What is The Free Tour system?

This is the title given to tours that work on a donation basis (at the end of the tour you decide how much the tour was worth to you). In our small company we are confident enough to let you decide the value of the tour. You can not get a fairer system and this ensures that our guides provide the service every tour.

What month do the tours start?
The Free Tour and the Private Tour run all year long.
At 10:30 am and at 2 pm every day from April to October.
At 10:30 am from November to March.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes, making the reservation is MANDATORY now. We focus on individual travelers so if you are more than 8 people, please, contact us, call us at +420 724 858 907 or make a reservation for a private tour.
El free tour en Český Krumlov, ¿es en español?
Somos el único recorrido a pie gratuito de Český Krumlov y ofrecemos visitas solo en inglés. No hay visitas guiadas gratuitas en español en Český Krumlov.
How do I recognize the guide?
Our guides always have a red umbrella with a sign MEETING POINT and UK/USA flag and red T-shirt.
What time do I need to show up for the tour?
We recommend all participants arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour starts. Of course, you will not miss the tour by coming just on time.
Is the Free Night Tour also available?
The Free Night Tour is available in July and August at 9 pm every Friday and Saturday. The tour starts in front of the information center. Booking is required.
What if I am late for the tour?
The tour begins in the main square and if you are a little late you will very likely find us there. If not the tour proceeds through Horni street to a viewpoint in front of the Hotel Ruze.
Is there a maximum number of people allowed on the tour?
There is no maximum number of people on the tour. Our goal is to give a free tour to everybody. On the other hand, we require a reservation for groups of 8 or more people. In general most of the time there are not more than 20 people joining the tour in the high season and about 10 or fewer people in the low season.
What if the weather is bad?
The tours run in all weather conditions, sun, rain, or snow.
Is the free tour really free?
All free tours we organize are free of charge. You just show up and enjoy the tour. If you enjoyed the tour and are satisfied with our service, please, leave a tip or donation at the end of the tour. The only reward the guides are your tips. Your donations are the best way to support our project so we can carry on and improve it also in the future.
Why is a Wiseman’s tour different from conventional tours?
The main difference is the fact that our guides do not get paid for their job. Their only reward is your tip. They are highly motivated professionals who know that they have to deserve your tips. That´s why free walking tours are usually the best.
How long is the tour?
The Free tour of Cesky Krumlov takes from 1,5 to 2 hours.
Do you stop for any breaks?
The duration of the tour is around 2 hours so we don’t stop for any break. We can make a quick toilette break if necessary. We do not stop for food or drinks. Feel free to choose where you would like to go after the tour. Our guides are open to your questions and are ready to give you great recommendations.
What language are the tours given in?
All the tours are in English and in July and August also in Spanish at 2 pm.
Is there a lot of walking involved?
No. The Free Tour is an easy and pleasant walk through the town.
Is the tour suitable for children?
We have really friendly guides who love children and kids are more than welcome on the tour.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. On the tour we go on two staircases but it’s possible to go around them.
What if there are only three or less people interested in the Free Walking tour?
In that case, we let them know at least one hour in advance that the tour will be canceled as no required number of participants was met. We need at least four tourists to join the tour. When there are fewer than four people interested in the tour we contact them and rebook them for another tour. But honestly - this happens rarely.
Can I join the tour with pets?
Yes, you can, unless you have got a tiger or a lion.
Is it possible to book a guide for a private walk?
Yes, it is possible. You can customize the time of the tour. For more information see the Private Tour.
Who is the Wiseman?
The Wiseman is a wise and trusted guide and advisor.