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Overview

Experience two of the Czech Republic’s best-loved traditions – pilsner beer and Bohemia glassmaking — on this day trip from Prague. With an expert guide, head to Plzen, known as Pilsen in German, and the Pilsner Urquell brewery where the legendary beer began life in 1842. Discover how the beer is made and perhaps buy some Pilsner Urquell glassware. After lunch at a Pilsner-themed restaurant, visit the Bohemia glassworks in Nizbor. See how the glass is blown and cut, and finish with the chance to buy some beautiful glassware at factory prices.
  • Full-day trip from Prague to Nizbor Bohemia glass factory and Pilsner Urquell Brewery
  • Learn the history of pilsner at Pilsner Urquell Brewery
  • Visit the brewery's museum
  • Lunch in local restaurant U Salzmannu
  • Tour of Nizbor Bohemia glass factory
  • Learn the history of Bohemian glassware
  • Purchase glassware at discounted prices
  • Experienced English-speaking guides
Leave your Prague hotel or central Prague by air-conditioned coach and travel southeast to the Czech city of Plzen, known as Pilsen in German. Beer has been brewed in the city since 1295, but it was in 1842 that the city’s Prazdroj brewery began making the now legendary Pilsner Urquell. This zingy golden beer went on to inspire many of the world’s ‘pilsner’ and ‘pils’ brews.

On arrival, take a tour of the Prazdroj Pilsner Urqell brewery to see where the original beer was first brewed and how it’s made today. Peer into the modern brewing facility and historical cellars, and visit the museum that charts the history of beer-making in Pilsen from the 15th century on.

Perhaps buy some Pilsner Urquell glassware at the shop and enjoy an included lunch in the brewery restaurant — a replica of a traditional Pilsner tavern. Then, board your coach and continue to Nizbor, a small town on the Berounka River famous for producing another Czech export — Bohemia glass, sometimes known as Czech crystal.

On route, hear about the history of glassmaking in Bohemia, and how it evolved into the making of delicate crystal favored by Europe’s royals during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Visit the Nizbor glassworks to learn more about its products, hand made here since 1903. Watch the glassblowers in action and discover how the shaped glass is then hand-cut into delicate glassware and ornaments.

Browse the showroom, and if you wish, take advantage of the discounted prices to buy some of the exquisite finished pieces.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off in central Prague.

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G
, Sep 2018

An excellent day out during our 7 day stay in Prague. The visit to the glass factory was fascinating.. we got to watch every step of the process although the promised information during the drive out never materialized Lunch was equally good and the tour of Pilsner Urquell was a highlight of our entire time away. Our only issue was with our tour guide, Edward. I'm not sure if he was just having a bad day, but he was 'curt' to the point of being rude for most of the day. By the end of the day, the 5 of us who were on the mini-bus, were having fun just watching him melt down when things did not go his way.

t
, Apr 2018

Our guide Peter was great. Had a great conversation with him while we drove to and from the brewery and glass blowing factory. The brewery tour was 1.5 hours long and pretty good for a brewery tour. Plus, straight from the cask beer sampling near the end of the tour. Peter also treated us to a great lunch in Plzen. I would recommend this tour.

M
, Jan 2018

This tour was great and our guide, Peter, very helpful and friendly. While we were driving to our destinations he provided us with a lot of history and background on the city. We were the most excited for the tour of the crystal factory, which we loves -- it was amazing seeing so much done by hand. But we were wowed by the brewery tour -- probably the best beer we've had during our whole trip!

D
, Dec 2017

Very small factory, but very interesting. By

D
, Dec 2017

We loved our glass and brewery tour. Both factories were so much fun. We bought some amazing looking glassware, vases and glass pieces at the factory at such incredible prices. Pieces that will always remind us of our trip to Prague. The beer tour was super interesting and the guide was young but super knowledgeable and very energetic- made it fun. Also met some great people on trip. Would highly recommend this tour.

d
, Sep 2017

Brewery guide was a lot of fun and very informative. Would have preferred on the glass factory that we were able to follow the whole process. Was shown the finished product, then on back to the blowing. Seemed a little backward

S
, Aug 2017

Loved this tour. Fantastic trip ....loved the glass factory and also loved the pilsna beer factory. Both we're brilliant. Our only complaint was our driver!!!!! Our guide was a beautiful lady I think her name was Hilda - an elderly Czech lady....very lovely. However our driver......a man can not call him a gentleman who only spoke Czech or Russian was not very nice....he constantly argued with our guide and travelled too fast and erratically at the most inappropriate times. Loved this tour and our guide but was not very impresses with our driver a centiment shared by others on our tour.

c
, Jul 2017

A day trip to Pilsen and the glass factory on the way. Our guide, Djan, went above and beyond to help with a lost passport. Our trip in Pilsen included a stop at the police station.. Very complete tour of the brewery with tasting afterward. Small old-style glass production with opportunity to buy the product. A nice meal in a restaurant near the brewery.

G
, Jun 2017

Excellent tour. Glass factory was good but a little disappointed as it works as a production line with little or no individual creativity. Not the tours fault . Brewery was excellent. Caves etc were great but one tasting when they make several beers a little disappointing. Overall great and worth the money.

G
, Nov 2016

Very informative tours. Ample time to purchase very nice and inexpensive crystal items. Brewery tour was the best brewery tours we have ever taken. Very good guide. The fresh beer was wonderful. Highly recommended.


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