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  • Location:Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Karlovy Vary Day Trip from Prague

Sample the delights of the world-famous spa town of Karlovy Vary on this full-day trip from Prague, including a delicious lunch. Admire the Bohemian landscapes as you travel by coach from Prague to Karlovy Vary, and discover the many attractions of the town, sometimes known by the German name of Karlsbad or Carlsbad. Visit the Moser glass factory, where beautiful crystal ware is made; admire the elegant spa colonnades and fountains, and sample some of the reputedly curative waters, light spa wafers and some of Karlovy’s legendary herbal liqueur. 


  • Full-day trip to Karlovy Vary from Prague
  • Discover Bohemia's most famous spa town
  • Glass exhibition
  • Sample the mineral spring water, local wafers and traditional herbal liqueur
  • Lunch included
  • English- and German-speaking guides

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Karlovy Vary Day Trip from Prague

The Thermal Spa Town of Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad)

Depart Prague by air-conditioned coach and make the journey into the pretty Bohemian countryside. As you travel, listen as your guide tells you about spa town of Karlovy Vary, sometimes known as Karlsbad or Carlsbad.

Hear how this Bohemian town grew up around some natural springs said to have been discovered by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles — or Karl, IV — in 1358. Hear how the town took the emperor’s name and how, in the 1800s, it attracted figures such as Ludwig van Beethoven who came here for the reputedly curative waters.

Drive through the lush forests that surround Karlovy Vary, and visit the town’s Moser glass factory. Learn about the company’s products, favored by Europe’s ruling elite during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and still one of the world’s most prestigious brands of crystal glassware.

See the skilled glassblowers at work and, if you wish, buy some of the exquisite crystal at the factory gift shop.

Continue into Karlovy’s stately center and stroll around the graceful spa colonnades and fountains. Sample some of the water and taste the town’s famous wafers, circular cracker-style treats smeared with chocolate, vanilla and other moreish coatings.

Enjoy an included lunch at a restaurant, and try some Becherovka, a traditional herbal liqueur that’s synonymous with the town. Savor the gingery-cinnamon tipple as you hear how it’s made to a secret recipe using Karlovy’s soft water.

Your trip ends back at the original start point in Prague.

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Customer Reviews

Gillian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Beautiful place and worth visiting, we were lucky with the weather

Christina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Beautiful place. Great tour guide, too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip! Jan, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. He gave us interesting information about Prague and whatever areas we were passing through on our way to Karlovy Vary. The coach was comfortable and the ride was about an hour and a half each way. The first stop, the glass factory was interesting, but the best part, of course, is Karlovy Vary itself. It has a very special beauty and is a place I'll never forget. Lunch was pretty good too. I would highly recommend this Karlovy Vary trip!

andreina s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


Mary A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was excellent. Tour guide was knowledgeable. I would choose them again if I go back to Prague.

Cristina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Karlovy Vary is a must see. Excellent tour. The lunch was good. The trip to the glass factory was very interesting. We loved our guide, Camilla. She had a lot of information to share with us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent arrangement, very decent and knowledgable guide. Fantastic place. Very good restuarant and lunch!

Amanda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was a great tour! It was nice to get out of the city and see some of the Czech Republic. Karlovy Vary should not be missed!

Ganesh R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great trip...Highly recommend.

Thomas A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was a nine hour tour from Prague to the Karlovy spa area with lunch included. The tour was exactly what we wanted. Karlovy was a beautiful town; shopping was great, and our lunch was very good. The architecture of Karlovy is definitely worth seeing, and we would highly recommend this tour.

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