Our photography tour to Český Krumlov will take you on a photographic treat to shoot this picturesque little town listed in UNESCO. Český Krumlov abounds with old houses, narrow cobbled streets, and unforgettable vistas. Its setting on the Vltava river and Rennaissance castle make it look like from a fairy tale.

You will visit Český Krumlov with a Czech professional landscape and travel photographer Jan Miřacký who knows the ins and outs of this historical town from a photography perspective and will assist you in finding compelling compositions, advise on camera settings and will make sure that you will leave Český Krumlov with numerous pictures that you will be proud of.

Program

The historical part of Český Krumlov that we will be photographing is very compact and you walk from one side to another in about 15 minutes. If you are a photographer (and I strongly believe you are), it takes some 4 hours without rushing to cover the town.

In order to take advantage of the best light, we organize this photo tour as 2D/1N experience. This allows us to shoot the golden hour in the evening, sunset and blue hour and then start with sunrise, followed by a golden hour in the morning.

In the early afternoon, I will have a taxi to pick you up at your hotel in Prague and then we will embark on a 2.5-hour journey to Český Krumlov by car. Upon arrival, we check-in to our accommodations and in the evening, I pick you up at your hotel and we go shoot together the golden hour, sunset and blue hour.

We start again early in the morning to catch the sunrise and then shoot through the golden hour. In total, we will be shooting for about 6 hours combined. Most likely, we will visit some of the locations twice to experience different light.

After the morning portion of photography, we have breakfast, check-out and say „Bye, bye, Český Krumlov!“ After arrival to Prague, I will provide you with a taxi back to your hotel.

Optional extension

Czech Republic - white castle Hluboka nad Vltavou

We can also visit Hluboká Castle in southern Bohemia on the return journey to Prague for two hours. This historic chateau is situated in Hluboká nad Vltavou and many Czechs consider it one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. It was built in the 13th century in a Gothic style, later it was rebuilt in Renaissance and Baroque styles. Nowadays, it is one of the most popular castles among local tourists.

Accommodation

The historical city center of Český Krumlov offers countless accommodation options for travelers of all budgets. It’s highly recommended so that you book your accommodation in the historical city center area, not outside.

Please note that the historical city center is a pedestrian zone and I will not be able to enter by car there. If you don’t feel like dragging your suitcase through the cobbled streets, ask your hotel for porter services. Their cars usually have a dispensation from the local police.

Dates and pricing

Upcoming dates: upon request

Price per person: 12 500 CZK / 495 EUR / 610 USD (optionally additional 1500 CZK / 60 EUR / 75 USD for Hluboká Castle extension)

With more people signed up, I will offer you a generous discount.

Included

  • Guidance and services of an experienced landscape photographer
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off by taxi
  • Transportation by car and parking fees

Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Food and beverages
  • Porter services in Český Krumlov

Recommended gear

  • appropriate shoes because we will be walking on cobbled streets, sometimes also uphill
  • DSLR, mirrorless or high-end compact camera
  • a must is a wide-angle lens / mid-range zoom while a telephoto lens is nice-to-have
  • nice-to-have accessories are also ND filters for your wide-angle for long-exposures
  • tripod
  • memory card with space for ~300 pictures in RAW
  • charged batteries
  • cleaning kit

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Frequently asked questions

How much is the deposit?

The deposit is 30% of the final price, is non-refundable and will be paid via bank transfer.

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You will be asked to pay the due amount on the tour in cash (in CZK, EUR or USD) or by a payment card Visa, V PAY, Mastercard or Maestro.

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