FAQ

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 10:30am and at 2pm every day from April to October.
At 10:30am from November to March.
Do I need to make a reservation?
No, there is no reservation needed for individual travellers or small groups. But if you are a group of 8 or more people we require a reservation. In that case, please, contact us or make a reservation for a private tour.
How do I recognize the guide?
Our guides always have a red umbrella with a sign MEETING POINT and UK/USA flag and red 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 in NOT available anymore. We provide only a private Night Tour . It´s 1,5 long and we use a portable projector when it gets dark to show you pictures interiors of Cesky Krumlov houses and old photographs from the 20th century - Adolf Hitler arriving to our town or American soldiers liberating this place at the end of the war. Feel free to contact us for the Private Night Tour.
What if I am late for the tour?
We start our tours 2 minutes after the tour time. 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 streed (means "the Upper street" in Czech:) to a view point in front of the Hotel Ruze.
Is there a maximum number of people allowed on the tour?
There is no a 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 high season and about10 or less people in 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 a 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 the 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.
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?
Children are welcome as long as they can keep with the others
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. On the tour we go on two staircases but it’s possible to go around them.
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 Wiseman?
A wiseman is a Wise and trusted guide and advisor.