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Karlovy Vary Tour from Prague with Lunch

1. Karlovy Vary Tour from Prague with Lunch

Journey to the largest, most well known Czech Spa - Karlovy Vary – just 2-hours away from Prague. Also known as Carlsbad, the founding of this town has been linked to Emperor Charles IV since 1358, when he built a hunting lodge here. Learn about the 12 famous springs with temperatures from 40°C to 72°C, the most famous being Vridlo. Karlovy Vary is also famous for its local china and glass manufacturing industry. After lunch, admire these products as you visit the Moser Glass Shop and the Thun Porcelain Shop. Finally, visit the Moser Glass Museum.

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Karlovy Vary & Marianske Lazne Tour from Prague with Lunch

2. Karlovy Vary & Marianske Lazne Tour from Prague with Lunch

Experience the largest, most well known Czech Spa - Karlovy Vary – a scenic 2-hour drive from Prague. Also known as Carlsbad, the founding of this town has been linked to Emperor Charles IV since 1358, when he built a hunting lodge here. Experience some of the 12 famous springs with temperatures from 40°C to 72°C, the most famous being Vridlo, as you walk along the Tepla River and the majestic Neo-Renaissance colonnades. Enjoy samples of the different mineral waters and purchase souvenirs before lunch. Then, admire the city's famous glass and china as you visit the Moser Glass Shop and the Thun Porcelain Shop. Enjoy a guided tour of the Moser Glass Factory Museum Next, journey to the famous Marianske Lazne, with its curative springs. Take a tour of the spa with its unique historical architecture, a sampling of the spa waters from the famous Cross Spring, and finally visit the ancient colonnades.

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From Prague: Karlovy Vary Full-Day Tour

3. From Prague: Karlovy Vary Full-Day Tour

Karlovy Vary is the best known spa town in the Czech Republic, and its history dates to the 14th century and the reign of Charles IV. The healing powers of the local springs enticed notables such as the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and the German poet Goethe. The spa town is also known for the production of world-renowned Moser crystal, Carlsbad porcelain, and the traditional Czech herb liqueur, Becherovka. On this full-day excursion from Prague you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the town center and marvel at the most famous geyser, Vřídlo Sprudel, gushing its mineral waters to a height of nearly 12 meters! After this you’ll be free to explore the town on your own.

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Karlovy Vary Private Tour: A Day Trip from Prague

4. Karlovy Vary Private Tour: A Day Trip from Prague

This trip will take you through the picturesque West Bohemian countryside to the city of Karlovy Vary. This world-famous spa city is known for its 12 medicinal mineral springs, which you will have the chance to taste. The best-known of these springs is the "Vřídlo" ("Geyser"), a fountain of therapeutic water that shoots to a height of 12m. In Karlovy Vary, you'll also find historical and modern colonnades, and you can admire locally manufactured Moser glass and Thun porcelain. It's highly recommended that you taste the delicious local wafers and traditional "Becherovka" liqueur made from herbs. Take the stress out of your trip to this city with private transportation and an expert guide - make it a day to remember! 

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Prague: Day Trip to Karlovy Vary and St. Maurus Reliquary

5. Prague: Day Trip to Karlovy Vary and St. Maurus Reliquary

Enjoy a full-day guided trip to Karlovy Vary, the most renowned and historical Czech spa town, with a visit to Moser Glassworks and the incredible reliquary of St. Maurus in Bečov Castle.  Travel from Prague for about 2 hours in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus to Karlovy Vary. This town was founded as early as 1370 by the mighty and powerful Czech emperor Charles IV and has 13 main hot springs and more than 300 smaller springs. Visit the town center’s ornamental spa buildings before visiting the most powerful spring, Vřídlo, which rises from a depth of 3000 meters and reaches a temperature of 73°C.   Then, visit the headquarters and museum of Moser Glassworks, one of the most famous glass manufacturers in Europe, founded in 1857. See breathtaking samples of contemporary and historical art glass exhibits and see how these articles are made.  After lunch in a charming local restaurant, continue on to the castle of Loket nad Ohří, a stunning medieval place that has been underestimated and forgotten. Admire the massive castle and the unique locations that became popular again through their appearance in the James Bond film “Casino Royale”. Finally, it’s time for the highlight of the tour. St. Maurus’s reliquary (a container for relics), housed inside Bečov Castle, is considered one of the most important historical items in the country and a priceless part of Czech cultural heritage. This is truly a sight to behold.  After admiring this priceless piece of history, you’ll return to Prague for about 7:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Karlovy Vary

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Excellent excursion, very good guide and transportation. The visit to glass factories makes no sense, it was also closed. Lunch is not good and it is outside the tourist area, it is better not to buy it in the package and you can have it wherever you choose and at any time you want.

It was an interesting & enjoyable trip - Moser Crystal Factory & Karlovy Vary Hot springs and old building in Karlovy Vary were amazing .. Thanks to Michaela our tour guide .. she made our trip more enjoyable .. Definitely recommended

Brilliant value for money

Our tour guide - Jan - was very well versed in all the history and cultural of Karlovy Vary, and very informative. He answered all our questions and speaks a smattering of languages so was able to accommodate everyone on the tour.

Incredible -Amazing

The guide was amazing she was Czechian and had a great attitude and positive vibes, they were very attentive and always making sure if we had questions or we need it some help with the language. Great company and amazing service

Very informative and Joyful guide.

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the tour plus the sights of Karlovy Vary.