Pilsner Urquell Brewery & Nižbork Glasswork Tour with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
The Czech Republic is not just Prague. Did you know that Pilsen has always been the country's regional center of industry, religion, education, sport, gastronomy and culture? This all culminated in 2015, when Pilsen received the prestigious European Capital of Culture Award. Your tour will begin with a tour to walk around and explore the Old Town, which will allow you to see all of the hidden spots and gems. As you tour, your guide will tell you about the city itself, including its history, culture, and people. The tour will then continue by entering the St. Bartholomeus Cathedral, which has the highest spire in the Czech Republic. Following this, you will get to see 3rd-biggest Synagogue in the world, allowing you to walk through a place where Czech history was written. Following the historic portion of your tour, your guide will take you to a local Czech pub where you will get to ta...
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...
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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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!
The city tour through Pilsen was very interesting. Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable and was able to bring us closer to the history of the city, current developments and Czech culture. He also recommended restaurants, cafes and bars, which we visited during our further stay. The know-how of a true connoisseur pays off here if you want to get to know the insider tips or the preferences of the locals outside of the tourist hotspots. All in all a great tour with valuable tips!
The visits to the crystal factory and the brewery were led by an English-speaking guide even though we had a French-speaking guide during the transport. Our guide was not authorized to give us information in French even if occasionally he was able to give us some information and written documentation in French (initiative greatly appreciated). Lunch was ok.
A very good tour. We had a great guide (Martin) who spoke perfect German and was able to answer all our questions about Pilsen
Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Prague.