english speaking . Price includes fuel, toll and parking fees.
Usage of an electric mobility scooter on request (how many scooters)
Lenght of the tour (how many hours you would like to spend on the tour)
Amount of travellers – larger group changes the price of the tour

Price

Basic walking option:
Tour 1 to 2 Persons   CZK8,400 / USD388 
Tour 3 to 6 Persons   CZK9,200  / USD425 
(prices are calculated in CZK, for equivalent in USD check the current rate)
The price for basic option doesn't hide any other fees or payments.
In case of customisation the price will be fixed after submitting all required information.
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Payment Method

Credit card via Paypal (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX)
There are no hidden fees; indicated prices show the total amount for the basic personal or group option.

Inquiry form

For different amount of travelers use customization box
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