Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Czech Spas of Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne from Prague. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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I got lucky twice on booking group tour but getting a private, bcz of luck of tourists. Even with hall group it would be very nice trip. Worth it !!!
Fabulous tour.. The sights of Karlovy Vary are fantastic. Such a beautiful place. The entire tour was awesome. The guide, Jan was really friendly and tried to accommodate all our requirements. I highly recommend this tour. Viator provided this tour via the tour company.
Very nice tour, we've had a beautiful day! Karlov Vary is a wonderful barroque town and on september 4th, 2012 we've even saw the rainbow over the river that cross the town. The guide Petr was gentle, explained everything and even gave us free time. Highly recommended tour!
This is a wonderful trip. Daniel was a terrific tour guide!. He was didn't mind talking to me all the way to Karlovy Vary and all the way back to Prague fro Marianske Lazne. There were only 5 people total on the trip. 2 spoke Spanish and had their own guide. Therefore, there were only 3 of us in the English tour. Daniel's English is VERY good. It felt very personal. We were all older and we went at our own pace and did not feel rushed at all. I'm so happy that we went both places. They are so different. Karlovy Vary seemed a bit more elegant, Marianske Lazne was my favorite. It was more laid back and seemed a bit less crowded. Overall, I would highly recommend this trip to everyone!
The trip was excellent. Especially I liked our team. The lunch was nice.
Probably the best day of our trip. Would definitely recommend going to Marianske. Some people had the visit to Karlovy Vary only and had to entertain themselves while the rest of us continued on to Marianske which is a beautiful city.
Beware though, it was supposed to include pick up and drop off to hotels. The pick up occurred, however the drop off didn't. We were just dropped off at their city booth and told we had to find our own way back to the hotels, not easy when you only arrived the evening before.
A wonderful day - very long and busy but such a good trip. Karlovy Vary was a wonderful trip into the mountains and such a pretty town with an extraordinary history. Marianske Lazne was unexpectedly beautiful. We had an orchestra playing while we were there, a visit to a beautiful church and the Royal Spa. Lunch in Karlovy Vary was substantial but not as good as it could have been.
This was a lovely day in two very beautiful turn of the century spa towns with beautiful architecture! Tasting the variety of thermal spring waters was free. We also toured the Becherovka Museum, and got a free tasting of several varieties of liquer. The lemon was my favorite flavor.
Very knowledgeable and interesting guide. I was able to locate my families ancestral home with his help. This is a gem of a city!
Very interesting tour, good guide, and comfortable pace. Lovely scenery during trip and beautiful old buildings in villages. Yummy Czech wafers - wish I had bought a few boxes of them. Loved the fact that there was such a variance in the things we did on the tour
I enjoyed the tour surprised many people dont comment about it, enjoyed the guides food recommendation but i got tired of seeing springs. though and it rained...lol...
Great day with Marianske Lazne being the highligh as much less touristy. However felt people should be given free time to enjoy the town maybe should be optional to do the brewery. Tour Guide was very informative great day out of Prague town.
Karlovy Vary was great but the tour guide failed to take us to Marianske Lazne - some mix-up but no explanation or apology
Going to Becherovka was fun, and Karlovy Vary was great. Had coffee at the Grand Hotel Pupp, very classy. Don't forget to take some spa crackers home!
Nice places but in good weather. Plus the tour guide who barely can walk.
Bad weather and a weak guide meant this was a very limited tour. The tour consists of walking around the two spa towns and sampling the water (they drink it) at the locations. These are dominantly Russian tourist sites, as they seem to be the dominant crowd in the area. Very attractive locations, and an opportunity to see some countryside outside of Prague.
The city was so beautiful but the tour guide was terrible. She basically chaperoned us and didnt share much about the history, or the architecture of the city.
Highly overrated and not a good value for our money. You need to inform the amount of time we would be spending on the the road in a van...it was 5 hours...half of the ten hour day was spent driving. Wish we hadn't wasted the money.
The tour guide didn't provide any information about the countryside we were driving through however was knowledgeable about the spa towns and the history. The lunch in Karlovy Vary was awful. The spa towns were beautiful and the architecture was wonderful and the tour was a good way to see some of the magnificent scenery in the Czech Republic but not really a great tour.
La ville est tres belle. Le guide n'etait pas du tout patient. Il nous a presque rien explique, il a surtout ignore "english speking people". On s'attendait a qqc plus different.
The guide was so lazy didn't introduce much things to us, we came back to Prague 3 hours before estimated time, and we had to wait for her all the time during the tour time, e.g. Wait for her playing with pedestrian's babies, wait for her toilet needs. But those are nice and beautiful cities tho.
While in Prague, my friend and I took approximately three tours, but this was by far the worst tour! The bus picked us up at the hotel and brought us to a central meeting spot. We then waited for another bus to bring us to Karlovy Vary. There was both an English speaking and a Spanish speaking tour guide on the bus, which was fine because we were a small group. I imagine if the group was larger, it would have been very difficult to hear anything. The tour guide was nice enough, but I would hardly call him a guide, more of a chaperone. He gave a little bit of history about Prague itself, and then when we got to Karlovy Vary he walked slowly through the town. The guide was unable to answer questions and it seemed that he needed to stick to his script. When an elderly woman needed to take a break he became completely flustered and continued the tour with little regard for the woman. The tour also indicated a visit to the Moser glass shop, which meant as we walked by the shop the tour leader said "This is the Moser Glass Shop." We did not stop in to see anything. The bus which was promised to be air conditioned was not! It was incredibly hot, with no circulation at all. When we asked the bus driver to turn on the air conditioning he appeared upset. Overall, I would not recommend this trip to fellow travelers. The town itself was quite lovely, and would have been great to see at our own pace. If you are interested in seeing Karlovy Vary, make an appointment at a spa and take public transportation to the town!