Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews

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Departs: Prague, Prague

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Immerse yourself in the nature of Northern Bohemia on this day trip to Bohemian - Saxon Switzerland National Park. This small-group tour takes you north of Prague to the border of the Czech Republic and Germany and puts you smack in the middle of Central Europe's most beautiful landscapes.

Sail on a gondola-style boat down the river, gawk at the views offered by the Bastei rock formation or hike up to the Pravcicka Gate, the largest sandstone arch on the continent.

Spend a day away from crowds and the hustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of Bohemian - Saxon Switzerland National Park.

See Pravcicka Gate, experience breathtaking rock formation Bastei Bridge, sail in Gorges of Kamenice or feel like in the Narnia movie (depending on selected tour option).

Enjoy a delicious a lá carte lunch in a local Czech hotel restaurant (also vegetarian and vegan options).

Let us show you the region where we grew up and we are proud to be part of.

What's Included

A friendly & fun Guide with professional driver certificate and trained in first aid for your safety

Á la carte lunch (main course and drink)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Basic gear rental (raincoats, hiking sticks, gloves, backpack etc.)

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Small-group tour with local guide


WiFi on board

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 100

Additional Info

  • Dietary requirements can be easily accommodated
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Dietary requirements can be easily accommodated
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Nove Mesto (New Town)
We will pick you up at your accommodation in Prague city center.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bohemian Switzerland National Park
Your tour combines visit of several national park highlights depending on selected Tour Option (important). Main highlights to choose from are The Pravcicka Gate, the Gorges of Kamenice river and the Bastei bridge. PLEASE CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOUR OPTION TO PICK YOUR SITES.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Pravcicka brana - Sokoli hnizdo
*DEPENDING ON SELECTED TOUR OPTION* The biggest natural sandstone arch in Europe - that is the Pravcicka Gate. To hike there you will walk some 6 KM in total in a moderate pace. Your reward will be amazing views from many cliff-like viewpoints near the Gate with a view onto Gate itself.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Czech - Saxon Switzerland
The Gorges of Kamenice river is another famous highlight of Bohemian Switzerland NP. You can sail down the river in a peaceful gondola-style boat. In some 20 minutes you'll have a chance to enjoy one of the most protected areas of the national park with lush green nature all around you.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Our lunch stop is traditionally at the U Forta restaurant - best one in the region. Typical Czech cuisine is served with dishes made from fresh local ingredients (this is a speciality of the place). Both vegetarian and vegan options are included as well as meat options. You can choose one drink and one main course from the menu (a la carte style). Local beer Cvikov is delicious and Czech soft drinks are something to try during your vacation.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bastei Bridge
The Bastei bridge is the most popular nature site of the whole Germany and it's a can't miss.. You will enjoy views to table mountains all around, the Elbe river canyon below the bridge and then you can walk through the medieval Neurathen castle ruins making the Bastei site visit complete.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Neurathen Castle
Neurathen castle ruins entrance is included in your Bastei site visit. Our guide will explain history of the castle and point out the best viewpoints.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Nice going!
396joaoe, 09-01-2023
Nice and easy hike, with fantastic views, and a fantastic meal. Marek, our guide, was very friendly and knew a lot about History. On top, he gave us sound and useful tips about what to visit in Prague and some very nice restaurants.
Loved it.
A Nice Break from Prague
richardsO3852LV, 07-01-2023
Well run and as advertised, a nice break to see more of the Czech Republic away from the crowds in Prague. Transport, guide (Pavla) and meal were all excellent. Would recommend.
sourasubha g, 07-01-2023
If you are to do only one thing in czech republic outside of prague, let this be it. Fantastic day trip. We did the trip on 22 December 2022 in winter. Our Guide/driver was Mahek.

We were picked up from our hotel at 7.45 pm as was earlier intimated to us. It was a small van with capacity of 7 excluding the driver guide. In our group we had people from Saudi, Hongkong and America.

First stop was a small gas station for a small break after 1 hr. After 15 minutes we started for our first destination Tisca Rocks. We reached the parking lot after half an hour. Since Tisca Rocks area was completely snow covered, Maked helped us with snow grips. We spent almost 2-2.5 hours there. Its a mid level hike and a normal level of fitness is required. Lots of steps are there but nothing dangerous. Mahek guided us appropriately and every now and then enthralled us with stories of czech republic. He also gave us a glass of mulled wine since we were right in the middle of winter. It was a beautiful location with lots of photo opportunities. i guess in summer time it would be a different landscape, nonetheless it would be beautiful for sure. I am not even sure if they take people to this place in summer. But for winter, its a wonderland.

After the first destination, we travelled to a small town near the czech german border for our lunch. Lunch was at a four star hotel restaurant. The lunch was fantastic and was included in the package. We had beer and beef goulash. One can order other things from the menu.

After the fantastic lunch, we crossed the german border and reached our second destination. Bastei bridge in German part of the national park. From the parking lot, its a 10 minute walk to the entrance gate of Bastei. From the entrance, its again a 15 minute walk to the bridge. Its a completely different experience from the first destination. Bastei bridge is also unbelievably beautiful and gives a different perspective of the landscape. Equally photogenic, this place also was equally good as the first destination. After spending couple of hours there, we started for our return journey to prague.

After a brief stop at a mcdonalds on the highway, we reached prague around 6 pm.

We felt safe and well relaxed with Mahek. He knows what he is doing and he is a local. He is from the town where we had our lunch. So he knows the national park really well. And he was well informed about the history of czech republic and we never felt bored in his company. The other travellers with us also enjoyed his company.

At first we though the trip costs is a bit expensive, but after doing the trip, we are so glad that we did the trip. We would have missed out on a great part of czech republic had we not gone there. Also during our 12 days in czech, Tisca Rocks is the only place where we got complete white wonderland feelings. Ofcourse, noone can take a credit or can be blamed for the weather as its not in our hands. But even without the snow, in summer also, this trip would be absolute must. And doing it with Northern hikes would give you the feeling of accomplishment and a rare guided day trip worth taking.
Amazing scenery
Rose_P, 30-12-2022
Amazing natural wonder. Aside from all the castles and architecture of Czech, it was wonderful to see the natural wonder/formations. The trek up the hill is steady incline but it is hard if u have fast walkers in group. Guide (Martin) was amazing, patient (as I wasn't 100%), and knowledgeable. Highly recommended but be prepared to walk! It may be more spectacular during fall
Beautiful views and a great guide
lilymD9478VT, 07-01-2023
Martin was a fantastic guide! Very personable and knowledgable. The tour itself, however, was a little disappointing as an outdoor excursion. We expected more actual hiking but this tour was just a brief glimpse of 2 very beautiful areas in a very easy walking tour. This would be a great tour for families or older folks.

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