Staying in Prague for a few days in mid-December we decided to look for a day out, mainly to view the countryside of Bohemia and Moravia. The number of options available were, surprisingly, quite limited and as the former concentration camp at Theresienstadt seemed hardly festive the UNESCO site of Cesky Krumlov effectively chose itself. The operator Prague Bus Tours were well organised and the itinerary went ahead as published. The guide was very knowledgeable with, helpfully, excellent English and was always accommodating to his small (5) group of visitors. Cesky Krumlov is some two and a half hours drive south of Prague and is a medieval town situated on a bend on the River Vlatava. There is a substantial and impressive castle overlooking the town. Unfortunately being December most of the interior of the castle was closed for the winter. The was some recompense for this in that there was a small Christmas market in the main square and the gluhwein was excellent. also closed were the large castle gardens - so perhaps it would be better to visit the town between April and October!
Our guide no service mind. We ask she about a bottle water and wifi she answer like she annoyed us. The bottle water and wifi is include the Price but wifi not working and we didn't get a water after 1 hours on the bus. So we ask coz we need to know we must buy water by my self or not. She not answer. When the bus stop at gas station we bought water but after passenger get on the bus she will give the bottle water for us. For What???? If you include the water bottle in price you must tell guide give it to traveler after everybody get in the bus. The bus driver is very good he nice, Friendly.
The town of Cesky Krumlov is amazing but if I had to do it over I would not take this tour. First we were late getting out of Prague. Then we lost we lost valuable time on the tour because a couple people were missing and had to wait for them to appear again. My advice: visit this lovely town but do at your own pace without a guide.
First of all the tour guide was terrible. Bad english and worst Spanish. Not sympathetic. We speak both languages. The tour is over 5 hours drive and you spend 1 hr in tour. Not worth it. Lunch was horrible serve in broken plates. Cemsky is a beautiful place that merits a good motivator tour guide and let the people eat lunch at leisure and spend more time in Cemsky. For the expensive price our expectations where not met. You could see across the table the broken... yes with missing plates pieces, and a lot of leftover food. We asked for water and they serve tab water. If you could spend 3 hours in Cemsky with a good tour guide, then the tour is worth it and no lunch Inluded. Viator management..., please take note.
Pick up at our hotel was right on time. (although other guests from our hotel made our departure 15 minutes late thus making us run behind schedule the entire morning at no fault of the driver). The actual trip to Cesky Krumlov was VERY long. The ride there and back took the most part of the day. Our guide was very monotone with no sense of humor. She only gave us scripted information. The trip was an English speaking trip that was conducted over 60% of the time in all SPANISH because one person on the trip did not understand English. The castle and the village were enjoyable but we had a total of 25 minutes that we were given to walk around on our own. We would not do this trip again.