SANDSTONE TOUR

Valdštejn castle, sandstone engraving close to Kopic´s farmhouse, local atmospheric restaurant Abel´s mill, famous rock town Besedice, Kalich, Suché Rocks

Escape the crowded Prague city center on this exclusive private tour and see the amazing highlights of Bohemian Paradise – UNESCO Geopark

You will be picked up in your hotel and driven to the Bohemian Paradise - Český Ráj, situated about 100km northeast from Prague. The journey takes approx..1 - 1,5 hour.

We will start at Valdštejn castle, which is the oldest castle in the Bohemian Paradise area, and was built by the predecessors of the Lords of Wallenstein (Valdštejn). The castle was deserted in the 16th century. In the Baroque period it was a popular pilgrimage destination.

The premises have distinctive Romantic style features as well (19th century). There is an extremely valuable access bridge built of stone, decorated with Baroque sculptures. Another rarity is the Chapel of St John of Nepomuk with a portrait of John the Baptist.

A pleasant forest track runs to Kopic farm where you can admire amazing engraving in the sandstones. The Kopicův Statek (Kopic Farmhouse) is situated on the platform of Hruboskalsko, 1 km to the south from Valdštejn, near Kacanovy. The house was built in 1787 by Jiří Jiroš, a farmer. Vojtěch Kopic, one of the later owners, was interested in national history and was a keen lay artist. During the Second World War, he was helping with renovation work on an old cottage, and a neighbour - stonemason - taught him to cut stones. From the forties until the time he died, Vojtěch Kopic then carved relief sculptures in the rocks, depicting heroes and events from our history (St. Wenceslas, Jánošík, Duchess Libuše) and nature motifs.

The Kopicův Farmhouse is considered one of the most remarkable monuments of folk architecture in the Jizera region.

Lunch time you will spent in local atmospheric restaurant Ábelův mlýn – “Abel´s mill” where you will have occasion to taste typical czech cuisine. After delicious lunch you will be driven the Kalich.

The romantic labyrinth of sandstone rocks is situated above the left bank of the Jizera River near Besedice in Český Ráj. You can go along a round trail to see the most important places in this area. The main group of the rock formation is called Chléviště. It is known for a cave of an exile, Václav Sadovský from Sloupno, and for spectacular views.The group of rocks named U Kalicha hides in the middle of five rock gaps an altar with a carved chalice and date of 1634.

The Chléviště rock maze is located on a hill above the Jizera River. The name (in Czech, cow barn) is derived from the fact that local people used to hide cattle here during troubled war times. There are several lookout points in the western part, such as Zátiší, Kde domov můj, Hořákova and Kinského. All of these offer beautiful views of the Jizera River valley.

 

Price list

 

Price for 6 travelers - 69 € / Person

Price for 5 travelers - 82 € / Person

Price for 4 travelers - 103 € / Person

Price for 3 travelers - 138 € / Person

Price for 2 travelers - 199 € / Person

Price for 1 travelers - 420 € / Person

Price includes:

  • transport in a comfortable van from/to Prague (customized pic-up point)
  • private english-speaking local guide

Price list

 

Price for 6 travelers - 140 € / Person

Price for 5 travelers - 173 € / Person

Price for 4 travelers - 220 € / Person

Price for 3 travelers - 330 € / Person

Price for 2 travelers - 390 € / Person

Price for 1 travelers - 680 € / Person

PRICE - ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICES:

  •  transport in a comfortable van from/to Prague (customized pic-up point)
  •  private english-speaking local guide
  •  entrance fees to all attractions
  •  picnic basket with local food and wine
  •  lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant
More information: departure: early morning, Arrival: late afternoon, Duration: 11 - 12 hours, for max 7 people per group, walking distance: 4 - 5 km, walking shoes recommended

7:30 | Departure from Prague

This tour will take you to the heart of the Bohemian Paradise. You will be picked up in your hotel and driven to the Bohemian Paradise, situated about 100 km northeast from Prague. The journey takes approx. 1 - 1.5 hours.

VALDŠTEJN CASTLE

is situated at the western edge of the Hruboskalsko rock formation. It was founded in the mid 13th century by the noble family of Markvartice, whose later successor was Albrecht of Valdštejn, the famous military leader. The castle was deserted in the 16th century. In the Baroque period it was a popular pilgrimage destination...

More informaionVALDŠTEJN CASTLE

Three crosses

Picnic on the meadow

Kopic farm

This fabulous timbered house was built at the beginning of the 19th century in the place of a previous old building. In front of it, there is an equestrian sculpture of St. George made by a folk artist in 1826. It is situated in the middle of the forest, on the platform of Hruboskalsko, and is considered one of the best known monuments of folk architecture in Český Ráj.

More information: KOPICŮV STATEK

Rock engravings

ÁBELŮV MLÝN "Ábels mill"

is located in Dolánky near Turnov. The menu is constantly updated depending on the season and available ingredients. You can always choose from Czech dishes with Mediterranean flare and taste of France, which will be prepared for you by chef and owner Josef Šámal with his team of professional chefs. The team focuses on using regional products. You must try the lamb, which is brought in…

 

Lunch in ABELŮV MLÝN "Abel´s mill"

In Dolánky you will have a lunch in local unique restaurant Abel´s mill.

18:30 | Arrival in Prague

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