• Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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See how beautiful Bohemia glass, also known as Czech crystal, is made on this 4-hour factory tour from Prague. Travel by coach to the Czech town of Nizbor and visit a traditional Bohemia glass factory to discover how its leaded crystal glassware is hand made using time-honored techniques. See the molten glass being blown straight from the fiery furnaces; watch skilled artisans hand cut the items into highly decorated vases, glasses, bowls and other pieces; and if you wish, buy some exquisite finished pieces for factory prices at the showroom.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour of Nizbor Bohemia Glass Factory
  • Engage in the history and craft of Bohemian crystal
  • Witness the process of Czech crystal/gass making
  • Purchase some discounted Czech glassware products

What You Can Expect

Nizbor Bohemia Glass Factory Trip from Prague

Bohemia Glass Factory in Nizbor

Board your air-conditioned coach at your central Prague hotel and journey into the Czech countryside to begin your 4-hour tour.

As you travel, listen as your guide talks about Czech crystal, formerly known as Bohemian crystal. This traditional crystal is cut into everything from decorative glass vases and champagne flutes to ornaments, and is a popular fixture in Czech homes. Tradition has it that the crystal brings peace and warmth, and that gazing through it can boost people’s concentration.

After roughly an hour, arrive at the Bohemia glass factory in the town of Nizbor on the Berounka River. Hear how the riverside glassworks has been turning out fine, leaded Czech crystal since 1903 using time-honored techniques.

Head inside and take a fascinating guided tour. Visit the melting furnaces to watch the skilled craftspeople in action: blowing and bending the hot, molten glass into an array of graceful shapes.

Continue to the cutting workshops to see the glass being shaped, hand-cut and hand-painted into the finished article — shimmering, delicately carved crystal glasses, dishes, ornaments and more.

Afterward, admire the exquisite pieces on sale in the showroom for factory prices, and take advantage of the discounts to buy some items as mementos.

Later, return to Prague, where your tour finishes.

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Customer Reviews

Stephen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Was very unorganized at the beginning. No driver no tour guide. Viator fixed the mix up but the driver and guide seemed annoyed the whole trip. Once the guide got to the bus she was knowledgeable of the Prague area. She arrived 45 min. late. Had another guide at the glass factory. She was wonderful and very informative. The factory was amazing. Beautiful glassworks. The factory was worth the visit just not the trip getting there. Five stars for the factory and factory tour. Negative 5 stars for the journey.

Fred L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My wife and I had a great time - lucky to be ONLY us in the mini bus with a driver and guide. I could pepper them with questions which they were happy to answer. Glass is such an interesting medium. The factory is very interesting to walk thru. No hard sell in the shop. great prices and very friendly. a nice way to get out Prague.

Sue-Ellen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

great trip and bargains to be made

DELYS H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

wonderful to see how these items are made.

Melba A. D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It was amazing to see the works of the glass blowing.Unfortunately my camera was not workingno flash allowed so I do not have pictures.Our guide and driver were great, since there was only two of us, she offered to take us back to our hotel,however we opted to walk. The Lady at the glass works was very helpful in answering questions. We would do this tour again , like I said awesome.

Clifford L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Picked up on time at the hotel. Picked up a tour guide on the way to the glass factory. Given a history of Prague in transit. Tour of the glass factory was great. Returned to selected drop off spot. Viator makes it so easy to add to an adventure. this is the third time I've used Viator and will continue to use their services.

Hazem A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

thanks,

Barbara M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic. It was great to see how it all works and the tour guide and driver were both fabulous

Hazem A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

it is nice trip.

Pavlina V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really enjoyed it

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