6 hours Troja Chateau and Prague Zoo Private Tour by boat

Private & Custom Tours in Prague

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I will pick you up in a hotel you are staying in at 8.30 am  (from Mon till Thu) or at 11:30 am on Friday because of the opening hours to the Troja Château. This tour is provided by a public boat and takes 6 hours. The boat trip takes 55 minutes. We will see many beautiful Prague sights on our way including: panorama of Prague Castle, Bridges and Islands of Vltava River, brand new Troja Bridge, Letenské gardens and Metronom. The price of boat trip is not included in the tour. One way ticket per an adult is 190 CZK (7 EUR) and 140 CZK (5 EUR) per child. Two ways ticket 290 CZK (11 EUR) per an adult and 180 CZK (7 EUR) per child. After the boat arrival we walk towards Troja Château nad Prague Zoo for about 17 minutes. Our first visit will be Troja Château. Admission to Troja Château is 120 CZK per adult, 60 CZK per child. Then we are going to visit Prague Zoo. Fees: for adult 200CZK, child 150 CZK.
I will pick you up in a hotel you are staying in.Then we will use a public transportation to reach the place from where we take the boat to Troja Château and Prague Zoo.Troja Château is indeed a remarkable and exceptional building.In fact,it would be better to call it a villa instead of a château, because it echoes the opulent Roman suburban villas which its builder, Count Wenzel Adalbert of Sternberg,encountered on his long journey.The spectacular houses amidst endless gardens mesmerized him to such a degree that he decided to transfer a piece of the “Eternal City” to his native country.The young count was lucky in selecting both the site and the artists who were to make his dream come true. The construction of the early Baroque château began in 1679.The project was executed by an architect of French origin,Jean Baptiste Mathey, whose design exploited his experiences from his sojourn to Italy and was inspired by a typical Roman suburban villa.The central and dominant feature of the entire mass of the construction is a large hall with a corridor running to both sides and with an enfilade of adjoining salons.On the sides, the building is both vertically and horizontally enclosed by two-storey towering belvederes.The sculptural decoration of the two-armed staircase leading to the garden was entrusted to the Dresden artists Georg and Paul Hermanns.The monumental sculptures on the staircase symbolize the Titans fighting the Classical gods. The individual sculptures along the perimeter of the staircase represent Classical gods,allegories of periods of the day and year and allegories of continents.Most of the paintings found on the ground floor of the château were created by Carpoforo Tencalla, while Francesco Marchetti and his son Giovanni Francesco worked on the first floor. The Flemish painters Abraham and Isk Godyns were summoned by the builder to execute the illusive decoration of the large main hall.Prague Zoo was opened in 1931 with the goal to "advance the study of zoology, protect wildlife, and educate the public" in the district of Troja in the north of Prague. In 2013, the Zoo occupied a total of 58 hectares (140 acres) with 45 hectares (110 acres) in use for exhibits and housed about 4,200 animals that represented almost 650 species,including 132 species listed as threatened. It has contributed significantly to saving Przewalski's horse. For many years, it was the biggest breeder of the species in the world. In 2007, Forbes Traveler Magazine listed Prague Zoo as the seventh best Zoo in the world. In 2015, TripAdvisor listed it as the fourth best Zoo in the world. Last year 1,448,353 visitors came to Prague Zoo.That's a record for the most visitors in one year in the history of the zoo.2016 was very successful in all areas. Two elephant males were born in Prague Zoo during 2016. A little male gorilla, Ajabu, was unexpectedly born to twenty-four-year-old Shinda.   

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by guide
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees are not included in the price (Boat Trip 190 CZK Adult, 140 CZK Child, Troja Château fee: adult 120 CZK, reduced 60 CZK,seniors 30 CZK,families 250 CZK, Prague Zoo 200 CZK adult, 150 CZK Child)
  • Food and drinks are not included in the price (available to buy)
  • Gratuities