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The fairy tale of the southern Czechia

Private tour in Hluboka nad Vltavou

Tour Price : 310 EUR Duration : 9 hours Languages: russian, english

Hluboka castle is the richest one in decoration in the Czech Republic.

It was founded by Czech king in XIII century as a fortress and it often was given in lien.Owners of the castle changed 27 times. Among the well-known is Pernstejn family, whose representatives have arranged in 1490 pond Bezdrev, lying under the castle,it is considered the second by the square in the Czech Republic. Eminent aristocratic family from Hradec became owners in 1561.

Two years later, new owners made reconstructions from Gothic into Renaissance style. The other owner of the property in XVI century was family Malovits, who due to their belonging to the Protestants in 1619 was deprived of property. Four years later, as a reward for military services, the castle was given by the Emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg to Spanish general, Don Baltazar de Marradas. From his nephew in XVII century the castle bought Jan Adolf I Schwarzenberg. Schwarzenberg stayed in the castle until the end of 1939, when the last owner Adolf Schwarzenberg had emigrated before the arrival of the Nazis.

Schwarzenberg completely lost their property in 1947. Due to a very successful management of the estate and the extensive economic activity Schwarzenberg twice performed the reconstruction of the castle . The first one was reconstructed in the baroque style, later on in 1840-1871 extensive reconstruction was realized in the "new Gothic" style which included landscaping of the park.The castle was rebuilt under the influence of trip to England.Owners were impressed, Prince Jan Adolf II Schwarzenberg and his wife, Princess Eleanor, nee Princess of Liechtenstein. It is small copy of Windsor Castle.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 310 EUR
Duration: 9 hours
Group Size: 1-5
Languages: russian, english
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES