Useful information about your day trip
Q: WHICH TOUR WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ME ?
We would recommend the Bohemian Switzerland from Prague tour to anybody who is used to hike and loves outdoors and nature. In case you have children with you, or you prefer an easy going day with astonishing views, book the Easy tour with Bastei. For all the time - restricted travellers we would recommend booking the Airplane tour giving a great overview of the national park in short time.
Q: WHAT IS THE WEATHER IN THE NATIONAL PARK LIKE ?
The Bohemian Switzerland national park lies in a low altitude. Its landscape will remind you of mountains but we will walk in altitudes around 300-400 metres above the sea level. Therefore the climate is not wild and is similar to climate in Prague. However you can expect it to be some 2-3 degrees Celsius cooler. This helps in summer when the heats in Prague are balanced by plaesant climate in the national park and in winter when if there is no snow in Prague, chances are there will be some snow in the national park. Just enough of it to add that special sensation into a winter hike.
Q: HOW SHOULD I DRESS FOR THE TOUR ?
The only single important thing is to wear comfortable hiking boots or sport shoes suitable for forest walk. The ground is uneven and high heels or such are a no go for the trip. City sneakers are suitable in summer months, in winter you will need closed shoes or boots. Beside this, you may want to pack sunglasses and a sun cream, along with shorts for hot summer days - while in winter, pack an extra layer, gloves and a cap for your hike as it can be chilly. You need no special gear or such.
Q: CAN I PAY BY CREDIT CARD ?
We will launch credit card payments by the end of 2017, please bear with us. So far we kindly ask you to pay in cash, directly to the tour guide after the tour ends. We accept USD, EUR and GBP. Thank you. PayPal is another option available if you insist on paying by card but it incurs high fees on boths sides of the transaction.
Q: WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY ?
We do not require any payments in advance. Just book your tour, we will secure you a date and then it's up to you to show up in the morning :) No deposit, no booking fees. Simple and convenient for you.
If you decide yourself to pay by credit card in advance, using our PayPal gateway, then the policy is following : In case you would need to cancel the tour you can do this for free 8 days or more before the tour takes place and we will refund you in full minus transfer fees (marginal). If you cancel between 7 to 3 days before the tour date, we will return you 50% of your payment. The payment is non-refindable (0%) if you cancel anytime later due to late notice.
Q: WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM US SO WE CAN BOOK THE TOUR ?
Q: HOW LARGE WILL BE THE GROUP FOR MY TOUR ?
Q: IS THE PRAVCICKA GATE ACCESSIBLE BY CAR ?
Q: DO YOU DO MULTI-DAY TOURS AS WELL ?
Yes, we can help you arrange this. We have a good partner hotel and plenty of tips where to go in Bohemian Switzerland and surroundings. Famillies often inquire us for 2- or 3- day tours. We will plan customized itinerary fitting your needs using our deep knowledge of the area. Just contact us for your own tailored offer !
Q: CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN LUNCH?
The choice of vegetarian/ vegan food in the national park is not large, but our tour guide will bring you to a cozy Czech restaurant that offers at least 2 - 3 suitable options (for example: Grilled goat cheese with tossed salad, homemade apple jam, walnut bread, Grilled goat cheese with roasted potatoes and spinach, or Chickpeas pure with grilled vegetables - vegan suitable). They cook very tasty fixed menu, while being able to accommodate your food preferences/ allergies (we will pass them all such information from you in advance).
Q: CAN I GO ON THE DINGHY RIDE IN WINTER?
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE TRANSFER FROM PRAGUE TAKE?
The transfer from Prague usually lasts about 1,5 - 2 hours. We keep your comfort in mind, and each guest receives a fresh snack package and water when we pick you up. We also make short stops through the ride to accommodate your other needs.
Q: WE WOULD LIKE TO GO AS FAMILY. DO YOU OFFER TOURS THAT ARE KIDS-FRIENDLY?
Q: WE WANT TO VISIT THE PRAVCICKA GATE WITH OUR CHILDREN, BUT YOUR BOHEMIAN SWITZERLAND FROM PRAGUE TOUR SEEMS LONG. IS THERE ANY OTHER OPTION AVAILABLE?
Q: WE WOULD LIKE TO DO YOUR TOUR WITH OUR 2 YEAR OLD CHILD. IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Q: DO CHILDREN ALSO PAY FULL PRICE FOR YOUR TOURS?
Not at all. Childrem between 0 - 14 years travelling in the company of adults pay only 60% of the standard tour rate.
Q: We are a group (family) of 8 and would like to visit the national park. Can you help us and what is the cost?
We would be delighted to bring you for a private tour, with the option to customize your itinerary. Enjoy an exclusive tour guide and our comfortable tour van for a whole day, while you pay for only seven guests instead of eight :) In case you plan to visit with your kids, children discount applies, and is also the one being deducted from the total rate.