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Karlovy Vary Day Trip from Prague

Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Karlovy Vary Day Trip from Prague

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Sample the delights of the world-famous spa town of Karlovy Vary on this full-day trip from Prague, including a delicious lunch. Admire the Bohemian landscapes as you travel by coach from Prague to Karlovy Vary, and discover the many attractions of the town, sometimes known by the German name of Karlsbad or Carlsbad. Visit the Moser glass factory, where beautiful crystal ware is made; admire the elegant spa colonnades and fountains, and sample some of the reputedly curative waters, light spa wafers and some of Karlovy’s legendary herbal liqueur.
  • Full-day trip to Karlovy Vary from Prague
  • Discover Bohemia's most famous spa town
  • Glass exhibition
  • Sample the mineral spring water, local wafers and traditional herbal liqueur
  • English- and German-speaking guides
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop off
Drinks and samples
Náměstí Republiky 1037/3 , Náměstí Republiky 1037/3, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

Departure time info. Tour departs at 9.30am /valid from February 1st, 2019/ Departure Point: The Yellow Kiosk of Prague Sightseeing Tours Address: Náměstí Republiky 3 110 00 Prague 1 Directions: Opposite the Municipal House (near Powder Gate)

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Depart Prague by air-conditioned coach and make the journey into the pretty Bohemian countryside. As you travel, listen as your guide tells you about spa town of Karlovy Vary, sometimes known as Karlsbad or Carlsbad.

Hear how this Bohemian town grew up around some natural springs said to have been discovered by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles — or Karl, IV — in 1358. Hear how the town took the emperor’s name and how, in the 1800s, it attracted figures such as Ludwig van Beethoven who came here for the reputedly curative waters.

Drive through the lush forests that surround Karlovy Vary, and visit the town’s Moser glass factory. Learn about the company’s products, favored by Europe’s ruling elite during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and still one of the world’s most prestigious brands of crystal glassware.

See the skilled glassblowers at work and, if you wish, buy some of the exquisite crystal at the factory gift shop.

Continue into Karlovy’s stately center and stroll around the graceful spa colonnades and fountains. Sample some of the water and taste the town’s famous wafers, circular cracker-style treats smeared with chocolate, vanilla and other moreish coatings.

Purchase lunch at a restaurant, and try some Becherovka, a traditional herbal liqueur that’s synonymous with the town. Savor the gingery-cinnamon tipple as you hear how it’s made to a secret recipe using Karlovy’s soft water.

Your trip ends back at the original start point in Prague.
Stop At:  
Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary is the most famous Bohemian spa, and was named for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Karl) IV. The emperor allegedly found the springs in 1358 during a hunting expedition. In the 19th century, many famous people came here from all over Europe for treatment, including Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven, Chopin and Karl Marx. Upon your arrival in Karlovy Vary, you will visit a glass exhibition at the Moser factory. Then, as you stroll through the town along the spa colonnades, you will have a chance to sip the water from the mineral springs, taste delicious local wafers and the traditional herbal Becherovka liqueur.
Duration: 5 hours 
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Great Day trip to Karlovy Vart
, Nov 2021
The guide was super nice and super insightful. Karlovy Vary is a beautiful place and learning some of its history from Helena was amazing. We only think a bit more English descriptions were needed. It was a Russian-English tour and we got a feeling at times that we did not get the same info. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Good trip!
, Sep 2019
It was a lovely trip. Our guide was very helpful and had lots of knowledge to give us. It was a fun trip and not too tiring as well.
A little bit of confusion at the pick...
, Aug 2018
A little bit of confusion at the pick up since the instructions did not say to sign in at the booth that had the name of a different company and we were waiting for a bus to show up but other than that the tour was smooth. The tour guide was very interesting. The Moser factory tour was more interesting than most factory tours that these tours take you to and Karlovy Vary was stunning. After a guided tour of Karlovy Vary we had plenty of time to walk around ourselves and explore.
Bueatifull day trip
, Aug 2018
Nice day to get out in the countryside. The glass blowing factory was great to see. Downtown was an easy walk with plenty of time to shop and have a great lunch. The driver and guide did a great job. Well worth the time and money. We highly recommend.
The glass factory was great to see...
, Apr 2018
The glass factory was great to see. And the town has wonderful traditions. The tourguide was spectacular so knowledgeable. It was a great day
Really nice city. Lots of time to...
, Jan 2018
Really nice city. Lots of time to spend there, and learned quite a few things. Our guide, Sara, was super informative.
It was a disappointing trip, first...
mona m
, Nov 2017
It was a disappointing trip, first of all , we went to Karlovy Vary by a small van which was not comfy for a long two hours trip , the van seats make you push your head forward which caused me a neck pain. When we went to have a dinner in a hotel restaurant, the guide ,Sarah assured us that the 3 courses meal was vegetarian and Halal,no pork,no ham,no lard and no alcohol as I requested and asked and wrote in the form when I paid on line. We were 4 Muslim who do not eat pork and not drink alcohol and there were some other vegetarian. When I started to eat the starter which was a mushroom soup,I found small pieces of pork inside it, I took these pieces and showed them to the guide Sarah who confirmed and assured us that every thing was Halal before eating, she spoke to the waitress who was unwilling to help or change anything saying that this was the only starter they had, after many negotiations between Sarah and the manager they finally agreed to bring a salad instead it was cucumber and carrots which usually put to decorate the dish but not a salad dish. It was not tasty. For the main dish I choose trout fish, the fish itself was very small like a sardine while they brought other guests a big trout which was strange ,as a restaurant they must offer all guests the same size and weight of trout fish. For the dessert, the waitress said that the cake contains alcohol and they didn't have anything else, after a long discussion between Sarah,waitress and me they agreed to bring fruit. They brought for every one of us a very small kiwi which has been in the kitchen for ages, it was dry and not fresh. We refused to have them and asked for a hot drink instead. They refused at first and then they agreed. I felt that they treated us as beggars who asked for something which was not our rights as I paid like the others even more as I found that some people paid less than methey paid 54 Euro but they got more and I got less. These negotiations took time and we had just one hour and half for seeing that beautiful town which was not enough. I was really upset and unhappy, I expected that the tour company will respect guest's requests.
This was a beautiful trip. The...
Erica C
, Nov 2017
This was a beautiful trip. The countryside kept our interest the whole trip and the sights we saw were amazing. The glassblowers were quite a treat. Karlovy Vary was extremely quaint.
Highly recommend this day trip. It...
David S
, Oct 2017
Highly recommend this day trip. It was great to see the countryside after a few days in Prague. The tour of the Moser glass factory was interesting but the highlight was the beautiful, colouful buildings in Karlovy Vary itself.
Trip was well organised and...
, Oct 2017
Trip was well organised and comfortable. Karlovy Vary as city is interesting as an area is a bit similar with Monte Carlo. It is good indeed once to see it

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