Glass and Brewery Day Trip from Prague - Reviews

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Mariya M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 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!

Darlene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 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.

Stephen P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 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.

chyrl_brandt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 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.

Gerald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 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.

Vrinda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Guide was good and helpful. The glass factory tour and the brewery tour were informative and nice. I feel the lunch needs improvement, but overall a good experience.

Ottawatraveller547

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

This was an excellent day trip from Prague. Our tour guide and driver, Jan, was knowledgeable and proficient. We first visited the Ruckl crystal factory in Nizbor. It was really neat to see how these crystal pieces are made and gives one a true appreciation for the work that goes into one. At the end of the tour there was the opportunity to buy some crystal, but there was absolutely no pressure to do so. The prices appeared to be very good!! We then headed off to Pilzen. We were given a 1/2 hour to tour the town on our own before heading off to lunch. Lunch was traditional Czech food in a restaurant in Pilzen. It was very good. Then we headed over to the Pilsner brewery where we had an excellent tour. It was an excellent day tour out of Prague.

Eiki N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Very interesting to learn how the glass was formed. I love the brewery tour too.Enjoyed fresh beer at the storage site. After Prague, touring the country side was a refresh.

Chaya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Great tour and knowledgable guide, our group of 10 loved it!

Ronald R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

We really enjoyed both tours. Truly very educational for us. Now we know why the Bohemian Chrystal is so expensive and why the Czech beer tastes so good!

Beth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Excellent guide. A fun day learning about beer and crystal.

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Prague. Our driver was fantastic and quite knowledgeable and taught us about the history of the region the entire way. The brewery was outstanding I even was able to purchase glass mugs with my name etched on them and the Ruckl factory was great, with even greater prices in their factory store.

Anthony W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Really enjoyed our day trip to the Bohemian Glass Factory and Pilsner Brewery. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Really comfortable van that transported us from Prague to each of our tours. Enjoyed both tours and seeing some of the local countryside. Also really great way to buy the bohemian glassware and crystal. Much much cheaper buying it from the factory shop than from the stores in Prague. The price for the trip also included a nice two course meal at one of the local restaurants.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Driver was great. The gas factory was very interesting and had some great pieces for sale in the shop at very good prices. The beer tour was also very interesting, and worth the day trip.

Grace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Our guide picked us up at the hotel and was an excellent driver. Czech traffic is difficult to navigate and there was a lot of road/tram construction taking place. The glass factory was most interesting because we were able to be on the floor where the glass cutting/etching was taking place. The tour included the complete cycle from beginning to finished product. We had lunch in Plzen included and then toured the brewery. The tour was well organized and there was tasting at the end. Everyone said the beer was really good.

Christina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very nice tour!
Complimentary hotel pick-up was a great start to the morning.
We drove out to the glass factory first. Our driver was the guide and was pretty knowledgeable about all the facts. It was very interesting to see the working conditions, furnace room, cutting machines. The tour isn't in a roped off area so I wouldn't recommend it for small children who like be defiant and roam around.
Then we went to lunch at the brewery's factory options: traditional Czech pork, chicken, or veggie rice.
Lastly, the brewery itself. Tour was led by a brewery employee. Got to see the bottling plant, brewing area, and underground tunnels. The tour is the only place you can get Pilsner Urquell's unfiltered beer, straight from the barrel - which made the tour pretty cool.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in a day trip from Prague!

dbeque6394

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

The glass factory tour was very interesting and informative. We also loved the shopping there. The prices were incredible compared to the USA. The brewery tour was also great. We had a chance to see how the original Pilsner is brewed. We were able to sample very fresh beer that is only available on this tour. Excellent!!!

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

We enjoyed the trip to the glass factory and brewery, and the chance to see the countryside and have lunch in Plzen.

Jess

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was a wonderful tour and the best brewery experience we have had. Learning about the glass blowing was brilliant. The brewery tour takes you into the working brewery so you can see and taste how everything works.

Andrey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Interesting places to visit. Especially the brewery and beer tasting.

Herb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Years ago I visited the Corning Glass Factory in New York where I saw their modern glass blowing techniques. I was quite impressed with this tour since the process is accomplished in a much more traditional manner with brick ovens. If I did not already have a large glass/crystal collection, I would have bought many pieces at the shop as their prices are fantastic. We also visited the Pilsner Urquell Brewery where you view a movie about the history of the brewery and can tour their operations. In addition, we went into the cellars where they aged the beer in large wooden barrels. We were also able to taste the beer straight from the barrel. It went down very smoothly. We enjoyed the tour and our guide was very nice.

Megan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

One of my favorite day trips in the Czech Republic by far. Both the glass factory and Pilzen were very entertaining and educational. Would love to go back and bring my boyfriend along...he'd have loved it.

Marsha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Fantastic tour - loved both the glass and brewery tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable; very friendly. I would recommend this to anyone!

Hoo On T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Great Brewery Day Trip !

Debbie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Tour guide was extremely courteous and thoughtful. Went out of his way to make the tours and lunch and getting around easy for everyone. The tours themselves were very interesting. I only wish we had been able to spend a little more time watching the glass blowers in the furnace area. Fascinating!

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