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Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague

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    What to Expect
    Depart central Prague by air-conditioned coach and travel south through scenic central Bohemia to the medieval town of Benesov, the site of Konopiste Castle.

    Hear about the history of the 3-story residence, first built in 1280. Learn how it was transformed into a Baroque-style chateau in the late 1700s, before becoming residence to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1887, whose assassination in 1914 in Sarajevo sparked World War I.

    After roughly 40 minutes on the road, head inside and enjoy a guided tour of the richly gilded 19th-century interiors.  Admire the wood-paneled chambers used as private apartments by the Archduke, and discover how, as a keen hunter, he had Konopiste remodeled into a luxurious hunting lodge.

    See his hunting trophies displayed on the walls, and view the magnificent collections of medieval weaponry, paintings and tapestries. Hear about the daily rituals of the Archduke and his wife and children as you tour, and then skip forward to the 21st century as you hear how Konopiste was used as a location in the 2006 movie The Illusionist.

    Later, head into the gardens. Step out around the Rose Garden, terraces and lawns dotted with statues and glasshouses, to admire the setting and savor the tranquil atmosphere.

    Afterward, return to Prague by coach, where your tour finishes at the start point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Národní 38, 110 00 Praha-Nové Město, Czechia
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by comfortable coach
    • Admission to the castle
    • Entry/Admission - Konopiste Castle
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour price is a bit steep, as it was only a few hours . A short journey from the centre. Could have added a few more hours... Wouldn’t recommend. Make your own way to the castle.
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    Response from GrayLinePrague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
    Responded Sep. 4, 2018
    Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your review and opinion. We with you good days Sincerely Team of Gray Line Czech republic
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    We got great commentary/info on the history of the castle/area, in addition about more recent history about life under and after commmunism. The castle itself and tours are also well done and organized. Highly recommended.
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    Response from GrayLinePrague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Konopiste Castle Half-Day Trip from Prague
    Responded Nov. 9, 2017
    Dear James, Thank you for the beautiful review of our city tour with interiors of the Prague Castle. We hope that your stay in Prague was pleasant and you will want to come back again. We wish you beautiful autumn days Sincerely Team of Gray Line Czech Republic
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    • Duration: 4h
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