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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

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

matthew.mazzarelli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Really nice city. Lots of time to spend there, and learned quite a few things. Our guide, Sara, was super informative.

Sherin E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Erica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a beautiful trip. The countryside kept our interest the whole trip and the sights we saw were amazing. The glassblowers were quite a treat. Karlovy Vary was extremely quaint.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Highly recommend this day trip. It was great to see the countryside after a few days in Prague. The tour of the Moser glass factory was interesting but the highlight was the beautiful, colouful buildings in Karlovy Vary itself.

vonvon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

must onot be missed!

Shoney United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Interesting day trip from Prague. Beautiful town.

Marte Å

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Moser factory was ok. Cool to see how they made the crystallglasses

Karlovy Vary was beautiful! Nice to have time to ourselves.. Wish they did not have lunch included, as it would have been nicer to choose a cafe ourselves. and better use of our time.
Make sure you buy one of those cute little cup to drink from the mineralwater

Sacha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The tour was great, from the glass factory to the experience of discovering Karlovy Vary. The food, the sites, the people and the jewelry shopping was all amazing. Our tour guide was very patient and explained details thourghly.

Nels E. E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Wonderful trip to Karlovy Vary. Our tour guide and driver were excellent point out interesting facts to, from and during our tour. Karlovy Vary is a great place full of wonderful people and interesting sites. The Moser glass blower tour was excellent also. We will be going back to Karlovy Vary in the near future for a longer stay.

peter.craig

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great trip to the Moser Glass factory and Karlovy Vary , Guide was extremely knowledgeable and Helpful throughout the tour . Beautiful city, with an interesting history . superb scenery .

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