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Discover the splendors of Kutná Hora, once nicknamed the ‘City of Silver’, on this day trip from Prague. With an expert guide, travel through the countryside by coach to the UNESCO-listed Czech town that built its wealth on silver mining and once rivaled Prague. Ogle the Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with human bones; and then devote your attention to the medieval Old Town. Enjoy free time for lunch and see the Church of St Barbara, the former Royal Mint and other landmarks as your guide recounts Kutna’s history.
  • Kutná Hora day trip from Prague by private bus, led by an expert guide
  • Discover the ‘City of Silver,’ a medieval silver mining town that once rivaled Prague
  • Visit the macabre Sedlec Ossuary, created from human skulls and bones
  • See the bone chandelier and decorations, made from around 40,000 human skeletons
  • Explore UNESCO-listed Kutná Old Town, including magnificent St Barbara Church
  • Stop for lunch (own expense) in Kutná and see its Plague Column, Italian Court and more
  • Enjoy the scenery on a return bus ride through central Bohemia

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Make your own way to central Prague and meet your guide. Then, take the bus to the historical Czech town of Kutná Hora, once one of Bohemia’s most important towns.
As you travel, hear about Kutná’s history and how, having grown up around a 12th-century Cistercian monastery, it rose to prominence after the discovery of silver ore in the 13th century, coming to rival Prague in wealth and power during the late Middle Ages.
Once at Kutná, travel to the Sedlec Ossuary on the town’s outskirts. Enter the chapel and be awestruck by the haunting walls, ceilings and furnishings — all made from or covered in real, medieval human bones. As you inspect the morbid contents, discover why the chapel exists and how the bones are believed to come from around 40,000 people.
Continue into Kutná’s Old Town, an open-air museum awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its well-preserved medieval architecture. Visit the Gothic Church of St Barbara to admire its opulent interior and wall frescoes of medieval miners, and learn how the church was dedicated to St Barbara, the miners’ patron saint.
Delve into the quaint squares and alleyways, and see other landmarks such as the impressive Italian Court — a fortified building that served as Kutna’s Royal Mint — and the Gothic Hrádek (Little Castle) palace.
Break for lunch (own expense), and in the afternoon, witness more Kutná highlights, including the Knight’s Hall and intricately carved Plague Column.
When the time comes, catch the return bus to Prague, where your tour finishes at the station.

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, Jul 2018

The bone chapel has a lot of history behind it. I did not feel uncomfortable or spooked when inside. Respect was shown for the dead which was good. I don’t think you will see anything like this anywhere else. Worth a visit. Dave our guide was excellent and had a good knowledge of the history of Prague and the surrounding areas. He could do any tour. He integrated well with all the guests and invited us to ask any questions at any given time. The restaurant was good authentic Czech food. I can personally recommend the wild boar goulash with gingerbread dumplings and the homemade lemonade. The Barbara Cathedral has a nice architectural mix, as was the interior. I really liked the French style used in the balustrades. Worth a visit.

, Jun 2018

The bus was very crowded with a group of Italian speaking clients. The English speaking were put at the back of the bus but unfortunately we wouldn't all fit so some were at the front so we could not hear our English speaking guide and could not undertstand the Italian. We were all rather forced into having lunch at a particular restaurant whether we wanted it or not which many of the clients found rather distastful. It was a long day as we went to a winery and two clients were lost so I guess we were late leaving. If I was to return I would find our own way to Kutna Hora. It was my second time there, only because I had a young adult grandson with me.

, Jun 2018

Really amazing tour and an amazing tour guide. Kutna Hora is awesome and the bone chapel is out of this world. The cathedral is superb as well, with fantastic art work. All in all a great day

, Apr 2018

This was a long day but seeing the bone church was worth it!

, Apr 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Apr 2018

Great day trip! We had a wonderful guide, Ian, who was very knowledgeable and personable. The Sedlec Ossuary is amazing to see in person, you can read about it and see pictures but it something different in person... it inspired a proposal from a couple in our tour group!
The St. Barbara's was absolutely stunning, great photo opportunities. Definitely recommend this trip!

, Apr 2018

Excellent!!! Im so glad i took the opportunity to see another side of the Czech Republic!!!

, Mar 2018

Excellent. Our guide Tijo was personable and spoke excellent English. I had thought we would have free time to explore, but the guide stayed with the group and took us to all the various sights. That was fine. Lunch was good and we enjoyed every stop. The church with the bone ossuary far exceeded expectations, as did St. Barbara's and the Italian court that had previously been the location of the mint. The town itself was quite atmospheric and charming. There were fantastic photo ops and it was a wonderful day. Highly recommended!!!

, Mar 2018

Our guide, Pavel was very informative and friendly. We enjoyed the day very much despite the sub zero temperatures. The lunch break is the very cozy restaurant afterwards was very welcome too.

, Dec 2017

Great day trip from Prague. Neil was a wonderful enthusiastic guide and taught us much about the town. Ossuary, church and quaint town interesting to see and really added to our Prague adventure. Lunch was authentic and delicious. Highly recommend this trip


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