Discover the ruins of a medieval castle in Bohemia, visit one of the most famous crystal glass factories of the Czech Republic, and explore the beautiful spa city of Karlovy Vary on an 11-hour tour from Prague. Buy unique glassware at the Moser factory.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of Prague and enjoy a full-day private tour to the beautiful spa town of Karlovy Vary in western Bohemia. Following a pick-up from your hotel at 09:00, travel by air-conditioned minibus through the stunning countryside of Bohemia. Relax with the on board Wi-Fi and cool water refreshments.
Stop at the ruins of a Gothic castle above the village of Andělská Hora on Angel Mountain. First mentioned in the year 1402, the castle pre-dates the 15th century village in the foothills. During its glory days - and before it was burned down in the Thirty Years’ War - the castle was a favourite place for the writer Goethe and other luminaries. See the unique church of the Holy Trinity, built between 1698 and 1712 by the Italian architect, Allipradi.
Continue to the Moser glass factory, founded by Ludwig Moser in 1893. Learn about their famous glassware, sold around the world to such notables as the court of the British king, Edward VII, the shah of Persia, and the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef I. Purchase some unique souvenirs in the gift shop before your departure.
Next, drive to the spa town of Karlovy Vary, founded in 1370 after King Charles IV stumbled upon a hot stream while out hunting. Now one of the best known and popular wellness resorts in the Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary offers regional specialties such as the Becherovka liquor produced from herbs.
Marvel at the monuments of the picturesque town center, and see some of the spa colonades, including the hot spring at Vřídlo. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (or drop off at Václavské náměstí)
- Local guide
- Admission fees
- Chilled water en route
What's Not Included
- Food and drink not specified in "what's included"
Know Before You Go
• You will be picked up from your hotel in Prague at approximately 08:45. The transfer takes approximately 2 hours, allowing plenty of time to admire the beautiful scenery of central and west Bohemia en route
• Be remember to bring your camera