Castle Konopište

256 01 Бенешов, Чехия
from/per person 223.00
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Tour from Prague to Castle Konopište

In the romanticizing reconstruction of the palatial residence of the heir to the Austrian throne Franz Ferdinand d’Este, nothing was left to chance. The chateau was equipped with all the creature comforts of the time – flushing toilets, a lift, central heating and electricity generated by its own hydroelectric plant. The archduke lived there happily with his family, at arm’s length from the outside world. The idyll ended with his assassination in Sarajevo in 1914, where he died along with his beloved wife.

What’s so unusual about Konopište castle?

In Czech terms, it is an unusual castle. Built in the late 13th century on the model of French castle fortresses, it was protected by seven massive towers, which formed a separate fortress, and it had five gates and two drawbridges. Even though it was considered one of the strongest in the Kingdom of Bohemia, it was looted by Swedish troops during the Thirty Years’ War.

Franz Ferdinand's passion

Franz Ferdinand d’Este was an avid hunter and a passionate art collector. He amassed everything he could with the motif of St. George – pipes, coins, weapons, swords, vessels, banners, tombstones, sculptures, paintings. He wanted to outdo the king of England, who had the same hobby and to whom he liked to boast about his collection. His assassination defeated this aim.

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Beginning of the tour at 9:00am.
The tour lasts 10 hours.
Meeting point
We will pick you up at the hotel and return you at the end of the tour.
After booking the tour, please provide the following information by e-mail to
– the name of your hotel;
– The exact time when you would like to start the journey.
In which days the tour is possible
The tour is possible on any day of your choice.
Price and payment terms
For a reservation you will need only to fill the booking form on our website.
The payment for the tour, please prepare in advance before the start of the trip and transfer to the driver.
The price for a place for an individual tour is indicated in Euros and depends on the number of tickets booked:
Number of seatsPrice in Euro per person
1 522351
5 155124
15 202419
What is included in the tour price
– renting a vehicle with a driver;
– transport costs (payment of road charges, fuel, parking);
– transfer during the tour from the hotel;
– accommodation and meals for the driver (for tours more than one day).
What is not included in the tour price
– entrance tickets to tourist destinations;
– tour guide services (paid additionally at your request in the process of booking);
– your accommodation at the hotel (for tours longer than 1 day).