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Prague: Karlstejn Castle & Glass Factory Tour with Lunch

Prague: Karlstejn Castle & Glass Factory Tour with Lunch

From US$ 89.43 per person

Escape the busy city of Prague and visit Karlstejn Castle. Admire the castle’s impressive architecture, then visit a traditional glass factory to learn about this craft. The tour also includes a delicious three-course meal at an authentic restaurant.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
German, Italian, Japanese, French, Russian
Pickup optional
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Discover the rich-history of Karlstejn Castle, which dates back to the 14th century
  • Enjoy a guided tour of a local glass factory and learn about this fascinating craft
  • Dine on a three-course lunch and taste traditional dishes and delicacies
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Prague or from the meeting point, then heads out towards Karlstejn Castle just an hour outside the city. Admire the castle’s impressive architecture and learn about its rich-history, which dates back to the 14th century. Retrace the steps of powerful Czech kings as you explore the castle grounds and imagine what life was like here throughout the ages. Continue the tour to the next stop of the day, stopping for a photo at the stunning Velka Amerika along the way. Arrive at one of the country’s oldest and most famous glassworks, which has been operating since 1846, and embark on a guided tour. Discover the process of crystal glass art and meet local glassmakers hard at work. Before leaving, stop at the factory’s outlet to shop for a crystal glass souvenir. At the end of an insightful and memorable tour, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local Czech restaurant. Dine on a delicious three-course meal with a selection of traditional dishes accompanied by regional beer. The tour returns to Prague at around 4:00 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off to the meeting point or your hotel (depending on the option selected)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Karlstejn Castle admission fee
  • Glassworks admission fee
  • Lunch with beer or a non-alcoholic beverage
  • Light refreshments during the journey
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Additional drinks during lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at Bistro Hezky Česky, Anglická 21, Vinohrady, Prague. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins and look for your guide with the local partner’s logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  •  Please note, this tour cannot accommodate solo travelers. The minimum number required per booking is two people
  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please be aware that to reach the castle, you will need to climb about 150 steps, which can be physically challenging
  •  In exceptional circumstances, the live guide at the castle will be replaced by an audioguide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

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Our guide, Vladimir, was great! He communicated with me the day before the tour and met us where and when he said he would. We learned a great deal from him as he drove us to Karlstejn. Once at the parking spot he offered us the choice of walking up to the castle or catching a taxi up there. We chose the taxi. At the castle he turned us over to their English-speaking guide who led us on an informative tour that lasted nearly an hour. We walked down through the village to the van. It turns out that Get Your Guide doesn’t make clear that the glass factory is not open on Sunday so after our tour of the castle we went straight to the Kozel brewery for a tour followed by a delicious (and very filling) Czech lunch nearby. Thanks to all the food and Kozel, we were much quieter on the way home. Vladimir was kind enough to drop us off at our lodgings.

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