Enjoy this 11-hour small-group day trip from Prague to the best sites of the Elbe Sandstones natural reserve. Visit the river Elbe canyon and walk around it's natural wonders, such as the Tisa rocks in the Czech Republic, where the "Chronicles of Narnia" movie was filmed, as well as the monumental Bastei sandstone bridge and fortress in the Germany. Enjoy scenic viewpoints to the biggest sandstone canyon in Europe and visit 2 countries in a full day trip !
Once you are comfortably picked up at your hotel, you will leave Prague in a small group of 1-8 people. En-route, your tour guide will point out natural landmarks you are passing during this 2 hrs drive and introduce you to the Czech countryside. Your first stop will be the "Tisa rocks" national natural monument, located at the heart of the natural reserve "Elbe Sandstones". Your guide will lead you through narrow passages and along bizarre stone pillars, reminding you of a fairy tale-land. It is no wonder that scenes from the famous fantasy movie "Chronicles of Narnia" were filmed here. You will have enough time to slowly explore the area and access the tops of the rocks to enjoy the great views. Afterwards, get ready to enjoy a traditional Czech lunch at an excellent local restaurant where you can try typical Czech meals. Selection of dishes cooked from local ingredients and also great beer from a local mini-brewery will give you just enough energy for the second part of your tour.Your guide will then take you on a 45-minute drive to the German side of the Elbe Sandstones and finally arrive to the "Bastei", an iconic rock-formation, fortress and a stone-bridge high above the river Elbe. An easy walk will take you to the main viewpoints overlooking the huge Elbe canyon with table mountains all around. You will also see the Königstein, a big fortress on the opposite side and with a good weather you can enjoy a beautiful sunset from this place as well. Make your way back to Prague in the evening and arrive back in the city around 7 p.m, full of experiences from a day spent in outdoors.