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'In Linz beginnt’s' (it begins in Linz) goes the Austrian saying, and it’s spot on. This is a city on the move, with its finger on the pulse of the country's technology industry. Daring public art installations, a burgeoning cultural scene, a cyber centre and a cutting-edge gallery that look freshly minted for a sci-fi movie all signal tomorrow’s Austria.Linz seized the reins as European Capital of Culture in 2009,... Read More

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$53.78 Transfers & Ground Transport

Day Trip from Cesky Krumlov to Linz - Transportation only

Our comfortable little buses depart from Cesky Krumlov at 8:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am and 12:45 pm every day. You’ll reach Linz just in time for a forenoon snack and coffee. The shuttle stops at the main train station, at the same spot you’ll be picked up later.When the afternoon’s over and you've got your daily dose of breathtaking sights and history, the afternoon shuttle bus heading back to Cesky Krumlov will pick you up at the same spot you got off. It departs at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.Linz (with nearly 190 000 inhabitants) is the capital city of the Austrian region called Upper Austria (Oberosterreich) situated on the Danube River. Being the third most populous city in Austria with its modern and vibrant look, Linz skilfully merges the old and the new, and is an ideal location for all lovers of history as well as modern architecture, culture and art.Linz derives its name from the Celtic expression Lentos denoting the close relationship and mutual dependence of the town and the river Danube. Historically first railway in Europe was built here between 1825 and 1832 and cut the journey short among Gmunden, Wels, Linz and Ceske Budejovice connecting today´s Austria and the Czech Republic.Among the city´s attractions belongs the Postlingberg pilgrimage church with a look out point and a fortress - all situated at the top of a hill overlooking Linz from the north. You can take a mountain tram funicular (Postlingbergbahn) travelling up the steep hill, in the middle of which you can also visit the local ZOO. This tram is the steepest adhesive tram line in the world.Linz also boasts the largest town square of all settlements on the Danube called Hauptplatz. The other castle (Linzer Schloss) first mentioned in 799 now hosts a museum. For all lovers of biology, Linz also offers Botanical Gardens situated on top of a hill called Bauernberg, and spreads over an area of 4,2 hectares housing more than 8000 species of plants.

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Day Trip from Linz to Cesky Krumlov

Our comfortable little buses depart from Linz at 10:40 am every day. You’ll reach Cesky Krumlov just in time for an early lunch. The shuttle stops right at the entrance to the historical centre, at the same spot you’ll be picked up later.Maybe you just like to feel the spirit of the place on your own, maybe you prefer some guidance and insights into its history. In such case you can choose an option with a 1.5 hour private guided tour in English.When the afternoon’s over and you’ve got your daily dose of breathtaking sights and history, the afternoon shuttle bus heading back to Linz will pick you up at the same spot you got off. They depart at 4:15 pm (3:30 pm from November to March) so that you make it to Linz for dinner.If you are limited to spending only one day in Český Krumlov, you better make sure that you make every second count. Whether you are an active sportsman, a history enthusiast or a hard worker looking for a place to chill for a day, Český Krumlov meets your needs. Above all, Český Krumlov is a one-of-a-kind historical town with unparalleled Renaissance impression that it makes as soon as you set foot in the town’s centre. If you prefer to awe at the beauty of one of the UNESCO sites undisturbed and by yourself, take a stroll through the petite labyrinth of a town that is impossible to get lost in. For those who enjoy company and acquiring knowledge, Český Krumlov offers many guided tours that may introduce you to the town’s history and folklore. Once a gothic fort built to protect the travelling merchants from local highwaymen, the imposing chateau is without a doubt a must-do for any visitor. Choose a tour that interests you most, let the guides usher you into the beautiful interiors and learn about the aristocratic families that built and left this peerless legacy. Should you feel overwhelmed by the omnipresent 16th century atmosphere and long for an escape back to reality, there is no better way than to rent a raft with your friends, take it up the river and relax for several hours while the stream carries you through the surrounding nature and lets you percieve the town from an unmatched unique perspective. Immensely popular even among the locals, the chateau garden is one of the best places to hang out at. Take your paramour for a romantic walk through the perfectly maintained lower garden imitating the keen precision of the French royal gardens and feel the untamed wildness of the upper garden mimicing the English parks. For singles, the revolving theatre in the upper garden offers you a first-date invitation that is just impossible to say no to. The actors from the South Bohemian theatre use the surrounding environment as the scene for their plays, while the auditorium spins slowly round and round until you yield completely to the cultural experience.

$24.21 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Shuttle Bus from Cesky Krumlov to Linz

Easiest and fastest way of getting from Cesky Krumlov to the Linz train station from where you can continue to other destinations by direct trains.Drop-off at a location other than the train station may be available upon request.English speaking drivers.Separate air-conditioning unit with individual exhausts in the passenger area of the van.Child-seats seats for the safety of your children available for no extra charge (please request them during the booking process)Strictly non-smoking vehicles.Bottled fresh water on board.Thanks to our diverse fleet of cars we are able to transport even only a single person.Each of our cars is insured against an accident covering the damage to both property (including your luggage).

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Private Sightseeing Trip from Vienna to Český Krumlov via Durnstein, Melk, and Rožmberk Castle

Choose the departure time to suit your schedule — perhaps between 8am and 9am — then take a seat in your private air-conditioned minivan at the airport, port, train station, or your hotel in Vienna to begin your sightseeing tour.Travel though the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wachau Valley to Durnstein — a little town nestled among the vineyards of the Danube region. Here, enjoy free time to explore top attractions such as 11th-century Melk Abbey at your leisure and perhaps take an optional wine-tasting tour (own expense). Pass through the historic town of Linz and onward into the Czech Republic, and stop on route to stroll around the traditional village of Rožmberk. Perhaps take a Rožmberk Castle tour (own expense), then continue on to your hotel in Český Krumlov where your sightseeing tour will come to an end.

$108.12 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour from Linz to Cesky Krumlov

Our driver will pick up you at anytime you wish at your place of your choice in Linz ( where accessible ) and will travel through lovely Austrian and Czech countryside to one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in the Czech republic - the town of Cesky Krumlov. Our private transfers are provided only with brand new 9 seaters ( 8 seats + 1 driver ) fully air-conditioned minivans. Here is plenty of space for 8 big pieces of luggagge+ 8 carry on size luggage and for your comfort travelling. New fleet with state-of-the art safety systems and profesional english speaking drivers. For bigger groups we have comfortably fully air-conditioned 15 - 16 seater minibuses. The best service and prices in Cesky Krumlov with 10 years of experienceOne way journey from Linz to Cesky Krumlov takes approx. 1,5 hours.

$335.98 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Return Day Trip from Linz to Cesky Krumlov: Transportation Only or Guided Tour

Our driver will pick up you at 9:00 AM - recommended (or anytime you wish) at your port / Hotel and will travel through lovely Austrian and Czech countryside to one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in the Czech republic - the town of Český Krumlov.The time you will have here in Český Krumlov at your disposal will be 5 hours. Depending on chosen option you will either have 2 hours of a guided city tour with a local certified guide + 3 hours of free time or the whole 5 hours of free time for yourselves. This time is sufficient to get to know the main sights of the town. You can enjoy the views of the romantic meanders of the Vltava river, join one of the tours of the castle, visit some of the famous town museums (pe. museum of torture), have a snack or lunch in one of the many restaurants or simply stroll through the town and admire the unique architecture and urban development. When you have finished our driver will pick you up at the same place where your were dropped off in the morning and we will set off for our return journey. You will be back at your port before 6PM.One way journey from Linz to Cesky Krumlov takes approx. 1,5 hours.