Plzeň
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Our most recommended Plzeň Day Trips

  • Pilsner Urquell Brewery & Nižbork Glasswork Tour with Lunch

    1. Pilsner Urquell Brewery & Nižbork Glasswork Tour with Lunch

    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...

  • Private Pilsen & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour Prague

    2. Private Pilsen & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour Prague

    Beer has been brewed in Pilsen almost since the city's foundation, with the first record related to brewing dating back to as early as 1307. Josef Groll brewed the bottom-fermented light lager, which became the prototype of all lagers in 1842. The Pilsner Urqwell brewery has commemorated this memorable day by an annual festival called the Pilsner Fest. The success of the beer from Pilsen and the prosperity of the brewery were unstoppable and the trademark Pilsner Urquell soon became the synonym of quality all over the world. Join us on this extensive visit to Pilsen & Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour. Explore the brewery and learn of the story behind the first bottom-fermented light larger, brewed in 1842. Visit the brewery and the city behind the brewery: Pilsen. Whilst in Pilsen guests can also see sites such as St. Bartholomew Cathedral, the Patton Memorial and will have the opportunity...

    Supposed to have time for lunch. We ordered and didn’t get to eat, time ran out before tour. Everything else was very good. Our driver Lucas was awesome!

  • Pilsner Brewery & Nizbor Glass Factory Combination Tour

    3. Pilsner Brewery & Nizbor Glass Factory Combination Tour

    Discover two of the Czech Republic's famous products – pilsner and crystal. Leave Prague behind for a journey to Pilsen, a metropolis of Western Bohemia. Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to learn about how this "liquid bread" is made. Founded in 1842, the brewery creates the best Pilsner in the world. Walk through the museum as you discover the brewery's 150 year long history. After your brewery tour, enjoy lunch before visiting one of the most well known glass factories of the Czech Republic – Ruckle Crystal. Enjoy a guided tour of the factory as well as discounts on your purchases before returning to Prague.

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What people are saying about Plzeň

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 15 reviews

well worth the car ride

We enjoyed the brewery a lot. They give a great tour there. We recommended the brewery tour to everyone we saw. The glass factory was amazing. You get to walk through the factory and watch them working. This was a great experience. Our only negative was our driver for the day. My husband and I were the only people on this tour. The driver talked to a lot, he shared many opinions,used foul language, and his driving was not our style. My only real complaint was that he gave us a few minutes to shop at the glass factory. He told us we had to get to the next tour. We quickly made choices without looking at the many items available. I felt very rushed and I had been looking forward to buying from the factory, not a tourist shop in town. When we arrived at the brewery he drove us around and showed us the city. When we got to the brewery our tour didn't begin for 30 min.When I realized we had this extra time, I was annoyed by the rush at the glass factory. Tell the driver you want to shop!

Supposed to have time for lunch. We ordered and didn’t get to eat, time ran out before tour. Everything else was very good. Our driver Lucas was awesome!

Love this tour. Second time I have taken it.

Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Prague.