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Visit two of the Czech Republic’s elegant spa towns on a day trip from Prague, with an expert guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, head into forested west Bohemia to the town of Karlovy Vary, known for its twelve mineral springs. Explore the town with its graceful colonnades, taste some waters and discover its other claims to fame — crystal glassware, porcelain and herbal liqueur. Enjoy an included lunch, and continue through the lush forests to the handsome spa town of Marianske Lazne to sample some of its equally acclaimed waters.

Highlights

  • Czech Spas of Karlovy Vary and Marianske full day guided coach tour from Prague
  • Discover the rich history of Karlovy Vary and its twelve springs
  • See Marianske Lazne with its curative springs and unique historical architecture
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Walk along the Tepla (warm) River and majestic Neo-Renaissance colonnades and taste different mineral waters
  • Led by a professional guide

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What You Can Expect

Czech Spas of Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne from Prague

Czech Spa Town of Karlovy Vary

Begin your day trip with a pickup from your Prague hotel or central Prague. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach and as you journey through rural Bohemia learn about Karlovy Vary, one of the Czech Republic’s most renowned spa towns.

Known in German as Karlsbad or Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary straddles the Tepla River and grew up around natural springs said to have been discovered by Holy Roman Emperor Charles — or Karl, IV — in 1358. As its reputation as a health spa grew, its reputedly curative waters drew many famous figures, including the composers Beethoven and Brahms during the 1800s.

Stretch your legs along the Tepla and admire the neo-Renaissance colonnades and spring fountains. Sample some of the town’s twelve mineral waters and enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs.

Break for an included restaurant lunch, and afterward, visit the Moser Glass Factory Museum. Discover Karlovy’s two other claims to fame: Moser crystal glassware and Thun porcelain. Browse the delicate pieces displayed at the Moser shop and Thun showroom, and if you wish, buy some as mementos.

Next, travel south to Marianske Lazne, another historical spa town in the Slavkovský les forest. Take a walking tour of the town, passing its romantic colonnades and parks as you learn about its mineral springs.

Visit the famous Cross Spring colonnade to taste its waters, and then return to Prague by coach to finish your tour.

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Customer Reviews

Annette G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I'm glad I chose this tour that also goes to Marianske Lazne because I actually liked that better than Karlovy Vary. Marianske Lazne is a little lower key, if you could say that about a gorgeously appointed spa town. The colonnade is truly stunning and the park in the middle of town makes it seems more relaxed and less crowded. Both spas are definitely sights to see with their opulent architecture. The tour offers a great ride through the rolling country outside of Prague and it's great to see that as well, and I did enjoy the visit to the Moser glass factory. We were taken to a pleasant restaurant for lunch that even offered a vegetarian option, and our tour guide had us back in Prague on time. I was even picked up and dropped off at my hotel.

RAJESH D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice one but Guide was lenient thus Schedule could not be maintained.

Chuang-Ye H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent. The guide, a retired engineer, was an extremely knowledgeable and considerate gentleman while the towns we visited were all elegant, beautiful and interesting.

AHMED M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Beautiful tour

Chris C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent and picturesque tour. Petr the guide was very informative and entertaining. Both towns were postcard perfect and are highly recommended

Jerrold L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fascinating. Guide was excellent.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

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 !!!

Atul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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.

Cristiane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

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!

Julie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

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!

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