10.trip: KONOPIŠTĚ Castle, ČESKÝ ŠTERNBERK Castle, SÁZAVA Monastery

We invite you to private tour of the wonderful Konopiště Castle and its surroundings, seat of a successor to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand d’Este. Then to lunch in the stylish restaurant Stará Myslivna with delicious meals (mainly wild game), tour of Český Šternberk castle, which is still owned by its original owner, and finally a place of pilgrimage of St. Procopius – former Sázava monastery founded in 11th century.

  • Tour Konopiště Chateau, once the private residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at the chateau’s Stará Myslivna restaurant
  • Explore Český Šternberk castle, founded in 1241
  • Visit the Sázava Monastery, a pilgrimage site of Saint Prokop

Duration 9 hours

On this full-day private tour you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Prague around 08:45 for at 45-minute drive through the landscape of central Bohemia en route to Konopiště Chateau.

Begin by exploring the residence of the successor to the emperor of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1914 in Sarajevo, marking the beginning of WWI. The chateau was constructed in 1294, and transformed into a Baroque residence in the 18th century. In 1887 it was purchased and rebuilt by Franz Ferdinand d’Este, and its surroundings were transformed into a landscaped park. 

In 1921 the chateau changed hands yet again and became the property of the state, and it was opened to the public. Explore the interior and the gardens as well. Following your tour you’ll enjoy a meal in the restaurant on site, Stará Myslivna, which specializes in delicious game dishes.

Enjoy the 30-minute drive to Český Šternberk castle, an important monument for over 760 years. Founded in 1241 it has been rebuilt a couple of times, and has remained in the hands of the original family for over 20 generations. Experience the different eras through the styles represented here, including Rococo, Biedermeier, Empire, and Baroque.

Afterwards you’ll depart for the former Sázava Monastery. It was founded in the 11th century, rebuilt, and eventually closed down by Emperor Josef II. Today you can admire various architecture styles and noteworthy details, such as the library with medieval manuscripts written in Old Slavonic, Latin, and Czech, and the facsimile of the Reims Evangeliary.

Transfer back to Prague for an estimated drop off at around 19:00.


PRICE of trip 105,- EUR / pers ( adult 16-80 )
PRICE of trip  95,- EUR / pers ( child 6 – 15 )


– less and more than 4 persons – individual calculation

– If you require a guide, specify it and we will prepare individual price calculation.

  • On all the sights local guides are available and if they can’t speak in your requested language, prepared texts in your language will be provided.
    And of course, we will provide basic information about the trip, sights, and the Czech Republic in written form, possibly accompanied by audio recordings.

Source:

Státní zámek Konopiště http://www.zamek-konopiste.cz/fotogalerie/zamek-a-zamecky-park/exteriery/
Státní zámek Konopiště http://www.zamek-konopiste.cz/fotogalerie/zamek-a-zamecky-park/interiery
Státní zámek Konopiště http://www.zamek-konopiste.cz/fotogalerie/ruzova-zahrada/
Restaurace Stará Myslivna http://www.staramyslivna.com/exterier/interier.html
Restaurace Stará Myslivna http://www.staramyslivna.com/interier-exterier/exterier.html
Hrad Český Šternberk http://www.hradceskysternberk.cz/hrad-okoli.php
Hrad Český Šternberk http://www.hradceskysternberk.cz/hrad-expozice.php
Klášter Sázava http://www.klaster-sazava.cz/fotogalerie/fotogalerie-i/