• Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Explore the origins of Prague’s beer brewing traditions on a 4-hour walking tour to two of the cities oldest Monastic breweries. Learn about the Benedictine monks that lived and worked in Břevnov Monastery since the year 993, with the option visit their modern-day brewing space in restored baroque stables. Get stunning city views from Strahov Monastery, where beer was first brewed in the early 14th century by a remarkable monastic order.

Highlights

  • Half-day walking tour to two Prague monasteries
  • Learn about Czech beer history and heritage
  • Visit historic places with an expert guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Perfect for beer lovers

What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Prague's Brevnov and Strahov Monasteries and Breweries

Brevnov Monastery and Strahov Monastery

Meet your historian guide at a centrally-located point in Prague, and listen to stories about Prague beer and brewing as you make your way to the brewery at Břevnov Monastery. See a Roman crypt that’s almost 1,000 years old, and take in the Church of St. Margaret, one of the finest examples of Czech baroque. Learn how the monastery’s beer traditions were revamped in 2012; you’ll have time to purchase samples of ‘beer tea’ at the brewery, or try the food in the onsite Klasterni Senk.

Continue to Strahov Monastery, which the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians founded in 1143. Hear about the 14th-century evidence of brewing in this site, and tour the brewery and restaurant. If you choose, you can purchase a ticket to the Strahov Monastery’s baroque library, where you'll discover over 200,000 volumes, including many rare texts. Tastings, food and guided tours of each monastery are not included with this tour.

Customer Reviews

Willidea H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Travis did an awesome job. The library was incredible and we had a great time sampling beer and visiting the breweries. Highly recommend this tour!

Sean S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

5 Star Experience - Star 1: Our guide Vadim is a brilliant historian and global citizen who lent a fun, approachable, intellectual air to our tours of the Strahov and Breznov monasteries and breweries. Star 2: The itinerary allows for a unique perspective on the history of Prague. Politics, War, Intrigue, its a saga worthy Gore Vidal and not the run-of-the-mill 'greatest hits of Prague' tour most visitors will do. Star 4: Great beer at two Prague breweries with their own stories to tell. History AND a tasty beer buzz? YES. Star 5: I'm an architecture/history enthusiast and book collector - going 'behind the velvet ropes' and walking through the Strahov Monastery libraries is one of the highlights of my life - seriously. Bonus Star: I've been around the world and participated in some great tours before, Vadim is at the very top in terms of personality, passion and knowledge. Between Vadim and the tour itself you will have cocktail party stories for months. Just go ahead and book this tour right now.

Rachel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I simply cannot say enough good about our guide, Vadim. He is an American who know lives in Prague, and he tailored the tour to my husband and mine's interests. The tour began at the gardens of the Wallenstein Palace, just below Prague Castle. Vadim provided context and background for the statues and gardens, which greatly added to our understanding an enjoyment of the location. From there, we went to the grounds of the Strahov Monastery, where we were able to go through the world famous library in a 'behind the lines' tour. There is an additional fee for this, payable to the library, but it is well worth it. The Strahov Library is simply one of the most breathtaking places I have ever witnessed. From there, we went to the Brevnov Monastery, which is now an active brewery. We learned a bit about the brewing process and were able to sample some of the beer made on site. It was absolutely one of our favorite days in Prague, and we highly recommend this tour, especially for bibliophiles!

Rita V

4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

The libraries and breweries were great and we had a very informative guide. I would have liked to see more of the Churches in these monasteries

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