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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

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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

Barbara M

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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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was great we were a nice small group of only 4 people. The factory was really interesting as well. The only thing that could have made this better was to maybe stop for lunch on the way back into Praha. You can get gelato at the Factory but otherwise the options are just a few snack food items there. I would definitely recommended this tour though and have actually already done so. Thanks for the great memories! PS Prices there were awesome I spent a decent amount and ton way more then I expected to!!!!

Thomas A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My wife and I had the luxury of being the only two individuals on this tour. Our guide was a wonderful gentleman who was retired. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave us many helpful tips about Prague, places to eat, and shop. The Glass Factory tour was informative, but most importantly, shopping in the factory's shop was worth the trip. We bought many wonderful items at reasonable prices.

Susan USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

There were only a few of us on this tour - it was quite interesting and quick - if you're looking for a quick tour this is it.

The tour guide was friendly as well.

hadi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Great tour! Exelent guide!

Philip F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Enjoyed this factory trip to Nizbor Bohemia Glass factory. To see the employees with their skill was terrific. Good prices if you decide to buy something.

Adriana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Excellent

Melissa I

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

I enjoyed the visit. Only criticism was that the initial communication was vague about hotel pick up but that was resolved after a short email exchange.

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