Your Ultimate Guide and Our Exclusive Tours

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Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Bohemian Switzerland beckons with its natural wonders and breathtaking scenery. If you're in Prague and dreaming of an escape to this enchanting region, you're in for a treat. In this comprehensive guide, we'll not only show you how to get from Prague to Bohemian Switzerland National Park, but also introduce you to our exclusive tours that promise an unforgettable adventure.

Bohemian Switzerland View

1. Ways to Get from Prague to Bohemian Switzerland

By car: Navigating the Journey by Car

Driving from Prague to Bohemian Switzerland National Park is a delightful adventure in itself. The scenic route takes you through the picturesque Czech countryside, offering stunning views along the way. Although the journey by car can be convenient and fast, it's important to consider the limited parking options at popular attractions. Therefore, it may be more practical to explore alternative modes of transportation or even consider organized tours where transportation is provided.

To get to Bohemian Switzerland from Prague, head north towards Ústí nad Labem and Děčín. Most of the journey is on the highway, making it a comfortable and quick drive. From Děčín, continue to Hřensko and optionally to Mezná. Parking is available for a fee in Hřensko near the Elbe River or at the Klepáč Hotel, which serves as a starting point for the hike to Pravčická Gate. Additionally, there are parking options in Mezní Louka and limited parking in Mezná - there you have the flexibility to explore both Pravčická brána and take boat trips in the gorges of Kamenice River.

By bus: Complex and lengthy

While there is an option to travel to Bohemian Switzerland from Prague by bus, it is an inconvenient and complicated choice - involving numerous transfers and significantly longer travel times. We strongly prefer the option of traveling by train, which is faster and more comfortable. If you still want to travel by bus, you can search for connections in this bus timetable.

By train: Fast and Comfortable

The most convenient way to travel to Bohemian Switzerland by public transport is by taking a train to Děčín and then a bus to Hřensko, Mezná, or even as far as Krásná Lípa. Trains and buses operate regularly, with departures approximately every hour. In Hřensko and Mezná Louka, you can utilize the local Hřensko Express for further transportation. You can find the schedule for the Hřensko Express. This option offers a convenient and efficient way to explore Bohemian Switzerland using public transportation.

Organized tours: Hassle-Free Travel Packages

For travelers who prefer a stress-free experience and expert guidance, organized day trips to Bohemian Switzerland from Prague are an excellent choice. Here's why:

Each of these transportation options offers its unique advantages, allowing you to tailor your journey to Bohemian Switzerland to your preferences and travel style.

Jetrichovice tour

2. What to do and see in Bohemian Switzerland

Bohemian Switzerland is a treasure trove of natural wonders, and your journey from Prague wouldn't be complete without exploring its breathtaking attractions. Here's what you can do and see in this captivating region:

Bastei Bridge: Marvel at the Iconic Landmark

One of the must-visit sites in Bohemian Switzerland is the famous Bastei Bridge. This 19th-century sandstone bridge offers panoramic views of the Elbe River and the surrounding rock formations. Strolling along the bridge, you'll feel like you're walking among the clouds, with the river winding beneath your feet. Don't forget your camera, as the views from Bastei Bridge are nothing short of spectacular.

Bastei View

Pravčická Gate: Discover Natural Splendor

Venture deeper into Bohemian Switzerland, and you'll come across the magnificent Pravčická Gate. Known as the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe, this geological marvel is a testament to the region's unique beauty. Hike through lush forests to reach the gate, where you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views and a sense of wonder at the forces of nature that created it.

Pravcicka Gate with Falcon Nest

Boat Trip through Kamenice Gorge: Captivating Natural Beauty

A visit to Bohemian Switzerland wouldn't be complete without an enchanting boat trip through the picturesque Kamenice Gorge, situated in the village of Hřensko. This unique experience offers a peaceful and awe-inspiring journey through the heart of nature. As you drift along the serene waters, surrounded by towering rock formations and lush greenery, you'll feel transported to a world of tranquil beauty.

Boat Trip in Kamenice Gorges, Hrensko

Outdoor Activities: Embrace the Wilderness

Bohemian Switzerland is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're an avid hiker, cyclist, or nature lover, there's something for everyone. Explore the well-marked hiking trails that lead you to hidden waterfalls, caves, and pristine landscapes. Cyclists can pedal through the charming countryside and along the Elbe River. Birdwatchers will delight in the diverse avian species that call this area home. No matter your outdoor interest, Bohemian Switzerland offers an adventure like no other.

Local Culture and Cuisine: Savor the Flavors

As you explore the region, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and savor authentic Czech cuisine. Visit traditional villages, chat with friendly locals, and try hearty dishes such as goulash, trdelník (a sweet pastry), and the renowned Czech beer. Embrace the warm hospitality of the region and make lasting memories.

With so much to see and do, Bohemian Switzerland promises an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking natural beauty and outdoor adventures.

3: Our Exclusive Tours to Bohemian Switzerland

The Best of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland

Tour Description:
  • Embark on a remarkable journey to Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland, a pristine natural wonderland that will transport you to a world of enchantment. This tour is an exquisite blend of breathtaking landscapes, ancient rock formations, and serene river escapes.
  • Expert Guide: You'll have our experienced guide with you throughout the tour, providing insights into the history, geology, and culture of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland. They'll be your reliable companion in this captivating region.
  • Bastei Bridge and Pravčická Gate: This tour includes visits to two iconic locations - Bastei Bridge, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views, and Pravčická Gate, the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe. Explore these amazing geological formations with our guide.
  • Boat Trip: Explore the picturesque Kamenice Gorge on a comfortable boat ride. Enjoy a tranquil journey through this narrow canyon and be captivated by the dramatic rock formations around you.
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant: During your adventurous journey, we'll stop at a traditional local restaurant where you can savor Czech cuisine and sample local specialties.
Ideal for:
  • Nature Enthusiasts: This tour is ideal for nature lovers who want to explore unique geological formations and the stunning landscapes of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland.
  • Historical and Cultural Experiences: For those interested in the history and culture of this area, our guides will be ready with fascinating stories and information.
Duration and difficulty:

This tour typically lasts for 10 hours and is of moderate difficulty level, making it suitable for experienced hikers. The price includes all entrances, the guide, lunch, and the boat trip. The group is limited to 12 participants, ensuring a personal and intimate experience.

Pravcicka gate

The Best of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland

Bastei bridge - Pravcicka gate - Boat ride in Kamenice gorges

10 h - 11 km (7 mi)

5 ( 11 review)

From €149 per person


Scenic Bastei Bridge with Boat and Lunch

Tour Description:
  • Our shorter tour offers you a similar experience to the previous one, with one delightful difference. This tour excludes the visit to Pravčická Gate, making it shorter, less challenging, and perfect for those seeking a more relaxing adventure.
  • Bastei Bridge: Visit the famous Bastei Bridge and have the opportunity to walk across this iconic structure, offering stunning views of the Elbe River and surrounding rock formations.
  • Boat Trip in Kamenice River Gorge: Delve into tranquility during a serene boat trip through the Kamenice River gorge. Let the pristine waters guide you through an enchanting canyon adorned with impressive rock walls and lush greenery.
  • Leisurely Experience: With Pravčická Gate excluded from the itinerary, you'll have more time to enjoy the breathtaking viewpoints, capture memorable photos, and fully immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Bohemian Switzerland.
  • Lunch: During the tour, we'll stop at a traditional local restaurant where you can savor Czech cuisine and sample local specialties.
Ideal for:
  • Relaxation Seekers: This tour is perfect for those who prefer a more leisurely and enjoyable journey, with ample time to take in the natural beauty.
  • Scenic Beauty Lovers: If you're captivated by the scenic beauty of Bohemian Switzerland, this tour provides ample opportunities to soak in the stunning landscapes.
Duration and Difficulty:

This tour is shorter and less challenging than previous one, typically lasts for 8-9 hours and is of easy to moderate difficulty level, making it accessible to a wide range of experienced hikers. It offers a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Hrensko Boat Trip in Kamenice Gorges

Scenic Bastei Bridge with Boat Trip and Lunch

Family friendly tour for hiking beginners and children

9 h - 6 km (4 mi)

5 ( 27 reviews)

From €149 per person


4. The Best Time to Visit Bohemian Switzerland

Planning the timing of your visit to Bohemian Switzerland can greatly enhance your experience. Here's a look at the ideal times to explore this enchanting region:

Seasonal Beauty: Spring (May to June) and Early Autumn (September to October)

Bohemian Switzerland Sunset

Winter Wonderland: Winter (December to February)

Peak Summer: July and August

Festivals and Events:

Check for special events and festivals happening in the region throughout the year. These may include cultural celebrations, outdoor concerts, and local markets.

Whether you're drawn to the vibrant colors of spring, the tranquility of autumn, the enchantment of winter, or the warmth of summer, Bohemian Switzerland offers a unique experience in every season. Choose the time that aligns with your interests and preferences to make the most of your visit.

5. Travel Tips and Advice

Preparing for Your Trip:

Recommendations for Travelers:


In conclusion, Bohemian Switzerland offers a remarkable natural escape from Prague, and our exclusive tours provide a convenient and enriching way to explore this breathtaking region. Whether you choose the comprehensive Best of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland tour or the relaxed Scenic Bastei Bridge with Boat and Lunch option, you're in for an unforgettable adventure.

As you prepare for your return to Prague, take time to reflect on the beauty and wonder of Bohemian Switzerland. Consider planning future adventures to explore more of the Czech Republic's natural treasures, and remember that our tours are here to make your travel experiences exceptional.

We hope this article has provided you with valuable insights into traveling from Prague to Bohemian Switzerland and the exciting offerings of our exclusive tours. Safe travels and happy adventures!

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