Best Rated - Elbe Canyon & Narnia Movie Locations Day Trip

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Best Rated - Elbe Canyon & Narnia Movie Locations Day Trip
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Delve into the natural wonders of the Elbe Sandstones Natural Reserve on an exhilarating full-day excursion from Prague. Alongside an expert guide, marvel at the beauty of the River Elbe Canyon, recognize the rugged Tisa Rocks used to film scenes in the Chronicles of Narnia movie, and capture photographs of the monumental Bastei Sandstone Bridge and Fortress after crossing the border to Germany. Experience two countries, countless sights and a delicious complimentary lunch on this exciting day tour.

Gaze at natural wonders like the Tisa Rocks and the River Elbe Canyon.

Cross the border to Germany to see the Bastei Sandstone Bridge and Fortress.

Gain valuable insight into the rich geology and history of the area from your guide who grew up here.

Our experienced and professionally trained drivers with take you around in comfortable, air-conditioned minivan.

Enjoy a complimentary a lá carte lunch, also a vegetarian and vegan option.
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In Brief

Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Country:
Czech Republic
Duration:
10 to 11 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
All-inclusive tour
A la carte lunch included
Vegetarian meal option available
Family friendly
Small group ensures personal service
Excellent value for money
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Itinerary
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Pass By: New Town, Prague Czech Republic

The tour commences by pick ups in Prague city center

Stop At: Tiske steny, Tisa 205, Tisa 403 36 Czech Republic

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Decin Castle, Dlouha jizda 1254, Decin 405 02 Czech Republic

On your way to lunch you will drive through the local town of Decin with it's great castle, Elbe river and several historical buildings. This town is the gateway to the Bohemian Switzerland national park.

Stop At: Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Prazska Krásná Lípa, 40746 Czech Republic

Next stop on your tour is a tasty á la carte lunch in a local restaurant "U Forta" in the middle of Bohemian Switzerland national park. This restaurant is an excellent foodie choice (also for vegetarians and vegans) and many travelers rate it better than Prague restaurants. You can have anything from the menu, one main course and one drink. Local draft beer Cvikov is an excellent choice.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bastei Bridge, Basteistrasse, 01824 Lohmen, Saxony Germany

After a tasty lunch, the guide will take you to the German side of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, to the "Bastei", an iconic rock-formation, medieval times 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. With good weather, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset from this place as well.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water - Small bottle
  • Lunch - Á la carte lunch with vegetarian and vegan meal options. One main course and one drink.
  • Local tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer by modern air-conditioned van
  • Snacks - Crafted snack package including an energy bar and fruits
  • Hiking sticks and backpack
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tiske steny
  • Entry/Admission - Bohemian Switzerland National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bastei Bridge

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is arranged from your Prague stay. Any Prague center hotel, hostel or Air B'n'B is feasible. Please advise your pickup accommodation when booking the tour. Thank you.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian and vegan meal options included
  • Dietary requirements can be easily accommodated
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Yep...once in a lifetime experience. Finally one worthy of the reviews. German side of the park was an added Gem!
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
This is truly a stunning destination. The kind you'd put on your bucket list. The tour guide you choose must be no amateur however. Mareck was on time, he has good command of the itinerary, we had a few freebie snacks, enjoyed a sumptuous lunch, he was very knowledgeable about Bastei and Elbe Canyon, gave us a bookmark memento of our boat ride, provided healthy snacks and water! And he is fit to walk it all. If you are fit, he is twice that. Note for those who are not used to hiking or walking, start getting fit now before you sign up.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Let me begin with acknowledging the efforts of our tour guide Zuzka. She was great throughout the tour - on time pick up, explaining the history about of the national park, getting us back safely to the hotel. The place is worth to visit and especially when it is raining. It is beautiful to watch the sand stone mountains with clouds covering the tip of the mountains. While rain was not predicted during our visit, it did drench us and the hail storm was a surprise. Lunch was on the way at a restaurant and availability of vegetarian option was a bonus. Weather was really great and we really enjoyed the day. We would certainly recommend this tour to all visitors to Prague. Special thanks to Zuzka once again for treating us so well.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The place was beautiful. Our tour guide Marek was the best. He was very accomodating and friendly. Thanks Marek
• Submitted 03 Oct 2018
This was a great trip! The Bastei bridge is just utterly breathtaking, and the hike in the national park beforehand was also quite nice. Marek was a great guide!
• Submitted 03 Oct 2018
We had a great time. Our guide was wonderful.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
Reserving the trip was easy and received a text the day before confirming our reservations and pick up time. Our van was on time and our guides were very friendly. We stopped to pick additional travelers up and spoke to the guides along the way about the countryside. The hike was moderate, never felt rushed or pushed to walk faster and paced ourselves for those who may have needed a little more time. The views were breathtaking and definitely worth the tour outside of the city. We stopped at a local restaurant for lunch which was delicious and offered native cuisine. I would most definitely book another tour and encourage anyone thinking of doing so to do it. The views are amazing, the experience exceeded our expectations and the interaction with other tourists and the guides was nice.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
This morning and evening hike were great. I enjoyed it a lot. Pavla was a good and patient hiker and guide.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
After many days in the cities of Europe this was a nice alternative. Our guide was pleasant and informative. The meal was a great break.
• Submitted 01 Jul 2018
Tony, our guide, was well versed on the history of the region and he took great care of us. Weather was unusually cold for March so the email prior to departure helped ensure I was prepared so I could enjoy the hikes! The natural wonders were spectacular. Thanks for a wonderful day!
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
Guide was great. He was well prepared with gloves, hats,walking sticks and snow spikes for those that needed assistance. Could have spoke louder in the bus. He was hard to hear in the back on bumpy roads. He was spectacular on the hikes. He gave us so much information about the rock formations and the castle ruins at the Bastille bridge. We did two hikes as it was January. The scenery was beautiful at both locations. We stopped at a quaint restaurant for lunch. It was a wonderful way 1/2 way through the day to get to know the group. The guide was fantastic!
• Submitted 01 Feb 2018
Great trip. Get to spend some time in the country side with some great views!
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
This tour was amazing! Our guide was friendly and super knowledgeable. The places we visited were breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
It was a rainy day, cold and windy but we had one of the BEST experiences of our life. Elbe Canyon is magnificent- be prepared for a 2 hours walk and hike but it worth every single minute. Then Bastei Bridge- we visited all under rain but it was fantastic. Something I may say you can't miss.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Worth the cost of this event!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
A wonderful tour full of amazing sites and the best of nature. A little strenuous but worth it. The guide was excellent. We are old people and it was not easy for us. But he was very considerate and cause us to enjoy the tour in spite of the hardship. A great guy.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Even though it rained the whole day this was still a very enjoyable experience. Vladka was a great guide and she even gave her rain poncho to one of the guests. She went above and beyond!
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing? Our guide Mira was punctual, knowledgeable and very well spoken. He made the tour interesting and very comfortable. Food was delicious and the scenery was breathtaking. I would highly recommend. Thank you Mira was such a fantastic experience :)
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Very nice tour, well organized . Breathtaking views Overall very good experience Higly recommended
• Submitted 26 Aug 2017
I booked this trip from home as it was highly recommended and we weren't disappointed, although the weather wasn't very kind to us it rained most of the day. We really did enjoy the 2km walk beside the River up to where you hopped on a little boat and went further up seeing some wonderful sights it did look spectacular in the mist. We then continued to where the Elbe sandstone mountains were but the rain and mist did stop us from seeing afar. Our guide was excellent he looked after us very well, supplying us with more rain coats Food was excellent would highly recommend.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2017
I really enjoyed this day. The guide sorry his name escapes me was wonderful and his english was good which made it easier when he explained things during the day. The day consisted of a reasonably steep walk down to the Gorge, a small walking distance along a track, a boat ride and then another 30 minutes walking. The walk was easy and enjoyable. Lunch was enjoyable with my only comment being that we waited over an hour after ordering for our meals. I think with was a restaurant mistake as they provided us with dessert 'on the house'. The next part of the day to the bridge was fantastic the scenery was amazing and well worth seeing. Well worth the effort to go on this day trip. Would thoroughly recommend.
• Submitted 11 Aug 2017
Our guide Waldemar was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable and I highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to get out of the city and see the countryside. The views along the river were lovely the our boat captain pointed out many points of interest while Waldemar translated for us. The trip to the old fort was lovely, and the views were incredible. There is an outdoor amphitheater and the sound rising up from that just added to the beauty of the trip.
• Submitted 15 Jun 2017
One of the highlights of our European visit! The day was incredible from start to finish. Marek was the best guide. He was so congenial and knowledgeable. We never felt rushed and the pace was perfect. My husband has a slight knee issue but made it through the park walk fine. The scenery was nothing short of spectacular. We had a full van and by the time the tour was over, we were all friends. We would recommend this to everyone!
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
Had a wonderful time at the canyon. The view was breath taking and the long drive thus was worth it. Our tour guide Walda made our trip very interesting and memorable, a very good fellow.
• Submitted 22 May 2017

In Brief

Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Country:
Czech Republic
Duration:
10 to 11 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
All-inclusive tour
A la carte lunch included
Vegetarian meal option available
Family friendly
Small group ensures personal service
Excellent value for money