From Prague: Křivoklát Castle & Glassworks Visit with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
Start the tour by departing from Prague in the morning, choosing to include hotel pickup by selecting the relevant option when booking. Then, travel through the beautiful landscape of Central Bohemia for approximately 1 hour in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus with refreshments and WiFi available onboard. Arrive at Křivoklát Castle, one of the oldest Czech royal castles, established in 1230. First, visit the amazing Gothic Chapel, the infamous Dungeon and Torture Chambers full of gruesome instruments, the monumental tower, and the King's Palace. Spend about 1.5 hours discovering the most important parts of the castle. After the guided tour, have the option to visit another castle tower where the famous medieval alchemist Edward Kelly was imprisoned in the 16th century. Also, check out the beautiful shop filled with traditional Czech products. Then, continue the tour with a 1.5-hou...
When thinking of the Czech Republic, two traditional crafts often come to mind: crystal glassworks and beer. Discover the secrets of both on a full-day tour of the Ruckl glassworks and Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Admire elegant glassworks and even purchase a piece of your own before touring the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to taste the most famous Czech beer and enjoy a traditional lunch. Meet the group in Prague 2 or arrange hotel pick up and set off in an air-conditioned van to the idyllic town of Nižbor. Here, visit a small family glassworks, one of the most famous in Bohemia. Since 1903, the Ruckel family have been blowing, grinding, and polishing beautiful glass pieces. However, the art of glassmaking goes back much further, all the way to the 17th-century when craftsmen honed their skills and passed them down through the generations. Learn about the glass-blowing process on a 1-hour tour...
Your exciting trip starts in Prague in the morning hours. Following approximately 45 minutes of travel, arrive to the central Bohemian village of Lidice. During World War II and the Nazi occupation, this village became a world-famous symbol of the suffering of civilians and the monstrosity of the fascist regime. Together with the French village of Oradour-Sur-Glane, Lidice became one of only two villages completely destroyed in the hinterland during the war. In June 1942, Adolf Hitler ordered the destruction of Lidice as retribution against the alleged help provided by the village's people during the assassination of a high-ranking man in Nazi Germany: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, Imperial SD Commander and Deputy Reich Protector in the occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. After your visit to the Lidice museum, the memorial, and the sculpture dedicated to the murdered children...
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